Bears Rumors & News

  • Special teams could tip No. 2 RB job to Jeremy Langford

    CSN Chicago "Not that long ago the Bears made an annual dip into free agency for a veteran backup to running back Matt Forte. Now the search for Forte understudies appears to be settling into the draft. For the second straight year the Bears used a fourth-round pick on a running back, selecting Jeremy..." May 03

  • Bears take RB Jeremy Langford in Round Four

    Pro Football Talk "With running back Matt Forte in the final year of his contract, the Bears moved to add some depth at the position at the beginning of the fourth round, selecting Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford with the 106th overall pick. As a senior in 2014, Langford (6-0, 208) rushed for 1,522 yards and 22..." May 02

  • Bears GM Ryan Pace: Martellus Bennett has not requested a trade

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace said Friday that absent Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett has not requested a trade. "No, no, [Bennett has not asked to be traded]," Pace said. Bennett failed to attend the first phase of the Bears' voluntary offseason program and this week's..." May 02

  • Bears draft WR Kevin White

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kevin White said Wednesday that, if he were available with the No. 7 pick in the NFL Draft, the Bears would take him. Thursday night, it happened. The team selected the 6-3, 215-pound West Virginia wide receiver at a raucous Auditorium Theatre, and will place him opposite Alshon Jeffery to..." May 01

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    Bears go WR Kevin White with No. 7 pick. Lions secondary will have to deal with this deep threat receiver.

  • Eagles, Bears “pushing hardest” for No. 2 pick

    Pro Football Talk "And then there were two for No. 2? The Bears and Eagles are “pushing hardest” to strike a deal for Tennessee’s No. 2 overall pick in Round One, ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky reported Thursday. The Eagles have the No. 20 overall selection, while the Bears have the No. 7 pick. Both clubs are..." April 30

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    ESPN's @BobHoltzmanESPN reports Bears have spoken with Titans about No. 2 overall pick, but Tenn not interested in Jay Cutler.

  • Former Dallas Cowboy Jay Ratliff pleads guilty to DWI, gets probation

    Dallas Morning News "Former Dallas Cowboy Jay Ratliff, 33, pleaded guilty Thursday to DWI in a Tarrant County courtroom, the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office said. He will be on probation for one year. The defensive tackle now plays for the Chicago Bears and goes by Jeremiah Ratliff. Ratliff provided..." April 30

  • John Fox expects Martellus Bennett to still be on roster after draft

    Chicago Football "Following the final day of the first voluntary veteran minicamp at Halas Hall, Bears coach John Fox was asked about an ESPN report that surfaced on Wednesday stating Chicago was "entertaining trade offers" for Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett. edXAds by Rubicon Project Aside from a..." April 30

  • Bears content with draft options at No. 7 but still willing to move

    CSN Chicago "Bears general manager Ryan Pace said Wednesday that they have identified seven players deemed to be of sufficient quality to be worth the No. 7 pick when the 2015 draft opens Thursday evening. But that doesn’t mean the Bears are locked into staying at No. 7. The Bears have talked to teams above..." April 30

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears entertaining trade offers for Pro Bowl TE Martellus Bennett, per league sources. Bennett wants a new contract in Chicago or anywhere.

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Bears GM Ryan Pace says team will not pick up 5th year option for LB Shea McClellin

  • Bears shopping TE Martellus Bennett "The Chicago Bears are entertaining trade offers for Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Sources said the Bears have included Bennett in trade talks since discussing a potential deal with the Seattle Seahawks, who would up trading for New Orleans Saints..." April 29

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • Chicago Bears' Jared Allen 'refreshed' by position change

    Chicago Football "Jared Allen is the NFL’s active sacks leader and a likely future Hall of Famer. Yet the 33-year-old said he feels like he’s playing college football again as he prepares for his 11th season (second with the Bears). “I'm at home studying the playbook. I haven't done that in 10 years,” Allen..." April 29

  • Jay Cutler excited by Bears' 'innovative, smart' new coaching staff "The Bears hired Marc Trestman, a quarterback guru of sorts, in January 2013 with the expectation was that he would fix Jay Cutler. "It's a great hire. I couldn't be more excited,” Cutler said at the time. ”I've talked to guys around the league and did my own research on him. He's an offensive..." April 29

  • Bears To Decline Shea McClellin’s Option

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bears will not exercise their fifth-year option on outside linebacker Shea McClellin, general manager Ryan Pace told reporters today (Twitter link via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune). The decision means that McClellin will enter a contract year, and will be eligible to hit the open market..." April 29

  • Jay Cutler: Not a given that he was going to stay with Bears

    CSN Chicago "The rumors were (and still are) swirling about whether Jay Cutler was going to still be the Chicago Bears’ quarterback in 2015 with (another) new coaching staff coming in. Cutler to the Tennessee Titans. Cutler to the New York Jets. Cutler to somewhere. “We’re in Nashville quite a bit so you..." April 29

  • Matt Forte responds to reports he's skipping voluntary workouts

    Windy City Gridiron "Earlier today Chicago Bears' running back Matt Forte made news by skipping the award ceremony for the Brian Piccolo Award, which also signaled his intent to skip the voluntary veteran minicamp that started today. Forte also skipped Phase 1 of the voluntary workouts and it was reported that him..." April 28

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Martellus Bennett hasn’t been at Bears workouts

    Pro Football Talk "The absence of running back Matt Forte from Bears voluntary workouts when they started on April 13 drew some attention, but another offensive starter’s decision to be elsewhere the last two weeks has gone relatively unnoticed. Jeff Dickerson of reports that tight end Martellus..." April 26

  • Bears' Ray McDonald cleared by NFL after domestic violence investigation

    Chicago Sun-Times "NFL officials said Friday the league completed its investigation of Bears defensive end Ray McDonald’s domestic- violence incident and ruled he didn’t violate its personal-conduct policy. But the NFL continues to look at his alleged sexual-assault incident. ‘‘We have completed that..." April 26

  • Minicamp participation uncertain for Matt Forte, Martellus Bennett "With phase one of the Chicago Bears’ voluntary offseason program over, the team transitions to a three-day voluntary minicamp scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday at Halas Hall. While the April minicamp is voluntary, the attendance of at least two veteran players -- running back Matt Forte..." April 25

  • Brian Urlacher NFL Turned Blind Eye To Patriots' Deflategate "Former NFL superstar Brian Urlacher clearly believes Roger Goodell treats the New England Patriots like they're above the law ... and Deflategate is the definitive proof. Urlacher was hanging with Jay Glazer at their Unbreakable Performance Center in West Hollywood ... when we asked how he..." April 25

  • Bears sign TE Bear Pascoe to one-year deal "In a move to bolster their depth at tight end, the Chicago Bears announced on Thursday that they signed six-year veteran Bear Pascoe to a one-year contract. Pascoe made 34 starts over six seasons with the New York Giants (2009-13) and Atlanta Falcons (2014), appearing in 82 total games. In..." April 23

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    First bit of schedule information: Packers will host the Bears on Thanksgiving night. #ESPNNFL

  • Doug Buffone, who played 14 seasons for Bears, dies at 70

    ESPN Chicago "Former Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, whose reputation for being a passionate football player carried over into his career as a sports broadcaster, died Monday at the age of 70. Paramedics were called to Buffone's Chicago home Monday afternoon, where they found the popular..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Brandon Marshall trade was about money, not character

    Metro "Brandon Marshall is not a locker room cancer and his attitude had nothing to do with the March trade that sent him from the Chicago Bears to the New York Jets, so says a team source with the NFC team. It has long been rumored that Marshall, acquired by the Jets on March 10, was ousted by the..." April 20

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Former Jaguars 2nd-round pick Eben Britton faces 4-game suspenion by the NFL

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Offensive tackle Eben Britton, drafted in the second round by the Jaguars in 2009, will be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season if he signs with another team according to multiple media reports. Britton, who played 10 games with the Bears last year, is currently a free agent...." April 15

  • Matt Forte not present at Bears voluntary workout: sources

    Chicago Tribune "New coach John Fox assembled his team for the first time Monday at Halas Hall and the Chicago Bears kicked off their voluntary offseason workout program without the most productive offensive player for the last seven seasons. Running back Matt Forte was not present for the initial team meeting..." April 14

  • Decoding the Jameis Winston-Bears speculation "Jameis Winston is scheduled for a pre-draft visit with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday.'s Adam Schefter first reported the FSU quarterback would fly to Chicago for the meeting Wednesday, 15 days before he is expected to be the first player drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. Chicago..." April 14

  • Bears have pre-draft visit with Florida State's Mario Edwards Jr.

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears hosted Florida State defensive tackle Mario Edwards Jr. for a pre-draft visit last week, a team source said Monday. Edwards’ draft stock has taken off since the Seminoles’ pro day on March 31. He’s now considered a possible first-round selection. “Edwards had an outstanding pro-day..." April 14

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Jason Campbell leans toward retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Ten years ago, Washington made quarterback Jason Campbell a first round draft pick. He’s closing in on calling it a career. Per a league source, Campbell has rejected multiple opportunities to sign a contract for 2015, with the Ravens and Bengals among the franchises to which Campbell said..." April 11

  • Fixing the Bears begins with forgetting Marc Trestman

    SB Nation "Marc Trestman never felt like a Bears head coach. He used fancy terms like "self-actualization" and came from the CFL, basically making him Canadian. He was skinny and wore glasses. He definitely didn't have a mustache like a lot of Chicago greats. As a people, Bears fans have a predilection..." April 11

  • Schefter: Marcus Mariota visited Bears

    ESPN Chicago "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota’s list of pre-draft visits included a meeting with the Chicago Bears, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter told ESPN 1000’s “Waddle and Silvy Show” on Thursday. It’s believed Mariota’s visit to Halas Hall occurred early last week at the tail end of March. One of..." April 10

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Report: Bears considering trading Cutler, drafting Mariota

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Mariota is a huge wild card as we inch closer to the NFL draft. The former Oregon star has been linked to just about every team in the top half of the draft and a few more beyond that. Have the Chicago Bears emerged as a suitor? According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Bears have..." April 07

  • Report: Colts Have Worked Out Kick Returner Chris Williams

    Stampede Blue "Colts-related nugget came out a few days ago over the holiday weekend, as the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson reported that the Colts were one of three teams to have recently worked out former Bears kick returner Chris Williams. Along with the Colts, Wilson reports that the Buccaneers and..." April 06

  • Bears lead the league in players over 30 years old

    Windy City Gridiron "We know the Bears are old. But did you know they have more players over the age of 30 than any other team in the league? For verification purposes, let's take a look at the Chicago Bears roster. We see, indeed, 14 Bears players over that magical age... - Jared Allen (DE) - Robbie Gould..." April 06

  • Jay Cutler autographed football gets zero bids at charity auction in Chicago

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Cutler already has to deal with a lack of support from his team’s coaches and front office. Now he has to face the reality that he doesn’t have much fan support, either. As proof, we cite what happened at a recent charity auction. The Chicago Tribune says an autographed Cutler football..." April 04

  • Bears cut Garza, sign Montgomery "The Chicago Bears released center Roberto Garza on Thursday, preventing him from returning in 2015 for an 11th season with the franchise. In a corresponding move, the team signed former Broncos center Will Montgomery, who played for Fox in Denver last season, as Garza's replacement. Montgomery..." April 03

  • Chris Long, Kyle Long start zombie apocalypse survival school "Zombies are all the rage these days, especially on TV. The Walking Dead is the highest-rated scripted show going, after all. Well, Rams defensive end Chris Long and his brother, Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long have apparently decided to capitalize on the zombie craze by starting their own zombie..." April 03

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Plan is to sign veteran C Will Montgomery today. RT @BradBiggs: #Bears have informed C Roberto Garza he will be released.