Bears Rumors & News

  • Report | NFL teams informed of likely 2018 salary cap

    Fanrag Sports "At the NFL owners’ meetings in Texas this week, the teams received a clearer picture of what the 2018 NFL salary cap will look like. The cap’s grown by more than $10 million in each of the past five years, and that trend could well continue come 2018. But the increase might not be quite as much..." December 13

  • Bears RB Jordan Howard back and bullying defenders again

    Chicago Sun-Times "The shoulder injury that has bothered Bears running back Jordan Howard all season might have changed the way he runs with the ball for a time. Howard admitted as much Sunday, saying that he returned to his “violent ways” after protecting his shoulder earlier in the season. Howard — who ran for..." December 12

  • Why there shouldn’t be a debate: Devin Hester belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    NBC Chicago "Devin Hester announced his retirement on Tuesday, putting an official end to the greatest career a return man has ever had in NFL history. That’s not an opinion borne out of a view through Bear goggles. Consider his accomplishments: — Most punt return touchdowns (14) of anyone in NFL..." December 12

  • Devin Hester officially announces his retirement

    Pro Football Talk "After playing for the Seahawks in their Divisional Round loss to the Falcons in last season’s playoffs, kick returner Devin Hester said he thought he was done with his playing career. Hester didn’t get around to officially closed the door on returning until Tuesday, however. That’s when he..." December 12

  • NFL issues memo warning teams of 'significant' punishment for abuse of officials

    ESPN "The NFL warned its teams Monday that it will begin levying "significant discipline" to anyone engaging in offensive conduct or contact against game officials, responding to a series of incidents that had grown increasingly worrisome to the NFL Referees Association. The message was delivered..." December 12

  • Bears’ Zach Miller returns to Halas Hall after 8 surgeries in 6 weeks

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears tight end Zach Miller had eight surgeries in a six-week span after dislocating his knee Oct. 29 against the Saints. He returned to Halas Hall on Monday, only a few days removed from being able to bend his left knee for the first time Friday. Amazingly, despite suffering an injury most..." December 11

  • NFL’s concussion problem is hurting helmet manufacturers

    New York Post "The NFL concussion crisis has hit the league’s helmet makers where it hurts: in the wallet. Riddell, a leading manufacturer of football helmets for the past 85 years, has been struggling without success to sell itself in recent months despite its market dominance, sources told The Post. Ditto..." December 11

  • Report | NFL and Verizon to extend media rights deal

    Fanrag Sports "The NFL and Verizon have extended their media rights/sponsorship deal for another five years, according to John Ourand and Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Daily. A formal announcement is expected later in the day on Monday. The deal between the two sides will consist of the NFL streaming..." December 11

  • John Fox has reportedly 'accepted his fate,' basically telling people he'll be fired

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Bears are not having a good season in 2017, struggling on both sides of the ball. They've had at least one pretty surprising upset, beating Carolina at home, and kept it close against the Steelers and Falcons. But they're just undermanned, particularly on offense. It would not be..." December 10

  • Bears' Zach Miller in first interview since injury: ‘I just remember telling Doc, “Save my leg, please” ’

    Chicago Tribune "As Zach Miller was taken into surgery that scary October night in New Orleans, the Bears tight end remembers saying one thing. “I just remember telling Doc, ‘Save my leg, please,’ ” Miller said. In his first interview since suffering a severe left leg injury Oct. 29 against the Saints at the..." December 08

  • Bears' coaching is bad, but team's talent level is worse

    Chicago Tribune "ith a quarter of a season left it’s fairly obvious the Bears aren’t very good. A jaw-droppingly dreadful home loss to the formerly one-win 49ers is the latest evidence of that sad fact. Must be the coaches. What have they ever done? John Fox came here a career Super Bowl loser having failed to..." December 06

  • Bears May Shut Down Kyle Long

    Pro Football Rumors "Kyle Long‘s season could be over. The Bears could park the offensive guard on the bench after he exited Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury. “I think that’s a possibility,” coach John Fox said (via Patrick Finley of the Sun-Times). “Again I don’t want to say yes, I don’t want to say no at this..." December 05

  • John Fox's latest dumb statement shows how he’s hurting Mitch Trubisky's progress

    Chicago Tribune "John Fox has said a lot of stupid things since becoming coach of the Bears — and inexplicably remaining coach of the Bears — but here’s the dumbest, and I don’t know if anything is even second: When asked Sunday why he didn’t let the 49ers score to make it 19-14 with more than 90 seconds..." December 05

  • Bears Place K Cairo Santos On Injured Reserve, Sign K Mike Nugent

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears have paced K Cairo Santos on injured reserve Monday and signed veteran K Mike Nugent, according to Brad Biggs. Santos, 26, wound up signing on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane back in 2014. He returned to the Chiefs this past March on a one-year..." December 04

  • A culture change didn't matter as John Fox now has worst winning percentage in Bears history

    NBC Chicago "The good news, perhaps, is there was no finger-pointing in the Bears’ locker room following Sunday’s debacle against the San Francisco 49ers. There wasn’t anyone putting a coach or teammate on blast to the media or making excuses for themselves after a 15-14 defeat to a 49ers team with 10..." December 04

  • Microsoft Surface tablets will be back on the NFL sidelines for at least one more season

    Awful Announcing "The NFL and Microsoft have agreed to a one-year extension of the tech giant’s technology sponsorship. It means that you’ll continue to see Microsoft Surface tablets on the NFL pregame shows and the sidelines through the 2018 season, and they’ll also continue be used on video replay reviews. In..." December 04

  • Did a Bears Player Really Try to Slide Into His Teammate's Girlfriend's DMs?

    Complex "This week the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Bears wide receivers Tre McBride and Josh Bellamy got into a heated argument on Monday afternoon that started in the receivers' room and then carried out into the hallway. This expletive-laden confrontation apparently went on within earshot of local..." December 01

  • Bears Designate S Quintin Demps To Return From Injured Reserve

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears announced that they’ve designated S Quintin Demps to return from injured reserve on Thursday. This officially opens a three-week window of time for the Bears to add him to their active roster or he’ll spend the duration of the 2017 season on injured reserve. Demps, 32, is a..." November 30

  • Bears claim Lamarr Houston off waivers

    Chicago Sun-Times "With their outside linebacker position thin, the Bears have turned to a familiar face: Lamarr Houston. The Bears claimed Houston off waivers from the Texans on Wednesday afternoon, filling a roster spot left vacant when they cut Tre McBride on Tuesday." November 29

  • NFL reportedly finalizing $100 million social justice partnership with players

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL and its players are close to finalizing a deal that would commit $100 million to helping with issues of social injustice in the community, according to a report. ESPN’s Jim Trotter and Jason Reid have been told NFL officials have submitted a final draft of the proposal to the Players..." November 29

  • Any Jim Harbaugh rumor is a good rumor for the Bears

    Chicago Tribune "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh became a hot NFL candidate over the weekend, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer. The report that NFL teams believe they can pull Harbaugh from his alma mater apparently grew after Harbaugh’s Wolverines lost to evil, dreaded rival Ohio State. Again. Harbaugh always..." November 28

  • Bears waive Tre McBride

    Pro Football Talk "Mitchell Trubisky targeted Tre McBride six times in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles — Yes, the obvious question is: Why? — and McBride caught only two passes for 20 yards. The Bears waived McBride on Tuesday. McBride, whom the Bears claimed off waivers from the Titans on Sept. 3, has spent time..." November 28

  • Trump: The NFL is ‘weak and out of control’

    New York Post "President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to address two issues that seem to constantly preoccupy him — NFL players protesting during the national anthem and his victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. In two tweets, he called the NFL “weak and out of control” as..." November 28

  • If Bears need new head coach next season, Carson Wentz's QB coach deserves a look

    ESPN "If Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace wants to get serious about Mitchell Trubisky becoming the next Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo needs to be on the list of candidates to replace John Fox if the Bears head coach is let go after the season. The..." November 27

  • Chicago Bears strong run game up against tough Eagles defense

    Daily Herald "What the Bears do best offensively, running the ball, is what the Eagles do best defensively. The Bears are No. 5 in rushing yards and No. 6 in average gain per rush led by the NFL's No. 3 ground gainer Jordan Howard, who has run for 841 yards. Howard has exceeded 100 yards in three of his last..." November 26

  • John Fox doesn’t give “a rip” about job security questions

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears got blown out by the Eagles 31-3 on Sunday in a game that was even less competitive than that lopsided score would suggest. The Bears fell behind 24-0 in the first half, were outgained 420-140 on the afternoon and gave up 176 rushing yards to drop their record to 12-31 since John Fox..." November 26

  • Kyle Long fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL fined Bears right guard Kyle Long $9,115 for unnecessary roughness. Long pushed Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson in the back, knocking him to the ground, after rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky ran for 15 yards. " November 25

  • With Leonard Floyd out, rookie Isaiah Irving is the next man up

    Chicago Sun-Times "Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks has a message for outside linebackers Isaiah Irving and Howard Jones, the two players who are expected to fill the void left by injured Leonard Floyd on Sunday against the Eagles. “You got to pick up the slack,” Hicks said. “[We] got to find guys that are willing..." November 25

  • Ex-Bears DE John Thierry dies at 46

    ESPN "Former Chicago Bears defensive end John Thierry has died at 46, the team announced Saturday. "The Chicago Bears offer their deepest condolences on the passing of former linebacker John Thierry," the team said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to John and his family." The team..." November 25

  • Eagles WR: Mitch Trubisky is ‘going to be in trouble’ against our defense

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia Eagles rookie Mack Hollins has a lot of love for Mitch Trubisky, but he has a warning for his college teammate. Ahead of Sunday’s game between the Eagles and Chicago Bears, Hollins says Trubisky will be in trouble against Philly’s defense. Philly ranks eighth in the league in..." November 25

  • Trump: Players run the NFL, commish has 'lost control'

    CBS Sports "Thanksgiving Day featured three football games between the Vikings and Lions, Chargers and Cowboys and Giants and Redskins. Although three NFC East games would normally be a ratings boom, a lot of factors suggested this year may be different. The Lions and the Vikings were the most compelling..." November 24

  • If Mitch Trubisky ruins the Bears’ draft position, that’s a good thing

    Chicago Sun-Times "If the NFL Draft were held this weekend, the Bears would pick sixth overall. The best receiver might be there for the taking. Or the best cornerback. Or the best offensive tackle. Heck, maybe even the best pass rusher. That said, the Bears are hoping — if not planning — for rookie..." November 23

  • Bears Place Leonard Floyd On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "In not even a week since we learned that Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd seriously injured his right knee, the talented pass rusher has been placed on injured reserve, the team announced on Thursday. Floyd suffered his knee injury during the team’s game last Sunday against the Lions. The..." November 23

  • Robbie Gould says he would come back to Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kicking a field goal is all about timing. Social media is too, sometimes. About 24 hours after the Bears gave kicker Connor Barth the boot, Robbie Gould, the franchise’s all-time leading kicker who was dumped two years ago in favor of Barth, took to Twitter to conduct a Q&A. The Bears waived..." November 22

  • Jordan Howard is quietly putting up historic numbers

    Chicago Sun-Times "With most eyes fixated on Mitch Trubisky’s development and others distracted by Tarik Cohen’s Superman leaps, it’s easy for Bears fans to overlook the numbers Jordan Howard is quietly accumulating. Hampered by a shoulder injury to start the season, the Pro Bowl rookie running back from a year..." November 22

  • Bears Designate DB Deiondre’ Hall To Return From IR

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears officially designated DB Deiondre’ Hall to return from the team’s injured reserve. This officially opens three-week windows of time for the Bears to add them to their active roster or he will spend the duration of the 2017 season on injured reserve. Hall, 23, is a former..." November 22

  • Agent’s Take: A look at the quarterbacks who could be available in the offseason

    CBS Sports "Quarterback stability is highly coveted in the NFL because it's a vital ingredient for sustained success. Some of the NFL's most significant transactions occur in an effort to get the position settled. The 49ers made an unexpected move at the October 31 trading deadline by acquiring Jimmy..." November 22

  • President Donald Trump criticizes idea of keeping players in locker room for anthem

    ESPN "President Donald Trump says a reported plan that would keep NFL teams in the locker room during the national anthem next season is "almost as bad as kneeling." Trump tweeted Wednesday morning about the possibility, reported by The Washington Post on Tuesday. According to the Post, some NFL..." November 22

  • Zach Miller Released from Hospital 23 Days After Suffering Gruesome Leg Injury

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller tweeted Monday he has returned home from the hospital after undergoing surgery on his left leg. Miller suffered a season-ending knee injury in Chicago's 20-12 defeat to the New Orleans Saints in Week 8. ESPN's Chris Mortensen spoke to a source who said..." November 21

  • Leonard Floyd feared out for extended period with knee injury

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears fear outside linebacker Leonard Floyd will be out for an extended period after he suffered a right knee injury that required him to be carted off in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Lions. Floyd, the ninth pick in the 2016 draft, was in run pursuit when Bears..." November 20

  • Bears Explain Why Tarik Cohen, Adam Shaheen Were Sidelined On Final Drive

    CBS Chicago "With the Bears driving and their game on the line in an eventual 27-24 loss to the Lions on Sunday, two of the team’s best playmakers weren’t on the field. Steady veteran Benny Cunningham was in at running back to serve as the blocking back for rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, which..." November 20

  • Roger Goodell To Soon Sign Five-Year, $200M Extension

    Real GM Football "Roger Goodell's contract extension is expected to be completed in December at the owners' meetings. Momentum to delay the deal has dissipated "meaningfully," in the estimation of one league source. Jerry Jones has been attempting to block Goodell's extension." November 20

  • Bears Sign Kicker Cairo Santos, Waive Connor Barth

    CBSChicago.com "Connor Barth’s missed field goal in the final seconds of a loss Sunday was the last straw of his Bears tenure. The Bears have made a change at kicker, signing Cairo Santos to a one-year deal and waiving Barth, they announced Monday. The Tribune’s Brad Biggs first reported the news. The Bears..." November 20

  • Rotating cornerbacks gives Bears a chance to evaluate position under microscope

    Chicago Tribune "Topping Bears general manager Ryan Pace’s to-do list for the offseason is completely overhauling the wide receiver position. It’s highlighted, underlined and better have a star next to it. Not to be forgotten is the future at cornerback, where the Bears have two players — Prince Amukamara..." November 19

  • Bears announce Halas Hall overhaul of training facilities

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears announced a massive overhaul Friday, but it doesn’t involve personnel. The team expects to break ground in March 2018 on expansion plans to their Halas Hall training facility in Lake Forest, a project that will include a 162,500 square foot football operations addition and a 30,600..." November 18

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Why didn’t Bears RB Tarik Cohen play more on Sunday?

    Chicago Sun-Times "Rookie running back Tarik Cohen, who offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains called “the best playmaker we have” last month, played only 22 percent of the Bears’ offensive snaps. He had one run and one reception against the Packers. “He’s involved, you know, quite bit,” coach John Fox said..." November 14

  • John Fox says he’s not concerned about his job security

    Pro Football Talk "Bears coach John Fox is taking heat in Chicago today, both for the dumbest challenge of this NFL season, and generally for his 12-29 record as the team’s head coach. But Fox says he’s not feeling that heat on his seat. Fox was asked after Sunday’s loss to the Packers if he’s worried about his..." November 13

  • Loss to Packers likely point of no return for John Fox

    Chicago Tribune "As defenses go, the one Bears coach John Fox offered Sunday at Soldier Field after the Bears' 23-16 loss was as flimsy as the one he saw flailing all day against the Packers. "In nine games, two of them we didn't give ourselves a chance, but in seven games we've had the opportunity to win every..." November 13