Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys are still in the running for Chicago Bears free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton. Melton, one of the top interior linemen still left on the market, is scheduled to visit the Cowboys on Monday, according to a source. Melton’s visit to Valley Ranch will give the Cowboys..." March 17
Fansided "The Kansas City Chiefs thought they had a deal with Emmanuel Sanders — the only problem with that was Sanders didn’t have the same idea. Sanders has taken the agreeing to terms versus actually signing with a team to it’s most literal extent and that has the Chiefs reeling. After getting burned..." March 16
Fansided "The Dallas Cowboys have been looking for defensive line help after a season plagued with injuries at the position. Combine that with the fact that the Cowboys have lost nearly every player on their defensive line to free agency this offseason, or in Jay Ratliff’s situation in the middle of last..." March 16
Fansided "The NFL future of kick returner Devin Hester is actually a lot brighter than it has seemed lately. While he’s been contacted by teams, the future Hall of Famer remains unsigned and is one of many skill players still without a job this offseason. According to Hester, that’s going to change soon...." March 16
Fansided "The Chicago Bears were able to avoid a possible Brian Urlacher type fall out with veteran corner-back Charles Tillman after both sides were able to come to an agreement on what could have been Tillman’s final contract as an active player. Knowing that Tillman will be returning to the Chicago..." March 15
Fansided "It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears are looking to beef up that vaunted defensive line a bit, and they could look to fill that need by way of the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in May. They’re in the market for a big, run-stopping defensive tackle that can also get to the quarterback a bit, and..." March 15
CBSSports.com "For the past four years, defensive end Julius Peppers has terrorized NFC North quarterbacks, recording a total of 38 sacks and making three Pro Bowls during his time in Chicago. The only team that hasn't had to worry about him, of course, was the Bears. Moving into 2014, that will change for..." March 15
Charles Tillman has re-signed with the #Bears on a one-year deal, I'm told. Somewhat of a surprise but pleasant one, given his legacy there
Chicago Tribune "The owner of a Texas sports bar is seeking more than $1 million in damages from Bears defense tackle Henry Melton because he says Melton bit him and drew blood during a brawl in December. Police in Grapevine, Texas, charged Melton with misdemeanor assault and public intoxication after the..." March 14
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Bears continued Thursday with their free-agent flurry, agreeing to terms with receiver and special teamer Domenik Hixon on a one-year contract, the team announced. He will participate in the upcoming competition to return kicks for the Bears, as the club seeks to replace Devin..." March 14
Chicago Tribune "Running back Matt Forte hopes former Pro Bowlers Henry Melton and Charles Tillman return to the Chicago Bears’ defense during free agency, but he also has confidence in general manager’s Phil Emery’s plan to rebuild a defense that allowed more yards last season than any in team history. “We..." March 14
ESPN Dallas "Are the Dallas Cowboys about to see the allure of Rod Marinelli? According to multiple sources, the Cowboys have a visit scheduled with defensive tackle Henry Melton and have interest in defensive end Julius Peppers. Melton is set to visit the Seattle Seahawks, according to reports and has..." March 14
Willie Young agreed to a 3-year, $9M deal with #Bears that included a $2M signing bonus and $3.95M total guaranteed.
Bucs' Lovie Smith, asked if Josh McCown is his quarterback: "Yes, he is."
Pewter Report "Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith added the veteran quarterback to the mix at the position that he wanted when Tampa Bay signed Josh McCown to a two-year contract. McCown will compete with Mike Glennon, who started the final 13 games of his rookie season in 2013, for the starting job in Tampa Bay..." March 12
Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears have begun reworking their defense with some actual talent. Bears GM Phil Emery has signed former Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston. After free agent defensive end Michael Bennett decided to remain in Seattle, the Chicago Bears quickly moved on to Plan B. The Bears..." March 11
Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears are continuing to lock up players hitting the Free Agent market. Emery is on a certifiable roll right now: Williams appeared in six games for the Bears last season, starting in four of them. With two sacks, a forced fumble, and nineteen tackles, Williams was out for the..." March 11
Bears have agreed to terms with S Ryan Mundy on a two-year contract, team announced.
Windy City Gridiron "It appeared imminent when they attempted to trade him on Monday, but Julius Peppers is no longer a member of the Chicago Bears. Peppers signed a monster deal in 2010, and that deal and its adjustments put the Bears in an uncomfortable salary cap situation this year. The Bears look to gain..." March 11
Bears calling around the league, seeing if they can find a trade partner for DE Julius Peppers, per sources. Trade unlikely...
.@bears cut TE Dante rosario on monday
CBSSports.com "With free agency officially opening Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, not many observers expect there to be much movement on what appears to be a weak quarterback class. Aside from Michael Vick, there aren't really any names on that list that would cause a team to throw open its pocketbook (and maybe not even..." March 10
Chicago Sun-Times "Lance Briggs lamented the departure of another long-time teammate Friday and hoped cornerback Charles Tillman wouldn’t join kick returner Devin Hester in playing on a different team next season. Speaking publicly for the first time this offseason, the Bears linebacker told WGWG-FM (87.7) it was..." March 09
Chicago Sun-Times "Hailing from a small Wisconsin town where green and gold are the primary colors, new Bears defensive end Austen Lane realized he was going to hear it from Packers fans back home. “I would say 95 percent of them were: ‘We’re happy for you, but we’re not going to be cheering for you,’ ’’ Lane..." March 09
Miami Herald "Devin Hester is the most productive kick-return specialist in NFL history. Gee, do you think the Miami Dolphins, 26th in the league in scoring last year, could use some of that? It's a simple question with all kinds of clumsy qualifiers, starting with Hester's age (31), but the Chicago..." March 09
Fansided "Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher is coming off a career year, during a season when the Cowboys’ defense was riddled with injuries and he drew extra attention. At least one of those team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Other teams reportedly interested in Hatcher’s services are Miami..." March 09
Chicago Tribune "The Bears’ bid to rebuild their defense on the fly to complement one of the NFL’s highest-scoring offenses is starting at the top of the free-agent class. Multiple sources indicate they are in play for Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, the older brother of Bears tight end Martellus..." March 09
Henry Melton has multiple suitors, according to source. As we said a while back, he fully intends to test market.
Fansided "Of the defensive backs on the 2014 NFL Free Agent market, one of the more coveted at this point is probably five-year veteran Mike Mitchell of the Carolina Panthers. As the Charlotte Observer points out, there are already a slew of teams that are ready to see if they can bring him in to beef up..." March 08
Fansided "The Chicago Bears could be looking to bolster their defensive line by adding Houston Texans nose tackle Earl Mitchell. According to Chicago Tribune Bears beat writer Brad Briggs, Mitchell could be another option on the defensive line aside from Henry Melton. Of course the Bears’ interest in..." March 08
Fansided "The Chicago Bears are looking to improve their roster as a whole — with an emphasis on defensive positions — and this upcoming free agency period could be big for the team. One name that is a late arrival to the party is recently released Saints speedster Darren Sproles. According to NFL scribe..." March 08
Fansided "The Chicago Bears are looking at free gent quarterbacks this offseason to back up Jay Cutler in case they lose out on Josh McCown. The first choice for both the Bars and for McCown would be to reunite in 2014 and work out a contract next week. McCown is poised to draw significant attention in..." March 08
NFL.com "Josh McCown acknowledged last week that he doesn't "want to be anywhere else" than Chicago, but his return to the Bears is far from a given. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Thursday on "NFL Total Access" that it "seems unlikely" that the backup quarterback will re-sign with the team on the..." March 07
Chicago Sun-Times "The ‘‘Peanut Punch’’ will carry on. It’s just a matter of which team will benefit from it that remains a question. In that regard, Charles Tillman — arguably the best cornerback in Bears history — says, ‘‘I feel good,’’ when asked about free agency, which officially opens Tuesday. ‘‘We’ll..." March 06
Tampa Tribune "When his playing career comes to an end, Devin Hester would like to retire as a Chicago Bear. The Bears, though, have seemingly already retired any plans they might have had for Hester going forward. Hester said as much during an interview on the NFL Network on Wednesday night, when he also..." March 06
Chicago Tribune "After eight highlight-packed seasons as a Bear, Devin Hester’s career appears destined to finish elsewhere. Hester, who shares the NFL record of 19 career return touchdowns with Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, will hit free agency Tuesday afternoon. And during an interview Wednesday on the NFL..." March 06
Chicago Sun-Times "Devin Hester won’t play for the Bears next season. Perhaps the game’s greatest kick returner of all time acknowledged Wednesday night what signs had pointed to all offseason. “From my knowledge,” he said on NFL Network, “I know Chicago wants to go a different route with me.” That means..." March 06
LM: #Bears have terminated the contract of veteran punter Adam Podlesh.
Chicago Tribune "Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the very preliminary stages of looking at a 5,000-seat expansion of Soldier Field. The mayor's office and Chicago Park District, which runs the stadium on behalf of the city, are exploring the possibility as Chicago mulls a Super Bowl bid. "It's an exploration to see..." March 05
#Bears announce DT Jeremiah Ratliff returning on a 2-year contract
Devin Hester has been with the #Bears since 2006. But with no attempt to re-sign him, looks like he’ll hit the FA market. End of an era.
For those asking about a possible reunion for Devin Hester and #Bucs coach Lovie Smith: I don’t see it happening.
NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that the Chicago Bears have made “no attempt” to re-sign KR Devin Hester. Rapoport adds that it looks like Hester will reach the open market. Chicago is reportedly looking for a kick returner who can contribute in other areas, so it seems very likely that he will be..." March 04
NFL.com "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03
Pro Football Talk "Josh McCown played quarterback in a lot of places over the course of his career before he landed in Chicago, but he never had more success than he did with the Bears last season. McCown said he isn’t sure why everything came together after Jay Cutler was injured last season, but his 13..." March 02
Fansided "The Chicago Bears are in a bit of a pinch when it comes to what they will be doing this offseason to keep the team in contending shape. While some names being floated around will be coming in from the outside — whether that be free agency or the draft — there are names currently on roster who have..." March 01