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  • Bilal Nichols broke his hand, not expected to play Monday

    USA Today "The Bears look to be without an important piece of their defensive line come Monday night. Second-year defensive tackle Bilal Nichols broke his hand on Sunday against the Broncos, coach Matt Nagy confirmed Thursday.

    September 20

  • NFL, officials reach tentative labor deal

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and the NFL Players Association have yet to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The NFL and the NFL Referees Association are close to doing so. Per multiple sources, the NFL and the NFLRA have struck an agreement in principle.  " September 20

  • Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson Get Headlines, but They Aren't the Only Young QBs on the Rise

    Bleacher Report "Here we are again, watching a young group of quarterbacks change the NFL. You know the names, and two of the biggest, Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson, play each other Sunday. That game spotlights what could turn into a remarkable rivalry not..." September 20

  • Mitchell Trubisky: We have to believe offense can explode at any minute

    Chicago Sun-Times "There are a lot of questions about Mitch Trubisky’s viability as a franchise quarterback for the Bears, but it’s hard to knock his determination. Regardless of how bad it gets — hideously bad, in the case of the first two games — he keeps a brave..." September 20

  • Matt Nagy on Bears offense: “Eventually, it’ll crack”

    Chicago Tribune "On Monday afternoon, when Matt Nagy was asked to assess his broken-down offense, the Bears coach found a few drops of water at the bottom of the glass and tried hard to convince himself it was half-full. “I always start with the positives,” Nagy said. That task..." September 19

  • Eddy Pineiro named NFC special teams player of the week

    Chicago Sun-Times "Three days after making a 53-yard kick at the gun to beat the Broncos, Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday. Pineiro made three kicks in the 16-14 win — from 40, 52 and 53 yards. He has made all four of his field-goal tries this..." September 18

  • Panthers’ Ron Rivera betting favorite to be first NFL head coach fired

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers head into this week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at 0-2 on the season and with quarterback Cam Newton unlikely to play. It’s just the latest example of the Ron Rivera-led squad failing to remain relevant. Carolina finished last season 7-9..." September 18

  • For the Love of God Somebody Needs to Trade for Jalen Ramsey Before the Patriots Do

    12 Up "It's time for 30 NFL teams to come together and think about the good of the league, because even though it may not be the best idea for every franchise, someone has to trade for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey just so the Patriots don't get the..." September 18

  • Here are five landing spots if Eli Manning wants to be traded

    CBS Sports "After watching Eli Manning get off to an ugly start in 2019, the Giants finally made the decision to bench their Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Tuesday in favor of rookie Daniel Jones. The team's decision means that Manning won't be on the field as..." September 18

  • Ranking NFL's 0-2 teams: Who should hit panic button and who's still alive?

    USA Today "The panic button is typically pushed as a last resort, once time has virtually run out. Yet in the hyper-competitive, hyper-reactive world of the NFL, that often means a mere two weeks into the season.  Consider the New York Giants. In the throes of their third consecutive..." September 18

  • Hey, Packers fans: Would you cheer for Bears all season for $2,000? There's a contest for that

    USA Today "OK, Green Bay Packers fans, what would it take for you to spend this season cheering for the Chicago Bears? No, seriously. We’re talking wearing a Bears jersey, carrying on about it on social media, the whole nine yards. If you’re already nauseous just..." September 18

  • When key players want to change teams, blame the teams not the players

    Pro Football Talk "Khalil Mack wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted. Antonio Brown wanted out of Pittsburgh. Then he wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted, both times. Minkah Fitzpatrick wanted out of Miami. He got what he wanted. Jalen Ramsey wants..." September 18

  • Bears Work Out Shane Ray

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears had four edge rushers stop through Halas Hall on Tuesday for workouts, including Noah Spence and Shane Ray, according to a league source. Nate Orchard and Dekoda Watson also were part of the tryout and it’s unclear whether the team has serious interest in adding depth..." September 18

  • Vic Fangio: Time should have run out before Bears FG try

    104.3 The Fan "The day after a game, head coaches have typically moved on from what transpired on the field. They’ve turned the page, win or lose, and are on to thinking about the next task at hand. It’s how they’re wired; they don’t dwell on the past, as what’s done is..." September 17

  • Here are five landing spots for Jalen Ramsey

    CBS Sports "Poor Ben Roethlisberger -- out for the season with elbow surgery -- and Drew Brees -- missing six weeks with a thumb injury -- couldn't even hold the headlines for a full 24 hours before Jalen Ramsey, last seen engaging in a sideline blowup..." September 17

  • NFL defends controversial roughing penalty in Denver as a “judgment call”

    Pro Football Talk "Rookie referee Adrian Hill got his baptism by F bomb on Sunday, thanks to a controversial shades-of-early-2018 roughing the passer call that extended what became the game-winning drive for the Bears in Denver. Hill’s decision to flag Broncos linebacker Bradley..." September 16

  • Eddy Pineiro: That was an emotional kick

    Pro Football Talk "The final minutes of Sunday’s game between the Bears and Broncos were filled with wild swings back and forth and it all wound up with Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro on the field to try a 53-yard field goal on the final play of the game. If Pineiro hit the kick, the Bears..." September 16

  • Matt Nagy: Bears coaches didn’t tell Mitch Trubisky to not discuss Packers loss

    Chicago Sun-Times "One day after quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s strange claim that he’d been told not to talk about the most disappointing game of his career, Bears coach Matt Nagy said he was given no such instructions by the coaching staff. “Let me just tell you this — it..." September 13

  • Marquise Brown and Other NFL Rookies Already Looking Like Future Stars

    Bleacher Report "The NFL Week 1 slate always produces odd occurrences that don't necessarily reflect what happens the rest of the way. Teams throw out new things that aren't on film, and players are still getting used to full speed and contact again, among other reasons for the opening-slate..." September 12

  • NFL creates $3m challenge to develop safer helmet

    Sport Business "The National Football League is offering $3m as part of an initiative to create a helmet which can outperform the equipment currently in use. As part of the NFL Helmet Challenge, experts, innovators and helmet manufacturers have been offered $2m in grant funding to support the..." September 12

  • Hall of Fame reveals 122 nominees for '20 class

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and defensive lineman Justin Smith are among the first-time eligible players nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. The Hall of Fame on Thursday released a total of 122 players who comprise the list of modern-era..." September 12

  • Could Colts tank for another quarterback? Five NFL teams already looking ahead to 2020

    CBS Sports "Some NFL teams made good of their 2019 season openers over the weekend, confirming themselves as projected playoff contenders -- from the Los Angeles Rams surviving a battle with the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots blowing out the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Dallas Cowboys rolling..." September 12

  • Offensive Holding Calls, The Best Part of the NFL, Are Way Up This Year

    The Big Lead "Folks, the NFL is back and better than ever. And I can prove it with empirical data. Offensive holding penalties, the very best part of the game, are up in a big way. The NFL’s two officiating points of emphasis were obvious in Week 1. Flags for offensive holding rose 32..." September 12

  • Bears told Mitchell Trubisky not to talk about loss to Packers

    Chicago Tribune "Nothing gives meaning to the term “long weekend” like scoring three points in a Thursday night game. And when that game is a 10-3 home loss to your division rival in a supposed Super Bowl-season kickoff party, the countdown clock to Week 2 can feel like it’s ticking..." September 12

  • Bears claim J.P. Holtz off waivers

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Bears claimed tight end J.P. Holtz, who was released by Washington this week, and waived defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson on Wednesday, adding some depth to their tight end room.  The 26-year-old Holtz played in his first NFL game on Sunday, when Washington promoted him..." September 12

  • Five top wide receivers who changed teams in 2019

    The Sports Daily "In the third of three series, we will take a look at the top five National Football League wide receivers who changed teams in the offseason. The player number one on the list was always to be Antonio Brown, however on the weekend Brown made NFL headlines when he was cut by the Oakland..." September 09

  • Is Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky Just Jay Cutler 2.0?

    Heavy "After the Chicago Bears turned in a lackluster and unquestionably bad performance on offense in their first game this season, Bears fans and sports media alike have been criticizing and questioning the Bears third-year quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky. The Bears troubles at the..." September 08

  • 5 Underrated Storylines for NFL Week 1

    The Big Lead "After a dud of an opening football game in Chicago, all America wants is…more football. Well, better football, but more better football. The NFL season begins in full this weekend and into Monday night with a full slate of games set to retake the country’s imagination...." September 06

  • Predicting the Next Wave of NFL Megadeals After Zeke, Goff Extensions

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams have handed out more than a half-billion dollars in recent extensions, but don't expect the money to stop flowing anytime soon. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams rewarded quarterback Jared Goff with a four-year, $134 million extension. One day later,..." September 06

  • 10 players set to take flight in NFL Week 1

    Sportsnaut "The start of a new season brings with it a sense of hope for every fan base. NFL Week 1 also sets the stage for some players to explode out of the gate. That’s what we’re diving into here. In particular, we expect 10 players to open their 2019 NFL seasons with huge..." September 06

  • Mitch Trubisky: Struggles not tied to preseason inaction

    ESPN "Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky brushed off the notion that playing only three snaps (all handoffs) in the preseason contributed to his lackluster performance during Chicago's 10-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. "I know..." September 06

  • Does NFL Reddit Partnership Mean Streams Will Be Shut Down Like NBA's Soon?

    The Big Lead "The NFL had one more offseason transaction to announce before officially kicking off its centennial season on Thursday. The league has added Reddit Inc. as one of its new digital marketing platforms. This new collaboration is set to take advantage of the “Ask Me Anything”..." September 06

  • 10 NFL players primed for breakout seasons in 2019

    The Telegraph "very year a handful of relatively unknown football players make the leap from respected professional to bona fide superstar. There is no better example than Patrick Mahomes taking the NFL by storm last season, and while the Chiefs quarterback's achievements are near-impossible to..." September 06

  • Five NFL players who benefited most from Elliott, Goff extensions

    Sportsnaut "Two positional markets around the NFL were thrown for a loop in the lead up to the start of the regular season this week. It started with Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff netting a four-year, $134 million extension with a record $110 million in total guarantees on..." September 06

  • Bears tight end Trey Burton ruled out vs. Packers

    NFL.com "Trey Burton won't suit up in the Chicago Bears' season opener versus the Green Bay Packers. The tight end was officially announced as inactive Thursday night. Burton has been limited in practice due to a lingering groin issue, missed a bevy of camp practices, and..." September 05

  • Julio Jones Headlines Potential Antonio Brown Replacements for Raiders

    Heavy "With the NFL season here, somehow the news cycle revolves around Antonio Brown drama. The controversial wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders has decided to stir the pot even more than he has already by going on the assault against general manager Mike Mayock. It’s been a bad year for..." September 05

  • Doink! Chicago Bears gambling possible Super Bowl season on kicking game

    USA Today "There is no easier way to send someone from Chicago into a fit of angst than to ask about the Bears’ kicking situation. Say the words upright or tryout, and you will know what it’s like to see a grown man or woman cry. Mention that you can’t help but laugh at the..." September 05

  • Top NFL Free Agents Teams Should Add Before Week 1

    Bleacher Report "Before the 2019 NFL season kicks off Thursday, coaches are continuing to put together game plans for their first opponents. There's still time to cover shallow spots on depth charts with free-agent veterans who are ready to jump into the fray. Clubs released unofficial..." September 05

  • 5 best remaining NFL free agents

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL saw an influx of over 1,000 players added to the free agent market over the weekend as team’s trimmed their rosters to 53 players. The results was a late surge of signings — the very last wave of free agency, if you will. While a feeding frenzy has whittled that..." September 05

  • Each NFL team’s backup quarterback at the start of the 2019 season, ranked by tier

    SB Nation "The preseason has come and gone, and so too have a handful of QB2s. Jacoby Brissett and Case Keenum got drafted into starting duty in Indianapolis and Washington. Paxton Lynch and DeShone Kizer failed their auditions to back up MVP candidates in Seattle..." September 04

  • The NFL's highest-paid players by position heading into the 2019 season

    CBS Sports "NFL players are getting paid, and many are breaking league records with their offseason deals.  One player taking home the money is Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is no longer holding out after signing a 6-year, $90 million contract with $50..." September 04

  • NFL Trade Block Big Board Entering Week 1

    Bleacher Report "We have officially reached the first week of the 2019 NFL season. All 32 teams will see their first regular-season action, whether they're equipped to handle it or not. The reality is many teams still have significant holes, and those aren't just going to go away...." September 04

  • 50 Best Players in NFL Right Now

    The Big Lead "After an offseason that seemed to last ages, football is finally almost here, as the 100th NFL season will kick off with Packers-Bears on Thursday night. There will be storylines to monitor, new players to watch, and highlights everywhere you go. It will be glorious. To celebrate, we..." September 04

  • Survey: 15% of American adults to bet on NFL

    ESPN "The sports betting landscape is evolving rapidly, but one thing remains the same -- American bettors love the NFL. According to survey results released Wednesday by the American Gaming Association (AGA), 38 million Americans --15% of the adult population -- plan to bet on the NFL this..." September 04

  • Matt Nagy Reveals Bears TE Trey Burton is Questionable for Week 1 vs Packers With Groin Injury

    12 Up "We're only two days away from the start of the NFL regular season, but injuries continue to ravage many teams' depth charts, and it's no different for the Chicago Bears. Starting TE Trey Burton is listed as questionable for Thursday's primetime Week 1 matchup against..." September 03

  • Khalil Mack has NSFW take on how excited he is for Week 1 game vs Packers

    The Sports Daily "Bears All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack is an otherworldly type of player, and he wreaked havoc on the Packers both times the two divisional foes squared off last season. And he’s apparently ready to do that again. Mack and the Bears have the huge honor of opening the..." September 03

  • The 6 most fireable NFL coaches heading into the 2019 season

    SB Nation "There are 32 men currently employed as NFL head coaches. Not all 32 will still be employed by their teams when the 2019 season ends. Several coaches are fighting to keep their jobs this season, as a confluence of weak resumes and underwhelming rosters will create some sought-after job..." September 03

  • Top 10 Worst NFL Fan Bases

    The Big Lead "What makes a fan base good or bad? Loyalty? Attendance? Reputation? Social media presence? Celebrity faces? Can you celebrate a group of people who walk away from a bad owner and a perennial loser? Or do you criticize them for not sticking with their team? Do you dislike the way fans act when..." September 03

  • 5 2019 NFL Draft Picks Who Already Look Like Disasters

    12 Up "Now that the 2019 preseason is officially in the rear view mirror, it's become instantly clear that some rookies have established themselves as a bona fide studs. Some, however, either need a lot more seasoning before they emerge as starts or are showing some worrying signs that..." September 03

  • 10 burning questions heading into 2019 NFL season

    Sportsnaut "Every team has a myriad of questions it must answer heading into the 2019 NFL season, but some of them stand out as particularly important. That’s what we’re looking at here. The spring and summer months leading up to Week 1 have led to some crazy developments around the..." September 03