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Bears | Tim Jennings limited
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:01 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, July 30, because of a quadriceps injury.
Bears | Kyle Long cleared
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:29:15 -0700
Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long (illness) has been cleared to practice. Long will do conditioning work for a few days before participating in practice.
Bears | Eben Britton carted off
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:28:40 -0700
Chicago Bears OG Eben Britton (hamstring) was carted off the field Wednesday, July 30, because of a hamstring injury. He is considered day-to-day at this point.
Bears | Terrence Toliver seeks second opinion
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:58:35 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Terrence Toliver (foot) is headed for a second opinion on the foot injury which sidelined him last week, according to a source.
Bears | Dale Moss signed
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:56:08 -0700
The Chicago Bears signed free-agent WR Dale Moss (Panthers) to a one-year deal Tuesday, July 29. The financial terms were not disclosed.
Bears | Jimmy Clausen has strong practice
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:17:38 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jimmy Clausen was accurate with his throws during practice Monday, July 28, and he led a touchdown drive during a two-minute drill. Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com believes Clausen is "very much" in the mix for the backup QB job.
Bears | Matt Slauson leaves early, Terrence Toliver sits
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:07:25 -0700
Chicago Bears OG Matt Slauson (shoulder) left practice early Monday, July 28, with a right shoulder injury, and WR Terrence Toliver (toe) did not practice.
Bears | Kyle Long misses practice
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:28:41 -0700
Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long (illness) did not participate in practice Monday, July 28, because he had a doctor's appointment, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Bears | Alshon Jeffery injury update
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:20:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (foot) left practice early Monday, July 28, because of a sore foot.
Bears | Tim Jennings sits
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:31:27 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (quadriceps) did not practice Monday, July 28.
Bears | Alshon Jeffery exits
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:30:50 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (undisclosed) left practice for an undisclosed reason Monday, July 28.
Bears | Jeremiah Ratliff sitting
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:27:36 -0700
Chicago Bears DT Jeremiah Ratliff is out of practice Monday, July 28.
Bears | Nate Collins practicing
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:26:21 -0700
Chicago Bears DT Nate Collins (knee) is practicing Monday, July 28, for the first time since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last year.
Bears | Willie Young practices
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:52:27 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Willie Young (quadriceps) was able to participate in practice Sunday, July 27.
Bears | Tim Jennings tries to practice
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:46:08 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (quadriceps) was on the field at the start of practice Sunday, July 27, but left early because his leg did not feel right, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Bears | James Dunbar cut
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:10:32 -0700
The Chicago Bears have released OG James Dunbar.
Bears | Jay Cutler takes extra reps Sunday
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:45:58 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler practiced with the first-team offense and the second-team wide receivers Sunday, July 27, in order to get extra reps.
Bears | Willie Young leaves practice
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:24:39 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Willie Young (quadriceps) left practice early Saturday, July 26, because of a sore quadriceps, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Bears | Tim Jennings day-to-day
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:24:02 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (quadriceps) is considered day-to-day because of a quadriceps injury. Jennings said he does not expect to miss a lot of time.
Bears | Tim Jennings not practicing
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:38:39 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Saturday, July 26.
Bears | Dylan Gandy signed
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:50:10 -0700
The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent C Dylan Gandy (Lions) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. The team also waived DE Jamil Merrell.
Bears | Craig Steltz placed on PUP
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:32:26 -0700
Chicago Bears SS Craig Steltz (pectoral) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 24.
Bears | Kyle Long placed on NFI
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:24:08 -0700
Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long (illness) was placed on the Non-Football Illness list Thursday, July 24.
Bears | Adrian Wilson confident, working hard
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:28:32 -0700
Chicago Bears FS Adrian Wilson (Achilles') still believes he has the tools to play in the NFL, saying the Bears wouldn't have signed him if he didn't. Wilson said he is studying the Bears' defensive playbook every day.
Bears | Jordan Palmer has first shot at No. 2 QB job
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:38:45 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jordan Palmer still has the first shot at winning the backup quarterback job, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Bears | Jordan Mills medically cleared
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:25:28 -0700
Chicago Bears OT Jordan Mills (foot) has been medically cleared to start training camp, according to general manager Phil Emery.
Bears | Matt Slauson medically cleared
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:24:49 -0700
Chicago Bears OG Matt Slauson (shoulder) has been medically cleared to start training camp, according to general manager Phil Emery.
Bears | Chris Conte placed on PUP list
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:24:08 -0700
Chicago Bears FS Chris Conte (shoulder) will start training camp on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery.
Bears | Work out two FAs
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:35:09 -0700
The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent TE Travis Beckum (Seahawks) and C Thomas Austin (Colts) Wednesday, July 23, according to a source.
Bears | Mike Brisiel of interest
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:58:26 -0700
Free-agent OG Mike Brisiel has reportedly garnered interest from the Chicago Bears this offseason. The New York Giants could also be in the mix following the retirement of OG Chris Snee.
Bears | Tim Jennings could blitz more
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:14:57 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings said he needs to work on his pass-rush moves as he is expecting to blitz more this season from the nickel cornerback position.
Bears | Chris Conte iffy for start of camp
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:08:15 -0700
Chicago Bears FS Chris Conte said he feels good as he recovers from shoulder surgery, but is unsure of his availability for the start of training camp. He could be placed on the physically unable to perform list in the near future.
Bears | Jimmy Clausen could be in line for No. 2 QB job
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:32:23 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jimmy Clausen appears poised to beat QB Jordan Palmer for the No. 2 quarterback job during training camp.
Bears | Jay Cutler praised by head coach
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:59:56 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has impressed head coach Marc Trestman with how intelligent and selfless he's been to better the team. Trestman also said he's been impressed with Cutler's skillset and football smarts.
Bears | Shea McClellin to be used as edge rusher
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:58:54 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Shea McClellin is more of a blitzer in the Bears' 4-3 defense and will see some opportunities to rush off the edge this season, according to defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.
Bears | Coach cautious about Brock Vereen
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:53:12 -0700
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman is cautious about FS Brock Vereen landing a starting job heading into training camp. "The simple fact we've rotated him with the 1's is a clear indication we think he can compete, but we're not going to anoint him yet," Trestman said. "There's no reason to think he can't put himself in position to compete for one of those jobs, but it's way, way too early."
Bears | Dante Rosario leading candidate for No. 2 TE job
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:00:51 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Dante Rosario is the leading candidate to be the team's No. 2 tight end this year, according to Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com. TE Matthew Mulligan, TE Zach Miller and TE Jeron Mastrud will battle for the remaining backup spots during training camp.
Bears | Ego Ferguson expected to learn both tackle positions
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:33:49 -0700
Chicago Bears DT Ego Ferguson is expected to learn both defensive tackle positions. There is a chance Ferguson could get as many repetitions as the first team during training-camp and the preseason games.
Bears | Jay Cutler more experienced in Marc Trestman's offense
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:38:22 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler believes he's more familiar with second-year head coach Marc Trestman's offense. Cutler said he should be able to think less and play faster now that he's become more acquainted with concepts and formations.
Bears | Pat O'Donnell, Tress Way to battle for punter
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:11:25 -0700
Chicago Bears Ps Patrick O'Donnell and Tress Way will battle for the starting punter position heading into training camp and the preseason.
Bears | Josh Morgan agrees to community service
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:07:09 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Josh Morgan has agreed to 32 hours of community service to have an assault charge dropped. Morgan was accused of hitting a valet driver in April.
Bears | Jordan Senn on the bubble
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:29:35 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Jordan Senn will likely need the team to keep seven linebackers in order to make the roster this season.
Bears | Safety jobs slowly taking shape
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:21:58 -0700
Chicago Bears FS Ryan Mundy, FS Brock Vereen and SS Craig Steltz will likely make the roster this season, and FS Chris Conte (shoulder) will also make the roster as long as he recovers from a shoulder injury. If the team decides to keep five safeties, FS M.D. Jennings would likely make the cut ahead of SS Danny McCray.
Bears | Craig Steltz could be on bubble
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 08:12:16 -0700
Chicago Bears SS Craig Steltz could be on the roster bubble during training camp if SS Adrian Wilson shows that he is healthy during camp.
Bears | Injuries could hurt Chris Conte
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:27:13 -0700
Chicago Bears FS Chris Conte (shoulder) could win one of the starting spots in training camp, but injuries could play a role. Conte sat out for the entire offseason program. "We'll see," Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker said. "I'll wait until camp rolls around and I'll get a report, and they'll let us know who's available and how much they can do. Whenever he's available, we'll start working him in and get him up to speed, get him the reps. He's been in the meetings. So he knows what we're doing. We're going to start over pretty much in training camp with our installation. So a lot of it will be review, and then we'll add some things as we go that we didn't cover in OTAs and the coaches' sessions. He's gotten the mental work in, in the class room. So it'll just be getting the physical reps. When he's ready, he's ready. We'll work him in."