Bears Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Mike Glennon tries not to sweat future, but it’s ‘just being a human’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Quarterback Mike Glennon had a plan. During his two years backing up Jameis Winston with the Buccaneers, he made mental notes about how he would run the team if he were the starting quarterback. ‘‘I think that’s kind of what the backup’s for, to look through a different lens and say, ‘This..." July 24

  • Five NFL coaches under most pressure to bail out sinking ships

    Sportsnaut "As is the case every year, plenty of NFL coaches enter the season under a lot of pressure to turn bad situations around. Which coaches fit that description in 2017? As a general rule, we’d like to leave rookie coaches off our list. One coach in his first year, however, is in a situation that’s..." July 21

  • Jay Cutler expected to call Bears' opener vs. Falcons

    NFL.com "FOX is starting off quarterback-turned-TV analyst Jay Cutler with a familiar team to open the NFL season. Cutler's booth mate Charles Davis said this week that FOX is planning to assign himself, Cutler, and Kevin Burkhardt to the Bears-Falcons Week 1 tilt, in Chicago on Sept. 10. We already..." July 20

  • Chicago Bears Sign Mitch Trubisky To Rookie Contract

    Sports Mockery "Better late than never as the saying goes. People were really starting to panic about whether or not the Chicago Bears would successfully get the Mitch Trubisky contract signed before training camp. It was starting to look dicey, but GM Ryan Pace and his crew got it done on the same days the..." July 19

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Clay Matthews says he's really going to miss Jay Cutler playing QB for the Bears

    CBS Sports "We can add Clay Matthews' name to the list of folks who are going to miss Jay Cutler in Chicago. Cutler retired this offseason to begin his broadcasting career, which means Matthews will need to find another stationary target to destroy when the Packers and Bears face off. "Listen, I always..." July 12

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Dan Hampton: The '85 Bears would've won four Super Bowls if they had Jay Cutler

    CBS Sports "The 1985 Chicago Bears are regarded as one of the best teams in the history of the game. Yet that core of players only won that lone Super Bowl despite just how stacked they were on defense. Instead of a dynasty, they're nothing more than a one-hit wonder. So, who were they missing? Jay..." July 08

  • Why Mitch Trubisky could be sidelined at start of training camp

    CSN Chicago "As much as Bears top draft pick Mitch Trubisky says he'll be on the field as part of the first training camp practice three weeks from Thursday, he and his agents know this is a business. Bruce and Ryan Tollner will not let their client take the field in Bourbonnais without a deal in place,..." July 07

  • Brian Urlacher: Bears approach at QB is ‘confusing’

    Chicago Tribune "Brian Urlacher should know, when it comes to Chicago, you don't throw around the word "curse" lightly. But the retired Bears linebacker said, perhaps jokingly, that his former team seems to be under a hex based on its losing records in the four seasons since he last played in Chicago as well as..." July 06

  • Bears should let Mitchell Trubisky compete for starting job

    ESPN "What happens if Mitchell Trubisky outperforms Mike Glennon in the preseason? It’s a fair question. As of now, the Chicago Bears seem content to let Glennon begin the regular season at quarterback, in front of Trubisky and veteran Mark Sanchez, who missed the end of the offseason program with..." July 04

  • Playoff prediction or not, Mitch Trubisky saying all the right things

    Chicago Sun-Times "It was something a rookie would say. Asked Friday about the Bears’ chances in 2017, Mitch Trubisky told a group of high school football players his team was going to make the playoffs this year. Receiver Kevin White appreciated the sentiment but knew the quarterback’s words could be..." July 02

  • Prince Amukamara wants to find a home with Bears

    Pro Football Talk "After spending the first five years of his career with the New York Giants, cornerback Prince Amukamara is on his second new team in as many years. Following a mostly forgettable season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Amukamara signed with the Chicago Bears in March. Now he’s hoping he can show..." June 30

  • Victor Cruz feels he has something to prove after signing with Bears

    Pro Football Talk "The Chicago Bears might be getting an extremely motivated Victor Cruz this season. Cruz still feels like he’s got something to prove after knee and leg injuries wiped out most of two seasons of his career. While Cruz managed to return and play in 15 games last year for the New York Giants, he..." June 30

  • Jordan Howard had eye surgery this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "In May, Bears running back Jordan Howard talked about losing weight this offseason in hopes that it would help him be a more effective player in his second NFL season. That wasn’t the only step aimed at improving his production that Howard has taken since the end of his rookie year. Howard said..." June 30

  • Mitchell Trubisky says he won’t hold out, trusting a deal will get done

    Pro Football Talk "Mitchell Trubisky insists he won’t hold out. The Bears quarterback, the highest-remaining unsigned draft pick, vows to have a contract in time to report to training camp with the team July 26. “I’m not going to miss any practices or anything like that,” Trubisky said, via Patrick Finley of..." June 30

  • Bears QB Mitch Trubisky boldly predicts playoffs for the team

    Sportsnaut "It is always fun to make bold predictions when looking ahead to the start of the NFL season. So this story fits the bill perfectly. Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky came up with this bold statement on Friday. “I said, ‘Yeah, I think we’re gonna make the playoffs,’”..." June 30

  • Mitchell Trubisky behind starter Glennon 'all the way'

    NFL.com "A month out from Bears training camp, rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has no plans to upset the apple cart in Chicago. Speaking Friday with SiriusXM NFL Radio, the No. 2 pick in the draft called veteran passer Mike Glennon the unquestioned starter. "Mike's a great dude. He's an absolute..." June 30

  • At tight end, Daniel Brown could push Zach Miller for job on Bears

    Chicago Tribune "Even if the Bears put a greater emphasis on more two tight-end formations this season, and the investment of resources leads you to believe that shift is coming, they have too many of them to keep. The only free agent that received more guaranteed money than quarterback Mike Glennon was Dion..." June 27

  • Jay Cutler had no idea there was retirement paperwork, insists playing days are over

    CBS Sports "The careers of Brett Favre and Peyton Manning have made it very difficult to imagine talented quarterbacks like Tony Romo and Jay Cutler walking away from football before the game has dragged every last opportunity out of them. But Romo and Cutler really are gone, each stepping away from football..." June 23

  • After historically low turnover total in 2016, what can Bears do to get more takeaways?

    CSN Chicago "Quintin Demps set a career high in interceptions last year by not doing anything different. And that’s the message he’s sending a defense that generated only 11 takeaways in 2016, tied for the lowest single-season total in NFL history. Demps went from picking off four passes in both 2013 with..." June 22

  • Packers Fan is Suing the Bears So He Can Wear Green Bay Gear on Field

    Vice Sports "This is the best thing I've read in quite some time. A Green Bay Packers fan and resident of Wisconsin, who is also the owner of five personal seat licenses at Soldier Field, home to the rival Chicago Bears, is suing the Bears because they refused to let him wear his Packers jersey during a..." June 20

  • Green Bay fan sues over Bears' sideline ban on Packers gear

    CBSChicago.com "One Green Bay Packers fan is going to court over a favorite Wisconsin pastime of disparaging the arch rival Chicago Bears. Russell Beckman filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday accusing the Bears of violating his free-speech rights by prohibiting fans from wearing Packers apparel at Bears’..." June 19

  • Will Mitch Trubisky have to be saved from John Fox?

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears’ minicamps and organized team activities are over, and if you don’t know the critical difference between the two exercises, I’m here to help. NFL minicamps are mandatory for players. OTAs are voluntary, and by voluntary, coaches mean, “If you value your job, your salary and your..." June 19

  • A year after leaving Patriots for Bears, Akiem Hicks has no regrets

    Pro Football Talk "When he became a free agent last year, defensive lineman Akiem Hicks had an offer to stay in New England. But he had a better offer to go to Chicago, and that’s the one he took. As it turned out, he played for a three-win team in Chicago, whereas he would have a Super Bowl ring if he had stayed..." June 17

  • Jordan Howard: 'Trying to be the No. 1 rusher in the league this year'

    Chicago Tribune "The future is clear for Jordan Howard. During the offseason, the Bears running back had PRK eye surgery and says he now has 20/20 vision. The clarity should help him as a receiver and he expects a larger role in the passing game this season. His practice reps are about the same as they were..." June 17

  • Bears DE Akiem Hicks motivated after Pro Bowl snub to take next step

    Chicago Sun-Times "They can’t accuse defensive end Akiem Hicks of being a ring-chaser. On the contrary, Hicks turned down an opportunity to stay with the eventual Super Bowl champion Patriots last season to sign with the Bears, who won three games and are in full rebuilding mode. ‘‘I was happy for them,’’..." June 16

  • Kevin White back at full strength: ‘I’ve got to turn it up’

    Yardbarker "The Chicago Bears expected Kevin White to be an NFL star when they used the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft on the wide receiver, but injuries have prevented him from making an impact. White is aiming to change that in his third year as a pro. After raising some concerns by being held..." June 16

  • Bears DL Akiem Hicks Seeking New Agent

    Pro Football Rumors "On the verge of an important year, Akiem Hicks is looking to make a change in representation. The Bears defensive lineman has parted ways with agent Frank Murtha and is currently in the process of interviewing new potential agents, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune writes. “I am a free agent..." June 16

  • Leonard Floyd needed 2 months to recover from concussion setbacks

    Chicago Tribune "Leonard Floyd's rookie season ended in bizarre fashion in December. His final game was an 18-snap outing in a loss to the Redskins on Christmas Eve. In the first quarter of that game, Floyd lunged to tackle running back Rob Kelley but crashed the crown of his helmet into the midsection of..." June 14

  • Mike Glennon says he can compete while helping Mitchell Trubisky

    Pro Football Talk "After the NFL draft, Bears quarterback Mike Glennon went from feeling confident he owned the starting job to wondering how long it would be before first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky replaced him. But while that might seem like an awkward arrangement, Glennon says he’s fine with it. Glennon said..." June 14

  • John Fox: Danny Trevathan, Kyle Long could miss start of Bears camp

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears could have a handful of starters who are not ready to fully practice when training camp opens next month, coach John Fox said. With the Bears starting their three-day minicamp on Tuesday, guards Kyle Long and Josh Sitton, linebacker Danny Trevathan and tight end Zach Miller are still..." June 13

  • Bears considering having Kyle Long and Josh Sitton switch spots

    Fanrag Sports "Kyle Long is a three-time Pro Bowler but could be playing a third position in three years if the Chicago Bears decide to follow through with what’s been discussed since OTAs. Tuesday at the team’s first minicamp workout, John Fox confirmed the Bears are considering switching Long and Josh..." June 13

  • The 'major point' Eddie Goldman and the Bears are making on defense this year

    CSN Chicago "The Bears’ last four first round draft picks combined to play a total of 24 games last season, and first-round pick Leonard Floyd had half that number alone. The top three selections in Ryan Pace’s first draft class in 2015 have played in just 33 of a possible 48 games, Eddie Goldman leads the..." June 12

  • Vic Fangio faces challenges, opportunity in final year of Bears contract

    Chicago Tribune "When Vic Fangio addresses the Bears defense at the mandatory minicamp that starts Monday, the veteran coordinator will look upon a group of 42 players with exactly zero Pro Bowl selections among them. Whatever emotions that fact stirs in Fangio, at least they won't be new. The Bears' defense..." June 10

  • Retired quarterback Jay Cutler on talks with Jets: 'The stars didn't really align'

    CBS Sports "Jay Cutler retired from the NFL last month after 11 season and promptly joined Fox Sports to be part of the network's broadcast team. Up till that moment, he was one of the best available free agents and would have almost certainly found work in the coming weeks. The Jets were one of the..." June 09

  • Lions sign Ego Ferguson, Bruce Gaston

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive tackle Ego Ferguson has bounced from team to team this offseason without leaving the NFC North. Ferguson was waived by the Bears in April and claimed by the Packers, but his stay in Green Bay turned out to be a short one as he was dropped from their roster after failing a physical...." June 08

  • Pernell McPhee: LBs plan to 'dominate' opponents

    NFL.com "Most analysts project the Chicago Bears to struggle through another difficult season. The sentiment among most fans in Chicago is apathy towards this year's iteration of 'Bear Down.' Despite the low expectations, Pernell McPhee believes his outside linebacker crew should have their sights set..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • With training camp nearing, Bears receiving corps a mess of uncertainty

    Chicago Tribune "As if the Bears needed more question marks within their receiving corps … On Thursday, Cameron Meredith suffered ligament damage in one of his thumbs during an organized-team-activity practice, an injury that will keep the third-year playmaker off the field until at least late July. Meredith's..." June 04

  • Mitch Trubisky pick means Bears staff might stick for 2018

    CSN Chicago "I brought this up during this past week's Bears Talk Podcast, a couple of weeks after mentioning the possibility on Laurence Holmes' show on "670 The Score." Ryan Pace going all in on Mitch Trubisky could mean buying more time for John Fox and his staff (specifically Dowell Loggains) than the..." June 04

  • Bears OLB Lamarr Houston ready for comeback from second torn ACL

    Chicago Sun-Times "Lamarr Houston has been written off before. In 2014, he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while celebrating a garbage-time sack with an emphatic pelvic thrust. Two weeks into last season, he tore the ACL in his left knee. In between, the Bears installed a 3-4 defense and..." June 03

  • Potential landing spots for Jeremy Maclin

    NFL.com "Now that we've had time to digest Kansas City's Friday evening release of Jeremy Maclin, it's time to project where the veteran could be headed. At 29 years old, one would think he's got at least a couple more years of effective football left in him. As we detailed Friday, his stats did see a..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Bears’ Cam Meredith Suffers Thumb Injury, Will Miss Rest Of Offseason Activities

    CBSChicago.com "Bears receiver Cam Meredith suffered a thumb injury Thursday at organized team activities and is expected to miss the rest of the offseason activities, according to multiple reports. Meredith suffered ligament damage in one of his thumbs, the Tribune’s Dan Wiederer reported Thursday evening...." June 02

  • Willie Young sees ‘new hope’ in Bears, says defense must help new QB

    Chicago Sun-Times "Outside linebacker Willie Young’s nickname for the Bears’ upcoming season sounds like a ‘‘Star Wars’’ title. ‘‘It’s what I’ve been calling, ‘New hope,’ ’’ Young said Thursday. ‘‘We’ve got a lot of new people, a lot of new names in different places.’’ The Bears signed quarterback Mike Glennon..." June 02

  • Details of Victor Cruz's Bears deal show it’s highly incentivized

    Yardbarker "Victor Cruz can earn up to $4 million this year as a member of the Chicago Bears, but he’s only guaranteed an eighth of that amount. As Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune details, Cruz is only guaranteed $500,000 this season that comes by way of a signing bonus. He has a base salary of $1..." June 01