Bears Rumors & News

  • Bears sign Alan Ball to one-year deal

    National Football Post "The Chicago Bears have signed veteran cornerback Alan Ball to a one-year contract. Ball previously visited the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers offered Ball a one-year, $2 million contract, according to a league source." March 27

  • Jay Cutler to face 'open competition' for Bears' QB job "When the Chicago Bears met with Jay Cutler early this month, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that they left the room convinced they had to pick up the quarterback's $10 million option for 2016. Coach John Fox's commitment falls short of that often provided for franchise quarterbacks of..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • John Fox: New conditioning program ‘will help’ Alshon Jeffery

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears coach John Fox plans to implement changes to the club’s offseason conditioning program, tweaks he believes should help Alshon Jeffery as he ascends to the role of No. 1 receiver with Brandon Marshall out of the picture. “I really liked Alshon coming out [of college],” Fox said..." March 26

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • Bears criticized for signing player under investigation in sex assault case

    Chicago Tribune "In August, defensive end Ray McDonald of the 49ers celebrated his 30th birthday with friends at his 4,800-square-foot home in San Jose overlooking a golf course. Guests arrived as early as 3 p.m. with the party going strong enough to generate a noise complaint after midnight. Around 2:30 a.m.,..." March 26

  • George McCaskey: First call on signing Ray McDonald was 'no'

    CSN Chicago "Before he made a push to sign former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald, who had been cut by the 49ers after a second incident involving violence to women in four months, Bears GM Ryan Pace submitted the decision and the comprehensive file from Bears security to Chairman George..." March 25

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Report: Bears to sign linebacker Mason Foster

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears continue to plug holes in their line up via free agency, today adding former Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Mason Foster. Middle linebacker has been a sore spot for the Chicago Bears since Brian Urlacher last patrolled the middle of Chicago's defense. With the team..." March 24

  • Rex Ryan baffled that Bears never called

    Chicago Sun-Times "Rex Ryan joked that he has a theory why, despite his family connections to the team and his availability after leaving the Jets, the Bears never called to talk about their head coaching vacancy. “I don’t know,” he said Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meetings, “I must have done a bad job as a ball..." March 24

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    Aaron Leming @AaronLemingNFL

    #Bears are close to agreeing with DE/DT Ray McDonald on a 1 year deal, according to a source close to the team. More details to come.

  • Report: Bears to sign defensive end Ray McDonald

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears continue to retool their defense through free agency, with their latest signing being former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald. After the Bear Report's Aaron Leming reported that the Chicago Bears were close to signing Ray McDonald earlier this morning, we now..." March 24

  • Bears land defensive end Jarvis Jenkins

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Bears continued adding pieces to rebuild their defense Tuesday as defensive end Jarvis Jenkins agreed to terms on a one-year contract. Jenkins is travelling to Chicago and the deal will be official after he passes his physical. Jenkins has been exchanging messages with free-agent..." March 24

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • Source: Lance Briggs among the linebackers 49ers are considering

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers have had discussions about ex-Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, according to a league source. Briggs, 34, played 12 years for Chicago and was named to seven Pro Bowls. He's been injured in each of the last two seasons, playing in only 17 games over that span. Briggs is from Elk Grove..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • NFL Draft Profile: Notre Dame TE Ben Koyack

    CSN Chicago "Ben Koyack (TE), Notre Dame 6’5” | 255 lbs. 2014 stats: 30 receptions, 317 yards, 2 touchdowns Projection: 3rd-4th round What scouts are saying: "Versatility could be his calling card in the NFL. As a receiver, Koyack shows impressive burst off the line, is able to sink and..." March 20

  • Will Bears move Kyle Long to tackle?

    CSN Chicago "Neither coach John Fox nor GM Ryan Pace has said anything definitive about where Kyle Long will play in 2015, beyond that the two-time Pro Bowl guard has the skills to play either tackle or guard. The Bears have talked to him about both and he is open to whatever works. But what the Bears are..." March 19

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    Chicago Bears @ChicagoBears

    #Bears have signed tight end Dante Rosario to a one-year contract.

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • Report: Chicago Bears sign long snapper Thomas Gafford

    Windy City Gridiron "It's being reported that the Chicago Bears have added a very important piece to the special teams puzzle today, by signing former Kansas City Chiefs long snapper, Thomas Gafford. Earlier today, the Chicago Bears were working out long snappers, because as the Tribune's Brad Biggs pointed out,..." March 17

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

  • Bears still have holes to fill in free agency before focus turns to draft

    Chicago Sun-Times "As the Saints’ scouting boss, Ryan Pace would recommend players to general manager Mickey Loomis. But now, as the Bears’ general manager, the pitch and pursuit start with Pace. “It’s a little different,” Pace said. “It’s been all of us arm-in-arm through this whole process, and we’ve got a lot..." March 17

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    Michael C. Wright @mikecwright

    No deal imminent on Mason Foster. And as of 7:51 pm, sides not close either.

  • Bears add Vlad Ducasse

    Pro Football Talk "For the second straight year, offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse has opted to do a one-year deal in free agency. Last March, Ducasse inked a one-year contract with the Vikings after four years with the Jets. " March 16

  • Bears have interest in center Samson Satele

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Bears have explored the possibility of signing veteran center Samson Satele. Two NFL sources told the Tribune the Bears have expressed interest in the veteran that has started 114 games in his career for the Dolphins, Raiders and Colts. No deal is imminent at this point. Satele,..." March 15

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    One veteran center to keep an eye on with #Bears is Samson Satele. We'll see if something develops with him.

  • Chicago Bears OL Matt Slauson: “Jay Cutler can be like Tom Brady if we support him better” "Last season wasn't exactly a banner year for Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Not only did Cutler lead the NFL with 24 turnovers, but things eventually got so bad that he was benched for backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen. It's one thing to get benched, but it's another thing entirely to get benched..." March 15

  • John Fox: Don't judge Bears D until after free agency, draft

    Chicago Sun-Times "One one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand. John Fox broke up the pace of Wednesday’s verbal game of pepper with a pause that lasted almost four seconds. On a day when he and GM Ryan Pace defended the retaining of Jay Cutler and the departure of Brandon Marshall, it was a question..." March 13

  • Bears coach sees growth, maturity in Clausen

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bears finally publicly committed to Jay Cutler on Wednesday, but that doesn’t necessarily lock out backup Jimmy Clausen from an opportunity to compete to be the club’s starting quarterback job. Bears coach John Fox mentioned depth charts exist because “we’ve got to start..." March 13

  • Bears make more free agent moves, sign Antrel Rolle and Eddie Royal

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears’ free agent movement escalated Wednesday night with the team finalizing contracts for safety Antrel Rolle and receiver Eddie Royal. League sources said both players signed three-year deals to join the team. Rolle’s contract, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus, is for $11.25 million..." March 12

  • Kyle Long thinks Bears will put locker room issues in the past

    CSN Chicago "On the way to a 5-11 record, the Bears had more than their fair share of locker room issues in 2015. To the point where David Kaplan called it "a clown show" on Tuesday's Kap and Haugh Show. How did it all go so wrong? "Oh man, how long do we have?" Bears guard Kyle Long asked Kap in..." March 11

  • Bears & Jay Cutler Can Still Part Ways

    Football by Football "Despite the lessons of last year's disappointing performances on the field, the Chicago Bears and new head coach John Fox remain captive to quarterback Jay Cutler's lucrative binding contract. The best-case scenario for any new staff is flexibility, and this is one of the least flexible..." March 11

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    DT Stephen Paea confirms that he is signing with #Redskins.

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    I'm told WR Eddie Royal will be signing with The Chicago Bears. He loves Jay Cutler per sources.

  • Report: Chicago Bears to sign safety Antrel Rolle

    Windy City Gridiron "Rolle looks set to sign with his third team since being the 8th overall pick in 2005. Antrel Rolle has played in two Super Bowls. He won one of them with the Giants. Will he win another with Chicago? Rolle is a 32 year old safety. He was drafted by Arizona in 2005, and made the pro bowl..." March 10

  • Jay Cutler will QB Bears in 2015

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bears fully expect Jay Cutler will be the team's quarterback for the 2015 season, according to team sources with direct knowledge of the team's plans. One source was adamant that there was "absolutely zero truth" to recent reports that Cutler was being actively shopped for..." March 10

  • Chris Conte will not return to the Chicago Bears

    Windy City Gridiron "Chris Conte had some good moments in Chicago and he had some bad, but he's best known for blowing his coverage against the Green Bay Packers in the 2013 season finale. He was a 3rd round draft pick in 2011 and he appeared in 57 games with 52 starts in 4 seasons. His Bears career ends with 9..." March 09

  • Report: NFL angry with leaked contracts ahead of free agency

    The Score "The NFL isn't happy that so many details of the contracts slated to be signed when free agency officially begins Tuesday are being leaked ahead of time. The league sent a letter to all 32 teams stating its displeasure with the release of contract terms, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin. " March 09

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    32 year old safety Antrel Rolle -- “@mikecwright: He's one of Bears top targets and Bears appear 2B frontrunner for his services.”

  • Pernell McPhee to Chicago Bears on deal near $40 million per year

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens veteran outside linebacker Pernell McPhee is joining the Chicago Bears on a five-year contract worth nearly $40 million, according to league sources. The deal includes nearly $16 million in guaranteed money, according to a source. McPhee, 26, emerged as one of the top under-the-radar..." March 09

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Source: Teams showing 'serious interest' in impending unrestricted free agent DT Terrance 'Pot Roast' Knighton include OAK, WAS, IND & CHI.

  • Surprise: Bears keeping quarterback Jimmy Clausen

    Pro Football Talk "When John Fox was trying to grumble his way out of the Panthers prior to the 2010 season, they drafted him a quarterback he didn’t really want. So naturally, now that the poor kid’s not a helpless rookie any more, Fox likes him. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bears are re-signing..." March 06

  • Bears will get fifth-round pick for Brandon Marshall

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears dealt wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Jets on Friday and they’ll be getting a mid-round draft pick in return. According to multiple reports, the Jets will send a 2015 fifth-round pick to the Bears for Marshall as long as Marshall passes a physical following the third trade of..." March 06

  • Bears trade Brandon Marshall to Jets "The Chicago Bears have agreed to trade wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The trade, which cannot become official until free agency opens Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, will also rely on Marshall passing a physical. A nine-year veteran..." March 06

  • Bears must make Jay Cutler decision soon "The Chicago Bears will be forced to make a franchise-altering decision at quarterback next week. If Jay Cutler remains on the roster for the start of the new league year next Tuesday, $10 million of his salary for the 2016 season becomes fully guaranteed, reports NFL Media Insider Ian..." March 06

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