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  • Mitchell Trubisky: Bears offense is more complex, but easier to execute than last year

    Chicago Sun-Times "Mitch Trubisky likes to do the drawing himself. When he’s alone in a Halas Hall meeting room with quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone, he’ll sketch out a play, with all 11 offensive and defensive players in proper position, and try to detail each movement to..." July 17

  • Should Bears fans worry about Roquan Smith’s contract?

    Chicago Sun-Times "Linebacker Roquan Smith wasn’t among the rookies who arrived early to Bears training camp Monday, and the clock is ticking for Smith and the Bears to finalize his contract before Thursday’s official report date. But there’s no reason for alarm yet. Smith, drafted out..." July 17

  • Roquan Smith did not report with Bears rookies to start camp

    247 Sports "The Chicago Bears are still waiting for Roquan Smith. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Smith did not report on Monday for Bears training camp along with the rest of the rookie class. Chicago's veterans report later this week on July 19. Smith remains as the..." July 16

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Bears safeties Eddie Jackson and Adrian Amos look to reach next level in 2nd year together

    Chicago Tribune "As the Bears prepare to report July 19 for training camp at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, the Tribune is taking a look at each position group. Today: safeties. Currently on roster: 6. Projected on final roster: 4-5. Roster locks: Eddie Jackson, Adrian..." July 14

  • Kyle Long says the Bears have 'taken the training wheels off' Mitchell Trubisky

    CBS Sports "After spending the beginning of his rookie season stuck behind Mike Glennon on the depth chart and the second stage of his rookie season stuck in John Fox's bland offense, second-year Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has finally been freed by new coach Matt..." July 13

  • Prince Amukamara has set a high goal for himself

    Pro Football Talk "It’s one thing to have career goals. It’s another thing to expect to surpass your entire career’s production in a single season. Via Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara was asked what he hoped to accomplish this..." July 12

  • Bears' Kyle Long 'good to go' for training camp

    Yardbarker "Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long has missed 14 total games over the past two seasons, and the three-time Pro Bowler underwent neck, shoulder and elbow surgeries this past offseason. Naturally, the 29-year-old was limited during his team’s OTAs last month. However, Long..." July 11

  • Jordan Howard vows to fix dropped passes problem

    Clutch Points "Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard has been one of the most productive rushers since coming into the league in 2016. After finishing second in the league with 1,313 rushing yards as a rookie, he had 1,122 with nine touchdowns last year-both inside the top six in the..." July 11

  • Jordan Howard on dropped passes: I’m going to fix it

    Pro Football Talk "There was a point in the offseason when there was trade chatter around Bears running back Jordan Howard, but no deal ever happened and coach Matt Nagy said that he is prepared to have Howard as the team’s featured back again this season. Nagy and others have also spent some a..." July 10

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Could Shaq Lawson be a meaningful addition to the Bears?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Shaq Lawson was the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. And since the Buffalo Bills selected him with that pick, there have been many reports stating that the team may be interested in moving on should he not show some improvement. In a recent Q&A with The Athletic, Bills GM..." July 10

  • Jay Cutler doesn’t sound interested in another broadcasting job

    Pro Football Talk "When Jay Cutler came out of retirement to play for the Dolphins last year, he walked away from a FOX broadcasting job. Now that he’s out of football again, he doesn’t sound all that interested in getting back into broadcasting. Cutler is on TV now, but as the sidekick to..." July 10

  • Trey Burton sees a ton of similarities between Bears and Eagles

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Trey Burton signed with the Bears after helping the Eagles to a Super Bowl win last February and that means moving from the top of the league to a team that finished 5-11 last year. While those are very different circumstances, Burton doesn’t feel like he’s in a..." July 09

  • Bears believed rookie James Daniels was a 'first-round player'

    Yardbarker "Looking to sport at least two Day 1 starters from this 2018 draft class, the Bears also believe they acquired two first-round-caliber talents in April. Chicago brass placed a Round 1 grade on Iowa center James Daniels, whom the Bears selected at No. 39 overall. “We had him..." July 08

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • New Bears wideout Taylor Gabriel shows off impressive agility

    NBC Sports Chicago "New Bears wideout Taylor Gabriel is due for a big 2018 season. The 27-year old Gabriel had a quiet 2017 following his breakout 2016 season that saw him score a career-high six touchdowns. But despite not being as productive last year, Gabriel's 64.7 catch percentage..." July 02

  • Akiem Hicks to Madden 19 creators: 'Fix my damn rating'

    NBC Sports Chicago "Akiem Hicks, pound for pound, might be the best player on the Chicago Bears defense. He's coming off the best season of his career and is expected to anchor the defensive line once again in 2018. Despite all the success he enjoyed in 2017, Hicks was a Pro Bowl snub (fourth..." July 01

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • Bears RB Tarik Cohen on new role with Matt Nagy’s offense

    Chicago Sun-Times "Second-year running back Tarik Cohen has already began to form an opinion on new coach Matt Nagy’s offense. He loves it. With training camp starting in Bourbonnais next month, Cohen told Jim Rose during his show on CBS Sport Network on Monday what he..." June 29

  • Bears shut out (again) in NFL Network players’ poll naming Top 100 players of 2018

    NBC Sports Chicago "No NFL season is without its snubs – Pro Bowl omissions, (insert job)-of-the-year head-scratchers, endless “rankings” of units and individuals based on some sort of logic or arcane analyses that challenge credulity. But the Bears have received a group snub for the..." June 26

  • These four Bears will be featured on 'Meet the Rookies' series

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Chicago Bears will kick off the fourth season of "Meet the Rookies" on June 25, a series that profiles four of the team's 2018 draft picks for a behind-the-scenes look at their journey to the NFL. The four-episode series will air on at 7:00 p.m from..." June 24

  • Matt Forte makes it clear he wasn't joking about wanting a job with the Bears

    Sportsnaut "Last week, former Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte took to his Twitter account letting his former team know he’s available for a job. He was responding to the news that the Denver Broncos had hired DeMarcus Ware as a pass-rushing consultant. June 20

  • Bears’ Tarik Cohen settles it once and for all, tells TMZ: ‘I’m not Jewish’

    Chicago Sun-Times "After all the gossip that circulated on the Internet over the last season, Bears running back Tarik Cohen finally settled it once and for all. “I’m not Jewish necessarily,” Cohen told TMZ, “but I do feel accepted … by the Jewish..." June 17

  • Bears bring back orange jerseys for 2018

    Pro Football Talk "The Color Rush uniforms are (generally) dead, but the Bears are opting for a rush of color in their alternate jersey. Yes, the blaze orange hunting jerseys are back. The team last wore the jerseys in 2011. They also used them in 2005 through 2009. " June 15

  • Ex-NFL QB Erik Kramer Wife Files for Divorce After Domestic Violence Arrest

    TMZ "Former Chicago Bears starting quarterback Erik Kramer's legal problems are piling up ... his wife just filed for divorce on the heels of his arrest for allegedly assaulting her. TMZ Sports has learned Cortney Baird filed for divorce from Kramer Friday in Southern California, the..." June 15

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Mitchell Trubisky prepares for his first year as the clear-cut starter

    Pro Football Talk "The NFC North has three great quarterbacks, and a fourth one who may be on his way. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky could soon join Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, and Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins as short-list franchise guys. To get..." June 13

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Akiem Hicks still expecting big things from Bears’ defense in 2018

    Chicago Sun-Times "You won’t find a more proud guy in the Bears’ locker room than Akiem Hicks. But he knows he’s in the right place at the right time. Coming off a second consecutive career year since turning down the Patriots to sign with the Bears in 2016, Hicks at 28 is looking to..." June 10

  • As Bears break for summer, they ‘feel the new energy’ of the Matt Nagy era

    Chicago Sun-Times "In March, NFL teams buy. In April, leading up to the draft, they lie. Then they spend the next two months talking about how optimistic they are. Bears fans, then, could be forgiven for raising their eyebrows every time they heard players sound downright giddy — about..." June 09

  • 'Creativity brewing' on Bears offense as backup QB Chase Daniel serves as sounding board for Mitch Trubisky

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears signed Chase Daniel to be an answer man for Mitch Trubisky. The veteran quarterback has experience in the offense coach Matt Nagy is installing and has been well-regarded at every stop he has made, including in New Orleans, where he overlapped with..." June 08

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08

  • Healthy again, Bears OLB Leonard Floyd ready for Bourbonnais — ‘I feel great’

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears’ offseason program ended with one particularly tangible evidence of good news: Outside linebacker Leonard Floyd participated fully in the last two days of the veteran minicamp and expects to be “full-go with everything” when training camp opens July 20 in..." June 08

  • OTAs and minicamps were a success for Kevin White, but what does that mean?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Matt Nagy wasn’t referring to Kevin White — or any player, specifically — when he offered up this line on Wednesday:  “We all can agree that once the pads come on, there are some guys that aren’t showing up right now that will show up, and there are..." June 07

  • Bears chairman McCaskey: Team supports NFL's national-anthem policy, but it 'isn't perfect'

    USA Today "Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey said Thursday that the team supports the NFL's new national-anthem policy while also acknowledging the issues behind the protests and applauding players' social activism. In a press conference at the team's facility,..." June 07

  • Bears use J.R. Smith's NBA Finals blunder as teaching moment for clock management

    CBS Sports "Before Matt Nagy became the new head coach of the Chicago Bears, he worked under Andy Reid in Kansas City. Before joining the Chiefs, Nagy worked under Reid in Philadelphia. By now, after spending a decade on Reid's coaching staff before branching out on his own this offseason, Nagy appears..." June 06

  • Bears Place TE Zach Miller On Reserve/PUP List

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday that they’ve officially placed TE Zach Miller on the reserve/PUP list. This means that Miller will miss the entire 2018 season, but since the Bears just re-signed him to a one-year contract, he’ll make $458,000 this..." June 05

  • Bears bring back Zach Miller, despite serious knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "The football career of Bears tight end Zach Millerlikely ended last season, when he suffered a serious knee injury against the Saints. Even thought it’s doubtful that Miller will ever play again, the Bears have brought him back for 2018. Per a source with knowledge of the..." June 04

  • Bears expect plenty from TE Trey Burton on and off the field

    Chicago Sun-Times "In Week 9 of last season, tight end Trey Burton left Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall spinning, then he scored for the Eagles. The play — a 27-yard touchdown from quarterback Carson Wentz — is an example of what Burton can provide coach Matt Nagy, who shares the same..." June 02

  • The Best Remaining NFL Free Agents

    Pro Football Rumors "The biggest names in this year’s free agent class such as Kirk Cousins, Sammy Watkins, Allen Robinson, and Trumaine Johnson have long been spoken for, but plenty of notable players remain on the board here in June. With a hat tip to James Palmer of" June 01

  • Leonard Floyd moved to 7-on-7 work this week

    Pro Football Talk "Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio spoke to reporters after Wednesday’s OTA practice and acknowledged “a little bit of question there of depth and depth quality” when it came to the team’s outside linebackers. The team hoped that they’d solved one..." May 31

  • Vic Fangio acknowledges questions at outside linebacker but believes Bears can rush the passer

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears don’t have quite the personnel they would like to rush the passer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get in the fast lane to chase opposing quarterbacks. Some have wondered how the organization could leave one of its biggest needs unfilled in a roster..." May 31

  • ‘The main guy’: What will Jordan Howard become in the Bears’ new offense?

    Chicago Sun-Times "The quarterback inside Bears coach Matt Nagy can’t be contained. His inner gunslinger must throw. So at times during practice, Nagy will fire passes to his players, with the idea that certain players need the extra attention. “He throws the ball to me..." May 31