Bears Rumors & News

  • Micheal Spurlock hoping to replace Devin Hester

    Chicago Sun-Times "It was a different position at a different level, but kick returner Micheal Spurlock knows what it’s like to replace a legend. “I was supposed to replace Eli Manning in college,” Spurlock said. “I mean, he was the first overall pick. You don’t try to replace him. You just do your job and try..." August 20

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Per @FieldYates, there are zero incentives in Santonio Holmes' deal. Straight minimum $ deal - $570,000 cap charge. #Bears

  • Santonio could have a big impact in Chicago

    Pro Football Talk "Five years ago, Santonio Holmes had it all. In February 2009, he made one of the most memorable game-winning catches in NFL history, winning the Super Bowl and driving off in something other than a Hyundai, as the game’s MVP. The following season, he generated a career-high 1,248 receiving..." August 18

  • Bears wait for backup RBs to set themselves apart

    Chicago Sun-Times "On the Bears’ sideline Thursday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, guard Kyle Long tried to pry the ball from rookie running back Ka’Deem Carey’s hands. When Carey protested, Long explained a trainer would hold the ball for safekeeping, a memento of Carey’s first pro touchdown — albeit in the..." August 17

  • Headset issues hampered Bears QB Jimmy Clausen

    Chicago Sun-Times "Technical difficulties played a part in the Bears’ battle for the No.  2 quarterback spot when Jimmy Clausen was hampered by headset issues for ‘‘three to five plays’’ in the Bears’ 20-19 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night at Soldier Field. It’s not the first time the Bears..." August 16

  • Bears hopeful for Conte return in Seattle "Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman praised the preseason work of veteran Ryan Mundy on Friday, but refused to anoint any starters at safety in the aftermath of the team’s 20-19 victory over Jacksonville. That’s likely because former starting free safety Chris Conte has yet to participate in..." August 16

  • Bears agree with Santonio Holmes "The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with former New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Holmes worked out for the Bears earlier this week." August 16

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Trestman praised Shaun Draughn's pass-catching ability, notes that Draughn and Ka'Deem Carey are competitng for RB2. #Bears

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bears TE Zach Miller is having an MRI on his foot. But X-Rays were negative, I’m told. Likely some ligament damage, will be some time.

  • Starters on defense for Bears have a rough night

    Chicago Sun-Times "Stephen Paea had plopped down on the bench Thursday night when someone screamed for the defense to run back on the field. “I was like, ‘Didn’t they just kick the ball off?’ ’’ the defensive tackle said. The Jacksonville Jaguars had, but Eric Weems fumbled the first-quarter kick, sending the..." August 15

  • Cutler has another strong outing in Bears’ comeback win over Jags

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears have their share of issues after an uneven-at-best performance in a 20-19 victory Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars in their second preseason game at Soldier Field. But they looked good in one area where they can’t afford to fail — quarterback Jay Cutler was sharp..." August 15

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Bears Agree to Terms With OL Rob Turner

    Windy City Gridiron "The Bears made an addition to their offensive line corps by signing veteran Rob Turner. The Bears suffered quite a few injuries to their offensive line over camp and the first preseason game, so between Kyle Long's viral infection keeping him out, Jordan Mills' occasional balky foot and walking..." August 12

  • Bears reinstate TE Bennett from suspension

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett rejoined teammates Sunday at Olivet Nazarene University, six days after the club levied an unspecified fine and indefinite suspension. Bennett's punishment stemmed from a fight at practice last Monday with teammate Kyle Fuller. During the incident, the..." August 12

  • Martellus Bennett returns to Bears camp

    Pro Football Talk "When the Bears suspended tight end Martellus Bennett for conduct detrimental to the team last week after he slammed cornerback Kyle Fuller to the ground, it came with an indefinite length. It wound up being a five-day ban as Bennett made his return to Bears camp on Sunday. Coach Marc Trestman..." August 10

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Bears OL Brian de la Puente said he expects to miss a couple weeks with a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee. MRI showed no ACL damage.

  • Defensive line fine in Bears' 34-28 exhibition victory over Eagles

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears' top priority during the offseason was to revive their defensive line. They signed five free-agent defensive ends, re-signed a veteran three technique and drafted two defensive tackles, all with the hope of restoring its fierce, disruptive presence. So the most important takeaway,..." August 09

  • Martellus Bennett's status up in air "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett did not participate in Friday night's 34-28 preseason-opening win against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field, and coach Marc Trestman said it's undecided whether he'll be back with the team Sunday when it resumes training camp. "I can't say that...." August 09

  • Adrian Wilson says he has nothing to prove

    Pro Football Talk "Buried on the depth chart but elevated to starting strong safety earlier this week, at least for a day, veteran safety Adrian Wilson’s role with the Bears remains unclear. It is clear that Wilson believes his track record speaks for itself. “It’s my 14th year in this,” Wilson said Thursday,..." August 08

  • Devin Hester is ‘weapon’ for Falcons’ offense

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Bears eventually gave up on using kick returner Devin Hester as a wide receiver but Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Hester’s “play-making ability” has him excited to use him in that role. In 2013 Hester didn’t play an offensive snap for the first time since his rookie season..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • For Bears QB Clausen, chance to restart career is at hand

    CSN Chicago "Players and coaches will seldom assign greater significance to one play or one game than another. If for no other reason, it implies somehow that ones not mentioned are somehow less important. So for Jimmy Clausen, theoretically this is just another preseason, the fifth since he was the No. 2..." August 07

  • Trestman: Bennett talk 'very positive'

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman spoke Tuesday by phone with suspended tight end Martellus Bennett and characterized the conversation as "very positive," adding that Bennett hasn't been ruled out for Friday's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. "I did [speak with Bennett],"..." August 07

  • Bears confirm workout of Santonio Holmes, but opted to sign Greg Herd

    Chicago Sun-Times "With second-year wideout Marquess Wilson out after breaking his right clavicle, the Bears, as expected, worked out receivers. One them was veteran Santonio Holmes. “I did not [see the workout],” coach Marc Trestman said Wednesday at Olivet Nazarene University. “I’ve got it on tape. I haven’t..." August 06

  • Williams, Bostic share first-string MLB duties in Chicago

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have a proud tradition at middle linebacker, with all-time greats like Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, and Brian Urlacher at the top of the list. But the transition from Urlacher to the next generation hasn’t been seamless. For now, a pair of candidates are vying for the starting job,..." August 06

  • Bears add receiver Greg Herd after injury to Marquess Wilson

    Pro Football Talk "With Marquess Wilson suffering a broken clavicle this week that required surgery, the Chicago Bears have added a receiver to their roster to bolster their depth at the position. The team announced they have signed receiver Greg Herd and waived linebacker Conor O’Neill." August 06

  • Bears teammates don’t condone Bennett outburst but understand it

    CSN Chicago "The 2013 Bears produced the third-best passing and No. 2 scoring offense in the NFL in no small part because they avoided major personnel setbacks outside of the ankle and groin injuries that cost them Jay Cutler at times. It will still be only preseason Friday night when the Bears host the..." August 06

  • Bears suspend Bennett for fight with Fuller

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was fined and suspended for conduct detrimental to the team after the veteran was involved in a fight at practice Monday with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller, general manager Phil Emery announced Tuesday. Emery did not specify the length of the suspension..." August 06

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    Adam Jahns @adamjahns

    Martellus Bennett has been fined and suspended by the #Bears

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears worked out veteran WRs Santonio Holmes and Ben Obomanu, per sources, but not appear to be signing either for now.

  • Brawl breaks out at Bears training camp

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman cut practice short Monday following a heated, physical altercation between veteran tight end Martellus Bennett and first-round draft choice Kyle Fuller during a red-zone drill. The issue arose when Fuller attempted to strip the football away from Bennett after..." August 05

  • Marquess Wilson breaks clavicle

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears’ receiving depth has taken a hit. Second-year wideout Marquess Wilson, who was in line for more playing time this season, sustained a broken clavicle in Monday’s training camp practice, the club’s official Twitter feed said this afternoon. Just 21 years old, Wilson (6-4, 194) was a..." August 04

  • Jordan Lynch getting few reps at running back

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jordan Lynch’s best chance to make a first impression likely won’t come until the Bears’ season opener Friday against the Eagles. Just ask Matt Forte, who, along with veteran Shaun Draughn and second-year player Michael Ford, has gotten the most carries during training camp. “He ain’t got..." August 03

  • Emery open to Kyle Orton reunion "Uncertainty clouds the backup quarterback position at Chicago Bears training camp with Jordan Palmer and Jimmy Clausen competing for the No. 2 job. So it’s no surprise general manager Phil Emery expressed an interest Saturday in potentially bringing back Kyle Orton. “I have great respect for..." August 03

  • Quad limits cornerback Tim Jennings

    Chicago Sun-Times "Caution is getting in the way of comfort for cornerback Tim Jennings. Once again Thursday, Jennings tapered his amount of snaps toward the end of practice to protect his sore quadriceps. Jennings — who said his limited snaps went well — would rather be on the field adjusting to his new role..." August 01

  • Brandon Marshall: Jay Cutler will be MVP in 2014 "Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall told the Around The League Podcast in January that his 2014 campaign would be "something you guys never seen before." As it turns out, Marshall was just getting started with the bold predictions. Asked what we'll see from Jay Cutler, the Pro Bowl..." July 30

  • Jay Cutler not resting on 2013 success "He’s taken part in just four practices at training camp, but in that short sliver of time, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler shows evidence he’s poised to take a major step in Year 2 of Marc Trestman’s offense. “It’s obvious in practice that Jay is taking more and more control by the day,”..." July 29

  • Matt Forte wants to disprove notions about aging running backs

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many walks of life when someone who is 28 is considered aging, but that’s the case for running backs in the NFL. The much-feared 30th birthday isn’t too far away and any potential sign of slippage becomes a reason to worry that a back has hit the wall that separates the productive..." July 28

  • DE Jared Allen already having positive impact for Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jared Allen isn’t trying to be a leader. The Bears already have linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Charles Tillman for that. So Allen prefers to sell himself as a new guy just trying to contribute, not as the Pro Bowl defensive end with the extroverted personality. Still, Allen’s..." July 26

  • Jordan Palmer is backup QB, but Jimmy Clausen is hoping for a shot

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jordan Palmer will get “first shot” at the No. 2 quarterback job behind Jay Cutler with rookie David Fales in the running too. But everybody has their eye on Jimmy Clausen. The former Notre Dame All-American, fully recovered from surgery last season after a dreadful stint with the Carolina..." July 24

  • Jordan Palmer is backup QB, but Jimmy Clausen is hoping for a shot

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jordan Palmer will get “first shot” at the No. 2 quarterback job behind Jay Cutler with rookie David Fales in the running too. But everybody has their eye on Jimmy Clausen. The former Notre Dame All-American, fully recovered from surgery last season after a dreadful stint with the Carolina..." July 24

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Trestman: Jordan Palmer will get first run at top backup QB job

    Pro Football Talk "The eldest of the Bears’ backup quarterback options will get the initial shot at being the top reserve behind Jay Cutler. Coach Mark Trestman indicated Wednesday that Jordan Palmer will have the first opportunity at the club’s second-team reps, the Bears’ official Twitter feed reported." July 23

  • Bears LB Khaseem Greene describes the inspiration he draws from former teammate Eric LeGrand

    Newark Star-Ledger "We told you in March that Chicago Bears linebacker Khaseem Greene switched to No. 52 for his second NFL season in tribute to former Rutgers teammate Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down during a 2010 game. Greene and LeGrand remain close from their days as roommates at Rutgers...." July 19

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    Sam Farmer @LATimesfarmer

    Roger Goodell: NFL has narrowed field of 2015 Draft host cities to Los Angeles and Chicago. Story up shortly on

  • Urlacher: Replacing Kiffin with Marinelli made Cowboys better

    Pro Football Talk "Monte Kiffin is the father of the Tampa-2 defense, but demoting Kiffin may be the path for the Cowboys’ defense to get better running the Tampa-2. That’s the word from Brian Urlacher, the former Bears linebacker who says that the Cowboys made the right call by promoting Rod Marinelli ahead of..." July 17

  • Brock Vereen already a Bears draft gem from 4th round

    CSN Chicago "The hardest thing for rookie safety Brock Vereen to overcome when he stepped into the huddle with the Bears’ No. 1 defense wasn’t the awe of being in a huddle with Jared Allen, Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman and others. It wasn't even mastering the assignments. It was telling people about..." July 12

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Former 'Skin Joshua Morgan Agrees to Community Service for Assault Charge

    CSN Washington "Former Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan, who was accused of assaulting a valet driver in April, has agreed to do community service to have the charge against him vacated. Morgan, 29, who now plays for the Chicago Bears, has agreed to 32 hours of community service. They must be completed..." July 09

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

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