Bears Rumors & News

  • Bears could have diamond in the rough in defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris

    Chicago Tribune "Opportunities for undrafted free agents can prove fleeting. One moment they have a chance to show what they can do, and the next they're handed an airline ticket home. The Bears saw enough promise to keep Roy Robertson-Harris around all last season, even though a serious heat-related illness he..." May 28

  • Few happy returns post-Devin Hester, so Bears turn to draft picks

    Chicago Sun-Times "On Nov. 9, 2014, the Bears were wallowing in the abyss early in the fourth quarter. The Packers had scored to go ahead 55-7 in a game that eventually would sound the death knell for the Marc Trestman and Phil Emery regimes. But then, a footnote: With 10:41 to play, former Canadian Football..." May 27

  • Victor Cruz just wanted to be loved, feels it in Chicago

    Pro Football Talk "It was clear from Victor Cruz’s recent remarks about his departure from the Giants that he wasn’t feeling loved by his old team. His new one made sure he got the message. During an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Waddle & Silvy show, the veteran wide receiver said he was greeted with open arms by..." May 26

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Ben McAdoo calls B.S. on Victor Cruz's Giants sabotage tale

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ben McAdoo says the newest Bears wide receiver's conspiracy theory is bunk. McAdoo scoffed at former Giants wideout Victor Cruz's curious assertion that the team purposely kept the ball away from him last season in order to grease the skids on his eventual release. The head coach flatly denied..." May 26

  • How big of an impact will Victor Cruz have on the Bears?

    CSN Chicago "The Bears inked Victor Cruz to a one-year deal on Thursday, adding another receiver to an already crowded corps. But it never hurts to add a veteran one to a young group, especially with a new starting quarterback. Cruz is 30 years old and isn't the same Pro Bowl-caliber player he was before..." May 26

  • Dowell Loggains' energy suiting Mike Glennon, Bears QBs well

    CSN Chicago "As Bears quarterbacks begin learning Dowell Loggains’ offense, they’re also in a getting-to-know-you phase with each other. While it’s not Mike Glennon’s job to develop Mitch Trubisky — that falls on Loggains and Dave Ragone — there does need to be some level of harmony from Glennon to..." May 25

  • Bears Set To Sign WR Victor Cruz On 1-Year Deal

    CBSChicago.com "The Bears are set to sign veteran receiver Victor Cruz to a one-year deal, the latest addition to their receiving corps. Cruz went to Instagram to make official his signing, which was first reported by the NFL Network on Thursday afternoon. “The Giants will forever be family,” Cruz said...." May 25

  • Mike Glennon: This is my year, not worried about 2018

    Pro Football Talk "When the Bears signed quarterback Mike Glennon to a three-year deal as a free agent this offseason, most people assumed that he’d be getting most of that time as the starter in Chicago with a chance for a longer run if he played well. That outlook changed when the Bears traded up to the No. 2..." May 23

  • Kevin White's progress a mystery as Bears begin OTAs

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears are diving deeper into their offseason program at Halas Hall, in their first week of organized team activities at Halas Hall. Here's what we learned from Tuesday's session, the only one this week open to the media. Receiver Kevin White's progress is a mystery White was in..." May 23

  • Bears building a 'special' bond with new QB Mike Glennon

    Chicago Tribune "Tight end Zach Miller had Mike Glennon’s cellphone number even before the quarterback signed with the Bears a few months ago — the two played for the Buccaneers during the 2013 season. Now, the entire offense has it, and Miller hopes the off-field bond the starting quarterback has built with..." May 23

  • Bears considering moving Kyle Long again

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have been fortunate that Pro Bowl offensive lineman Kyle Long is versatile, and they’re thinking about tapping into that again. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are considering moving Long to left guard this year and flipping free agent pickup Josh Sitton to..." May 22

  • Zach Miller thinks Jay Cutler still has a lot of football left in him

    CSN Chicago "Zach Miller firmly believes his former quarterback can still play at a high level in the NFL. Speaking to the media at the 2017 Bears Care Gala, the Bears tight end discussed his reaction to hearing that Jay Cutler was stepping off the field and into the booth. "I was surprised because I..." May 22

  • Bears sign Adam Shaheen

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears had one of the smaller draft classes in the league this year and they are 80 percent of the way through signing them. The team announced on Friday that second-round tight end Adam Shaheen has signed his four-year rookie deal. That leaves second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky as the..." May 19

  • How a covert visit to Chapel Hill solidified the Bears' conviction in Mitch Trubisky

    Chicago Tribune "Admittedly, it was a small task. But in the pre-draft process, every minute detail counts. So on March 16, Bears general manager Ryan Pace found himself curious to see how Mitch Trubisky would handle a routine assignment. A quintet of key Bears talent evaluators was headed to Chapel Hill, N.C.,..." May 19

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Cris Collinsworth has some broadcasting advice for Tony Romo and Jay Cutler

    New York Daily News "Tony Romo and Jay Cutler will be under intense scrutiny in each ex-quarterback's first year in the broadcast booth. They'll probably be ripped by every fan who disliked them during their playing days and will inevitably be accused of playing favorites. Cris Collinsworth's advice for all of..." May 16

  • John Fox: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky had ‘great camp’

    Chicago Sun-Times "John Fox said No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky had a “great camp” in his first stint with the Bears — three days of rookie practices at Halas Hall. The Bears coach then went about defining Trubisky’s offseason goals. The Bears will hold OTAs for veterans and rookies alike later this month and..." May 15

  • ‘He looks healthy’: Kevin White eager to prove everybody wrong in 2017

    Chicago Sun-Times "Asked about wide receiver Kevin White on Friday, Bears coach John Fox got straight to the heart of the matter. “I think he looks very healthy,” Fox said. “With the things that we’ve done, I’m hoping he can remain healthy.” Any discussion of Kevin White has to start with his health. Starting..." May 14

  • Bears sign WR Titus Davis, older brother of 2017 Titans first-rounder Corey Davis

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears could have drafted Illinois native Corey Davis at the top of the first round this year, but they opted for quarterback Mitch Trubisky and the wideout wound up going to the Titans with the fifth overall pick. There will be a wide receiver with the last name of Davis who went to college..." May 14

  • Mike Glennon reportedly offered to help Mitchell Trubisky learn playbook

    Yardbarker "Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon may be a little bit put off by how the organization has handled the quarterback situation, but he’s not holding it against his new competition. According to ESPN’s Michele Steele, Glennon reached out to rookie Mitchell Trubisky and offered to learn the..." May 13

  • TE Shaheen more than a big guy who can run: ‘He’s mean, too’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Adam Shaheen was a surprise second-round pick by the Bears, but all it takes is one clip of an Ashland highlight tape to see why NFL teams were so intrigued by the 6-6, 278-pound tight end. He’s big. He’s fast. He’s athletic. But those aren’t the only reasons why Shaheen dominated his Division-II..." May 12

  • Denard Robinson to try out at Bears’ minicamp

    Pro Football Talk "This weekend’s Bears minicamp is mostly for rookies, but one fairly well-known veteran will be there: Denard Robinson. Robinson, the Michigan quarterback who was Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2010, is a free agent after playing out his four-year rookie contract with the Jaguars. The..." May 12

  • Bears practice reps must satisfy Mike Glennon, Mitchell Trubisky

    ESPN "Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said the club's biggest challenge at quarterback is finding enough practice reps to satisfy current starter Mike Glennon and second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky. "We have to be really smart with our plan and how we practice, because it's..." May 12

  • Kevin White’s luxury car stolen in ‘bump-and-run’ carjacking

    ABC 7 Chicago "Chicago police are tracking a number of so-called "bump-and-run" attacks. The girlfriend of Chicago Bear Kevin White was the latest target. Investigators called the Thursday night carjacking a well-rehearsed bump and run. The thieves got away with the wide receiver's white Maserati. White..." May 12

  • Free agent WR Victor Cruz reportedly set to meet with the Bears

    Sportsnaut "Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is set to meet with the Chicago Bears on Monday, according to Kim Jones of NFL Network. Cruz is also scheduled to meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 23. With the free agent market dwindling, Cruz is finally getting some suitors, but these..." May 12

  • Bears release Eddie Royal, Will Sutton, others

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears on Thursday released receiver Eddie Royal and waived defensive lineman Will Sutton as part of a housekeeping effort before organized team activities begin later in May. Fullback Paul Lasike and center Cornelius Edison also were waived as the Bears prepared to host tens of tryout..." May 11

  • Bears Willing To Trade TE Zach Miller?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bears told rival clubs at the scouting combine earlier this year that if they selected a tight end in the draft, they could be willing to deal veteran tight end Zach Miller, Michael Lombardi reported on The Ringer NFL Show (SoundCloud link). Chicago did indeed draft a tight end, picking up..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating

    NFL.com "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • How the Bears can hurry along this rebuild

    Chicago Tribune "For those of you scoring at home, interim coach John Fox said in January that the Bears are closer to competing than we think, but last month after the draft, Fox said the Bears are rebuilding. Somewhere in there, amazingly, Fox is telling the truth, and of course, somewhere in there, as usual,..." May 09

  • Jay Cutler Had “Strong” Interest In Texans

    Pro Football Rumors "Before he signed with FOX to become a color commentator last week, longtime NFL quarterback Jay Cutler had “strong” interest in playing for the Texans, sources told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. While the Texans did kick the tires on Cutler after the Bears released him earlier this..." May 09

  • Bears sign LB Dan Skuta

    ESPN "The Chicago Bears signed linebacker Dan Skuta to a one-year contract Monday. Skuta's signing is another indication that starting inside linebacker Danny Trevathan might not be ready by the start of the season. Trevathan is recovering from a torn patellar tendon in his right knee and the Bears..." May 08

  • With snap judgments all around, waiting game on Bears QB Mitch Trubisky begins

    Chicago Tribune "So it has been a little more than a week now since Bears general manager Ryan Pace slipped an M-80 into the trash can at the NFL draft picnic and surprised the bejesus out of the football world. The big bang came with Pace not only selecting quarterback Mitch Trubisky with a top-five pick, but..." May 08

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban on safety Eddie Jackson

    Chicago Tribune "Eddie Jackson arrived at Alabama as a late-blooming recruit, having missed his sophomore and junior high school seasons because of academic problems. But after embracing all the program had to offer, he was drafted in the fourth round by the Bears, suddenly a candidate to start at safety and punt..." May 07

  • Who’ll do better in the booth,Tony Romo or Jay Cutler?

    Pro Football Talk "FOX wanted Tony Romo to replace John Lynch on the network’s No. 2 team. Romo ended up at CBS, and Jay Cutler ended up in the spot FOX had earmarked for Romo. So which guy will do better in their post-football football employment? That’s the PFT Live question of the day for Monday. The easy..." May 07

  • Jay Cutler urges Bears to keep Mitch Trubisky on bench

    Sportsnaut "Jay Cutler was kicked out of Soldier Field and into the broadcast booth this offseason. Now an outsider, he left the Chicago Bears with a piece of advice while speaking with ESPN 1000 Chicago’s Waddle and Silvy: don’t play Mitch Trubisky. Every bad team that drafts a quarterback intending to..." May 05

  • Brandon Jacobs rips into ‘disengaged’ Jay Cutler

    Sportsnaut "Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler surprised many when he accepted a job with FOX Sports on Friday, stepping away from the NFL. Interestingly, his first game in the broadcast booth will come against his former team. Naturally, Cutler has been all the buzz in the sports world, and..." May 05

  • Jay Cutler’s first game in the FOX booth will be covering Bears

    Sportsnaut "Jay Cutler is the newest member of the FOX Sports broadcasting team, and in a stroke of good fortune he’ll get a crack at covering his old team immediately. Cutler is joining Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis to form a new three-man crew for FOX’s No. 2 broadcast team. And the football gods..." May 05

  • Jay Cutler to retire from playing, work as FOX commentator

    Pro Football Talk "Jay Cutler is done playing football and ready to start talking about football. Cutler has joined FOX, where he will work as an analyst in a three-man booth with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis, according to FOX sideline reporter Peter Schrager. The move comes after Cutler’s agent had..." May 05

  • It will be easier for Cutler to come back than Romo

    Pro Football Talk "When Tony Romo opted to become a broadcaster, the knee-jerk reaction for many was, “He’ll be back.” With Jay Cutler doing the same, few are assuming that Cutler will return to football. The reality is that it will be much easier for Cutler to come back than Romo. For Romo, he’d be walking away..." May 05

  • Talks with Jets, Texans preceded Jay Cutler’s move to TV

    Pro Football Talk "Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler may be temporarily finished with football, and apparently nothing he heard lately was enough to keep him from taking a broadcasting job. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Cutler talked to the Jets and Texans about continuing to play prior to taking the job..." May 05

  • The Bears reportedly land one of the best defensive linemen left in free agency

    Chicago Tribune "After the Bears used only one of their five draft picks on a defensive player last week, they dipped back into the free-agent market Thursday, signing veteran lineman Jaye Howard to a one-year deal, the team announced. As May free-agent signings go, Howard, 28, is toward the higher end of the..." May 05

  • Jay Cutler Reportedly Exploring Broadcast Career, Has Auditioned for Role

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent quarterback Jay Cutler is reportedly considering following in Tony Romo's footsteps by transitioning to a career in broadcasting. According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, sources have indicated that Cutler has spoken with network representatives and recently auditioned for at least..." May 04

  • Jaye Howard leaves Chicago without a deal

    Pro Football Talk "Free-agent defensive lineman Jaye Howard went to Chicago to visit the Bears. He has now left Chicago without joining the Bears. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Howard passed his physical and received an offer from the Bears. However, he decided to take other visits for now, while..." May 03

  • Texans GM Rick Smith shoots down report that they ignored Jay Cutler's calls

    CBS Sports "Before the Texans made a move to draft Deshaun Watson in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, they faced a quarterback crisis that lacked a clear answer. After failing to sign Tony Romo, the Texans' choices were limited. They could either sign a veteran like Jay Cutler or take a chance on..." May 03

  • Titans GM: Bears' swap for Trubisky ended calls about trades for No. 5 pick

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears weren’t the only team that wanted to trade up to draft quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Chicago was just the only team that traded all the way up to No. 2. Titans General Manager Jon Robinson said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Tennessee was fielding calls at No. 5 from teams that wanted to..." May 03

  • Bears sign Bradley Sowell

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have reportedly added another veteran offensive lineman to the roster. They signed interior lineman Taylor Boggs on Monday and Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports that they have also signed tackle Bradley Sowell to a one-year contract. Sowell spent last season with the Seahawks and..." May 02

  • Bears don’t want Mitchell Trubisky to take snap in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bears obviously feel Mitchell Trubisky is a franchise quarterback, otherwise they would not have traded up one spot to guarantee themselves a shot at him in the NFL Draft. However, that does not mean they want the former North Carolina star to be their starting quarterback at any point..." May 02

  • Bears bring back Taylor Boggs, cut six others

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears are one of many teams clearing space on their roster for rookie additions, but they’re also bringing back a former member of the team. The Bears announced on Monday that they have signed guard Taylor Boggs. Boggs was with the Bears in 2013 and 2014 and saw action in five games before..." May 01

  • Jaye Howard visiting Bears

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears didn’t add any defensive linemen in the 2017 NFL Draft, but they may pick up a new member of the group via free agency. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jaye Howard is visiting the Bears. Howard was released by the Chiefs last month after playing one year of a two-year deal. The..." May 01