Bears Rumors & News

  • Bears RB Jeremy Langford injures foot in New England

    ESPN "Chicago Bears running back Jeremy Langford suffered a left foot injury in Chicago's 23-22 preseason loss to New England that required him to wear a walking boot during Saturday's practice. "I think he got landed on," Bears coach John Fox said. "He got sore after the game." Langford, a 2015..." August 21

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Garoppolo lifts Patriots over Bears

    The Sports Xchange "Tom Brady missed his first scheduled preseason start with an injury suffered pregame but replacement Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 181 yards and a touchdown in the first half to lead the New England Patriots to a 23-22 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night in Foxborough, Mass. Brady,..." August 19

  • Bears' Fuller week to week after knee scope

    The Score "An already thin Chicago Bears secondary could be without one of its top players for at least the second half of the preseason. Cornerback Kyle Fuller is considered week to week after recently undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, head coach John Fox announced Thursday." August 19

  • Lance Briggs says the Bears never should have hired Marc Trestman

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears fired Lovie Smith after a 10-6 season in 2012, then hired Marc Trestman, who went 8-8 and 5-11 in two years in Chicago before getting fired himself. Two years after Smith’s firing and Trestman’s hiring, one player who was on the Bears at the time still wishes the whole thing had never..." August 18

  • Bears shut down Kyle Fuller for the preseason

    Windy City Gridiron "Kyle Fuller was drafted by former Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery to play in a more zone based defense in 2014. What ever then Bears’ defensive coordinator Mel Tucker called his atrocious 2014 D, Fuller actually looked like a player with some potential. He was dinged up mush of that..." August 18

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Bryan Stork Ejected From Patriots Joint Practice For Fighting With Bears

    NESN "New England Patriots center Bryan Stork was told to hit the showers Tuesday after fighting with multiple Chicago Bears players during the teams’ joint practice outside Gillette Stadium. Bears linebacker John Timu shoved Stork after the whistle during 11-on-11 drills, and Stork responded by..." August 16

  • Patriots CB Malcolm Butler ejected from practice after fighting with Alshon Jeffery

    Fox Sports "The New England Patriots are once again holding joint practices this week, this time with the Chicago Bears. On Monday, they were forced to go without two of their top players for very different reasons. Shortly after Rob Gronkowski left practice due to an apparent injury, cornerback Malcolm..." August 16

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Tight end Zach Miller back on practice field for Bears

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears practiced at Halas Hall on Saturday for the first time since returning from training camp in Bourbonnais. The session lasted less than two hours and was not in full pads. Here's what we learned at team headquarters: 1. First-string tight end Zach Miller is back from a concussion..." August 14

  • Bears sign Khaled Holmes, Shelley Smith

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears gave up seven sacks to the Broncos in Thursday night’s preseason opener, which likely played a role in their decision to add a pair of veteran offensive linemen to the roster on Saturday. The Bears announced that they have signed Khaled Holmes and Shelley Smith to the 90-man roster...." August 14

  • Champion Broncos shut out Bears

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Mark Sanchez, trying to revive his career as Peyton Manning's successor with the Super Bowl champion Broncos, threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas to start Denver toward a 22-0 victory over the Bears in an exhibition opener Thursday night in Chicago. Sanchez, who..." August 12

  • Bears sign Mike Adams to address OL depth

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Bears' search for a swing tackle prompted them to make a roster move Wednesday. They signed Mike Adams, a former second-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and waived Nick Becton." August 10

  • Bears WR Kevin White expected to play in preseason opener

    Chicago Sun-Times "Coach John Fox said Tuesday after the Bears’ final practice at Olivet Nazarene University that his plans for the preseason opener won’t change from previous seasons. On Thursday against the Denver Broncos, the starters will play the first quarter, the second team will handle the second and..." August 10

  • John Fox: Bears not in favor of artificial turf at Soldier Field

    Chicago Sun-Times "Refusing to blame the spotty grass at Soldier Field for center Hroniss Grasu’s torn right anterior cruciate ligament, John Fox said the team doesn’t want artificial turf at their stadium. “Your alternative is to go on turf,” the Bears coach said Monday after training camp practice at Olivet..." August 09

  • Jay Cutler: Bears are ‘dumb team’ for fighting so much

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago Bears’ training camp has featured a lot of fights. One man not impressed by all of the physicality is quarterback Jay Cutler, who said that his team is becoming “dumb.” On the one hand, training camp fights are not terribly rare. Football is a physical sport, guys are forced to..." August 09

  • Bears center Hroniss Grasu suffers 'fairly serious' right knee injury

    Chicago Tribune "Hroniss Grasu's strong preseason tumbled into uncertainty Saturday afternoon when the Bears second-year center suffered a right knee injury that required him to leave the Soldier Field sideline on a cart. Grasu went down without being contacted, and he did so right in front of coach John Fox...." August 07

  • Bears rookie Jordan Howard wants to make most of opportunity

    Chicago Tribune "Imagine dedicating you time, sweat and tears to one thing for your entire life and then all of a sudden, it's almost ripped away from you. That hypothetical almost became a reality for Bears running back Jordan Howard more than once. The rookie from Indiana has run around different obstacles..." August 06

  • New Bears WR coach Curtis Johnson bonding with Alshon Jeffery, Kevin White

    ESPN "From the outside looking in, Alshon Jeffery and Curtis Johnson seem like polar opposites. Jeffery, the Chicago Bears' star receiver, who is out with a minor hamstring strain, is quiet and reserved, content to let his play do the talking. Johnson, Chicago's brand new receivers coach, is loud..." August 06

  • Bears place Brandon Boykin on IR

    The Score "The Chicago Bears placed recently signed cornerback Brandon Boykin on injured reserve Wednesday with an undisclosed injury. Boykin then confirmed the injury as a torn pectoral - which he'd been playing through for five days - and that his season was over:" August 04

  • Kevin White defends Jay Cutler: He’s a ‘great guy’

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was ripped to shreds by both Martellus and Michael Bennett on Wednesday. Though, it appears that second-year wide receiver Kevin White has Cutler’s back. White even paid a somewhat strange compliment to his quarterback. “Jay (Cutler) is like the..." August 04

  • Bears Alshon Jeffery dealing with hamstring injury "Alshon Jeffery's quest to prove he's worth a huge long-term deal is starting with a strain. Chicago Bears coach John Fox told reporters Thursday his No. 1 receiver is dealing with a mild hamstring injury. Jeffery left Wednesday's practice with the injury and didn't participate Thursday...." August 04

  • Jay Cutler on Martellus Bennett critique, Brandon Marshall praise

    Chicago Sun-Times "Martellus Bennett and Jay Cutler’s reunion in two weeks should be interesting. The former Bears tight end and his brother, Seahawks defensive lineman Michael, were quoted as criticizing the quarterback in an ESPN feature story published Wednesday. In it, Michael called Cutler “the worst..." August 03

  • Michael and Martellus Bennett Trash Jay Cutler in an Interview for ESPN

    Sports Mockery "Michael and Martellus Bennett are two of the most intriguing personalities in the NFL. They have succeed on the football field, but what makes them intriguing is what comes out of their mouths. Both players have been known to make some of the crazier statements in today’s NFL. For example, earlier..." August 03

  • Bears put Zach Miller, Eddie Royal in concussion protocol

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears aren’t saying much about injuries, but they can’t deny the latest. According to Jeff Dickerson of, a pair of key pass-catchers have been diagnosed with concussions. Tight end Zach Miller and Eddie Royal will have to go through the league’s concussion protocol before they..." August 01

  • Willie Young adds two years to contract, per source

    ESPN "Chicago Bears outside linebacker Willie Young has agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2018, a source told ESPN's Adam Caplan. Young has said that he wants to retire with the Bears." July 30

  • Ryan Pace on Alshon Jeffery: He knows he has to stay healthy

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery didn’t come to agreement on a multi-year deal this offseason, which leaves Jeffery playing out this year for the franchise tender of $14.6 million and on track for free agency after he season. That situation has created some discomfort between teams..." July 28

  • Leonard Floyd leaves Bears practice on a cart

    Pro Football Talk "Training camp practices are underway, which means reports of injuries suffered during training camp practices are also starting to buzz across social media. One of the first is likely to have people in Bears country crossing their fingers. Multiple reporters at Bears practice on Thursday have..." July 28

  • Bears' Floyd left practice due to illness, not injury

    The Score "Leonard Floyd gave Chicago Bears fans a brief scare Thursday when he was carted to the locker room during the first practice of this year's training camp. As it turns out, the first-round linebacker wasn't forced to leave with any sort of injury." July 28

  • Bears' Kyle Long: Danny Trevathan smells distractingly good "The Bears expect to be a better team in 2016, and new linebacker Danny Trevathan is a major reason why. Early in the offseason work, Bears guard Kyle Long took notice to Trevathan in a rather unique way. He offered quite the description after reporting to training camp Wednesday. “He’s one..." July 28

  • Bears sign Brandon Boykin

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears have made two roster additions on the day that the team moved into it's training camp facilities in Bourbonnais, according to a twitter release by the Chicago Bears. The Bears sent out a tweet that Chicago has inked slot cornerback Brandon Boykin and quarterback-turned-wide..." July 28

  • Bears place three on the PUP list to open training camp

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears reported for training camp today, with their first practice slated for tomorrow morning, but they will be without three players. They have announced that outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, offensive lineman Amini Silatolu and wide receiver Marquess Wilson will all begin camp on..." July 27

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Should the Chicago Bears sign Devin Hester?

    Windy City Gridiron "No. . . . Nope. . . . Bad idea. . . . Not gonna happen. . . . The Atlanta Falcons have released Devin Hester and some Chicago Bears’ fans are hoping they bring him back for another run in Chicago. We all loved watching #23 do his thing for the eight..." July 26

  • Bears place Nate Chandler on reserve/retired list

    The Score "The Chicago Bears have placed offensive tackle Nate Chandler on the reserve/retired list, the team announced in a press release Saturday. Chandler was signed by the Bears in June after being released by the Carolina Panthers in March." July 23

  • Bears release veteran safety Omar Bolden

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears released veteran safety and return man Omar Bolden on Friday afternoon. He was one of seven safeties on the roster, including veteran special teamers Chris Prosinski and Demontre Hurst. They also drafted safeties Deon Bush (fourth round) and DeAndre Houston-Carson (sixth). The Bears..." July 23

  • Charles Tillman Joining Fox NFL Pre-Pregame Show

    The Big Lead "Charles Tillman is joining Fox NFL Kickoff, a source familiar with Fox Sports television tells The Big Lead. The source requested anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The show will air before Fox’s main NFL pregame show, nationally, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m...." July 21

  • Bears sign Amini Silatolu

    Windy City Gridiron "Adam Caplan of ESPN is reporting that the Chicago Bears have signed offensive guard Amini Silatolu to a one year contract. He's also reporting that the Bears' plan is to have him compete at the left guard position that has been manned by rookie Cody Whitehair during mini camp and OTAs. The 27 year..." July 20

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • Matt Forte on Bears exit: 'You're just a jersey number to them'

    Larry Brown Sports "Cordial breakups are apparently not the Chicago Bears’ forte. In a recent interview with, Jets running back Matt Forte discussed his departure from the Bears, the only NFL team he had ever played for. “At first you’re like, why wouldn’t they want a guy who does everything right,..." July 19

  • Cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman announces retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman has called it a career after 13 NFL seasons. Tillman, 35, played 12 seasons for the Bears. He played last season with the Panthers, starting 12 games. An All-Pro in 2012, Tillman was a two-time Pro Bowler and had 38 career interceptions. He started 164 of..." July 18

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Franchise tag not a bad deal for Cousins, Jeffery, Berry and Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players don’t like getting the franchise tag, and it’s easy to understand why: The franchise tag keeps them from finding out how much money they’d actually command on a free market. But for the four players who will play this season on the franchise tag, it’s not a bad deal. Washington..." July 16

  • Deadline passes, Bears' Alshon Jeffery will play under franchise tag

    Chicago Tribune "Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery will play the 2016 season under the franchise tag, as expected. The NFL deadline for players under the tag to sign long-term extensions passed at 3 p.m. Friday, and the negotiating stalemate between Jeffery's camp and the Bears front office did not end. That..." July 15

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15