CBSSports.com "Because he's out for the season, Brandon Marshall had to sit idly by and watch the Bears goof troop it up on Monday night during an embarrassing loss to the Saints. His injury did make Marshall available for an appearance on Inside the NFL this week though. And while coming in via remote..." December 17
Chicago Sun-Times "Every jokester knows there are some things off limits. I like to call it the 4-H club: Hitler, holocaust, health (cancer, AIDS, mental issues, addiction, etc.) and hate (racism, bullying, etc.). You just don’t go there unless you have a prepared apology and resume ready. Well, ABC-7 and..." December 17
NFL.com "Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler are rivals on the field, but they are also friends who happen to be members of a relatively small fraternity. And as a franchise quarterback who credits a supportive and open environment for helping him thrive with the Green Bay Packers, Rodgers was appalled by what..." December 17
CBSSports.com "The Chicago Bears are on a three-game losing streak and now sit in last place in the NFC North with a 5-9 record. Head coach Marc Trestman has been the subject of intense scrutiny and may be fired at the end of the season. Of course, this means it's time to bring up former head coach Lovie..." December 17
Sportress of Blogitude "Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte made some rather sobering comments during an appearance on a Chicago radio station regarding the heavy price that some players are apparently willing to pay to have an NFL career. Conte, 25, in his fourth season with the Bears after being drafted in the third..." December 17
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints did on Monday night what they couldn't do one week prior -- get to the quarterback. It seemed like they got nothing but pressure on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler during their 31-15 win. "I was pleased with the energy level," said Saints coach Sean Payton. "We..." December 16
ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey was involved in an altercation Monday night with a New Orleans Saints fan during the team's 31-15 loss, a team spokesman confirmed Tuesday. The altercation came as the result of McCaskey arriving at some of his seats in the stadium bowl area of Soldier..." December 16
Covers.com "Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman is likely to be fired at the end of the regular season, according to AM-670 in Chicago. Citing a source, Dan Bernstein reported Tuesday via Twitter that team ownership met Monday when it was determined the second-year coach is likely to be fired. Per..." December 16
Yahoo! Sports "The foreshadowing for the Chicago Bears' loss came on Thursday when the team tried to put back Humpy Dumpty instead of chucking it in the trash. The Aaron Kromer embarrassment could have been an opportunity to turn an ugly situation on its head, and even if the Bears were taking an..." December 16
#Bears have placed LB Darryl Sharpton on IR with hamstring injury & promoted QB David Fales from practice squad.
Pro Football Talk "Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer has admitted that he was an unnamed source who said negative things about quarterback Jay Cutler in an NFL Network report. Kromer apologized to Cutler and the rest of the team in an offensive meeting this week — an apology that was also leaked to the press..." December 13
Cutler on his relationship with Kromer: "Good. We've all made mistakes."
The Big Lead "Last Sunday (remember, the Bears had played on Thursday last week), in the weekly “as the NFL coaches and front office dish dirt” segments, Ian Rapoport reported on the “buyer’s remorse” that the Bears were feeling. His report also mentioned that there was serious frustration in the..." December 12
Marc Trestman: "I was clearly disappointed with Aaron. He clearly knows what he did was wrong."
Covers.com "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11
SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10
ESPN Chicago "Cornerback Charles Tillman wants to finish out his career in Chicago, but the veteran also understands the business side of the NFL could prevent that from happening. A 12-year veteran, Tillman landed on the injured reserve Sept. 15 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right triceps..." December 09
Larry Brown Sports "Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler have a great relationship that stems back to their days together with the Denver Broncos. Marshall has always been Cutler’s favorite target, but even Jay’s buddy can’t excuse the Chicago Bears quarterback’s poor play this season. Marshall made an appearance on..." December 09
Chicago Sun-Times "Coach Marc Trestman seemed flabbergasted, a bit annoyed and somewhat perturbed. When the media room laughed at a joke, he didn’t. These are the days of rampant speculation. With the Bears being 5-8 and having abundant issues, it will be part of their every-day life until decisions are made for..." December 09
ESPN.com "Without playing a game, the Chicago Bears on Sunday became officially eliminated from postseason contention, marking the fourth consecutive season the club failed to advance to the playoffs. The Detroit Lions made Chicago's fate reality by virtue of a 34-17 triumph over the Tampa Bay..." December 08
Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall was discharged from Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Sunday. On Monday, the Bears placed him on Injured Reserve, officially ending his season. Marshall’s departure from the hospital came three days after he fractured two ribs and injured a lung during..." December 08
Barring significant improvement, I’m told the #Bears plan to part ways with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker after this season.
From @Rapsheet: Bears having "serious case of buyer's remorse" over Jay Cutler deal. Considered benching him during Tampa Bay game.
Chicago Sun-Times "The initial reports about the meeting had come with the kind of ominous tones normally reserved for national-security matters. Bears chairman George McCaskey, president Ted Phillips and general manager Phil Emery, all of them visibly grim, had gathered in a broadcast booth at Lambeau Field after..." December 07
ESPN.com "Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall will not play again this season after suffering two fractured ribs and a lung injury during the team's 41-28 loss Thursday night to the Dallas Cowboys, two sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Marshall remained hospitalized Friday receiving..." December 06
Chicago Tribune "A Bears fan attacked outside Soldier Field says police have it all wrong: He and his buddy weren't attacked by Cowboys fans, they were stabbed by fellow Bears fans for saying something nice about the Packers. "We were just idiots," said the 21-year-old man from Oak Lawn, still nursing a cut to..." December 06
SB Nation "Marshall took a nasty hit on Thursday night that may very well have ended his season. Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was in obvious pain after being hit by a helmet in the back Thursday night, staying down on the field until trainers assisted him to the locker room. Marshall did..." December 06
Dallas Morning News "A Dallas Cowboys fan reportedly stabbed two Chicago Bears fans Thursday night in Chicago in what the Chicago Tribune called an "alcohol-fueled fight" after Dallas' 41-28 victory. The fight started just after the game when four men began yelling "the Bears suck" at two men from a Chicago suburb,..." December 05
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Tony Romo threw three touchdowns and DeMarco Murray had 179 yards rushing on 32 carries and one touchdown as the Dallas Cowboys brushed off a late Chicago rally to beat the Bears 41-28 Thursday night at Soldier Field. Murray had 228 scrimmage yards, including 49 receiving. Cole Beasley had two..." December 05
#Bears WR Brandon Marshall being taken by ambulance to hospital. Ruled out with a rib(s) injury is what has been announced.
Brandon Marshall has 2 fractured ribs and injured his lung. Still in the hospital. Out for #Saints game.
CBSSports.com "Former Bears coach Mike Ditka has a weekly column in the Chicago Sun-Times, and he used the space to weigh in on the decision of some Rams players to take the field on Sunday with the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture, which was a show of solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri protesters following the..." December 03
With Robbie Gould suffering from sore quad, #Bears have signed veteran PK Jay Feely & waived/injured WR Chris Williams.
Chicago Tribune "The Bears’ eight rushing attempts in Thursday’s loss to the Lions were the lowest single-game total in franchise history. Quarterback Jay Cutler dropped back to pass 51 times, handed off seven times and kneeled down once. That’s not close to the play distribution balance general manager Phil..." December 02
Dallas Morning News "Brandon Marshall interrupted Martellus Bennett’s conference call with reporters to deliver a message to the Cowboys. “I don’t know why you guys let this boy go,” the Bears star receiver said. “He’s the best tight end in the league. Y’all been watching him? Freaking maniac. Nobody can tackle..." December 02
CSN Chicago "When the Bears placed perennial Pro Bowler Lance Briggs on injured reserve, the obvious reality was that a torch at linebacker was in fact being passed. Jonathan Bostic was drafted with the eventual plan of him succeeding Briggs at the weak-side linebacker spot, just not necessarily the way it was..." December 01
CSN Chicago "Coach Marc Trestman has talked about his team’s resiliency, coming back from 10-0 deficits against the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But the Detroit Lions (8-4) are not the Vikings or the Bucs, and the Bears (5-7) took one step closer to the cliff that falls away from the playoffs in..." November 28
#Bears have placed LB Lance Briggs on injured reserve with a groin injury, ending his season.
Bears expect Kyle Fuller to play tomorrow despite a knee injury that has kept him out of practice. Been a rare bright spot on their defense
Pro Football Talk "Among the many problems that have plagued the Bears this season is an inability to keep the same offensive line together for long stretches because of injuries. Left tackle Jermon Bushrod has missed two games, left guard Matt Slauson is on injured reserve, center Roberto Garza has missed four..." November 26
Chicago Tribune "Lance Briggs’ groin injury could sideline him for “maybe a few weeks,” he said Tuesday night on his TV show on Comcast SportsNet. That means the Chicago Bears’ veteran linebacker likely will miss Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions. Briggs said he had an MRI exam Tuesday, which should..." November 26
Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals have added a veteran running back to their roster for the final five weeks of the season. The team announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have signed former Raiders and Bears tailback Michael Bush. They released Kerwynn Williams to open up a spot on the roster. Bush has not..." November 25
CSN Chicago "Ex-Bears head coach Lovie Smith preached winning the turnover battle during his nine-year tenure in Chicago. But on Sunday, it looked like his former team was the only one to get the memo. Behind five sacks of former Chicago fan favorite Josh McCown and four takeaways, the Bears defense rose..." November 24
On #Bears CB Kyle Fuller: It’s a minor MCL sprain, I’m told. Has a Thanksgiving showdown with brother Corey Fuller & wants badly to face him
Sports Mockery "ESPN’s NFL expert, and secret metal head, John Clayton joined ESPN 1000’s Carmen and Jurko show on Tuesday with some insight into some behind the scenes discussions from the Chicago Bears brass. Jay Cutler Almost Benched Clayton informed the radio host that Jay Cutler was very close to being..." November 20
ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday they signed receiver/return specialist Marc Mariani to a two-year contract, while waiving safety Ahmad Dixon in a corresponding roster move. Mariani, 27, played in 32 games over four seasons (2010-13) with the Tennessee Titans, returning 73 punts for 819..." November 19
Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman’s conservative approach Sunday at the end of the first half against the Minnesota Vikings was a topic of discussion Monday. With over a minute to go in the half and with a timeout left, the Bears appeared undecided about whether they wanted to try to score..." November 18
CSN Chicago "Jay Cutler picked himself up off the ground and jumped into his offensive linemen's arms while Brandon Marshall dropped to his knees and extended his arms in celebration in the end zone. For the first time in more than a month, the Bears felt what it was like to have a lead in a game. But..." November 17
ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bears are not as exclusively tied to quarterback Jay Cutler as his seven-year contract would indicate. The Bears could trade Cutler after this season and actually save $12.5 million against the salary cap, a review of his contract shows. Cutler's $15.5 million salary for next..." November 17