Browns Stumble Through Preseason Finale

The Browns preseason finale with the Bears was clearly a chance for Browns coach Mike Pettine and Bears coach John Fox to see who will fill out the bottom of the roster.  No Josh McCown. No Johnny Manziel. No offense. The Bears backups beat the Browns backups 24-0. Cleveland finishes the preseason (1-3). 20 of […] The post Browns Stumble Through Preseason Finale appeared first on Browns Beat.
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Fales throws for 2 TDs, Bears beat Browns 24-0

CHICAGO (AP) David Fales made his case to be Chicago's third-string quarterback, throwing two touchdown passes, and the Bears closed out the preseason with a 24-0 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. The Bears (3-1) head into their first season under coach John Fox with some big holes and a long list of injuries, particularly at receiver. Fales completed 14 of 18...
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John Fox unsure if WR Alshon Jeffery will be ready for start of regular season

Chicago Bears coach John Fox was posed the question of wide receiver Alshon Jeffery’s chances of playing in the season opener against the Packers. Jeffery’s lack of time in training camp and preseason seems to has caused a setback in conditioning and put at risk his availability to start the season. "As I’ve mentioned a lot of times, I’d prefer they’re out here,"...
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Report: Texans deal 'Hard Knocks' star Khari Lee to Bears

Time for Khari Lee to start brushing up on his John Fox impression.On Wednesday, the Houston Texans traded the tight end to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 2017 sixth-round draft choice. The deal was reported by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.Lee, an undrafted rookie from Bowie State, had five catches for 71 yards through Houston's first three preseason games.He's perhaps...
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John Fox remains tight-lipped on Alshon Jeffery's injury status

Chicago Bears Alshon Jeffery still isn't practicing as a he recovers from a calf injury. Jeffery's absence has been longer than expected, but Bears head coach John Fox is reluctant to provide an update on his star receiver's status, according to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. Jeffery was originally expected to miss just a week of practice, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reported, yet...
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John Fox adds to his collection of former Broncos in Chicago

Just call John Fox's new team the "Chicago Broncos."That's essentially what the former Denver head coach is building now that he's in charge of the Bears. His latest add? Former backup QB Zac Dysert, fresh off the Broncos' chopping block. joins Eddie Royal, Jay Cutler, Will Montgomery, and Tracy Porter as former Broncos who now...
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Wednesday web roundup: Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears' Kyle Long says he doesn't have a preference between guard, tackle LAKE FOREST – One day after coach John Fox said the Bears are considering moving Kyle Long to right tackle, where both Jordan Mills and Charles Leno Jr ... Bears sign QB Dysert and TE inclair The Chicago Bears have signed recently waived quarterback Dysert, formerly of Denver ... Bears cranky...
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John Fox and company love them some former Broncos

Former Denver Broncos head coach John Fox just can’t stay away from some of his old players. Will Montgomery, Tracy Porter and Eddie Royal all jumped at the chance to sign with Foxy and the Bears this offseason after spending time together in Denver part of the last few years. Now the ol’ football coach and his partner in crime, Adam Gase, have brought in another guy they both...
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Four positions the Chicago Bears need to address to avoid a disastrous season

With only one preseason game left before the 2015 campaign kicks off, the Chicago Bears look like they’re on the verge of a dismal season. New head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace inherited an absolute mess from the previous regime and it’s going to take some time for them to turn the ship around. There are a lot of question marks on the roster but there are four...
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Bears secondary gets overhaul as preseason winds down

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears knew they would have a new defensive scheme when they open the season against Green Bay in two weeks. Now they will have an entirely new secondary, too. After deciding to cut cornerback Tim Jennings and put safety Ryan Mundy on season-ending injured reserve Sunday due to a hip injury, the Bears were left with free agent acquisition Alan Ball...
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Three lessons from the Bears’ embarrassing loss to the Bengals

It may only be preseason but losing like the Chicago Bears did to the Cincinnati Bengals last night is never a good sign. Here are three things we learned from the 21-10 loss… 1. Pass protection will be a problem this year You can’t ignore it anymore, the #Bears have an offensive line problem. My column from Cincinnati: — Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) August...
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John Fox on Bears defense: 'I don’t think we improved'

Chicago Bears coach John Fox was straight to the point when talking about the team's defense and the regression from a week ago. Last week the unit did a good job at harassing Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, but the group did not perform as well in preseason game number three, giving up 21 points and 210 yards in the first two quarters. “I don’t think we improved,” Fox...
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Eddie Royal injury leaves Bears without top four wide receivers

The Chicago Bears aren't just hurting at wide receiver -- they're in agony.On Wednesday, Bears head coach John Fox announced that Eddie Royal is dealing with a hip injury. Fox said Royal will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis, according to Zach Zaidman of the Bears Radio Network.With Royal sidelined, the Bears are now without their top four wide receivers.Alshon Jeffery, who's expected...
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Bears OC Adam Gase opens up about NFL coaching career (VIDEO)

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase didn't take a traditional path to the NFL sidelines. He didn't play football professionally, nor did he play the game in college. His career began as a graduate assistant at LSU in 2000, and he has spent the last 15 years climbing the coaching ladder.Heavily influenced by Mike Martz from their time together in Detroit and San Francisco...
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Alshon Jeffery is 'day to day,' status unclear for Saturday's game

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been dealing with a strained calf muscle for two weeks. On Monday, head coach John Fox was unable to provide a meaningful update on the fourth-year pass-catcher's injury status. Fox said that Jeffery is still listed as "day to day," according to Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times.Jeffery's absence is magnified by two facts: He...
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Fox says Bears showing progress

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox knows his new club isn’t where they need to be. But after a 23-11 preseason win over a top AFC contender in Indianapolis, Fox says the Bears are moving in the right direction.“I thought we made progress tonight in really all phases, by no means have we arrived. If we can keep that mindset, I think we’ll [...]
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John Fox says former first round pick LB Shea McClellin is 'getting better every day'

Chicago Bears coach John Fox took the time to talked about linebacker Shea McClellin and his move from defensive end to inside linebacker. He was drafted in the first round (19th overall) of the 2012, but hasn't been able to carve a role out on defense; however, his move to inside linebacker could be one that works out. “I thought he did well [against Miami],” Fox said...
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Can John Fox End the Struggles of the Chicago Bears

CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 13: Head coach John Fox of the Chicago Bears watches as his team takes on the Miami Dolphins during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Chicago Bears have seemed to improve a lot this offseason since hiring John Fox as their new head coach. While there are still a number of...
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Colts, Bears open to holding joint practices again next year

The Indianapolis Colts wrapped up two days of joint practices with the Chicago Bears on Thursday with an eye doing it again next year.  While some of the other joint workouts held around the NFL this summer have seen sporadic brawls between teams, both Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and Bears head coach John Fox said their experience was enough of a positive that they'd like to continue...
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Bears' Charles Leno practices with starters at right tackle

The Chicago Bears are still experimenting with their starting offensive line.On Thursday, Charles Leno saw first-team reps over Jordan Mills at right tackle, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Mills worked with the second team before leaving practice early with what Bears head coach John Fox said was a calf injury.The Bears selected Leno in the seventh round of last...
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Chicago Bears Learning from Practicing Against Colts

John Fox is familiar with the Indianapolis Colts from the last four seasons with the Denver Broncos. Especially last season when Fox and his Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs by the Colts. Fox is now in charge of the Chicago Bears, but is was similar results as the two teams have been scrimmaging against each other the past two days at the Colts facility. Practicing against...
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Chicago Bears game-by-game predictions

After a disappointing 2014-15 season, the Chicago Bears look to improve with a new head coach at the helm. John Fox is accustomed to turning around teams in his first season with a new team. In his first season with the Panthers, Fox improved the team from one win to seven. In his first season with the Broncos, Fox improved the team from four wins to eight. However, I’m not optimistic...
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John Fox hopes practices with Colts are 'competitive' and 'civil'

The Chicago Bears landed in Indianapolis a few days early for their preseason matchup with the Colts, as the two teams will hold joint practices before going head-to-head in the exhibition. Bears head coach John Fox says it can be helpful to practice with another team, according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson, but he's also aware of the skirmishes joint practices sometimes create. Earlier...
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Tuesday web roundup: Chicago Bears

Do Bears plan on signing a receiver? ... game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of email questions from fans on ... Matt Forte: When it comes to my contract, 'all I can do is play football' Why should fans trust that Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler can turn it around after ... Matt Forte: Because [new Bears offensive...
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John Fox says Bears 'have come a long way'

Chicago Bears coach John Fox believes his team has made big strides at training camp and feels the team is mentally tougher as they head deeper into the preseason. “We came a long ways. I like our bunch. We’re still learning each other. But they’ve been very open and hard working to learn what we’ve been teaching. Time will tell when we start playing real games. I thought...
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