Bears Rumors & News

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • Kyle Long eager to overcome recovery setbacks, get back on field for Bears

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears are deep into their preparations for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Here's what else we learned Wednesday in Lake Forest. Long wasn't making any guarantees Wednesday. But he did reiterate he continues to feel "a lot better" as he works toward making his 2017 debut. The..." September 21

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Jordan Howard off to a quiet start after superb rookie season

    Chicago Tribune "There will be no quarterback change for the Bears. Coach John Fox made that clear Monday, declaring Mike Glennon the starter for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Glennon had three of the Bears' four turnovers in an ugly 29-7 loss to the Buccaneers. Now the quarterback will have to dust himself..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Bears believe Nick Kwiatkoski is out for season

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears placed linebacker Jerrell Freeman on injured reserve last week after he suffered a pectoral injury in the team’s opening game of the season and moved Nick Kwiatkoski into the starting lineup in his place against the Bucs in Week Two. It looks like they’re going to need someone to..." September 18

  • 'Dumb mistake' brings rookie Tarik Cohen back to earth

    Chicago Tribune "At first Tarik Cohen thought the punt was going out of bounds. In hindsight, that would've saved the rookie return man from himself. But there was no mercy anywhere for the Bears in Sunday's 29-7 loss to Buccaneers. Instead, Cohen's ill-advised decision to try to scoop the ball resulted in a..." September 18

  • Jordan Howard expected to be in Bears lineup

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears got a strong debut performance from rookie running back Tarik Cohen last Sunday and it looked like they might be relying on Cohen more heavily this week when they listed Jordan Howard as questionable on Friday’s injury report. Howard has a shoulder injury and drew the injury..." September 17

  • Bears rule out Kyle Long

    Pro Football Talk "Chicago won’t have offensive lineman Kyle Long tomorrow in Tampa. The Bears announced today that Long wasn’t on the team flight and has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at the Buccaneers. Long had been listed as questionable with an ankle injury." September 16

  • Jerrell Freeman needs surgery on torn pectoral muscle

    Chicago Tribune "Bears inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman has a torn pectoral muscle and will need surgery, coach John Fox revealed Wednesday. The Bears placed Freeman on injured reserve Tuesday. And while Fox wouldn’t shut the door on the possibility of Freeman returning this season, that seems highly..." September 13

  • Mike Glennon is likeliest QB to be benched next — oddsmaker

    Chicago Sun-Times "Despite a solid performance that came up just a few yards short of victory against the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons, Bears quarterback Mike Glennon is not getting any love from gamblers. According to the latest odds posted by Bookmaker, Glennon is 5-2 to get benched, the shortest odds..." September 13

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • Did Jerrell Freeman's head injury contribute to Bears' defensive breakdown?

    Chicago Tribune "After their 23-17 home loss Sunday to the Falcons, the Bears returned to work Monday at Halas Hall looking for the proper way to process their close-but-no-cigar defeat. Here's some of what we learned as the team moved past its disappointment. Freeman didn't speak with reporters after Sunday's..." September 12

  • Bears Place Jerrell Freeman On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bears made the decision to place linebacker Jerrell Freeman on IR on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter). Freeman entered Chicago’s concussion protocol on Sunday while also suffering a pectoral injury. The latter would pose a bigger threat to his returning this season...." September 12

  • Bears game against Bucs will be played in Tampa on Sunday as scheduled

    Chicago Sun-Times "Hurricane Irma won’t be playing havoc with the Bears game Sunday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NFL announced Tuesday that game against the Bears will be played as originally scheduled. The game will kickoff noon Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. After consulting with the..." September 12

  • Why the Bears should bench Mike Glennon and just start the Mitchell Trubisky era

    CBS Sports "Mike Glennon isn't solely responsible the Bears' season-opening loss to the Falcons on Sunday, when they came up a few yards short of shocking last year's NFC champs. Glennon isn't to blame for the Bears' late defensive meltdown, which led to an 88-yard touchdown on a crucial third down in the..." September 11

  • Would Mitch Trubisky have completed the Bears' winning drive that Mike Glennon couldn't?

    Chicago Tribune "If only the Bears had a young, dynamic quarterback who had the potential to be the star the franchise desperately needs. If only the Bears had a guy with a quick release. If only the Bears had someone who could threaten an opponent deep. If only the Bears had a starter who was elusive and..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • Time to see if Bears talent as good as coaches and management say it is

    Chicago Tribune "Seven franchises hired new coaches before the 2015 season and two of them square off in the opener Sunday at Soldier Field. The Falcons have achieved success they envisioned with Dan Quinn, winning the NFC last season before a stunning collapse after bolting out to a 25-point lead in Super Bowl..." September 10

  • Bears believe WR Kevin White has broken collarbone

    Larry Brown Sports "Few players have had a rougher start to their career than Kevin White. The Chicago Bears wide receiver left his team’s game on Sunday with a shoulder injury. After the game, ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported that the team fears White has a broken collarbone and will need season-ending..." September 10

  • Kevin White leaves game with hand injury

    Fanrag Sports "Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White left his team’s Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon due to a hand injury, according to Bears reporter Aaron Leming. White headed to the locker room afterward and has been ruled out. To say the White has had some hard injury luck..." September 10

  • Bears Sign Akiem Hicks To Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "Akiem Hicks will begin his second Bears season Sunday, and it looks like the veteran defensive end will see many more Windy City openers. The Bears and Hicks agreed to a lucrative extension on Saturday, with Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reporting (via Twitter) the sides agreed to a four-year, $48MM..." September 09

  • G Kyle Long, WR Markus Wheaton return to Bears practice

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kyle Long returned to practice Thursday for the first time since the team returned home from Bourbonnais, and Markus Wheaton took the field for the first time since having surgery to repair a broken pinkie finger. Though both were limited, their participation qualified as good news for the..." September 07

  • Why did Bears keep Mark Sanchez if he's not backup quarterback?

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears on Wednesday began installing the game plan for Sunday's season opener against the Falcons. They announced rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky will be the backup on game day, and general manager Ryan Pace answered questions about the 53-man roster and state of the team. Here are three..." September 07

  • NFL officially hires 21 full-time officials

    Sportsnaut "It was announced earlier in the summer that the NFL would in fact employ nearly two-dozen full-time officials for the 2017 season. It’s the first time that the league has gone to the extent of hiring full-time zebras. The league has now officially made the move, hiring 21 full-time officials..." September 06

  • Mitch Trubisky named Bears’ No. 2 quarterback

    Chicago Sun-Times "Rookie Mitch Trubisky will be the Bears’ No. 2 quarterback on Sunday, coach John Fox said Wednesday. “He earned that in preseason,” Fox said. Trubisky and Mark Sanchez will split practice-squad duties this week. Fox said that Trubisky, the former No. 2 pick, showed the team what he was..." September 06

  • Bears Placed Claim For RB Matt Jones, But Prioritized Other Players

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Bears attempted to claim RB Matt Jones yesterday, but he ultimately went to the Colts, as Chicago prioritized other waiver wire additions. The Bears did, however, come away with LS Andrew DePaola, WR Tre McBride, and RB Taquan Mizzell off of waivers on..." September 04

  • Mike Glennon is starting QB; Bears won’t say if Mitch Trubisky No. 2

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears coach John Fox stated the obvious Monday — that Mike Glennon is the team’s starting quarterback — but wouldn’t say whether rookie Mitch Trubisky will be the No. 2 behind him. “We haven’t made that decision yet,” Fox claimed after practice. “I can tell you the starter’s gonna be Mike..." September 04

  • Jaye Howard, Dan Skuta among Bears cuts

    Pro Football Talk "Some of the bigger names released by the Bears this weekend trickled out ahead of their official announcement of all their roster moves, but there were a few more veterans cut loose in addition to Victor Cruz and Kelvin Sheppard. The team also released defensive end Jaye Howard, linebacker Dan..." September 03

  • Bears’ 53-man roster looks strange because it’s a work in progress

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears trimmed 35 players off their active roster Saturday. It’d be shocking if they didn’t add at least three more to that list Sunday to make room for waiver additions on perhaps the busiest claim day in modern NFL history. The Bears’ roster, as currently constructed, makes little..." September 03

  • Bears cut Jeremy Langford

    Pro Football Talk "Jeremy Langford started the 2016 season as the Bears’ starting running back. He may start the 2017 season without a job. The Bears announced on Sunday that Langford has been waived as part of the moves to make room for three players they claimed off of waivers. Langford started the first..." September 03

  • Bears claim three, including WR Tre McBride

    Pro Football Talk "Long snapper Andrew DePaola signed with the Buccaneers a couple of weeks ago in a bid to reclaim the job he held for three seasons before tearing his ACL at the end of last year, but he was waived as the Bucs chose to stick with Garrison Sanborn. DePaola didn’t have to wait long to find a new..." September 03

  • Bears' McPhee expected to start season on PUP list

    247 Sports "Pernell McPhee's 2017 offseason likely feels like deja vu. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bears are expected to have McPhee start the year on the PUP list for the second season in a row. This means McPhee will have to miss the first six games of the season. Chicago signed..." September 02

  • Bears putting Lamarr Houston on IR, with plans to reach injury settlement

    Pro Football Talk "Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston‘s latest injury was not a serious one. The Bears are done with him anyway. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Bears are placing Houston on injured reserve with plans of working out an injury settlement. Houston was scheduled to make $5.95..." September 02

  • Bears cut Aguayo weeks after claiming him from Bucs

    Bleacher Report "Kicker Roberto Aguayo was reportedly released by the Chicago Bears on Saturday as part of the team's final roster cutdown. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the team cut Aguayo. This marks the second time Aguayo has been released by a team during the preseason. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut ties..." September 02

  • Bears invite scrutiny by getting Mitchell Trubisky hit late

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears tried to protect Mitchell Trubisky, as one does in a fourth preseason game with a quarterback you value. But then they didn’t, and that was as worrisome as anything else that happened to the Bears last night. Trubisky started last night and handed off nine straight times, but..." September 01

  • Has CB Kyle Fuller made the Bears’ roster?

    Chicago Sun-Times "If being a healthy scratch in the final preseason game is coach John Fox’s assurance a player has made the team, then count cornerback Kyle Fuller in. The former first-round pick was among those who didn’t play Thursday against the Browns. Except for receiver Marc Mariani last year, every one..." September 01

  • Bears Looking To Trade OLBs Sam Acho & Dan Skuta

    NFL Trade Rumors "Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears floated OLBs Sam Acho and Dan Skuta players available for trade. However, Biggs isn’t sure the Bears will be able to move either player. Acho, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2011. He spent four years in Arizona..." September 01

  • Bears release Victor Cruz

    Pro Football Talk "The salsa music has been cut off in Chicago. According to multiple reports, the Bears have released wide receiver Victor Cruz. Cruz was released by the Giants early in the offseason and signed with the Bears in late May to compete for a spot in their receiving corps. " September 01

  • Victor Cruz unlikely to make Bears’ roster

    Sportsnaut "The once promising career of one Victor Cruz may now be on life support. Signed by the Chicago Bears in free agency after being released by the New York Giants, the veteran is unlikely to make the Bears’ final 53-man roster. “It doesn’t appear like Cruz has a very good chance of sticking with..." August 30

  • Mitch Trubisky to start Bears’ fourth preseason game

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a preseason that made some of us wonder whether Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky should be the starter, Mike Glennon is the No. 1 quarterback. Which means Thursday night may be the last time Trubisky plays for a while. Bears coach John Fox confirmed today that Trubisky will be..." August 29

  • Bears ‘don’t anticipate’ naming Mitch Trubisky starter

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago Bears moved up to select Mitch Trubisky in the 2017 NFL draft, but the rookie quarterback isn’t rising the depth chart despite a few encouraging performances this preseason. And according to head coach John Fox, per Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are still counting..." August 28

  • Mike Glennon’s place atop Bears depth chart still secure

    Pro Football Talk "Rookie Mitchell Trubisky had another good day for the Bears, and they like his progress. But they’re still confident that Mike Glennon is their starting quarterback. Via Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears were encouraged by another sharp outing from the veteran free agent, and..." August 28

  • Bears WR Cameron Meredith carted off with brutal knee injury

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith suffered what looked to be a very severe knee injury on Sunday and had to be carted off the field. Here’s a look at how Meredith was injured. Those with squeamish stomachs would be advised not to look. Trainers put a huge brace on to immobilize..." August 27

  • Mitch Trubisky sharp on good day for Bears quarterbacks

    Pro Football Talk "Bears rookie Mitch Trubisky got his first playing time with the first team on Sunday in Nashville, but his best moment of the game came after the team subbed in some backups at the skill positions. Trubisky threw a perfect strike to Tanner Gentry for a 45-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to..." August 27

  • Bears suspect long snapper Patrick Scales’ knee injury is “serious”

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears not only lost receiver Cameron Meredith, but it appears they will have to find a new long snapper this week. Patrick Scales left with a knee injury in the first half. Coach John Fox said, via the team’s Twitter page, that the team suspects Scales’ injury is “serious.”" August 27