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Bears hope Jared Allen can make a ‘big jump’ in 2015

Chicago Bears coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace finally got the chance to meet one of the team’s highest paid players, Jared Allen, in Arizona during the annual meeting. Allen received his $11.5 million guaranteed roster bonus for the 2015 season earlier this month. “It was good to touch base and share some ideas,” Fox said, per the Chicago Sun Times. “He...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler will compete to be Bears No. 1 QB

Jay Cutler will enter the Chicago Bears’ 2015 training camp competing with Jimmy Clausen and David Fales for the starting job. “It’s all an open competition,” Bears coach John Fox said Wednesday at the NFL owners meeting, per CSNChicago.com. “Obviously you’ve got to start somewhere and my experience in football, really in anything, it’s not where you start a competition...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex Chicago Bear Bashes Former Coaching Staff

One of Phil Emery’s first free agent signings in 2012 was running back Michael Bush. After four years with the Oakland Raiders, Bush signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bears worth $14 million, $7 million guaranteed.  In four seasons with Oakland, he rushed for 2,642 yards and 21 touchdowns. Bush was supposed to arrive in Chicago as a solid No. 2 option at running back behind Matt...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Forgotten Bears Players Who Will Emerge With New Coaching Staff

There is a lot of concern, and rightfully so that the Chicago Bears still have a ton of roster holes to fill and only so much money and draft picks to do so with.  There really isn’t much hope to cover everything in one off-season.  At least not entirely with outside talent coming in. This mean they will have to seek out possible gems already on the roster and hope a new coaching...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the Chicago Bears Offensive Depth Chart After FA Week One

Quarterback View image | gettyimages.com 1. Jay Cutler And so Jay Cutler is still here, he’s still the man in Chicago, and still will be the man in Chicago. 2. Jimmy Clausen Clausen received an extension this offseason, so it appears the Bears have plans for him behind Jay Cutler.  He does provide some insurance. 3. David Fales I’m not sure how the new regime feels...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Chicago Bears Have a Top 20 Offense in 2015?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write an offensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss teams’ current...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Whispers: Dallas Could Come After Matt Forte

The NFL landscape was turned on its head after news broke that the reigning rushing champion DeMarco Murray spurned his former team the Dallas Cowboys to sign with their hated rival Philadelphia Eagles.  It is a significant shift in the balance of power in the NFC East and has the division champs scrambling to find answers at the position. Dallas now calling around for other RBs...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears sign WR Eddie Royal, S Antrel Rolle

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Eddie Royal and free agent safety Antrel Rolle. Royal reunites with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who connected with Royal on 91 passes for 980 yards and five touchdowns as members of the Denver Broncos. Royal is coming off a solid season with 778 yards and seven touchdowns on 62...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bears adamant there is ‘absolutely zero truth’ to Jay Cutler trade rumors

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Bears expect Jay Cutler to be their quarterback for the 2015 season, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Mortensen said team sources with direct knowledge of the team’s plans were “adamant that there was “absolutely zero truth” to recent reports that Cutler was being actively shopped for a potential trade.” New Bears...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears to sign edge rusher Pernell McPhee

The Chicago Bears have agreed with coveted free agent linebacker Pernell McPhee on a five-year deal worth nearly $40 million, according to the Baltimore Sun. According to reports, the contract includes approximately $16 million in guaranteed money. McPhee, 26, ranked third on the Ravens with a career-high 7.5 sacks and had 21 quarterback hits. A fifth-round pick in 2011...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears re-sign quarterback Jimmy Clausen

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports Jimmy Clausen had only thrown nine NFL passes since 2010 when the Chicago Bears told him that he would be starting over Jay Cutler in Week 16 of the 2014 season. The Bears were fed up with the poor brand of football that Cutler had played throughout the entire season. Clausen end up throwing for 181 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears trade Brandon Marshall to Jets

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Bears have agreed to trade wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bears have agreed to trade WR Brandon Marshall to the Jets pending a physical, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2015   The trade will not become official until free agency opens Tuesday...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears inform Lance Briggs that he will not be offered a contract

The Chicago Bears have informed veteran linebacker Lance Briggs that he will not be offered a contract with the team for 2015, according to CSN Chicago. Sources confirm Lance Briggs will not be returning to the #Bears next season. #NFL — Jen Lada (@JenLada) March 5, 2015   The seven-time Pro Bowler has spent his entire 12-year career with the Bears. He will become a...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bears exploring trades for Brandon Marshall

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Bears are shopping five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall, according to the Chicago Tribune. One NFL source said the Bears are shopping Marshall with the idea of moving him. Another source said his belief is the team is taking calls in regard to Marshall. Trades cannot be finalized until 3 p.m. Tuesday. The key date to keep...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Scenarios If Bears Mimic LeSean McCoy Trade

The Philadelphia Eagles sent waves through the NFL when they completed a rather rare type of trade by flipping Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy in exchange for Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso.  It’s a deal that tends to serve both teams in specific ways.  Philadelphia gets salary cap space by removing McCoy’s contract from the books along with a young upside player with...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears must target Landon Collins

The Chicago Bears made some huge changes to their coaching staff this offseason, hiring John Fox, Adam Gase, and Vic Fangio. Fangio was the mastermind behind the San Francisco 49ers’ defense over the past few seasons and is a huge upgrade over what Chicago had last season. That being said, there are some major needs this offseason on the defensive side of the football. Chicago...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Bears coaches rip Jay Cutler, anonymously

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Bears new head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace remain uncommitted to Jay Cutler as the team’s starting quarterback for 2015. If Cutler is on the Bears’ roster on March 12, $10 million of his 2016 salary is guaranteed. The reason the new Bears staff remains uncommitted could be because at least 10 former Bears staffers from...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Fans Split On Reggie Bush

The Detroit Lions recently released former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush, even though the trophy got taken away from him he still has a lot of talent. In his nine NFL seasons, he never made a Pro Bowl but has showed an incredibly amount of speed and elusiveness when he touches the ball. Some career stats on Bush: 4.3 yards per carry 466 career receptions 53 touchdowns Last season...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: The best of Matt Forte’s 2014 season with the Chicago Bears in five minutes

The idea that the Chicago Bears would not keep running back Matt Forte around long term is pure insanity to me. And yet it sounds like Forte isn’t sure if Ryan Pace and John Fox want him around. Madness… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up as the offseason commences QB Rankings: Rating today’s starters from 1-32 if they were all free agents If you need...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Forte wants to stick with the Chicago Bears but is unsure if they want the same

It seems that there is a whole lot of uncertainty in the Chicago Bears locker room these days. Star wide receiver Brandon Marshall says he’s not sure what the new front office wants to do with him, and it looks like running back Matt Forte feels the same… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: How to improve the NFL Scouting Combine Draft Preview: The top 10 tight ends available in 2015...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Exploring Trade Options For Matt Forte? Rumors Indicate Yes

Brad Biggs, Bears beat reporter for the Chicago Tribune, recently wrote an article entitled “Does it make sense to trade Matt Forte?,” and the answer is yes. Recent rumors flying around indicate that the near 30 year-old running back could get dealt if the right package comes along. Sports Mockery saw the writing on the wall and pointed out eight clear reasons why trading Forte...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

John Fox says he’s still evaluating Jay Cutler

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Bears new head coach John Fox spoke about his current starting quarterback on Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “We’re not up against a deadline,” Fox said Wednesday when asked at the NFL Scouting Combine if the Bears will move forward with Cutlervia the Chicago Sun Times. “My experiences has always been to be still, gather the...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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