Bears Rumors & News

  • 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 "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 "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 "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 "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

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • Built to be better: Why Bears RB Jordan Howard is poised for big 2017

    Chicago Sun-Times "When running back Jordan Howard reflects on his rookie season – setting a Bears rookie record for rushing yards, becoming the NFL’s second-leading rusher and making the Pro Bowl – he does so with some surprise, if not slight amazement. “I just really didn’t know if I was going to get the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Kevin White: I have to 'turn it up' in Year 3 "Kevin White has played a total of four games in two seasons due to injury. It's now or never for the first-round pick. After participating in OTAs on Tuesday, White was asked by reporters if he's motivated by some calling him a "bust." "It's gotta happen now. I gotta turn it up. For me,..." May 30

  • Bears QB Mark Sanchez out until training camp with knee injury

    Chicago Tribune "Bears quarterback Mark Sanchez suffered an injury to his left knee during Tuesday’s practice at Halas Hall and will miss the remainder of organized team activities as well as the team’s veteran’s mini-camp in June. Sanchez, according to the team, is expected to return for training camp in..." May 30

  • Bears cut a quarterback to make room for Victor Cruz

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears officially added Victor Cruz to the roster, so they had to make room for him. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bears completed the transaction by waiving quarterback Connor Shaw. Shaw didn’t play last year because of a broken leg, and they’ve since added free..." May 30

  • Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari list Lake Forest mansion for $4.75 million

    Chicago Tribune "Retired Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and his actress and reality TV star-turned-accessories-designer wife, Kristin Cavallari, on Saturday placed their seven-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot mansion in Lake Forest on the market for $4.75 million. Cutler, 34, was released by the Bears in March..." May 29

  • Bears could have diamond in the rough in defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris

    Chicago Tribune "Opportunities for undrafted free agents can prove fleeting. One moment they have a chance to show what they can do, and the next they're handed an airline ticket home. The Bears saw enough promise to keep Roy Robertson-Harris around all last season, even though a serious heat-related illness he..." May 28

  • Few happy returns post-Devin Hester, so Bears turn to draft picks

    Chicago Sun-Times "On Nov. 9, 2014, the Bears were wallowing in the abyss early in the fourth quarter. The Packers had scored to go ahead 55-7 in a game that eventually would sound the death knell for the Marc Trestman and Phil Emery regimes. But then, a footnote: With 10:41 to play, former Canadian Football..." May 27

  • Victor Cruz just wanted to be loved, feels it in Chicago

    Pro Football Talk "It was clear from Victor Cruz’s recent remarks about his departure from the Giants that he wasn’t feeling loved by his old team. His new one made sure he got the message. During an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Waddle & Silvy show, the veteran wide receiver said he was greeted with open arms by..." May 26

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Ben McAdoo calls B.S. on Victor Cruz's Giants sabotage tale

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ben McAdoo says the newest Bears wide receiver's conspiracy theory is bunk. McAdoo scoffed at former Giants wideout Victor Cruz's curious assertion that the team purposely kept the ball away from him last season in order to grease the skids on his eventual release. The head coach flatly denied..." May 26

  • How big of an impact will Victor Cruz have on the Bears?

    CSN Chicago "The Bears inked Victor Cruz to a one-year deal on Thursday, adding another receiver to an already crowded corps. But it never hurts to add a veteran one to a young group, especially with a new starting quarterback. Cruz is 30 years old and isn't the same Pro Bowl-caliber player he was before..." May 26

  • Dowell Loggains' energy suiting Mike Glennon, Bears QBs well

    CSN Chicago "As Bears quarterbacks begin learning Dowell Loggains’ offense, they’re also in a getting-to-know-you phase with each other. While it’s not Mike Glennon’s job to develop Mitch Trubisky — that falls on Loggains and Dave Ragone — there does need to be some level of harmony from Glennon to..." May 25

  • Bears Set To Sign WR Victor Cruz On 1-Year Deal "The Bears are set to sign veteran receiver Victor Cruz to a one-year deal, the latest addition to their receiving corps. Cruz went to Instagram to make official his signing, which was first reported by the NFL Network on Thursday afternoon. “The Giants will forever be family,” Cruz said...." May 25

  • Mike Glennon: This is my year, not worried about 2018

    Pro Football Talk "When the Bears signed quarterback Mike Glennon to a three-year deal as a free agent this offseason, most people assumed that he’d be getting most of that time as the starter in Chicago with a chance for a longer run if he played well. That outlook changed when the Bears traded up to the No. 2..." May 23

  • Kevin White's progress a mystery as Bears begin OTAs

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears are diving deeper into their offseason program at Halas Hall, in their first week of organized team activities at Halas Hall. Here's what we learned from Tuesday's session, the only one this week open to the media. Receiver Kevin White's progress is a mystery White was in..." May 23

  • Bears building a 'special' bond with new QB Mike Glennon

    Chicago Tribune "Tight end Zach Miller had Mike Glennon’s cellphone number even before the quarterback signed with the Bears a few months ago — the two played for the Buccaneers during the 2013 season. Now, the entire offense has it, and Miller hopes the off-field bond the starting quarterback has built with..." May 23

  • Bears considering moving Kyle Long again

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have been fortunate that Pro Bowl offensive lineman Kyle Long is versatile, and they’re thinking about tapping into that again. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are considering moving Long to left guard this year and flipping free agent pickup Josh Sitton to..." May 22

  • Zach Miller thinks Jay Cutler still has a lot of football left in him

    CSN Chicago "Zach Miller firmly believes his former quarterback can still play at a high level in the NFL. Speaking to the media at the 2017 Bears Care Gala, the Bears tight end discussed his reaction to hearing that Jay Cutler was stepping off the field and into the booth. "I was surprised because I..." May 22