Former Tennessee assistant Zach Azzanni talks Bears job offer, leaving behind great WR room

The news that Tennessee receivers coach and passing game coordinator Zach Azzanni was leaving the school for the Chicago Bears Wednesday morning was a surprise to many — including the coach himself. Head coach Butch Jones was quick to offer his praise and congratulations to Azzanni for his promotion to the NFL level. Now Jones is faced with the unenviable task of replacing a position...

Report: Jay Cutler said to be considering retirement

Amid rumors regarding what the Chicago Bears are going to do with Jay Cutler, reports suggest the quarterback may make speculation concerning his NFL future a moot point.NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Wednesday on “NFL Total Access” the 33-year-old Cutler may be considering retirement.“(He’s) one of several veterans who are still considering whether they want to play,...
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Chicago Bears First Round Possibilities: The Top Five

The Chicago Bears, like every other team in the NFL, are starting to put their draft boards together in attempt to figure out who they should draft.  They have needs at a variety of positions and some positions are much needier than others.  Who can help fill those needs for the Bears?  What players, in […] Chicago Bears First Round Possibilities: The Top Five - Bear Goggles...
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Bears add Azzanni, Staley, Swinton II to coaching staff

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears hired three assistants on Wednesday, bringing in Zach Azzanni as receivers coach, Brandon Staley as outside linebackers coach and Derius Swinton II as assistant special teams coach. Azzanni, who replaces Curtis Johnson, was the University of Tennessee's wide receivers coach for the last four seasons. He previously worked at Bowling Green...
Via Associated Press
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Chicago Bears hire Azzanni as receivers coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Chicago Bears have hired University of Tennessee receivers coach and passing game coordinator Zach Azzanni as their receivers coach. Tennessee announced Wednesday that Azzanni accepted the job on John Fox's staff in Chicago. Azzanni had been Tennessee's wide receivers coach for the last four seasons. He previously worked at Bowling Green (2001-06), Central...
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Report: Bears likely to cut Cutler, focus on trading for Garoppolo

The Chicago Bears would love to trade quarterback Jay Cutler this offseason, and I would like to make $1 million by the end of the week. According to one report, the former is about as likely as the latter.While the Bears have all but committed to getting rid of Cutler, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports said this week that is is a “virtual certainty” that they will not be able to...
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Bears add another assistant coach to John Fox's staff

John Fox and the Bears have added another assistant coach. Zack Azzanni is leaving the University of Tennessee to become the Bears' new receivers coach. Azzanni has
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Report: Tennessee losing assistant coach Zach Azzanni to Chicago Bears

It appears yet another assistant coach is leaving Rocky Top this offseason as receivers coach and passing game coordinator Zach Azzanni is reportedly leaving Tennessee to coach with the Chicago Bears. Austin Price of Volquest was the first to report the news. Azzanni was reportedly in consideration to take over the offensive coordinator role vacated by Mike DeBord this offseason...

Hourglass Officially Flipped: Bears Begin Moving on From Cutler

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2 days ago

Report: Bears looking to trade Jay Cutler

The Chicago Bears are finally looking to deal Jay Cutler and are seeking trade partners, according to a report.ESPNs Jeff Darlington reports the news on the Bears looking to trade Cutler. Cutler turns 34 at the end of April and is under contract through 2020, though he is owed no more guaranteed money. He has been the Bears’ quarterback since 2009, but he only played in five games...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Cardinals be targeting Jay Cutler?

The Arizona Cardinals may just be the next team to try and mold Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler into their field general.In his weekly column for  The MMQB, Peter King presented the logic for a potential Cutler-Bruce Arians hookup.“Name the counter-culture coach who likes to take shots on guys hated by lots of down-the-middle coaches and GMs, who is the biggest proponent...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears draft targets: Jonathan Allen

It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears desperately need help at the quarterback position and in the secondary, but the team’s need for a more efficient pass rush may have flown under-the-radar. This past season, the Bears top two pass rushers outside linebacker Willie Young and defensive end Akiem Hicks) combined for just 14.5 sacks, one whole sack less than the league’s leader...
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49ers may pursue Brian Hoyer, Matt Schaub

The San Francisco 49ers have been mentioned as having interest in Matt Schaub, and another quarterback potentially in the mix for them is Brian Hoyer.The Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows, who is a plugged-in 49ers reporter, hosted a Q&A earlier this week and was asked about San Francisco’s short-term plans for a QB.In his response, Barrows said he expects new head coach Kyle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears sign OL Eric Kush to 2-year contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have signed offensive lineman Eric Kush to a two-year contract. Kush made a career-high four starts and played in eight games for Chicago last season. He has appeared in 18 games with five starts for the Kansas City Chiefs (2013-14), St. Louis Rams (2015) and Bears (2016). He has also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2015) and...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Chicago Bears should sign Eric Berry

The secondary is one of the Chicago Bears biggest problems. The key to fixing it is in signing star safety Eric Berry this off-season. Berry is one of the best safeties in the league right now and there is a chance he won’t re-sign with the Kansas City Chiefs this off-season. The Bears can really use a solid, veteran safety that can improve the secondary. This past season Berry...
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Eagles expected to chase Alshon Jeffery in free agency

Despite Carson Wentz throwing for more than 3,700 yards last season, the Philadelphia Eagles’ leading receiver was a tight end.The Eagles hope to change that by possibly signing the best free-agent wide receiver on the market. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that Philadelphia is expected to “be in on” Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.The former Pro Bowl selection...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears’ Kyle Long explains funny reason he prefers Obama White House over Trump

You’ve got to love Chicago Bears’ offensive lineman Kyle Long, who’s (likely) nowhere near winning the Super Bowl with his current franchise. That doesn’t stop him from daydreaming about it on Twitter, though.More specifically, Long went on a short Twitter spree about visiting (or not visiting) the White House as a Super Bowl Champion and how if he was to win a Super Bowl...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Urlacher taking hair restoration clinic to court over use of his name and likeness

Brian Urlacher and his relatively newfound head of hair are taking a hair restoration clinic to court over the use of his likeness. In a lawsuit filed in Florida this week, Urlacher claims a hair restoration clinic used his likeness despite the former Chicago Bears linebacker never agreeing to an endorsement deal of any kind. Urlacher has an endorsement deal with Restore Hair that...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The NFLPA will tell free agents not to sign with the Bears in new bill passes in Illinois

The Chicago Bears could be on the verge of becoming the least popular free agent destination in the NFL.NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith told 670 the Score on Saturday that if the Illinois state legislature passes a bill taking away workers’ compensation benefits from former athletes over the age of 35, the union will recommend free agents avoid Chicago...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Long threw up 30 times in one night following surgery

Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long is an important part of the long-term plan for the franchise. However, this offseason is largely going to be spent rehabbing a pair of surgeries. The first actually happened during the season, after he got rolled up back in early December. It resulted in a surgery that repaired just about everything inside his ankle, per Howie Long in the...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Football Focus names Melvin Ingram as NFL’s top 2017 free agent

An underrated edge rusher from the recently relocated Los Angeles Chargers has been named the top 2017 free agent by Pro Football Focus.Outside linebacker Melvin Ingram, who produced 8.5 sacks for the Chargers in 2016, topped PFF’s list of “likely” free agents, an important designation this time of year. Not included in the list were players such as Pittsburgh Steelers running...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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