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The 2021 coaching searches are moving slowly, and that’s good

Fri Jan 21 2022 16:16:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Nearly two weeks after the end of the 2021 regular season, none of the eight franchises with a head-coaching vacancy have made a hire. (And, of course, moments after we publish this, someone will.) The amount of patience being exhibited by the teams is unusual. How unusual? Peter King explained on Friday’s PFT Live that, [more]

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Report: Jim Caldwell declined interview requests with Vikings, Raiders

Fri Jan 21 2022 14:30:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Lions and Colts coach Jim Caldwell has had two interviews during the current cycle. He could have had at least two more. Via Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, Caldwell has declined opportunities to interview for current vacancies in Minnesota and Las Vegas. This could mean that Caldwell believes he’ll be getting the job in Chicago [more]

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Report: Bears to interview Dennis Allen for head coach

Fri Jan 21 2022 03:52:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chicago Bears will interview New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen for their head coach opening next week, according to Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football. The Bears are the first team to express interest in Allen this coaching cycle. The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Allen for their open position last year before hiring Nick Sirianni. Allen [more]

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Bears interview Reggie McKenzie, Byron Leftwich

Fri Jan 21 2022 02:34:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears interviewed Reggie McKenzie and Byron Leftwich on Thursday, the team announced. McKenzie is one of at least 10 candidates for the General Manager job to replace Ryan Pace; Leftwich became the seventh coaching candidate to interview with the team to replace Matt Nagy. McKenzie boasts 28 years of experience as an NFL executive, [more]

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Report: Bears set up interview with Morocco Brown for Monday

Thu Jan 20 2022 20:28:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears aren’t done with their search for a new General Manager. They have set up an interview for Monday with Colts college scouting director Morocco Brown, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Brown interviewed for the Falcons last year before they hired Terry Fontenot as their General Manager. Brown has worked for the Colts [more]

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Vikings complete interview with Eliot Wolf

Thu Jan 20 2022 17:31:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings have finished their seventh interview for General Manager. Minnesota announced on Thursday that the club completed an interview with Patriots scouting consultant Eliot Wolf for the vacancy. Wolf has spent the last two seasons in his role with the Patriots. Before that, he was the Browns’ assistant General Manager for two years. The [more]

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Bears complete interview with Ran Carthon

Thu Jan 20 2022 01:07:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears announced they have completed their interview with 49ers director of player personnel Ran Carthon. Carthon, whose father is a former NFL player who won two Super Bowl rings, became the ninth candidate to interview for the team’s vacant General Manager position. The team has interviewed six coaching candidates. The Bears fired General Manager [more]

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Report: Ed Dodds withdraws from Bears G.M. search

Wed Jan 19 2022 18:42:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears reportedly have one less name to consider for their General Manager opening. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Colts assistant G.M. Ed Dodds has told the team that he’s withdrawing his name from consideration. Dodds interviewed with the team earlier this week. It’s not clear if Dodds is planning to remain with [more]

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Bears set second interview with Matt Eberflus

Wed Jan 19 2022 17:26:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus now appears to be a serious candidate for a pair of head coaching jobs. According to multiple reports, Eberflus will have a second interview with the Bears next week. He first met with Chicago on January 17. Eberflus has been with the Colts since 2018 as the club’s defensive coordinator. [more]

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Champ Kelly set to interview with Raiders Thursday, Dave Ziegler Friday

Wed Jan 19 2022 13:56:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Raiders’ search for a new General Manager is set to include an interview with Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kelly is slated to meet with the team on Thursday. Kelly is also on the list of G.M. candidates with his current team, which he [more]

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Bears complete interview with Eliot Wolf for G.M. vacancy

Wed Jan 19 2022 04:01:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Chicago Bears announced they have completed an interview with New England Patriots scouting consultant Eliot Wolf for their open general manager position. Wolf has been with the Patriots for the last two seasons after a two-year stint as the assistant general manager for the Cleveland Browns.  Wolf, the son of Hall of Famer and [more]

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Bears interviewing Byron Leftwich this week

Tue Jan 18 2022 16:52:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich has more on his plate than just preparing for the Rams this week. Leftwich will also interview for the Bears’ head-coaching vacancy, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The interview will take place on either Thursday or Friday. That will be Leftwich’s second interview of the postseason. He previously [more]

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Report: Dan Quinn has four interviews this week for head coaching jobs

Tue Jan 18 2022 04:02:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has several head coaching interviews lined up this week. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Quinn will interview with the Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings. The former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons is again being courted as a potential head coach helping turn around [more]

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Bears set to interview Eliot Wolf for G.M. on Tuesday

Mon Jan 17 2022 16:51:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are currently interviewing candidates for both head coach and General Manager as they look for new leadership in their football operation. That search will continue on Tuesday, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the Bears will meet with Patriots scouting consultant Eliot Wolf. Wolf has been with the Patriots since March 2020, [more]

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Bears interviewing Matt Eberflus, Ed Dodds Monday

Mon Jan 17 2022 16:05:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A pair of Colts employees will be interviewing with the Bears on Monday. Defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus will be meeting with the team about their head coaching vacancy while assistant G.M. Ed Dodds will interview for the General Manager job in Chicago. Eberflus has interviewed with the Jaguars since the Colts’ season came to an [more]

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Bears request to interview Reggie McKenzie for G.M.

Sun Jan 16 2022 19:39:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Another candidate has emerged in the Bears’ search for their new General Manager. According to Albert Breer of SI.com, Chicago has put in a request with Miami to interview Reggie McKenzie for the position. McKenzie, who was the Raiders’ General Manager from from 2012-2018, is now a Dolphins’ senior personnel executive. When with the Raiders, [more]

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Jim Harbaugh’s wandering NFL eye arises from desire to win a Super Bowl

Sun Jan 16 2022 00:00:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

No one has officially interviewed Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for an NFL vacancy. But Harbaugh has his eyes squarely on the NFL. As a source with knowledge of the situation explains it to PFT, Harbaugh is watching and waiting to see whether a team with a reasonable ownership and General Manager situation is interested in [more]

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Dolphins make hard pivot back to Tua Tagovailoa, for now

Sat Jan 15 2022 16:47:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is taking a page from one of his friends. He’s pushing alternative facts. In the aftermath of Monday’s stunning decision to fire coach Brian Flores, who led the team to winning records in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2002-03 and went 4-2 against the Patriots (sweeping them in 2021), [more]

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Brian Daboll, Leslie Frazier set to interview with Bears, Dolphins Sunday

Sat Jan 15 2022 15:54:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will be working together to try to beat the Patriots on Saturday night, but they’ll be competing with each other on Sunday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that both men are set for a pair of head coaching interviews after the team completes its Wild [more]

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Jim Caldwell will interview with the Bears

Sat Jan 15 2022 15:01:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Thirteen years ago, Bill Polian hired Jim Caldwell to replace Tony Dungy, after the Hall of Famer retired as coach of the Colts. It resulted in a Super Bowl appearance in Caldwell’s first season on the job. With Polian now consulting for the Bears (and, as we hear it, fully running the search for a [more]

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Texans quickly interview Brian Flores for head-coaching vacancy

Sat Jan 15 2022 03:33:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Thursday, the Texans fired coach David Culley. On Friday, they interviewed a candidate to replace him. The team announced that former Dolphins coach Brian Flores interviewed for the position on Friday. Flores also interviewed for the vacancy in Chicago on Friday, four days after his surprise firing in Miami. He’s the first candidate to [more]

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Bears request to interview Chargers’ JoJo Wooden for G.M.

Fri Jan 14 2022 18:38:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are looking at one of the top personnel men with the Chargers for their opening at General Manager. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Chicago has requested to interview JoJo Wooden, Los Angeles’ director of player personnel. Wooden has been with the Chargers since 2013, the same year Tom Telesco took over [more]

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Brian Flores interviewing with Bears Friday

Fri Jan 14 2022 12:26:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Brian Flores lost his job to start the week and he’ll be interviewing for another one as it comes to an end. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Flores is interviewing with the Bears for their head coaching vacancy on Friday. Flores was fired by the Dolphins on Monday after three seasons as their [more]

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Champ Kelly interviewing for Bears G.M. opening Thursday

Thu Jan 13 2022 20:58:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears have added an in-house name to the list of candidates for their General Manager opening. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is interviewing assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly on Thursday. Kelly was hired as the team’s director of pro scouting in 2015 and moved into his current position in [more]

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Tom Brady wasn’t aware Eagles fans remain miffed he didn’t shake hands with Nick Foles

Thu Jan 13 2022 19:55:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Four years ago, the Eagles beat Tom Brady and the Patriots to win the Super Bowl. After the game, Brady didn’t shake hands with quarterback Nick Foles. During a Thursday press conference, Brady was asked whether he’s aware that Eagles fan remain “obsessed” with the fact that Brady snubbed Foles. “No, I’m not,” Brady said. [more]

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Matt Eberflus set for Saturday interview with Jaguars

Thu Jan 13 2022 12:16:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus passed on a chance to speak with the Jaguars about their head coaching vacancy before the end of the regular season, but there’s nothing standing in his way now. The regular season ended last Sunday and the Colts’ flop in Jacksonville means there’s no postseason game for Eberflus to prepare [more]

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Report: Vikings request interviews with three G.M. candidates

Thu Jan 13 2022 02:28:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings have put in requests for three candidates for their General Manager vacancy. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Vikings want to talk to Patriots player personnel consultant Eliot Wolf and Browns executives Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Glenn Cook. Wolf, Adofo-Mensah and Cook also are on the Bears’ list of candidates. Wolf joined [more]

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Report: Dolphins request interview with Leslie Frazier

Thu Jan 13 2022 02:14:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Dolphins have requested an interview with Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Albert Breer of SI.com reports. Miami fired Brian Flores on Monday. The Bears also have requested to talk to Frazier, who has spent the past five seasons as Buffalo’s defensive coordinator. Frazier has head coaching experience, taking over the Vikings as interim coach [more]

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Bears announce interviews with Doug Pederson, Glenn Cook

Wed Jan 12 2022 23:41:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears got the ball rolling on their head coaching and General Manager interviews on Wednesday. The team announced that they have completed an interview with former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. Pederson has also interviewed with the Jaguars last week. Pederson went 42-37-1 with the Eagles and he coached the team to a win [more]

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Nathaniel Hackett set to interview with Jaguars, Broncos, and Bears

Wed Jan 12 2022 14:19:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With the Packers capturing a first-round bye, their offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is available for head coaching interviews this weekend. He and a few teams will be taking advantage of that time. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Hackett will have an interview with the Jaguars on Friday before talking with the Broncos and [more]

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Bears request interview with Steelers VP Omar Khan

Wed Jan 12 2022 14:09:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Another candidate for the Bears’ General Manager post has been identified. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team has requested an interview with Steelers vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan. It’s the first know interview request for Khan in this hiring cycle. Khan was reportedly in position to be hired as [more]

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Bears request interview with Dan Quinn

Tue Jan 11 2022 16:42:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s strong work this year and past head coaching experience have led to interest from teams looking for a new head coach this offseason. The Bears are one of those teams. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that they have requested an interview with Quinn, who will be coaching the Dallas [more]

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Brian Flores to interview with Bears

Tue Jan 11 2022 16:16:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Fired by the Dolphins on Monday, Brian Flores may not be out of work for very long. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, Flores is set to interview with the Bears for their head coaching vacancy. Flores’ firing came as a surprise to many after the Dolphins finished 9-8 on Sunday. The club began the [more]

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Bears request interview with Todd Bowles

Tue Jan 11 2022 12:50:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has another team interested in his head coaching services. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bears have requested an interview with Bowles for the vacancy they created by firing Matt Nagy on Monday. The Bears are the second team to reach out about interviewing Bowles, who spent four [more]

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Report: Bears want to interview Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, Glenn Cook

Tue Jan 11 2022 03:39:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are seeking a replacement for Ryan Pace, who they fired as General Manager on Monday. They have requested interviews with at least three executives around the league. Kimberley Martin of ESPN reports that the Bears put in a request with the Browns to interview vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and vice [more]

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Report: Dolphins, Bears seek to interview Brian Daboll

Tue Jan 11 2022 02:06:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll had several interviews for head coaching jobs in the last hiring cycle. He interviewed with the Chargers and Jets a year ago. Daboll will get other opportunities this offseason. The Dolphins and Bears have requested permission from the Bills to interview Daboll, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Daboll, the [more]

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Under “modified structure,” new Bears G.M. will report to George McCaskey

Mon Jan 10 2022 23:59:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears aren’t firing team president Ted Phillips, even if they should. They are, however, subtly eliminating his influence over the football operation. During Monday’s press conference regarding the termination of coach Matt Nagy and G.M. Ryan Pace, Bears chairman George McCaskey mentioned that the next G.M. will report not to Phillips, but to McCaskey. [more]

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Report: Bears request interview with G.M. candidate Morocco Brown

Mon Jan 10 2022 22:17:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A candidate to succeed Ryan Pace as the Bears’ General Manager has been identified. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team has requested an interview with Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown. Brown interviewed for the Falcons before they hired Terry Fontenot as their General Manager last year. Brown has been with [more]

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Bears owner George McCaskey: Take anything Olin Kreutz claims with a grain of salt

Mon Jan 10 2022 20:18:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Bears center Olin Kreutz is one of the most respected players in Chicago, but Bears owner George McCaskey took a shot at Kreutz today, essentially calling him a liar over a recent claim that the Bears offered him a $15 an hour job. Kreutz said last week that the Bears need to change the [more]

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Report: Bears request interview with Leslie Frazier

Mon Jan 10 2022 20:11:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears didn’t waste any time getting started on their coaching search after firing Matt Nagy. Even though they haven’t found a General Manager yet to replace Ryan Pace, team president Ted Phillips and consultant Bill Polian are lining up candidates for the head coaching job. Dan Graziano of ESPN reports the Bears requested permission [more]

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Ted Phillips will remain with Bears, work with Bill Polian on coach/G.M. searches

Mon Jan 10 2022 19:49:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Head coach Matt Nagy and General Manager Ryan Pace are out, but it won’t be a clean sweep of changes for the Bears this offseason. Team president and CEO Ted Phillips will remain in his role. Bears chairman George McCaskey made that announcement while meeting with reporters on Wednesday afternoon and he said that Phillips [more]

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G.M. Ryan Pace out in Chicago as well

Mon Jan 10 2022 14:42:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are clearing house after a 6-11 season. Shortly after word of head coach Matt Nagy’s firing broke on Monday morning, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that General Manager Ryan Pace has also been let go in Chicago. Pace was hired by the Bears in 2015 and hired John Fox as the team’s head [more]

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Bears fire Matt Nagy

Mon Jan 10 2022 14:25:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are making a coaching change. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team fired Matt Nagy on Monday morning. There’s no word on this point about whether General Manager Ryan Pace is also out. Nagy did not have a losing record in his first three seasons with Chicago and made the playoffs twice, [more]

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Mike Zimmer’s Vikings beat Matt Nagy’s Bears in potential final game for both coaches

Sun Jan 09 2022 20:53:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings and Bears both had disappointing seasons, but it ended happily for the home team in Minnesota today. In a back-and-forth game, Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson sealed a victory with a pick-six in the fourth quarter as the Vikings won 31-17. Both coaches, Minnesota’s Mike Zimmer and Chicago’s Matt Nagy, are widely viewed as [more]

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Olin Kreutz: Bears offered me a job at $15 an hour, they have to change how they do business

Sat Jan 08 2022 09:37:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Olin Kreutz played center for the Bears for 13 seasons and went to six Pro Bowls, and he has a message for team ownership if they want to change the franchise’s fortunes: Stop being cheapskates. Kreutz said the Bears need to be willing to spend the money to bring in good people, and they currently [more]

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Andy Dalton will start season finale for Bears

Fri Jan 07 2022 19:41:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Justin Fields‘ rookie season is over. He will end the year on the Bears’ COVID-19 reserve list. Bears coach Matt Nagy announced Friday that Andy Dalton will start for the Bears in their season finale, with Nick Foles serving as the backup. Dalton was a full participant in Friday’s practice after popping up on Thursday’s [more]

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Bears put Justin Fields on COVID-19 reserve list

Thu Jan 06 2022 17:25:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears head coach Matt Nagy said on Wednesday that the plan for Week 18 was for rookie quarterback Justin Fields to get the start against the Vikings, but that plan is going to have to change. The ankle injury that kept Fields out of the lineup the last two weeks is not the reason for [more]

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Harrison Hand placed on Vikings’ COVID-19 list

Thu Jan 06 2022 16:40:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings may not have one of their special teams contributors for their season finale. For the third time this season, cornerback Harrison Hand has been placed on the COVID-19 list. Hand previously had stints on the list in September and October. In his second season, Hand has appeared in nine games this year with [more]

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Justin Fields set to start for Bears on Sunday

Wed Jan 05 2022 18:21:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are going back to Justin Fields. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said today that Fields will practice today and barring a setback will start Sunday’s season finale against the Vikings. Injuries have forced the Bears to go from Andy Dalton to Fields, back to Dalton, back to Fields, to Nick Foles, back to [more]

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Matt Nagy says he hasn’t been told he’ll be fired

Wed Jan 05 2022 18:07:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For the second time this season, Bears coach Matt Nagy is denying a report that he’s been informed that he’s about to be fired. Nagy said today that he has not been told that Sunday’s game against the Vikings will be his last as the Bears’ head coach. He questioned the source of the report [more]

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Kirk Cousins back with the Vikings

Wed Jan 05 2022 17:02:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Kirk Cousins is back with the Vikings after missing their Week 17 loss to the Packers while on the COVID-19 reserve list. Cousins was placed on the list last Friday and Sunday’s game was only the second that he’s missed since joining the team in 2018. That number will not grow to three this [more]

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One MVP voter says he won’t vote for Aaron Rodgers, calling him “the biggest jerk in the league”

Tue Jan 04 2022 23:48:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the favorite to win the league’s MVP award. But one voter has already ruled out Rodgers for consideration. That voter is Hub Arkush, who is one of the 50 members of the media the Associated Press gives a vote for the MVP award that the NFL treats as its official [more]

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Report: Jim Harbaugh “might be tempted” to leave Michigan for NFL

Tue Jan 04 2022 21:12:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the NFL’s coaching carousel begins to spin, there’s one college coach who might be ready to jump back to the league. Jim Harbaugh. Bruce Feldman of TheAthletic.com cites sources from both the NFL and Michigan in his Tuesday report that Harbaugh “might be tempted” to leave his alma mater for an NFL coaching job. [more]

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Vikings place Eric Kendricks, Christian Darrisaw on COVID-19 list

Tue Jan 04 2022 14:40:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings placed several players on their COVID-19 list on Monday, including linebacker Eric Kendricks. In his seventh season, Kendricks leads Minnesota with 143 total tackles in 2021. He’s also recorded 5.0 sacks, a pair of interceptions, and four passes defensed. Minnesota also placed left tackle Christian Darrisaw, left guard Ezra Cleveland, right tackle Brian [more]

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Matt Nagy hopes Justin Fields is well enough to start in finale

Mon Jan 03 2022 17:00:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears will close out the season against the Vikings in Week 18 and head coach Matt Nagy would like to have rookie quarterback Justin Fields on the field for that game. Fields has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, but was able to practice on a limited basis all of last [more]

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Mike Zimmer not interested in seeing Kellen Mond play next week

Mon Jan 03 2022 14:36:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings are out of the playoff race and guaranteed a losing record regardless of what happens in next Sunday’s game against the Bears, which led some people to think that game would be a good chance to see what rookie quarterback Kellen Mond can do in game action. Mond made his first regular season [more]

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Robert Quinn sets Bears’ single-season sack record

Mon Jan 03 2022 01:57:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With one sack in Sunday’s 29-3 win over the Giants, Bears pass-rusher Robert Quinn did something significant. He’ now the single-season sack leader in franchise history. Quinn has 18.0 sacks for the season. Hall of Famer Richard Dent set the record in 1984 with 17.5. Dent added 17 more in 1985, the year that ended [more]

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Giants’ ugly season reaches its low point in blowout loss to Bears

Sun Jan 02 2022 20:55:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Giants and Bears are both eliminated for playoff contention and playing for nothing but pride. At least the Bears have pride. Today in Chicago the Bears humiliated the Giants, jumping out to a 14-0 lead just minutes into the first quarter and humiliating the Giants on the way to an easy win. Giants starting [more]

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Jim Harbaugh doesn’t seem to be inclined to return to the NFL

Sat Jan 01 2022 17:41:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jim Harbaugh’s seventh season at Michigan was his best. At a time when some are wondering whether it will be his last, it sure didn’t sound that way after the loss to Georgia on Friday night. “It was a great season,” Harbaugh said. “To me, it’s one of the best seasons in Michigan football, and [more]

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Allen Robinson lost 10 pounds, still doesn’t feel back to normal after battling COVID-19

Tue Dec 28 2021 17:52:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

NFL players are young and healthy, and 95 percent of them are vaccinated, and as a result most players who get COVID-19 are either completely asymptomatic or have only mild symptoms. Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is an exception. Robinson revealed today that he lost 10 pounds while battling COVID-19 and still doesn’t feel like [more]

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Nick Foles leads Bears to comeback win over Seahawks on snowy day in Seattle

Mon Dec 27 2021 00:08:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After spending the season on the sideline behind Andy Dalton and Justin Fields, Bears quarterback Nick Foles finally got a chance to play today. And Foles delivered. Foles led the Bears to a comeback win that saw him throw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham with 1:01 remaining, then throw a two-point conversion pass [more]

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Seahawks activate Kerry Hyder Jr. from COVID-19 list, place Bless Austin on list

Sat Dec 25 2021 22:32:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Seattle Seahawks are getting defensive end Kerry Hyder Jr. back from the COVID-19 list in time for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. However, cornerback Bless Austin has now been added to the list, leaving Seattle rather thin at the position. Hyder missed Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Rams as a handful [more]

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Seahawks activate Travis Homer, Pier-Olivier Lestage off COVID list

Fri Dec 24 2021 20:49:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Seahawks activated running back Travis Homer from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. Practice squad guard Pier-Olivier Lestage also cleared COVID protocols. Homer is the third player on Seattle’s active roster who missed Tuesday’s game to return from the COVID list this week. Receiver Tyler Lockett and running back Alex Collins previously cleared COVID-19 protocols. The [more]

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Nick Foles to start for Bears

Fri Dec 24 2021 19:37:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After spending the entire season on the bench, Nick Foles is moving into the starting lineup for the Bears. Bears head coach Matt Nagy announced today that Foles is the Bears’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. Nagy indicated that it’s unclear whether Justin Fields, who is battling an ankle injury, will be [more]

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Bears place Akiem Hicks on COVID-19 list

Thu Dec 23 2021 21:28:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like the Bears will be without defensive tackle Akiem Hicks for their matchup against the Seahawks this weekend. Hicks has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Chicago announced on Thursday. If Hicks tested positive and is vaccinated, he’ll be eligible to return as soon as he makes it through the league’s revised COVID-19 [more]

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Bears activate Andy Dalton off COVID-19 list

Thu Dec 23 2021 18:19:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears will have their regular backup quarterback for Sunday’s matchup against the Seahawks. Chicago has activated Andy Dalton off of the COVID-19 list, the team announced on Thursday. Dalton missed Monday’s loss to the Vikings after he was placed on the list on Friday. He’s appeared in six games with four starts this season, [more]

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Kyle Pitts has a chance at breaking Mike Ditka’s record for receiving yards by a rookie tight end

Tue Dec 21 2021 17:28:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has a chance to break a 60-year-old NFL record in the final three weeks of the season. That record is the most receiving yards by a rookie tight end in a season, set by Chicago’s Mike Ditka in 1961. Ditka set the record with 1,076 receiving yards in 1961, and [more]

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Robert Quinn: Refs seem like they’re controlling the game a little too much

Tue Dec 21 2021 11:30:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There were plenty of errors for the Bears to lament after Monday’s 17-9 loss to the Vikings, including three turnovers, a blocked field goal, and three failed fourth downs while in scoring position in the second half. Chicago was also penalized nine times for 91 yards during the contest. Five of those penalties were personal [more]

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Bears head coach Matt Nagy said “magic words” to draw unsportsmanlike penalty

Tue Dec 21 2021 07:45:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy drew a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct for his reaction with officials to a play late in the first quarter of Monday night’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Nagy was angry that the officials had called a personal foul for a hit to a defenseless receiver for contact between [more]

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Monday Night Football: Vikings earn 17-9 win over Bears

Tue Dec 21 2021 04:32:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dalvin Cook rushed for 89 yards on 28 carries and Kirk Cousins tossed two touchdowns as the Minnesota Vikings picked up a 17-9 victory on the road over the Chicago Bears on Monday night. In a game that was far from an offensive clinic for either team, the Vikings did just enough and made fewer [more]

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Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks ejected for late hit on Justin Fields

Tue Dec 21 2021 03:54:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks was ejected from Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears after hitting a sliding Justin Fields in the head midway through the fourth quarter. Fields scrambled for a first down and slid in an upright position. Kendricks hit Fields helmet-to-helmet and led to his disqualification from the rest of the [more]

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Ihmir Smith-Marsette scores first career touchdown, giving Vikings 17-3 lead

Tue Dec 21 2021 03:19:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ihmir Smith-Marsette had played only 18 offensive snaps and had one catch for 6 yards entering Monday night’s game. The fifth-round choice out of Iowa likely wouldn’t have seen as much playing time as he’s seeing against the Bears except for Adam Thielen‘s high ankle sprain. Smith-Marsette turned his second career catch into a 7-yard [more]

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Vikings lead Bears 10-3 at halftime

Tue Dec 21 2021 02:47:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears got the NFL’s first offensive offsides of the season. They got an unnecessary roughness penalty that led to coach Matt Nagy drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for chewing out referee Scott Novak and his crew. They lost two fumbles. They had a field goal blocked. Yet, the Bears also had 155 yards, outgaining [more]

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Kirk Cousins’ touchdown pass to Justin Jefferson gives Vikings 7-0 lead

Tue Dec 21 2021 01:41:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Justin Jefferson scored on a 12-yard pass from Kirk Cousins in the first quarter Monday night. It was the third consecutive game he’s scored and his ninth of the season. Adam Thielen, who is inactive against the Bears, leads the team with 10 receiving touchdowns this seasonn. The Vikings went 20 yards on their first [more]

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NFL announces 13 more Pro Bowlers, including Myles Garrett, Justin Jefferson, Dalvin Cook

Tue Dec 21 2021 01:26:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Earlier in the day, the NFL announced five Pro Bowlers. Tom Brady, Aaron Donald, Travis Kelce, Jonathan Taylor and Cooper Kupp were not surprises. Before the Monday night games, the NFL announced the Pro Bowlers on the four teams involved in the two games. The Browns earned five nods with offensive guard Joel Bitonio, running [more]

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Monday Night Football: Adam Thielen is inactive; Akiem Hicks, Roquan Smith will play

Tue Dec 21 2021 00:17:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings won’t have receiver Adam Thielen for Monday Night Football. He is among the team’s four inactives. Thielen was listed as questionable with a left high-ankle sprain. His absence leaves Justin Jefferson and K.J. Osborn as the lead wideouts for Minnesota. Thielen ranks second to Jefferson on the team with 64 catches for 686 [more]

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Vikings players view Bashaud Breeland’s release as a clear message

Mon Dec 20 2021 23:50:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Saturday, the Vikings abruptly released starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland, amid reports that he got into arguments with teammates and coaches at practice. For the players who remain on the roster, the takeaway was clear. Per multiple sources, the move was interpreted as a clear message from the coaching staff and the front office as [more]

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Bears activate Germain Ifedi, call up eight from practice squad

Mon Dec 20 2021 21:44:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears won’t be getting any players off of the COVID-19 reserve list in time for Monday night’s game against the Vikings, but they did get tackle Germain Ifedi back from injured reserve. Ifedi has missed the last eight games with a knee injury. He started the first five games of the year at right [more]

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Bears get defensive coordinator Sean Desai back for Monday night

Mon Dec 20 2021 15:42:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears will have defensive coordinator Sean Desai on hand for Monday night’s game against the Vikings. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said on WBBM Newsradio 780 that Desai has been cleared from COVID-19 protocols and will be with the team for the matchup of NFC North teams. Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and special teams [more]

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New COVID protocols put unvaccinated players at enhanced risk

Sun Dec 19 2021 23:40:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The new COVID protocol represents a throwing of the towel by the NFL and the NFL Players Association when it comes to the migration of the mutated virus through the vaccinated players, coaches, and staff. One key group could end up at an enhanced degree of risk. The unvaccinated, such as Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, [more]

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Bears are up to 14 players on COVID-19 reserve

Sun Dec 19 2021 22:07:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Maybe there won’t be a doubleheader on Monday night, after all. Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Bears now have 14 players on their COVID-19 reserve list. At some point, given the precedent created by the postponement of the Raiders-Browns, Washington-Eagles, and Seahawks-Rams games, the game between the Vikings and Bears [more]

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Jason Peters out, Roquan Smith questionable for Monday night

Sat Dec 18 2021 22:58:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears second-round pick Teven Jenkins is on track to make his first NFL start against the Vikings on Monday night. The Bears ruled left tackle Jason Peters out on Saturday because of an ankle injury and head coach Matt Nagy said that Jenkins is set to step into the veteran’s position on the offensive line. [more]

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Bears activate Eddie Goldman from COVID reserve, sign Ledarius Mack off practice squad

Sat Dec 18 2021 19:35:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Defensive tackle Eddie Goldman went on the COVID-19 reserve list earlier this week, but the Bears will be able to have him in the lineup against the Vikings on Monday night. Goldman was activated from the list on Saturday. The Bears still have 12 players on the list and the change in testing protocols this [more]

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Adam Thielen, Bashaud Breeland questionable for Monday night

Sat Dec 18 2021 19:16:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings played without wide receiver Adam Thielen against the Steelers in Week 14 and he didn’t practice this week, but the Vikings are leaving the door open for his return to action against the Bears on Monday night. Thielen has been listed as questionable for the NFC North matchup. He is dealing with an [more]

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Bears place Andy Dalton on COVID-19 reserve list

Fri Dec 17 2021 22:50:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears placed backup quarterback Andy Dalton on the COVID-19 reserve list Friday. Nickel corner Duke Shelley also went on the list. Dalton has appeared in six games with four starts this season, most recently in Week 13. He has passed for 1,017 yards with six touchdowns and six interceptions. The Bears are 2-2 in [more]

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Bears put Allen Robinson, Eddie Jackson and four others on COVID-19 reserve list

Thu Dec 16 2021 21:32:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears opened Thursday with six players on their COVID-19 reserve lists and that number doubled over the course of the day. The team announced six additions to the list, including wide receiver Allen Robinson and safety Eddie Jackson. If the players are vaccinated and asymptomatic, they could test their way off the list in [more]

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Adam Thielen remains out of Vikings practice

Thu Dec 16 2021 19:52:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen missed last Thursday’s win over the Steelers with an injured ankle and the extended time off provided by the schedule hasn’t been enough to get him back on the field. Thielen remained out of practice when the Vikings got on the field Thursday for their first practice of the week. [more]

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Bears’ offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators all out with COVID-19

Thu Dec 16 2021 17:40:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears’ coaching staff has been hit hard by COVID-19. Bears head coach Matt Nagy announced today that offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, defensive coordinator Sean Desai and special teams coordinator Chris Tabor are all away from the team because of COVID-19. The Bears also have six players on COVID-19 reserve, and Nagy said the team [more]

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Jakeem Grant snags NFC special teams player of the week

Wed Dec 15 2021 13:53:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears lost another game last Sunday night, but Jakeem Grant had little to hang his head about when the night was over.Grant scored a pair of touchdowns in the 45-30 loss to the Packers. Grant scored on a 46-yard pass in the first quarter as Chicago jumped out to a 10-0 lead and took [more]

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Eddie Goldman, Artie Burns go on Bears COVID-19 reserve list

Tue Dec 14 2021 21:44:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears put three more players on their COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday. Defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, cornerback Artie Burns, and linebacker Sam Kamara have all gone on the list. Kamara is on the practice squad while Goldman and Burns join defensive lineman Mario Edwards and offensive lineman Elijah Wilkinson on the active roster version of [more]

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Vikings place Dede Westbrook on COVID-19 list

Tue Dec 14 2021 20:41:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings have also been hit by the COVID-19 issues going around the league. Minnesota announced on Tuesday that receiver and punt returner Dede Westbrook has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. If Westbrook is vaccinated and tested positive, there’s a chance he’ll be back in time for Minnesota’s matchup with Chicago on Monday night. [more]

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Josh Bellamy sentenced to three years for fraudulently obtaining COVID-19 funds

Tue Dec 14 2021 05:41:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former NFL receiver Josh Bellamy was sentenced to 37 months in jail for fraudulently obtaining over $1.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds. Per the Associated Press, Bellamy was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty in June to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He is also obligated to pay restitution for the misappropriated funds. [more]

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Bears place Mario Edwards on COVID-19 reserve list

Tue Dec 14 2021 01:47:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears placed defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. on the COVID-19 reserve list. He was one of 37 players to test positive for the virus Monday. Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times reports Edwards is unvaccinated, meaning he must miss 10 days before returning. That will keep Edwards out of Monday night’s game against [more]

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Justin Fields “should be good” after hurting left hand

Mon Dec 13 2021 19:51:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Justin Fields returned to the lineup on Sunday night after missing a couple of games with cracked ribs, but he did not emerge from the 45-30 loss to the Packers unscathed. Fields’ ribs were fine, but he told reporters that his left hand was swollen and that he’d be going for X-rays to [more]

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Matt LaFleur says he will “absolutely not” fire special teams coordinator Maurice Drayton

Mon Dec 13 2021 12:23:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers’ special teams have been awful all season, and Sunday night was another ugly performance, highlighted (or lowlighted) by Chicago’s Jakeem Grant racing through the Packers’ punt coverage for a 97-yard touchdown. But after the game, head coach Matt LaFleur said one thing he will not do is fire special teams coordinator Maurice Drayton. [more]

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Sunday Night Football: Aaron Rodgers still owns Bears, throws four TDs in 45-30 victory

Mon Dec 13 2021 04:45:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Earlier this week, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers admitted his “I still own you” comments to Bears fans could be used against him at some point. But Sunday was not that day. Though the Bears held a 27-21 halftime lead, the Packers scored 24 straight points to beat their division rival 45-30. Rodgers was terrific, particularly [more]

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Packers score two touchdowns in a minute, lead Bears 35-27

Mon Dec 13 2021 03:33:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The back-and-forth nature of Sunday’s matchup between the Bears and Packers has continued to start the third quarter, with the Packers scoring two touchdowns in a minute of game time. Green Bay running back Aaron Jones got the ball into the end zone with a 3-yard touchdown run, giving the Packers a 28-27 lead on [more]

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Jakeem Grant returns a punt 97 yards for a touchdown, Bears lead 27-21 at halftime

Mon Dec 13 2021 03:02:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s looking like a shootout in Green Bay. The Bears and Packers each scored three touchdowns in the second quarter of their Sunday Night Football matchup, and Chicago added a field goal to take a 27-21 lead over Green Bay at halftime. Receiver Jakeem Grant had a 46-yard touchdown early in the period that gave [more]

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Packers take 14-10 lead with fourth-down touchdown, Rasul Douglas pick-six

Mon Dec 13 2021 02:28:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

And just like that, the Packers have the lead. Down 10-0 midway through the second quarter, head coach Matt LaFleur elected to go for it facing fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers fired a pass to a wide open receiver Allen Lazard for a touchdown, making the score 10-7 with the extra point. [more]

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Interesting post-script from Sunday’s Trace Armstrong report: He represents Matt Nagy

Mon Dec 13 2021 02:15:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Sunday, Jason La Canfora reported that former NFL player and current agent Trace Armstrong recently spoke to the Bears about possibly taking over the team’s football operations. (Armstrong denied it.) The report implied that the move would be part of a series of changes that would result in a new coach, and that Ohio [more]

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Bears take 10-0 lead with Jakeem Grant 46-yard touchdown

Mon Dec 13 2021 02:11:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are off to a solid start against the Packers. After kicker Cairo Santos gave the Bears a 3-0 lead with a 23-yard field goal in the first quarter, Chicago went up 10-0 with a big play by receiver Jakeem Grant. On second-and-4, quarterback Justin Fields gave a little push pass to Grant as [more]

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Jason Peters questionable to return with ankle injury

Mon Dec 13 2021 02:02:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If the Bears are going to pull off an upset and beat the Packers on Sunday Night Football, they may need to do it with a pair of rookie offensive tackles. Left tackle Jason Peters had to exit the game on Chicago’s second drive after his lower leg was rolled. The Bears announced Peters is [more]

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Trace Armstrong denies that he has spoken to Bears about taking over football operations

Sun Dec 12 2021 20:10:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This week, the Sunday Splash! circuit included an unexpected curve ball. Jason La Canfora of CBS reported that the Bears have spoken to former NFL defensive lineman and current agent Trace Armstrong about taking over the team’s football operations. La Canfora added that, if Armstrong takes the job, Ohio State coach Ryan Day would become [more]

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Bears rule out Akiem Hicks

Sun Dec 12 2021 03:06:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears ruled out defensive tackle Akiem Hicks on Saturday. Hicks has an ankle injury that kept him out the previous three games. He had hoped to return Sunday, and the Bears had listed him as questionable. Instead, Hicks will miss a fourth consecutive game. He last played Nov. 8 against Pittsburgh. Hicks has played [more]

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Packers activate De’Vondre Campbell from COVID reserve, place Randall Cobb on IR

Sat Dec 11 2021 23:45:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers officially will have linebacker De'Vondre Campbell for Sunday night’s game against the Bears. They officially will not have receiver Randall Cobb for at least three games. Campbell has been added to the 53-man roster. He landed on the list after the Week 12 win over the Rams, and he missed no games because [more]

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David Montgomery returns after missing Wednesday’s practice

Thu Dec 09 2021 22:18:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears had some good news on their Thursday injury report as they prepare to take on the Packers this week. Running back David Montgomery returned to practice after he missed Wednesday’s session with shoulder, groin, and glute injuries. Montgomery missed several games earlier this season with an MCL sprain. He rushed for 90 yards [more]

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Teven Jenkins feels like “a young buck,” doesn’t think back will be issue again

Thu Dec 09 2021 15:13:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears second-round pick Teven Jenkins‘ rookie season hasn’t unfolded as planned due to a back injury that required him to have surgery and kept him out of action until he made his NFL debut with a pair of special teams snaps last weekend. On Wednesday, Jenkins opened up about the injury. He’d experienced back problems [more]

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Davante Adams limited in practice, Randall Cobb sits out

Wed Dec 08 2021 22:26:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A couple of Packers wide receivers joined quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the team’s injury report Wednesday. Davante Adams was listed as a limited participant due to a hamstring injury and Randall Cobb didn’t practice at all because of a core muscle injury. Adams has been listed with shoulder and ankle injuries in recent weeks, but [more]

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David Montgomery out of practice with shoulder, groin and glute injuries

Wed Dec 08 2021 22:22:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears running back David Montgomery popped up on the practice report Wednesday not just with one injury or two injuries. Instead, Montgomery is listed with shoulder, groin and glute ailments. He did not participate in practice. Bears coach Matt Nagy did not mention Montgomery’s name while updating the team’s injuries Wednesday morning, according to Alex [more]

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Bears assistant offensive line coach Donovan Raiola leaving to join Nebraska’s staff

Wed Dec 08 2021 16:26:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Bears head coach Matt Nagy on one of the hottest seats in the NFL, it’s unsurprising that his coaching staff is beginning to look for work elsewhere. One assistant has already found another job: Bears assistant offensive line coach Donovan Raiola is leaving to coach the offensive line at Nebraska. The 38-year-old Raiola was [more]

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Packers elevate Kurt Benkert from practice squad

Tue Dec 07 2021 22:15:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jordan Love is out for the near future after being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Monday and the Packers made a move Tuesday to give themselves a backup to Aaron Rodgers on the active roster. The team announced that they have elevated Kurt Benkert from the practice squad. They also signed Danny Etling to [more]

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Matt LaFleur: To my knowledge, Aaron Rodgers not planning to have toe surgery

Mon Dec 06 2021 20:00:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

During an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show last week, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he was still evaluating whether or not to have surgery on his fractured toe. But Rodgers made it clear that even if he did have surgery, he would not miss any playing time. The Packers are back after their bye [more]

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Cardinals are first team to 10 wins, Kyler Murray returns to beat Bears

Sun Dec 05 2021 21:07:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Arizona remains atop the standings in the NFL after an easy win on a cold and rainy day in Chicago. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, returning after missing the last month with an ankle injury, looked as good as ever, passing for two touchdowns and running for two more in a 33-22 win. The game was [more]

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Kliff Kingsbury says Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins will play against Bears

Sun Dec 05 2021 14:49:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Word this week was that quarterback Kyler Murray and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins would be back in the Cardinals lineup on Sunday and head coach Kliff Kingsbury offered confirmation of that on Sunday morning. Kingsbury told Stacey Dales of NFL Media that the two players will play against the Bears in Chicago. Both players were [more]

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Report: Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins are expected to play

Sun Dec 05 2021 05:23:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals have played the past three games without quarterback Kyler Murray and receiver DeAndre Hopkins, going 2-1. They will get both players back this week. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Murray and Hopkins are expected to start Sunday against the Bears. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury called the two players game-time decisions, and the [more]

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DeSean Jackson downplays severity of calf injury: It’s just a spasm

Thu Dec 02 2021 23:19:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

DeSean Jackson did not practice Thursday after being limited on Wednesday, but a report earlier in the day indicated the injury is minor. Jackson, for his part, downplayed the severity of his calf injury later in the day. “It was just a spasm in my calf. I don’t think it’s too serious,” Jackson said, via [more]

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Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins are expected to play this week

Thu Dec 02 2021 21:04:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals haven’t had quarterback Kyler Murray and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the lineup for a while, but it looks like their absences are going to come to an end soon. Murray has missed three games with an ankle injury and Hopkins has been out for the same length of time with a hamstring [more]

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Aaron Glenn: Defensive coverage at end of Thanksgiving loss was my fault

Thu Dec 02 2021 20:00:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears were driving for a go-ahead field goal late in last Thursday’s game against the Lions, but it looked like Detroit would get the ball back with a chance to win when they forced a 3rd-and-nine with 1:54 left to play in the game. That wouldn’t come to pass, however. The Lions called two [more]

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Robert Quinn named NFC defensive player of the month

Thu Dec 02 2021 13:48:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Back in 2013, edge rusher Robert Quinn had a 19.0-sack season with the then-St. Louis Rams. Since then, he recorded only two double-digit sack seasons — one in 2014 and one in 2019 with Dallas. But after a big November, he’s done it again. Quinn has 11.0 sacks with another six games to go after [more]

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DeAndre Hopkins, Kyler Murray practicing for Cardinals on Wednesday

Wed Dec 01 2021 16:48:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After a few weeks off including the bye, quarterback Kyler Murray and receiver DeAndre Hopkins both have a chance to be back when the Cardinals play the Bears on Sunday. That’s been the plan and it appears to be coming to fruition. Per Darren Urban of the team’s website, both Murray and Hopkins are practicing [more]

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James Conner: Why wouldn’t I want to stay with Cardinals?

Wed Dec 01 2021 15:01:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back James Conner knew his “options were limited” when he remained unsigned a month into the free agency period this offseason, so he wasn’t in a position to pass on an offer from the Cardinals to join Chase Edmonds in their backfield. Similar situations haven’t worked out for other players, but Conner landing in [more]

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Report: Washington signing Brian Johnson off Bears practice squad

Tue Nov 30 2021 19:20:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington kicker Joey Slye hurt his hamstring during Monday night’s win over the Seahawks and head coach Ron Rivera said on Tuesday morning that he’s going to miss multiple weeks, so the team will need to replace him on the active roster. It appears they’ve found Slye’s replacement. According to multiple reports, Washington will sign [more]

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Report: Dalvin Cook will miss at least two games

Tue Nov 30 2021 02:19:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer called Dalvin Cook “day-to-day” earlier Monday. It sounds, though, that the star running back is more week-to-week. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cook will miss at least the next two games, with the Vikings hoping Cook can return in time to play the Monday Night Football game against the Bears [more]

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Matt Nagy ready to turn page on chaotic Week 12

Mon Nov 29 2021 20:17:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Friday came, and Friday went, and three days later, Matt Nagy still is employed by the Bears. A report from a Pulitzer-prize winning Chicago reporter indicated the Bears told Nagy last week they intended to fire the coach after the Thanksgiving Day game no matter the result. Never mind that the team has never fired [more]

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Aaron Rodgers to decide on possible toe surgery in the morning

Mon Nov 29 2021 01:52:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers made it to their bye with a win over the Rams. Now, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have to decide whether to have surgery on his broken toe. He told after the game that the fractured pinkie toe “felt good most of the game,” but that he will undergo more testing in [more]

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Was Mark Konkol lied to, or did the Bears change their plans?

Fri Nov 26 2021 17:51:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A decade ago, Mark Konkol won a Pulitzer. He won’t be in line for another after his report from earlier this week. In a new item for Patch.com, Konkol acknowledges that his report that the Bears will fire coach Matt Nagy after Thursday’s game at Detroit was wrong. Konkol attributes the outcome to two possible [more]

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Matt Nagy: Justin Fields has cracked ribs, will start again when healthy

Fri Nov 26 2021 17:15:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Nagy is still the Bears’ head coach, and Justin Fields is still their starting quarterback. Nagy, brushing off a report that he would be fired after the Bears’ Thanksgiving game, spoke today like a man who expects to remain the team’s head coach for at least the rest of this season. And he said [more]

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Lions claim second timeout was called to prevent a touchdown

Fri Nov 26 2021 01:31:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions did a Lionish thing late in Thursday’s loss to the Bears, calling one timeout to conserve time and then another because they didn’t like the intersection of the offensive and defensive alignments before the next play. By rule (a quirky one), the officials are supposed to ignore the second timeout but, if they [more]

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Matt Nagy: There will always be distractions; it’s how you handle them that matters

Fri Nov 26 2021 00:47:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears coach Matt Nagy seemed very pragmatic on Tuesday regarding the report that he’ll be fired after Thursday’s game against the Lions. After the 16-14 win, Nagy was equally pragmatic. “When there’s distractions, which is in every sport, in all facets of life — there’s always going to be distractions. It’s how you handle them,” [more]

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Bears edge Lions 16-14 for Thanksgiving win

Thu Nov 25 2021 20:42:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Thankful may not be the word viewers of Thursday’s game between the Bears and Lions use for having sat through the contest, but the result will be met with a lot of approval at Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s table. After a short week filled with speculation about whether this would be his final game [more]

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Lions go up 14-13 on T.J. Hockenson touchdown

Thu Nov 25 2021 20:02:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions passing offense sprung to life at the end of the third quarter and they’re back in the lead as a result. Jared Goff hit tight end T.J. Hockenson for a 17-yard touchdown with just under two minutes left in the third quarter to put the Lions up 14-13 in Detroit. It’s Goff’s second [more]

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Jimmy Graham TD puts Bears up 10-7

Thu Nov 25 2021 18:43:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears didn’t get into the end zone on their first trip into the red zone on Thursday afternoon, but the second one was more fruitful. Quarterback Andy Dalton hit tight end Jimmy Graham for a 17-yard touchdown and the Bears moved in front of the Lions 10-7 with under five minutes to play in [more]

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D’Andre Swift heads to locker room in second quarter

Thu Nov 25 2021 18:36:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions continue to lead the Bears in the first half, but they lost a big offensive piece in the second quarter. Running back D'Andre Swift stayed down after being tackled by linebacker Roquan Smith on the Bears sideline. Trainers attended to him on the field and then helped him to the sideline where they [more]

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Ryan Pace calls report of Matt Nagy’s imminent firing “inaccurate”

Thu Nov 25 2021 17:14:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It took two days, but someone above Matt Nagy finally has gone on record to dispute the report from a Pulitzer-prize winning Chicago reporter that the Bears coach’s firing is imminent. General Manager Ryan Pace denied Mark Konkol’s report that the Bears informed Nagy he will be fired following today’s game against the Lions. “Honestly, [more]

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Report: Justin Fields has “a few cracked ribs”

Thu Nov 25 2021 12:51:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Justin Fields will not play today, but there’s still not complete clarity on how much time he’ll have to miss with the rib injury he suffered against the Ravens. Fields has “a few cracked ribs” and an MRI showed “additional issues,” according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Still, the injury is not [more]

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Report: Jared Goff expected to start for Lions against Bears

Thu Nov 25 2021 05:47:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff was trending toward being able to play in the opener of the Thanksgiving slate against the Chicago Bears. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Lions are planning for Goff to start after missing last Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. An oblique injury kept Goff out of [more]

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Report: George McCaskey told Bears today that Matt Nagy firing report is false

Wed Nov 24 2021 21:06:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Publicly, the Bears have not denied the report that Matt Nagy has been told he’ll be fired after tomorrow’s game at Detroit. But privately, Bears chairman George McCaskey told players and coaches today that there is no truth to the report, according to Dan Pompei of TheAthletic.com. McCaskey, the grandson of Bears founder George Halas, [more]

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Jared Goff questionable for Thursday

Wed Nov 24 2021 19:51:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions head coach Dan Campbell and Jared Goff both seemed optimistic about the quarterback’s potential availability for Thursday’s game against the Bears. But Goff’s status for the contest is still uncertain, as Detroit has listed Goff as questionable with his oblique injury. Though the Lions held walk-throughs on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Goff would have [more]

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Jared Goff on oblique injury: I’d probably categorize it as a game-day decision

Tue Nov 23 2021 22:55:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Earlier on Tuesday, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that quarterback Jared Goff was “trending” toward playing on Thanksgiving against the Bears. In his own press conference later in the day, Goff told reporters that he’s feeling “better every day” after missing Sunday’s loss to the Browns with his oblique injury. “We’ll see,” Goff said. [more]

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Tashaun Gipson: Matt Nagy talk not a distraction, we’re trying to win a game

Tue Nov 23 2021 22:40:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears are on a five-game losing streak and there’s been a lot of chatter about head coach Matt Nagy’s future in recent days. Nagy said that a report Tuesday indicated that he’s been told that he’ll be fired after Thursday’s game is inaccurate, but no one would be surprised by a change. While all [more]

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Andy Dalton to start for Bears on Thanksgiving

Tue Nov 23 2021 18:17:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Andy Dalton is officially back as the Bears’ starting quarterback. Bears head coach Matt Nagy confirmed today that Dalton will start while Justin Fields continues to recover from a rib injury suffered on Sunday against the Ravens. Fields will likely be inactive, and Nick Foles will be Dalton’s backup. Dalton opened the season as the [more]

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Matt Nagy on report he’s been informed of post-Thanksgiving firing: “That is not accurate”

Tue Nov 23 2021 18:12:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tuesday’s report that Bears coach Matt Nagy has been told he’ll be fired after Thursday’s game against the Lions has been refuted by Nagy himself. Meeting with reporters, Nagy was asked about the report from Pulitzer-winning reporter Mark Konkol that Nagy has been told he’s out after the Thanksgiving game. “This is not accurate,” Nagy [more]

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Bears special teams coach says he knows nothing about report on Matt Nagy’s status

Tue Nov 23 2021 17:12:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor served as the acting head coach when Matt Nagy was sidelined by COVID-19. So if the report that Matt Nagy will be fired after the Bears’ Thanksgiving game is true, Tabor would be the logical choice to fill in as interim head coach. But Tabor says he knows nothing [more]

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Chicago-area high school apologizes for “Fire Nagy” chants directed at Bears coach’s son

Tue Nov 23 2021 16:24:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears coach Matt Nagy has been under an intense spotlight in Chicago, but students at one Chicago-area high school crossed the line by targeting Nagy’s son. Cary-Grove High School has issued an apology for the conduct of some of its students toward Nagy’s son, who played for Lake Forest High School in a playoff game [more]

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Report: Matt Nagy has been told he’ll be fired after Thanksgiving game

Tue Nov 23 2021 16:22:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Pulitzer-prize winning Chicago reporter has dropped a bomb on the Bears beat. Mark Konkol, who previously worked for the Chicago Sun-Times, reports at Patch.com that the Bears have informed coach Matt Nagy that he’ll be fired after Thursday’s game at Detroit. A “top source with knowledge of the decision” told Konkel that Nagy was informed [more]

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Jared Goff “felt better” Monday, leaving door open for his return Thursday

Tue Nov 23 2021 00:31:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff had a limited practice Monday afternoon, but he went through an extensive throwing session Monday morning. The door remains open for his return Thanksgiving Day after he missed Sunday’s game with an oblique injury. “He felt better today, so we’re going to see where he can go,” coach Dan Campbell said, [more]

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Justin Fields, Allen Robinson would have missed practice Monday

Mon Nov 22 2021 22:00:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Justin Fields was still having his injured ribs evaluated on Monday, so it’s little surprise to learn that he would not have practiced with the team. Fields left Sunday’s loss to the Ravens in the third quarter and reportedly had negative X-rays, but there’s been no word from the team about his chances [more]

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Jared Goff listed as limited participant on Monday

Mon Nov 22 2021 21:40:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Sunday’s loss to the Browns, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that Jared Goff will start at quarterback against the Bears on Thursday if he’s healthy enough to play. Goff would not have been healthy enough to fully participate in practice on Monday. The Lions estimated practice participation levels because they only had a [more]

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Matt Nagy: Bears still evaluating Justin Fields’ rib injury

Mon Nov 22 2021 16:45:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A day later, the Bears still aren’t sure how serious quarterback Justin Fields‘ rib injury is. Bears coach Matt Nagy said today that the Bears are still evaluating Fields’ injury and it’s too soon to say whether he’ll be available to play on Thursday against the Lions. Nagy did indicate that the only issue is [more]

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Tyus Bowser: The great part about the Ravens is that we’re resilient

Mon Nov 22 2021 15:32:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lamar Jackson’s absence drew the most attention on Sunday, but he wasn’t the only player missing from the Ravens lineup. The team’s been dealing with injuries across the entire roster all season, including ones that left them with only three cornerbacks in uniform against the Bears. The defense held up well for much of the [more]

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Report: X-rays on Justin Fields’ ribs are negative

Mon Nov 22 2021 03:12:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields underwent examinations postgame to determine the extent of his rib injury and whether he damaged his spleen. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports initial tests done on Fields did not reveal any broken ribs. Fields will undergo further tests Monday. Of course, in a Sept. 19 game against the Bills, the [more]

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Matt Nagy doesn’t know extent of Justin Fields’ rib injury

Sun Nov 21 2021 22:51:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Justin Fields left Sunday’s loss to the Ravens in the third quarter after injuring his ribs and there wasn’t much of an update from the team about his condition after the game. Head coach Matt Nagy said he did not know if Fields broke any bones or anything else about the injury other [more]

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Tyler Huntley got word he was starting directly from Lamar Jackson

Sun Nov 21 2021 22:27:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley didn’t know he’d be playing in place of Lamar Jackson until this morning. Huntley found out about it directly from Lamar. “When I was walking toward the bus, Lamar sent me a text,” Huntley told PFT by phone after the 16-13 win. “He was like, ‘Go do your thing.’ That’s how [more]

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Tyler Huntley leads Ravens to comeback win over Bears

Sun Nov 21 2021 21:16:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

No Lamar Jackson? No problem for the Ravens. With Jackson out of the game because of an illness, Tyler Huntley stepped in and led the Ravens on a touchdown drive in the closing minutes to win 16-13 at Chicago. The Bears were also down to their backup quarterback after Justin Fields suffered a rib injury. [more]

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Justin Fields heads to locker room, Andy Dalton in for Bears

Sun Nov 21 2021 19:53:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears quarterback Justin Fields appeared to suffer a rib injury in the third quarter today against the Ravens. Fields walked to the locker room under his own power and was replaced by Andy Dalton. Before the injury, Fields was having an ugly game, as the Bears’ offense could get nothing going and the Ravens jumped [more]

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Ravens “did everything we could” to Lamar Jackson ready to go

Sun Nov 21 2021 17:44:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson won’t play today, due to an illness that is not COVID. Whatever the precise illness, it will cause him to miss only the third game of his career. Jay Glazer of Fox spoke to Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who said of Jackson, “We brought him in. We did everything we could. [more]

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Lamar Jackson will not play against Bears

Sun Nov 21 2021 16:32:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has missed practice time with an illness three times this season and this Sunday will be the first time that he’s missed a game for that reason. Jackson is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Tyler Huntley will play in Jackson’s place. It is the first time Jackson has missed [more]

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Latavius Murray is expected to play on Sunday

Sun Nov 21 2021 14:54:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Ravens released running back Le'Veon Bell this week and it looks like they’ll be getting another veteran back in the backfield for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Latavius Murray is expected to play on Sunday. Murray has been out with an ankle injury since Week Six and [more]

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Report: Lamar Jackson “50-50” to play with latest non-COVID illness

Sun Nov 21 2021 13:58:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has had multiple non-COVID illnesses this season, but he has yet to miss a game over any of them. On Sunday, there’s reportedly a real chance that he will. Jackson is “50-50” to play against the Bears with his latest non-COVID illness, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Jackson missed practice [more]

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Damien Williams downgraded to doubtful with calf injury

Sun Nov 21 2021 03:29:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears downgraded running back Damien Williams to doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Ravens, the team announced. Williams practiced all week with a knee injury. It appears he injured his calf during practice, which threatens to keep him out of the game. He has played seven games with two starts this season and has [more]

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Ravens receiver Marquise Brown is out for Sunday with a thigh injury

Sun Nov 21 2021 00:00:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If the Ravens will be getting back on the right track on Sunday at Chicago, they’ll be doing so without receiver Marquise Brown. Brown has been downgraded to out with a thigh injury. The situation means more opportunities for Devin Duvernay and rookie Rashod Bateman. It also means that it will be a little more [more]

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Ravens say Lamar Jackson is questionable vs. Bears with illness

Sat Nov 20 2021 18:19:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed practice time with an illness this week, but when he wasn’t listed on the Friday injury report, it appeared that he was good to go for Sunday against the Bears. But maybe not. The Ravens announced today that Jackson is now listed as questionable with an illness. The Ravens have [more]

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Bears place Khalil Mack on injured reserve

Sat Nov 20 2021 04:25:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears made it official Friday by placing edge rusher Khalil Mack on season-ending injured reserve. The team announced Mack will undergo foot surgery next week, confirming a report earlier in the day. “With him, it’s been the last several weeks just trying to get right,” coach Matt Nagy said, via Larry Mayer of the [more]

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Lamar Jackson was a full participant in Friday’s practice, set to start on Sunday

Fri Nov 19 2021 20:36:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed the first two days of the practice week with an illness. But he returned to the field as a full participant in Friday’s session and is now all set to start Baltimore’s matchup with Chicago on Sunday. Jackson has no injury status, which means he is expected to play. The [more]

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Report: Khalil Mack to undergo season-ending foot surgery

Fri Nov 19 2021 19:09:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears had let edge rusher Khalil Mack rest for  the past few weeks in an effort to let his foot injury heal. Apparently, it wasn’t enough. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Mack will undergo season-ending foot surgery and will be placed on injured reserve. Mack suffered the foot injury in Chicago’s Week Three [more]

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Bears put Danny Trevathan on IR, sign Cassius Marsh to active roster and Bruce Irvin to practice squad

Fri Nov 19 2021 18:02:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Linebacker Danny Trevathan will miss the rest of the Bears’ season. Trevathan was placed on injured reserve on Friday. He missed the first two days of practice this week with a knee injury. He also missed the first four games of the season while on injured reserve with a knee injury and the return trip [more]

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Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown return to practice

Fri Nov 19 2021 17:00:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Lamar Jackson is back with the Ravens on Friday. Jackson missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday because of an illness, but he was feeling well enough to get on the practice field to close out the week. Assuming he continues to feel well, Jackson should be good to go against the Bears on Sunday. [more]

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NFL sends memo and video to teams reiterating taunting, “posturing” ban

Fri Nov 19 2021 16:35:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL won’t back down when it comes to its instance that players back away from their own human emotions during the game. Via Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, the NFL has sent a memo and a training video to all teams regarding the league’s ongoing emphasis on the longstanding taunting rule. “Appropriate celebration, enthusiasm and [more]

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Bruce Irvin signs with Bears

Fri Nov 19 2021 00:02:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Veteran pass rusher Bruce Irvin has signed with the Bears, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The Bears need depth at the position with Khalil Mack still out of practice with his foot injury, which has kept him out of the past two games. Irvin has remained a free agent this season. He played two [more]

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Allen Robinson remains out of practice, Eddie Jackson back on the field

Thu Nov 18 2021 22:40:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson wasn’t on the injury report before the team’s bye week, but he has been out of practice both days this week. Robinson missed his second straight practice with a hamstring injury on Thursday. He’ll have another chance to practice on Friday, but another missed session will likely put him on [more]

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Lamar Jackson not practicing on Thursday due to illness

Thu Nov 18 2021 19:04:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

An illness has kept quarterback Lamar Jackson out of his second consecutive practice. According to multiple reporters, Jackson was not on the field during the portion of the session open to media. Jackson was officially a non-participant for Wednesday’s practice, too. Via Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun, offensive coordinator Greg Roman said earlier on [more]

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Sean Payton: Everyone involved in NFL deserves better officiating

Thu Nov 18 2021 19:02:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Saints head coach Sean Payton said he had no comment on a costly roughing the passer call against his team after last Sunday’s loss to the Titans, but shared some of his opinion on Monday when he noted the penalty is for “roughing” after further questions about it. Payton was on The Dan Patrick Show [more]

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Bills-Jets had an uncalled taunting foul on Spencer Brown, given the Cassius Marsh “posturing” standard

Thu Nov 18 2021 15:03:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In bending over backwards to defend referee Tony Corrente’s Gran Torino moment from two Monday nights ago, the NFL decided that “posturing” toward an entire sideline after a big play counts as taunting. While it provided a semi-plausible explanation for the decision to flag (and later fine) Marsh, it created a standard that won’t be [more]

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Matt Nagy on taunting: There’s young kids watching games, I’m a firm believer in respect

Thu Nov 18 2021 13:13:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Despite his own team bearing the brunt of one of this season’s most controversial taunting calls, Bears coach Matt Nagy agrees with the league’s emphasis on taunting. Nagy said that he wouldn’t want young players to see taunting in the NFL and think it’s acceptable, and so he’s glad the NFL isn’t allowing it. “People [more]

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Matt Nagy: Bears’ losing streak is no one’s fault other than everybody’s

Thu Nov 18 2021 12:56:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears haven’t won a game since October 10 against the Raiders. As they come out of their bye week on a four-game losing streak, coach Matt Nagy says the whole team needs to be responsible for ending that losing streak on Sunday against the Ravens. Nagy noted that last year the Bears were also [more]

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Marquise Brown out of Ravens practice

Wed Nov 17 2021 22:40:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Marquise Brown joined quarterback Lamar Jackson in missing Wednesday’s Ravens practice. Jackson sat out with an illness while Brown was sidelined by a thigh injury. Brown was listed limited in practice last Monday, but was listed as a full participant the rest of the week and played against the Dolphins. Right tackle Patrick [more]

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Khalil Mack, Allen Robinson out of practice for Bears

Wed Nov 17 2021 22:09:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Linebacker Khalil Mack missed the Bears’ final two games before their Week 10 bye and he’s not yet ready to get back on the field. Mack did not take part in practice for the Bears as they stepped up their preparations for facing the Ravens this Sunday. Mack is dealing with a foot injury and [more]

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John Harbaugh: Le’Veon Bell can still play, we’ll see where we’re at going forward

Wed Nov 17 2021 19:48:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Ravens cut running back Le'Veon Bell on Tuesday, but they’re not opposed to the idea of having him back with the team. Head coach John Harbaugh said the team needed a roster spot with players returning from injuries, but that he appreciated the “professionalism, attitude, work ethic” that Bell brought with him during his [more]

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Lamar Jackson out of Wednesday’s practice with an illness

Wed Nov 17 2021 18:49:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson isn’t practicing on Wednesday. Head coach John Harbaugh announced that Jackson will sit out the first session of the week because he’s sick. Center Bradley Bozeman was also sent home with a non-COVID illness. “I guess it’s that time of year,” Harbaugh said, via Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun. This [more]

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Ravens release Le’Veon Bell

Tue Nov 16 2021 17:56:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Ravens are moving on from Le'Veon Bell. The running back posted a goodbye message to social media on Tuesday, which was followed by multiple reports of his release from the club. “This hurts, but it’s been a blessing to be here to say the least, I’ve enjoyed every second of this short period & [more]

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Bears designate Teven Jenkins for return from IR

Mon Nov 15 2021 18:31:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears have not had second-round pick Teven Jenkins in the lineup at all this year, but the rookie tackle could still make a contribution before the year is out. Jenkins had back surgery this summer and went on injured reserve before the first game of the regular season. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said [more]

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Lingering complaints about Cassius Marsh taunting call distracted from horrible low block penalty

Sat Nov 13 2021 18:30:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On the surface, some would say that the NFL has had another bad week, thanks to the controversial taunting call on Bears linebacker Cassius Marsh, capped by a Tony Corrente hip check and a fine for Marsh. However, some in league circles believe that 345 Park Avenue regard it as a welcome diversion from that [more]

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NFL fines Cassius Marsh for taunting

Sat Nov 13 2021 15:54:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The widely ridiculed taunting penalty against Bears linebacker Cassius Marsh is still being treated seriously by the league. The NFL previously announced that it supported referee Tony Corrente’s decision to penalize Marsh. Now the NFL has fined Marsh $5,972, according to Tom Pelissero. The decision to fine Marsh will be seen as a show of [more]

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The taunting rule now prohibits “posturing” at the opposing sideline, language of the rulebook be damned

Fri Nov 12 2021 00:53:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

During the season, the most important employee in the league office is the one who helps explain controversial officiating decisions. Currently, that job is occupied by (checks notes) no one. This week, the league tasked former NFL assistant coach Perry Fewell with basically reading from a teleprompter to review a handful of calls for less than [more]

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Former Bears strength coach Clyde Emrich dies

Wed Nov 10 2021 23:39:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Clyde Emrich, a pioneering strength coach who spent 50 years working for the Bears, has died, the team announced Wednesday. Emrich became one of the NFL’s first strength coaches when George Halas hired him in 1971, and he remained with the team until his death. Emrich last served as the Bears’ strength coach in 1991, [more]

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NFL Senior V.P. of officiating defends taunting penalty called on Bears’ Cassius Marsh

Wed Nov 10 2021 19:10:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The league’s officiating department is standing by referee Tony Corrente’s controversial taunting call on Bears linebacker Cassius Marsh on Monday night. In a video released by the league’s officiating department, Senior V.P. of Officiating Perry Fewell said that the call against Marsh was correct, and the officials will continue to enforce the point of emphasis [more]

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Matt Nagy tells Bears to “be super-careful” not to get flagged for taunting

Wed Nov 10 2021 15:57:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears linebacker Cassius Marsh was flagged for perhaps this season’s most controversial taunting penalty on Monday night. Whether the call was right or wrong, Bears coach Matt Nagy knows his team can’t afford to do anything that could give the officials an excuse to throw a flag. Nagy said that he is reiterating to his [more]

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NFL believes, but doesn’t directly say, that Tony Corrente’s taunting call was correct

Wed Nov 10 2021 13:26:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL believes that Monday night’s controversial taunting call made by referee Tony Corrente against Bears linebacker Cassius Marsh was correct. But the league won’t say it directly. Mark Maske of the Post writes that the league “believes the taunting call made against . . . Marsh during Monday night’s game in Pittsburgh was justified [more]

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One or more Steelers seemed to be lined up offside on the final Chicago field goal try

Wed Nov 10 2021 00:03:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Everyone but Steve Levy realized that Cairo Santos‘s 65-yard field goal try on Monday night had no chance of making it through the uprights. It’s possible that the Bears should have had another chance to kick the ball or to throw a Hail Mary five yards closer. As noted by Adam Jahns of TheAthletic.com, the [more]

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Matt Nagy thought 65-yard field goal and Hail Mary had about the same chance of success

Tue Nov 09 2021 23:14:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On the last play of the Bears’ loss to the Steelers on Monday night, Matt Nagy decided to try a 65-yard field goal instead of a Hail Mary. It didn’t work. After the game, Nagy said he felt that a 65-yard field goal and a Hail Mary had about the same chances of success, according [more]

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Tony Corrente’s antics fuel “the fix is in” crowd

Tue Nov 09 2021 18:53:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Monday night, referee Tony Corrente and his crew made multiple bad calls. Corrente personally was responsible for two major moments, a controversial low block that took a touchdown off the board for Chicago and a sketchy taunting call that included Corrente throwing a hip into Cassius Marsh just before throwing the flag. Both calls [more]

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Mike Tomlin stands by taunting emphasis: We’re role models for younger players

Tue Nov 09 2021 17:59:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin saw his team benefit from a controversial taunting penalty against the Bears on Monday night, but Tomlin says he supports the NFL’s crackdown on taunting regardless of which team it helps. Tomlin, who is on the NFL Competition Committee and was involved in the decision to tell officials to call taunting [more]

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