Bears Rumors & News

  • Report: Jay Cutler Was Nearly Benched

    Sports Mockery "ESPN’s NFL expert, and secret metal head, John Clayton joined ESPN 1000’s Carmen and Jurko show on Tuesday with some insight into some behind the scenes discussions from the Chicago Bears brass. Jay Cutler Almost Benched Clayton informed the radio host that Jay Cutler was very close to being..." November 20

  • Bears add receiver Mariani, waive safety Dixon

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday they signed receiver/return specialist Marc Mariani to a two-year contract, while waiving safety Ahmad Dixon in a corresponding roster move. Mariani, 27, played in 32 games over four seasons (2010-13) with the Tennessee Titans, returning 73 punts for 819..." November 19

  • Tentative end-of-half approach concerns Jay Cutler

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman’s conservative approach Sunday at the end of the first half against the Minnesota Vikings was a topic of discussion Monday. With over a minute to go in the half and with a timeout left, the Bears appeared undecided about whether they wanted to try to score..." November 18

  • Bears bounce back with victory over Vikings

    CSN Chicago "Jay Cutler picked himself up off the ground and jumped into his offensive linemen's arms while Brandon Marshall dropped to his knees and extended his arms in celebration in the end zone. For the first time in more than a month, the Bears felt what it was like to have a lead in a game. But..." November 17

  • Cutler deal could save Bears money

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bears are not as exclusively tied to quarterback Jay Cutler as his seven-year contract would indicate. The Bears could trade Cutler after this season and actually save $12.5 million against the salary cap, a review of his contract shows. Cutler's $15.5 million salary for next..." November 17

  • Bears place Marquess Wilson on the active roster

    Windy City Gridiron "A move that has been expected all week was made official by the Chicago Bears... While I'm excited to see the new and improved Wilson play, I also realize this is a guy with only two receptions as a rookie. But, keep in mind that the Bears were so high on his potential that they decided to..." November 15

  • Brandon Marshall offers Lions fan $25K on Twitter to fight

    Yahoo! Sports "Signs that things are going poorly with your team: If the players are offering money to fans to fight them, you know you have a problem. That appears to be what Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was doing when he was verbally sparring with a Detroit Lions fan on Twitter who had..." November 15

  • Bears will 'address' Marshall's Twitter bet

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall said Friday that his back-and-forth on Twitter with a Detroit Lions fan about staging a boxing match for $25,000 is an opportunity to raise money to combat bullying. "Why not? It's Twitter," Marshall said when he asked why he engaged the fan. "That's what..." November 14

  • Jared Allen thinks Adrian Peterson should be allowed to play in the NFL "Adrian Peterson's legal issues are behind him after pleading no contest to misdemeanor child-abuse charges, but his NFL future remains up in the air. His reinstatement hearing with the league is set for Monday, one day after the Vikings face the desperate-for-something-other-than-a-blowout Bears,..." November 14

  • Marshall to Lions fan: $25K for fight, charity "Brandon Marshall's Twitter back-and-forth with a Detroit Lions fan Thursday morphed into a $25,000 challenge from the receiver to step into the ring. A Lions fan reminded Marshall of his comment last November when he referred to the Lions as "little brother" of the Chicago Bears, in addition to..." November 14

  • Bears cut ties with Santonio Holmes

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bears made a few roster moves on Tuesday, one of which involved waiving veteran receiver Santonio Holmes. The club also signed receiver Rashad Lawrence to the practice squad and terminated the practice-squad contract of linebacker Terrell Manning. Signed in August after a workout..." November 12

  • Brandon Marshall underscores crisis of confidence afflicting Bears

    CSN Chicago "Wide receiver Brandon Marshall gave vent to his feelings of frustration in the Bears’ Soldier Field locker room after the loss to the Miami Dolphins. That was after a 13-point loss that seemed intolerable at the time, but all the Bears appeared to have lost then was a game amid a concern that the..." November 12

  • Why not Shanahan as next Bears coach?

    Pro Football Talk "If the Bears decide to clean house but opt not to let quarterback Jay Cutler walk away with $38 million guaranteed after one year of service, they’ll need a coach who wants to work with him. How about Mike Shanahan? It was Shanahan who traded up in 2006 to snag Cutler at a time when no one..." November 12

  • Bears not considering benching Cutler

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman wants Jay Cutler "to play better," but benching the embattled quarterback isn't under consideration, even after his dud of a performance during a 55-14 debacle Sunday night at Green Bay. "He didn't play well enough yesterday, and we didn't play well enough,"..." November 11

  • Marc Trestman says no changes coming to Bears coaching staff 'at this time'

    SB Nation "After a 55-14 drubbing at the hands of the Green Bay Packers in Week 10, Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman met with the media Monday to announce that no changes to his coaching staff would be made "at this time." Trestman and his coaching staff have come under fire in 2014 for the 3-6..." November 11

  • Packers roll to another easy victory over Bears

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears have been playing professional football against each other for 94 years. On Sunday night, the Packers beat the Bears worse than they have in every game but one in the 190-games series. As shameful as the Bears' performance was, the Packers' showing was..." November 10

  • 13d
    Adam Levitan @adamlevitan

    Adam Schefter: We may see Martellus Bennett later on, or we may not. GTD with rib injury. Notes they called up a TE off p-squad yesterday.

  • Bears' Matt Forte looking for self-motivation, not pep talks

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has plenty of reasons to look forward to Sunday night’s division rivalry game against the Packers. For starters, he’ll have a chance to go right at the NFL’s worst run defense, with Green Bay allowing 153.5 yards per game on the ground. For another thing,..." November 07

  • 15d
    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Bears TE Martellus Bennett says he will "probably" play Sunday night.

  • Bears may 'move' Cutler but unclear whether it matters

    CSN Chicago "Coach Marc Trestman acknowledged that after intense self-scouting during the week off following the loss to the New England Patriots that the Bears will consider moving Jay Cutler around as part of an effort to improve quarterback performance. The bigger issue to reasonably address, if it is..." November 06

  • Briggs: Likely in final year with Bears

    ESPN Chicago "Veteran linebacker Lance Briggs sees the end approaching to his illustrious 12-year tenure with the franchise, and appears comfortable with the situation, saying Wednesday that "I understand this is probably my last year as a Chicago Bear." A seven-year Pro Bowler with a contract set to expire..." November 06

  • Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson returns to practice

    Chicago Football "For the first time in three months, Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson practiced when the Bears began preparation for the Packers on Wednesday at Halas Hall. Wilson fractured his clavicle at practice on Aug. 4 in Bourbonnais and has been on the injured reserve list with a designation to..." November 05

  • 18d
    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Bears worked out former #Lions and #Illini RB Mikel Leshoure per NFL source

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Jay Cutler isn’t the only culprit in Bears’ problems

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears’ brass was adamant. They aren’t throwing in the towel. There’s hope. So what does that make the team’s Week 10 matchup against the Packers? “That’s a game they need to win,” NBC analyst and Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy said. For that to happen Sunday night and over and over..." November 03

  • Trestman's job security tenuous; lack of leadership "The Bears are in a state of crisis, according to several sources with knowledge of the locker room, with a leadership void further fueling their downward spiral. Players are tuning coach Marc Trestman out, according to numerous sources, there has been increased in-fighting in recent weeks and the..." November 02

  • Marquess Wilson’s speedy bursts should only help Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "Marquess Wilson isn’t the answer. He’s an answer, sure. But just because he’ll be the only second-half addition to a disappointing Bears offense doesn’t mean he’ll be the reason for its improvement. Wilson had two catches last year and hasn’t appeared in a game since, having broken his right..." November 01

  • Trestman is learning about the passion of Bears fans

    Pro Football Talk "With the Bears having lost four of their last five games, coach Marc Trestman is feeling the heat from the fans. Asked what he knows now that he didn’t know when he took the job, Trestman said it’s nothing about the Xs and Os of coaching. What Trestman has learned is that Bears fans aren’t..." November 01

  • Marshall wary of 'groups' forming within Bears locker room

    ESPN Chicago "Still reeling from meeting high expectations coming into the season with a 3-5 mark through the halfway point, the Chicago Bears could find themselves dealing with more than just X's and O's on Monday when they convene at Halas Hall. Receiver Brandon Marshall believes small pockets of..." November 01

  • Rodney Harrison doesn't believe Bears have faith in Jay Cutler as a leader

    CSN Chicago "Add Rodney Harrison to the list of Jay Cutler haters. The former All-Pro Patriots safety and current NBC analyst joined the "Kap and Haugh Show" Tuesday and said it looked like the Bears were completely unprepared for Sunday's matchup with New England. Harrison immediately moved on to the..." October 29

  • Mike Ditka calls out Bears' 'worst' defense

    SB Nation "The Chicago Bears once looked like promising team this year after a 2-1 start to their season. Things have dramatically changed since then though, with Chicago losing four of its past five games and dropping to 3-5, tied for last place in the NFC North. Now, former Bears great Mike Ditka is..." October 29

  • Bears’ brass getting a bit more candid about Jay Cutler

    Chicago Sun-Times "The research was the retort. If Bears linebacker-turned-frequent critic Brian Urlacher is going to rip quarterback Jay Cutler, then general manager Phil Emery has some numbers for him. ‘‘I went back and looked at their time together,’’ Emery said. ‘‘Together on the field and at the same time,..." October 28

  • Bears coach, GM put support behind Cutler

    ESPN Chicago "Despite Jay Cutler having a direct hand in at least four of Chicago's five losses through the first half of the season, Bears coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery remain committed to their $126.7 million quarterback. Trestman and Emery made that clear Monday in the wake of the..." October 27

  • 26d
    shalise manza young @shalisemyoung

    celebrating a garbage time sack. smh. RT @Rand_Getlin: Lamarr Houston has a torn ACL, per a source. His season is over.

  • 26d
    Zach Zaidman @ZachZaidman

    Emery says Matt Slauson is out for the year after tearing his right pec. 3-4 months to rehabilitate.

  • Bears' LaMarr Houston hurt celebrating sack while down 25 points "When you're on the losing end of 51-23 rout and the backup quarterback is in, do everyone a favor and don't celebrate a sack. Definitely don't get hurt doing it. Lamarr Houston learned the hard way how bad of a look it can be. With Jimmy Garoppolo in for Tom Brady and the Patriots destroying..." October 26

  • 27d
    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Bears LG Matt Slauson has a pectoral injury and will not return.

  • It’s time to let Matt Forte be the man

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears’ bell cow was seated in the corner of Halas Hall’s media room Thursday, waiting patiently to take the place of the quarterback at the podium. It’s time to feed him. Seven games into a season marred by inconsistency on offense, it’s time for Matt Forte to take over as the focal..." October 24

  • Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only

    ESPN Chicago "Jay Cutler is the highest-paid quarterback this season, and Brian Urlacher says that's the only thing elite about his former teammate. On Tuesday, Bears general manager Phil Emery said in an online chat with Bears fans that he believed Cutler was elite because of his winning record as a..." October 24

  • Jay Cutler: 'Brandon wants to win'

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said Brandon Marshall's postgame rant Sunday after a 27-14 home loss to the Miami Dolphins didn't cross the line, and it didn't include the wide receiver personally attacking teammates. "He didn't come near me," Cutler said. "He didn't say my name. I don't..." October 24

  • Urlacher: No Marshall outburst if Lovie Smith was coaching Bears

    CSN Chicago "For a Bears team that had playoff aspirations going into the 2014 season, there's been a growing sense of frustration in the locker room. The latest hiccup for the '14 Bears came this past weekend in the form of an embarrassing home lose to the Miami Dolphins (dropping their record to 3-4),..." October 23

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • 31d
    Adam Jahns @adamjahns

    #Bears LB Lance Briggs returned to practice today with his ribs injury. He was limited.

  • Brandon Marshall: My only regret is door wasn't closed "Following yet another disappointing loss, Brandon Marshall let his Bears teammates know exactly how he was feeling. He was tired of his team underperforming -- particularly the offense, which put up just 14 points Sunday. Marshall doesn't regret a word he said, but he is sorry that the media..." October 22

  • Mike Ditka rips Bears for lack of leadership

    Larry Brown Sports "Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka has watched his former team through the first seven weeks of the season, and he doesn’t like what he sees. The Bears have lost three of their last four games, two of which were at home. Ditka believes a lack of leadership is the team’s biggest problem at the..." October 22

  • Lance Briggs left Bears’ locker room during Marshall’s emotional outburst

    Chicago Sun-Times "Injured Bears linebacker Lance Briggs said he left the Bears’ locker room during Brandon Marshall’s postgame locker-room rant Sunday. “I just left because I could see where things were kinda going,” he said on his weekly Comcast Sports Net show, which airs Tuesday night. “And I knew that when..." October 22

  • Bears falling apart at the seams, Trestman at fault?

    Windy City Gridiron "I'm not going to do a grades post today because what's the point? The team lost, Jay Cutler committed two turnovers and Jordan Mills struggled again. The play calling was erratic and Jeremiah Ratliff was one of the lone bright spots of the game. Overall, it was a failing grade. But special teams..." October 21

  • Chicago fan Eddie Vedder proposes Cutler-Rodgers trade at Pearl Jam concert

    Fox Sports "Pearl Jam played at Milwaukee's Bradley Center on Monday night and apparently put on a show so epic the home crowd didn't seem to mind that lead singer Eddie Vedder attempted to filch one of their own from right under their noses. Apparently, the fact that Vedder is a Chicago-area native and..." October 21

  • Trestman swats down notion of Marshall-Cutler rift "Bears coach Marc Trestman on Monday shot down the notion of a rift between quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Responding to reports that Marshall called out Cutler among other teammates in the locker room after Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Dolphins, Trestman labeled the..." October 21

  • Ominous signs point to NFL figuring out Bears' 'razzle-dazzle'

    CSN Chicago "After a 3-0 sprint-out to start last season, the Bears have gone 8-12 under Marc Trestman, and one inescapable suspicion is that the NFL has figured Trestman out. That would encompass figuring out Jay Cutler as well, which more than an occasional defense has said it had over the past five-plus..." October 21

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