Bears Rumors & News

  • 13 reasons the Bears should draft a quarterback at No. 3

    Chicago Tribune "If not now, when? The time to invest a first-round draft pick in a quarterback appears to have come for the Bears, who have not selected a passer in Round 1 since Rex Grossman in 2003. The Bears dealt two first-round picks to the Broncos in the 2009 Jay Cutler deal, a trade that proved to be..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Texans could show interest in Jay Cutler after the draft

    Sportsnaut "With news that Jay Cutler is in fact looking to return to the NFL field this upcoming season, not much has changed as it relates to draft plans for quarterback-needy teams this week. Though, at least one report suggests that the Houston Texans would show interest in Cutler should they fail to..." April 25

  • Agent: Cutler isn't retiring, 'wants to play football'

    NFL.com "Jay Cutler isn't done with the NFL yet. That's the word from Cutler's agent, Bus Cook, who did his best to swat down retirement rumors with a statement to ESPN on Tuesday. "Jay wants to play football," Cook told ESPN. "He never has mentioned retirement to me. Jay Cutler, as far as I know,..." April 25

  • Bears have shown most interest in Mitch Trubisky

    Sportsnaut "It’s definitely smoke screen time around the NFL. With the draft itself set to kick off in just a few days, teams are sending a bunch of different signals to the media in an attempt to gain a upper-hand over their competition. The most-interesting dynamic heading into the annual event has to be..." April 24

  • Bears' defensive back needs spotlight three candidates for No. 3 pick

    Chicago Tribune "The scriptwriters for the 2016 Bears season sure had a warped sense of humor. Before everything went so far off the rails, they penned such a perfect start. Those who haven't locked the memories away in a deep, dark place will recall the very first drive. The defense against Brock Osweiler and..." April 23

  • Eddie Macon, first African-American to play for the Bears, dies at 90

    Pro Football Talk "Eddie Macon, who in 1952 became the first black player in Chicago Bears history, has died. He was 90. Born in 1927, Macon joined the Army as soon as he turned 18, just as World War II was ending, and was stationed in Japan for seven months. When he returned home he enrolled at the University of..." April 22

  • Could Jonathan Allen shoulder load as Bears’ top draft pick?

    Chicago Sun-Times "If college film was the only prerequisite for drafting players, Jonathan Allen would have a case to go No. 1 overall. Voted the nation’s top defender last year, the lineman posted 27½ sacks in his last three years at Alabama. In his four years with the Crimson Tide, the team never finished..." April 21

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Bears looking to move up for Deshaun Watson in the draft?

    Sportsnaut "Conventional wisdom throughout the entire NFL draft process was that quarterbacks wouldn’t hear their names called within the top five. The 2017 class is not necessarily filled with franchise-level signal callers and appears to be deep at multiple positions on the defensive side of the ball. As..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Texans Had “Mild Interest” In Cutler, But Bill O’Brien Preferred Tom Savage

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN, the Texans actually expressed “mild interest” in free agent QB Jay Cutler this offseason. However, Texans HC Bill O’Brien reportedly prefers to move forward with Tom Savage, as opposed to bringing in Cutler. Dickerson mentions that the Jets were “seriously..." April 18

  • Jay Cutler would take ‘less than starter money’ to join Texans?

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Cutler may end up being forced into retirement due to a lack of interest, but there is reportedly one team he would be willing to play for at a discounted rate. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, who says he has “spoken to people involved,” Cutler wants to continue playing and might consider..." April 18

  • There's a lot to like about Bears' Leonard Floyd entering Year 2

    Chicago Tribune "When the doors to Halas Hall swing open Tuesday morning for the start of the voluntary offseason workout program, the Bears are hopeful Leonard Floyd will already have taken a couple of steps toward a dominating year. Floyd flashed glimpses of his massive raw talent in a rookie season in which..." April 18

  • Is Obi the one? UConn safety Melifonwu could fit Bears in draft

    Chicago Sun-Times "Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu was the last person surprised by his ridiculous showing at the NFL Scouting Combine. “Everybody knew I was athletic, but I don’t think they knew how athletic I was,” he said Saturday. “When I went to the combine, I definitely had them check that off the..." April 17

  • Bears reporter would be 'surprised' if Cutler did not retire

    Yardbarker "Jay Cutler has generated hardly any interest on the free agent market, and it is starting to look like he has taken his last snap in the NFL. In fact, one reporter who covers Cutler’s former team expects that to be the case. Jeff Dickerson, who works the Chicago Bears beat for ESPN, wrote on..." April 17

  • Rape charges against Ray McDonald dismissed as alleged victim refused to testify

    San Jose Mercury News "Prosecutors were forced to drop rape charges Monday against former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald after his alleged victim refused to testify. The woman, who had sued McDonald in civil court, received a financial settlement of more than $100,000, though it was not immediately clear Monday..." April 17

  • 49ers, Bears “most antsy” to trade down in first round

    Pro Football Talk "Last year saw each of the first two picks in the draft get traded ahead of the start of the first round, but it doesn’t look like we’re in store for a repeat of that this year. If the teams in those slots get their way, however, we could see the second and third picks get traded. Peter King of..." April 17

  • Bears re-sign Sam Acho

    Pro Football Talk "Sam Acho’s career with the Bears will continue. The team has announced that the Bears have re-signed the veteran linebacker, who has spent the last two years in Chicago after four seasons in Arizona. He entered the league as a fourth-round pick in 2011. Acho appeared in 16 games last year..." April 16

  • Mike Glennon ready to get started with the Bears

    Pro Football Talk "Last month, he became the recipient of a contract from the Bears so large that it prompted fair questions regarding who they were precisely bidding against. This week, quarterback Mike Glennon officially launches his tenure with the team. Speaking to reporters on Friday after throwing out the..." April 15

  • Bears visit, NFL attention rewarding for emerging OL Cameron Lee

    Chicago Sun-Times "Two days spent with the Bears included an I-need-to-pinch-myself moment for Illinois State offensive lineman Cameron Lee. First, Lee had dinner with new offensive-line coach Jeremiah Washburn. And the next day, he met general manager Ryan Pace, coach John Fox and members of the training and..." April 14

  • Antrel Rolle thinks Jay Cutler should have been a better teammate

    NFL.com "Now-retired safety Antrel Rolle played with two of the NFL's most notoriously withdrawn quarterbacks in Eli Manning and Jay Cutler. But when asked about Cutler's shortcomings, Rolle noted one difference between the two. "He was a little bit more laid back. He wasn't a front-row leader," Rolle..." April 14

  • Bears work out DeShone Kizer

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback DeShone Kizer is considered a local prospect for the Bears because he attended Notre Dame and that means he is allowed to work out for the team at their facility. Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports that Kizer did just that on Thursday. The Bears have shown interest in Kizer since..." April 13

  • Jay Cutler still considering retirement

    Bleacher Report "Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is still considering retirement as he remains unsigned, per Roman Modrowski of ESPN.com. The Bears released the 33-year-old in March, and there has been little buzz about teams trying to sign the veteran. The New York Jets were scheduled to meet..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule

    NFL.com "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Bears cut cornerback Tracy Porter

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears cut veteran Tracy Porter on Monday, parting with their top cornerback from the last two seasons as part of an ongoing overhaul of the secondary. Porter started 15 of 16 games last season despite regularly having to have fluid drained from one of his knees. He had two interceptions for..." April 10

  • When is the right time for the Bears to draft a quarterback?

    Chicago Sun-Times "If longtime ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had to highlight one quarterback in the 2017 class for his potential to develop quickly, he would look past the obvious names. Kiper would pass on Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer and Texas..." April 10

  • Bears know contract for No. 3 draft pick can require some haggling

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears would be thrilled to get the kind of impact with the No. 3 pick that the Chargers did a year ago. What they would like to avoid is the tangled web of contract negotiations it took for the Chargers to sign end Joey Bosa, who received defensive rookie of the year honors after a..." April 09

  • With injury shadows hovering over possible top 2017 picks, how much risk can Bears tolerate?

    CSN Chicago "Almost from the beginning of his tenure as Bears general manager, Ryan Pace's rosters have been beset by injuries, one-time or recurring, to one player after another who had been targeted as critical building blocks of the reforming franchise: Kevin White, Pernell McPhee, Eddie Royal, Eddie..." April 06

  • Bears sign cornerback B.W. Webb

    Pro Football Talk "The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday the signing of former New Orleans Saints cornerback B.W. Webb. Webb appeared in 14 games and made eight starts for the Saints a season ago. He recorded 28 tackles with an interception and 11 passes defended. Webb has been a vagabond since being selected..." April 06

  • Ego Ferguson fails physical with Packers

    NFL.com "It turns out Ego Ferguson isn't headed to Green Bay after all. The defensive end's addition to the Packers via waiver claim has been nixed due to a failed physical, according to the league's transaction wire. Ferguson was waived by the Bears after appearing in just 20 games in three seasons..." April 05

  • Lack of interest could force Jay Cutler into retirement

    Larry Brown Sports "The market for free agent quarterback Jay Cutler just isn’t there, and he may have played his last game because of it. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport told Good Morning Football that nobody is interested in Cutler — and he may end up being forced into retirement as a result. “I’ve had a lot of..." April 05

  • With Tony Romo retiring, the Texans must go sign Jay Cutler before it's too late

    CBS Sports "It’s time for Jay Cutler’s (naked) vacation to end. With Tony Romo choosing to retire, Cutler is officially the best quarterback available on the open market, and the Texans still desperately need a competent QB. The dots connect themselves. The Texans should rebound from Romo’s retirement by..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Packers claim former 2nd-round pick Ferguson off waivers

    Pro Football Rumors "The Packers have found defensive line help from an unlikely source. Green Bay has claimed Ego Ferguson off of waivers from the Bears, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Ferguson, a second-round pick of the Bears’ old regime, was released last week. His exit from Chicago was a..." April 03

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Former coaches break down the Bears’ top free agent additions

    Chicago Sun-Times "The day after free agency began, the Bears introduced their four marquee signees: quarterback Mike Glennon, tight end Dion Sims, safety Quintin Demps and receiver Markus Wheaton. This week at the NFL owners’ meetings, their former coaches were asked what the Bears are getting: Buccaneers..." April 02

  • After rash of injuries, Bears make changes to training regimen

    Chicago Sun-Times "Rather than simply shaking their fists at the sky after a deluge of injuries derailed their season, the Bears spent the last three months trying to figure out if their medical struggles were a result of what the team was — or was not — doing. The upshot after those frank discussions: changes to..." April 01

  • Safety first? Changing game means one makes sense for Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "When Bears coach John Fox was the defensive coordinator for the Giants from 1997 to 2001, he employed safeties who were 6-3, 220 pounds — as bulky as Jordan Howard but taller. It seems quaint now. ‘‘The league has shifted toward passing quite a bit,’’ Fox said this week at the NFL owners..." March 31

  • Chicago Bears cut Ego Ferguson

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears waived defensive lineman Ego Ferguson on Friday in an expected move that cuts ties with the club's 2014 second-round draft pick. The current regime, led by general manager Ryan Pace, inherited Ferguson in 2015 and was never sold on his athleticism. Ferguson's departure leaves only..." March 31

  • Why the Bears finally feel like they're in striking distance of a winning team

    CSN Chicago "Where the relationship between Bears GM Ryan Pace and coach John Fox goes beyond 2017 remains to play out with their third season together. At this point, however, despite a combined total of nine wins over their first two, the critical bond between coach and general manager appears both clear..." March 30

  • Cris Carter: Jay Cutler will eventually get his next head coach fired

    Fox Sports "NFL veteran Jay Cutler has the best resume of any free agent quarterback still on the market, but his former offensive coordinator - current Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase - gave Cutler a glowing review to reporters at the NFL owners' meetings. On Wednesday's episode of Undisputed, Hall..." March 29

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • Report: Former Bears’ QB Jay Cutler may be ready to retire

    Fanrag Sports "According to some reports, former Bears’ and Broncos’ QB Jay Cutler may be done with the NFL. He’s technically still a free agent after the Bears decided to move on to Mike Glennon, but he appears to be looking for a starting gig and substantial money. If he doesn’t get it, he could just..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • ‘Strong belief’ Jay Cutler won’t play in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Cutler has not received much interest from teams since the Chicago Bears released him earlier this month, and it is starting to look like it could stay that way. Adam Hoge from WGN Radio said there is a “strong belief” at the NFL owners’ meetings this week that Cutler may not find a home..." March 28