ESPN.com "Brandon Marshall’s revelation Wednesday that he almost “pulled a Dez Bryant” in the closing minutes of the team’s overtime loss on Dec. 1 at Minnesota should serve as a reminder of just how low the Chicago Bears had fallen at that point, compared to where they are now: in control of their own..." December 18
Fansided "Earlier this month, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery discussed the challenges of using the franchise tag on Jay Cutler. Those comments were taken as Emery saying that he did not want to use the franchise tag on the quarterback. Emery elaborated on that and hopefully cleared it up by..." December 18
Chicago Tribune "When the NFL fined Earl Bennett $15,000 over two weeks in 2011 for wearing orange cleats that did not meet the team's uniform code, Jay Cutler offered to pick up the tab. That gesture violated league rules but now Cutler can help Bennett make more money — $500,000 more. The Bears reduced..." December 17
Fansided "The Chicago Bears have announced that Charles Tillman will not be reactivated this season after having initially been put on injured reserve with the designation to return early in November. The 32-year old corner was initially diagnosed with a triceps injury and the hope was he would be able to..." December 16
Pro Football Talk "Last Sunday night, Peter King of TheMMQB.com and I reported on Football Night in America that the league has been discussing centralized replay review, and that the discussions will continue. The discussions are accelerating. Per a league source, replay review could be removed from the..." December 16
Chicago Tribune "Jay Cutler, who reclaimed the starting quarterback job from Josh McCown, overcame two early interceptions and threw three touchdown passes Sunday to rally the Chicago Bears to a 38-31 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Cutler was 22-for-31 for 265 yards, three TDs, two interceptions and a..." December 16
ESPN Chicago "All week the Chicago Bears have stood publicly behind the decision to start Jay Cutler against the Cleveland Browns instead of Josh McCown, but privately that is not the case. One Bears player told ESPN's Bob Holtzman that Cutler threw a number of interceptions in practice this week and that..." December 15
Chicago Sun-Times "Devin Hester had the record for most touchdown returns in a career, and then he didn’t. A holding penalty a few weeks ago on special-teamer Craig Steltz wiped away that punt-return highlight against the Rams and that page in the history book. But it’s coming again. The Bears feel it. “Do..." December 14
CSN Chicago "Brandon Marshall was fined $15,000 for wearing orange cleats in Monday night's game against the Cowboys, the league announced. It's the second time this season that Marshall has received a fine for his footwear. In Week 7, he was fined $10,500 for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for..." December 14
NFL.com "Marc Trestman consistently maintained that Jay Cutler would resume his duties as starting quarterback of the Chicago Bears once he was healthy enough to do so. The coach has proved himself to be a man of his word. Trestman announced Thursday that Cutler will be under center when the Chicago..." December 12
NFL.com "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated Wednesday that the league is considering making fundamental changes with how in-game replay reviews are handled. "I think our officials do an incredible job, but there's always room for improvement," Goodell told NFL Media's Albert Breer at the Special..." December 12
CBSSports.com "Just before Marc Trestman told reporters that Jay Cutler will be named the Bears starter if he's medically cleared on Wednesday, a report circulated that the Bears will "likely" let Cutler walk in the offseason. Unless, according to Jason Cole of the National Football Post, Cutler is willing to..." December 11
ESPN.com "Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman reiterated after Monday's 45-28 victory against the Dallas Cowboys that quarterback Jay Cutler will return to the starting lineup when he receives medical clearance from the team's doctors. Cutler has missed the last four games with a severe high-ankle..." December 10
Chicago Sun-Times "On their most dramatic night of the season, the Bears had a game without any. In the coldest temperature, the Bears didn’t sweat one out. And on an evening where a victory would tie the Lions for first place in the NFC North, the Bears finally had an easy win, steamrolling past the..." December 10
Pro Football Talk "After the Eagles and Bears both won games with major NFC playoff implications in Week 14, the NFL decided to give their meeting in Week 16 a prime time audience. The Bears-Eagles game in Philadelphia has been moved from its previously scheduled 1 p.m. Eastern kickoff on FOX to Sunday Night..." December 10
Name to watch for #Titans future QB: Jay Cutler. Sources: He’s on the radar & believed to be interested in being back in Tenn. if out in CHI
NFL.com "Jay Cutler was already ruled out of Monday night's game versus the Dallas Cowboys and his status for Week 15 remains uncertain. Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman said Saturday that Cutler was held out of practice to rest. The quarterback didn't have any setbacks. "I can say that he did very..." December 07
ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall returned to practice Friday and participated fully after the club held him out of Thursday’s workout because of his strained quadriceps. In addition, safety Major Wright participated fully Friday after being limited the day before, which means it’s..." December 06
Trestman: Cutler's ankle responded well enough to yesterday's return to practice. He was not sore to the extent of being inhibited today.
PSD Staff If you survived the ups and downs with underperformers and gut wrenching injuries to wind up in your leagues playoffs, than congratulations. But you know you're not done yet as just making the post-season is not enough. League championships and a year of bragging rights are on the line. Let's see... December 05
Chicago Sun-Times "Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had his helmet back on and took part in practice at the Walter Payton Center on Thursday. But coach Marc Trestman ruled him out for Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Backup Josh McCown will make his fifth start. Cutler, who is recovering from a high-ankle..." December 05
Chicago Sun-Times "If Jay Cutler stays with the Bears, it likely won’t be a one-year proposition. General manager Phil Emery said in an online chat Tuesday that paying Cutler under the franchise tag for one season — rather than using it as a means to negotiate a longer deal — would harm the team’s ability to sign..." December 04
CBS Washington "There is not enough evidence to establish a link between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says a new study. Previous information had shown that National Football League players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other..." December 04
Jay Cutler (ankle) is still week-to-week, team will see where he is Thursday. Lane Briggs (shoulder) is also progressing, per Trestman.
St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings embraced the spoiler's role in the NFC North, delivering a potential knockout blow to Chicago's playoff hopes with a dramatic comeback victory at the Metrodome. Blair Walsh's 34-yard field goal with 1:43 remaining in overtime ended a wild back-and-forth slugfest that featured 976..." December 02
CSN Chicago "We have five weeks (perhaps less) to determine whether this year's defensive sins cost the Bears a spot at the playoffs in Marc Trestman's rookie year as head coach. General manager Phil Emery, to this point, has not been afraid to make hard decisions (see Smith, Lovie...and Urlacher, Brian..." November 30
LM: #Bears safety Major Wright injured his hamstring in practice today and is questionable for Sunday's game in Minnesota.
Chicago Tribune "Bears running back Matt Forte was held out of Wednesday’s practice at Lake Forest, still regrouping after hyperextending his right knee late in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Head coach Marc Trestman believes Forte will be healthy enough to play this weekend against the Vikings. But if Forte..." November 28
ESPN.com "Chicago Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff expects to play his first football game in more than a year Sunday, when he his team faces the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. Ratliff's debut coincides with the likely return of defensive tackle Stephen Paea, who missed last week's game at..." November 28
Bears RB Matt Forte (right knee) participated in the portion of Thursday's practice that was open to media: pic.twitter.com/mQHiZq3MlC
Buccaneers have signed former Bears TE Kyle Adams. Team recently lost TE Tom Crabtree to a torn biceps.
#Bears QB Jay Cutler and LB Lance Briggs out for Sunday.
Bears HC Marc Trestman: RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice. "I'm still optimistic...he'll start working tomorrow."
Kyle Long confirms he was fined $7,875 by NFL for his altercation Sunday vs. #Rams.
Chicago Sun-Times "Jay Cutler is planning a prime-time return from his high left ankle sprain. He wants to come back Dec. 9 for a home “Monday Night Football” matchup against the Cowboys. “If I’m not playing next week, I’ll be pretty disappointed,” he said Monday night on his weekly radio show. Cutler had..." November 26
ESPN.com "Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn't opposed to the organization designating him as its franchise player if the sides, at the end of the season, can't come to agreement on a long-term deal. Cutler made that clear Monday during the “Jay Cutler Show” on ESPN 1000. “I'm not gonna take..." November 26
Cutler on Cowboys game on MNF on Dec. 9: "I'd be pretty disappointed if I wasn't able to play for that game." #Bears
Matt Forte slightly hyperextended knee. Will see where he is at Wednesday.
Jay Cutler not expected to play Sunday vs. #Vikings, according to Marc Trestman.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Another long touchdown by Tavon Austin. Pinpoint passing by Josh McCown and Kellen Clemens. And a heated brawl that involved Bears right guard Kyle Long, with brother Chris Long, the Rams’ defensive end, trying to pull Kyle out of the fracas. And that was just the first half. It was a wild and..." November 25
Chicago Tribune "Devin Hester on Friday downplayed his recent work with Bears defensive backs during position drills. However, he believes he could have a positive impact on a game if the situation required him to play defense. “I think so, but we’re deep at DBs right now,” Hester said. “We have second and..." November 23
Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears cornerback Zack Bowman was fined $15,750 by the NFL for his penalized horse collar tackle of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith in the fourth quarter of the Bears' 23-20 overtime win last Sunday. In contrast, Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb was not fined for his..." November 22
CSN Chicago "Former Bears GM Jerry Angelo held to a theory that there were in fact three true “franchise” positions on a football team: quarterback, running back and pass-rushing defensive lineman, usually an end. The “franchise” identifier did not refer expressly to the monetary value of the position. It..." November 22
PSD Staff He's only 5 foot 8 inches tall but weighs 212 pounds, making him fast and hard to stop as he can get really low to the ground. Bobby Rainey has stepped into fill the rather big shoes of Doug Martin who's out for the season. He's a starting running back that you need on your team heading into the... November 21
Chicago Tribune "Bears quarterback Jay Cutler wore a "very small brace" underneath his orange tennis shoe on his sprained left ankle Wednesday after having the hard cast removed, coach Marc Trestman said. Cutler on his radio show Monday said he had been fitted that day for a smaller hard cast. "He’s got the..." November 21
Chicago Sun-Times "Is it the quarterback or the offense? Bears coach Marc Trestman has neither the time nor the ego to take a bow. ‘‘I would never put it on the system,’’ he said. ‘‘I would put it more on the work ethic of the player, his focus on doing his job well. [Josh McCown is] detail-oriented, just like..." November 20
CBSSports.com "CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf, the longest-tenured NFL analyst in television, will retire after the 2013 season. Dierdorf, a Hall-of-Fame player and broadcaster, has been around the NFL for the last 43 years. After a 13-year career as an offensive lineman with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dierdorf..." November 20
Cutler says he hopes to play against the Vikings on Dec. 1 but there are worrisome ligament issues. He is unsure of his status for that game
#Bears coach Marc Trestman calls DT Stephen Paea "week to week" with toe injury and that typically means player will miss at least 1 week.