Bears cut 17 players

The Chicago Bears have waived 17 players, including TE Fendi Onobun and RB Armando Allen. The full list of cuts is below.
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Curtis Brinkley Lands in Chicago

Newly signed running back Curtis Brinkley will have a chance to win the No. 3 spot behind Matt Forte and Michael Bush.Fantasy Spin:Brinkley will have to beat out Armando Allen, but Allen is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury. Brinkley did nothing in his opportunities with the Chargers over the past two seasons to make any fantasy contribution likely unless the Bears'...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

RB Curtis Brinkley to Bears, Pending Physical

According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Chicago Bears will sign free agent running back Curtis Brinkley Monday afternoon, pending a passed physical. Brinkley, 27, was released by the Chargers at the end of last season. He did have some upside as a backup to Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert a couple of seasons ago, but now is clearly expendable. The criticism of Brinkley is...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Allen vs. Ford at OTAs

We take an in-depth look at the competition for the Chicago Bears' third running back position, featuring third-year player Armando Allen and undrafted rookie Michael Ford.
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears' Allen pulling for his Irish

Armando Allen, a Notre Dame graduate, is the only Chicago Bears player to play for either team in the BCS Championship game. We sat down with Allen to get his thoughts on tonight’s game.
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears injury report: Pettigrew doubtful for season finale

Brandon Pettigrew made his return to practice this week for the Lions but remains doubtful for the season finale Sunday as the Lions tight end continues to deal with an ankle injury. Meanwhile the Lions continue to have problems with injuries on the defensive line as tackle Sammie Hill (toe) was not a participant at all in Allen Park throughout the week and is out for today’s game...
Via The Majors Detroit
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Allen making strides in second season

Chicago Bears running back Armando Allen, the team’s third running back, is carving out a niche on offense, while also serving a large role on special teams.
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears shelve Booker, promote Allen

On the eve of Sunday’s regular season opener against the Indianapolis Colts, the Chicago Bears made a series of roster moves. The Bears placed injured running back Lorenzo Booker on injured reserve. The veteran running back had won a roster spot with his play during the preseason, but suffered an apparent concussion during the exhibition finale at Cleveland. Armando Allen [...]
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears release Booker, Trahan, add Allen

The Chicago Bears elevated running back Armando Allen from the practice squad to the active roster, waived linebacker Patrick Trahan and terminated the contract of vested veteran running back Lorenzo Booker, the team announced Saturday. Allen played in two games for the Bears last year with 15 carries for 48 yards. He spent the rest of the season on the practice squad.Trahan appeared...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Turk visits Bears

The Chicago Bears got down to the 53-man roster limit Friday, releasing, among others, quarterback Josh McCown and running back Armando Allen. It was a bitter pill to swallow for both, who came off outstanding efforts in Thursday’s preseason finale against Cleveland. Circumstances worked against both, with the Bears preferring to carry two quarterbacks and investing a lot of money into [...]
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears reserves shine in preseason finale

Third-string quarterback Josh McCown threw for two touchdowns and backup running backs Armando Allen and Lorenzo Booker combined for 164 yards as the Chicago Bears wrapped up the preseason with a 28-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns Thursday night. For the what it’s worth category, the Bears finished the preseason 3-1, and are now 19-18 in exhibition play during Lovie [...]
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Roster spots up for grabs in preseason finale

With the 53 man roster cut down looming for the Chicago Bears , let’s take a look at the competition for the final roster spots. First up, let’s look at the offense: -Armando Allen vs. Lorenzo Booker,  third RB: Booker could turn out to be a reclamation project. He returned a kick 105 yards for a touchdown in the game [...]
Via Bears Claws
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Down to the wire: Allen vs. Booker

Only a few Bears roster spots are still available and one of those is the team’s third running back. Armando Allen and Lorenzo Booker each has an opportunity tomorrow to claim that position.
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears part ways with RB Bell

The Chicago Bears released veteran running back Kahlil Bell Thursday evening, after Bell refused to take a pay cut. The Bears reportedly wanted Bell to reduce his salary from $1.2 million to between $500-$700,000. Entrenched in a battle for the third-string RB job with Armando Allen, Bell had an uneven training camp performance, and his penchant for fumbles surely impacted [...]
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears waive Kahlil Bell

The Bears announced they have released running back Kahlil Bell after three seasons with the team. The move opens the door for Armando Allen or Lorenzo Booker to claim the No. 3 RB position.
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

What to expect on offense in the preseason opener

The Chicago Bears open up their preseason schedule against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night, and they introduce a brand-new offense in the process. Bears fans will get a brief look at the new offense led by Jay Cutler, who will be throwing to Brandon Marshall for the first time since the two played together with Denver. While the duos appearance figures to be brief, there...
Via Midway Illustrated
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears smallest RB its most impressive

Second-year ball carrier Armando Allen has stood out during Bears training camp and is neck and neck with Kahlil Bell for the team’s final RB spot. Bear Report goes 1-on-1 with Allen.
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears camp notes: Armando Allen a sleeper to keep an eye on

Kahlil Bell played well for the Chicago Bears last year, and Armando Allen played in two games for the Bears.  Where Bell comes up short is holding on to the football and it puts him squarely on the hot seat. Allen on the other hand is a dynamic player who is definitely pushing Bell for the third string RB spot.  Allen was mentioned by Mike Tice during the OTAs and mini-camp and...
Via Midway Illustrated
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears training camp notes: Day Four Wrap

The Bears wrapped up their second day in pads and fourth practice overall in Bourbannais on Sunday afternoon in front of another enthusiastic crowd. Julius Peppers participated in individual drills but received a veteran's day off during seven on seven and 11 on 11 action. On the day the offense did not execute very well in the passing game but there seemed to be a strong emphasis...
Via Midway Illustrated
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Battle For No. 3 RB

Towards the end of the 2011 season Bears fans got a very good look at running backs Kahlil Bell and Armando Allen. Bell had been wearing the blue & orange since 2009. He was signed to the Bears primarily as a special teamer when Garrett Wolfe went on the injured list. His flashes of brilliance that year were good enough to keep him on board for 2010 and he managed to work his...
Via Football Nation
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears camp competition: Bell vs. Allen

Bears RB Armando Allen is making a strong push for a roster spot, which should keep Kahlil Bell motivated during training camp. We dissect the upcoming battle for Chicago’s third RB position.
July 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Packers (12.25.11)

Josh McCown had a nice performance against the Packers but the Bears defense couldn't live up to its responsibilities. I can’t figure out what made me more sick Sunday evening; the excessive platefuls of food I ate or the Packers embarrassing the Bears in a prime time game in front of a national audience. It was probably the food, though, considering I expected a non-competitive...
Via Bears Beat
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Have the Green Bay Packers given the NFL the blueprint to defeat them?

The Green Bay Packers were able to secure homefield throughout the NFC playoffs after a 35-21 win over the Chicago Bears last night, but have they given the NFL a blueprint for defeating them in the playoffs? In the last two weeks, the Packers have not looked as invincible as they looked earlier on in the regular season. The Kansas City Chiefs were able to defeat the Packers...
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers 35, Chicago Bears 21

The Bears were down 35-10 early in the 4th quarter before showing signs of life.  But it was far too little and far too late.  Josh McCown looked a lot better than Caleb Hanie last night…..but that’s not saying a whole lot.  McCown completed 19 of 28 passes for 242 yards with 1 TD pass and 2 INTs.  He also carried the ball 8 times for 38 yards (4.8 ypc).  Kahlil Bell was...
Via Bears Locker
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Kahlil Bell, rookie Armando Allen have their moments

GREEN BAY, Wis. — If the Bears had replaced Jay Cutler as well as they replaced Matt Forte, they’d be in a lot better shape. While Cutler’s absence has been debilitating, the loss of Forte has much easier to sustain. Marion Barber rushed for 108 yards against the Broncos on Dec. 11 in Denver....
Via Inside the Bears
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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