As NFL cities across the country slowly increase the number of fans allowed to attend games during the COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot isn’t ready to welcome Bears diehards back to Soldier Field just yet.
Bears coaches have been singing the praises of second-round rookie tight end Cole Kmet, who impressed during training camp, all offseason. Which was reason to believe that Kmet would factor into Chicago’s offensive plans in the season opener.
It’s been a rollercoaster of a week for Bears fans. Following a miraculous fourth-quarter comeback against the Lions — which featured 21 unanswered points in the final quarter — Allen Robinson’s frustrations with contract negotiations soon dominated headlines.
For the third time in three years, the Chicago Bears (1-0) and New York Giants (0-1) will face off against each other. For the second year in a row, they’ll square off at Soldier Field, this time in a fan-less stadium for Chicago’s home opener.
The struggles by the Bears offense last Sunday against the Lions didn’t really come as a surprise. But the struggles by the Bears defense were certainly alarming, particularly through the first three quarters.
Former Bears kicker Cody Parkey has lived to kick another day in the NFL after signing with the Cleveland Browns this week. But Parkey might not last the weekend if pregame warm-ups are any indication of what’s to come.
A Week 1 victory for the Chicago Bears might have shown running backs and tight ends could be the key in Week 2. Chicago will host the 0-1 New York Giants at Soldier Field in what will be the third meeting of the franchises in Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s tenure.
Santos, 28, has mostly been a journeyman since the fall of 2017. He last spent time with the Tennessee Titans in 2019, where he went 0-of-4 on his field-goal attempts in a 14-7 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 6.
The NFL announced the official training camp report dates for all 32 teams on Saturday. The Chicago Bears will report in full to Halas Hall on Tuesday, July 28, although rookies, quarterbacks and injured players will be able to return a few days before.
This offseason has been unlike any that NFL players have experienced. With an entirely virtual offseason, players will have to wait until training camp later this month to finally reunite on the practice field.
After a week of leaks, EA Sports has finally revealed their Madden 21 ratings, which includes roughly 74 Chicago Bears players. Outside linebacker Khalil Mack is Chicago’s highest-rated player, earning a 97 overall rating.
Heading into training camp, there aren’t many that have confidence that the Chicago Bears will be a team that will be competitive in 2020. And that’s probably for the best, considering Chicago folded under the high expectations last season.
The Chicago Bears are coming off a disappointing 2019 season that was worse than their 8-8 record indicated. With several significant injuries on defense and one of the worst offenses, the Bears didn’t live up to the hype coming off an impressive 2018 season.
Power couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez will have a group of investors that will help bid on the New York Mets. The group includes Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and 2014 NFL Offensive Player of the Year DeMarco Murray.
It’s safe to say that there aren’t many people that feel confident about the Chicago Bears heading into 2020. After an impressive 2018 season where they went 12-4, the Bears stumbled to an 8-8 finish amid a myriad of concerns, particularly on offense.
When discussing potential breakout players for the Chicago Bears, receiver Anthony Miller is someone that immediately stands out. The former second-round pick is entering his third season, and he’s determined to make this his best year yet.
One of the biggest challenges for any NFL team is to remain somewhat lucky on the injury front. It’s something that the Chicago Bears were able to do in 2018, where they didn’t suffer any significant losses long-term.
The Chicago Bears are returning four of their five starting offensive lineman this season. While the continuity on the offensive line should be beneficial, the unit is coming off a disappointing season.
On July 28, the Chicago Bears will report to training camp at Halas Hall with some uncertainty at the wide receiver position. Two years into his four-year deal, Taylor Gabriel was a cap casualty in February, creating $4.5 million in cap space with just $2 million accounting in dead cap.
Brad Spielberger from OverTheCap.com and PFF gives his prediction on whether the Bears will extend star WR Allen Robinson before the 2020 season begins, and discusses the dollar range where that contract might land.