Bears Rumors & News

  • We can breathe now, the Bears have a long snapper

    Pro Football Talk "Sometimes the flurry of post-cutdown day moves can leave a team short at certain spots. But now, the Bears can actually fill an entire depth chart. The team announced they signed long snapper Jeremy Cain Monday, giving them one at every position." September 01

  • Marc Trestman says he’ll spend more time in defensive meetings

    Chicago Sun-Times "He jokes with the defensive players that they see the world upside down. When Bears coach Marc Trestman walks into a defensive meeting, the X’s and O’s are inverted. When offensive coaches draw up plays, their unit is on the bottom. Defensive coaches put the offense on top. There’s more..." September 01

  • Bears cut Kelvin Hayden, set initial 53-man roster

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Kelvin Hayden re-signed with the Bears after missing the entire 2013 season with a hamstring injury, but he won’t get a chance to play for them in 2014 unless the team has a change of heart. Hayden was one of the players let go by the Bears on Saturday as they set their initial..." August 30

  • Eben Britton among cuts in Chicago

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears continue to clear out the veteran backups on their offensive line. The Chicago Tribune reports that Eben Britton has joined Dennis Roland and Rob Turner on the discard pile as the team makes its way to 53 players. Britton, a 2009 second-round pick in Jacksonville, re-signed with the..." August 30

  • Ryan Mundy considering legal action against Schutt after cut to head

    Pro Football Talk "Bears safety Ryan Mundy suffered a cut to his head that required stitches during the team’s preseason game against the Seahawks and he’s considering legal action against the helmet manufacturer as a result. Mundy was wearing a Schutt helmet when he collided with Seahawks fullback Derrick..." August 29

  • Bears part ways with receiver Armanti Edwards

    Pro Football Talk "Seven years ago this weekend, Armanti Edwards authored one of the greatest wins — not upsets — in college football history. Tomorrow, he’ll have plenty of time to watch the rematch. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears released the former Appalachian State quarterback,..." August 29

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Bears have informed local product and NIU standout Jordan Lynch he will be placed on waivers.

  • Brian Hoyer puts TD on board and Johnny Manziel boogies in Browns' 33-13 victory over Bears

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brian Hoyer put a touchdown on the board on his lone drive against the Bears and then got out of the way while Johnny Jamboogie took over and did his thing. To quote Manziel's new Snickers commercial in which he plays an aerobics instructor nicknamed Johnny Jamboogie, he worked those thighs, he..." August 29

  • Jordan Lynch’s fate still up in the air

    Chicago Sun-Times "Maybe Jordan Lynch has come to accept the Bears’ practice squad as his likely fate. Or maybe he subtly was lobbying to join it. Either way, the 2013 Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois spent a lot of time talking about the Bears’ 10-man unit Tuesday. ‘‘There’s so many things I can..." August 27

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Bears cut QB Jordan Palmer "The Chicago Bears are keeping quarterback Jimmy Clausen over Jordan Palmer, who is being released, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. For now, Clausen has won Bears' backup job." August 24

  • Bears trim to 81, cutting Nate Collins

    Pro Football Talk "With the third preseason game in the books, the Bears have bounced nine players from the roster. As expected, veteran safety Adrian Wilson has been cut. Veteran defensive tackle Nate Collins and offensive lineman Dylan Gandy also were released. Placed on waivers were running back Michael..." August 24

  • No need to worry about Bears’ offense

    Chicago Sun-Times "Receiver Alshon Jeffery’s hands opened for a near-perfect strike from quarterback Jay Cutler down the middle of the field Friday. A 47-yard touchdown reception looked inevitable, with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell set to join the victims on Jeffery’s growing highlight reel. It’s..." August 24

  • Seahawks use big first half to rout Bears 34-6

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Seattle's defense is expected to be among the best in the NFL again. If Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' offense can play this well in the regular season, look out. It's still just the preseason, but for the second straight week Wilson and the Seahawks weren't stopped. Wilson threw for two..." August 23

  • A Jordan Palmer-Jimmy Clausen battle is important, really

    Pro Football Talk "On its surface, the Jimmy Clausen-Jordan Palmer battle isn’t the kind of thing to make headlines. But considering starter Jay Cutler hasn’t finished a season in four years, the Bears know better than anyone that a backup quarterback can determine their playoff future. According to John..." August 22

  • Chris Conte out to silence critics

    Chicago Sun-Times "Safety Chris Conte just wants to read and react, cover and tackle. His plan is to zone in on plays and zone out last season’s woes. “It was anything you can imagine,” Conte said of the threats he received on social media. “It’s unfortunate that my family and everybody had to see that stuff...." August 21

  • Micheal Spurlock hoping to replace Devin Hester

    Chicago Sun-Times "It was a different position at a different level, but kick returner Micheal Spurlock knows what it’s like to replace a legend. “I was supposed to replace Eli Manning in college,” Spurlock said. “I mean, he was the first overall pick. You don’t try to replace him. You just do your job and try..." August 20

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Per @FieldYates, there are zero incentives in Santonio Holmes' deal. Straight minimum $ deal - $570,000 cap charge. #Bears

  • Santonio could have a big impact in Chicago

    Pro Football Talk "Five years ago, Santonio Holmes had it all. In February 2009, he made one of the most memorable game-winning catches in NFL history, winning the Super Bowl and driving off in something other than a Hyundai, as the game’s MVP. The following season, he generated a career-high 1,248 receiving..." August 18

  • Bears wait for backup RBs to set themselves apart

    Chicago Sun-Times "On the Bears’ sideline Thursday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, guard Kyle Long tried to pry the ball from rookie running back Ka’Deem Carey’s hands. When Carey protested, Long explained a trainer would hold the ball for safekeeping, a memento of Carey’s first pro touchdown — albeit in the..." August 17

  • Headset issues hampered Bears QB Jimmy Clausen

    Chicago Sun-Times "Technical difficulties played a part in the Bears’ battle for the No.  2 quarterback spot when Jimmy Clausen was hampered by headset issues for ‘‘three to five plays’’ in the Bears’ 20-19 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night at Soldier Field. It’s not the first time the Bears..." August 16

  • Bears hopeful for Conte return in Seattle "Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman praised the preseason work of veteran Ryan Mundy on Friday, but refused to anoint any starters at safety in the aftermath of the team’s 20-19 victory over Jacksonville. That’s likely because former starting free safety Chris Conte has yet to participate in..." August 16

  • Bears agree with Santonio Holmes "The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with former New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Holmes worked out for the Bears earlier this week." August 16

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Trestman praised Shaun Draughn's pass-catching ability, notes that Draughn and Ka'Deem Carey are competitng for RB2. #Bears

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bears TE Zach Miller is having an MRI on his foot. But X-Rays were negative, I’m told. Likely some ligament damage, will be some time.

  • Starters on defense for Bears have a rough night

    Chicago Sun-Times "Stephen Paea had plopped down on the bench Thursday night when someone screamed for the defense to run back on the field. “I was like, ‘Didn’t they just kick the ball off?’ ’’ the defensive tackle said. The Jacksonville Jaguars had, but Eric Weems fumbled the first-quarter kick, sending the..." August 15

  • Cutler has another strong outing in Bears’ comeback win over Jags

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears have their share of issues after an uneven-at-best performance in a 20-19 victory Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars in their second preseason game at Soldier Field. But they looked good in one area where they can’t afford to fail — quarterback Jay Cutler was sharp..." August 15

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Bears Agree to Terms With OL Rob Turner

    Windy City Gridiron "The Bears made an addition to their offensive line corps by signing veteran Rob Turner. The Bears suffered quite a few injuries to their offensive line over camp and the first preseason game, so between Kyle Long's viral infection keeping him out, Jordan Mills' occasional balky foot and walking..." August 12

  • Bears reinstate TE Bennett from suspension

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett rejoined teammates Sunday at Olivet Nazarene University, six days after the club levied an unspecified fine and indefinite suspension. Bennett's punishment stemmed from a fight at practice last Monday with teammate Kyle Fuller. During the incident, the..." August 12

  • Martellus Bennett returns to Bears camp

    Pro Football Talk "When the Bears suspended tight end Martellus Bennett for conduct detrimental to the team last week after he slammed cornerback Kyle Fuller to the ground, it came with an indefinite length. It wound up being a five-day ban as Bennett made his return to Bears camp on Sunday. Coach Marc Trestman..." August 10

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Bears OL Brian de la Puente said he expects to miss a couple weeks with a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee. MRI showed no ACL damage.

  • Defensive line fine in Bears' 34-28 exhibition victory over Eagles

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears' top priority during the offseason was to revive their defensive line. They signed five free-agent defensive ends, re-signed a veteran three technique and drafted two defensive tackles, all with the hope of restoring its fierce, disruptive presence. So the most important takeaway,..." August 09

  • Martellus Bennett's status up in air "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett did not participate in Friday night's 34-28 preseason-opening win against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field, and coach Marc Trestman said it's undecided whether he'll be back with the team Sunday when it resumes training camp. "I can't say that...." August 09

  • Adrian Wilson says he has nothing to prove

    Pro Football Talk "Buried on the depth chart but elevated to starting strong safety earlier this week, at least for a day, veteran safety Adrian Wilson’s role with the Bears remains unclear. It is clear that Wilson believes his track record speaks for itself. “It’s my 14th year in this,” Wilson said Thursday,..." August 08

  • Devin Hester is ‘weapon’ for Falcons’ offense

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Bears eventually gave up on using kick returner Devin Hester as a wide receiver but Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Hester’s “play-making ability” has him excited to use him in that role. In 2013 Hester didn’t play an offensive snap for the first time since his rookie season..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • For Bears QB Clausen, chance to restart career is at hand

    CSN Chicago "Players and coaches will seldom assign greater significance to one play or one game than another. If for no other reason, it implies somehow that ones not mentioned are somehow less important. So for Jimmy Clausen, theoretically this is just another preseason, the fifth since he was the No. 2..." August 07

  • Trestman: Bennett talk 'very positive'

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman spoke Tuesday by phone with suspended tight end Martellus Bennett and characterized the conversation as "very positive," adding that Bennett hasn't been ruled out for Friday's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. "I did [speak with Bennett],"..." August 07

  • Bears confirm workout of Santonio Holmes, but opted to sign Greg Herd

    Chicago Sun-Times "With second-year wideout Marquess Wilson out after breaking his right clavicle, the Bears, as expected, worked out receivers. One them was veteran Santonio Holmes. “I did not [see the workout],” coach Marc Trestman said Wednesday at Olivet Nazarene University. “I’ve got it on tape. I haven’t..." August 06

  • Williams, Bostic share first-string MLB duties in Chicago

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have a proud tradition at middle linebacker, with all-time greats like Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, and Brian Urlacher at the top of the list. But the transition from Urlacher to the next generation hasn’t been seamless. For now, a pair of candidates are vying for the starting job,..." August 06

  • Bears add receiver Greg Herd after injury to Marquess Wilson

    Pro Football Talk "With Marquess Wilson suffering a broken clavicle this week that required surgery, the Chicago Bears have added a receiver to their roster to bolster their depth at the position. The team announced they have signed receiver Greg Herd and waived linebacker Conor O’Neill." August 06

  • Bears teammates don’t condone Bennett outburst but understand it

    CSN Chicago "The 2013 Bears produced the third-best passing and No. 2 scoring offense in the NFL in no small part because they avoided major personnel setbacks outside of the ankle and groin injuries that cost them Jay Cutler at times. It will still be only preseason Friday night when the Bears host the..." August 06

  • Bears suspend Bennett for fight with Fuller

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was fined and suspended for conduct detrimental to the team after the veteran was involved in a fight at practice Monday with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller, general manager Phil Emery announced Tuesday. Emery did not specify the length of the suspension..." August 06

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    Adam Jahns @adamjahns

    Martellus Bennett has been fined and suspended by the #Bears

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears worked out veteran WRs Santonio Holmes and Ben Obomanu, per sources, but not appear to be signing either for now.

  • Brawl breaks out at Bears training camp

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman cut practice short Monday following a heated, physical altercation between veteran tight end Martellus Bennett and first-round draft choice Kyle Fuller during a red-zone drill. The issue arose when Fuller attempted to strip the football away from Bennett after..." August 05

  • Marquess Wilson breaks clavicle

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears’ receiving depth has taken a hit. Second-year wideout Marquess Wilson, who was in line for more playing time this season, sustained a broken clavicle in Monday’s training camp practice, the club’s official Twitter feed said this afternoon. Just 21 years old, Wilson (6-4, 194) was a..." August 04

  • Jordan Lynch getting few reps at running back

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jordan Lynch’s best chance to make a first impression likely won’t come until the Bears’ season opener Friday against the Eagles. Just ask Matt Forte, who, along with veteran Shaun Draughn and second-year player Michael Ford, has gotten the most carries during training camp. “He ain’t got..." August 03