Chicago Bears News and Rumors

  • Matt Forte Says He’ll Come to Bears Camp Despite Not Getting a …

    Matt Forte Says He’ll Come to Bears Camp Despite Not Getting a New Deal

    bearsgab.com profootballtalk.com Updated 18 hours ago
    Former Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte confirmed on Wednesday that he will report to training camp on time despite the Chicago Bears’ refusal to extend his contract, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports. “Yeah, [I’ll report to camp on time without a …
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  • John Siegal, oldest former Bears player, dies at 97

    John Siegal, oldest former Bears player, dies at 97

    profootballtalk.com 21 hours ago
    John Siegal, an end that was selected to three Pro Bowls and helped the Chicago Bears win three NFL titles in the 1940s, died this week at the age of 97. He was the Bears’ oldest former player, per the team’s announcement. Siegal played just five years …
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  • Lawyer says no restraining order was served on McDonald

    Lawyer says no restraining order was served on McDonald

    With the exception of Al Pacino in And Justice For All, no lawyer has ever publicly declared his client to be guilty as charged. So it’s no surprise that Steve Defillippis continues to claim that former 49ers and Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald is …
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  • Martellus Bennett skips Bears' OTA in contract dispute

    Martellus Bennett skips Bears' OTA in contract dispute

    ESPN.com May 27 (yesterday)
    Martellus Bennett skips Bears' OTA in contract dispute
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  • On Pro Football: Bears Stumble in N.F.L.’s Quagmire on Domestic…

    On Pro Football: Bears Stumble in N.F.L.’s Quagmire on Domestic Violence

    nytimes.com May 26 (2 days ago)
    Chicago took a tough stand on Ray McDonald, cutting him on Monday, but the decision has led to more questions, including why the Bears signed McDonald in the first place.
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  • The NFL's Useful Idiots Are At It Again

    The NFL's Useful Idiots Are At It Again

    deadspin.com May 26 (2 days ago)
    Now that the Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald—who was previously investigated for sexual assault and yesterday was arrested on charges of domestic violence for the second time in a year —a chorus of NFL media stooges have begun squ…
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  • Broncos have call to make on Antonio Smith this week

    Broncos have call to make on Antonio Smith this week

    profootballtalk.com May 26 (3 days ago)
    The arrest and release of former Bears defensive end Ray McDonald became the big story in the NFL on Monday, but McDonald wasn’t the only defensive lineman to land in the news for the wrong reasons recently. Last week, word broke of a child abuse invest…
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  • Owners need to create downside for taking chances on problem pl…

    Owners need to create downside for taking chances on problem players

    profootballtalk.com May 26 (3 days ago)
    It’s an idea that has been percolating for years. With the latest arrest of Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald, it’s time finally has come. NFL teams will continue to give talented players second (and third . . . and fourth) chances because NFL teams …
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  • Video - Ray McDonald arrested again 03:57

    Ray McDonald arrested again

    May 27
    ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson reports the latest on Ray McDonald, who has been arrested for violating a restraining order.
  • Video - Forte will not hold out of training camp 01:45

    Forte will not hold out of training camp

    May 27
    Jeff Dickerson discusses Bears RB Matt Forte, who said he will report to training camp on time despite the team's refusal to extend his contract.
  • Video - How does Cutler look this spring? 01:07

    How does Cutler look this spring?

    May 27
    ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson discusses how quarterback Jay Cutler appears to be adapting to the offense of Chicago's new offensive coordinator, Adam Gase.
  • Video - Bears chairman on McDonald 01:13

    Bears chairman on McDonald

    May 27
    Days after releasing DE Ray McDonald, Bears chairman George McCaskey explains the signing of McDonald and the safeguards in place to handle players of questionable character.

Sports Columnists

  • Sam can develop in Canada

    May 26
    "The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date...
  • Sam can develop in Canada

    May 26
    "The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date...
  • In CFL, Montreal Alouettes' Michael Sam should be able to show off pass-ru…

    May 26
    With even more passing than in the NFL, the CFL could boost ex-Rams draft pick Michael Sam, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
  • In CFL, Montreal Alouettes' Michael Sam should be able to show off pass-ru…

    May 26
    The pass-happy CFL could be just the place for ex-Rams draft pick Michael Sam to show NFL teams how good he can be at rushing the quarterback, Jeffri Chadiha writes.