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  • Khalil Mack is questionable for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "For the third consecutive week, the Bears list linebacker Khalil Mack as questionable. Mack has a knee issue that has limited him in practice. He has yet to have a full practice this season. " September 25

  • NFL sends memo reminding clubs of game day protocols; team under investigation "Ahead of Sunday's slate of NFL games, the league issued a memo Friday reminding clubs about game day protocols. The memo, obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, included another emphasis on face covering requirements and the NFL's intention to continue to impose..." September 25

  • Contender or fool's gold? Separating NFL's best 2-0 teams from the rest

    USA Today "A total of 11 NFL teams have jumped out to 2-0 starts, tying the league record for the most in a single year. While it’s still early, a hot start normally bodes well for postseason implications. Since 1990, of the 244 teams that have opened the year with 2-0 records, 151 of..." September 25

  • Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison Tweets Bears May Be His Next Stop

    Heavy "Cordarrelle Patterson is at it again. The Chicago Bears‘ All-Pro kick returner, wideout and sometimes running back took to Twitter Friday in an attempt to recruit yet another player to the team. Patterson has tried (and failed) to recruit the likes of Tom Brady and Teddy..." September 25

  • Top Free Agents Who Can Help Desperate NFL Teams

    Bleacher Report "As expected, NFL free agency isn't slowing down as the calendar turns to Week 3.  With injuries piling up and expanded practice squads a part of this year's proceedings, notable names such as Blake Bortles, Ezekiel Ansah and Devonta Freeman have..." September 25

  • Bears lose John Jenkins, add Steelers practice squader

    Yahoo! Sports "The Bears lost a veteran in the middle of the defensive line, and replaced him. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins suffered a torn ligament in his thumb, and will miss several games. That makes a stint on IR likely for the..." September 24

  • Cam Newton, Dak Prescott among 15 players in contract year to keep an eye on

    CBS Sports "A flurry of signings took place as the start of the regular season was approaching. Multiple players who would have been highly sought after in free agency or franchise tag candidates were taken off the market. Some of the more notable signings of players heading into a contract year..." September 24

  • NFL Season Off To Highest-Scoring Start Ever

    Pro Football Talk "More points and more touchdowns have been scored in the first two weeks of this season than in any opening two weeks in NFL history. So far this season, NFL teams have scored a combined 1,611 points. That breaks the previous record of 1,556 points scored in the first two weeks of the..." September 23

  • NFL players express disappointment in Breonna Taylor grand jury decision "A number of NFL players expressed disappointment and frustration regarding Wednesday's news that a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor. The one indictment brought by the grand jury was three..." September 23

  • Mitch Trubisky: Nick Foles is part player, part coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears added quarterback Nick Foles for his knowledge of the team’s offense. It’s his knowledge of other offenses that’s helping him contribute to his latest team. Starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky explained by phone after Sunday’s 17-13 win over..." September 23

  • Jets sign Chicago practice squad player Marqui Christian to their active roster

    Windy City Gridiron "The 2-game suspension for Chicago Bears defensive back Marqui Christian ended today, so the team elected to release him in order to sign him to their practice squad. His addition brings Chicago’s practice squad up to 15 players, one short of the maximum..." September 23

  • Gale Sayers, Bears legend and Hall of Fame RB, dies at 77 "?Gale Sayers?, Chicago Bears legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, died Wednesday at the age of 77, the Hall of Fame confirmed. "All those who love the game of football mourn the loss of one of the greatest to ever play this Game with the passing of Chicago Bears..." September 23

  • 2021 Draft QB Class Has NFL Teams Thinking About Losing in the 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "Some teams acquire their franchise quarterbacks through luck, and solid draft scouting—such as the New England Patriots with Tom Brady or the Seattle Seahawks with Russell Wilson. Other teams make moves in free agency (Drew Brees). Rarely are starting-level quarterbacks acquired via..." September 22

  • Tarik Cohen claims he left some money for Bears to sign Allen Robinson

    Clutch Points "Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen recently signed a new extension with the team, but he is still lobbying hard for wide receiver Allen Robinson to get a contract of his own. Coehn, who agreed to terms on a three-year extension worth up to over $18 million, said he..." September 22

  • NFL announces no players tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 13-19

    Sportsnet "The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Tuesday that no players were positive for COVID-19 during the testing period from Sept. 13-19. " September 22

  • NFL hoping for full stadium at Super Bowl, but prepared for no fans

    Yahoo! Sports "Most NFL stadiums have been empty this season, and those with fans at all are operating at significantly reduced capacities. The NFL isn’t sure whether that will still be the case on Super Bowl Sunday. NFL event planners toured Raymond James Stadium this morning as part of the..." September 22

  • Roger Goodell on fining coaches for mask violations: 'You can't let up'

    USA Today "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has no qualms about harshly penalizing coaches who violate the NFL’s protocols mandating that they wear facemasks while roaming the sidelines. The NFL on Monday fined three coaches – San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan,..." September 22

  • Should NFL abandon the mask rule for coaches?

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL developed its policy that coaches must cover their mouths and noses on the sidelines, the NFL planned eventually  to conduct COVID-19 testing on players and coaches three times per week. Now that the NFL is conducting, and likely will continue to conduct, COVID-19 testing on a..." September 22

  • How rash of injuries could impact NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The biggest story to come out of Sunday’s Week 2 NFL action was myriad injuries suffered by multiple teams around the league. We’re talking game changers for contending teams and season-ending injuries to some of the game’s biggest stars.  All of this..." September 21

  • NFL may discipline coaches for not wearing face coverings

    Yardbarker "After a Week 1 warning, the NFL may be about to get serious when it comes to coaches who did not properly wear face coverings on the sideline. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the NFL is reviewing footage from Week 2 games and may fine several coaches for not following the..." September 21

  • How much trouble are 0-2 NFL teams really in given expanded playoff setup?

    USA Today "There are 11 teams with 0-2 records following the NFL's second week of action.   The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina..." September 21

  • Matt Nagy says Bears are “just OK right now”

    Chicago Sun-Times "Nobody is buying this. The Bears are 2-0 after hanging on for dear life to beat the Giants 17-13 on Sunday in a victory that was secured only when safety Eddie Jackson broke up a pass at the goal line as time expired. It was another fortunate, harder-than-it-should-have-been..." September 21

  • Bears’ David Montgomery leaves Giants game with neck injury

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bears managed to secure an early lead against the New York Giants in Week 2. unfortunately, they have suffered a notable injury with running back David Montgomery sidelined. Montgomery was forced to exit the game with an apparent neck injury,..." September 20

  • NFL sends final warning to teams regarding COVID-19 sideline protocols

    CBS Sports "The NFL is very serious about enforcing all COVID-related measures on game days this season, as a strongly-worded memo to teams indicated last week. Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of football operations, told me that fines and other punishment will be forthcoming for those who do..." September 20

  • Bears, Tarik Cohen agree to 3-year, $17.25M extension

    The Score "The Chicago Bears and running back Tarik Cohen have agreed to a three-year extension worth $17.25 million, Cohen's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal includes $9.53 million of fully guaranteed money and can be worth up to $18.25..." September 20

  • NFL received great coronavirus news following Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL had extremely low rates of positive COVID-19 tests throughout the offseason, but many were concerned about how travel would impact that once games began. Through one week, the travel appears to have had no impact at all. Zero players or coaches tested positive for the..." September 20

  • Bears, Allen Robinson resume contract talks

    The Score "The Chicago Bears and wide receiver Allen Robinson resumed contract extension talks, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Robinson recently deleted references to the Bears on social media as he's frustrated over the lack of progress between..." September 19

  • Bears, RB Tarik Cohen nearing contract extension "The Chicago Bears are planning on retaining running back Tarik Cohen. Cohen and the Bears have had fruitful discussions about a contract extension and there is a push to get it done today ahead of Week 2, sources tell NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The deadline for a signed deal is..." September 19

  • Allen Robinson still has ‘significant gap’ with Bears in contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bears and wide receiver Allen Robinson are once again talking about a contract, but it does not sound like anything is close to getting done. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bears and Robinson have begun negotiations again on a long-term contract.  " September 19

  • Will Hernandez, Giants’ O-Line Putting Poor Week 1 Showing Behind Them

    Empire Sports Media "Anyone who watched the New York Giants fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Monday night, had to come away with the fact that the Giants’ offensive line is still a work in progress. That’s putting it kindly. Head coach Joe Judge tore into the group this week after the..." September 19

  • What's next for the NFL after getting through Week 1? Fans at games, other looming concerns

    ESPN "There really can be no debate: The NFL has aced its initial efforts to practice and play amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since training camp practices began in mid-August, only seven players have produced positive test results. There have been no team outbreaks, and the only scare was..." September 18

  • A new mark for Black quarterback matchups in the NFL

    The Undefeated "Sometime on Sunday afternoon in Long Beach, California, trailblazer Marlin Briscoe plans to settle into his sofa, put up his feet and grab a remote control. He’ll have a lot of football to watch. The first Black quarterback in the old American Football League, which..." September 18

  • Chicago mayor thinks Bears are unlikely to have fans at Soldier Field this year

    Chicago Sun-Times "Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the odds of Bears fans returning to Soldier Field this season are less than 50 percent. In an interview with “Mully and Haugh” on WSCR-AM on Friday morning, Lightfoot said that “we’re no nowhere near at a place where we can even..." September 18

  • 2020 NFL Cap Space, By Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Cap management has been extra complicated in the NFL this year. After ~70 NFL players opted out of the 2020 season, teams were left with holes and plenty of available dollars to fill the gaps. At first, the ongoing uncertainty over next year’s salary cap had teams nervous about..." September 18

  • Akiem Hicks misses practice with illness; Robert Quinn, Khalil Mack remain limited

    Yahoo! Sports "The Bears don’t have many injuries on their practice report, but the players on the report are significant. The team added defensive tackle Akiem Hicks on Thursday. He was a full participant Wednesday but didn’t practice a day later because of an..." September 17

  • Truth is, NFL thriving while players take action on social injustice

    USA Today "Let’s save ourselves some headaches for the next two months and dispense with the nonsense. The NFL is not dying. Throngs of fans are not turning off their televisions – or phones or tablets or however else they’re watching – in disgust over the player protests..." September 17

  • A More Creative Rushing Attack Is The Key To A Giants' Win Against Chicago

    Empire Sports Media "The New York Giants‘ rushing attack was shut down in Week One of the 2020 NFL season. The Giants were handed a disappointing loss on Monday night against the stout Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Pittsburgh has one of the best defenses in the league and they absolutely suffocated Saquon..." September 17

  • The Best NFL Free Agent Still on the Market at Every Position

    Bleacher Report "NFL free agency remains a viable avenue for teams in need of a quick fix. While the market doesn't have a headline name like Jadeveon Clowney anymore, the fact that he's already putting on a show with the Tennessee Titans is a good indication of just how quickly the..." September 17

  • Fans Plead Giants to Pull Trigger on Blockbuster Trade for Pro Bowler

    Heavy "When New York Giants head coach spoke to members of the media following Wednesday’s practice he zeroed in on one specific Chicago Bears offensive playmaker the team must hone in on if they have any hope of leaving Soldier Field victorious this Sunday. “It..." September 17

  • NFL Contract Guarantees, Explained

    Pro Football Rumors "Unlike in the NBA or MLB, players’ contracts in the NFL aren’t guaranteed by default. Typically, an NFL player will receive at least some guaranteed money when he signs a deal, but that money often comes in the form of contract bonuses, and in particular signing bonuses. While..." September 17

  • Seven positives in latest round of NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 testing "In the latest weekly update on NFL-NFL Players Association testing results, there were seven confirmed positives, including two players, out of 40,479 tests from Sept. 6 through Saturday. It's one fewer positive test than the previous week's results. " September 17

  • Kickers struggle in empty outdoor stadiums "NFL kickers had a brutal Week One. Empty stadiums may be to blame. Kickers missed more field goal attempts in Week One of 2020 than they’ve missed in any opening week since 1982, when field goal kickers were far less accurate than they’ve become in recent..." September 17

  • No starting quarterbacks injured or benched in Week One for first time since 2011

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL got a piece of good news to start the 2020 season: All 32 starting quarterbacks made it out of Week One unscathed. No quarterbacks suffered serious injuries in Week One, and no quarterbacks were benched, either. That means 2020 is poised to be the first season since 2011 when..." September 17

  • Bears add Cairo Santos to active roster, cut Eric Saubert

    Chicago Bears "The Bears on Wednesday signed kicker Cairo Santos from the practice squad to the active roster and waived tight end Eric Saubert. With Eddy Piñeiro on injured reserve for at least the first three weeks of the season with a groin injury, Santos made all five kicks he attempted..." September 16

  • Allen Robinson Discusses Bears Contract Talks Amid Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bears star Allen Robinson dismissed the notion his contract stalemate with the team will cloud his motivation during the 2020 NFL season. Robinson is due to hit free agency in the offseason. He told reporters Wednesday the situation "won't be..." September 16

  • Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson head preliminary list for Hall-of-Fame's Class of 2021

    SI "Quarterback Peyton Manning and defensive back Charles Woodson are among 130 preliminary candidates named Wednesday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame for its modern-era Class of 2021.  Of course, Manning and Woodson are more than nominees for election. Both are expected to be..." September 16

  • The 5 most-likely Odell Beckham Jr. trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Dreadful. Pathetic. Whatever term we want to use for the Cleveland Browns’ season-opening performance, they were just not on the same level as the Baltimore Ravens. Cleveland dropped the opener by the score of 38-6. Baker Mayfield was a disaster under center. Star wide..." September 16

  • Allen Robinson's Agent Reportedly Denies His Client Requested Trade From Bears

    NBC Sports Chicago "Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is in the final year of a three-year contract he signed with the team prior to the 2018 season, and although a report emerged Tuesday that he had requested a trade, his agent said that was not the case. The trade request news was..." September 15

  • Five Trade Destinations For Chicago Bears Receiver Allen Robinson

    The Big Lead "Allen Robinson has reportedly asked the Chicago Bears for a trade. As we noted earlier, Robinson is one of the NFL's most underrated players who would likely shine if he ever found a team with solid quarterback play. The underlying stats show the 27-year-old as..." September 15

  • Allen Robinson unhappy in Chicago, so of course Patriots are a speculated fit

    Mass Live "We’ve seen this one before: There’s a star wide receiver who is unhappy with his current team. Now, speculation about the New England Patriots as a potential fit has emerged -- if early buzz is any indication. At least this time around, it..." September 15