NFL Transactions: Monday 10/12

Bears Bears placed RB Jacquizz Rodgers placed on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) Bears signed RB Antone Smith. (NFLTR) Bills Bills placed RB Cierre Wood on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) Cardinals Cardinals signed OLB Dwight Freeney. (NFLTR) Chargers Chargers waived S Adrian Phillips. (NFLTR) Colts Colts release QB Josh Johnson. (NFLTR) Colts signed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears position preview: Running backs

This will be one of a series of team previews highlighting each position group for the Chicago Bears, keep an eye on the team page for more from our isportsweb team. Check out the quarterback preview here. Running backs on the roster entering camp: Matt Forte, Jeremy Langford, Ka’Deem Carey, Jacquizz Rodgers, Daniel Thomas, Senorise Perry The Chicago Bears have a wealth of options...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Trenches: Your 2015 Chicago Bears Running Backs

A COPYCAT LEAGUE View image | gettyimages.com Since entering the league in 2008, the Chicago Bears have been blessed with stability at the starting running back position. While Matt Forte’s longevity and productivity at the position have allowed the Bears to rely on a single back, most of the NFL continues to shift to a multiple back system, in which each running back...
Via TopSportsReport
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ka'Deem Carey has confidence, professionalism in Chicago Bears RB competition

Chicago Bears running back Ka'Deem Carey is in a stiff running back competition, led by incumbent starter Matt Forte. Carey, however, is enjoying the battle behind Forte with Jeremy Langford, Daniel Thomas and Jacquizz Rodgers, according to Kevin Fishbain of Chicago Football."[The competition is] exciting," Carey told Chicago Football. "If you can get this spot here, then you know...
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Notable Chicago Bears Additions Who Might Actually Get Cut

Over the years, fans of every NFL team have come to learn that no roster spot is safe in this league.  That includes from notable free agents signed specifically to fill a single position of need.  A draft pick or undrafted player could rise out of nowhere to steal it from them, resulting in some rather surprising cuts. Make no mistake.  Not every Chicago Bears free agent they...
Via Sports Mockery
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears’ Crowded Backfield a Good Problem to Have

In a league of two-back systems and substitution packages, Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte has carried the workload over his seven-year career. Last season, Forte lined up in 92% of the team’s offensive snaps. With John Fox at the helm, Forte will line up much less than that, but which other RBs will make up the difference?Last season, the Bears depth chart had Matt Forte as the do...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Freeman makes opening bid to be Falcons' starting RB

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Devonta Freeman believes he is next in line to be the Falcons' starting running back. He has made an early statement that he won't be outworked for the job. The team released veteran Steven Jackson, the starter the last two years. Backup Jacquizz Rodgers signed with the Bears. Freeman is the leading returning rusher. On the Falcons' first day of organized...
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons select Indiana RB Tevin Coleman in 3rd round

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have taken Indiana running back Tevin Coleman in the third round of the NFL draft in an attempt to address one of the team's most glaring needs. Coleman set Indiana's record with 2,036 yards rushing in 2014. He couldn't run at the NFL combine due to a broken foot but ran the 40 in 4.39 seconds in his school's pro day. The team released...
Via AP on Fox
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons may look for running back on 2nd day of NFL draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons may try to address a glaring need at running back in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft. Running back is a priority after 2014 starter Steven Jackson was released and backup Jacquizz Rodgers signed with the Bears. The Falcons may also look for another tight end even after signing veterans Jacob Tamme and Tony Moeaki. The Falcons...
Via AP on Fox
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons All-Drafted Offense

Here is the offensive lineup for the Atlanta Falcons all-drafted team.QB- Matt RyanRB- Jacquizz RodgersRB2- Devonta FreemanWR1- Julio JonesWR2- Harry DouglasTE- Levine ToiloloRT- Jake MatthewsRG- Peter KonzC- Joe HawleyLG- Mike JohnsonLT- Sam BakerBreakdown of lineup:Choosing Matt Ryan and Julio Jones for the starting spots at their positions could be called a “no-brainer”. The...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Five Jacquizz Rodgers Plays as a Falcon

The Atlanta Falcons drafted Jacquizz Rodgers out of Oregon State in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. Rodgers would spend the next four seasons with the Falcons mainly as a third-down running back. He also spent a couple seasons as the kick returner. On March 31, the Chicago Bears signed the 5’6” running back to a one year deal.In his four seasons with the Falcons, Rodgers...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Keep Adding To Deep Linebacker Group

Ryan Pace is developing quite the reputation for finding quality young talent in low places and at cheap prices too.  Mason Foster, Jacquizz Rodgers, Jarvis Jenkins and Pernell McPhee are just some of the examples. It seems the young gun GM is at it again. #Bears sign OLB Sam Acho to a one-year deal. Has 13 sacks in four seasons, but only two in the last two years. — Matt Eurich...
Via Sports Mockery
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Add Depth at Running Back

The Chicago Bears decided to add some backfield depth after signing Jacquizz Rodgers on Tuesday afternoon. The one year deal was first reported by Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com. This signing means a few different things. First, that the Bears offense will be more of a running team under new head coach John Fox than previously with Marc Trestman. And second, the team does not...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Chicago Bears sign former Atlanta Falcons running back

Earlier today we reported that the Chicago Bears were hosting both wide receiver prospect Amari Cooper and free agent running back Jacquizz Rodgers for visits. While there’s no word yet on how it went with Cooper, the meeting with Rodgers must have gone well… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The most-annoying member of revery franchise rated from 1-32 NFL Draft: The top 10 middle...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers To A One-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears announced the signing of former Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers to a one-year contract on Tuesday. #Bears have signed RB Jacquizz Rodgers to a one-year contract. https://t.co/GGmBBclJGk — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 31, 2015 Rodgers, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2011. He payed out his four-year, $2,231,000 rookie contract ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Fast Pace: Free agent running back, top receiver prospect visit the Chicago Bears

New general manager Ryan Pace has been actively working to upgrade the Chicago Bears’ roster since taking over. In free agency he has added Alan Ball, Mason Roster, Antrel Rolle, Jarvis Jenkins and Pernell McPhee to the defense. On offense he has traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall and his sizable contract to the Jets for a draft pick as well as added Eddie Royal. Today Pace...
Via cover32
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Eyeing Jacquizz Rodgers For New RB Committee

Head coach John Fox has changes in mind for the Chicago Bears offense and big part of it is getting back to classic ground-and-pound football.  That means heavy doses of the running game and less Jay Cutler throwing interceptions. Well, that’s the hope anyway. In order to pull this transformation off though Fox knows he will need a full stocked cupboard of running backs who can...
Via Sports Mockery
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Hosting RB Jacquizz Rodgers For A Visit

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bears will host former Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers for a visit in the coming days. Rodgers, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2011. He payed out his four-year, $2,231,000 rookie contract with Atlanta that included $191,000 guaranteed and is now among the best running ... The post Bears Hosting RB Jacquizz Rodgers...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Add Four to Open Free Agency

After a weekend filled with rumors and speculation, the Atlanta Falcons opened up free agency relatively quietly compared to some other teams. But that doesn’t mean the team didn’t make steps to attempt at improving on a 6-10 2014 campaign.In total, as of this writing, the Falcons signed four players. Over the weekend, they also inked backup quarterback TJ Yates, safety Charles...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Jacquizz Rodgers Be the Next to Go in Atlanta?

The Atlanta Falcons made the move Thursday that many expected they would make when they let running back Steven Jackson go. The former Oregon State product was not the yardage machine that he was in St. Louis and cutting him freed up $3.75 million in cap space, but he may not be the only back that the Falcons say goodbye to.Don't be surprised if Jacquizz Rodgers ends up playing...
Via FatManWriting
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons look to shake up backfield

When Steven Jackson signed with the Atlanta Falcons two seasons ago, he spoke about the team being “one good running back away from the Super Bowl,” as the Falcons were coming off a 13-3 campaign. Needless to say, Jackson wasn’t the answer. After rushing for over 100 yards just once in his 27 starts while averaging a quiet 3.6 yards per carry with the Falcons, Jackson appears...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Atlanta Falcons consider a RB during free agency?

Heading into last season, the general consensus in the NFL was that running the football isn’t as important as it used to be. More and more teams were employing a running-back-by-committee approach than ever before. The day and age of the dominant, every-down back seemed to be a thing of the past. But that may be about to change, as everything in the NFL is cyclical. The production...
Via cover32 - Falcons
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Players the New Falcons Staff Will Help Most

With a (mostly) brand new coaching staff recently being hired in Atlanta, there are question marks surrounding many players on the roster.There will undoubtedly be some turnover. But as it currently sits, there are some interesting players for both head coach Dan Quinn, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator Richard Smith to play with.But more than any other...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agent Running Back Targets for the Atlanta Falcons

To say that the Atlanta Falcons struggled to run the ball in 2014 may be an understatement. No running back on the roster averaged more than 3.8 yards per carry and with an aging Steven Jackson leading a platoon backfield, it is now time to look at finding an upgrade--and a significant one at that. Jackson is still under contract through the 2015 season. But there is a more than...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Positions the Falcons Need to Address This Offseason

Coming off an embarrassing season-ending loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons are going into this offseason with more questions than answers. This team could use an upgrade at just about every position but starting quarterback and cornerback (and kicker assuming that Matt “I laugh at your freezing the kicker tactic” Bryant gets resigned). But these five positions...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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