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John Fox says Jay Cutler the starter but declares job an ‘an open competition’

New Chicago Bears head coach John Fox arguably was talking out of both sides of his mouth when he said Jay Cutler is the team’s presumptive starting quarterback but then said the job will be decided by “an open competition.” Fox made the comments regarding the Bears’ quarterback position on Wednesday while speaking with reporters...Read More The post John Fox says Jay Cutler...
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John Fox says there will be an 'open competition' at quarterback position

New Chicago Bears coach John Fox said that the quarterback position would be 'an open competition' with quarterback Jay Cutler having to compete for the starting job against Jimmy Clausen. “I would say logically if you are looking at the depth chart and you are asking me for it two weeks before we can really get anything going, I’d say  be [Cutler would be] first on the...
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Chicago Bears Insist Clausen Can Beat Out Cutler, No Joke

Ryan Pace put to bed the trade rumors and said that quarterback Jay Cutler is the starter moving forward for the Chicago Bears.  Given the state of his contract and a limited number of options who might take it, that really wasn’t a big surprise. No, the surprise came when head coach John Fox clarified the situation by stating Cutler is #1 on his preliminary depth chart but by...
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Did Chicago Bears head coach John Fox really call wide receiver Alshon Jeffery fat?

The Chicago Bears have a whole lot riding on wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, now that Brandon Marshall is out of the picture and Jeffery looks to be the new number one. New head coach John Fox wants to make sure that they use Jeffery as well as possible, which is why he wants him to shed a few pounds… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be...
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Chicago Bears convinced Jay Cutler is the right QB

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports There have been quite a few rumors surrounding the Chicago Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler this offseason, but the two sides met without Cutler’s agent about whether or not he was the right guy for them. Chicago came away convinced that Cutler was the right quarterback for them, and they are all-in with him. Jay Cutler met with #Bears personnel...
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Chicago Bears Sign Controversial Defensive End Ray McDonald.

After several off the field transgressions involving alleged sexual assault, alleged domestic violence, and driving under the influence (DUI), Ray McDonald, the San Francisco 49er's former sack specialist, has found a new team.The Chicago Bears have reportedly inked the dynamic defensive end to a one-year "prove yourself" deal.  In the wake of the infamous Ray Rice elevator video...
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Chicago Bears Fans Apparently Hate Lance Briggs

After 12 seasons and seven Pro Bowls, you’d think Chicago Bears fans would adore Lance Briggs but that’s not the case. A recent rumor indicates that the San Francisco 49ers are interested in signing the veteran, and Chicago fans think they’re idiots. Why you ask? Here’s some tweets that tell the story: @670TheScore Are they converting him to DT? #Bears — Brian Boland ...
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Bears sign LB Mason Foster to one-year deal, expected to sign ex-49ers DT Ray McDonald

According to Jen Lada of CSN Chicago, the Bears have signed linebacker Mason Foster to a one-year deal and reached an agreement to sign former 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald. Foster, 26, was a four-year starter for the Bucs, but is coming off an injury-marred 2014.  In his four seasons with the Buccaneers, he totaled 343 total tackles, six sacks, 12 passes defensed, three...
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John Fox Is A Shea McClellin Fan

Considering the disaster known as “The Trestman-Emery Era in Chicago,” Shea McClellin may never be thought of as first round talent no matter what happens moving forward. That being said, there’s still hope for the young buck – one more year of hope. McClellin is set to become a unrestricted free agent in 2016, leaving him one season with the new regime to finally prove...
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Bears to sign free-agent lineman McDonald

The Chicago Bears will sign Ray McDonald to a contract, a source said Tuesday. Terms of the agreement are unknown at this time.
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Chicago Bears to sign DE Ray McDonald

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Bears will sign free agent defensive end Ray McDonald to a contract, reports ESPN. McDonald was released by the San Francisco 49ers in December, citing a “pattern of poor decision-making.”  He was accused of sexual assault in December but was never charged. McDonald has sued the woman who has accused him of assaulting her...
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The Chicago Bears roll the dice by signing troubled free agent defensive lineman

It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears are eager to add some depth to their defensive line, but I have a feeling this signing might come back to haunt them… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32 Five Things: The biggest losers in free agency According to a report by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Bears are signing former...
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Bears agree to terms with former second round pick DE Jarvis Jenkins to a one-year deal

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have signed defensive end Jarvis Jenkins to a one-year deal. Jenkins, the 41st overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Redskins, made 33 starts for Washington recording two sacks. #Bears have agreed to terms with DE Jarvis Jenkins on a 1-year contract. It will be official after he passes his physical later today. — Brad...
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Chicago Bears to sign defensive end Jarvis Jenkins to one-year deal

The defensive rebuild continues for the Chicago Bears. #Bears have agreed to terms with DE Jarvis Jenkins on a 1-year contract. It will be official after he passes his physical later today. — Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 24, 2015 The Bears are also in play for free-agent linebacker Mason Foster, with whom Jenkins has been exchanging messages via Twitter. Such as it is in today’s...
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Report: 49ers Considering LBs Lance Briggs, Mason Foster, & Erin Henderson

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers are considering the idea of possibly signing long-time Bears LB Lance Briggs to a contract. Briggs is reportedly instead in playing for the 49ers, which probably isn’t surprising given the limited amount of interest he’s generated in recent weeks. According to Barrows, the 49ers are ... The post Report: 49ers Considering...
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Bears take methodical approach to free agency

Entering the third full week of NFL free agency, it’s apparent the Chicago Bears are selective and picky buyers, bucking the league wide trend of spending lavishly to add talent to the roster. New Bears General Manager Ryan Pace’s lone luxury purchase in the annual shopping spree was former Baltimore OLB Pernell McPhee. McPhee, though a situational pass rusher for the [...]
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Martellus Bennett: The Bears Unsung Hero

The past year was a roller coaster ride for the Chicago Bears. At the top of the season were the receiving corps that included receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Even running back Matt Forte had an incredible year catching 102 passes. In the shadow though sat big tight end Martellus Bennett. Bennett, in his second year with the Bears, came up big catching 90 passes and...
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Chicago Bears Smart to Sign Antrel Rolle

The Chicago Bears made a splash as free agency opened up by signing outside linebacker Pernell McPhee. McPhee was considered a top free agent target by multiple teams around the league and will definitely have a big role trying to turn around one of the worst defenses from last year. But another defensive signing could be just as important in fixing the Bears defense.The Bears decided...
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Five sleeper candidates in the first round of the NFL Draft for the Chicago Bears

With the Seventh Pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected Vic Beasley… Shane Ray…Marcus Mariota..Amari Cooper…Randy Gregory…Danny Shelton…you get the picture. As the NFL draft nears, the same names have been projected to the Bears, but it almost certainly won’t be one of those names that they end up taking… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes...
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Antrel Rolle is a Serious Upgrade to Bears’ Secondary

The Chicago Bears signed safety Antrel Rolle to a three-year, $11.25 million deal last week. The Bears not only signed a great safety but also someone who will provide some veteran leadership in new head coach John Fox’s locker room.Although the 32-year-old is most likely past his prime and doesn’t provide a long-term answer to the safety position the Bears haven’t seen since...
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Santonio Holmes is Baffled that he is not with an NFL Team

All remains quiet on the Santonio Holmes front. As other receivers are being signed up by new teams, the former Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick has not drawn any interest on the open market. The former Super Bowl MVP had this to say in an interview with Sports Illustrated this week. It baffles me a little to know that I’m not a part of any organization. It is a gift and a...
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Antrel Rolle: Email from Orbitz was sign to pick the Bears

Antrel Rolle was looking for a little guidance as he tried to decide his free agent destination. The veteran safety agreed to a 3-year, $11.25 million contract with the Bears this week, and he said on the radio Friday that a random email from Orbitz helped him choose Chicago. Rolle spoke with “Joe & Evan”...Read More
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Bears GM confirms decision to stick with Jay Cutler at QB

There have been many conflicting reports over the past several weeks that the Chicago Bears might move on from quarterback Jay Cutler. However, the Bears have just confirmed they plan to stick with Cutler as the team’s starter moving forward. Ryan Pace on Cutler: "We've made that decision. We're moving forward with Jay Cutler as our starting quarterback." — Michael C. Wright...
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Bears, Jay Cutler can still part ways

Despite the lessons of last year's disappointing performances on the field, the Chicago Bears and new head coach John Fox remain captive to quarterback Jay Cutler's lucrative binding contract.  The best-case scenario for any new staff is flexibility, and this has to be one of the least flexible situations in professional football.  Under the terms of Cutler's deal, he's scheduled...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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