Bears Rumors & News

  • Bears sign nickel CB Demontre Hurst to two-year pact

    CSN Chicago "While most of the focus on the Bears’ changing defense has been on the front seven, the Bears took a step to address the back end of their scheme, signing cornerback Demontre Hurst to a two-year extension. The deal puts in place the Bears’ top three corners, with Kyle Fuller and Tim Jennings..." February 26

  • Bears Forte's tweets hint at concern about his future

    ESPN Chicago "To read too far into Matt Forte's tweets from over the weekend would be a tad irresponsible, but there's no denying the running back, based on his posts from over the weekend, is at least a little concerned about his standing with the Chicago Bears. Forte posted a story about potential trade..." February 24

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Falcons definitely will have an interest in LB David Harris if he reaches free agency, I'm told. So will the Chicago Bears.

  • With or without Jay Cutler, Bears should be looking for a QB in draft

    Chicago Sun-Times "If the Bears have a chance to draft Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston, should they take him? “I don’t think you ever pass on a quarterback — it’s the most important position in the game,” Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday when asked about his own quarterback situation at the..." February 20

  • Bears' Brian Urlacher doesn't expect to see his jersey retired

    CSN Chicago "Don’t expect to see No. 54 retired anytime soon. “It’s kind of funny because we’ve had so many good players in our history of the Bears that there’s just so many retired...It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if we didn’t [retire my number],” former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said on the Dan..." February 19

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Fox really dancing around Jay Cutler questions. Also non-committal about WR Brandon Marshall.

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Josh McCown dining with Bears coach John Fox this morning.

  • Bears coach stays noncommittal on Cutler

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears coach John Fox received multiple opportunities Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine to give quarterback Jay Cutler a vote of confidence but declined, leaving his session with the media taking a noncommittal stance on the signal-caller. Fox said he met recently with Cutler but has..." February 18

  • Bears veteran Charles Tillman on NFL future: 'I'm not going to stop 'til I'm dead'

    USA Today "Charles Tillman turns 34 next week. The longtime Chicago Bears cornerback has accomplished every individual goal he wanted. He has a wife and four children, who could turn his offseason "Mr. Mom" duties into a full-time job whenever he chooses. Yet even after consecutive seasons cut short by..." February 17

  • Dante Fowler shapes up as edge-rushing option for Bears

    Chicago Tribune "The NFL draft is still more than 10 weeks away. But with the league’s scouting combine beginning this week in Indianapolis, the pre-draft chatter will intensify with a whirlwind of analysis soon to encircle a lengthy list of prospects. The Chicago Bears own the No. 7 overall pick in the draft...." February 17

  • Tim Jennings undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings posted a status and picture on Twitter of himself sitting in a wheelchair on Friday alluding to him undergoing some type of surgical procedure, before later deleting the status and picture. But according to a source, Jennings underwent arthroscopic knee..." February 13

  • Josh McCown presents Bears with curious QB situation

    CSN Chicago "The Bears currently have only David Fales under contract for 2015 behind Jay Cutler on their quarterback depth chart. Jimmy Clausen’s one-year contract is in force for a few more weeks but beyond that lies the free-agency market – and now, Josh McCown. McCown hits that market for the second..." February 12

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules? "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • Brandon Marshall: No assurances from new Bears regime

    Chicago Tribune "Brandon Marshall strode onto the auditorium stage Wednesday at Tilden Career Academy and waved his arms, imploring the crowd to get louder. The group of hundreds obliged the Bears’ star receiver. And after he spoke to students about mental health, he wondered aloud whether he will hold that..." February 12

  • Chris Harris won't be back with Bears in 2015

    ESPN Chicago "Former Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris' history with new coach John Fox apparently wasn't enough to keep him on the team's coaching staff. According to a source, Harris received a call from the team Tuesday informing him he would not be returning in 2015 as a defensive quality control coach..." February 10

  • Bears sign Al Louis-Jean to extension

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday the signing of cornerback Al Louis-Jean to a two-year extension, which takes his deal through the 2016 season. Undrafted out of Boston College, Louis-Jean played in nine games as a rookie last season, posting 11 tackles in addition to breaking up a pass..." February 05

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    Joel Corry @corryjoel

    Lamarr Houston's (Bears) $5.9M 2015 base salary becomes fully GTD on the 2nd day of the 2015 waiver period, which is today.

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • Bears secure LB Lattimore, WR coach Groh with extensions

    CSN Chicago "After creating the position of outside-linebackers coach earlier this week and staffing it with Clint Hurtt held over from Marc Trestman’s staff, the Bears got to work staffing the position group that could change dramatically with the change in defensive coordinator to veteran Vic..." January 31

  • Brandon Marshall -- Cleared for Takeoff ... After Punctured Lung Injury "Chicago Bears fans can take a deep breath, 'cause Brandon Marshall's punctured lung is doing MUCH better ... so say his doctors who allowed the WR to begin flying again ... TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story ... Marshall had to miss a court-ordered deposition last month stemming from a..." January 31

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    The 2-year deal for #Bears LB DeDe Lattimore pretty straightforward. $510K in 2015 and $600K in 2016. No guarantee.

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • Can Jared Allen fit in Chicago Bears' new defense? "When John Fox hired well-respected coordinator Vic Fangio it was assumed was that the Chicago Bears would move toward a base 3-4 defense. However, the quandary for the Bears, who lacked a consistent pass rush in 2014, is that most of their defensive linemen are best suited to run a 4-3. The..." January 30

  • Bears name Clint Hurtt outside linebackers coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have brought several of John Fox’s assistants to Chicago from Denver since hiring Fox as their head coach, but one member of the 2014 staff will be sticking around. Clint Hurtt was the defensive line coach in 2014 and will remain on the staff in 2015 as the team’s outside linebackers..." January 27

  • Bears hire another former Broncos assistant

    Pro Football Talk "John Fox brought offensive coordinator Adam Gase with him from Denver to Chicago and now the team has added another member of the 2014 Broncos offensive coaching staff to the ranks. The Bears announced that they have hired Bo Hardegree as an offensive assistant. Hardegree was an offensive..." January 25

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    Zach Zaidman @ZachZaidman

    #Bears have reached an agreement with Dowell Loggains (quarterbacks) and Glenn Pires (linebackers) to join their coaching staff.

  • Former players laud Bears' John Fox: 'A player's dream for a head coach'

    Chicago Sun-Times "You can hardly make a move at Pro Bowl practices without running into a Bronco with good things to say about playing for John Fox. It’s almost disconcerting. How does a team get 11 players in the Pro Bowl — nine of them original-ballot selections — and get knocked out in the divisional..." January 24

  • Adam Gase hired as Bears' offensive coordinator "Adam Gase has found a new job with a familiar boss. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Gase has been hired as the new offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, according to a source informed of the situation. The two sides have agreed on a three-year deal." January 22

  • Report: Adam Gase could be reuniting with John Fox in Chicago

    Sporting News "Adam Gase could be working with a familiar face soon. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the former Broncos offensive coordinator will interview for the offensive coordinator position with the Bears, who days ago hired former Broncos head coach John Fox to be their new head coach." January 21

  • Brian Urlacher hoping to be comfortable around Bears organization again

    The Score "Brian Urlacher and the Chicago Bears weren't on the best of terms following the eight-time Pro Bowlers retirement in 2013. Now, with John Fox installed as head coach and former general manager Phil Emery gone, Urlacher believes the two sides can mend the relationship. "I just think he wants..." January 20

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Bears announce DC Mel Tucker, asstistants TE Andy Bischoff, LB Reggie Herring and asst special teams Dwayne Stukes will not return in 2015

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears considering handful of OC candidates, including Charlie Weis, SF's Geep Chryst, DET's Jim Bob Cooter, DEN's Adam Gase. Weis intriguing

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Ravens hired former Bears HC Marc Trestman as OC, per source.

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Vic Fangio has decided to join John Fox's staff in Chicago. Skins were very interested. Fangio made his decision today

  • John Fox hoping to rebuild Brian Urlacher's fractured relationship with Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s almost certainly not high on John Fox’s “to-do” list, but the new Bears coach is hoping to repair the rift between the Bears and Brian Urlacher. Answering a question about Urlacher’s criticism of Jay Cutler — that it takes more than talent to be a great quarterback in the league — Fox..." January 20

  • Bears introduce coach John Fox

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace called the sudden availability of John Fox "a game-changer" in the club's coaching search. So exactly a week after Fox and the Denver Broncos announced that they had parted ways, the Bears introduced Fox on Monday at Halas Hall as the franchise's 15th..." January 19

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bears asked for permission to interview #Lions QB coach Jim Bob Cooter, a fast-riser, for OC job, source said. Alas, Detroit blocked it.

  • Bears offensive coordinator job a win-win situation

    CSN Chicago "With Ryan Pace hired as general manager and John Fox as head coach, the on-field attention turns to choices of coordinators, with one ranking significantly higher than the other two. Failure to resolve issues around the offensive coordinator doomed Lovie Smith and in part Marc Trestman. Like..." January 19

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Broncos OC Adam Gase interviews with #Jaguars for OC today. Plenty of options, tho. OAK, STL, ATL & CHI have permission to talk to him

  • 1985 Bears talk suicide, pills, post-NFL struggles in new HBO 'Real Sports' "The 1985 Chicago Bears are regarded as one of the toughest teams in football history. But in the 2015 debut of HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, the world learns just how difficult things are for the group 20 years or more removed from football. In an episode that airs on Tue., Jan. 20, at..." January 17

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Titans have denied #Bears permission to meet with Mike Mularkey about OC job under John Fox

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    Mike Rodak @mikerodak

    Bills have reached a 2-year deal with Aaron Kromer to become offensive line coach, source tells @ClaytonESPN

  • Report: Vic Fangio to meet with Bears before Redskins

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Bears have requested permission to interview former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN. Fangio is expected to meet with Chicago first, then he will interview with the Redskins for the same position later on Saturday, according to Dianna Marie Russini of..." January 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Bears have requested to speak with #Titans TE coach Mike Mularkey for their OC position, source said. Titans said no for Bucs tho…

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears requested permission to interview former 49ers DC Vic Fangio, per source.

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Continue to hear Dennis Allen as John Fox's defensive coordinator in Chicago

  • Bears hire John Fox as coach

    ESPN Chicago "John Fox is the new coach of the Chicago Bears, the team announced Friday. He agreed to a four-year deal, sources told ESPN. There will be a news conference on Monday at 11 a.m. CT. Fox becomes Chicago's third head coach since 2012, taking over for Marc Trestman, who was fired Dec. 29, along..." January 17