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  • Bears’ Anthony Miller dislocated his shoulder

    Windy City Gridiron "Monday, September 24 - Chicago Bears rookie wide Anthony Miller did dislocate his shoulder early in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. He returned to the game after being checked out, but the dislocation happened again in the third quarter of the..." September 24

  • Bears receiver Allen Robinson says he and Mitch Trubisky ‘right on the cusp’ of big plays

    Chicago Tribune "Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson said he stopped worrying about how his surgically repaired left knee would hold up to exertion about halfway through training camp. Instead, the bigger obstacle over the first two weeks of the season has been about “getting back into..." September 23

  • ‘The heart of our defense’: Why it’s time to appreciate Bears LB Danny Trevathan

    Chicago Sun-Times "A hit during Danny Trevathan’s freshman year at Leesburg (Florida) High School changed his career trajectory. “I was a running back, but I didn’t have the juke moves,” Trevathan said. “I used to run people over.” But then..." September 22

  • Leonard Floyd no longer playing with club on his hand

    Pro Football Talk "Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd broke his right hand in a preseason game against the Broncos and he’s worn a club to protect it in the first two games of the regular season. He won’t have to wear it against the the Cardinals in Sunday’s road game, however...." September 21

  • When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of..." September 20

  • Bears' Nagy: Unfair to compare Trubisky's, Mahomes' numbers so early

    CBS Sports "Quarterbacks from the same draft class are linked for their entire NFL careers, especially when the earlier selection fails to live up to expectations. Such is the case for Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and Kansas City Chiefs signal-caller Patrick Mahomes. Trubisky was..." September 19

  • Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

    Pro Football Talk "When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about..." September 19

  • Bears players, organization commit $250K each to social justice initiatives

    Pro Football Talk "Over the last couple of years, social justice issues have been a talking point for many in the NFL and the Bears have announced a new initiative to address them in Chicago. The Bears announced on Tuesday that the team’s players have pledged a $250,000 donation toward social..." September 18

  • Frank Clark on Mitchell Trubisky: “Nothing special, . . . average quarterback”

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears defense is good enough that Mitchell Trubisky doesn’t have to be great yet. Which is good news, because according to one of the guys he beat last night, Trubisky is far from great. “He was OK. Nothing special. I feel like he was OK...." September 18

  • Jon Gruden's decision to get rid of Khalil Mack looks dumber with each game

    USA Today "Jon Gruden’s decision to let Khalil Mack go looks worse and worse with every game. As the Oakland Raiders struggle to get pressure — imagine that — Mack continues to wreak havoc for a defense that is shaping up to be a quarterback’s worst nightmare. The Chicago..." September 18

  • Khalil Mack, Not Mitchell Trubisky, Is Driving Force Behind Bears' Turnaround

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Bears' identity throughout the franchise's history has been built around its defense. The story remains the same, even after the additions of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and offensive-minded head coach Matt Nagy.  The organization's latest..." September 18

  • Group of NFL Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits

    Pro Football Talk "A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are arguing that every member of the Hall of Fame should be paid an annual salary and given health insurance. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro..." September 18

  • Where does Mitch Trubisky belong on the QB-O-meter?

    Chicago Tribune "Who is Mitch Trubisky? Where is this guy on the QB-O-meter? We could ask those questions every week. In fact, we already have, and it has been just two games this season. Yes, that’s a small sample size, but we’re dealing with a big number of..." September 18

  • No break in expectation game for Bears defense and Mitch Trubisky

    Chicago Tribune "In a whirlwind offseason in which the Bears never stopped working from the start of coaching changes Jan. 1 to the blockbuster trade for Khalil Mack a week before kickoff weekend, it was defensive coordinator Vic Fangio who provided the sound bite that bridged one..." September 17

  • Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Says He Has No Regrets About Khalil Mack Trade

    Complex "An 0-2 Raiders start, and a monster first half with his new team (which included a forced fumble, fumble recovery, sack, interception, and touchdown) hasn't changed Jon Gruden's mind about trading Khalil Mack to the Bears for a pair of first round picks. The old/new Raiders..." September 17

  • Ankle soreness a lingering issue for Bears guard Kyle Long

    Chicago Tribune "Right guard Kyle Long has been a new addition to the Bears’ injury report this week with lingering effects of an old injury. Long was held out of practice for the second consecutive day Friday with what coach Matt Nagy called ankle soreness. The veteran offensive lineman has had..." September 15

  • Bears LB Khalil Mack set to play more in Week 2

    Chicago Tribune "Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was like the rest of the country. Watching Khalil Mackdeliver his first sack as a Bear prove to be a head-turning moment. Not only did the All-Pro outside linebacker use his speed and explosiveness to whiz past Packers tackle Bryan..." September 14

  • Khalil Mack's Bears jersey outselling the rest of the NFL since Sunday

    Chicago Tribune "Khalil Mack has had the NFL’s top-selling jersey and other gear since Sunday, according to data from licensed retailer Fanatics. In fact, Mack’s Bears merchandise — which also includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, accessories and other items — had more..." September 13

  • Alabama had an NFL-high 44 players on Week One rosters

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama has been the top program in college football in recent years, so it’s unsurprising that the Crimson Tide have put more players into the NFL than any other college team. Alabama had 44 players on Week One rosters, the most of any college. After Alabama were a..." September 13

  • Bears RB Jordan Howard catching on to three-down back status

    Chicago Sun-Times "Matt Nagy faced four third-and-short plays in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 24-23 loss to the Packers. The Bears threw twice on third-and-3 or shorter — and both passes felt incomplete. They ran twice in such situations, and were successful both times. Jordan..." September 13

  • A painful reminder about Bears QB Mitch Trubisky and coach Matt Nagy

    Chicago Tribune "fade route is about as basic as red-zone offense gets, especially with a big receiver such as Allen Robinson. But on second-and-goal from the Packers’ 3 in the first quarter in Green Bay on Sunday, Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw closer..." September 12

  • Bears see Roquan Smith 'on the right track' after limited debut in Green Bay

    NBC Sports Chicago "In any one-point loss — especially in which a team blows a 20-point lead — there are a multitude of things that affect the game’s outcome. For the Bears, following Sunday’s 24-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers, they’re no different.  Kyle Fuller..." September 12

  • Khalil Mack may have stayed with Raiders if Jon Gruden called him

    NBC Bay Area "If only Jon Gruden had used some of his rollover minutes, maybe Khalil Mack would still be a Raider. During NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast, analyst Cris Collinsworth shared a conversation he had with the new Bears edge rusher recently. "I asked [Khalil Mack],..." September 12

  • Rams wanted to acquire Khalil Mack, then trade him after season

    Clutch Points "Apparently, the Los Angeles Rams flirted with the idea of making their defense the ‘Avengers’ version of the NFL. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Rams proposed a trade to the Oakland Raiders in the offseason that would land Los Angeles linebacker Khalil Mack. However, the..." September 11

  • Bears GM Ryan Pace knows what he wants and is confident he’ll get it

    Chicago Sun-Times "The glitz and glamor of the Cowboys’ home base — a sprawling complex over 91 acres in Frisco, Texas, appropriately named “The Star” — was difficult to ignore. But that’s what Bears general manager Ryan Pace tried to do as he toured the lavish..." September 10

  • Bears coach Matt Nagy: That loss stings, but I’m proud of our team

    Pro Football Talk "There are no moral victories in the NFL, but Bears coach Matt Nagy did see some silver lining in his team turning a 20-0 lead into a 24-23 loss last night. Nagy said after the game that he was proud of his team for the way it played in the first half, even though the lead evaporated..." September 10

  • Jon Gruden: ‘Obviously, Khalil Mack didn’t want to be here’

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders and first-year head coach Jon Gruden are facing increased criticism for trading Khalil Mack after the former Defensive Player of the Year dominated in his Chicago Bears debut Sunday night. In speaking with his former ESPN colleagues in the lead up to Oakand’s..." September 10

  • One helmet rule penalty was called through 14 games "The offseason angst over the revised helmet-to-helmet hitting policy slowed to a sputter as real games began. Through 14 regular season games -- with two Monday night tilts to be played -- referees penalized one player for a use of helmet foul, per league..." September 10

  • Matt Nagy says he apologized to Bears for questionable playcalls

    Larry Brown Sports "Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy had a few moments of regret after his coaching debut ended in a 24-23 loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Nagy singled out moments where he called consecutive screen passes, as well as a key moment early in the fourth quarter when he called..." September 10

  • 49ers, Jets, Packers also were in on Khalil Mack

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams volunteered that they tried to get Khalil Mack away from the Raiders. So who else was chasing the best quarterback chaser in the NFL other than the Rams and his new team, the Bears? According to Jay Glazer of FOX, the other potential serious suitors for Mack were the Jets,..." September 09

  • Raiders had option to sign Khalil Mack to deal cheaper than Bears extension before trade

    CBS Sports "The Raiders chose to move on without star pass rusher Khalil Mack before the start of the regular season after sitting on a contract proposal from the All-Pro for over six months, a proposal that was actually cheaper than what the Bears quickly signed Mack for last week, according to a team..." September 09

  • Will Bears first-rounder Roquan Smith have Hall of Fame career?

    Chicago Sun-Times "When Brian Urlacher was a rookie, the Bears held a “Decades of Dominance” dinner, attended by their legendary players throughout the years. The linebacker walked in the room, saw Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary in black ties and realized something was wrong. “No one..." September 09

  • The NFL's $321 million collision: Bears' Khalil Mack takes aim at Packers' Aaron Rodgers

    USA Today "What an ideal scenario for the Chicago Bears to unveil the new centerpiece of their revived defense: Khalil Mack, meet Aaron Rodgers. A week after the blockbuster trade from Oakland paved the way for Mack to secure a six-year, $141 million contract that makes him the NFL’s..." September 08

  • Raiders GM Discusses Khalil Mack Trade

    Pro Football Rumors "Last weekend, the Raiders were the talk of the NFL after sending star linebacker Khalil Mack to the Bears. While owner Mark Davis and head coach Jon Gruden were the two pushing for the trade, it’s uncertain how much general manager Reggie McKenzie had to do with the deal. Gruden..." September 08

  • Khalil Mack focused on creating jobs in hometown after record contract

    Sportsnaut "The past several days have been a whirlwind for former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack. Traded by the Oakland Raiders to the Chicago Bears last week, Mack signed a record six-year, $141 million extension with his new team this past weekend. Having excelled below market..." September 08

  • ‘Major help’: Bears DC Vic Fangio as excited as he can be about Khalil Mack

    Chicago Tribune "Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich couldn’t contain his excitement about Khalil Mack and what the explosive pass rusher can do for the Bears. “When he gets off the bus — wow,” Helfrich said. “That guy, he disrupts life. We have some really good-looking..." September 07

  • Bears Sign DT Eddie Goldman To Four-Year, $42M+ Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bears and DT Eddie Goldman have agreed to a four-year contract extension on Friday worth over $42 million that includes $25 million guaranteed. The Bears have already confirmed the move: September 07

  • Trump continues crusade against Nike amid ‘Just Do It’ campaign

    New York Post "President Trump on Friday morning took a swipe at Nike, which aired its highly anticipated ad featuring Colin Kaepernick during the NFL season opener the night before. “What was Nike thinking?” the president wondered on Twitter shortly before 7..." September 07

  • Bears to manage reps of Khalil Mack and Roquan Smith

    247 Sports "The Chicago Bears have a good problem on their hands when it comes to new outside linebacker Khalil Mack and rookie inside linebacker Roquan Smith. Mack, who just arrived via a trade last weekend, is learning a brand new system, while Smith, who missed all of training camp and..." September 06

  • Rams admit they tried to get Khalil Mack

    Pro Football Talk "Wade Phillips’ L.A. Rams defense has pretty much everything but a Von Miller. It almost got one, apparently. Via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, Rams COO Kevin Demoff admits that the Rams made a play for the 2016 defensive player of the year, who would have been..." September 06

  • Packers would have loved Khalil Mack on their side, now see him twice a year

    Packers News "Randall Cobb was scrolling through Twitter while lying in bed Saturday morning when he saw the disappointing news. It was no secret within the Green Bay Packers' locker room that the front office was trying to acquire edge rusher Khalil Mack from the Oakland Raiders. When the..." September 05

  • Akiem Hicks: Packers linemen can’t block Khalil Mack

    Packers News "To say the Chicago Bears are pumped about having Khalil Mack on their team would be like saying they were happy training camp is over. Uh, yeah. No one might have been as thrilled as defensive end Akiem Hicks, who led the team in sacks with 8.5 last season and won’t..." September 05

  • NFL projected to make more than $2 billion a year from legalized gambling

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has long been resistant to the idea of legalized sports wagering — at least when making statements in public. But privately, team owners and league executives must be licking their chops. ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Wednesday shared some of the results of a poll..." September 05

  • Stop the Jay Cutler comparisons to the Khalil Mack deal

    Chicago Tribune "The last time the Bears made a move as big as Khalil Mack, Jay Cutler came to town. Ooof, yeah, sorry, Bears fans. Sorry to rip open that scab with a backhoe, but that’s the first comp that seems to enter the conversation. The record books say Cutler is the best..." September 05

  • Leonard Floyd returns to Bears practice with a club on his fractured right hand

    Chicago Tribune "Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd returned to practice Monday with a casted club on his fractured right hand. The work was what Bears coach Matt Nagy calls a 10-10-10 practice, the speed of which is between a walk-through and full-speed. “Leonard did well..." September 04

  • Bears first-rounder Roquan Smith on track to play

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have a shiny new toy on defense now, so it takes some of the shine off Roquan Smith. But their first-round pick is also on track to play some role in Sunday’s opener against the Packers, after missing most of training camp and the preseason following his protracted..." September 04

  • Wheelin' and dealin': Eddie Goldman could be next after the Bears' blockbuster addition of Khalil Mack

    Chicago Tribune "A day after signing Khalil Mack to the largest contract for a defender in NFL history, Bears general manager Ryan Pace said enough resources are left over to take care of more business at Halas Hall. Whether that means a contract extension for nose tackle Eddie Goldman in the coming..." September 04

  • Carr: Mack trade not what anyone wanted "As Raider Nation continues to try to make sense out of the team's decision to part ways with All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack, Oakland's players are trying to stay focused on the upcoming season. Speaking to reporters Monday, Derek Carr talked about the impact Mack's..." September 04

  • Rams aren’t upset they won’t see Khalil Mack

    Pro Football Talk "As the Packers now adjust to the reality that they’ll see Khalil Mack on Sunday Night Football in one week, the Rams adjust to the reality that they won’t see Mack the next night. “I would say I’m not upset about that,” coach Sean McVay told reporters on..." September 03

  • Sean Payton describes how hard it is to prepare for Khalil Mack

    Pro Football Talk "Saints coach Sean Payton knows just how difficult it is to prepare for Khalil Mack. Payton told Peter King in this week’s Football Morning in America that taking on Mack, as the Saints last did two years ago, requires a game plan designed specifically to keep him off Drew Brees,..." September 03