Bears Rumors & News

  • For Jay Cutler, 17-13 win vs. Packers is 'huge'

    Chicago Sun-Times "On the fifth day, Jay Cutler planned to rest. He’d done enough this week: play Sunday, welcome a baby daughter Monday and then, on Thursday, finally, beat the Packers in their stadium. Forget Thanksgiving and prime time and Brett Favre: the Bears’ 17-13 victory was the quarterback’s first..." November 27

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Bears RB Matt Forte and WR Alshon Jeffery are officially active for tonight's game vs. the Packers.

  • Bears view Jeremy Langford as future at RB "Matt Forte will return to the starting lineup on Thanksgiving night for the Chicago Bears after missing the past three games. However, he will not resume his workhorse role. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL GameDay Morning that Forte will be "the starter in name..." November 26

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    Adam Jahns @adamjahns

    Tight end Martellus Bennett ruled out for Thursday. He has a ribs injury.

  • Bears' Kevin White practicing, but still unlikely to play this season

    Chicago Tribune "Kevin White cracked that wide, toothy smile of his Tuesday in the Lake Forest sunshine. It was a sight long overdue. And for a moment during his disrupted rookie season, everything seemed right. There was White, the Bears' first-round draft pick, back in his No. 13 jersey on the practice field..." November 25

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • Bears waive Jimmy Clausen, promote David Fales ahead of possible roster raid

    CSN Chicago "For the second year in a row the Bears have moved quarterback David Fales from their practice squad onto the active roster, and waived backup Jimmy Clausen. As he did last year after week 12 when the Bears moved him onto the 53-man roster, Fales had drawn interest from other NFL teams, believed..." November 24

  • Matt Forte says he'll be back from knee injury to play on Thanksgiving

    ESPN "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte said he expects to play Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers after sitting out three games with a sprained medial collateral ligament. "I probably could have played last Sunday, but I might not have been able to play coming up this week if something..." November 24

  • Deadline looms for Bears on first-round pick Kevin White

    Chicago Tribune "Tuesday is deadline day for the Bears and first-round draft pick Kevin White. The Bears have until 3 p.m. to notify the league of their decision between two options for their rookie receiver, who currently is on the reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list recovering from surgery to repair a..." November 24

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • Matt Forte 'on track to play' Thanksgiving Day vs. Packers

    Sporting News "Out since Nov. 1, Bears running back Matt Forte is on track to play Thanksgiving Day against the Packers, barring an unforeseen setback, according to ESPN. Forte sprained the MCL in his right knee in the team's Week 8 matchup against the Vikings but went through an extensive pregame warmup..." November 23

  • Brock Osweiler leads Broncos to win over Bears in starting debut

    Denver Post "On a refrigerator cold afternoon, sun reflecting off the frozen grass, Brock Osweiler became an NFL quarterback. It's never a good time to replace a legend such as Peyton Manning. A task made more difficult with the Broncos strapped with two consecutive losses and their season tilting ever-so..." November 22

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Bears starter at RB will once again be rookie Jeremy Langford, which means it may be another week of waiting for RB Matt Forte (knee).

  • Source: Bears top WR Alshon Jeffery not expected to play vs. Broncos

    ESPN "Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who has been battling groin and shoulder injuries, is not expected to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Jeffery was listed as questionable Friday after missing practice for the second straight day...." November 22

  • Bears' Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte questionable against Broncos

    ESPN "Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is questionable for Chicago's Week 11 matchup versus the Denver Broncos after groin and shoulder injuries kept Jeffery off the practice field for a second consecutive day. Bears running back Matt Forte (knee) and linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee) are..." November 21

  • Matt Forte doesn't practice on turf, but still might play Sunday

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (MCL sprain) said he didn't practice on Thursday because the club moved the workout inside to the Walter Payton Center because of dangerous wind conditions. Forte's lack of participation was initially surprising because the veteran tailback was listed as..." November 19

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • John Fox, John Elway reunite for Broncos-Bears game after years of tension

    USA Today "The football divorce of Denver Broncos general manager John Elway and coach John Fox was perhaps the most stunning move of the offseason, given it came after Fox led the Broncos to a fourth consecutive AFC West title and less than a year after he signed a two-year contract extension through the..." November 19

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    Adam Hoge @AdamHoge

    Alshon Jeffery now has a shoulder injury on top of his groin injury. John Fox said 17 was limited today. #Bears

  • NFL likely to charge $500M-$600M relocation fee for move to LA

    CBS Sports "It's not going to be cheap to move to Los Angeles. If the Rams, Raiders or Chargers make the move to Los Angeles in 2016, it's going to cost them some serious money. According to the Sports Business Journal, the NFL is going to charge a relocation fee of at least $500 million to any team that's..." November 16

  • Martellus Bennett has some not-so-nice words for Rams after Bears win

    CSN Chicago "Martellus Bennett was happy to get a win Sunday, when the Bears beat up on the Rams, 37-13, in St. Louis. But maybe he wasn't so happy with the Rams. The Bears' tight end, who's always willing to speak his mind, also made his opinion of the Rams known following Sunday's win, using some..." November 16

  • Tony Dungy: 'I would not start' Peyton Manning against Bears

    Sporting News "Former Colts coach Tony Dungy says watching his former quarterback Peyton Manning on Sunday was "painful" and he wouldn't start him this week against the Bears. Dungy made his comments Sunday evening on Football Night in America, hours after coach Gary Kubiak took the blame for Manning's..." November 16

  • Long rangers: Bears thump Rams, 37-13

    Chicago Sun-Times "n 95 years of Bears football, no quarterback had ever done what Jay Cutler did in Sunday’s 37-13 stunner against the Rams: throw two touchdowns of 80 or more yards. The first, a short pass that suddenly-Superman Zach Miller turned into an 87-yard score, announced, on the team’s first..." November 15

  • Bears told Rams about players not traveling, but not the media

    Pro Football Talk "The injury updating process might be flawed, and some coaches don’t think they ought to have to participate at all. But one team took it a step further this week, telling the opponent without updating the media. The Bears are going to be without running back Matt Forte and linebacker Pernell..." November 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bears plan on starting RB Jeremy Langford again, with RB Matt Forte (knee) ailing. That means Forte should miss another game as he heals

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears WR Alshon Jeffery expected to play today despite groin injury; RB Matt Forte not expected to play due to knee injury, per sources.

  • Jeff Fisher Had Jay Cutler Ahead Vince Young In 2006

    Real GM Football "Jeff Fisher claims he had Jay Cutler rated higher than Vince Young during the 2006 NFL Draft. “Looking back, I would say that I had the three quarterbacks ranked Cutler, [Matt] Leinart and Young,” Fisher said, via Jeff Dickerson of “I loved Jay. You know. I mean, we watched him play..." November 14

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    Chicago Bears @ChicagoBears

    #Bears injury update: Royal DNP, out. Forte & Jeffery both limited, questionable. #CHIvsSTL

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    Jeff Dickerson @DickersonESPN

    #Bears DE Ego Ferguson has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.

  • 16d
    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Bears RB Matt Forte (right knee) will be listed as "limited" in Wednesday's practice.

  • Bears tackle Tayo Fabuluje suspended 4 games

    Chicago Sun-Times "The NFL suspended Bears rookie tackle Tayo Fabuluje four games without pay for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced Monday. Fabuluje will serve his suspension until Dec. 7, the day after the 49ers game. The Bears drafted Fabuluje in the sixth round..." November 11

  • Bears defeat Chargers 22-19, improve to 3-5

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears and Chargers square off on Monday Night Football in San Diego. Join us for game updates, tweets, photos and more. On the Tribune app? Click here to see the live blog. The Bears saved their best for last to escape with a 22-19 comeback victory over the Chargers Monday night in San..." November 10

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

  • Forte ruled out vs. Chargers

    The Score "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte and wide receiver Eddie Royal have been ruled out for Monday night's matchup with the San Diego Chargers, head coach John Fox confirmed Saturday. " November 07

  • Bears get Shea McClellin back, but Matt Forte, Eddie Royal still out

    CSN Chicago "Running back Matt Forte and wide receiver Eddie Royal, who are both expected to miss Monday's game in San Diego against the Chargers, also missed practice on Thursday, as did linebacker Pernell McPhee, but the Bears did get one key member of their defense back on the field for the first time in..." November 06

  • Martellus Bennett irked by praise heaped on one-dimensional TEs

    ESPN "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett took issue Thursday with all the praise heaped on the NFL's one-dimensional, pass-catching tight ends. "You see Jimmy [Graham]. Jimmy can't block worth s---," Bennett said. "They get a lot of credit and a lot of love. But Julius Thomas doesn't block..." November 05

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

  • Report: Bears' RB Matt Forte could miss at least two weeks

    CSN Chicago "John Fox said Monday he doesn't believe the right knee injury Matt Forte suffered against the Vikings will require surgery, but that doesn't mean Forte won't miss time. ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Monday afternoon on NFL Insiders that Forte won't be ready to play "this week or the week..." November 03

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    Adam Jahns @adamjahns

    No surgeries expected for #Bears RB Matt Forte or WR Eddie Royal, coach John Fox said.

  • Furious comeback gives Minnesota 23-20 win over Bears

    Daily Norseman "For about fifty-eight minutes on Sunday afternoon, it looked like the Minnesota Vikings were going to suffer their eighth consecutive loss at Soldier Field, as they trailed the Chicago Bears by a score of 20-13 at the two-minute warning. Fortunately for the Vikings, NFL games are sixty minutes..." November 02

  • Willie Young is reportedly looking for a trade from the Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "Trades in the NFL may not be as frequent as other major sports, but the Bears have proven they aren’t afraid to deal a player, even during the season. With the NFL trade deadline coming Tuesday, the Bears may not be done moving players. At least one Bears player hopes that’s the case. CBS..." November 02

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    With Forte injured, Bears discussing Montee Ball, who was in Denver with John Fox. Wait and see here.

  • Report: Bears don't believe Matt Forte suffered an ACL injury

    Chicago Sun-Times "When Matt Forte left Sunday’s loss to the Vikings with an apparent injury, the Bears entire season looked like it took an ugly turn. While Forte may not be able to lead the Bears to the playoffs, their offense without him is a scary thought. Following the game, the Bears kept quiet about..." November 02

  • Matt Forte, Brian Cushing among big names available before trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The NFL trade deadline usually passes with a whimper, and this year might be no different, but several clubs are exploring fairly significant moves with Tuesday's cut-off to make trades approaching, and there is at least a modicum of feeling throughout the league that things may pick up this..." November 01

  • Bears' Cutler on Matt Forte: 'I wouldn't trade him for anybody else'

    CBS Sports "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been playing at a high level for quite some time now. Forte entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick out of Tulane back in 2008, and since then, he has more yards from scrimmage than any other player in the NFL by a margin of more than 700..." October 31

  • Jeremiah Ratliff: I Don't Remember Threatening Anyone

    TMZ "Former Chicago Bears star Jeremiah Ratliff says he has NO MEMORY of wishing death on the children of Bears staffers ... but he's not exactly denying it either. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Bears security called police on October 21st to report that the star defensive lineman went berserk..." October 31

  • Jeremiah Ratliff polce report told Bears staffers "I wish your kids would die"

    TMZ "Chicago Bears lineman Jeremiah Ratliff went berserk the day before he was cut from the team -- saying, "I am the devil" and telling staffers he wanted their kids to die ... this according to the police report. According to the report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Ratliff walked into the Bears..." October 30

  • Bears' Pernell McPhee 'real excited' to face Adrian Peterson, 'best back in NFL'

    ESPN "Chicago Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee said Thursday that he relishes the chance to go head-to-head with Adrian Peterson on Sunday at Soldier Field. "I get real excited [to play against Peterson]," McPhee said with a wide grin. "That's it. I'm excited. I'm ready. I'm ready." Why such..." October 29

  • Sources: Bears notified Cowboys of Jeremiah Ratliff release as a security precaution

    Sports Day "One of the first calls Chicago made after releasing Jeremiah Ratliff was to the Cowboys to alert the club that he may be returning to his home near Valley Ranch. Sources stressed that Ratliff made no specific threat against the Cowboys or anyone in the organization. Still, given the tumultuous..." October 29