Bears Rumors & News

  • If Mitch Trubisky ruins the Bears’ draft position, that’s a good thing

    Chicago Sun-Times "If the NFL Draft were held this weekend, the Bears would pick sixth overall. The best receiver might be there for the taking. Or the best cornerback. Or the best offensive tackle. Heck, maybe even the best pass rusher. That said, the Bears are hoping — if not planning — for rookie..." November 23

  • Bears Place Leonard Floyd On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "In not even a week since we learned that Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd seriously injured his right knee, the talented pass rusher has been placed on injured reserve, the team announced on Thursday. Floyd suffered his knee injury during the team’s game last Sunday against the Lions. The..." November 23

  • Robbie Gould says he would come back to Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kicking a field goal is all about timing. Social media is too, sometimes. About 24 hours after the Bears gave kicker Connor Barth the boot, Robbie Gould, the franchise’s all-time leading kicker who was dumped two years ago in favor of Barth, took to Twitter to conduct a Q&A. The Bears waived..." November 22

  • Jordan Howard is quietly putting up historic numbers

    Chicago Sun-Times "With most eyes fixated on Mitch Trubisky’s development and others distracted by Tarik Cohen’s Superman leaps, it’s easy for Bears fans to overlook the numbers Jordan Howard is quietly accumulating. Hampered by a shoulder injury to start the season, the Pro Bowl rookie running back from a year..." November 22

  • Bears Designate DB Deiondre’ Hall To Return From IR

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears officially designated DB Deiondre’ Hall to return from the team’s injured reserve. This officially opens three-week windows of time for the Bears to add them to their active roster or he will spend the duration of the 2017 season on injured reserve. Hall, 23, is a former..." November 22

  • Agent’s Take: A look at the quarterbacks who could be available in the offseason

    CBS Sports "Quarterback stability is highly coveted in the NFL because it's a vital ingredient for sustained success. Some of the NFL's most significant transactions occur in an effort to get the position settled. The 49ers made an unexpected move at the October 31 trading deadline by acquiring Jimmy..." November 22

  • President Donald Trump criticizes idea of keeping players in locker room for anthem

    ESPN "President Donald Trump says a reported plan that would keep NFL teams in the locker room during the national anthem next season is "almost as bad as kneeling." Trump tweeted Wednesday morning about the possibility, reported by The Washington Post on Tuesday. According to the Post, some NFL..." November 22

  • Zach Miller Released from Hospital 23 Days After Suffering Gruesome Leg Injury

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller tweeted Monday he has returned home from the hospital after undergoing surgery on his left leg. Miller suffered a season-ending knee injury in Chicago's 20-12 defeat to the New Orleans Saints in Week 8. ESPN's Chris Mortensen spoke to a source who said..." November 21

  • Leonard Floyd feared out for extended period with knee injury

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears fear outside linebacker Leonard Floyd will be out for an extended period after he suffered a right knee injury that required him to be carted off in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Lions. Floyd, the ninth pick in the 2016 draft, was in run pursuit when Bears..." November 20

  • Bears Explain Why Tarik Cohen, Adam Shaheen Were Sidelined On Final Drive

    CBS Chicago "With the Bears driving and their game on the line in an eventual 27-24 loss to the Lions on Sunday, two of the team’s best playmakers weren’t on the field. Steady veteran Benny Cunningham was in at running back to serve as the blocking back for rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, which..." November 20

  • Roger Goodell To Soon Sign Five-Year, $200M Extension

    Real GM Football "Roger Goodell's contract extension is expected to be completed in December at the owners' meetings. Momentum to delay the deal has dissipated "meaningfully," in the estimation of one league source. Jerry Jones has been attempting to block Goodell's extension." November 20

  • Bears Sign Kicker Cairo Santos, Waive Connor Barth "Connor Barth’s missed field goal in the final seconds of a loss Sunday was the last straw of his Bears tenure. The Bears have made a change at kicker, signing Cairo Santos to a one-year deal and waiving Barth, they announced Monday. The Tribune’s Brad Biggs first reported the news. The Bears..." November 20

  • Rotating cornerbacks gives Bears a chance to evaluate position under microscope

    Chicago Tribune "Topping Bears general manager Ryan Pace’s to-do list for the offseason is completely overhauling the wide receiver position. It’s highlighted, underlined and better have a star next to it. Not to be forgotten is the future at cornerback, where the Bears have two players — Prince Amukamara..." November 19

  • Bears announce Halas Hall overhaul of training facilities

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears announced a massive overhaul Friday, but it doesn’t involve personnel. The team expects to break ground in March 2018 on expansion plans to their Halas Hall training facility in Lake Forest, a project that will include a 162,500 square foot football operations addition and a 30,600..." November 18

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Why didn’t Bears RB Tarik Cohen play more on Sunday?

    Chicago Sun-Times "Rookie running back Tarik Cohen, who offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains called “the best playmaker we have” last month, played only 22 percent of the Bears’ offensive snaps. He had one run and one reception against the Packers. “He’s involved, you know, quite bit,” coach John Fox said..." November 14

  • John Fox says he’s not concerned about his job security

    Pro Football Talk "Bears coach John Fox is taking heat in Chicago today, both for the dumbest challenge of this NFL season, and generally for his 12-29 record as the team’s head coach. But Fox says he’s not feeling that heat on his seat. Fox was asked after Sunday’s loss to the Packers if he’s worried about his..." November 13

  • Loss to Packers likely point of no return for John Fox

    Chicago Tribune "As defenses go, the one Bears coach John Fox offered Sunday at Soldier Field after the Bears' 23-16 loss was as flimsy as the one he saw flailing all day against the Packers. "In nine games, two of them we didn't give ourselves a chance, but in seven games we've had the opportunity to win every..." November 13

  • Bears' Fox defends botched challenge that led to turnover

    Pro Football Talk "Bears coach John Fox won a challenge he wished he would have lost in Sunday afternoon’s 23-16 loss to the Packers. Fox challenged that running back Benny Cunningham was not out of bounds at the 2-yard-line with just over eight minutes left in the first half because he thought Cunningham had..." November 13

  • Bears waive Tanner Gentry, promote Jonathan Anderson

    Pro Football Talk "Receiver Tanner Gentry had started three games for the Bears this season. For now, that’ll be the extent of it. The Bears waived Gentry on Saturday, signing linebacker Jonathan Anderson in his place. Gentry started each of the team’s last three games, catching one pass for eight yards." November 12

  • Chicago Bears' passing game could get more aggressive

    Daily Herald "At least on paper, the Bears' timid passing attack should become more aggressive Sunday against the Packers because of the addition of veterans Dontrelle Inman and Markus Wheaton. Inman has yet to play for the Bears after being acquired from the Los Angeles Chargers for a conditional..." November 12

  • John Fox executed a challenge that was so terrible it gave the ball to the other team

    CBS Sports "The Bears are not a great football team. They're not a terrible football team, either, but they're not great and therefore need every edge they can get in order to win games. One of those edges is supposed to come from coaching, but John Fox is not doing them any favors and cost the Bears six..." November 12

  • Mitch Trubisky ready to roll: ‘I kind of feel like it’s a new season’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Mitch Trubisky’s preseason is over. The rookie quarterback’s four starts in place of Mike Glennon were in effect a challenging warm-up. After an open-date week to reflect on what he has done, what he has to do and how far he can go, Trubisky is eager to take the next step, which could be a..." November 09

  • Zach Miller has had a couple more procedures on knee

    Pro Football Talk "Bears tight end Zach Miller was able to return to Chicago this week after an extended stay in the New Orleans hospital where he had emergency surgery to fix arterial damage caused when he dislocated his knee on October 29. Miller’s return to the city wasn’t the end of his time in a hospital,..." November 09

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Bears promote Ben Braunecker, put Zach Miller on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears had a bye last week, so there wasn’t an urgent need to make a roster move involving tight end Zach Miller after he dislocated his knee in a Week Eight loss to the Saints. They are back to work this week, though, and they’ve made the decision to add another tight end to the active..." November 07

  • How Mitch Trubisky compares to other notable QBs after four starts

    Chicago Sun-Times "Let’s compare a 23-year-old QB with 13 college starts to Rodgers, who sat, watched and learned under Hall of Famer Brett Favre for three years in Green Bay before making his first NFL start at age 25. The caller’s point, I guess, was that Rodgers threw four picks (more on this later) in his..." November 05

  • Bears' Zach Miller scheduled to be released from New Orleans hospital Monday

    ESPN "Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller is scheduled to be released Monday from a New Orleans hospital, sources tell ESPN, after doctors stabilized his left leg following a catastrophic injury that required emergency surgery to repair a torn popliteal artery. The operation has been described as..." November 05

  • ‘A great mentor’: A look at what Mark Sanchez provides Mitch Trubisky

    Chicago Sun-Times "Rookie Mitch Trubisky’s Tuesday plans wouldn’t work. As offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains explained, the “this, this and this” of Trubisky’s schedule required reorganization. “These [rookies] don’t know what they don’t know,” Loggains said. “They’ve never done it. This isn’t Chapel Hill...." November 04

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Cam I am? Why the Bears see Dontrelle Inman as an ideal fit for their second-half offense

    NBC Sports "The Bears probably aren't expecting Dontrelle Inman to produce to the level Cameron Meredith did last year, but there are plenty of similarities between the two wide receivers that are worth noting. Inman is 6-foot-3, 205 pounds; Meredith is 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. Both players had breakout..." November 02

  • NFL provided ludicrous explanation for reversing Zach Miller’s TD

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears chairman George McCaskey hand-delivered injured tight end Zach Miller his “touchdown” ball in the hospital Tuesday. And it was a touchdown — regardless of what Alberto Riveron, the NFL’s senior vice president of officiating, maintained in his weekly video Wednesday. His explanation..." November 02

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • Bears’ Jerrell Freeman Suspended 10 Games For Repeat PED Violation "Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman has been suspended 10 games for a repeat violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, the team announced Monday afternoon. Freeman issued a statement after his suspension, in which he admitted to memory loss from a head injury and..." October 30

  • Zach Miller undergoes emergency surgery in effort to save injured leg

    ESPN "Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller underwent emergency surgery Sunday night in an effort to save his injured left leg, league and team sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The surgery, performed in New Orleans after the Bears' loss to the New Orleans' Saints, was performed to repair a damaged..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • Eddie Jackson thankful to emerge from darker days: 'He knew it was time to make changes'

    Chicago Tribune "In the moment, Eddie Jackson III didn't have the luxury of thinking about much. As he sprinted north through Soldier Field last Sunday, weaving his way to his second defensive touchdown in four possessions, the Bears rookie safety could hear only the breeze whistling through his helmet. "The..." October 29

  • Ball security essential for Saints against opportunistic Bears defense

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Different styles of winning streaks clash on the field Sunday when the New Orleans Saints (4-2) host the Chicago Bears (3-4) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints are riding a four-game run with a balanced offensive attack -- ranking third in passing (269.3 yards per game) and 10th in..." October 29

  • Dontrelle Inman not playing for Bears Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman said on Thursday that he hoped to play for the Bears this weekend despite just getting to Chicago after being acquired in a trade with the Chargers. Inman will have to wait for his first action with his new team. The Bears left him on the inactive list for Sunday’s..." October 29

  • Bears’ Zach Miller suffers ugly injury on overturned touchdown catch

    Pro Football Talk "Bears tight end Zach Miller appeared to make a great catch for a touchdown today in New Orleans, and then things got ugly. Miller’s leg bent awkwardly under him as he was reeling in the ball, and he was carted off the field. It looked like a serious injury. And as Miller lay on the ground..." October 29

  • Kyle Long suffers hand injury as Bears’ offense continues to struggle

    Pro Football Talk "Last week the Bears managed to win a game without much in the way of offense, thanks to two defensive struggles. But that’s not something they can count one every Sunday. Today, the Bears’ offense looks inept, and it doesn’t help the guard Kyle Long has suffered an apparent broken hand...." October 29

  • Zach Miller goes to hospital with dislocated knee

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears thought they had a touchdown in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Saints when tight end Zach Miller appeared to come down with a Mitch Trubisky pass in the end zone, but the play wound up as a less enjoyable one. Replay review found that Miller did not maintain possession..." October 29

  • Ryan Pace returns to New Orleans with Bears building blocks in place

    Chicago Sun-Times "General manager Ryan Pace should feel good about his homecoming this weekend in New Orleans. After 14 years, he left the Saints for the Bears in 2015, and his rebuilding efforts in three offseasons finally are bearing fruit. Simply put, there’s hope because building blocks have emerged. With..." October 28

  • Bears OC: Having Dontrelle Inman will 'help everyone' "The Chicago Bears acquired veteran Dontrelle Inman from the Los Angeles Chargers this week. The question is whether the receiver will be active for Sunday's tilt versus the New Orleans Saints. "That's up to Coach, that's up to [general manager Ryan Pace]," said Inman, via the Chicago Sun-Times...." October 27