Bears Rumors & News

  • NFLPA Prez: 'We Need to Be Prepared for 2021'

    Pro Football Talk "Whatever happens after the expiration of the current labor deal, the NFL Players Association has a clear message for its members: Be prepared. “It’s not something that we can spring on them in 2020 and say, ‘You guys got to get ready for this,'” NFLPA president Eric Winston recently told Keenan..." August 22

  • Losing in Chicago wore Jay Cutler down, but he insists he never lost his love for the game

    Miami Herald "When the Bears cut Jay Cutler after eight seasons, the organization (and much of the Chicago fan base) was ready to move on. But Cutler revealed today that the feeling was a bit mutual. Was the game still fun for him? “I think you can talk about anybody in the league, no one likes to..." August 22

  • Mitch Trubisky is the Future of the Bears, May Also Be the Present

    The Big Lead "For NFL teams, sending a competent quarterback out to the huddle is a necessity but not a given. The Chicago Bears, following the departure of Jay Cutler, brought Mike Glennon in on a three-year, $45 million deal with $19 million guaranteed. It was a hefty price to pay for a borderline starter who..." August 21

  • Roger Goodell on verge of five-year contract extension through 2024

    Washington Post "Roger Goodell is close to completing a five-year contract extension to remain in place as NFL commissioner at least through 2024, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. Financial terms of the deal, which was first reported by the Sports Business Journal, were not..." August 21

  • Roberto Aguayo off on the wrong foot in Bears' kicking competition

    Chicago Tribune "Roberto Aguayo rubbed his hands together, an instinctive release of frustration and disappointment. His first field goal as a Bear, a 49-yarder under the closed roof of University of Phoenix Stadium, had taken a wicked slice outside the right upright. As the ball tailed wide, Aguayo missed an..." August 20

  • Mitch Trubisky again outplays Mike Glennon

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears say they don’t have a quarterback controversy. From the looks of their first two preseason games, they should. Rookie Mitch Trubisky outplayed the anointed starter Mike Glennon again on Saturday night as the Bears beat the Cardinals. Glennon completed 13 of 18 passes for 89 yards with..." August 20

  • Jordan Howard suffered corneal abrasion

    Yardbarker "The Chicago Bears are traveling to Arizona without running back Jordan Howard, who suffered a scary, though minor injury to his eye. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Howard suffered a corneal abrasion, which sounds awfully painful but is reportedly not serious. Chicago is heading to the..." August 19

  • How ‘scrappy’ CBs Cre’Von LeBlanc, Bryce Callahan can help Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "Maybe they’ll become room-mates. Bryce Callahan and Cre’Von LeBlanc have been talking about moving in together if they both make the Bears. They’re already friends. Both are undrafted cornerbacks from Conference USA schools who have been told their whole lives they’re too small. “We’ll see..." August 18

  • Bears sign veteran linebacker Kelvin Sheppard "The Bears have added more experience to their linebacker room, signing seven-year veteran Kelvin Sheppard to the roster Friday. Undrafted rookie linebacker Hendrick Ekpe was waived. Sheppard, 29, has played in 93 NFL games, posting a career-high for tackles in 2015 with 105 while playing for..." August 18

  • Bears CB Prince Amukamara out with hamstring strain

    Chicago Sun-Times "One of the Bears’ starting cornerbacks is finally getting over a hamstring injury. The other’s process is just beginning. Prince Amukamara, who left practice Monday with a hamstring injury, was held out Wednesday with what coach John Fox called a strain. Fox said he’s day-to-day — a broad..." August 17

  • Mitch Trubisky not buying his own hype

    Pro Football Talk "The hype around Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky may reach Tim Tebow proportions, but Trubisky himself is shrugging it off. “I don’t know what hype you’re talking about,” Trubisky said when reporters asked him about it. “I don’t pay attention to it. It’s good to be back at Halas. Finished up..." August 17

  • Mike Glennon reportedly strong favorite to be Bears Week 1 starter

    Sportsnaut "Despite struggling to the tune of 2-of-8 passing for 20 yards in the team’s preseason opener, Mike Glennon will likely be the Chicago Bears’ Week 1 starter. Head coach John Fox indicated following Glennon’s disastrous performance that the Bears’ depth chart remains unchanged. This came after..." August 16

  • Bears place Rueben Randle on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears placed receiver Rueben Randle on injured reserve Sunday to make room for kicker Roberto Aguayo, who they claimed off waivers from the Buccaneers. The Giants made Randle a second-round choice in 2012. He spent four years with the Giants, catching 188 passes for 2,644 yards and 20..." August 14

  • Kyle Long might not play in Bears preseason games, coach John Fox says

    Chicago Tribune "A Long story Left guard Kyle Long's rehabilitation from ankle surgery in November remains ongoing, with Bears coach John Fox indicating Sunday that Long might not play in any exhibition games. Long is still easing back into practices, getting limited reps during team drills. He said he's..." August 14

  • Roberto Aguayo Was Set Up to Fail, Is a Sympathetic Figure

    The Big Lead "A rookie NFL kicker struggling to find immediate consistency isn’t a sexy storyline. When said kicker was taken by a team that traded up to take him in the second round, it’s much more compelling. Enter Roberto Aguayo, who was set up to fail. And fail he did, going 22-of-31 on field goal..." August 14

  • Markus Wheaton breaks a finger in Bears practice

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears signed wide receiver Markus Wheaton this offseason anticipating him being a significant part of the offense. But he hasn’t spent much time on the practice field, and has a new issue to worry about. Bears coach John Fox told reporters that Wheaton suffered a broken finger during..." August 13

  • Mike Glennon doesn’t want to put too much pressure on next game

    Pro Football Talk "Bears coach John Fox said that there won’t be a change to the depth chart at quarterback because Mitchell Trubisky had a good game against the Broncos after starter Mike Glennon struggled in his first outing with the team. Would there be a change if things played out the same way against the..." August 13

  • Bears claim kicker Roberto Aguayo

    Larry Brown Sports "Maybe a change of scenery will help Roberto Aguayo get his career back on track. At least that’s what the Chicago Bears are hoping. ESPN’s Field Yates reports that the Bears have claimed Aguayo off waivers, a day after the kicker was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Aguayo was released..." August 13

  • John Fox likens Mitch Trubisky’s debut to Tim Tebow

    Sportsnaut "This likely isn’t what fans of the Chicago Bears want to hear. Just a short while after rookie No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky impressed in his NFL preseason debut, head coach John Fox drew a somewhat surprising comparison. Yes, Fox just pretty much compared Trubisky to former NFL..." August 13

  • Mike Glennon sharp with sense of urgency as Bears begin last leg of training camp

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears are back at Olivet Nazarene University for the last time this summer, finishing training camp with three practices here beginning Saturday. They were not in full pads two days after their 24-17 exhibition loss to the Broncos, but they did work through on-field corrections from the..." August 13

  • Leonard Floyd flashes early for Bears defense in exhibition opener

    Chicago Tribune "Second-year outside linebacker Leonard Floyd wasted little time making his presence felt during the Bears' exhibition opener Thursday night. On the defense's first snap, Floyd fought around Broncos right tackle Menelik Watson, blazing to the outside and then pummeling quarterback Trevor Siemian..." August 11

  • John Fox: Bears Mike Glennon to remain starter following opener

    Sportsnaut "Mike Glennon was absolutely atrocious in his preseason opener for the Chicago Bears. The high-priced free agent signing threw this ill-advised pick six in his first possession and ultimately finished the game with a zero quarterback rating. Meanwhile, rookie No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky..." August 11

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • Bears QB and UNC alum Mitchell Trubisky picks LeBron James over Michael Jordan

    Chicago Tribune "Mitch. Mitch. Mitch. Things were going so well. Your teammates like you. You have the Bears’ fan base on your side. You haven’t thrown a single interception in an NFL game. And then you had to go ahead and answer a question honestly. Interviewed Wednesday by Danny Parkins on WSCR-AM 670,..." August 10

  • Kyle Long back in team drills for first time after broken ankle

    Pro Football Talk "Even if he’s not going to play in the preseason opener against the Broncos Thursday night, Bears guard Kyle Long took an important step this week. According to the Chicago Tribune, Long participated in 10 snaps during team drills, his first full work with the entire offense since last..." August 09

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • No butts about it, Mike Glennon’s accuracy needs work

    Chicago Sun-Times "Location, location, location. Are we talking about real estate? In a way, I suppose we are. New Bears quarterback Mike Glennon was asked about the challenge of getting used to an unfamiliar center, in this case Cody Whitehair. There are two issues, Glennon said. One is how hard the center snaps..." August 08

  • Bears: Windy City blues, or on the verge of competency in 2017?

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago Bears are staring down the barrel of competency. It’s a low bar to clear but a big one for a team that’s been in the cellar of the NFC North for three years in a row. With the (very important) exception of the quarterback position, the offense doesn’t look half bad. After his rookie..." August 07

  • Bears lineman out for the year with torn hamstring

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have lost an offensive lineman for the season, cutting into their depth up front. Bears coach John Fox just told reporters that guard Eric Kush was out for the year, and would need surgery to repair a torn hamstring. The Bears signed him to a two-year extension this offseason,..." August 07

  • Dolphins still prefer ‘reluctant’ Jay Cutler as top quarterback choice

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Dolphins remain focused on bringing in Jay Cutler in the increasingly likely event that quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s season is over. According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN, Cutler remains the top choice to replace Tannehill, who likely needs surgery on his left knee that will keep him..." August 06

  • Jay Cutler unretires to join Dolphins on 1-year, $10 million deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter is reporting that the Dolphins and QB Jay Cutler are finalizing a one-year deal. According to Schefter, the two parties are expected to hammer out an agreement in the near future. Jeff Darlington says that the money the Dolphins were offering was high enough to convince Cutler..." August 06

  • Dolphins coach Adam Gase reveals details about his conversation with Jay Cutler

    CBS Sports "If Ryan Tannehill can't play this season, it sounds like Jay Cutler would definitely be interested in heading to Miami to compete for the Dolphins' starting quarterback job. That news comes directly from Dolphins coach Adam Gase, who recently spoke to Cutler about possibly signing with the..." August 06

  • Prince Amukamara: Kyle Fuller ‘lights out’ in training-camp practices

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cornerback Kyle Fuller’s future with the Bears generally has been dismissed after he didn’t play last season in the wake of arthroscopic knee surgery, was called out by defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for not ‘‘champing at the bit’’ to play and didn’t have the option on his rookie contract picked..." August 04

  • Mike Glennon feeling comfortable amid Bears' efforts to empower him

    Chicago Tribune "From the top down, the Bears organization has gone out of its way to shout it through a megaphone: Mike Glennon is their starting quarterback. There’s a lot driving that effort, everything from quelling a potential quarterback controversy to empowering Glennon to take ownership of the offense..." August 03

  • Bears' Leonard Floyd confident he has fixed tackling technique

    Chicago Tribune "As Leonard Floyd lay strapped to a backboard at MetLife Stadium last November, headed for an ambulance with the face mask cut from his helmet, the Bears' injury problems devolved from cruel joke to something more serious. In an instant, Floyd's poor tackling technique had produced a..." August 01

  • Bears trying to remind Kevin White he was once good at football

    Chicago Tribune "After an eventful six-day stretch at Olivet Nazarene, the Bears will catch their breath with a day off from training camp Tuesday. They will return to practice Wednesday morning, eager to build momentum as they march toward their preseason opener against the Broncos on Aug. 10. Here's what we..." August 01

  • Here are aspects Bears sophomores honed in their first pro offseason

    Chicago Sun-Times "Players typically make the biggest leap between Years 1 and 2, the thinking goes, because they know what to expect and what’s expected of them. Here are specific aspects Bears sophomores honed in their first full offseason and have brought to training camp: Leonard Floyd’s hands Defensive..." July 31

  • Markus Wheaton had appendix out on Sunday morning

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears receiver Markus Wheaton first felt stomach pain at 4 a.m. Sunday About five hours later, he went into surgery. He had an appendectomy early Sunday morning, coach John Fox said, and will spend the night in the hospital. His appendix did not rupture, Fox said, making the surgery simpler..." July 30

  • Mitch Trubisky struggles with QB-center exchange at camp

    Larry Brown Sports "Mitch Trubisky has a long ways to go before he’ll be ready for NFL games, it seems. Trubisky, whom the Chicago Bears traded two third-round picks and a fourth to move up in the draft and select at No. 2 overall, struggled with his QB-center exchanges at camp on Saturday. Bears reporters said..." July 29

  • Danny Trevathan's recovery from ruptured patellar tendon 'way ahead of schedule'

    Chicago Tribune "What would the start of Bears training camp be without surprising injury news? Indeed, the team completed its first camp practice Thursday with a few health twists. Pernell McPhee has been placed on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform list with what John Fox called "a little irregularity in his..." July 28

  • Pernell McPhee had his knee scoped on Friday

    Pro Football Talk "Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee’s knee trouble landed him on the physically unable to perform list to open camp and it also led him to an operating room on Friday. Bears coach John Fox announced that McPhee had arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Fox described the operation as a “clean-up”..." July 28

  • Bears Jeremy Langford (ankle) misses practice "One of the brighter spots on the Bears' roster was not at practice Friday. Running back Jeremy Langford missed practice due to an ankle injury suffered during a walkthrough Thursday, per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. An ankle sprain is mildly concerning for a running back, not because..." July 28

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • Frightening video shows ex-NFL player running through a glass door

    Click On Detroit "he video is shocking to see. A clearly agitated man is inside an Ypsilanti auto parts store overturning displays. The frightened sales staff calls 911. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrive on the scene and try to deal with the man, who at various points is aggressive. He lies down..." July 27

  • Bears DL Akiem Hicks Seeking Extension Worth $10M Per Year

    NFL Trade Rumors "Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune has heard that Bears DL Akiem Hicks could be seeking as much as $10 million per year as part of a long-term extension. Back in June, Hicks said that he’s hoping to get what he deserves in free agency next year, but is willing to remain with the Bears long..." July 27

  • Mike Glennon Tabbed Bears Starting QB for Camp; Mitchell Trubisky 3rd String

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace announced Wednesday that Mike Glennon will enter training camp as the team's starting quarterback. According to Adam Hoge of WGN Radio, Pace said he is "very confident" in Glennon as the starter. Per JJ Stankevitz of CSN Chicago, it was also announced..." July 26

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • Jerrell Freeman becomes Heimlich hero during 'crazy' airport episode

    Chicago Tribune "Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman was hustling through the Austin airport Sunday afternoon with a delayed flight and a hankering for some barbecue. So he angled toward the food court, placed his order at the Salt Lick Taco Bar and prepared to attack a chopped brisket sandwich. “I’m not really..." July 24