Bears Rumors & News

  • Bears hire another former Broncos assistant

    Pro Football Talk "John Fox brought offensive coordinator Adam Gase with him from Denver to Chicago and now the team has added another member of the 2014 Broncos offensive coaching staff to the ranks. The Bears announced that they have hired Bo Hardegree as an offensive assistant. Hardegree was an offensive..." January 25

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    Zach Zaidman @ZachZaidman

    #Bears have reached an agreement with Dowell Loggains (quarterbacks) and Glenn Pires (linebackers) to join their coaching staff.

  • Former players laud Bears' John Fox: 'A player's dream for a head coach'

    Chicago Sun-Times "You can hardly make a move at Pro Bowl practices without running into a Bronco with good things to say about playing for John Fox. It’s almost disconcerting. How does a team get 11 players in the Pro Bowl — nine of them original-ballot selections — and get knocked out in the divisional..." January 24

  • Adam Gase hired as Bears' offensive coordinator "Adam Gase has found a new job with a familiar boss. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Gase has been hired as the new offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, according to a source informed of the situation. The two sides have agreed on a three-year deal." January 22

  • Report: Adam Gase could be reuniting with John Fox in Chicago

    Sporting News "Adam Gase could be working with a familiar face soon. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the former Broncos offensive coordinator will interview for the offensive coordinator position with the Bears, who days ago hired former Broncos head coach John Fox to be their new head coach." January 21

  • Brian Urlacher hoping to be comfortable around Bears organization again

    The Score "Brian Urlacher and the Chicago Bears weren't on the best of terms following the eight-time Pro Bowlers retirement in 2013. Now, with John Fox installed as head coach and former general manager Phil Emery gone, Urlacher believes the two sides can mend the relationship. "I just think he wants..." January 20

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Bears announce DC Mel Tucker, asstistants TE Andy Bischoff, LB Reggie Herring and asst special teams Dwayne Stukes will not return in 2015

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears considering handful of OC candidates, including Charlie Weis, SF's Geep Chryst, DET's Jim Bob Cooter, DEN's Adam Gase. Weis intriguing

  • 7d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Ravens hired former Bears HC Marc Trestman as OC, per source.

  • 7d
    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Vic Fangio has decided to join John Fox's staff in Chicago. Skins were very interested. Fangio made his decision today

  • John Fox hoping to rebuild Brian Urlacher's fractured relationship with Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s almost certainly not high on John Fox’s “to-do” list, but the new Bears coach is hoping to repair the rift between the Bears and Brian Urlacher. Answering a question about Urlacher’s criticism of Jay Cutler — that it takes more than talent to be a great quarterback in the league — Fox..." January 20

  • Bears introduce coach John Fox

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace called the sudden availability of John Fox "a game-changer" in the club's coaching search. So exactly a week after Fox and the Denver Broncos announced that they had parted ways, the Bears introduced Fox on Monday at Halas Hall as the franchise's 15th..." January 19

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bears asked for permission to interview #Lions QB coach Jim Bob Cooter, a fast-riser, for OC job, source said. Alas, Detroit blocked it.

  • Bears offensive coordinator job a win-win situation

    CSN Chicago "With Ryan Pace hired as general manager and John Fox as head coach, the on-field attention turns to choices of coordinators, with one ranking significantly higher than the other two. Failure to resolve issues around the offensive coordinator doomed Lovie Smith and in part Marc Trestman. Like..." January 19

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Broncos OC Adam Gase interviews with #Jaguars for OC today. Plenty of options, tho. OAK, STL, ATL & CHI have permission to talk to him

  • 1985 Bears talk suicide, pills, post-NFL struggles in new HBO 'Real Sports' "The 1985 Chicago Bears are regarded as one of the toughest teams in football history. But in the 2015 debut of HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, the world learns just how difficult things are for the group 20 years or more removed from football. In an episode that airs on Tue., Jan. 20, at..." January 17

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Titans have denied #Bears permission to meet with Mike Mularkey about OC job under John Fox

  • 10d
    Mike Rodak @mikerodak

    Bills have reached a 2-year deal with Aaron Kromer to become offensive line coach, source tells @ClaytonESPN

  • Report: Vic Fangio to meet with Bears before Redskins

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Bears have requested permission to interview former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN. Fangio is expected to meet with Chicago first, then he will interview with the Redskins for the same position later on Saturday, according to Dianna Marie Russini of..." January 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Bears have requested to speak with #Titans TE coach Mike Mularkey for their OC position, source said. Titans said no for Bucs tho…

  • 10d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears requested permission to interview former 49ers DC Vic Fangio, per source.

  • 10d
    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Continue to hear Dennis Allen as John Fox's defensive coordinator in Chicago

  • Bears hire John Fox as coach

    ESPN Chicago "John Fox is the new coach of the Chicago Bears, the team announced Friday. He agreed to a four-year deal, sources told ESPN. There will be a news conference on Monday at 11 a.m. CT. Fox becomes Chicago's third head coach since 2012, taking over for Marc Trestman, who was fired Dec. 29, along..." January 17

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Continue to hear Dennis Allen as John Fox's defensive coordinator in Chicago

  • Bears set to hire John Fox as head coach "It didn't take long for John Fox to land on his feet. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday, per two sources informed of the situation, that the Chicago Bears are set to hire Fox as their next coach just days after he mutually parted ways with the Denver Broncos. Fox first interviewed..." January 16

  • John Fox, Bears reportedly reach agreement

    Sporting News "John Fox wasn't out of work for long. Three days after being fired by the Broncos, Fox is set to take over the Bears, according to Bleacher Report. Fox's 46-18 record and four consecutive first-place finishes weren't good enough for the Broncos, but that kind of resume has plenty of appeal..." January 15

  • NFL job field tightening as Bears work at deal with John Fox

    CSN Chicago "As Wednesday wore on, a veteran NFL source told that “the Bears job is John’s if he wants it.” The “John” was John Fox, who parted ways with the Denver Broncos on Monday and was believed to be close to a deal with the Bears late Wednesday. Which means nothing definitive, as..." January 15

  • John Fox could bring Kyle Shanahan with him to Bears

    Chicago Tribune "John Fox is scheduled to interview for the Chicago Bears’ open head-coaching position Wednesday at Halas Hall. And there is a growing belief that Fox quickly has emerged as the team’s top target after he parted ways with the Denver Broncos on Monday. As the Bears move forward with their..." January 14

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    Chicago Bears @ChicagoBears

    #Bears interviewed ex-Bills HC Doug Marrone and Lions DC Teryl Austin for vacant head-coaching position today.

  • Bears part ways with personnel director Turks

    ESPN Chicago "Bears general manager Ryan Pace made his first major move on the personnel side Monday, firing director of pro personnel Kevin Turks. Zach Zaidman of WSCR and WBBM first reported the news Tuesday morning. Turks worked 13 seasons in Chicago’s personnel department, spending the last two..." January 13

  • Bears teammates get in Twitter spat over an unfollow

    Fox Sports "The sting of a Twitter unfollow even affects NFL players. And now it has caused a public beef between two Bears teammates. Offensive lineman Kyle Long apparently got unfollowed by tight end Martellus Bennett, so Long decided to strike back on the social media service. " January 13

  • Keep an eye on John Fox to Chicago

    Pro Football Talk "Immediately after news broke that the Broncos and coach John Fox engaged in the latest NFL “mutual parting,” a league source with extensive knowledge of multiple coaching searches suggested that Fox could be headed to the Bears. It would make sense, for multiple reasons. First, former Giants..." January 13

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Not even a question the #Bears should reach out to John Fox. Best head coach available. 7 playoff berths, 2 Super Bowl appearances.

  • 16d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears prepared to make a major push for Ravens OC Gary Kubiak, per source. Kubiak now free to talk with teams about HC vacancies.

  • Hiring coach top priority for Pace "New Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace walked out of the room Wednesday after a marathon interview session at Halas Hall, and team chairman George McCaskey took a quick assessment. "[Consultant] Ernie [Accorsi], [team president] Ted [Phillips] and I looked at each other," McCaskey..." January 10

  • Bears ask to interview Lions assistant Teryl Austin

    Chicago Tribune "In his first days as the new Bears general manager, Ryan Pace already has come to recognize the magnitude of his first order of business. The Bears are still in need of a new coach to replace Marc Trestman. And Pace is suddenly at the controls of that search. “I can assure you I understand the..." January 10

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Bears have requested permission to interview #Lions DC Teryl Austin for head coaching position.

  • Ryan Pace has final say over Bears’ coach, QB, 53-man roster

    Pro Football Talk "New Bears General Manager Ryan Pace says he has final say over all roster decisions in Chicago, and that he will ultimately decide who the next head coach is. At his press conference today, Pace said he will collaborate with others in the building about hiring the team’s next head coach, but..." January 09

  • Former Bears QB coach Matt Cavanaugh is on Cleveland Browns' radar for offensive coordinator

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Bears quarterbacks coach and Youngstown native Matt Cavanaugh, who has a long history with Browns coach Mike Pettine, is on the Browns' radar for their offensive coordinator job, a source told Northeast Ohio Media Group Thursday. Cavanaugh, 58, would replace Kyle Shanahan, whose request..." January 09

  • Bears hire Ryan Pace as new general manager

    Pro Football Talk "The Chicago Bears have a new general manager. Ryan Pace, formerly the director of pro personnel for the Saints, became G.M. of the Bears today. Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis said this week that he believes Pace is ready to become a general manager, although the Saints were hoping not to lose..." January 08

  • Bears Tim Jennings apologizes for speeding, denies being drunk

    CSN Chicago "Tim Jennings was arrested on three charges Wednesday afternoon and one of them including a DUI, but the Bears cornerback claims he wasn't drunk. " January 08

  • Bears interview Gaine, Dawson for GM post

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bears spent Tuesday interviewing two general manager candidates at Halas Hall: Houston Texans director of pro personnel Brian Gaine, and Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson. Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard is scheduled to..." January 07

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Despite success with Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, I'm told #Bears do not have Mike Shanahan on list of HC prospects

  • 20d
    Michael C. Wright @mikecwright

    . @ESPNChiBears & I reporting Tim Jennings arrested on speeding, DUI, reckless driving charges in Gwinnett County, Ga. $2,705 in total bonds

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Doesn’t sound like Mike Shanahan will stop at three interviews. The #Bears, when they hire a GM, are expected to interview for HC him, too

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs interviewed ex-#Bears head coach Marc Trestman for their vacant offensive coordinator job, sources says. He does know the QB

  • Briggs, Tillman came to Bears in ’03 and will go out together

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears won, but linebacker Lance Briggs was heartbroken. As riveting as the 28-20 victory against the 49ers was in Week 2, there were tears for cornerback Charles Tillman. “I was hoping so much that the MRI [exam] the next day would come out negative,” Briggs told the Sun-Times. But it..." January 05

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Chiefs granted permission for the #Bears to interview personnel director Chris Ballard, source said. He’ll be in Chicago Friday or Saturday

  • 2014 AP All-Pro Team

    Pro Football Talk "Via USA Today and, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty NFL writers compose the AP’s voting panel: OFFENSE Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback: John..." January 02

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Broncos OC Adam Gase is scheduled to interview Friday and Saturday for HC jobs with the 49ers, Falcons and Bears, per league source.