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  • Bears GM Ryan Pace shoots down anxiety questions, says tests showed Trey Burton had groin inflammation

    Chicago Tribune "Bears general manager Ryan Pace said medical testing confirmed tight end Trey Burton had an inflamed groin the day before the Bears’ Jan. 6 playoff game against the Eagles. Burton said last week his groin “locked up” on the Saturday before..." January 16

  • Bears will pick up Leonard Floyd’s 5th-year option

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears end of the season press conference from Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy was full of a lot of good stuff, and we’ll have a full recap very soon, but we wanted to get this one out there as soon as possible. Ryan Pace said in regards to..." January 15

  • Why the Bears believe their offense will be much better in 2019

    NBC Sports Chicago "Matt Nagy fidgeted through most of Monday’s 42-minute press conference at Halas Hall, giving off every vibe of a coach deeply frustrated that his team isn’t prepping for the NFC Championship after crashing out of the playoffs eight days prior.  Even the most positive,..." January 15

  • Brandon Staley leaves Bears to join Vic Fangio's coaching staff in Denver — could Ed Donatell be next?

    Chicago Tribune "Vic Fangio is bringing at least one of his former Bears coaches with him to the Broncos. Less than a week after Fangio left his defensive coordinator position with the Bears to become the Broncos head coach, he hired outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley to join him. The..." January 15

  • Bears' Nagy says phone call with Kareem Hunt was strictly personal

    The Score "The Chicago Bears didn't rule out the possibility of signing former Kansas City Chiefsrunning back Kareem Hunt, but head coach Matt Nagy insisted Monday that his phone call with Hunt a week ago wasn't related to a move to the Windy City. "I talked to..." January 15

  • Matt Nagy reacts to Cody Parkey talking about his miss on TV

    ESPN "Bears kicker Cody Parkey's days in Chicago may be numbered. Head coach Matt Nagy expressed disapproval on Monday with Parkey's decision to appear as a guest on a network morning show a mere five days after he missed a potentially game-winning 43-yard field goal..." January 15

  • Bears WR Anthony Miller set for shoulder surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears held a press conference with head coach Matt Nagy and General Manager Ryan Pace on Monday so they could go over some housekeeping as the offseason gets underway. That included word that the team will exercise their 2019 option on linebacker Leonard Floyd‘s..." January 14

  • Bears GM Calls Out Cody Parkey for TODAY Show Interview and Suggests Team Will Replace Him

    12 Up "Cody Parkey is not a popular man in Chicago after he whiffed on the game-winning field goal against the Eagles in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Bears GM Ryan Pace was recently asked about Parkey's future with the team, and his answer wasn't very..." January 14

  • Bears Speak With Kareem Hunt

    Pro Football Rumors "Bears head coach Matt Nagy recently spoke with former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt(Twitter link via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune). Nagy says the call was primarily to “check in on him as a person,” so the Bears aren’t necessarily looking at..." January 14

  • Chuck Pagano's path to the Bears took him up the NFL mountain — and back down

    Chicago Tribune "Inheriting this Bears defense is akin to pulling on a pair of jeans and finding a crisp $100 bill in the front pocket. And another hundo in the back. So here you go, Chuck Pagano. Here are four Pro Bowlers (three All-Pros), part of the NFL’s third-ranked defense in..." January 13

  • 101 entrants fail at Chicago brewery's 'Cody Parkey Challenge'

    ESPN "How many would-be Cody Parkeys does it take to make a 43-yard field goal? As it turns out, a lot. Or none. Out of 101 entrants who came and tried their luck at the same kick that brought the Chicago Bears' season to an untimely end last Sunday, exactly zero..." January 12

  • NFL fines Michael Bennett, Adrian Amos for unnecessary roughness

    Yahoo! Sports "Michael Bennett and Adrian Amos both picked up costly penalties in the Eagles’ win over the Bears last weekend, and they picked up costly fines as well. Bennett was fined $10,026 and Amos was fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness, the NFL confirmed today. The penalty..." January 12

  • Bears kicker Cody Parkey appeared on the 'Today' show, and it was weird

    Sporting News "The Bears' season ended Sunday against the Eagles after Cody Parkey missed what would have been the game-wining 43-yard field goal at the end of regulation. It was a brutal moment for Chicago fans and for Parkey, who had to endure backlash from fans of both teams...." January 12

  • Bears name Chuck Pagano new defensive coordinator

    The Score "The Chicago Bears have hired Chuck Pagano as their new defensive coordinator. "We are excited to add Chuck to our staff as defensive coordinator," head coach Matt Nagy said in a release. "He has successful experience at many different levels in this..." January 11

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Is Mitch Trubisky a future star or an inconsistent headache? After two seasons, the jury is still out

    Chicago Tribune "The penultimate completion of Mitch Trubisky’s second season was an absolute dart. Corner route. Between two defenders. Just as he was being hit. Fired into Allen Robinson’s mitts with conviction. Twenty-five-yard gain. This was the throw that pushed..." January 11

  • As Vic Fangio is introduced in Denver, Bears will have options in search for next defensive coordinator

    NBC Sports Chicago "Vic Fangio was introduced as the head coach of the Denver Broncos Thursday wearing a tie given to him by Bears chairman George McCaskey, who told the now-former defensive coordinator he couldn’t wear his trademark gray sweatshirt and sweatpants to his press conference in..." January 11

  • Bears OLB Khalil Mack to sit out Pro Bowl

    Chicago Sun-Times "Khalil Mack won’t play in the Pro Bowl later this month because of an undisclosed injury. The Giants made the announcement, oddly enough, when naming their own Olivier Vernon as an injury replacement. Mack missed two games, and was limited in two more, with a right..." January 10

  • Bears, Mitchell Trubisky can continue to grow from playoff letdown

    Yardbarker "Chicago’s first playoff appearance in eight years ended on an agonizing note when Cody Parkey’s tipped 43-yard, would-be game-winning field goal double doinked before falling harmlessly to the grass. When the dust settles and people have a chance to process their immediate..." January 09

  • Vic Fangio leaves the Bears to become the head coach of the Broncos

    Chicago Tribune "Vic Fangio wasn’t carried off the field on his players’ shoulders after his final game, but he is the first Bears defensive coordinator since Buddy Ryan after Super Bowl XX to leave the franchise to become a head coach. The Broncos are expected to..." January 09

  • Todd Bowles Still Deciding Between Bears & Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Jobs

    NFL Trade Rumors "A source tells Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune that Todd Bowles has not agreed to a deal with the Buccaneers to become their next defensive coordinator and is being considered for the Bears’ defensive coordinator vacancy now that Vic Fangio is being hired..." January 09

  • Trey Burton explains how his injury happened and why he didn’t play vs. Eagles

    NBC Sports Chicago "Trey Burton on Monday clarified the strange, 11th-hour injury that sidelined him from the Bears’ 16-15 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that knocked his team out of the playoffs.  Burton said he came into the Bears’ practice Friday feeling a little stiff, but was able..." January 07

  • Why was Anthony Miller’s catch-and-fumble ruled an incompletion? The NFL is here to explain.

    Washington Post "What’s a catch? Better yet, what’s a recovery? And what happens when there is no recovery? That controversy briefly reared its ugly head early Sunday in the wild-card playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears. The good news is that..." January 07

  • Cody Parkey’s Missed Field Goal Was Apparently Tipped By An Eagles Player

    Uproxx "The Philadelphia Eagles continue to live a charmed life in the playoffs with quarterback Nick Foles. After sneaking into the playoffs thanks to some help from the Bears beating the Vikings, the Eagles headed to Chicago for a playoff tilt with the Bears on Sunday night. The two teams..." January 07

  • Cody Parkey on missed FG: 'Thought I hit a good ball'

    NFL.com "Mitchell Trubisky put the Chicago Bears in position Sunday night for a game-winning field-goal to slay a Philadelphia Eagles team that won't die. Cody Parkey lined up for a 43-yard attempt. Then: Doink. Doink. The boot hit the left..." January 07

  • Ruling on Anthony Miller fumble was correct, poorly explained on field

    Pro Football Talk "Near the first half of Sunday’s game between the Bears and Eagles, a deep pass to Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller was ruled incomplete after Eagles defensive back Cre'von LeBlanc ripped the ball out of his hands. Because the game was in the final two..." January 07

  • Trey Burton added to Bears’ injury report on eve of playoff game

    Chicago Sun-Times "Tight end Trey Burton was added to the injury report late Saturday, unusual timing on the eve of the Bears’ wild-card game against Burton’s former team, the Eagles. Burton’s status was changed to questionable with a groin injury. He was not on the injury report after..." January 06

  • The Bears have built a better backfield than the Eagles. But beware of Darren Sproles

    Philly.com "There was a time when it seemed Darren Sproles might have been the Eagles’ latest miscalculation at the running back position. That’s a tough notion to entertain without a bit of a wince, of course. From his little-engine dimensions to his professional demeanor, the..." January 06

  • Can Nick Foles solve Vic Fangio’s defense?

    Pro Football Talk "Broadly, it’s Eagles vs. Bears on Sunday. More narrowly, it’s Nick vs. Vic. Foles vs. Fangio. Quarterback vs. defensive coordinator. And they have a history. Twice before, Foles has faced a Fangio defense. Both times, it didn’t go well for the..." January 06

  • Trey Burton inactive, Eddie Jackson active vs. Eagles

    NFL.com "The Chicago Bears will be without their starting tight end on Sunday afternoon, but will see the return of one of their most important defenders. Tight end Trey Burton is inactive and will not play against the Philadelphia Eagles. Burton was added to Chicago's injury report late..." January 06

  • Mitchell Trubisky appears to suffer ankle injury on run against Eagles

    Larry Brown Sports "Mitchell Trubisky limped off the field early in Sunday’s Wild Card game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and it appears the Chicago Bears quarterback suffered an ankle injury. Trubisky tried to run for a first down on 3rd-and-10 in the second quarter and came up a bit lame. He..." January 06

  • Carson Palmer: Every Playoff Team Can Win Super Bowl... Except Baltimore

    CBS Sports "Former Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer spent 15 seasons in the NFL, which means he's seen a lot of football in his life, and if there's one thing Palmer knows about the NFL, it's how tough it can be to win in the postseason.  During his long career, the former No...." January 06

  • Roquan Smith fined $20,054 for helmet-to-helmet hit in Week 17

    247 Sports "Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith got hit with a big fine ahead of his first playoff game on Sunday afternoon. It was revealed on Saturday he was fined by the league for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Week 17. "Bears LB Roquan Smith was fined $20,054 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on..." January 06

  • Eddie Jackson will be a game-time decision for Bears' playoff game vs. Eagles

    Chicago Tribune "Bears free safety Eddie Jackson’s status heading into Sunday’s first-round playoff game against the Eagles remains in question as the team weighs how far he has come in his recovery from an ankle injury. Jackson practiced in a limited capacity for the second straight day..." January 05

  • Trubisky can't avoid the scrutiny a postseason brings. Not in front of a Bears crowd that's waited 8 years for

    Chicago Tribune "steady roar from Vikings fans rumbled around U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Drumbeats led the “Skol” chant. Fans raised their hands over their heads in a rhythmic clap. The eerie Gjallarhorn sounded. When Bears center Cody Whitehair and wide..." January 04

  • All-Pro Team: Donald, Mahomes among highlights

    NFL.com "Defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but he can now add another accomplishment to his decorated career. Donald, who led the league in sacks with 20.5, was the only unanimous choice to garner first-team All-Pro honors in voting by..." January 04

  • Jared Allen forms curling team with other ex-NFL players, eyeing 2022 Olympics

    Larry Brown Sports "Jared Allen may no longer be giving NFL quarterbacks nightmares with his rare pass-rushing ability, but the former defensive end has found a new sport and is looking to once again compete at the highest level. Allen and three other former NFL players — quarterback Marc Bulger,..." January 04

  • Bears coach Vic Fangio has done ‘zero’ work to prepare for head coaching interviews

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has had only three head-coaching interviews in his 32-year NFL career. He has two on the books for next week. Fangio must be consumed with preparing for interviews this week, right? ‘‘I’ve done..." January 04

  • How will Mitch Trubisky handle the spotlight of his first playoff game?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Following his worst game as a pro, Mitch Trubisky played some of the best football of his career to end the 2018 season. There’s something to that, in a lesson learned by a second-year quarterback that the Bears believe will pay off come Sunday’s playoff opener against the..." January 03

  • Kyle Long on facing his brother: On Sunday we’re not related

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kyle and Chris Long generally don’t talk football even when they’re just hangin’ out, so they’re definitely not going to talk shop this week. Asked what kind of communication he would have with his brother this week, with the Bears playing Chris’ Eagles..." January 03

  • Alshon Jeffery might not care much about facing the Bears, his old team: ‘Chicago is just where I was for work’

    Newark Star-Ledger "Alshon Jeffery has already done plenty to endear himself to Eagles fans. Namely, he played the entire 2018 season with a torn rotator cuff -- opting away from surgery -- and helped the Eagles win a Super Bowl, including two standout performances in the NFC Championship..." January 03

  • 40 of 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018 were NFL games

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL dominated the American sports television landscape in 2018. Of the 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018, 40 were NFL games, according to Sports Media Watch. That includes the seven most-watched events of the year: The Super Bowl, the two conference..." January 03

  • Matt Nagy hopeful all five injured Bears will be back for playoffs vs. Eagles

    NBC Sports Chicago "Bears coach Matt Nagy is optimistic regarding the statuses of five injured players for Sunday’s wild card round playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles, though he said Monday he’ll have a better idea of their potential availability come Wednesday when the Bears practice for the..." January 01

  • 49ers could make a play for OBJ

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when 49ers tight end George Kittle is openly flirting with Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, there’s another receiver who could be a more likely trade target for San Francisco. If the Giants decide to move on from receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the 49ers could pursue..." January 01

  • Matt Nagy hopes to follow in Doug Pederson’s footsteps all the way to the Super Bowl

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Matt Nagy’s coaching career has always been one step behind that of Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson.  First, Nagy was — with the Philadelphia Eagles — an assistant to the quality control coach, who was Pederson. Then, when Pederson became Andy..." January 01

  • Bears’ Vic Fangio To Interview With Broncos, Dolphins

    Pro Football Rumors "Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has two interviews lined up. He’ll meet with both the Broncos and Dolphins on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The Broncos and Dolphins submitted interview requests for the Bears DC earlier this week and they..." January 01

  • A healthy and improved Leonard Floyd clearly looks like he's part of the Bears' future

    Chicago Tribune "Coach Matt Nagy likes to erase ambiguity within what he asks of his players, keeping things black and white and eliminating the gray. The same concept applies to roster decisions, and what looked fuzzy through half of this season is now quite clear regarding the Bears’..." December 30

  • Four fined as a result of 49ers-Bears fracas

    Pro Football Talk "Three players were ejected from last Sunday’s Bears win over the 49ers for fighting in the wake of a hit on Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky by 49ers safety Marcell Harris and, per multiple reports, all four of those players have been fined by the NFL. Harris hit Trubisky..." December 30

  • Bears WR Anthony Miller exits Vikings game with shoulder injury

    USA Today "Chicago Bears rookie WR Anthony Miller exited Week 17’s game against the Minnesota Vikings after he appeared to injure his shoulder on the team’s first possession of the game. Miller went down awkwardly after a carrying out of the backfield. It initially looked like he..." December 30

  • Bears Activate OG Kyle Long From IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bears will be receiving a boost just in time for the playoffs. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the team will be activating offensive lineman Kyle Long off the injured reserve today. Long suffered a foot injury during his team’s late-October victory..." December 29