Bears Rumors & News

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

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    Adam Jahns @adamjahns

    #Bears LB Lance Briggs returned to practice today with his ribs injury. He was limited.

  • Brandon Marshall: My only regret is door wasn't closed "Following yet another disappointing loss, Brandon Marshall let his Bears teammates know exactly how he was feeling. He was tired of his team underperforming -- particularly the offense, which put up just 14 points Sunday. Marshall doesn't regret a word he said, but he is sorry that the media..." October 22

  • Mike Ditka rips Bears for lack of leadership

    Larry Brown Sports "Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka has watched his former team through the first seven weeks of the season, and he doesn’t like what he sees. The Bears have lost three of their last four games, two of which were at home. Ditka believes a lack of leadership is the team’s biggest problem at the..." October 22

  • Lance Briggs left Bears’ locker room during Marshall’s emotional outburst

    Chicago Sun-Times "Injured Bears linebacker Lance Briggs said he left the Bears’ locker room during Brandon Marshall’s postgame locker-room rant Sunday. “I just left because I could see where things were kinda going,” he said on his weekly Comcast Sports Net show, which airs Tuesday night. “And I knew that when..." October 22

  • Bears falling apart at the seams, Trestman at fault?

    Windy City Gridiron "I'm not going to do a grades post today because what's the point? The team lost, Jay Cutler committed two turnovers and Jordan Mills struggled again. The play calling was erratic and Jeremiah Ratliff was one of the lone bright spots of the game. Overall, it was a failing grade. But special teams..." October 21

  • Chicago fan Eddie Vedder proposes Cutler-Rodgers trade at Pearl Jam concert

    Fox Sports "Pearl Jam played at Milwaukee's Bradley Center on Monday night and apparently put on a show so epic the home crowd didn't seem to mind that lead singer Eddie Vedder attempted to filch one of their own from right under their noses. Apparently, the fact that Vedder is a Chicago-area native and..." October 21

  • Trestman swats down notion of Marshall-Cutler rift "Bears coach Marc Trestman on Monday shot down the notion of a rift between quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Responding to reports that Marshall called out Cutler among other teammates in the locker room after Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Dolphins, Trestman labeled the..." October 21

  • Ominous signs point to NFL figuring out Bears' 'razzle-dazzle'

    CSN Chicago "After a 3-0 sprint-out to start last season, the Bears have gone 8-12 under Marc Trestman, and one inescapable suspicion is that the NFL has figured Trestman out. That would encompass figuring out Jay Cutler as well, which more than an occasional defense has said it had over the past five-plus..." October 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights:

  • Kyle Long calls out Bears fans

    ESPN Chicago "Kyle Long criticized Soldier Field fans for booing the Chicago Bears during Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Long said that the Chicago fans' decision to boo the home team for falling behind 14-0 at halftime was "unacceptable," and he also didn't like the crowd's failure to make sufficient..." October 20

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    Chicago Bears @ChicagoBears

    CB Kyle Fuller has a hip injury. His return today is questionable. #Bears #MIAvsCHI

  • Chris Conte, Lance Briggs out "The Chicago Bears will be without two starters -- safety Chris Conte (shoulder) and linebacker Lance Briggs (ribs) -- when they face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the team announced. Bears coach Marc Trestman declined Friday to discuss specifics of the rib injury that also sidelined Briggs for..." October 18

  • Report: Jordan Lynch works out for the Lions

    CSN Chicago "When the Bears cut ex-Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch back in August it seemed that he would be an ideal candidate to stash on the practice squad. As a former quarterback making the transition to running back, it came as no surprise that Lynch failed to land on Chicago's 53-man..." October 16

  • Bears' Mundy fined $22K for hit, source says

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears safety Ryan Mundy has been fined $22,050 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder. Mundy wasn't penalized for the play, which occurred early in the second quarter of the Bears' 27-13 victory, because..." October 16

  • Jay Cutler calls Microsoft Surface tablets 'knockoff iPads' "Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been using Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 tablet on the sideline for over six weeks now, but apparently, he's still not sure who makes them. During his weekly radio show, Cutler referred to the tablets as 'knockoff iPads.' Microsoft probably isn't a big fan of that..." October 15

  • Bears' offense taking Matt Forte places he’s never been

    CSN Chicago "When Marc Trestman was hired as the Bears' coach, the most significant individual impact was expected to register on Jay Cutler. The improved play at the Bears quarterback position was evident in the play of both Cutler and Josh McCown. But arguably the single biggest impact of Trestman has..." October 15

  • The Cowboys are no longer America's favorite team

    Sporting News "Is it time to remove the "America's Team" moniker from the Cowboys? According to the latest Harris Poll results, the Cowboys have been vanquished by the Broncos after six years as the No. 1 team in America's hearts. In the annual poll, the Broncos jumped ahead two spots from third in 2013...." October 15

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Trestman hopes to have LT Jermon Bushrod (right knee/ankle) back this week.

  • Jared Allen’s sack drought over

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears signed defensive end Jared Allen with this situation in mind: The offense staking the Bears to a late lead, and their opponents having to play catch-up. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had to pass. A lot. “We have to take advantage of those situations,” said Allen, who notched his..." October 13

  • Jay Cutler makes no mistakes, leads Bears to huge victory against Falcons

    Chicago Sun-Times "Let’s start with the things Jay Cutler didn’t do Sunday because they were as big as the big things he did. He didn’t throw an interception. He didn’t throw passes that looked risky, ill-advised or downright crazy. He didn’t fumble. That isn’t faint praise; that is heavy praise. His tendency to..." October 13

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    Lance Briggs & Shea McClellin have been ruled out for #Bears and Jon Bostic is questionable.

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    Lance Briggs & Shea McClellin have been ruled out for #Bears and Jon Bostic is questionable.

  • Marshall: Talked way onto field despite ankle

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall utilized the power of persuasion with the team’s medical staff to keep suiting up, he said Thursday, despite recommendations he sit out four weeks after spraining his right ankle during the season opener against the Buffalo Bills. After catching 13..." October 11

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Ex-Bears GM Jerry Angelo: Words on domestic violence were 'twisted'

    CSN Chicago "One day after a story appeared in USA Today with comments from him that “hundreds and hundreds” of cases of domestic violence were overlooked in the NFL, a clearly shaken former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said Friday that his words and intent were “twisted” and “taken out of context,” and..." October 10

  • Former NFL exec: Teams hid 'hundreds' of abuse incidents

    USA Today "A former NFL executive said teams did not discipline players in "hundreds and hundreds" of domestic violence incidents during his 30 years in the league, and said he now regrets his role in the failure to take action. "I made a mistake,'' Jerry Angelo told USA TODAY Sports. "I was human. I was..." October 09

  • Brian Billick Has a "Terrible" Two-Word Comparison for Jay Cutler: Jeff George

    The Big Lead "Brian Billick was a guest on ESPN’s Mike and Mike this morning, and Jay Cutler came up in conversation. The former Ravens coach compared Cutler to Jeff George. He meant this unfavorably, and said that the two quarterbacks have similar stats (though George played for longer than Cutler has so far),..." October 09

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    Patrick Finley @patrickfinley

    Brandon Marshall says his ankle injury should have sidelined him 4 weeks, but he talked his way into playing

  • Devin Hester: Bears never offered me a contract

    CSN Chicago "During a conference call Wednesday with Chicago media, Devin Hester was asked about reasons for him leaving for Atlanta. Hester interrupted the question with a touch of added emotion in his voice: “Chicago didn’t offer me anything. They didn’t offer me no contract,” Hester declared. “They..." October 09

  • Trestman wants to get Bears WR Marshall more involved

    Chicago Tribune "Marc Trestman's voice powered into the microphone with vigor that refused to accommodate a Monday hangover from the Bears' 31-24 loss to the Panthers. "It's a new day," he exclaimed. The search for solutions to the Bears' middling offense was underway. The coach's starting point? Pro Bowl..." October 07

  • Bears say Conte re-entered with concussion

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman said safety Chris Conte went through the sideline concussion protocol and had no lingering signs prior to re-entering Sunday's game against Carolina. Conte, however, left the game just one play after re-entering and was ultimately diagnosed with a concussion --..." October 06

  • Panthers bounce back, beat Bears 31-24

    Charlotte Observer "As he walked through the locker room Sunday, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera gripped a game ball in his right hand. Rivera had just given game balls to several players after the Panthers’ come-from-behind, 31-24 win against Chicago, but this one Rivera was keeping for himself. “I’m taking..." October 06

  • Chris Conte exits with concussion

    ESPN Chicago "Chris Conte's bounce-back campaign for 2014 took yet another hit when the free safety left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers at the end of the first quarter due to a concussion. Breaking on a throw from Cam Newton to Kelvin Benjamin, Conte laid a crushing blow on the play with Isaiah..." October 05

  • Brandon Marshall getting his conditioning back after ankle injury

    Pro Football Talk "Since Week Two, Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has played through an ankle injury, but he wasn’t able to practice at all leading up to two of the club’s previous three games. This week, however, it’s a different story. Marshall put in three full practices for Chicago and is listed as..." October 04

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Trestman: The Bears hope to play Michael Ola at LT and Matt Slauson at LG.

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Bears WR Brandon Marshall (right ankle): "I feel really good. I think I can do almost everything."

  • Bears: Jerry Angelo admits trading Greg Olsen was a mistake

    CSN Chicago "Before Brandon Marshall, before Alshon Jeffery, there was Greg Olsen. The man known as "G-Reg" in rapping circles (look it up) was Jay Cutler's favorite target during his days in Chicago, but was ultimately dealt to the Carolina Panthers after the 2010 season for a third-round pick. Of..." October 02

  • Aaron Rodgers says smoking hand gesture was tribute to Jay Cutler

    Larry Brown Sports "If you have watched the Green Bay Packers in their no-huddle offense at all over the past two seasons, you may have noticed Aaron Rodgers making a smoking gesture with one of his hand signals. It obviously indicates some sort of play call or formation change, but Rodgers wants you to believe he..." October 01

  • Bears' Brandon Marshall apologizes for postgame snub

    Chicago Tribune "On Sunday afternoon, shortly after the Chicago Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers 38-17 at Soldier Field, receiver Brandon Marshall shooed reporters away from his locker, asserting he wasn’t up for talking about his team’s setback or his role in it. Marshall’s input and insight could have been..." October 01

  • Packers Rodgers Tosses Four Touchdowns in 38-17 Win over Bears

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 38-17 in Chicago as Aaron Rodgers and the offense got back into their normal grove. Rodgers went 22-of-28 and passed for 301 yards in the win along with tossing four touchdowns. The Bears didn't score a single point in the second half and completely..." September 29

  • Brandon Marshall doesn’t speak to reporters

    Pro Football Talk "Well, Bears receiver Brandon Marshall has something to talk about on this week’s edition of Inside the NFL. Specifically, he can talk about why he didn’t talk to reporters after Sunday’s 38-17 loss to the Packers. Via multiple reports, Marshall refused to speak to the media following a game..." September 28

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    A pair of NFC North WRs — #Bears Brandon Marshall and #Lions Calvin Johnson — are both expected to play today. Ankle injuries for both.

  • Report: Suh wants to play in New York

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a given that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will hit the open market in March. With a franchise tag that would exceed $26 million and the plug pulled on contract talks during the season, it makes no sense for Suh to accept an offer from the Lions after the season ends but before he..." September 28

  • Matt Forte eager to jump-start the running game

    Chicago Sun-Times "Catching a pass only goes so far in the versatile world of Matt Forte. As effective a receiver as he is, he still is a running back, and the Bears’ ground game is stuck in ­neutral. “I still want to run the ball way more effectively than we have been,” Forte said Thursday when asked if his role..." September 26

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    John Mullin @CSNMoonMullin

    #Bears HC Trestman - says Brandon Marshall still day-to-day - did not practice Thurs

  • The Redskins and Jay Cutler came close to living happily ever after "Jay Cutler wanted to be a Washington Redskin. It was 2009 and Cutler, irked by overtures from new head coach Josh McDaniels toward Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel, demanded a trade from the Broncos in 2009. Mike Shanahan, recently fired by Denver, had already become a favorite of Dan Snyder's..." September 25

  • Bears happy to see Devin Hester break record

    Chicago Tribune "Devin Hester's record-breaking performance Thursday night in Atlanta caught the attention of many of his former teammates, who were thrilled to see Hester set the NFL career record for return touchdowns with his 20th score. Hester's 62-yard punt return in the first half of the Falcons' 56-14..." September 20

  • NY Jets to have their hands full with Bears' receivers

    New York Daily News "Things won't get any easier for the Jets’ secondary on Monday. A week after giving up 346 passing yards to Green Bay’s high-octane offense, Gang Green has to deal with another frightening air attack with the Chicago Bears coming to town. Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb did plenty of damage, but..." September 20

  • Brian Urlacher resigns from Fox Sports 1

    CSN Chicago "Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is stepping down from his work as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 to spend more time with his family. Urlacher has been very outspoken during his time on FS1, where he worked on "Fox NFL Kickoff" every Sunday morning. The football season is only two weeks old,..." September 17