Bears Rumors & News

  • Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

    Sportsnaut "Judicial and political systems at the state level continue to take up online gambling and daily fantasy sports. We’ve seen multiple instances in the past where online gaming itself has been banned at the state level. The most recent examples of this include daily fantasy sports in New York,..." September 29

  • Bears CB Kyle Fuller goes on IR, eligible to return in 8 weeks

    Today's Pigskin "The Chicago Bears got some very bad news regarding cornerback Kyle Fuller on Tuesday. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bears are going to place the former first-round pick on the Injured Reserve List. He’ll now be eligible to return to the team in eight weeks. For the Bears, it..." September 27

  • Bears signed RB Joique Bell.

    Rotoworld "Bell hasn't been an effective player since 2012, averaging 3.8 yards per carry over the past three seasons, but the Bears needed to add a back with Jeremy Langford (ankle) and Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) down. Bell will probably have an immediate Week 4 role behind Jordan Howard, but won't be a..." September 27

  • Rookies Prescott, Elliott carry Cowboys past Bears

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dak Prescott takes another step with each start, and Sunday was no different. The rookie threw his first touchdown pass and the Dallas Cowboys pounded the Bears 31-17 at AT&T Stadium. Dallas improved to 2-1, remaining tied with the New York Giants and one game..." September 26

  • Fox calls Cutler “day-to-day,” says there are “no givens” when he returns

    Pro Football Talk "Bears Coach John Fox told reporters Monday that quarterback Jay Cutler is “day-to-day” with the thumb injury that kept him out of Sunday’s loss at Dallas. Fox also gave an interesting answer when he was asked if Cutler will return as the starter when he’s healthy. " September 26

  • Jeremy Langford avoids big injury scare but will miss time for fantasy owners

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears running back Jeremy Langford has a sprained right ankle, coach John Fox said Monday, one day after the Bears’ 31-17 loss to the Cowboys. Langford’s injury might be of the more serious high ankle variety, given that he was carted off the Bears sideline in the third quarter." September 26

  • Bears RB Jordan Howard: I’ll be ready if Jeremy Langford’s out

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jordan Howard went from rookie to featured back in less than three quarters Sunday. Depending on Jeremy Langford’s ankle, it could stay that way for a while. Howard was the Bears’ leading rusher against the Cowboys, totaling 45 yards on nine carries, including a 36-yard gallop. “It felt..." September 26

  • Alshon Jeffery good to go tonight

    Pro Football Talk "Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery is officially listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Cowboys, but he’s good to go. Multiple reports say Jeffery will play despite a knee injury." September 25

  • Jay Cutler pushing to play despite missing practice with thumb injury

    CBS Sports "With tensions growing between players and coaches in Chicago following a poor start to the season, punctuated by more turnover-prone play from Jay Cutler, the quarterback is once again under fire. Some on the team debated the severity of Cutler's thumb injury suffered Monday night, sources said,..." September 25

  • Bears list Jay Cutler as doubtful for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Brian Hoyer is set to make his first start as a Bear. The Bears’ injury report for Sunday’s game lists Jay Cutler as doubtful, meaning Hoyer is a near-lock to be the starting quarterback against the Cowboys on Sunday night. Matt Barkley will back Hoyer up." September 23

  • Bears QB Jay Cutler Reportedly “Pushing To Play” In Week 3, Still Unlikely

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason La Canfora, Bears QB Jay Cutler is “pushing to play” in Week 3’s game, despite his thumb injury. La Canfora mentions that Cutler is currently under some duress in Chicago is “politicking” coaches to allow him to play through the injury. However, La Canfora still considers it..." September 22

  • Bears point to QB Brian Hoyer as starter as Matt Barkley promoted from practice squad

    Sporting News "While hardly a surprise, the clearest sign yet that backup Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer will start Sunday night against the Cowboys came Thursday in the form of a practice-squad move. Jay Cutler (sprained thumb) is listed as day-to-day on the team's injury report, but the Bears on Thursday..." September 22

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Bears Promote RB/KR Raheem Mostert To Active Roster

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears have promoted RB/KR Raheem Mostert to their active roster on Wednesday, according to his agent Brett Tessler. Mostert, 24, wound up signing on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue back in May. However, he was unfortunately among the Eagles’ final roster..." September 21

  • Jay Cutler to miss 2-to-3 weeks with sprained thumb

    NFL.com "The Bears might have to prepare for life without quarterback Jay Cutler -- for up to a couple weeks. Cutler suffered a right thumb sprain during Monday's loss to the Eagles and currently is considered day to day, head coach John Fox told reporters Tuesday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Mathews scores twice to lead Eagles past Bears

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Philadelphia Eagles scored touchdowns on three consecutive second-half possessions, two of them following Chicago turnovers, and beat the Bears, 29-14 Monday night. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was forced from the game with an injured thumb on his passing hand. The severity of..." September 20

  • Report: Cutler could be out 3-4 weeks with ligament damage

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is reportedly dealing with ligament damage in his right thumb that could sideline him for between three and four weeks. Adam L Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times reports the injury was first sustained in Week 1 against the Houston Texans. Cutler practiced..." September 20

  • Bears’ Lamarr Houston Done For Season

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bears’ worst fears were confirmed by an MRI today. Lamarr Houston has suffered a torn ACL and will be placed on season-ending IR, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets. Houston is no stranger to ACL tears as he also suffered one in 2014. Of course, Houston suffered that injury while celebrating..." September 20

  • Pernell McPhee gets in Jay Cutler’s face after interception

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Cutler did some Jay Cutler things before he left Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a hand injury, and fellow team captain Pernell McPhee did not seem pleased with his quarterback’s performance. McPhee, who began the season on the physically unable to perform list because of..." September 20

  • Has Jay Cutler taken his last snap as the Bears' quarterback?

    Fox Sports "Jay Cutler left Week 2’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half with a right (throwing) hand injury. Here’s the real question: will he ever take another snap for the Bears? We don’t know the extent of Cutler’s injury. He could be back in a week, he could be out for the..." September 20

  • Bears “preparing for a lengthy absence” for Jay Cutler

    Pro Football Talk "Bears quarterback Jay Cutler admitted he was worried last night, and the Bears are as well. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bears are “preparing for a lengthy absence” for their starting quarterback after last night’s right thumb injury. They’re apparently debating the..." September 20

  • Jay Cutler played with ligament damage in thumb from Texans game

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears quarterback Jay Cutler played through Monday night’s loss to the Eagles with ligament damage in his right thumb. According to multiple team sources, Cutler suffered his injury in the season opener against the Texans. One source said it’s an injury that typically results in a three- to..." September 20

  • Jay Cutler to undergo tests on injured thumb

    Sporting News "After a miserable outing against the Eagles on Monday night, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will undergo tests on his injured right thumb that took him out of a 29-14 loss. While wearing a cast on his right hand after the game, Cutler, 33, said he was “concerned” about the thumb, which he said..." September 20

  • Eben Britton: I played some of my best games while stoned

    Total Pro Sports "Former Jacksonville Jaguars / Chicago Bears offensive lineman Eben Britton, who last played in 2013-2014 season, says he often smoked weed while in the NFL, many times before games, and stated he played much better while he was high. “NFL games I played stoned were some of the best games I..." September 18

  • Sitton Received Calls From “15 or 16” Teams

    Pro Football Rumors "As Ryan Pace and John Fox met with Josh Sitton, 15 or 16 teams contacted the free agent guard, Sitton told Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. “Probably 15 or 16 teams called. Of the ones that were truly serious, there were probably four or five,” Sitton said of the interest that accumulated..." September 18

  • What happened to Bears running back-by-committee, run-based offense in Week 1?

    CSN Chicago "One weekly amusement — or bemusement — with the Bears offense of Marc Trestman was how the weekly commitment to running the football was typically gone by halftime, sometimes by the end of the first three-and-out series, regardless of score. So it was curious that the Bears of John Fox, which..." September 17

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • Barack Obama says he wants to watch Carson Wentz play vs. Chicago Bears

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles and rookie quarterback Carson Wentz have a big game coming up, this Monday night against the Chicago Bears on ESPN. And there might be one really big fan watching. Speaking Tuesday in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama said he looks forward to "scouting" Wentz against his..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Bears' Kevin White set to make debut

    NFL.com "Bears wide receiver Kevin White is set to make his NFL debut against the Texans, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The No. 7 pick of the '15 draft from West Virginia missed all of last season with a stress fracture in his left leg." September 11

  • Osweiler downs Bears in Texans debut

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Making his first start with the organization that pried him away from the defending Super Bowl champions, Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler was not only able to dispense with quality advice, he was forced to heed his own wise words. Osweiler and rookie receiver Will Fuller..." September 11

  • Bears OG Kyle Long to play season with torn labrum

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long will reportedly be playing the 2016 season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder." September 11

  • Cody Whitehair’s move to center has gone well

    Chicago Sun-Times "Ted Larsen might be listed as the Bears’ starting center, but rookie Cody Whitehair’s crash course in the middle of the offensive line this week has apparently gone well. “Things come natural to him,” quarterback Jay Cutler said Thursday after practice at Halas Hall. “He’s a natural football..." September 09

  • Kyle Fuller, Kyle Long, Kevin White questionable for Bears

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears were hoping that Week One would bring wide receiver Kevin White’s long-awaited regular season debut, but word on his availability will have to wait until Sunday. White landed on the injury report Thursday with a hamstring issue and he has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game..." September 09

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • Bears sign Kyle Long to 4-year contract extension

    Chicago Tribune "Kyle Long will enter his fourth season with the Chicago Bears with an opportunity to join a select fraternity in franchise lore. Long has been to the Pro Bowl after each of his first three seasons. And if he can repeat that feat in 2016, he will become the sixth player in Bears history to make the..." September 07

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Lions Claim Khari Lee Off Waivers

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions have claimed tight end Khari Lee off waivers from the Bears, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Lee, 24, was waived by the Bears on Sunday to make room for fellow tight end Logan Paulsen. Last year, Lee appeared in all 16 regular season games for the Bears and..." September 06

  • Bears swap out long snappers, cut Amini Silatolu

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have been busy since the cut to 53 players with guard Josh Sitton joining the team and longtime kicker Robbie Gould getting released on Sunday. They continued making moves on Monday by reversing a move they made on the way to 53 players." September 05

  • Bears release Robbie Gould, their all-time leading scorer

    Chicago Tribune "Just like that, Jay Cutler is now the longest-tenured player in the Bears locker room. Cutler moved up a peg Sunday night when the team released Robbie Gould, the franchise's most successful kicker. The Bears are expected to sign kicker Connor Barth, who was among the Saints' final cuts this..." September 05

  • Bears sign former Packer Josh Sitton to 3-year deal

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Packers loss is the Bears’ gain. In a move that figures to fortify their unsettled offensive line, the Bears have signed three-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton — a three-year, $21.75 million deal with $10 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter — one day after the Packers..." September 05

  • Bears signed Connor Barth

    Pro Football Talk "After cutting longtime kicker Robbie Gould on Sunday night, the Bears are bringing in Connor Barth to replace him. The Bears will sign Barth today, according to multiple reports." September 05