Bears Rumors & News

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • ‘Strong belief’ Jay Cutler won’t play in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Cutler has not received much interest from teams since the Chicago Bears released him earlier this month, and it is starting to look like it could stay that way. Adam Hoge from WGN Radio said there is a “strong belief” at the NFL owners’ meetings this week that Cutler may not find a home..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Bears' Deiondre' Hall tasered, arrested after alleged fight outside Iowa bar

    Chicago Tribune "Bears cornerback Deiondre' Hall was charged with three misdemeanors after an alleged fight outside a college bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa, early Sunday morning. Capt. Jeff Harrenstein said officers used a Taser on Hall, who resisted arrest, resisted having handcuffs placed on him and refused to get..." March 27

  • Seven teams likely to move down in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "NFL draft day trades have become more prevalent in recent years. It’s not that teams don’t value picks at the same clip as before. Instead, squads simply have not been afraid to give up capital in order to target a specific player. On the other hand, some rebuilding teams have found it a sound..." March 26

  • Bears set up private workout with DeShone Kizer

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears signed their starter at the beginning of free agency with a deal for Mike Glennon, and are close to a deal for a backup in Mark Sanchez. But they’re obviously still looking to the future. In fact, they might have already gotten a peek at their next one wearing gear from their..." March 24

  • Four factors to consider with the Bears signing QB Mark Sanchez

    Chicago Sun-Times "This is not the start of the Mark Sanchez era. Next season belongs to quarterback Mike Glennon. But Sanchez will be right there with him. A league source confirmed that the Bears will sign Sanchez — a former first-round pick of the Jets who is best known for his mistakes, including his..." March 24

  • Jeffery denies reaching out to Adam Schefter before signing with Eagles

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia Eagles wideout Alshon Jeffery denied Thursday he reached out to any member of the NFL media prior to agreeing to a deal with the Eagles. Jeffery's tweet comes after The MMQB's Tim Rohan wrote an article profiling Adam Schefter of ESPN. In the piece, Rohan recounted a moment in..." March 24

  • Mark Sanchez agrees to terms with Chicago Bears "Mike Glennon has company in Chicago's quarterback room. The Bears have agreed to terms on a deal with Mark Sanchez, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation. Sanchez tossed two interceptions on just 18 attempts with the Cowboys last season, appearing..." March 24

  • Bears remain active in three get-better avenues as draft approaches

    CSN Chicago "First, truly sad notes... On top of news that Gale Sayers is battling dementia and that Lance Briggs is talking of symptoms he links to CTE comes the very sad news that former 49ers tight end Dwight Clark has ALS. Clark, co-author of "The Catch" with Joe Montana, put the information out on..." March 23

  • Report: Alshon Jeffery sought advice from Adam Schefter before signing with the Eagles

    Sportsnaut "Alshon Jeffery entered NFL free agency as one of the top available players. But on the first day of the period, he was just like a fan — turning to Adam Schefter. Tim Rohan of MMQB was with Schefter throughout the day. At 11:09 am, Schefter got a call from Jeffery. “In the middle of..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Jay Cutler garnering ‘zero’ interest around NFL

    Sportsnaut "Since free agency kicked off, not much but crickets has been heard regarding quarterback Jay Cutler. The 33 year-old quarterback was released by the Chicago Bears on March 9. Now, things are looking about as bleak as ever as far as Cutler finding another team to play for. According to NFL Media..." March 23

  • Bears Sign RB Benny Cunningham To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday night that they’ve signed RB Benny Cunningham to a one-year contract. Cunningham, 25, wound up signing on with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State back in 2013. He’s managed to make the 53-man roster each of his four years in the..." March 22

  • Bears Hosting QB Mark Sanchez On Visit

    Pro Football Rumors "Free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez will meet with the Bears on Thursday, reports Mike Garafolo of (via Twitter). The veteran is presumably being pursued for a backup role, as the organization signed Mike Glennon to a $45MM deal earlier this offseason. It’s been a relatively quiet..." March 22

  • Bears re-sign Chris Prosinski, C.J. Wilson

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have brought back a pair of defensive reserves. The team announced that safety Chris Prosinski has re-signed on a one-year deal and the agents for defensive lineman C.J. Wilson announced that their client will be back with the Bears as well. Prosinski will be entering his third..." March 21

  • Ricky Jean-Francois met with Bears over the weekend

    Pro Football Talk "Veteran defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois played for defensive coordinator Vic Fangio when Fangio was with the 49ers and spent some time this weekend meeting with Fangio’s current team. According to multiple reports, Jean-Francois paid a visit to the Bears. Jean-Francois, who was released..." March 20

  • Bears would have a hard time trading down from No. 3 draft pick

    Chicago Tribune "After casting a wide net in free agency without necessarily landing a big fish, the Bears turn their attention to the draft, where they figure to be able to add a difference-maker with the No. 3 pick. The Bears have signed 12 players since the start of the new league year, with quarterback Mike..." March 19

  • Bears legend Gale Sayers battling dementia

    Kansas City Star "More than 50 years after Gale Sayers, the “Kansas Comet,” inspired awe as a Jayhawk, he was honored in January in Topeka by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas as one of its Kansans of the Year. So this was overdue but due, nonetheless, which is why former Kansas Sen. Robert Dole nominated..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Bears sign defensive tackle John Jenkins

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears added some size up front, giving a shot to a guy who could help their run defense. According to a tweet from his agent, veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins has agreed to terms with the Bears." March 17

  • Bears would have a hard time trading down from No. 3 draft pick

    Chicago Tribune "After casting a wide net in free agency without necessarily landing a big fish, the Bears turn their attention to the draft, where they figure to be able to add a difference-maker with the No. 3 pick. The Bears have signed 12 players since the start of the new league year, with quarterback Mike..." March 17

  • Lovie Smith: Mike Glennon 'should help bring the Bears back'

    Chicago Tribune "From Lovie Smith's vantage point, there's a lot of promise in the new union between two parties he knows well — the Bears and quarterback Mike Glennon. The second-year Illinois coach had Glennon for both seasons he coached the Buccaneers. And now that Glennon signed with the Bears last week and..." March 17

  • Ex-Bears LB Lance Briggs says he has symptoms of CTE

    Yardbarker "For about a decade, Lance Briggs was one of the best and most consistent linebackers in the NFL. He played in a Super Bowl in 2007, and alongside Brian Urlacher helped anchor a very good-to-great Bears defense from 2005-2012. But being a great player doesn’t exempt you from dealing with the..." March 15

  • Bears re-sign kicker Connor Barth to one-year deal

    CSN Chicago "The Bears announced on Tuesday morning they have officially re-signed veteran kicker Connor Barth to a one-year deal. Last week, the Chicago Tribune reported that Barth's one-year deal is for $980,000 and $155,000 in guaranteed money. In his first season with the Bears after replacing..." March 14

  • Vance Walker visits with Bears

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent defensive lineman Vance Walker recently visited the Bears,’s Jeremy Fowler reported. Walker missed last season after suffering a torn ACL during an August training camp practice with the Broncos. He made four starts for the Broncos’ Super Bowl championship team in 2015 and..." March 13

  • Jets keeping tabs on Cutler

    USA Today "The Jets have been linked to former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler since the start of free agency and things seem to be picking up between the two parties. According to Ian Rapoport, the Jets have been in touch with Cutler and have continued to keep tabs throughout free agency. He is expected to..." March 13

  • Eagles give Agholor's jersey number to Jeffery

    CBS Philly "The Eagles have announced some new jersey numbers. Nelson Agholor’s No. 17 jersey will now be worn by new Eagles wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery. Agholor will now wear No. 13. Agholor, 23, has struggled in his first two seasons as an Eagle. He was the team’s 20th overall pick in the 2015..." March 13

  • Bears Sign WR Markus Wheaton Two-Year, $11M Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that the Bears signing former Steelers WR Markus Wheaton to a contract. Adam Jahns reports that Wheaton receives a two-year deal worth $11 million and includes $5 million guaranteed. The contract also includes bonuses for receptions and receiving yards. Earlier in the..." March 12

  • Kendall Wright, Bears agree to terms on 1-year, $4M deal

    ESPN "Former Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced. The contract is worth up to $4 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Caplan. A shifty receiver, Wright was the Titans' first-round pick in 2012, 20th overall, out of..." March 12

  • Bears add CB depth by signing Marcus Cooper to 3-year deal

    Chicago Sun-Times "Who is this guy? That’s what cornerback Prince Amukamara recalls thinking early last season when he was with the Jaguars and saw fellow cornerback Marcus Cooper’s highlight reel from the Cardinals’ Week 2 win against the Buccaneers. “He had two picks and a pick-six,” Amukamara said. “Then he..." March 12

  • Bears go all-in on draft for biggest impact this offseason

    Chicago Tribune "One by one the Bears rolled out new free-agent acquisitions Friday afternoon at Halas Hall, and the last to be introduced was Mike Glennon, their new starting quarterback. Glennon is the big splash in free agency, and barring something bold and unexpected in the days and weeks ahead, he's going..." March 11

  • Bears sign cornerback Marcus Cooper

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears announced Saturday they’ve signed cornerback Marcus Cooper. Cooper, 27, started 13 games for the Cardinals last season and recorded a career-best four interceptions. The Chiefs traded Cooper to Arizona just before the start of the regular season." March 11

  • Bears re-sign kicker Connor Barth

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears filled another roster hole Friday when they re-signed kicker Connor Barth, a player special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers and coach John Fox have faith in. Barth was tabbed to replace Robbie Gould when the longtime veteran was released after the end of preseason last year...." March 10

  • Bears Sign Prince Amukamara to 1-Year Contract: Report

    NBC Chicago "After striking out on a trio of high-profile cornerbacks Thursday, the Chicago Bears finally struck paydirt on Friday as they inked former Jacksonville Jaguars corner Prince Amukamara to a one-year deal. The deal, first reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, comes a day after the Bears struck..." March 10

  • Jay Cutler, Jets have mutual interest in one another "It's happening. Smokin' Jay Cutler hasn't been free 24 hours and he's already heavily linked to the New York Jets. (Tabloid headline writers short-circuit their electronic device drooling.) After being released by the Chicago Bears on Thursday, Cutler was immediately linked to the Jets, who..." March 10

  • Dion Sims will sign with Bears

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Dion Sims plans to sign with the Bears, NFL Network reported Thursday. The report said the Dolphins had hoped they could bring Sims back. The Dolphins drafted Sims in the fourth round in 2013, and he set a career high with four touchdown receptions last season." March 09

  • Bears Signing WR Markus Wheaton

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that the Bears signing former Steelers WR Markus Wheaton to a contract. Earlier in the day, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that the Eagles were considering Wheaton. However, it appears as though the Bears wound up being his best option in the end. Wheaton, 25,..." March 09

  • Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery

    Newark Star-Ledger "In two moves Thursday, the Eagles dramatically made over one of the league's most inconsistent wide receiving corps. The Eagles signed arguably the top free agent wide receiver available on the open market, Alshon Jeffery, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN just hours after signing Torrey..." March 09

  • Report: Vikings in on Alshon Jeffery

    Pro Football Talk "Alshon Jeffery may not be staying with the Bears, but he may be staying in the NFC North. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Vikings have become a late entry in the chase for Jeffery, possibly keeping him from joining the Eagles or re-signing with the Bears. Jeffery, whose best year..." March 09

  • Alshon Jeffery leaning towards signing with the Eagles

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia Eagles are in desperate need for wide receiver help. That much is already known after what we saw from this unit during Carson Wentz’s rookie season last year. The likes of Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor failed to take that next step. In fact, one could say the two..." March 09

  • Bears to release quarterback Jay Cutler

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s the end of an era. The Bears will release quarterback Jay Cutler after eight seasons with the team, two leagues sources confirmed. ESPN was the first to report the news about Cutler. Once the new league year begins at 3 p.m. on Thursday, the Bears are expected to sign quarterback Mike..." March 09

  • Jay Cutler likely to sign with Jets

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bears are set to release Jay Cutler, and there may only be one logical landing spot for the 33-year-old quarterback. Get ready, New York Jets fans. As several NFL reporters noted on Thursday, Cutler may be destined to wind up in white and green. Michael Silver of also..." March 09

  • The Bears overpaying Mike Glennon is nothing like the Texans whiffing on Brock Osweiler

    Fox Sports "It seems like ages ago that the Chicago Bears were any good. They’ve made the playoffs once since their Super Bowl appearance in 2006, finishing last in the NFC North each of the past three years. The main reason for that? They haven’t had a true franchise quarterback. Rex Grossman wasn’t one,..." March 09

  • Colts, Eagles making ‘strong push’ to sign Alshon Jeffery

    Larry Brown Sports "Alshon Jeffery is reportedly receiving interest from several teams on the free agent market, and the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles may be leading the charge. While Jeffery has had talks with the Chicago Bears about returning, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that both the Eagles..." March 09

  • Bears To Sign Safety Quintin Demps "The Bears have reached an agreement with veteran safety Quintin Demps. Demps, who turns 32 in June, has agreed to a three-deal with the Bears, a source confirmed. The agreement was first reported by Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle and is expected to be worth $4.5 million..." March 09