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Khalil Mack, Allen Robinson, Akiem Hicks questionable for Sunday

Fri Oct 15 2021 19:11:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears have an especially lengthy injury report heading into their Week Six matchup with the Packers. Key players like edge rusher Khalil Mack (foot), defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (groin), and receiver Allen Robinson (ankle) are all questionable. Hicks and Robinson did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday but were both limited on Friday. Mack [more]

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Bears restructure Robert Quinn’s contract

Fri Oct 15 2021 12:40:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears were in need of cap space for the rest of this season and they found it by reworking edge rusher Robert Quinn‘s contract. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team has created over $3.5 million in cap space by converting a portion of Quinn’s base salary to a signing bonus. Quinn [more]

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Bears put Damien Williams on COVID-19 list

Thu Oct 14 2021 20:04:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are already down starting running back David Montgomery, and now they’re without Montgomery’s backup as well. Bears running back Damien Williams was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list today. It’s possible that Williams could still play on Sunday against the Packers, if he’s vaccinated and tests negative on both Friday and Saturday, but [more]

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Justin Fields: Knee will be good by Sunday

Wed Oct 13 2021 18:31:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Justin Fields briefly left last Sunday’s game, but he’s not expecting to have any trouble getting on the field against the Packers this Sunday. Fields hurt his left knee during the win over the Raiders and Andy Dalton came in to play three snaps before Fields returned for the rest of the proceedings. [more]

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Bears place Germain Ifedi, Jeremiah Attaochu on IR

Wed Oct 13 2021 17:15:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears announced a series of roster moves on Wednesday that included two player going on injured reserve. Right tackle Germain Ifedi and linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu will both miss at least three games after being placed on the list. The Bears signed running back Ryan Nall and linebacker Sam Kamara off of the practice squad [more]

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Packers adding Quinton Dunbar to practice squad

Tue Oct 12 2021 21:18:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers placed Jaire Alexander on injured reserve last week and saw Kevin King go down with a shoulder injury during Sunday’s win over the Bengals, so they’re adding a veteran corner to their practice squad. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Packers are signing Quinton Dunbar to the practice squad. Dunbar could [more]

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Report: Jeremiah Attaochu out for the season with torn pectoral

Tue Oct 12 2021 18:37:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears will be without one of their defensive depth pieces for the rest of the year. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Sunday’s victory over the Raiders and is out for the rest of the season. Attaochu signed with Chicago in the offseaosn after spending [more]

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Justin Fields: I’m always going to bring toughness to the table

Mon Oct 11 2021 11:14:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Justin Fields left Sunday’s win over the Raiders for a few snaps after hurting his knee on a tackle by Yannick Ngakoue, but returned to pilot his team to a 20-9 victory in Las Vegas. After the game, Fields said he hyperextended his knee but never considered missing more time because of the [more]

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Bears shut down Raiders

Sun Oct 10 2021 23:12:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Khalil Mack facing his former team, the Bears’ defense turned in an impressive showing and shut down the Raiders’ offense today in Las Vegas. The Bears’ 20-9 victory was keyed by the defense, with Mack having seven solo tackles and a sack. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had a difficult game, with no touchdowns, one [more]

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Damon Arnette, Trayvon Mullen won’t play Sunday

Fri Oct 08 2021 19:47:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Raiders won’t have cornerbacks Trayvon Mullen (foot) and Damon Arnette (groin) on Sunday. They were ruled out Friday, coach Jon Gruden said at his news conference. Nate Hobbs will start opposite Casey Hayward at corner. The Raiders also will have Amik Robertson, Keisean Nixon and new signee Brandon Facyson, who joined the team from [more]

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Khalil Mack questionable, Aikem Hicks doubtful for Sunday

Fri Oct 08 2021 18:46:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Khalil Mack may not have a chance to play against his old team on Sunday. But it’s more likely another defensive starter will be sidelined for the contest. The Bears have listed Mack (ribs/foot) as questionable and defensive tackle Aikem Hicks (groin) as doubtful. Mack and Hicks were both limited participants in Friday’s practice after [more]

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Josh Jacobs has a full practice Thursday

Thu Oct 07 2021 21:54:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Josh Jacobs returned to action in Week 4 after a two-game absence with an ankle injury. His 36 snaps were 63 percent of the team’s offensive plays. The running back was limited in Wednesday’s practice before being upgraded to a full participant. Jacobs has 29 touches for 97 yards and two touchdowns in two games [more]

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Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks did not practice on Thursday

Thu Oct 07 2021 21:43:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Two of Chicago’s key defensive players remained out of practice for a second consecutive day. Both edge rusher Khalil Mack (ribs/foot) and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (groin) did not participate in Thursday’s session, putting their status for Sunday’s game against Las Vegas in question. Mack, however, did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday last week [more]

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Raiders shuffling offensive line, giving Alex Leatherwood practice reps at right guard

Thu Oct 07 2021 18:29:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With famed edge rusher Khalil Mack and the rest of Chicago’s defense coming to Las Vegas for a Week Five matchup, it looks like the Raiders are making some changes along their offensive line. Las Vegas selected Alex Leatherwood with the 17th overall pick of this year’s draft with the idea that he would be [more]

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Bears name Justin Fields as starter in Week Five and beyond

Wed Oct 06 2021 17:07:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When Bears head coach Matt Nagy was asked about quarterback Andy Dalton on Monday, he said that the veteran remained the No. 1 quarterback as long as he is healthy enough to play. Dalton is set for a full practice on Wednesday, but he’s no longer the No. 1 quarterback in Chicago. Nagy told reporters [more]

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Texans to waive Anthony Miller

Wed Oct 06 2021 14:45:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans are making another move at wide receiver. Per Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790, Houston is waiving receiver Anthony Miller. The club acquired Miller at the start of training camp from Chicago in exchange for a 2022 fifth-round pick. Miller has appeared in just two games, catching four passes for 20 yards with [more]

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Jon Gruden: We’re not hitting panic button on the offensive line

Tue Oct 05 2021 22:53:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Raiders made a lot of changes to their offensive line this offseason and Monday night’s loss to the Chargers showed that the group is very much a work in progress. Quarterback Derek Carr was sacked four times and they averaged 3.8 yards per carry on the ground, so there wasn’t much success up front [more]

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Dolphins trade Jakeem Grant to Bears

Tue Oct 05 2021 14:28:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears made a move to bolster their kick return units on Tuesday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that they are sending a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Dolphins in exchange for wide receiver Jakeem Grant. Grant has had a role on offense during his six seasons with the Dolphins, but his greatest impact [more]

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Report: David Montgomery is expected to miss 4-5 weeks with knee sprain

Tue Oct 05 2021 13:52:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears running back David Montgomery had to exit Sunday’s victory over the Lions early, and it looks like he’ll be out for a while. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, Montgomery will be out for the next four to five weeks with a knee sprain. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that the injury is not [more]

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Justin Fields appreciates the calm voice of offensive coordinator Bill Lazor calling plays

Mon Oct 04 2021 18:16:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears head coach Matt Nagy handed the play calling off to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor on Sunday, and the result was an impressive performance by rookie quarterback Justin Fields in a win over the Lions. After the game, Fields said he liked hearing Lazor’s calls. Fields said that Lazor’s voice in his helmet is a [more]

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Matt Nagy: Next two days will tell us a lot on Andy Dalton

Mon Oct 04 2021 15:31:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears took their quarterback decision into the weekend before announcing that Justin Fields would start against the Lions, but word about their plans for Week Five might come a little quicker. Head coach Matt Nagy said at a Monday press conference that the next 48 hours will provide the team with information about whether [more]

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Jared Goff wonders if getting pissed off will be the answer for the Lions

Mon Oct 04 2021 13:09:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions fell to 0-4 with Sunday’s 24-14 loss to the Bears and quarterback Jared Goff thinks a change in attitude might be what the team needs to wind up with better results. Lions head coach Dan Campbell said after the game that the loss “ought to piss you off” and Goff agreed with his [more]

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Lions fear Romeo Okwara ruptured his Achilles

Sun Oct 03 2021 22:37:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions already have lost cornerback Jeff Okudah to a ruptured Achilles tendon. Now, they fear the same for pass rusher Romeo Okwara, Kyle Meinke of mlive.com reports. Okwara will get an MRI on Monday to confirm, but Achilles ruptures are easily diagnosed. That means Okwara likely misses the rest of the season. “It doesn’t [more]

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No update on David Montgomery’s knee after Bears win

Sun Oct 03 2021 21:11:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears running back David Montgomery helped the Bears to their second win of the season by scoring twice against the Lions, but he wasn’t on the field to celebrate when the game came to an end. Montgomery hurt his knee and had to leave the game early. After the game, Bears head coach Matt Nagy [more]

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Justin Fields and the Bears beat the Lions

Sun Oct 03 2021 19:59:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears started Justin Fields for the second consecutive game, but this time he looked like a completely different quarterback. After a disastrous performance in a loss to the Browns last week, Fields was solid in a 24-14 win over the Lions today. Fields completed 11 of 17 passes for 209 yards, and after getting [more]

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Bears lose Akiem Hicks to groin injury

Sun Oct 03 2021 18:41:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks has exited today’s game after suffering a groin injury. Hicks left the game early and was out without explanation for most of the first half. The Bears didn’t update his status until the start of the second half. The 31-year-old Hicks is in the final year of his contract and [more]

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Bears’ first drive yields more points, more yards than all game last week

Sun Oct 03 2021 17:14:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears’ offense was dreadful last week against the Browns. This week it looks very different. Chicago received the opening kickoff for a touchback and then proceeded to march 75 yards down the field for an opening touchdown to take a 7-0 lead against the Lions. Last week, the Bears gained just 47 total yards [more]

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Bears announce Justin Fields will start vs. Lions

Sat Oct 02 2021 23:06:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Justin Fields will start his second game in a row for the Bears on Sunday. The Bears announced on Saturday afternoon that Fields has been declared the starter. Bears head coach Matt Nagy previously indicated that he wouldn’t decide on his starter until game time, but now the Bears are calling Fields the starter and [more]

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Teams starting rookie quarterbacks are 1-11 this season

Sat Oct 02 2021 13:21:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s been an ugly start to the season for the 2021 NFL draft quarterback class. Through the Jaguars’ Thursday night loss, teams starting quarterbacks are now just 1-11 this season: Jacksonville with Trevor Lawrence is 0-4, Zach Wilson and the Jets are 0-3, Justin Fields is 0-1 starting with the Bears, Davis Mills is 0-1 [more]

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Penei Sewell: My play has not been good enough

Fri Oct 01 2021 19:00:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions first-round pick Penei Sewell was set to play right tackle after being drafted in April, but Sewell’s move was put on hold when Taylor Decker went on injured reserve with a finger injury. The Lions moved him to the left side — Sewell played there at Oregon — just before the season and opposing [more]

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Andy Dalton questionable for Sunday, Bears to decide on starting QB Sunday

Fri Oct 01 2021 18:31:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears will be taking their decision about who to start at quarterback into the weekend. Andy Dalton has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Lions due to the knee injury that sidelined him for Week Three’s loss to the Browns. Dalton was a limited participant in practice all week. Justin Fields [more]

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Andy Dalton remains limited, Justin Fields a full participant

Thu Sep 30 2021 21:26:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears still haven’t named a starter for Sunday with Justin Fields, Andy Dalton and Nick Foles all under consideration. Dalton remains the starter when healthy, Matt Nagy said Wednesday, but is Dalton healthy enough to start? Dalton remained limited at Thursday’s practice with a left knee injury. Fields was a full participant again with [more]

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Justin Fields fully participates in practice, Andy Dalton limited

Wed Sep 29 2021 21:08:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears head coach Matt Nagy said on Wednesday that Andy Dalton remains the team’s top quarterback if he’s healthy enough to play after missing last Sunday’s loss to the Browns with a knee injury. As of now, Dalton is healthier than he was last week but he’s not 100 percent. Dalton was a limited participant [more]

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Bears designate Danny Trevathan for return from IR

Wed Sep 29 2021 19:07:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears have to sort out their quarterback for this week’s game against the Lions and they’ll be working another player back into action on the other side of the ball. Linebacker Danny Trevathan has been designated to return from injured reserve. Trevathan was placed on the list due to a knee injury and will [more]

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Matt Nagy won’t say if he’ll keep calling plays, admits criticism of play calling is fair

Wed Sep 29 2021 17:18:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears’ offense was a disaster on Sunday, totaling just 47 yards in a loss to the Browns, and head coach Matt Nagy has taken most of the criticism. Unlike most head coaches, Nagy handles the offensive play calling himself, but today he acknowledged that those who say he should give up play calling may [more]

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Bears announce purchase of property in Arlington Heights

Wed Sep 29 2021 13:27:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears have bought some property. And although they’re not saying that they intend to use that property for a new stadium, that’s the clear message of the acquisition. The team and Churchill Downs Incorporated have announced that a deal was signed this week for “the entire Arlington Park land parcel in the Village of [more]

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Myles Garrett named AFC defensive player of the week

Wed Sep 29 2021 12:46:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cleveland’s defense harassed Bears quarterback Justin Fields for all four quarters in his debut, sacking the rookie nine times in his debut as a starter. Defensive end Myles Garrett was at the forefront of that performance. Now he’s been named the AFC defensive player of the week. Garrett set a franchise record with 4.5 sacks [more]

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49ers are expected to sign Buster Skrine

Tue Sep 28 2021 21:50:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With several injury concerns in the secondary, the 49ers are bringing in some help. According to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, San Francisco is expected to sign cornerback Buster Skrine. Known as a slot corner, Skrine spent his last two seasons playing for the Bears. He appeared in 12 games last season with three [more]

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Matt Nagy: Andy Dalton, Justin Fields, Nick Foles all under consideration to start this week

Mon Sep 27 2021 16:07:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears coach Matt Nagy doesn’t know yet who his starting quarterback will be on Sunday against the Lions. Nagy said today that Andy Dalton is still recovering from his knee injury, Justin Fields is shaking off a hand injury and only Nick Foles is fully healthy, so the Bears will have to see how the [more]

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Myles Garrett: We expected to see Justin Fields move out of the pocket more

Mon Sep 27 2021 13:57:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns sacked rookie quarterback Justin Fields nine times on Sunday. Making the impressive accomplishment somewhat easier was the fact that the Bears didn’t make maximum use of Fields’s ability to run away from pressure. “We thought they were gonna roll out a bit more, kind of move the pocket,” Garrett told PFT by phone [more]

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Rookie quarterbacks off to an ugly start

Mon Sep 27 2021 13:38:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This year’s draft class was supposed to be loaded with quarterback talent. It may still prove to be. But the rookie quarterback class of 2021 is off to an ugly start. Through three weeks, teams starting a rookie quarterback are 1-10 this season: Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars is 0-3, Zach Wilson of the Jets [more]

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Myles Garrett’s 4.5 sacks breaks team record

Mon Sep 27 2021 02:24:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Myles Garrett challenged Browns’ pass rushers late last week to do a better job of getting to the quarterback. Then, two days later, the Pro Bowl defensive end took it on himself. Garrett set a team record with 4.5 of the Browns’ nine sacks of Justin Fields. It broke the mark of Andra Davis, who [more]

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Bears finished with one passing yard, fewest in an NFL game since 2009

Mon Sep 27 2021 00:25:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns’ defense completely shut down Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields today, to such an extent that the Bears had an ugly stat line not seen in the NFL in more than a decade. Chicago totaled one yard passing: Fields passed for 68 yards, but he lost 67 yards getting sacked. That was the fewest [more]

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On game-winning touchdown, Chargers QB Justin Herbert changed the play from a run

Sun Sep 26 2021 21:51:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the Chargers prepared for a first and goal play from the Kansas City four with 36 seconds to play, the Chargers wanted to milk the clock, in order to limit the time that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes would have to win the game. The play call, then, was aimed at doing that. Quarterback Justin [more]

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Matt Nagy: Justin Fields may have dinged his hand at end of game

Sun Sep 26 2021 20:41:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields‘ first NFL start ended with a loss and it may have ended with an injury as well. Head coach Matt Nagy told reporters after the 26-6 loss to the Browns that Fields may have dinged up his hand on the final play of the game. He didn’t elaborate on what [more]

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Browns dominate Bears in Justin Fields’ first start

Sun Sep 26 2021 20:02:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields got the first start of his career today in Cleveland. It did not go well. Fields was under relentless pressure from Myles Garrett and the Browns’ defense today, repeatedly seeing the pocket collapsing around him and failing to escape, as the Browns cruised to an easy 26-6 win. Fields was [more]

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Myles Garrett making Justin Fields’ life miserable

Sun Sep 26 2021 18:24:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns pass rusher Myles Garrett is giving Bears quarterback Justin Fields a rude welcome to the NFL. Fields, the rookie first-round pick making his first NFL start, has been sacked more times than he has completed a pass so far today: Fields has three completions and four sacks. Garrett has recorded 2.5 sacks and has [more]

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Bears rule out Eddie Goldman

Sat Sep 25 2021 18:36:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman is still not ready to make his long-anticipated return to the field. Goldman, who had been listed as questionable on yesterday’s injury report, was ruled out today. Goldman is not traveling with the team to Cleveland. This will be the third straight game Goldman has missed since suffering a knee [more]

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Myles Garrett challenges Browns’ pass rushers to step up

Sat Sep 25 2021 01:49:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Myles Garrett has one sack this season. Jadeveon Clowney and Takk McKinley have none. The Browns have only three sacks as a team, with Joe Jackson and Grant Delpit getting the other two. Garrett, who draws the attention of offensive coordinators, publicly is challenging his teammates to get to the quarterback when he’s double-teamed. “For [more]

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Matt Nagy: We’re seeing new things from Justin Fields now that he’s getting first-string reps

Fri Sep 24 2021 20:51:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears fans are getting their wish this week, with rookie quarterback Justin Fields starting in place of the injured Andy Dalton. And Bears coach Matt Nagy says Fields is already showing he looks the part of a first-string quarterback. Nagy said Fields is learning each day as he takes control of the starting offense in [more]

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Jedrick Wills back at practice, questionable for Sunday

Fri Sep 24 2021 19:52:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns left tackle Jedrick Wills hurt his ankle in the season opener, but he was able to start against the Texans in Week Two. Willis played 43 of the team’s 61 offensive snaps in the 31-21 win and his ankle has remained an issue this week. Wills didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday, but he [more]

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Odell Beckham not on Browns’ injury report, set to play Sunday vs. Bears

Fri Sep 24 2021 16:37:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is poised to make his long-awaited return on Sunday. Beckham was not even listed on the Browns’ injury report today, which means the team considers him fully healthy and good to go. It’s always possible he could suffer a setback, but it appears that he’ll play against the Bears. [more]

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Report: NFL satisfied that nine of 11 taunting penalties were correct calls

Thu Sep 23 2021 22:51:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL has no immediate plans to modify enforcement of taunting. The coaches subcommittee wanted taunting as a point of emphasis this season. The Competition Committee agreed. Officials now are enforcing it. Officials have thrown 11 flags for taunting in two weeks, the same number of taunting fouls called in the entire 2020 season. Mike [more]

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Lions sign Josh Woods off Bears practice squad, place Austin Seibert on COVID-19 list

Thu Sep 23 2021 16:30:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the Lions attempt to find a trade partner for linebacker Jamie Collins, the team has announced a few roster moves. Detroit has signed linebacker Josh Woods off of Chicago’s practice squad. Woods has been with the Bears since entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland in 2018, going on and [more]

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Odell Beckham Jr. on his potential return in Week Three: “We’ll see”

Thu Sep 23 2021 15:54:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns haven’t officially declared that receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will make his return this week, but it’s sure trending that way. Beckham spoke to the media for the first time this season on Thursday, but told reporters, “We’ll see,” when asked if he’s going to play against the Bears on Sunday. Whenever Beckham does [more]

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Justin Fields: I’m ready, I’ve been preparing for this moment a long time

Wed Sep 22 2021 20:17:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields will make the first start of his career on Sunday in Cleveland, and he has no doubt that he’s up to the task. Fields said after Matt Nagy announced that he’s starting that he will be well prepared. “I think I’m ready. I’ve been preparing for this moment a long [more]

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Kevin Stefanski: I expect Odell Beckham Jr. to be full go at practice

Wed Sep 22 2021 17:29:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

While a report indicated receiver Odell Beckham Jr. should be ready to make his season debut in Sunday’s game agains the Bears, head coach Kevin Stefanski is still proceeding with caution with his public comments. Per Zac Jackson of TheAthletic.com, Stefanski said there was “no update” on Beckham’s status for Sunday. But the receiver should [more]

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Justin Fields to start for Bears vs. Browns

Wed Sep 22 2021 16:56:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Justin Fields will start for the Bears on Sunday in Cleveland. Bears coach Matt Nagy announced today that Fields will start. Nagy said Andy Dalton, who has started the first two games of the season, is still “battling through” the knee injury he suffered in last week’s win over the Bengals. Nagy is continuing to [more]

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Browns promote Ifeadi Odenigbo from practice squad

Wed Sep 22 2021 05:06:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cleveland Browns promoted defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo from the practice squad on Tuesday to fill the roster spot vacated by moving wide receiver Jarvis Landry to injured reserve. Odenigbo spent the first two weeks of the season on Cleveland’s practice squad after bring released by the New York Giants at the end of training [more]

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Eagles place Zach Ertz on COVID-19 list

Mon Sep 20 2021 20:37:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles may be without Zach Ertz this week. Philadelphia announced on Monday that Ertz has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. It’s not currently known whether Ertz has tested positive or is the close contact of someone who has. If Ertz tested positive and is vaccinated, then he would just need two negative tests [more]

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Report: Odell Beckham Jr. has a good chance to play in Week Three

Mon Sep 20 2021 19:28:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns may be without receiver Jarvis Landry for a bit as he deals with an MCL sprain. But there’s another receiver who could soften the blow of that loss. According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Odell Beckham Jr. has a good chance to make his season debut against the Bears in Week Three [more]

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Report: Andy Dalton suffered bone bruise in knee

Mon Sep 20 2021 18:42:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears have clarified that Andy Dalton remains the team’s starting quarterback when he’s healthy. But he may not be healthy enough to play in Week Three. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, an MRI has confirmed that Dalton suffered a bone bruise in his knee. But to this point, no determination has been made [more]

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Bears say Andy Dalton is the starter when healthy

Mon Sep 20 2021 16:37:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Not much is currently known about the Chicago quarterback situation, other than this: Andy Dalton is still QB1. Via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bears P.R. has delivered a message to the media from coach Matt Nagy. Dalton is the starting quarterback when healthy. So when will he be healthy? Currently, that’s not known. [more]

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Kevin Stefanski: Jarvis Landry is week-to-week with MCL sprain

Mon Sep 20 2021 16:14:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It sounds like the Browns will be without Jarvis Landry for a bit, but the receiver won’t miss too much time. Head coach Kevin Stefanski said in his Monday press conference that Landry suffered an MCL sprain during Sunday’s victory over Houston and is considered “week-to-week.” Stefanski did not say definitively if Landry would be [more]

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Matt Nagy won’t get into whether Andy Dalton remains starter if healthy

Mon Sep 20 2021 15:44:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears head coach Matt Nagy confirmed at a Monday morning press conference that quarterback Andy Dalton did not tear his ACL during Sunday’s win over the Bengals, but there was no word on his outlook for the team’s Week Three game against the Browns. Nagy said that the team will know more later on Monday [more]

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Ja’Marr Chase matches a feat from 1976

Mon Sep 20 2021 03:12:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In 1976, Vikings rookie receiver Sammy White had touchdown catches of 40 yards or longer in his first two NFL games. That hadn’t happen since then. Today, it did. Ja'Marr Chase of the Bengals, with a 42-yard touchdown catch at Chicago, became the first rookie receiver to do it since White, forty-five years ago. White [more]

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Matt Nagy: We feel good if Justin Fields is our quarterback

Sun Sep 19 2021 22:33:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Andy Dalton hurt his knee on Sunday and that opened the door to Bears first-round pick Justin Fields getting the first extended playing time of his NFL career. The Bears saw the Bengals cut a 20-3 lead to a 20-17 advantage in the final minutes, but held on for their first win of the season. [more]

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Jarvis Landry has MCL injury, having MRI

Sun Sep 19 2021 21:32:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry left Sunday’s win with a knee injury and more tests are coming before the Browns know how much time he’s going to miss. Head coach Kevin Stefanski said after the game that Landry has an MCL injury. He will be going for an MRI on Monday morning to determine the [more]

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Andy Dalton’s knee injury not currently believed to be an ACL tear

Sun Sep 19 2021 20:33:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It appears things could be worse for quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton had to leave Sunday’s 20-17 victory over the Bengals with a knee injury suffered in the first half. But a league source told PFT that Dalton’s injury is not currently believed to be an ACL tear. The Bears will get more information on Dalton [more]

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Joe Burrow can’t make up for second-half meltdown as Bears beat Bengals

Sun Sep 19 2021 19:58:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears saw Andy Dalton go down and Justin Fields take his place today in Chicago, but the real story was the quarterback on the other side of the field. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had a second-half meltdown, throwing interceptions on three consecutive pass attempts, then failed to complete a comeback attempt as the Bears’ [more]

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Andy Dalton out, Justin Fields in for Bears

Sun Sep 19 2021 18:51:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears have gone to their first-round rookie quarterback, but not the way they wanted it to happen. Andy Dalton suffered a first-half knee injury, and although he attempted to stay in the game and was listed as questionable to return, he is now on the sideline in the second half and Justin Fields is [more]

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Bears expect to have Jason Peters on Sunday

Sun Sep 19 2021 12:42:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears have had to do a fair amount of scrambling at left tackle this year, including during last Sunday’s opener against the Rams. Jason Peters signed with the team after second-round pick and projected starter Teven Jenkins had to have back surgery this summer, but he didn’t make it through the first game without [more]

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Bears put Larry Borom on injured reserve

Sat Sep 18 2021 21:12:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears ruled tackle Larry Borom out with an ankle injury on Friday and his absence will stretch beyond this Sunday’s game against the Bengals. Borom was placed on injured reserve on Saturday, so he will miss at least three games because of the injury. Borom was injured after coming on at left tackle for [more]

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Bengals elevate Sean Davis to active roster

Sat Sep 18 2021 17:58:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With safety Ricardo Allen out for Sunday’s game at Chicago, the Bengals need another safety. They have one, thanks to the elevation of safety Sean Davis. Davis, who arrived recently after being let go by the Colts, was added to the active roster on Saturday. The Bengals will also be without cornerback Trae Waynes, who [more]

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Trae Waynes out, Markus Bailey and Darius Phillips questionable

Fri Sep 17 2021 18:52:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cincinnati will officially be without Trae Waynes again in Week Two. The Bengals have ruled the cornerback out for Sunday’s game with his hamstring injury. Waynes was not able to practice all week. Cincinnati has listed linebacker Markus Bailey (knee) and cornerback Darius Phillips (thigh) as questionable. Bailey was limited in practice all week, but [more]

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Bears list Eddie Goldman as doubtful, Jason Peters as questionable

Fri Sep 17 2021 18:26:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears appear set to go without defensive tackle Eddie Goldman on Sunday against the Bengals, but left tackle Jason Peters is trending in the right direction. Goldman was listed as doubtful for Sunday with a knee injury. Although the Bears have indicated he’s getting better, he hasn’t practiced the last two days and likely [more]

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Eddie Goldman misses practice despite an “arrow up” in his return

Thu Sep 16 2021 22:04:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears coach Matt Nagy said nose tackle Eddie Goldman had an “arrow up” in his return from a knee injury. Only 90 minutes later, Goldman didn’t practice. On Wednesday, Goldman made his first practice appearance since injuring his knee in the Sept. 6 practice with the Bears listing him as limited. A day later, the [more]

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Bears cut Jake Butt from retired list, Jerrell Freeman from suspended list

Wed Sep 15 2021 21:47:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears made a pair of procedural moves Wednesday: They cut tight end Jake Butt from the reserve/retired list and linebacker Jerrell Freeman from the reserve/suspended list. Butt retired this summer, a month after signing a one-year deal with the Bears. He said he had lost his passion for the game after four injury-plagued NFL [more]

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Jason Peters, Eddie Goldman limited in Wednesday’s practice

Wed Sep 15 2021 21:24:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman (knee/ankle) returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant. Goldman hurt his knee in the Sept. 6 practice and was inactive for Sunday night’s game against the Rams. Goldman opted out of the 2020 season because of COVID-19 concerns. He missed part of training camp with the virus and then [more]

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Matthew Stafford is the NFC offensive player of the week

Wed Sep 15 2021 12:37:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matthew Stafford‘s Rams debut couldn’t have gone much better. The quarterback was an efficient 20-of-26 passing for 321 yards with three touchdowns. He finished with a nearly perfect 156.1 passer rating — the highest of any game in his career. Now he’s been named the NFC’s offensive player of the week. Stafford was on point [more]

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Akiem Hicks wants to finish his career in Chicago despite contract impasse

Wed Sep 15 2021 02:19:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears gave defensive tackle Akiem Hicks permission to seek a trade this offseason. Hicks remains on the roster and hopes it stays that way for the rest of his career. “I’ll do everything in my power to do so,” Hicks said Tuesday, via Jason Leiser of the Chicago Sun-Times. “That’s what I want. That’s [more]

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Raiders signing Damion Square off Bears’ practice squad

Wed Sep 15 2021 00:24:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Raiders lost defensive tackle Gerald McCoy for the season after only nine plays Monday. They found a replacement Tuesday. The team is signing defensive tackle Damion Square off the Bears’ practice squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The Bears activated Square for Sunday night’s game, and he played five defensive snaps. Square, 32, [more]

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Matt Nagy says there’s “no panic” about opening defensive performance

Tue Sep 14 2021 11:18:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There was a lot more time spent discussing the Bears quarterbacks than the team’s defense during the offseason and that made sense given the defense’s leading role in any success the team has experienced in Matt Nagy’s three years as their head coach. Sunday night’s opener was not a good night for the unit, however. [more]

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Matthew Stafford’s five consecutive completions lead to Rams touchdown

Mon Sep 13 2021 02:36:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Russell Wilson may not be the only chef in the NFC West any longer. Matthew Stafford is cooking in his Rams debut, completing a string of five passes for 69 yards in the third quarter to help L.A. extend its lead to 27-14. After a third-and-5 completion to Tyler Higbee that moved the chains, Stafford [more]

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Rams defense dominating, Los Angeles takes 13-0 lead

Mon Sep 13 2021 01:10:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Los Angeles’ defense was the best in the league last year. It hasn’t taken a step back to start the 2021 season. The unit forced a pair of takeaways while stopping Chicago’s offense on fourth down twice in the first quarter. The first fourth-down stop led to a 53-yard Matt Gay field goal. The second [more]

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As third QB, Nick Foles among Bears inactives for Sunday Night Football

Sun Sep 12 2021 23:23:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There were no real surprises on the inactives list for the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Rams and Bears, though there are a few notable names who won’t be suiting up. Former Super Bowl MVP — and former Ram — Nick Foles is inactive as the Bears’ third quarterback. Rookie Justin Fields will back [more]

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Eddie Goldman day-to-day after tweaking knee

Thu Sep 09 2021 17:07:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears head coach Matt Nagy gave an update on defensive tackle Eddie Goldman‘s health at his Thursday press conference. Goldman did not practice on Wednesday and was listed with knee and ankle injuries. On Thursday, Nagy said the knee is the real issue for Goldman and that he tweaked it during Monday’s practice. Nagy called [more]

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Andy Dalton: Worst thing you can do is look over your shoulder

Thu Sep 09 2021 11:29:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Andy Dalton is set to take the first offensive snaps of the season for the Bears, but few people are looking at them as the start of a long run at quarterback in Chicago. For most, the question is how many snaps will Dalton take before he hands the starting job over to first-round pick [more]

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Bears officially sign Breshad Perriman, waive Josh Woods

Mon Sep 06 2021 15:32:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman is officially a member of the Bears. Perriman was released by the Lions last week as they dropped to 53 players and there was word the next day that he agreed to a contract with Chicago. Confirmation of that move came on Monday. The Bears announced Perriman’s signing and that linebacker [more]

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Bears like what they’ve seen from Andy Dalton, but in six days the analysis changes

Mon Sep 06 2021 15:28:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chicago’s plan at quarterback continues to be that Andy Dalton will be the starter to start the season. How long that lasts remains to be seen. Ultimately, it may not be up to Dalton. It may hinge on how the overall offense performs when he plays. Coach Matt Nagy explained to Albert Breer of SI.com [more]

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Washington signs Eddy Pineiro to practice squad

Fri Sep 03 2021 20:42:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dustin Hopkins is the Washington Football Team’s kicker. For now. The team announced it has signed free agent kicker Eddy Pineiro to its practice squad. Pineiro will provide competition and insurance for Washington. Hopkins has made 83.9 percent of his attempts in his six seasons with Washington but had a career-low 79.4 percentage on his [more]

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Tom Brady: Defensive players get penalized for offensive mistakes

Fri Sep 03 2021 04:32:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Most offensive players welcome the expanded protections of the past decade. One prominent offensive player believes that those protections have actually been bad for the game. Via USA Today, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady recently explained in a discussion posted on the team’s website that he believes many penalties called on defensive players are the result [more]

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Sean McVay gives Rams coaches the weekend off

Fri Sep 03 2021 01:11:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With no fourth preseason game, NFL players get an unexpected mini-bye this weekend. In L.A., the coaching staff will be taking a little break, too, before the grind gets going. Coach Sean McVay told reporters on Thursday that his coaches will have some time off before preparations commence for Week One against the Bears. “I [more]

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Ryan Pace on Teven Jenkins: We feel we fixed the problem with his back

Thu Sep 02 2021 12:17:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears placed rookie tackle Teven Jenkins on injured reserve Wednesday in a move that was expected after Jenkins had back surgery last month. Jenkins dealt with back problems at Oklahoma State, but they did not keep the Bears from trading up to take Jenkins in the second round earlier this year. On Wednesday, General [more]

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Ryan Pace: There’s no need to rush Justin Fields

Wed Sep 01 2021 21:26:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears General Manager Ryan Pace is standing by the team’s decision not to start rookie quarterback Justin Fields. Pace said today that the Bears are confident in their plan to make Andy Dalton the starting quarterback and have Fields learn from the sideline. “There’s no need to rush Justin,” Pace said. But there is one [more]

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Bears signing Breshad Perriman; claim Nsimba Webster

Wed Sep 01 2021 17:02:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman didn’t make the Lions out of training camp this summer, but he’ll have a chance to see them a couple of times during the regular season. Perriman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus announced that his client will sign with the Bears. The Bears host the Lions in Week Four and will be in [more]

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Tarik Cohen remains on PUP list with Bears dropping to 53 players

Tue Aug 31 2021 22:08:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears running back Tarik Cohen‘s return to action from last year’s torn ACL won’t come any earlier than the team’s seventh game of the season. Cohen remained on the physically unable to perform list when the Bears announced their initial 53-man roster on Tuesday. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said recently that there is no [more]

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Bears release Desmond Trufant

Tue Aug 31 2021 19:49:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears signed veteran corner Desmond Trufant this offseason after parting ways with Kyle Fuller, but he won’t prove to be part of the regular season solution to their cornerback needs. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Bears are releasing Trufant as they make their way to 53 players on Tuesday afternoon. Trufant has [more]

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Bears cut Riley Ridley

Tue Aug 31 2021 16:57:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are saying farewell to a recent draft pick in their move to 53 players on Tuesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is waiving wide receiver Riley Ridley. Ridley was a 2019 fourth-round pick. Ridley only played in 10 games during his first two NFL seasons and only caught 10 [more]

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Justin Fields will run scout team offense at Bears’ practices when regular season starts

Mon Aug 30 2021 17:15:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears coach Matt Nagy is continuing to insist that rookie quarterback Justin Fields will not be the regular-season starter. Instead, Fields will be running the scout team at practice. Nagy said today that Fields will help the Bears’ defense prepare by running scout team in practices when the regular season starts. So for Week One, [more]

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Matt Nagy “impressed” with how Jason Peters has picked everything up

Sun Aug 29 2021 12:32:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jason Peters made his debut at left tackle for the Bears on Saturday and he played 21 snaps in the preseason finale against the Bills. That start came less than two weeks after Peters signed with Chicago in the wake of second-round pick and projected starter Teven Jenkins‘ back surgery. Peters hasn’t been around the [more]

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Justin Fields finishes preseason strong

Sun Aug 29 2021 09:29:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Justin Fields is not the Bears’ starting quarterback. But he looks like he should be. Fields, the rookie first-round pick who is the future in Chicago, got the start and played well in the final preseason game on Saturday night, and coach Matt Nagy praised his effort afterward. “He’s done a lot of great things,” [more]

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Titans put Racey McMath on COVID reserve list, WR coach Rob Moore also out for Saturday’s game

Sat Aug 28 2021 16:15:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Titans have added another player to their COVID-19 reserve list. Wide receiver Racey McMath will not play against the Bears on Saturday because of his placement on the list. Six other players, including quarterback Ryan Tannehill, are also on the list. McMath was a sixth-round pick out of LSU earlier this year. In addition [more]

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A’Shawn Robinson to undergo minor knee surgery

Thu Aug 26 2021 20:17:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rams defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, coach Sean McVay announced Thursday. “A’Shawn, he’s going to have a little minor procedure on his knee so he’ll be out for the next few weeks,” McVay said, via Cameron DaSilva of USA Today. The Rams open the season against the Bears on Sept. 12, [more]

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Titans have nine individuals in league’s COVID-19 protocols

Thu Aug 26 2021 19:59:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Titans have nine players and coaches out of the building because of COVID-19 protocols. Not all of the seven players on the COVID-19 reserve list tested positive, according to Ben Arthur of The Tennessean, disputing an earlier report. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill and coach Mike Vrabel tested positive, the team previously announced. Special teams coordinator [more]

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Bears waive Javon Wims, re-sign Dionte Ruffin

Thu Aug 26 2021 15:47:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chicago has made a pair of roster moves on Thursday morning. The Bears announced they’ve waived receiver Javon Wims and re-signed cornerback Dionte Ruffin. Wims had been dealing with an oblique injury. The receiver played a handful of snaps in each of Chicago’s first two preseason games, but hadn’t made a reception. Last year, Wims [more]

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Matt Nagy feels Bears offense is at spot where it can really take off

Thu Aug 26 2021 12:11:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Nagy’s work with the Chiefs offense led to him getting hired as the head coach of the Bears, but the team has not made the strides they hoped to make over his first three seasons. Nagy believes the fourth try will be the charm. He said on Wednesday that he’s confident that the offense [more]

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New schedule will give different vibe to third preseason game

Wed Aug 25 2021 15:00:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For years, the third preseason game amounted to the dress rehearsal for the regular-season opener. Now, it’s also the preseason finale, played just a few days before the rosters cut from 80 to 53 per team. That last preseason game, for most if not all teams, had become a bench-emptying exercise in getting through the [more]

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Bears put Jordan Lucas, Mike Pennel on injured reserve

Tue Aug 24 2021 22:07:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears joined the league’s other 31 teams in trimming their roster to 80 players on Tuesday and their moves included putting a couple of veteran players on injured reserve. Safety Jordan Lucas and defensive lineman Mike Pennell both landed on the list. Lucas has a quad injury and Tuesday’s move ensures he’ll go two [more]

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Justin Fields to start Bears’ next preseason game, Andy Dalton remains Week One starter

Tue Aug 24 2021 13:41:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears fans are getting their wish. At least for one preseason game. Chicago head coach Matt Nagy said today that Justin Fields will start the Bears’ third and final preseason game, which takes place Saturday at Tennessee. But Nagy added that Andy Dalton remains the Bears’ starter for Week One of the regular season. Dalton [more]

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Jason Peters insists he still has it, with nothing left to prove to anyone

Tue Aug 24 2021 01:36:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jason Peters has played 17 seasons. He is 39 years old. Peters said he was fishing when Bears assistant coach Juan Castillo called. Castillo served as Peters’ line coach for two seasons in Philadelphia. Peters signed last week after the Bears lost rookie left tackle Teven Jenkins, who underwent back surgery. The question is: What [more]

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Bears activate Germain Ifedi from the PUP list

Mon Aug 23 2021 13:43:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are set to have right tackle Germain Ifedi on the practice field for the first time in training camp. Ifedi went on the physically unable to perform list when he injured his hip during a conditioning test after reporting to camp. Head coach Matt Nagy said on Monday that Ifedi has now passed [more]

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Report: Raiders explored a trade for Khalil Mack

Mon Aug 23 2021 13:23:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Three years ago, the Raiders sent pass rusher Khalil Mack to the Bears. Earlier this year, the Raiders reportedly explored bringing Mack back. According to Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com, the Raiders made a call to Chicago about a potential Mack trade before signing Yannick Ngakoue in free agency. A trade would have triggered a cap [more]

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Bears sign Isaiah Coulter, put Austin Calitro on IR

Mon Aug 23 2021 11:11:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears announced a couple of roster moves on Sunday night. Wide receiver Isaiah Coulter has been added to the roster after agreeing to a deal with the team. They opened the roster spot by putting linebacker Austin Calitro on injured reserve. Coulter worked out for the Bears after being cut by the Texans last [more]

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Justin Fields: It’s disrespectful for fans to chant my name when Andy Dalton is playing

Sun Aug 22 2021 19:06:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chicago fans are making their voices heard that they want Justin Fields to be the Bears’ starting quarterback, but as long as Andy Dalton has the job, Fields hopes Dalton has the fans’ support too. Fields said he was uncomfortable with hearing fans cheer his name while Dalton was still on the field with the [more]

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Mitchell Trubisky: It felt good to come back to Chicago and play well

Sun Aug 22 2021 00:02:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Mitchell Trubisky started plenty of games at Soldier Field as a member of the Bears, but Saturday brought an opportunity to try out the other side of the field. Trubisky signed with the Bills as a free agent this offseason and got the start in the team’s second preseason game thanks to the decision to [more]

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Justin Fields on vicious hit he took today: “It didn’t really hurt”

Sat Aug 21 2021 22:49:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last week, Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields the game was “actually kind of slow.” (He clarified that comment today; more on that below.) This week, after having his “welcome to the NFL” moment in the form of a wicked (and illegal) hit from Bills linebacker Andre Smith, Fields shrugged at the collision, which knocked his [more]

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Mitch Trubisky marches Bills downfield for touchdown on first drive in return to Chicago

Sat Aug 21 2021 17:22:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bills quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is making his return to Chicago today, and he’s getting the job done. Trubisky threw the ball very well on the opening drive today, completing five of seven passes for 53 yards, and the drive ended with a Devin Singletary touchdown run. Chicago fans met Trubisky with some cheers and some [more]

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With Mitch Trubisky coming to Chicago, Tarik Cohen says fans who boo him are lame weirdos

Fri Aug 20 2021 20:13:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears host the Bills in a preseason game on Saturday in Chicago, and that means Bills quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will play in front of the same fans who cheered him at times and booed him at others for four years. Bears running back Tarik Cohen hopes Bears fans will cheer when Trubisky takes the [more]

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Justin Fields back at practice, set to play Saturday

Thu Aug 19 2021 14:13:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Justin Fields‘ absence from practice turned out to be a one-day affair. Fields did not practice on Wednesday because of a sore groin in what head coach Matt Nagy called a “super conservative” decision by the team. Nagy said the hope was that Fields would be well enough to play on Saturday against [more]

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Andy Dalton: Fans are excited about Justin Fields, but my focus is on being the best QB I can be

Wed Aug 18 2021 17:36:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Andy Dalton is well aware that the fans at Chicago’s preseason opener were strongly behind rookie Justin Fields, and cheered Dalton primarily when he got off the field. But Dalton says he won’t focus on that. Instead, Dalton said when asked if there’s any awkwardness about the fans’ excitement for Fields that his [more]

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Bears mum on Akiem Hicks’s absence from practice on Tuesday

Wed Aug 18 2021 16:29:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears have plenty of questions. For some, there are answers. For others, there aren’t. As to veteran defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, there’s an unanswered question about the fact that he didn’t practice on Tuesday. “There’s no update,” coach Matt Nagy told reporters on Wednesday. “He’s back today. That’s the only thing that maters.” Nagy [more]

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Justin Fields out of practice Wednesday with groin injury

Wed Aug 18 2021 14:06:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s Wednesday press conference was short on good news about the team’s rookies on the injury front. Nagy announced that second-round tackle Teven Jenkins will have surgery to address the back injury that’s kept him off the field for all of training camp. He also revealed that first-round pick Justin Fields [more]

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Teven Jenkins having back surgery

Wed Aug 18 2021 13:43:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the Bears signed veteran tackle Jason Peters this week, it was a sign that they were not counting on second-round pick Teven Jenkins being ready to start the season at left tackle. That fear was well founded. Jenkins has missed all of training camp with a back injury and head coach Matt Nagy said [more]

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Bears waive Ledarius Mack, Michael Joseph

Tue Aug 17 2021 20:04:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Barring an injury, Khalil Mack will be on the Bears’ 53-man roster come September but he’ll be the only member of his family to make it through final cuts. Mack’s brother Ledarius signed with the Bears after going undrafted out of Buffalo last year and failed to make the team. He returned to the practice [more]

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Bears signing of Jason Peters shows unvaccinated players still have a chance

Tue Aug 17 2021 14:26:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears plan to sign veteran tackle Jason Peters. They haven’t signed him yet. Coach Matt Nagy told reporters on Tuesday that Peters remains in the COVID entry protocol, a five-day waiting period before the player can join the team. Given the rules for 2021, this means that Peters is not vaccinated — because vaccinated [more]

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Bears release Justin Hardy

Tue Aug 17 2021 13:26:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Justin Hardy is out in Chicago. The Bears announced Hardy’s release on Tuesday morning. They also officially announced the signing of veteran tackle Jason Peters. Hardy spent five seasons with the Falcons after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, but did not see any action during the 2020 season. [more]

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David Culley anticipates Anthony Miller returning this season

Mon Aug 16 2021 20:03:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Texans receiver Anthony Miller underwent an MRI on his dislocated right shoulder after the team arrived home from Green Bay. Texans coach David Culley said Monday he is “hopeful” Miller returns this season, Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790 reports. Culley, though, did not update the severity of the injury after calling it a “slight [more]

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Matt Nagy: We’re going to get Andy Dalton some more snaps

Mon Aug 16 2021 13:46:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Justin Fields had some strong moments against the Dolphins over the weekend, but the first-round pick’s play in the preseason opener isn’t causing Bears head coach Matt Nagy to rethink the plan at quarterback. Nagy told reporters on Monday that Andy Dalton remains the No. 1 quarterback in Chicago and that he remains on track [more]

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Bears waive Gage Cervenka, Dionte Ruffin, and Jester Weah

Mon Aug 16 2021 13:06:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Another team has started the work of getting down to 85 players by the 4 p.m. ET deadline on Tuesday. The Bears announced that they’ve waived three players on Monday: offensive lineman Gage Cervenka, defensive back Dionte Ruffin, and receiver Jester Weah. Cervenka and Ruffin signed with Chicago in the spring after going undrafted. Weah [more]

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Brian Flores wants Tua Tagovailoa to makes tackles after turnovers

Sun Aug 15 2021 21:06:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Some coaches want their quarterbacks, following a turnover, to get out of the way. Dolphins coach Brian Flores wants his quarterback to go try to make a tackle. Flores was asked about his attitude toward such situations because Tua Tagovailoa tried to make a tackle during the preseason opener against the Bears on Saturday, after [more]

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That's the end!