Bears Rumors & News

  • George McCaskey admits second-guessing signing of Ray McDonald

    Pro Football Talk "Bears owner George McCaskey said the decision to sign Ray McDonald this offseason was his. So when he says he’s second-guessing that decision, he means he’s second-guessing his own process. Via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, McCaskey told reporters that even though he initially said..." May 27

  • Ray McDonald Arrested Again For Violating Restraining Order

    NFL Trade Rumors "Former Bears DL Ray McDonald was arrested again on Wednesday in Santa Clara for violating a restraining order, according to the Santa Clara Police Department. Here’s the summary of the incident: “On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at about 2:52 PM., Santa Clara Detectives learned Ray McDonald..." May 27

  • 911 call: Ray McDonald broke down door, tried to take baby

    Pro Football Talk "The mother of Ray McDonald’s ex-fiancée called 911 early on Monday morning to report that McDonald had acted violently toward her daughter, broke down a door when she locked herself inside to avoid him, and tried to forcibly take their baby. The San Jose Mercury News reports that an emergency..." May 27

  • Bears G Kyle Long on Ray McDonald's release: 'Good riddance'

    Sporting News "Bears guard Kyle Long had a strong stance when the team announced the release of Ray McDonald. Long's response was basically the general consensus of everyone who heard the news. McDonald was released by the Bears after he was arrested with a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and child..." May 26

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    Damian Trujillo @newsdamian

    BREAKING. Deja Vu. Ray McDonald arrested again. Domestic Violence. Possible Child Endangerment. #SCPD. @ChicagoBears pic.twitter.com/nPFSjeS8ak

  • Bears release Ray McDonald

    Pro Football Talk "Holiday, schmoliday. With the NFL taking a rare day off to celebrate Memorial Day, the Chicago Bears opted to transact some swift business in the immediate aftermath of the latest arrest of defensive lineman Ray McDonald. The team has announced that McDonald has been released. “We believe..." May 25

  • Ray McDonald arrested on domestic violence charge

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment, NBC Bay Area reported Monday morning, citing confirmation by Santa Clara, Calif., police. The Sacramento Bee reported that McDonald was arrested at 7 a.m. Monday in San Jose,..." May 25

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players

    CBSSports.com "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

  • Bears: Matt Forte planning on biz-as-usual – at least for this camp

    CSN Chicago "While speculation and curiosity grow around Matt Forte’s 2015 plans, the Bears running back is going ahead with plans for his annual football camp next month in Addison. The two-day Citi Matt Forte Football ProCamp, Forte’s third, will be held from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on June 13-14 at Addison..." May 20

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Bears hire away Broncos executive Champ Kelly

    NBC News 9 Colorado "There once was a professional baseball team called the Denver Bears. There is currently an NFL team that might as well be called the Chicago Broncos. The Denver Broncos lost another good man Thursday when Anthony "Champ" Kelly was hired away by the Chicago Bears to become their new director of..." May 15

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings

    CBSSports.com "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • Bears waive Khaseem Greene, cut Austen Lane, sign QB, DT, LB, TE

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears have made some roster moves following rookie minicamp, as they head into the segment of the second phase of the preseason program where rookies work with veterans for the first time. Khaseem Greene was selected by Phil Emery out of Rutgers in the fourth round of the 2013..." May 12

  • Jay Cutler Knocks Up Kristin Cavallari ... Again

    TMZ.com "Jay Cutler might struggle to make plays ... but when it comes to making babies he's a sure thing ... 'cause his reality star wife Kristin Cavallari is pregnant again with baby #3. Kristin announced the pregnancy via social media earlier today ... saying "We're at it again! Thrilled to announce..." May 11

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    Dan Pompei @danpompei

    1. Kevin White had a dominant rookie camp. He had a lot of balls thrown his way, and he caught many, some in impressive fashion.

  • Bears' Jay Cutler is expecting his third kid with Kristin Cavallari

    CBSSports.com "Maybe in a couple decades, a Cutler will still be quarterbacking an NFL team -- not Jay Cutler, but one of his kids. The likelihood of that occurring just increased Monday, because Cutler and his wife, Kristin Cavallari, are expecting their third child. Cavallari announced the news on her app,..." May 11

  • Will John Fox's running back by committee approach change in Chicago?

    ESPN.com "New Chicago Bears coaches John Fox and Adam Gase inherited a small issue that will test the way both men view the running back position. Over a 13-year NFL head-coaching career that stretched from Carolina to Denver, Fox preferred a dual threat backfield where tailbacks often rotate in-and-out..." May 11

  • Source: 49ers remain interested in Lance Briggs

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers remain interested in signing seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs, a source told CSNBayArea.com on Monday. Briggs, 34, is an unrestricted free agent who has spent his entire 12-year career with the Chicago Bears. Any player signed after May 12 does not count against the NFL’s..." May 11

  • What's Matt Forte worth on the trade market?

    Windy City Gridiron "Ryan Pace hasn't really messed around much since he arrived in Chicago. He never committed to Jay Cutler more than he had to, he shipped off the most talented receiver in franchise history for a paltry draft pick, and he was rumored to be in the mix for blockbuster-type draft day deals. His..." May 11

  • Bears DC Vic Fangio: Jared Allen can revitalize career at OLB

    ESPN.com "Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is optimistic that 33-year old Jared Allen can reinvent himself at outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. “He did well in the minicamp we had here, and I think he was excited about it,” Fangio said Saturday at rookie minicamp. “Like I told him, I..." May 10

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    Zach Zaidman @ZachZaidman

    #Bears DC Vic Fangio on Shea McClellin: "He has been hindered, I think, by being moved around, to no fault of anybody."

  • Kevin White impossible to miss at rookie minicamp

    ESPN.com "Kevin White is impossible to miss. The seventh overall selection of the 2015 NFL draft, White took the field Friday at the Chicago Bears’ rookie minicamp, an annual event featuring six draft picks, 15 undrafted rookie free agents and 28 tryout players. At 6-foot-3, White easily stood out..." May 09

  • Bears' offensive coordinator Adam Gase 'comfortable' with Jay Cutler

    ESPN.com "In his first news conference since being hired by the Chicago Bears on January 21, offensive coordinator Adam Gase expressed enthusiasm about working with quarterback Jay Cutler, who is on his fifth offensive coordinator in seven years. "I feel comfortable with him. I mean, we have a good..." May 09

  • Brandon Marshall was almost traded to the New England Patriots

    Chicago Sun-Times "In a surprise appearance on ESPN 1000 on Friday, former Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall said he was almost traded to the New England Patriots before last season. Marshall, of course, was traded to the New York Jets this offseason after general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox took over..." May 08

  • Bears agree to terms with draft picks Kevin White, Eddie Goldman

    CSN Chicago "The Bears aren't wasting any time locking up their 2015 NFL Draft Class. The Bears announced on Wednesday they have agreed to terms with wide receiver Kevin White on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option and defensive lineman Eddie Goldman on a four-year contact. On Tuesday evening the..." May 08

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    Eddie Goldman's 4-yr contract with #Bears is worth $5,686,314 and includes guarantee of $3,523,969.

  • Bears Waive OT Paul Cornick After Claiming Him Earlier In The Week

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Bears wound up waiving OT Paul Cornick on Thursday after he failed physical, according to the NFL transactions release. This comes just a few days after Chicago claimed him off of waivers from the Broncos." May 07

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot

    CBSSports.com "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

  • Bears agree with WR Kevin White, DL Eddie Goldman

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears aren’t wasting any time striking deals with their draft picks. Chicago announced Wednesday it had agreed to contracts with first-round pick Kevin White and second-round selection Eddie Goldman. A wide receiver from West Virginia, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound White will push to start..." May 06

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Kevin White's deal w/ Bears worth a fully guaranteed $16.56m over 4 years w/ a $10.3m signing bonus. Those are the max numbers for his slot.

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    #Bears agree to terms on four-year contract with 4th round pick RB Jeremy Langford.

  • GM: Bears were never close to drafting Jay Cutler's replacement

    CBSSports.com "Jay Cutler never had much to worry about. Heading into the NFL Draft last weekend, many speculated that the Chicago Bears would look for Cutler's replacement, whether that was via a trade with the Tennessee Titans for the No. 2 overall pick and the right to select Marcus Mariota, or by way of a..." May 05

  • Special teams could tip No. 2 RB job to Jeremy Langford

    CSN Chicago "Not that long ago the Bears made an annual dip into free agency for a veteran backup to running back Matt Forte. Now the search for Forte understudies appears to be settling into the draft. For the second straight year the Bears used a fourth-round pick on a running back, selecting Jeremy..." May 03

  • Bears take RB Jeremy Langford in Round Four

    Pro Football Talk "With running back Matt Forte in the final year of his contract, the Bears moved to add some depth at the position at the beginning of the fourth round, selecting Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford with the 106th overall pick. As a senior in 2014, Langford (6-0, 208) rushed for 1,522 yards and 22..." May 02

  • Bears GM Ryan Pace: Martellus Bennett has not requested a trade

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace said Friday that absent Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett has not requested a trade. "No, no, [Bennett has not asked to be traded]," Pace said. Bennett failed to attend the first phase of the Bears' voluntary offseason program and this week's..." May 02

  • Bears draft WR Kevin White

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kevin White said Wednesday that, if he were available with the No. 7 pick in the NFL Draft, the Bears would take him. Thursday night, it happened. The team selected the 6-3, 215-pound West Virginia wide receiver at a raucous Auditorium Theatre, and will place him opposite Alshon Jeffery to..." May 01

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    Bears go WR Kevin White with No. 7 pick. Lions secondary will have to deal with this deep threat receiver.

  • Eagles, Bears “pushing hardest” for No. 2 pick

    Pro Football Talk "And then there were two for No. 2? The Bears and Eagles are “pushing hardest” to strike a deal for Tennessee’s No. 2 overall pick in Round One, ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky reported Thursday. The Eagles have the No. 20 overall selection, while the Bears have the No. 7 pick. Both clubs are..." April 30

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    ESPN's @BobHoltzmanESPN reports Bears have spoken with Titans about No. 2 overall pick, but Tenn not interested in Jay Cutler.

  • Former Dallas Cowboy Jay Ratliff pleads guilty to DWI, gets probation

    Dallas Morning News "Former Dallas Cowboy Jay Ratliff, 33, pleaded guilty Thursday to DWI in a Tarrant County courtroom, the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office said. He will be on probation for one year. The defensive tackle now plays for the Chicago Bears and goes by Jeremiah Ratliff. Ratliff provided..." April 30

  • John Fox expects Martellus Bennett to still be on roster after draft

    Chicago Football "Following the final day of the first voluntary veteran minicamp at Halas Hall, Bears coach John Fox was asked about an ESPN report that surfaced on Wednesday stating Chicago was "entertaining trade offers" for Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett. edXAds by Rubicon Project Aside from a..." April 30

  • Bears content with draft options at No. 7 but still willing to move

    CSN Chicago "Bears general manager Ryan Pace said Wednesday that they have identified seven players deemed to be of sufficient quality to be worth the No. 7 pick when the 2015 draft opens Thursday evening. But that doesn’t mean the Bears are locked into staying at No. 7. The Bears have talked to teams above..." April 30

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    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears entertaining trade offers for Pro Bowl TE Martellus Bennett, per league sources. Bennett wants a new contract in Chicago or anywhere.

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Bears GM Ryan Pace says team will not pick up 5th year option for LB Shea McClellin

  • Bears shopping TE Martellus Bennett

    ESPN.com "The Chicago Bears are entertaining trade offers for Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Sources said the Bears have included Bennett in trade talks since discussing a potential deal with the Seattle Seahawks, who would up trading for New Orleans Saints..." April 29

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades

    CBSSports.com "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • Chicago Bears' Jared Allen 'refreshed' by position change

    Chicago Football "Jared Allen is the NFL’s active sacks leader and a likely future Hall of Famer. Yet the 33-year-old said he feels like he’s playing college football again as he prepares for his 11th season (second with the Bears). “I'm at home studying the playbook. I haven't done that in 10 years,” Allen..." April 29

  • Jay Cutler excited by Bears' 'innovative, smart' new coaching staff

    CBSSports.com "The Bears hired Marc Trestman, a quarterback guru of sorts, in January 2013 with the expectation was that he would fix Jay Cutler. "It's a great hire. I couldn't be more excited,” Cutler said at the time. ”I've talked to guys around the league and did my own research on him. He's an offensive..." April 29