Posted April 17, 2012 on
The NFL today released the official 2012 schedule for all 32 teams. The Chicago Bears will begin the season against the Indianapolis Colts, and will play five prime time games.

Report: Bears will draft Michael Brockers if he’s available

According to Tony Pauline of, the Chicago Bears will draft LSU defensive lineman Michael Brockers is available is when they’re picking at 19, they’ll take him. If he’s not available they’ll likely go with Whitney Mercilus of Illinois. There’s a good chance that Brockers could end up falling to the Bears at 19 and if that’s the case they’d clearly...

Report: Matt Forte wants Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson money

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is looking for a contract that will be very similar to what Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson received from their respective teams. The Bears on the other hand only want to pay Forte as if he’s just an average running back. I really don’t see how Forte sticks around in Chicago–it’s been obvious...

Draft Needs: Chicago Bears

Matt Peterson tracks the offseason needs of every team in the league. Today’s franchise, the Chicago Bears [full archive here]. Season Recap: The Bears started the season 7-3, but injuries to Jay Cutler and Matt Forte lead to an 8-8 finish. Chicago addressed their depth problems by signing Jason Campbell and Michael Bush, and traded for Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall; reuniting...

Alshon Jeffery will visit the Bears

According to Jeff Dickerson of, South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will visit the Chicago Bears. The Bears have been looking for a number one target for quarterback Jay Cutler for a few years now and Jeffery might be the guy they’re looking for.  He certainly has the size to get the job done, but in the NFL it all comes down to getting separation from...

Bears add o-line depth

Continuing to shore up a problem area, the Chicago Bears signed former San Francisco guard Chilo Rachal to a one year deal on Wednesday. Rachal, a second round pick of the 49′ers in the 2008 draft from USC, will battle a host of Bears holdovers for playing time. General Manager Phil Emery continues to show an aggressive approach in creating [...]

Bears sign guard Chilo Rachal

The Chicago Bears have signed free agent guard Chilo Rachal, according to a tweet by Ian Rapoport earlier today. Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2008 NFL draft by San Francisco, Rachal has spent his entire career with the 49ers until now. He participated in 55 out of a possible 64 games, starting in 38 of them. The Bears are actively trying to shore up an offensive life that gave...

No Forte, but offseason workout program begins

The Chicago Bears began their offseason workout program Monday at Halas Hall in preparation for the upcoming 2012 season, minus a very important player. Matt Forte, who has been franchised tagged by the club but is not under contract nor obligated to attend, was noticeably absent. The first weeks of the offseason program normally consist of heavy weight-room and conditioning work [...]

Chicago Bears get three Monday Night games on their schedule

If you want to pick the Chicago Bears to lose a game, take a Monday Night Football road game in December. Forget the myth about “Bear Weather,” Chicago is just not very good in the late season when it’s cold, and pretty awful on Monday night- usually. Only one of their three MNFers is late in the year however, Nov. 19th at San Francisco. (Cue the memories of the 1984 and 1988...

Bears will host WR Alshon Jeffery

Former South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will visit the Chicago Bears at Halas Hall this week. He’s a potential first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
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