Bears Rumors & News

  • Bears happy to see Devin Hester break record

    Chicago Tribune "Devin Hester's record-breaking performance Thursday night in Atlanta caught the attention of many of his former teammates, who were thrilled to see Hester set the NFL career record for return touchdowns with his 20th score. Hester's 62-yard punt return in the first half of the Falcons' 56-14..." September 20

  • NY Jets to have their hands full with Bears' receivers

    New York Daily News "Things won't get any easier for the Jets’ secondary on Monday. A week after giving up 346 passing yards to Green Bay’s high-octane offense, Gang Green has to deal with another frightening air attack with the Chicago Bears coming to town. Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb did plenty of damage, but..." September 20

  • Brian Urlacher resigns from Fox Sports 1

    CSN Chicago "Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is stepping down from his work as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 to spend more time with his family. Urlacher has been very outspoken during his time on FS1, where he worked on "Fox NFL Kickoff" every Sunday morning. The football season is only two weeks old,..." September 17

  • Gloria Allred says Brandon Marshall’s domestic violence cases were swept under the rug by NFL

    Chicago Sun-Times "Attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference Wednesday in which she said Brandon Marshall’s domestic violence incidents were ignored by the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell back in 2007 and 2008. Claims that Marshall was violent with his longtime ex-girlfriend Rasheedah Watley aren’t new...." September 17

  • NFL, NFLPA reach agreement on new drug policy

    SB Nation "The NFL and the NFL Players Association announced an agreement on a new, less stringent drug policy, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. They released a joint statement Wednesday detailing key revisions. Negotiations had been ongoing for some time, and a deal was expected to..." September 17

  • Brandon Marshall calls out ESPN for misleading him

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was once considered what was wrong about the National Football League. During his days with the Denver Broncos, the Pro Bowl receiver had multiple issues with the team and was viewed as a cancer within the organization. Marshall had also been..." September 17

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • 49ers overcome by Bears, drop Levi's opener

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw an interception that led to the Chicago Bears’ go-ahead points in the fourth quarter. Then, Kaepernick was penalized for inappropriate language. And that’s about all you need to know about the 49ers’ opening game at Levi’s Stadium -– a sloppy 28-20 loss to..." September 15

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    The #Bears are planning on placing starting CB Charles Tillman (triceps) on season-ending injured reserve, a source said.

  • Bears promote WRs Bellamy, Williams and center Boggs

    CSN Chicago "The other roster shoe fell for the Bears, who moved wide receivers Josh Bellamy and Chris Williams and center Taylor Boggs from their practice squad onto their injury depleted regular roster in advance of Sunday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. The Bears created roster space on..." September 14

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Major questions about Bears WRs, Marshall and Jeffery. One source said "75 percent" sure neither plays tonight. Bears signed two PS WRs Sat.

  • Cutler could be missing Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jay Cutler didn’t bristle when we assumed the worst-case scenario — as we always do — and asked about a Bears offense without Brandon Marshall AND Alshon Jeffery. “It’s different. It’s definitely different, not having those guys out there,” Cutler said Thursday at Halas Hall. “We’ve still got..." September 12

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    Marshall, Jeffery, Garza, Slauson all sat out practice during portion media was allowed to view today for #Bears

  • Brandon Marshall says he’ll be ready to go vs. 49ers

    Chicago Sun-Times "After being hampered by a right ankle injury in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Bills, wide receiver Brandon Marshall said Tuesday he will be “ready to play” in the Bears’ Week 2 game against the 49ers. On his weekly appearance on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” Marshall bemoaned his..." September 10

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • MRIs coming for Garza, Slauson

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears lost at home in overtime to the Bills on Sunday. They also may have lost 40 percent of their starting offensive line. Center Roberto Garza and guard Matt Slauson (pictured) each have ankle injuries. Per multiple reports, they’ll have MRI examinations on Monday to determine the..." September 07

  • Defense, Fred Jackson help Bills beat Bears in OT

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Fred Jackson, who had contributed very little to the Buffalo offense all day, came through when the Buffalo Bills needed him most. The 33-year-old veteran, the oldest running back in the NFL, broke a 38-yard run to the Chicago 1, to set up Dan Carpenter's game-winning 27-yard field goal as the..." September 07

  • Matt Slauson, Roberto Garza suffer ankle injuries

    Pro Football Talk "A pair of Bears offensive line starters sustained ankle injuries in the first half of Sunday’s game vs. Buffalo. Left guard Matt Slauson and center Roberto Garza are both questionable to re-enter the contest, the team’s Twitter feed announced." September 07

  • Bills will face Bears without Stephon Gilmore

    Pro Football Talk "When facing the Bears and wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, cornerback is not a spot where you want to be shorthanded. It’s a tough draw for the Bills on Sunday, then, because their top cornerback is going to miss the game. Stephon Gilmore was listed as questionable on Friday..." September 07

  • Bears looking to speed up offense in Trestman Year 2

    CSN Chicago "Teams constantly talk about tempo, whether in play calling, getting in and out of huddles, execution and so forth. The Philadelphia Eagles took “tempo” to a new level last season. Now the Bears are looking to do some tempo-boosting of their own. “The more plays you run the more chance you have..." September 07

  • Bears will name their 5 captains game by game

    Chicago Tribune "Bears coach Marc Trestman and his staff will name team captains on a game-by-game basis instead of selecting them to serve for the entire season. "We have a lot of guys deserving," Trestman said after practice Friday. "There are not only leaders, but there are influential leaders in our locker..." September 06

  • Jay Cutler has money to earn

    Chicago Sun-Times "If every NFL quarterback truly has his own journey, as coach Marc Trestman maintains, then there was a time when Jay Cutler believed the Chicago portion of his journey would end, that he would have to move on. There were just too many offensive changes, missing pieces, jarring sacks and..." September 05

  • Chris Conte cleared for season opener "Safety Chris Conte received medical clearance to return from a concussion he suffered on Aug. 22, and is expected to play Sunday when the Chicago Bears kick off the regular season against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field. Conte practiced without restrictions on Thursday. On Wednesday,..." September 04

  • Bears' Briggs skips practice to open eatery

    ESPN Chicago "Despite first clearing the move with coach Marc Trestman, Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs missed practice Monday, returning on Wednesday amid questions about that absence, as it was later learned he skipped the workout for the grand opening of his new restaurant, Double Nickel Smokehouse, in..." September 03

  • We can breathe now, the Bears have a long snapper

    Pro Football Talk "Sometimes the flurry of post-cutdown day moves can leave a team short at certain spots. But now, the Bears can actually fill an entire depth chart. The team announced they signed long snapper Jeremy Cain Monday, giving them one at every position." September 01

  • Marc Trestman says he’ll spend more time in defensive meetings

    Chicago Sun-Times "He jokes with the defensive players that they see the world upside down. When Bears coach Marc Trestman walks into a defensive meeting, the X’s and O’s are inverted. When offensive coaches draw up plays, their unit is on the bottom. Defensive coaches put the offense on top. There’s more..." September 01

  • Bears cut Kelvin Hayden, set initial 53-man roster

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Kelvin Hayden re-signed with the Bears after missing the entire 2013 season with a hamstring injury, but he won’t get a chance to play for them in 2014 unless the team has a change of heart. Hayden was one of the players let go by the Bears on Saturday as they set their initial..." August 30

  • Eben Britton among cuts in Chicago

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears continue to clear out the veteran backups on their offensive line. The Chicago Tribune reports that Eben Britton has joined Dennis Roland and Rob Turner on the discard pile as the team makes its way to 53 players. Britton, a 2009 second-round pick in Jacksonville, re-signed with the..." August 30

  • Ryan Mundy considering legal action against Schutt after cut to head

    Pro Football Talk "Bears safety Ryan Mundy suffered a cut to his head that required stitches during the team’s preseason game against the Seahawks and he’s considering legal action against the helmet manufacturer as a result. Mundy was wearing a Schutt helmet when he collided with Seahawks fullback Derrick..." August 29

  • Bears part ways with receiver Armanti Edwards

    Pro Football Talk "Seven years ago this weekend, Armanti Edwards authored one of the greatest wins — not upsets — in college football history. Tomorrow, he’ll have plenty of time to watch the rematch. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears released the former Appalachian State quarterback,..." August 29

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Bears have informed local product and NIU standout Jordan Lynch he will be placed on waivers.

  • Brian Hoyer puts TD on board and Johnny Manziel boogies in Browns' 33-13 victory over Bears

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brian Hoyer put a touchdown on the board on his lone drive against the Bears and then got out of the way while Johnny Jamboogie took over and did his thing. To quote Manziel's new Snickers commercial in which he plays an aerobics instructor nicknamed Johnny Jamboogie, he worked those thighs, he..." August 29

  • Jordan Lynch’s fate still up in the air

    Chicago Sun-Times "Maybe Jordan Lynch has come to accept the Bears’ practice squad as his likely fate. Or maybe he subtly was lobbying to join it. Either way, the 2013 Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois spent a lot of time talking about the Bears’ 10-man unit Tuesday. ‘‘There’s so many things I can..." August 27

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Bears cut QB Jordan Palmer "The Chicago Bears are keeping quarterback Jimmy Clausen over Jordan Palmer, who is being released, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. For now, Clausen has won Bears' backup job." August 24

  • Bears trim to 81, cutting Nate Collins

    Pro Football Talk "With the third preseason game in the books, the Bears have bounced nine players from the roster. As expected, veteran safety Adrian Wilson has been cut. Veteran defensive tackle Nate Collins and offensive lineman Dylan Gandy also were released. Placed on waivers were running back Michael..." August 24

  • No need to worry about Bears’ offense

    Chicago Sun-Times "Receiver Alshon Jeffery’s hands opened for a near-perfect strike from quarterback Jay Cutler down the middle of the field Friday. A 47-yard touchdown reception looked inevitable, with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell set to join the victims on Jeffery’s growing highlight reel. It’s..." August 24

  • Seahawks use big first half to rout Bears 34-6

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Seattle's defense is expected to be among the best in the NFL again. If Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' offense can play this well in the regular season, look out. It's still just the preseason, but for the second straight week Wilson and the Seahawks weren't stopped. Wilson threw for two..." August 23

  • A Jordan Palmer-Jimmy Clausen battle is important, really

    Pro Football Talk "On its surface, the Jimmy Clausen-Jordan Palmer battle isn’t the kind of thing to make headlines. But considering starter Jay Cutler hasn’t finished a season in four years, the Bears know better than anyone that a backup quarterback can determine their playoff future. According to John..." August 22

  • Chris Conte out to silence critics

    Chicago Sun-Times "Safety Chris Conte just wants to read and react, cover and tackle. His plan is to zone in on plays and zone out last season’s woes. “It was anything you can imagine,” Conte said of the threats he received on social media. “It’s unfortunate that my family and everybody had to see that stuff...." August 21

  • Micheal Spurlock hoping to replace Devin Hester

    Chicago Sun-Times "It was a different position at a different level, but kick returner Micheal Spurlock knows what it’s like to replace a legend. “I was supposed to replace Eli Manning in college,” Spurlock said. “I mean, he was the first overall pick. You don’t try to replace him. You just do your job and try..." August 20

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Per @FieldYates, there are zero incentives in Santonio Holmes' deal. Straight minimum $ deal - $570,000 cap charge. #Bears

  • Santonio could have a big impact in Chicago

    Pro Football Talk "Five years ago, Santonio Holmes had it all. In February 2009, he made one of the most memorable game-winning catches in NFL history, winning the Super Bowl and driving off in something other than a Hyundai, as the game’s MVP. The following season, he generated a career-high 1,248 receiving..." August 18

  • Bears wait for backup RBs to set themselves apart

    Chicago Sun-Times "On the Bears’ sideline Thursday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, guard Kyle Long tried to pry the ball from rookie running back Ka’Deem Carey’s hands. When Carey protested, Long explained a trainer would hold the ball for safekeeping, a memento of Carey’s first pro touchdown — albeit in the..." August 17

  • Headset issues hampered Bears QB Jimmy Clausen

    Chicago Sun-Times "Technical difficulties played a part in the Bears’ battle for the No.  2 quarterback spot when Jimmy Clausen was hampered by headset issues for ‘‘three to five plays’’ in the Bears’ 20-19 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night at Soldier Field. It’s not the first time the Bears..." August 16

  • Bears hopeful for Conte return in Seattle "Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman praised the preseason work of veteran Ryan Mundy on Friday, but refused to anoint any starters at safety in the aftermath of the team’s 20-19 victory over Jacksonville. That’s likely because former starting free safety Chris Conte has yet to participate in..." August 16

  • Bears agree with Santonio Holmes "The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with former New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Holmes worked out for the Bears earlier this week." August 16

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Trestman praised Shaun Draughn's pass-catching ability, notes that Draughn and Ka'Deem Carey are competitng for RB2. #Bears

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bears TE Zach Miller is having an MRI on his foot. But X-Rays were negative, I’m told. Likely some ligament damage, will be some time.