Bears Rumors & News

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • Bears' John Fox was open to playing rookie Mitchell Trubisky weeks ago

    CBS Sports "Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will make his second start, and first on the road, Sunday at Baltimore, but the move could have come sooner. Sources said coach John Fox and his staff dabbled with the idea of going with Trubisky sooner, and in all likelihood would have made the..." October 15

  • Bears WR Markus Wheaton Could Miss 4-6 Weeks With Groin Tear

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Jahns, citing league sources, reports that Bears WR Markus Wheaton could end missing 4-6 weeks with a groin tear. Wheaton, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2013. He played out the final year of his rookie contract with the Steelers when he signed a two-year, $11..." October 13

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • Victor Cruz, hoping to get phone call from Giants, says he can help Big Blue

    New York Daily News "Victor Cruz is hopeful for one last dance with the Giants. The former Giants wide receiver watched Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris all go down with season-ending injuries last week, leaving the team completely decimated at the receiving position. On Friday, Cruz said on..." October 13

  • Tracy Porter arrested on domestic battery, drug possession charges

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent cornerback Tracy Porter was arrested on Tuesday on charges of domestic battery and drug possession. According to Mike Triplett of, Porter was arrested in Baton Rouge, La. after an incident on Oct. 5 involving his girlfriend at a truck-driving school. Porter allegedly had..." October 12

  • NFL: No Change To National Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "Although reports earlier this week indicated that the NFL may force players to stand for the national anthem, the NFL and NFLPA today released a joint statement indicating that the league’s policy has not been altered. “Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director..." October 12

  • Donald Trump keeps the pressure on the NFL over anthem

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is really trying to move past the national anthem controversy. But President Donald Trump keeps trying to paint him into a corner, in an effort to prove that he’s the most patriotic. Trump’s at it on the Twitter machine again this morning, with more bluster..." October 11

  • Mike Ditka clarifies remarks: 'I have absolutely seen oppression'

    ESPN "Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka issued a statement Tuesday night clarifying comments he made in regard to NFL players choosing to kneel during the playing of the national anthem. "The characterization of the statement that I made does not reflect the context of the question that I was..." October 11

  • Roger Goodell Sends Letter to Teams Essentially Saying They Are About to Force Players to Stand for Anthem

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is about to get on their knees for Donald Trump. Donald Trump said there should be a policy in place to force players to stand for anthem. Jerry Jones and other owners have already started the process of threatening the players. Now, Roger Goodell who works for the owners has sent a..." October 11

  • Ditka on America’s race issues: ‘No oppression in the last 100 years’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Former Bears coach Mike Ditka appeared on Westwood One’s Monday Night Football pregame show with Jim Gray before the Vikings-Bears game. It was supposed to be a standard pregame hit before the game, but it quickly skidded off the rails. You would think the talk would focus on Bears rookie..." October 10

  • Donald Trump takes aim at NFL’s “tax breaks”

    Pro Football Talk "The President of the United States is on the warpath with the NFL again this morning, issuing his usual subtle threats. Donald Trump is using the NFL as a foil in his battle to make himself synonymous with patriotism and the flag, after his strong-arming teams into making guys stand for the..." October 10

  • John Fox praises Mitchell Trubisky's debut: Bears 'feel his presence'

    ESPN "Bears coach John Fox said the team has complete confidence in quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, even after the rookie committed a pair of costly turnovers in Monday night's 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. "I think our guys feel it. They feel his presence," Fox said. Making his highly..." October 10

  • Mark Jon Gruden's words: 'Do not underestimate Mitch Trubisky'

    Chicago Tribune "The wait has been interminable for the faithful following the Bears. Not the first month of this season, when Mike Glennon was starting ahead of rookie Mitch Trubisky. But the 13 seasons that fell in between the selection of Rex Grossman with the 22nd overall pick in 2003 and the..." October 09

  • Bears working diligently to enhance Mitch Trubisky's comfort

    Chicago Tribune "John Fox has an adage he frequently uses, a reminder to players to see the road through the windshield. Spend too much time glancing in the rear-view mirror, Fox warns, and you will wind up wrecking. That's why the Bears have allowed the 35-14 beating they took from the Packers in Week 4 to..." October 08

  • Bears edge rusher Willie Young out for the season with triceps injury

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears will be without outside linebacker Willie Young for the remainder of the 2017 season, a source told the Tribune on Saturday. Young has a triceps tear that will require surgery, an injury setback that will further deplete the Bears defense. Young will become the third defensive starter..." October 07

  • Bears Signing OLB Howard Jones To Practice Squad

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Adam Jahns, the Bears are signing OLB Howard Jones to their practice squad on Friday. Chicago will need to make a corresponding roster move, as they’re currently at the 10-man practice squad limit. The Bears’ practice squad now consists of: OL Brandon Greene DL Rashaad..." October 06

  • Why the Bears will, but may not need to, temper expectations for Mitchell Trubisky: ‘He is not a magic wand’

    CSN Chicago "Bears players and coaches are making it clear this week that they don’t expect Mitchell Trubisky, and Mitchell Trubisky alone, to solve problems that’ve plagued this 1-3 team through the first quarter of the season. It’s an exercise in tempering expectations for a rookie making his NFL debut,..." October 06

  • NFL has 'no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone'

    ESPN "If it is able to identify the person who allegedly shouted a racial slur at Terrelle Pryor on Monday night, the NFL will ban that fan from future games, league spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call Thursday. "We have no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone," Lockhart..." October 05

  • Glennon to handle demotion 'like a pro' "Mike Glennon is disappointed about being supplanted by rookie Mitchell Trubisky as Bears starting quarterback—but not defeated. "Obviously, not what I wanted," Glennon said Tuesday. "Not what I hoped for. But I still have a role on this team. I'm still a captain of this football team. I'm going..." October 04

  • Bears LB Danny Trevathan's suspension reduced to one game after appeal

    USA Today "Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan had his suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit reduced from two games to one after an appeal, the league announced Tuesday. Trevathan will be eligible to play after Monday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. The league originally suspended Trevathan..." October 04

  • Personal info on nearly 1,200 NFL players and agents exposed in NFLPA database leak

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick was among 1,133 players and agents whose personal information was exposed due to a misconfigured online database operated by the NFL Players Association, according to an internet security company. Kaepernick, who was the target of death threats last year as he knelt during the..." October 04

  • Mitch Trubisky on earning Bears’ starting QB job: ‘I’m ready’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Both the Bears and Mitch Trubisky feel their rookie quarterback is ready to make his first career start Monday against the Vikings. The truth is, though, no one knows for sure. Before he took every first-string snap in practice Tuesday, he’d taken so few reps with the starters that the Bears were..." October 03

  • Anheuser-Busch has no plans to end relationship with NFL despite rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Anheuser-Busch may have created a recording specifically for people who were calling the company to inquire about its sponsorship of the NFL, but that does not mean the company is considering pulling the plug on one of its most profitable partnerships. Over the weekend, rumors began circulating..." October 03

  • Bears to start QB Mitch Trubisky Week 5

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s finally Mitch Trubisky time. The Bears rookie will make his NFL starting debut on “Monday Night Football” on Oct. 9 against the Vikings. Coach John Fox tip-toed around the subject of who would be the Bears starting quarterback on Friday after the Bears got embarrassed by the Packers the..." October 02

  • Danny Trevathan suspended two games for Adams hit "Danny Trevathan's helmet-to-helmet hit on Davante Adams will cost him some playing time. The Chicago Bears linebacker was suspended two games by the league for a violation of player safety rules. Trevathan was penalized Thursday night for a third-quarter hit on the Packers wide receiver, which..." October 01

  • Bears' Danny Trevathan says head shot on Davante Adams wasn't dirty, hopes he's OK

    CBS Sports "While Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan waits to hear from the league office regarding the hit he launched on Thursday night -- the one that resulted in the hospitalization of Packers receiver Davante Adams -- he wants to make two things clear. One, he hopes Adams is OK. And two, he doesn't..." September 30

  • Mitchell Trubisky ‘expected to be named Bears starter’

    Sportsnaut "After a four-turnover performance by Mike Glennon Thursday night, is it finally Mitchell Trubisky time for the Chicago Bears? If the Bears happened to read our latest column on the matter, then the answer is definitively yes. According to one report, it’s only a matter of time before that..." September 29

  • John Fox: We have 11 critical positions, not just quarterback

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears returned to Halas Hall on Friday, licking their newest wounds after a 35-14 mauling by the Packers on Thursday night in Green Bay. Starting quarterback Mike Glennon committed four turnovers in the loss and now has eight giveaways in his past three starts. That level of ineptitude has..." September 29

  • NFL has not approved an automatic ejection rule

    Pro Football Talk "When Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan knocked out Packers receiver Devante Adams with a vicious (and illegal) helmet-to-helmet hit on Thursday, some argued that Trevathan should have been the first player to be sent to the showers under the league’s new rule mandating automatic ejections for..." September 29

  • John Fox leaves door open for Bears to make QB change

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Glennon continued to struggle in a blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers Thursday night, and it seems like only a matter of time before the Chicago Bears make a change at quarterback. Following his team’s 35-14 loss, Bears head coach John Fox said a lot of changes are coming and did not..." September 29

  • Ref explains why he didn't eject Trevathan after helmet-to-helmet hit on Adams

    CBS Sports "Packers wide receiver Davante Adams was taken to the hospital after a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan on Thursday night. Trevathan was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play. Former NFL head of officials Mike Pereira tweeted that it was the first time..." September 29

  • How Should the NFL Punish Danny Trevathan?

    SI "There are no excuses for the way Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan lowered his helmet and crushed Packers wideout Davante Adams's head midway through the third quarter on Thursday night. Even if Trevathan didn't intend to send Adams to the hospital, the league can't allow such brutal, needless..." September 29

  • Owners fret over whether fans will make good on threats to flee

    Pro Football Talk "Football fans routinely do plenty of huffing and puffing, but they rarely blow the house down. This time around, the NFL worries about the house getting blown down. Every year, bad teams emerge and their fans (in most non-California instances) still support them. And even if any given season..." September 29

  • Bears LB Danny Trevathan says hard hit on Davante Adams not intentional

    ESPN "The Green Bay Packers aren't happy about Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan's hit on Davante Adams or his reaction after the play. Adams, a fourth-year receiver, was taken to a local hospital after he took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Trevathan in the third quarter of Green Bay's 35-14 win..." September 29

  • When will Mitchell Trubisky play? "In the wake of a crushing defeat, the Chicago Bears walk out of Lambeau Field with layers of questions hanging over their heads. Yet, there's one big one casting a shadow over the entire team and everyone's asking it: How much longer can they wait? Even after the Bears upset the Pittsburgh..." September 29

  • Trump: NFL owners 'afraid' to take action against kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump, in an exclusive interview with "Fox & Friends," said that NFL owners are “afraid” to act against their players protesting the national anthem at games across the country. “The NFL is in a box and they have to do something about it,” Trump told Fox News' Pete Hegseth, in the..." September 28

  • Justin Timberlake reportedly 'finalizing' deal to perform at Super Bowl halftime

    CBS Sports "The Super Bowl is going to get a familiar face for halftime of Super Bowl LII when the game comes to Minnesota. Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is reportedly "finalizing" a deal to perform at the event for the first time in 13 years. According to US Magazine, Timberlake and the NFL are locking..." September 27

  • DirecTV refunds Sunday Ticket subscribers who are upset over NFL protests

    New York Daily News "NFL fans who are too angry to watch the Red Zone channel can now enter the Green Zone. DirecTV is offering total refunds to Sunday Ticket customers who want to cancel their package due to the national anthem protests around the league, according to ESPN. The Sunday Ticket package, which..." September 27

  • Jordan Howard: No one on Bears is thinking about a quarterback controversy

    Pro Football Talk "Bears quarterback Mike Glennon has not played well through three starts, raising the question of whether it’s time to replace him with rookie Mitch Trubisky. But inside the locker room, that’s not a question at all. That’s the word from Bears running back Jordan Howard, who said this morning on..." September 26

  • Playing through shoulder pain, how RB Jordan Howard gave Bears ‘juice’

    Chicago Sun-Times "One day after Jordan Howard ran for 138 yards, the Bears marveled at how he did it with an injured right shoulder.... One day after Jordan Howard ran for 138 yards, the Bears marveled at how he did it with an injured right shoulder. “Usually you’d be like, ‘Dude, go to the sideline, you’re..." September 26

  • Bears OC: Mike Glennon doing enough to win games

    Pro Football Talk "During an appearance on PFT Live Tuesday morning, Bears running back Jordan Howard said that none of the team’s players are thinking about the possibility of a coaching change and that they are all behind Mike Glennon “as long as coach says he’s the starter.” There’s no sign that John Fox is..." September 26

  • What’s the solution to the anthem protests?

    Pro Football Talk "The Commander-in-Chief continues to express, in 140 characters or less, his views regarding the NFL and the national anthem. Most recently, President Trump suggested that “[t]he only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” While that would definitely..." September 26

  • Quintin Demps fractured forearm on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears got their first win of the season on Sunday, but they lost a starting safety to an injury. Bears coach John Fox said on Monday, via the Chicago Tribune, that Quintin Demps fractured his left forearm during their overtime victory over the Steelers. There’s no word on whether Demps will..." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24