Chicago Bears News and Rumors

  • Agent: Packers reach deal with QB Matt Blanchard

    Agent: Packers reach deal with QB Matt Blanchard

    profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    The Packers are adding a third quarterback. The club has signed former Panthers and Bears passer Matt Blanchard, agent Paul Sheehy said on Twitter on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Blanchard spent most of the 2014 season on injured reserve with Carolina aft…
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  • Jermon Bushrod on Jay Cutler: “We love the guy.”

    Jermon Bushrod on Jay Cutler: “We love the guy.”

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    Jay Cutler has been a lightning rod for criticism in Chicago. From his seemingly lackadaisical demeanor to his consistently mediocre production, Cutler has constantly drawn the ire of Bears fans. However, he still has teammates willing to stick up for h…
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  • Polian on Bears' pursuit of top QB: 'What's the price?'

    Polian on Bears' pursuit of top QB: 'What's the price?'

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    Polian on Bears' pursuit of top QB: 'What's the price?'
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  • Jameis Winston scheduled to meet with Bears on Wednesday

    Jameis Winston scheduled to meet with Bears on Wednesday

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    The Bears have the seventh pick in the draft, which is expected to be far too low for them to have any shot of drafting Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Drafts can take unexpected turns, however, and the Bears are making sure that they’ve done …
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  • Bears host Mario Edwards on pre-draft visit

    Bears host Mario Edwards on pre-draft visit

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    Every year, there are players who see their stock move upward in a hurry during the pre-draft process and it looks like Florida State defensive lineman Mario Edwards will be on that list this year. Edwards dropped weight after last season and impressed …
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  • Matt Forte not at Chicago’s voluntary workouts on Monday

    Matt Forte not at Chicago’s voluntary workouts on Monday

    profootballtalk.com Apr 13 (5 days ago)
    The Bears’ starting running back worked out on Monday, but not with his Chicago teammates as the club began its voluntary training. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Forte informed the Bears he wouldn’t be present for the club’s workouts o…
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  • Breshad Perriman visits Bears

    Breshad Perriman visits Bears

    profootballtalk.com Apr 13 (5 days ago)
    A receiver who could be headed for the top 20 has attracted the attention of a team in the top 10. Central Florida’s Breshad Perriman, the son of former NFL receiver Brett Perriman, visited the Bears on Sunday, per a league source with knowledge of the …
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  • Report: Bears met with Marcus Mariota

    Report: Bears met with Marcus Mariota

    Most of the speculation at quarterback for the Bears this offseason has revolved around whether they’ll stick with Jay Cutler as their starter, something that appears to be the likeliest way for things to go as long as Jimmy Clausen is their alternative…
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  • Panthers sign Charles Tillman

    Panthers sign Charles Tillman

    We’ve watched cornerback Charles Tillman play in a Bears uniform for his entire 12-year NFL career, but it looks like he’ll be wearing different colors in 2015. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Panthers are expected to sign Tillman after visiting wi…
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  • Lamarr Houston laughs off his sack celebration injury

    Lamarr Houston laughs off his sack celebration injury

    Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston had one of the most embarrassing plays of the 2014 season: Late in a blowout loss to the Patriots, Houston celebrated a sack by jumping up and down — and tearing his ACL in the process. But Houston says he’s not embarr…
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  • Former NFL player, assistant coach Charlie Sumner passes away

    Former NFL player, assistant coach Charlie Sumner passes away

    Charlie Sumner, a former Bears and Vikings defensive back and Raiders defensive coordinator, passed away Friday in Hawaii at age 84, the Bay Area News Group reported. The Raiders confirmed Sumner’s passing in a statement Monday. “Charlie was an esteemed…
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  • Bears have more old guys than anyone in the NFL right now

    Bears have more old guys than anyone in the NFL right now

    Few coaches love veterans more than John Fox. Which is a good thing, since he has more of them than any coach in the NFL. According to Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com, the Bears have 14 players on their roster at the moment age 30 or older. Fox is a kn…
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  • Football autographed by Jay Cutler gets no bids

    Football autographed by Jay Cutler gets no bids

    The Bears may not be done with quarterback Jay Cutler, but most Bears fans are. The latest proof for that proposition comes from an auction that included a football autographed by Cutler. Via the Chicago Tribune, the March 26 event resulted in a grand t…
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  • Brandon Marshall gets No. 15 from Saalim Hakim

    Brandon Marshall gets No. 15 from Saalim Hakim

    Brandon Marshall will get to keep the jersey No. 15 after a deal with teammate Saalim Hakim. Marshall, who also wore 15 with the Broncos and Bears, wanted to wear 15 with the Jets as well. But Hakim, who already had it, said Marshall would have to beat …
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  • Bears announce schedule-prediction contest

    Bears announce schedule-prediction contest

    Last year, the Rams offered a $100,000 prize to anyone who correctly predicted the team’s schedule, with each game in each week and each day and each location and the placement bye week. To little surprise, no one won. This year, the Bears have launched…
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  • Bears release Anthony Walters

    Bears release Anthony Walters

    Safety Anthony Walters returned for a second stint with the Bears late in the 2014 season, but it came to an end on Thursday. The Bears announced that they have released Walters, who signed with the team in November after failing to make the Cardinals o…
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  • Raiders sign J’Marcus Webb

    Raiders sign J’Marcus Webb

    After bouncing around the NFL for the last few years, J’Marcus Webb has found another home in Oakland. Webb, a huge offensive tackle who last played for the Vikings, signed with the Raiders today. The 6-foot-7, 333-pound Webb was a seventh-round pick of…
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  • Bears will release Roberto Garza, sign Will Montgomery

    Bears will release Roberto Garza, sign Will Montgomery

    Center Roberto Garza had a long run as a starter for the Bears, but it looks like it has came to an end after 10 years. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the team has informed Garza that he’ll be released. The wait to find out who his repla…
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  • Jets hosting Amari Cooper on Thursday

    Jets hosting Amari Cooper on Thursday

    The Jets traded a fifth-round pick to the Bears for Brandon Marshall last month, giving them a needed weapon at wide receiver heading into next season. They may not be done making additions at the position using 2015 draft picks. According to multiple r…
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  • Bears re-sign CB Sherrick McManis

    Bears re-sign CB Sherrick McManis

    The Bears have retained a backup defensive back and key special-teamer, reaching a one-year deal with cornerback Sherrick McManis, the club announced Wednesday. The 27-year-old McManis appeared in 12 games as a Bears reserve in 2014, with the club credi…
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  • Bears sign Sam Acho: The Bears brought in a new defensive coord…

    Bears sign Sam Acho: The Bears brought in a new defensive coordinator …

    The Bears brought in a new defensive coordinator this offseason when Vic Fangio signed on to head coach John Fox’s first Chicago staff and that’s expected to mean a move toward the 3-4 base look that both men favored in previous stops. On Wednesday, the…
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  • Bears sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers

    Bears sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers

    The Bears secured a contender for a reserve role in their backfield Tuesday, signing tailback Jacquizz Rodgers, the club said. Rodgers, 25, has played the last four seasons with Atlanta, rushing 305 times for 1,116 yards and five touchdowns and catching…
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  • Bears learned from Brian Urlacher's departure

    Bears learned from Brian Urlacher's departure

    ESPN.com Mar 30
    It’s obvious the Chicago Bears learned from their brief rift with former linebacker Brian Urlacher and plan to try to avoid a similar situation in dealing with aging free agents Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman. Urlacher became a free agent in March 201…
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  • Wrestlemania in Santa Clara serves as dry run for Super Bowl

    Wrestlemania in Santa Clara serves as dry run for Super Bowl

    So which event generated the highest attendance numbers in the first year of the new 49ers stadium? The regular-season opener in prime time against the Bears? The Thanksgiving night game against the Seahawks? Actually, the high-water mark came Sunday ni…
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  • Fox on Cutler: Unless something good happens, it’s hard to have…

    Fox on Cutler: Unless something good happens, it’s hard to have confidence

    Bears coach John Fox said last week that Jay Cutler would be in an open competition for the starting quarterback job in 2015, something that could result in Cutler making $15 million to hold a clipboard while Jimmy Clausen or David Fales leads the Bears…
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  • Jared Allen wants to prove he belongs: “I’m good still. Really”

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

    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

    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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  • Video - Draft War Room: Chicago Bears 03:48

    Draft War Room: Chicago Bears

    Apr 13
    Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis break down the current Chicago Bears roster and tell you where they need to improve through the draft.
  • Video - Bears' draft options 02:52

    Bears' draft options

    Apr 13
    Todd McShay discusses Chicago's draft needs and players that may be available to the Bears in the NFL draft.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Keenan Allen in the slot 00:32

    Inside The Huddle: Keenan Allen in the slot

    Apr 9
    Keenan Allen will see more work in the slot with the departure of Eddie Royal.
  • Video - Bears reshape roster with one-year deals 00:57

    Bears reshape roster with one-year deals

    Apr 3
    ESPN Bears reporter Michael C. Wright discusses "prove-it" deals used by the team.

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