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Bears | Zachary Miller signed
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:53:59 -0800
Free-agent TE Zachary Miller (Bears) was re-signed by the Chicago Bears on Friday, Feb. 27.
Bears | Demontre Hurst signs
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:02:27 -0800
The Chicago Bears signed CB Demontre Hurst to a two-year contract Wednesday, Feb. 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Bears | Chicago may pursue David Harris
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:51:41 -0800
New York Jets impending free-agent LB David Harris is expected to receive interest from the Chicago Bears if he hits the free-agent market, according to a source.
Bears | John Fox non-committal on Jay Cutler
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:43:05 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler did not receive a vote of confidence from head coach John Fox. Fox said the team is still evaluating the position. Fox said he wants to get to know Cutler as part of that evaluation. "We're not up against a deadline," Fox said. "My experience has always been that you need to gather the information and in turn, you usually make better decisions. We're in that process, and we'll keep you posted."
Bears | HC non-committal on Brandon Marshall
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:27:49 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall's standing with the team for the upcoming season may be in question, but new head coach John Fox was non-committal about Marshall when asked Wednesday, Feb. 18.
Bears | Meet with Josh McCown
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:17:02 -0800
Free-agent QB Josh McCown (Buccaneers) met with the Chicago Bears at the NFL Scouting Combine Wednesday, Feb. 18, according to head coach John Fox.
Bears | Charles Tillman 80% healthy
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:25:03 -0800
Chicago Bears impending free-agent CB Charles Tillman (triceps) said he is 80% healthy and hopes to be fully recovered from his torn triceps by the time free agency kicks off March 10. Tillman's priority in signing with a team this year is to win a Super Bowl.
Bears | Charles Tillman still plans to play
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:39:48 -0800
Free-agent CB Charles Tillman (Bears) still plans to return for the 2015 season. "Obviously, I can't play until I'm like 50 or 60. But I just want to keep going. I'm feeling good. I just have unfinished business. I want a championship. I think that's my main reason (to keep playing): I'm hungry for a championship," Tillman said.
Bears | Tim Jennings undergoes surgery
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:35:30 -0800
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (knee) recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, according to a source. Jennings is not expected to miss much practice time this offseason.
Bears | Two coaches not returning to staff
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:17:17 -0800
The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday, Feb. 11, offensive line coach Pat Meyer and defensive quality control coach Chris Harris will not return.
Bears | Hire new assistant offensive line coach
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:14:04 -0800
The Chicago Bears announced the hiring of assistant offensive line coach Ben Wilkerson Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Bears | Lamarr Houston could move to LB
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 07:44:01 -0800
Chicago Bears DE Lamarr Houston could be moved to outside linebacker if the team decides to change to a 3-4 defensive alignment.
Bears | Lance Briggs crosses Packers off list
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 23:47:11 -0800
Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) said via Twitter that, if he reaches free agency and signs with another team, it would not be the Green Bay Packers.
Bears | Chicago has 23 million in cap space
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:05:54 -0800
The Chicago Bears currently have 56 players under contract for the 2015 season. They have $23.89 million to spend against the projected $140 million 2015 salary cap.
Bears | Stan Drayton officially hired
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:45:52 -0800
Updating a previous report, former Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton has officially been hired for the same role by the Chicago Bears Thursday, Feb. 5.
Bears | Stan Drayton to be added to coaching staff
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:17:43 -0800
Former Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton is expected to be hired for the same role by the Chicago Bears, according to a source.
Bears | Albert Louis-Jean signs extension
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:43:54 -0800
Chicago Bears CB Albert Louis-Jean signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday, Feb. 4. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Bears | Lamarr Houston salary fully guaranteed
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 04:26:12 -0800
Chicago Bears DE Lamarr Houston has his $9.5 million salary fully guaranteed for 2015 because his contract called for the salary to be locked in on the second day of the 2015 waiver period.
Bears | Devekeyan Lattimore gets contract extension
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:26:54 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Devekeyan Lattimore agreed to a two-year contract extension Friday, Jan. 30.
Bears | Mike Groh staying
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:26:06 -0800
Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Mike Groh had his contract with the team extended Friday, Jan. 30.
Bears | Jared Allen curious about new defense
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:00:22 -0800
Chicago Bears DE Jared Allen said he is curious about the team's new defense in 2015, especially if the team moves to a base 3-4 defense. "It's not that I can't do it," Allen said. "For me, it is a question of what kind of system are we going to run? How do I fit in the system? How do we achieve our goals? These things will play out."
Bears | Brandon Marshall may not return
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:32:22 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall may not return to the team in 2015, in the opinion of ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright. The thinking is that Marshall and WR Alshon Jeffery are too similar of receivers, and the team needs more diversity at the position. Wright also wrote that this was strictly a possibility, and he expects Marshall to be on the team in 2015.
Bears | Lance Briggs would like to return
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:20:39 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs would like to return to the team in 2015, even though his future is uncertain. Briggs said he is excited about the team hiring head coach John Fox. "John, I think, he's the right man for the job," Briggs said. "I've seen John over the years. He's had a lot of success in the NFL. He understands the NFL. He's a football coach."
Bears | Jay Feely says Jay Cutler is not a leader
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:45:32 -0800
Chicago Bears PK Jay Feely said QB Jay Cutler isn't a leader off of the field. "That's not who he is. You're going to have a vacuum there," Feely said on Mad Dog Sports Radio. "So you have to know that as a general manager or a head coach, 'Hey, we're not going to have that leadership from this position, so we've really got to have other guys that are going to step up and are going to be our verbal leaders.'"
Bears | John Chiles signs Futures deal
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:29:44 -0800
Free-agent WR John Chiles (CFL) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Bears | Clint Hurtt to be outside linebackers coach
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:09:24 -0800
Updating a previous report, former University of Louisville assistant coach Clint Hurtt will serve as the outside linebackers coach for the Chicago Bears. It was previously reported that Hurtt would be the team's assistant defensive line coach.
Bears | Jay Rodgers hired
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:57:13 -0800
Jay Rodgers was hired by the Chicago Bears as the team's defensive line coach. His brother, Jeff Rodgers, was just hired by the Bears as special teams coordinator.
Bears | Jay Cutler happy with coaching addition
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:06:05 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler reportedly once touted new quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains to be the quarterbacks coach in 2012. The two had a "strong, personal relationship."
Bears | Bo Hardegree hired as assistant
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:49:04 -0800
Former Denver Broncos assistant coach Bo Hardegree has joined the Chicago Bears as an offensive assistant Saturday, Jan. 24.
Bears | Bears hire Glenn Pires
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:21:22 -0800
Former Atlanta Falcons linebackers coach Glenn Pires has been hired by the Chicago Bears to fill the same position Friday, Jan. 23.
Bears | Dowell Loggains hired
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:04:35 -0800
Former Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains has been hired by the Chicago Bears to fill the same position Friday, Jan. 23.
Bears | Frank Smith hired
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:47:19 -0800
Former New Orleans Saints offensive assistant Frank Smith has been hired by the Chicago Bears as tight ends coach Thursday, Jan. 22.
Bears | Adam Gase to be hired as OC
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:31:38 -0800
Former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase will be hired by the Chicago Bears as their new offensive coordinator, according to a source. Gase will receive an undisclosed three-year deal.
Bears | Jon Hoke not returning
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:08:03 -0800
Chicago Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke won't be returning for the 2015 season.
Bears | Hire Ed Donatell
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:58:43 -0800
Former San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell was hired by the Chicago Bears as the team's defensive backs coach Wednesday, Jan. 21.
Bears | Adam Gase to interview for Chicago OC
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:12:27 -0800
Former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase is expected to interview for the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator opening Wednesday, Jan. 21, a source said Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Bears | Three assistants hired
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:44:50 -0800
The Chicago Bears hired former Denver Broncos assistant secondary coach Sam Garnes as their assistant defensive backs coach, former Denver Broncos offensive line coach Dave Magazu as their new offensive line coach and former Denver Broncos assistant special teams coach Derius Swinton as their new assistant special teams coach Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Bears | Three more assistants not returning
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:05:56 -0800
Chicago Bears tight ends coach Andy Bischoff, linebackers coach Reggie Herring and assistant special teams coach Dwayne Stukes will not return to the team in 2015.
Bears | Mel Tucker won't return
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:01:41 -0800
Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will not return, the team announced Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Bears | Several candidates considered for OC
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:17:40 -0800
San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst, Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter and former Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis are all being considered for the Chicago Bears vacant offensive coordinator position. The Bears have already been denied permission by the Lions to interview Cooter, however.
Bears | Vic Fangio to be defensive coordinator
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:07:30 -0800
Updating a previous report, free-agent defensive coordinator Vic Fangio (49ers) will be the Chicago Bears defensive coordinator. Fangio was previously the San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator.
Bears | Will hire Vic Fangio
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:06:46 -0800
The Chicago Bears will hire free-agent defensive coordinator Vic Fangio (49ers) to an undisclosed position with the team, according to a league source.
Bears | Request to interview Rob Chudzinski
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:52:49 -0800
Indianapolis Colts special assistant Rob Chudzinski is being sought after to interview for the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator position.
Bears | Jim Bob Cooter interview denied
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:07:33 -0800
Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter will not interview with the Chicago Bears regarding their open offensive coordinator position after the Lions denied the Bears' request to do so.
Bears | Jeff Rodgers joins as special teams coordinator
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:06:19 -0800
Former Denver Broncos special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers and the Chicago Bears have reached an agreement Monday, Jan. 19, for Rodgers to be the team's special teams coordinator.