Bears Rumors & News

  • Martellus Bennett hasn’t been at Bears workouts

    Pro Football Talk "The absence of running back Matt Forte from Bears voluntary workouts when they started on April 13 drew some attention, but another offensive starter’s decision to be elsewhere the last two weeks has gone relatively unnoticed. Jeff Dickerson of reports that tight end Martellus..." April 26

  • Bears' Ray McDonald cleared by NFL after domestic violence investigation

    Chicago Sun-Times "NFL officials said Friday the league completed its investigation of Bears defensive end Ray McDonald’s domestic- violence incident and ruled he didn’t violate its personal-conduct policy. But the NFL continues to look at his alleged sexual-assault incident. ‘‘We have completed that..." April 26

  • Minicamp participation uncertain for Matt Forte, Martellus Bennett "With phase one of the Chicago Bears’ voluntary offseason program over, the team transitions to a three-day voluntary minicamp scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday at Halas Hall. While the April minicamp is voluntary, the attendance of at least two veteran players -- running back Matt Forte..." April 25

  • Brian Urlacher NFL Turned Blind Eye To Patriots' Deflategate "Former NFL superstar Brian Urlacher clearly believes Roger Goodell treats the New England Patriots like they're above the law ... and Deflategate is the definitive proof. Urlacher was hanging with Jay Glazer at their Unbreakable Performance Center in West Hollywood ... when we asked how he..." April 25

  • Bears sign TE Bear Pascoe to one-year deal "In a move to bolster their depth at tight end, the Chicago Bears announced on Thursday that they signed six-year veteran Bear Pascoe to a one-year contract. Pascoe made 34 starts over six seasons with the New York Giants (2009-13) and Atlanta Falcons (2014), appearing in 82 total games. In..." April 23

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    First bit of schedule information: Packers will host the Bears on Thanksgiving night. #ESPNNFL

  • Doug Buffone, who played 14 seasons for Bears, dies at 70

    ESPN Chicago "Former Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, whose reputation for being a passionate football player carried over into his career as a sports broadcaster, died Monday at the age of 70. Paramedics were called to Buffone's Chicago home Monday afternoon, where they found the popular..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Brandon Marshall trade was about money, not character

    Metro "Brandon Marshall is not a locker room cancer and his attitude had nothing to do with the March trade that sent him from the Chicago Bears to the New York Jets, so says a team source with the NFC team. It has long been rumored that Marshall, acquired by the Jets on March 10, was ousted by the..." April 20

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Former Jaguars 2nd-round pick Eben Britton faces 4-game suspenion by the NFL

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Offensive tackle Eben Britton, drafted in the second round by the Jaguars in 2009, will be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season if he signs with another team according to multiple media reports. Britton, who played 10 games with the Bears last year, is currently a free agent...." April 15

  • Matt Forte not present at Bears voluntary workout: sources

    Chicago Tribune "New coach John Fox assembled his team for the first time Monday at Halas Hall and the Chicago Bears kicked off their voluntary offseason workout program without the most productive offensive player for the last seven seasons. Running back Matt Forte was not present for the initial team meeting..." April 14

  • Decoding the Jameis Winston-Bears speculation "Jameis Winston is scheduled for a pre-draft visit with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday.'s Adam Schefter first reported the FSU quarterback would fly to Chicago for the meeting Wednesday, 15 days before he is expected to be the first player drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. Chicago..." April 14

  • Bears have pre-draft visit with Florida State's Mario Edwards Jr.

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears hosted Florida State defensive tackle Mario Edwards Jr. for a pre-draft visit last week, a team source said Monday. Edwards’ draft stock has taken off since the Seminoles’ pro day on March 31. He’s now considered a possible first-round selection. “Edwards had an outstanding pro-day..." April 14

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Jason Campbell leans toward retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Ten years ago, Washington made quarterback Jason Campbell a first round draft pick. He’s closing in on calling it a career. Per a league source, Campbell has rejected multiple opportunities to sign a contract for 2015, with the Ravens and Bengals among the franchises to which Campbell said..." April 11

  • Fixing the Bears begins with forgetting Marc Trestman

    SB Nation "Marc Trestman never felt like a Bears head coach. He used fancy terms like "self-actualization" and came from the CFL, basically making him Canadian. He was skinny and wore glasses. He definitely didn't have a mustache like a lot of Chicago greats. As a people, Bears fans have a predilection..." April 11

  • Schefter: Marcus Mariota visited Bears

    ESPN Chicago "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota’s list of pre-draft visits included a meeting with the Chicago Bears, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter told ESPN 1000’s “Waddle and Silvy Show” on Thursday. It’s believed Mariota’s visit to Halas Hall occurred early last week at the tail end of March. One of..." April 10

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Report: Bears considering trading Cutler, drafting Mariota

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Mariota is a huge wild card as we inch closer to the NFL draft. The former Oregon star has been linked to just about every team in the top half of the draft and a few more beyond that. Have the Chicago Bears emerged as a suitor? According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Bears have..." April 07

  • Report: Colts Have Worked Out Kick Returner Chris Williams

    Stampede Blue "Colts-related nugget came out a few days ago over the holiday weekend, as the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson reported that the Colts were one of three teams to have recently worked out former Bears kick returner Chris Williams. Along with the Colts, Wilson reports that the Buccaneers and..." April 06

  • Bears lead the league in players over 30 years old

    Windy City Gridiron "We know the Bears are old. But did you know they have more players over the age of 30 than any other team in the league? For verification purposes, let's take a look at the Chicago Bears roster. We see, indeed, 14 Bears players over that magical age... - Jared Allen (DE) - Robbie Gould..." April 06

  • Jay Cutler autographed football gets zero bids at charity auction in Chicago

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Cutler already has to deal with a lack of support from his team’s coaches and front office. Now he has to face the reality that he doesn’t have much fan support, either. As proof, we cite what happened at a recent charity auction. The Chicago Tribune says an autographed Cutler football..." April 04

  • Bears cut Garza, sign Montgomery "The Chicago Bears released center Roberto Garza on Thursday, preventing him from returning in 2015 for an 11th season with the franchise. In a corresponding move, the team signed former Broncos center Will Montgomery, who played for Fox in Denver last season, as Garza's replacement. Montgomery..." April 03

  • Chris Long, Kyle Long start zombie apocalypse survival school "Zombies are all the rage these days, especially on TV. The Walking Dead is the highest-rated scripted show going, after all. Well, Rams defensive end Chris Long and his brother, Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long have apparently decided to capitalize on the zombie craze by starting their own zombie..." April 03

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Plan is to sign veteran C Will Montgomery today. RT @BradBiggs: #Bears have informed C Roberto Garza he will be released.

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    Chicago Bears @ChicagoBears

    #Bears have signed LB Sam Acho to a one-year contract.

  • John Fox has had 'success' for with less than Jay Cutler

    CSN Chicago "John Fox took the Bears coaching job with the on-field assignment to restore a badly stumbling franchise, starting in a 2015 season with playoffs expectations, regardless of who outside Halas Hall believes it or not. He and GM Ryan Pace have set their initial course with Jay Cutler as the..." April 01

  • Jacquizz Rodgers signs deal with Chicago Bears "Jacquizz Rodgers has found a new gig. The 25-year-old running back has signed a deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced on Tuesday. Rodgers played his first four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. In Chicago, Rodgers will..." March 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Free agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers, mostly recently of the #Falcons, is visiting the Chicago #Bears, source said

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    New @ChicagoBears CB Alan Ball said he's "ready to roll" from torn biceps suffered last October w/ @Jaguars. @SiriusXMNFL @ZigFracassi

  • Jared Allen wants to prove he belongs: “I’m good still. Really”

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears are still figuring out how best to use Jared Allen, since they’re kind of contractually stuck with him. But after a disappointing first year in Chicago, Allen vows to show everyone this year that he still has plenty left in the tank, and he started that campaign when he met with..." March 28

  • Bears owner at first said no to Ray McDonald, then changed his mind

    Pro Football Talk "Bears owner George McCaskey says that when General Manager Ryan Pace first approached him about signing Ray McDonald, McCaskey said no. Then McDonald changed McCaskey’s mind. McCaskey said that he initially thought McDonald, who was accused of both domestic violence and sexual assault last..." March 28

  • 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

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