Chicago Bears News and Rumors

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

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

    profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 28 (yesterday)
    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 st…
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  • Lance Briggs to visit the 49ers on Monday

    Lance Briggs to visit the 49ers on Monday

    profootballtalk.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    With a big hole to fill at inside linebacker, the 49ers identified Mason Foster and Lance Briggs as two potential targets in free agency this week. Foster signed with the Bears instead, but Briggs is heading to San Francisco for a visit. Briggs told Vau…
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  • Bears owner at first said no to Ray McDonald, then changed his …

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

    profootballtalk.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    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 dome…
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  • Bears sign ex-Jags CB Ball to 1-year deal

    Bears sign ex-Jags CB Ball to 1-year deal

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    The Chicago Bears signed former Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.
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  • Bears hoping to get more from Jared Allen this season

    Bears hoping to get more from Jared Allen this season

    profootballtalk.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    The Bears didn’t get much out of Jared Allen last year after a bout with pneumonia, and now they’re shifting to a defense he’s not really suited for. But since they’re on the hook for an $11.5 million roster bonus anyway, they’re trying to figure out ho…
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  • John Fox: Cutler will have to earn the job in an open competiti…

    John Fox: Cutler will have to earn the job in an open competition

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Mar 27 (3 days ago)
    The Bears are on the hook to pay Jay Cutler a guaranteed $15 million this year and $10 million next year. But that doesn’t mean Cutler is their long-term starter. It doesn’t even mean Cutler is the Bears’ Week One starter. Bears coach John Fox says Cutl…
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  • Rex Ryan is surprised the Bears didn’t want to hire him

    Rex Ryan is surprised the Bears didn’t want to hire him

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    After Rex Ryan was fired by the Jets, and before he was hired by the Bills, he was expecting the Bears to call him and ask him to interview for their head-coaching vacancy. But that call never came. Ryan said at the league meeting that he expected the B…
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  • John Fox: New conditioning program ‘will help’ Alshon Jeffery

    John Fox: New conditioning program ‘will help’ Alshon Jeffery

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    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 Als…
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  • Should the Chicago Bears draft Marcus Mariota at 7?

    Should the Chicago Bears draft Marcus Mariota at 7?

    bearsgab.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    True or false – Jay Cutler is not the answer at QB long term for the Bears? Find out who’s the new NFL betting Favorite after free agent moves at Mybookie.ag, as each team is going to tweak their draft board after they tried to fill some holes with free…
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  • Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Next Step in Sharper’s Plea Dea…

    Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Next Step in Sharper’s Plea Deal

    nytimes.com Mar 25 (5 days ago)
    The former N.F.L. star Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to a reduced felony attempted sexual assault charge in Las Vegas, in the third part of a four-state plea deal.
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  • Reports: Mason Foster agrees to deal with Bears

    Reports: Mason Foster agrees to deal with Bears

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    The Chicago Bears may have found their replacement for Lance Briggs. According to Jen Lada of CSNChicago.com, the Bears have agreed to terms with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Mason Foster. Foster has been a starter for each of his four seasons…
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  • GM Ryan Pace's measured approach could pay off big for Bears

    GM Ryan Pace's measured approach could pay off big for Bears

    ESPN.com yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    The Chicago Bears took a measured approach after the initial big-money first wave of free agency, and the club's patience may have actually paid off Tuesday with the expected additions of defensive ends Jarvis Jenkins and Ray McDonald. Sources confirmed…
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  • Bears sign DE Jenkins to one-year deal

    Bears sign DE Jenkins to one-year deal

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    The Chicago Bears signed free agent defensive end Jarvis Jenkins to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.
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  • Brian Urlacher never considered early retirement

    Brian Urlacher never considered early retirement

    ESPN.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    Over the span of a decorated 13-year NFL career, former Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher forged a reputation of a player willing to do almost anything to stay on the football field. Urlacher started all 16 regular-season games in 10 of his…
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  • Bears' John Fox: 'We have a lot of needs'

    Bears' John Fox: 'We have a lot of needs'

    ESPN.com Mar 23 (6 days ago)
    While the Chicago Bears continue to take a cautious approach to free agency, the fact the team still needs to fill several holes prior to the 2015 season isn’t lost on coach John Fox. “We have a lot of needs,” Fox told Chicago Tribune reporter Brad Bigg…
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  • Rooney thinks Ravens had “legitimate gripe” about ineligible re…

    Rooney thinks Ravens had “legitimate gripe” about ineligible receiver maneuver

    It’s been a strange week for NFL rivalries. First, the Bears made a proposal that would address the manner in which the Packers lost the NFC title game, without a chance to possess the ball in overtime. Now, the Steelers are showing empathy for the Rave…
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  • Bears keep tight end Dante Rosario for another year

    Bears keep tight end Dante Rosario for another year

    John Fox really loves Dante Rosario. Not only did he draft the Oregon tight end when he was the coach of the Panthers, he then dragged him along to Denver. So naturally, he made sure to keep Rosario to play for his first Bears team. The team announced t…
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  • Bears above average in available salary-cap space

    Bears above average in available salary-cap space

    ESPN.com Mar 19
    A handful of free-agent signings, headlined by outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, wide receiver Eddie Royal and safety Antrel Rolle, leaves the Chicago Bears with $15,226,038 worth of salary-cap space, according to the most recent figures released by th…
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  • Bears propose at least one possession per team in overtime

    Bears propose at least one possession per team in overtime

    The Bears believe that their biggest rival got a raw deal in the NFC title game. Last month, Chicago proposed that each team would be guaranteed at least one possession in an overtime game. It’s one of the 23 potential changes submitted by the Competiti…
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  • Jury Clears Ex-NFL Player Gault of Purposely Defrauding Investo…

    Jury Clears Ex-NFL Player Gault of Purposely Defrauding Investors

    nytimes.com Mar 18
    A California jury on Wednesday cleared former Chicago Bears wide receiver Willie Gault of intentionally defrauding investors in a scheme to inflate the price of stock in the heart-monitoring device company Heart Tronics [HRTT.PK].
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  • Chicago Bears ownership at a glance

    Chicago Bears ownership at a glance

    ESPN.com Mar 18
    Majority owner: Virginia McCaskey (92) Minority owners: Patrick Ryan (77), Andrew McKenna (84) Source of wealth: Ownership of the Chicago Bears Net worth: $1.3 billion (Forbes) Residence: Des Plaines, Illinois Marital status: Widowed Family: Virginia Mc…
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  • Bears to sign long snapper Thomas Gafford

    Bears to sign long snapper Thomas Gafford

    The Bears were the only team in the league without a long snapper on their roster when Tuesday started, but they were on their way to remedying that by the time the day was out. Chicago worked out four young long snappers during the day and Brad Biggs o…
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  • Video - Bears Expected To Sign Ray McDonald 02:18

    Bears Expected To Sign Ray McDonald

    Mar 24
    The "NFL Insiders" team breaks down what the expected signing of Ray McDonald means for the Chicago Bears.
  • Video - Bears May Find Receiver Help In Draft 01:06

    Bears May Find Receiver Help In Draft

    Mar 17
    ESPN Bears reporter Michael C. Wright discusses remaining needs in Chicago.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Receivers Shuffle 00:54

    Inside The Huddle: Receivers Shuffle

    Mar 12
    This offseason has seen an amazing rearrangement of the NFL's highest-paid receivers.
  • Video - Bears Bolster Secondary With Antrel Rolle 02:57

    Bears Bolster Secondary With Antrel Rolle

    Mar 12
    ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano discusses the Bears' signing of safety Antrel Rolle.

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    Mar 25
    PHOENIX — Lunch was served just before noon at the annual NFL meetings Tuesday. Lunch’s name was Jeffrey Lurie. Under a scalding sun on a cloudless 87-degree day, Lurie, the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, stood for a mostly withering 40-minute cross-…