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Browns | Earl Bennett released

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:42:19 -0700

The Cleveland Browns released WR Earl Bennett Tuesday, June 17.

Fantasy Tip: This is a bit of a surprising move, given the fact that there's a good chance that the team's leading receiver, Josh Gordon, could be suspended for the entire 2014 season. Still, the Browns have 14 wideouts on roster with this move.

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Browns | Earl Bennett contract details

Thu, 22 May 2014 12:31:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Earl Bennett agreed to a minimum salary benefit deal.

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Browns | Earl Bennett deal update

Wed, 21 May 2014 10:49:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Earl Bennett's one-year deal is worth $730,000 and includes $75,000 guaranteed. His cap figure is $570,000 based on the minimum salary benefit rule.

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Browns | Sign Earl Bennett

Thu, 15 May 2014 14:10:23 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Cleveland Browns signed WR Earl Bennett (Bears) to an undisclosed contract.

Fantasy Tip: At best, Bennett is a deep flier in PPR formats.

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Browns | Earl Bennett to sign

Thu, 15 May 2014 06:32:49 -0700

The Cleveland Browns plan to sign free-agent WR Earl Bennett (Bears).

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Bears | Earl Bennett officially cut

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:56:37 -0700

The Chicago Bears officially released WR Earl Bennett Tuesday, March 18.

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Bears | Expected to release Earl Bennett

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:48:20 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett declined a pay cut and is expected to be released by the team.

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Bears | Marquess Wilson could have bigger role

Sat, 08 Feb 2014 08:21:07 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson is expected to receive the opportunity to compete for more playing time next season. Wilson likely will need to light it up during training camp if he wants to move above WR Earl Bennett on the depth chart.

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Bears | Earl Bennett could be asked to take pay cut

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:52:00 -0800

The Chicago Bears may ask WR Earl Bennett to take a pay cut this offseason, because he is scheduled to have a $2.45 million salary cap figure next season. Bennett agreed to take a pay cut last offseason.

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Bears | Earl Bennett not expected to play

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:19:28 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (personal) is not expected to play Week 17 because he did not participate in practice this week.

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Bears | Friday injury report for Week 17

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:40:24 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (non-injury) did not practice Friday, Dec. 17 and is questionable for Week 17. LB Lance Briggs (shoulder) fully practiced and is probable.

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Bears | Thursday practice report for Week 17

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:52:29 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (non-injury) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 26, while LB Lance Briggs (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Bears | Wednesday practice report for Week 17

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 14:18:00 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. LB Lance Briggs (shoulder) fully practiced. The team did not practice, but the NFL makes teams release a Wednesday injury report, so this is an estimation.

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Bears | Friday injury report for Week 16

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:38:52 -0800

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 16. WR Earl Bennett (non-injury) did not participate in practice but is listed as probable.

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Bears | Earl Bennett nearing pay day

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 06:09:41 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett can earn back all of his $1 million pay cut with 10 more catches this season. He earned $500,000 with his 30th catch in Week 15 and can earn the other $500,000 if he reaches 40 catches.

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Bears | Earl Bennett restructures

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:45:08 -0700

The Chicago Bears restructured WR Earl Bennett's contract. His salary was cut from $2.25 million to $1.25 million. The team saved $1 million in cap space. Bennett can earn the $1 million in incentives based on receptions.

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Bears | Earl Bennett plans to play

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:06:04 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett said he plans to play Week 1 after missing some time in the preseason because of a concussion.

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Bears | Unlikely to move Earl Bennett now

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:33:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Chicago Bears likely would not be able to trade WR Earl Bennett (concussion) at this point because he is still recovering from a concussion he suffered earlier this month.

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Bears | Could move Earl Bennett

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:24:48 -0700

The Chicago Bears have had talks about the possibility of trading WR Earl Bennett.

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Bears | Earl Bennett making progress

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:19:17 -0700

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said WR Earl Bennett (concussion) is making progress in his recovery from a concussion. Bennett was running routes and catching passes during practice Wednesday, Aug. 28.

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Bears | Two still working through concussion protocol

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:53:06 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) and DT Henry Melton (concussion) remained sidelined for practice Monday, Aug. 26, as they continue to take steps of the concussion protocol to return to the field.

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Bears | Earl Bennett, Henry Melton to miss preseason game

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:18:59 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) and DT Henry Melton (concussion) will both miss the team's next preseason game and are being closely monitored from their concussions. Neither player has been practicing, either.

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Bears | Several missing from practice

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:29:26 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), QB Matt Blanchard (hand), DT Corvey Irvin (ankle), LS Patrick Mannelly (rib), DT Henry Melton (concussion), DE Cheta Ozougwu (hamstring)and FB Harvey Unga (rib) each missed practice Monday, Aug. 19.

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Bears | Five miss practice, one returns

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 07:38:52 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), LB D.J. Williams (calf), RB Armando Allen (undisclosed), OT Jonathan Scott (knee) and RB Harvey Unga (ribs) are out of practice Monday, Aug. 12. WR Joe Anderson (shoulder) returned to practice.

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Bears | Earl Bennett still dealing with concussion

Sun, 11 Aug 2013 17:04:01 -0700

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said Sunday, Aug. 11, that WR Earl Bennett (concussion) is still dealing with a concussion, and the symptoms are "lingering." Trestman said Bennett is considered day to day, and the receiver spent the week at home.

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Bears | Two ruled out for preseason game

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:49:02 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) and LB D.J. Williams (calf) will not play in the first preseason game because of injuries.

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Bears | Four sitting

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 07:23:06 -0700

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (calf), WR Earl Bennett (head), OT Jonathan Scott (knee) and CB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) are out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.

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Bears | Two out

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:14:31 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (head) and CB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) are out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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Bears | Earl Bennett may have concussion

Sat, 03 Aug 2013 19:05:40 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (head) is being evaluated for a possible concussion.

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Bears | Three locks at WR, open after that

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:18:40 -0700

Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Earl Bennett are locks for the 53-man roster, but after that it is wide open. WRs Joe Anderson and Eric Weems might lock up a fourth receiver job, and could be battling each other since they are each solid on special teams. WR Devin Aromashodu is in the mix for a job, and then there is seventh-round pick Marquess Wilson and WR Devin Hester, who is more known for his prowess as a return man. The team is likely to keep five receivers plus Hester.

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Bears | Brandon Marshall hopes TE opens pass game

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:09:03 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said Tuesday, July 16, that he hopes the offseason addition of TE Martellus Bennett will take some of the receiving pressure off him. Marshall had career highs with 118 receptions, 194 targets and 1,508 yards. The Bears receiver with the next highest number of targets was WR Earl Bennett, with 49. Marshall feels the wear and tear might have led to his offseason hip surgery. "I am (looking forward to having more weapons)," Marshall said. "It was tough sledding last year. I think that's why I had to have surgery. I had 2-3 guys on me every single play, but bringing in big boy Martellus, I don't think the league really knows how good he is."

Fantasy Tip: Marshall will still see plenty of targets and receptions, making him a bona fide No. 1 fantasy wide receiver in all formats. Sure, his numbers won't be as high as they were in 2012, but he remains a Top 10 fantasy option at his position.

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Bears | Devin Hester competing

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:06:14 -0700

Chicago Bears KR Devin Hester is competing to keep his job as the primary kick returner. WR Earl Bennett is also fielding kicks, and at age 31, Hester could become a salary cap casualty.

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Bears | Could be in the market for a wide receiver

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:59:54 -0800

The Chicago Bears could be in the market for a free-agent wide receiver with injury concerns to WRs Earl Bennett and Alshon Jeffery. Among the veteran wide receivers Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago says could be available this year in free agency are Mike Wallace of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, Wes Welker of the New England Patriots, Danny Amendola of the St. Louis Rams, Julian Edelman of the Patriots, Brandon Gibson of the Rams, Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers, Brandon Stokley of the Denver Broncos, Donnie Avery of the Indianapolis Colts, Randy Moss of the San Francisco 49ers, Domenik Hixon of the New York Giants and Brian Hartline of the Miami Dolphins.

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Bears | Earl Bennett finds end zone

Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:47:38 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett caught five passes for 109 yards and one touchdown against the Detroit Lions in Week 17.

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Bears | Four questionable

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:12:17 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), LB Blake Costanzo (calf), CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) and OT Jonathan Scott (hamstring) are questionable for Week 16. Costanzo did not practice Friday, Dec. 21, while the others were limited.

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Bears | Six limited

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:30:42 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), LB Blake Costanzo (calf), LB Geno Hayes (knee), CB Tim Jennings (shoulder), DE Shea McClellin (knee) and DT Henry Melton (chest) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.

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Bears | Five players limited during practice

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:59:54 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), DE Shea McClellin (knee), DT Henry Melton (chest), LB Geno Hayes (knee) and CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.

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Bears | Earl Bennett expected to play in Week 16

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:24:37 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) is expected to return to the lineup in Week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals barring an unforeseen setback this week, according to a league source.

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Bears | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 08:47:20 -0800

The Chicago Bears have declared LB Brian Urlacher, WR Earl Bennett, LB Geno Hayes, DL Henry Melton, QB Josh McCown, DL Shea McClellin, CB Tim Jennings inactive for Week 15.

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Bears | Three ruled out

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:59:05 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) and LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Dec. 14, and are out for Week 15.

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Bears | Six miss practice

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:30:57 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), RB Michael Bush (ribs), CB Tim Jennings (shoulder), DE Shea McClellin (knee), DT Henry Melton (chest) and LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 13.

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Bears | 10 miss practice

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:29:26 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), LB Lance Briggs (knee, hip), RB Michael Bush (ribs), TE Kellen Davis (knee), LB Geno Hayes (knee), CB Tim Jennings (shoulder), DE Shea McClellin (knee), DT Henry Melton (chest), OT Jonathan Scott (shoulder) and LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. However, the Bears did not actually practice, so the practice report is an estimation.

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Bears | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 09 Dec 2012 08:48:11 -0800

The Chicago Bears have declared LB Brian Urlacher, OG Chris Spencer, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, WR Earl Bennett, QB Josh McCown, DL Stephen Paea, CB Tim Jennings inactive for Week 14.

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Bears | Three out

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:24:03 -0800

Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring), CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) and WR Earl Bennett (concussion) are out in Week 14.

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Bears | Earl Bennett ruled out

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:24:35 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14.

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Bears | Four miss practice

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:05:00 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion), RB Michael Bush (ribs), CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) and DT Stephen Paea (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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Bears | Earl Bennett not expected to play

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:37:41 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) is not expected to play Week 14 because of the concussion he suffered in Week 13.

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Bears | Not planning to add WR

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 10:45:56 -0800

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said the team is not considering signing a wide receiver due to the injuries to WRs Alshon Jeffery (knee), Devin Hester (concussion) and Earl Bennett (concussion). WR Brandon Marshall was supporting the idea that the club should go out and sign a veteran wideout such as WR Mike Sims-Walker (Jaguars).

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Bears | Earl Bennett injured

Sun, 02 Dec 2012 12:24:31 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) left early Week 13 because of a concussion and will not return.

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Bears | Brandon Marshall targeted frequently

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:35:37 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall has been targeted 121 times this season, third-most in the NFL. Marshall has been the target of 36.9 percent of the team's passes. The differential between Marshall and the Bears' next-most targeted receiver, WR Earl Bennett, is 82 passes.

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