Team Notebook: Chicago Bears

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Bears | Bennie Fowler fighting for roster spot
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:03:59 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Bennie Fowler could have a difficult time making the 53-man roster, according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. The team has WRs Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Anthony Miller locked in, and WR Kevin White will get a chance to stick if he stays healthy. That could leave only one spot for the likes of Fowler and fellow veteran WR Marlon Brown.

Bears | Kevin White a pleasant surprise during spring
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:42:17 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White managed to stay healthy throughout the offseason program and "looked better than expected," according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson.

Bears | Leonard Floyd not a fan of a brace
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 06:09:20 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Leonard Floyd (knee) has worn a knee brace during organized team activities, but he felt it was restrictive. He hopes to shed the brace before the season starts.

Bears | Shaq Roland released
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 23:04:04 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Shaq Roland was released Thursday, June 7. In other moves, the Bears also cut DB Tyrin Holloway and signed LB Josh Woods.

Bears | Kevin White eager to make an impact
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 19:01:39 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White has been practicing with "a lot of passion" during OTAs, according to QB Mitchell Trubisky, and Trubisky said the two have been communicating on an off the field.

Bears | Kasim Edebali joins Bears
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:54:00 -0700

Free-agent LB Kasim Edebali (Saints) signed with the Chicago Bears Thursday, June 7, according to a source. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Bears | Kyle Long will be ready for camp
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:23:40 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long (elbow, neck, shoulder) is expected to be full go for training camp, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

Bears | Tarik Cohen a jack of all trades
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:13:47 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen's versatility gives the Bears a dynamic playmaker on offense. He will be used as a running back, wide receiver and even a pass-blocker. Head coach Matt Nagy said Cohen still has a lot to learn, but he has a lot to learn because Chicago plans on using him in a variety of ways. In addition to his running back duties, Cohen said he has lined up on the outside and in the slot as a receiver and has practiced on special teams. "I feel like this is the offense for me."

Bears | Aaron Lynch out with injury
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 20:05:57 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Aaron Lynch (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 6, because of a hamstring injury.

Bears | Zach Miller placed on IR
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 09:51:11 -0700

Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, June 5, ending his season.

Bears | Roquan Smith likely will start
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:47:14 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Roquan Smith has received some snaps with the starting defense during organized team activities and likely will be one of the starting linebackers when the regular season begins.

Bears | Zach Miller signs split deal
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 05:41:27 -0700

Free-agent TE Zach Miller (Bears) re-signed with the Chicago Bears on a one-year, split contract, according to a source. Miller (knee) is unlikely to be able to play again after a knee injury nearly led to amputation. He'll receive $458,000 if he doesn't play and $790,000 if he does.

Bears | Kevin White may be in roster jeopardy
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 04:35:13 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White is not a lock for the 53-man roster, even though he was a top-10 draft pick in 2015. Injuries have limited his effectiveness.

Bears | 'Game specific' plan for Jordan Howard
Thu, 31 May 2018 17:40:47 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard said that head coach Matt Nagy already deemed him "the main guy," but while he's proven he can be a traditional bell-cow running back, Nagy also mentioned that "in this offense, it's more game specific as to whether or not you need that."

Bears | Leonard Floyd may be ready for camp
Thu, 31 May 2018 14:18:16 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Leonard Floyd (knee) should be at full speed for the start of training camp, according to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

Bears| Eddie Goldman leaves practice
Wed, 30 May 2018 11:51:48 -0700

Chicago Bears DT Eddie Goldman (heart) left organized team activities early Wednesday, May 30, with a heart-related issue, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

Bears | Allen Robinson practices Wednesday
Wed, 30 May 2018 11:36:59 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson (knee) practiced Wednesday, May 30, for the first time since signing with Bears. Robinson is still working his way towards a full recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 1 last year.

Bears | Dion Sims still valued
Mon, 28 May 2018 06:59:49 -0700

Chicago Bears TE Dion Sims is still a valuable piece to the puzzle, according to head coach Matt Nagy. "The nice thing with Dion is that he's a guy that's proven to be a solid blocker," Nagy said. "He can be in there and be your Y-tight end, but yet he still has really good hands. He can make plays on intermediate routes."

Bears | Cody Whitehair to remain at center
Sun, 27 May 2018 07:05:35 -0700

Chicago Bears C Cody Whitehair is expected to remain the team's starting center for now, with the team deciding to try C James Daniels out at left guard. However, Daniels has continued to do some snapping at practice every day and the two players could eventually swap positions.

Bears | Tarik Cohen must improve as blocker
Fri, 25 May 2018 21:22:44 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen could "no doubt" serve as the third-down back if he can prove to be a capable blocker, according to running backs coach Charles London.

Bears | Jordan Howard to be factor in passing game?
Fri, 25 May 2018 10:21:19 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is working on some issues to help him become a better receiver out of the backfield, according to new running backs coach Charles London, who mentioned hand placement, focus and concentration and hand-eye coordination as some of the areas he is hoping to see improvement.

Bears | Kevin White not setting goals
Thu, 24 May 2018 19:47:02 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White said he isn't worried about his fifth-year option being declined and believes "anything" is possible for him this season.

Bears | Anthony Miller penciled in at the slot
Wed, 23 May 2018 08:18:10 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller is earmarked to be the slot receiver in the offense.

Bears | Three Bears may be camp PUP candidates
Sat, 19 May 2018 12:14:34 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson (knee), LB Leonard Floyd (knee) and OG Kyle Long (elbow, neck, shoulder) could all start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, in the opinion of The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.

Bears | Adam Shaheen draws praise
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:18:02 -0700

Chicago Bears TE Adam Shaheen's skill set fits the offense, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

Bears | Coach excited about Tarik Cohen
Wed, 16 May 2018 20:33:57 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen is a player that head coach Matt Nagy is excited to work with this upcoming season. "You see how he is in the meeting rooms he listens to the play and when he comes out here how serious he is and he knows how to have fun. He's a player that for me, you get giddy about," Nagy said.

Bears | Kyle Long making good progress
Wed, 16 May 2018 20:24:23 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long (elbow, neck, shoulder) is making good progress in his recovery from multiple offseason surgeries, according to head coach Matt Nagy. Long participated in individual drills and the walkthrough portion of practice Wednesday, May 16.

Bears | Allen Robinson where he needs to be
Wed, 16 May 2018 12:26:09 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson (knee) is ahead of the game and looking good as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in Week 1 last year. Head coach Matt Nagy said the Bears feel good about Robinson's prognosis and that he won't need to be rushed back.

Bears | Chicago signs Matt Fleming
Tue, 15 May 2018 23:22:47 -0700

The Chicago Bears signed WR Matt Fleming (Benedictine) Monday, May 14. Fleming tried out during the team's rookie minicamp.

Bears | Anthony Miller a complete receiver?
Sun, 13 May 2018 20:21:12 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller said he isn't afraid of the "physical element" of the game and is a willing blocker in the running game.

Bears | Chicago signs two UDFAs
Sun, 13 May 2018 08:55:58 -0700

Undrafted free-agent WRs Garrett Johnson (Kentucky) and Shaq Roland (West Georgia) signed with the Chicago Bears Thursday, May 10. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Bears | Aaron Murray trying out
Sat, 12 May 2018 10:19:12 -0700

Free-agent QB Aaron Murray (Rams) is participating in the Chicago Bears' rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis.

Bears | Anthony Miller to be limited
Fri, 11 May 2018 14:45:12 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller (foot) will not participate in team drills during the rookie minicamp this week because he is coming off a foot injury. He has recovered from the injury, but the team wants to be cautious.

Bears | Bears sign six to rookie deals
Thu, 10 May 2018 17:52:42 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller, C James Daniels, LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe, DE Bilal Nichols, LB Kylie Fitts and WR Javon Wims signed their four-year rookie contracts Thursday, May 10.

Bears | Ashton Grant will be at Chicago minicamp
Thu, 10 May 2018 11:10:44 -0700

Free-agent WR Ashton Grant (Assumption) will attend the Chicago Bears' rookie minicamp.

Bears | Kevin White's option not exercised
Wed, 02 May 2018 11:24:50 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White's fifth-year option will not be picked up, according to a source. White is set to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

Bears | Jonathan Bullard expected to start
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:28:22 -0700

Chicago Bears DE Jonathan Bullard will enter training camp as a leading candidate for one of the starting defensive end jobs.

Bears | Chicago inks Ryan Nall
Sun, 29 Apr 2018 12:42:39 -0700

Undrafted free-agent RB Ryan Nall (Oregon State) signed an undisclosed contract with the Chicago Bears on Sunday, April 29.

Bears | Chicago was interested in Calvin Ridley
Sat, 28 Apr 2018 07:49:35 -0700

The Chicago Bears attempted to trade up in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft with the intention of selecting Alabama WR Calvin Ridley Thursday, April 26, but he was taken with the 26th overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons.

Bears | Chicago selects Anthony Miller
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 17:32:21 -0700

The Chicago Bears selected Memphis WR Anthony Miller with the 51st overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Friday, April 27.

Bears | James Daniels drafted by Bears
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:35:10 -0700

The Chicago Bears selected Iowa C James Daniels with the 39th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Friday, April 27.

Bears | Chicago wanted back in Round 1
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 23:32:23 -0700

Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace confirmed the team attempted to acquire a pick toward the end of the first round but were unsuccessful.

Bears | Chicago selects Roquan Smith
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:01:35 -0700

The Chicago Bears selected Georgia LB Roquan Smith with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday, April 26.

Bears | Matt Forte, Devin Hester retire as Bears
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:15:43 -0700

Former New York Jets RB Matt Forte and former Seattle Seahawks WR Devin Hester were placed on the Reserve/Retired list as members of the Chicago Bears Tuesday, April 24.

Bears | Leonard Floyd not on the field
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:17:38 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Leonard Floyd (knee) didn't participate in Chicago's three-day minicamp as he continues to recover from a right knee injury, but head coach Matt Nagy said he isn't concerned about Floyd moving forward.

Chicago Bears

Acho Sam DL
Allen Dejon OL
Amos Adrian S
Amukamara Prince CB
Anderson Abdullah DL
Anderson Jonathan LB
Anderson Roy AC
Bellamy Josh WR
Braunecker Ben TE
Bray Tyler QB
Brown Daniel TE
Brown Marlon WR
Bullard Jonathan DL
Burton Michael FB
Burton Trey TE
Bush Deon FS
Callahan Bryce CB
Childress Brad AC
Cohen Tarik RB
Cooper Marcus CB
Coward Rashaad OG
Cunningham Benny RB
Daniel Chase QB
Daniels James C
Donatell Ed AC
Edebali Kasim DE
Fangio Vic DC
Fant Rashard CB
Fitts Kylie DE
Fleming Matt WR
Floyd Leonard LB
Fowler Bennie WR
Franklin John DB
Fuller Kyle CB
Furrey Mike AC
Gabriel Taylor WR
Gentry Tanner WR
Gilbride Kevin M. AC
Goldman Eddie DL
Grant Doran CB
Grasu Hroniss C
Greene Brandon OL
Hall Deiondre' CB
Hall Jeremi OL
Helfrich Mark OC
Hicks Akiem DL
Hiestand Harry AC
Houston-Carson DeAndre FS
Howard Jordan RB
Irving Isaiah LB
Iyiegbuniwe Joel LB
Jackson Eddie S
Jenkins John DL
Johnson Garrett WR
Joseph Michael CB
Kush Eric C
Kwiatkoski Nick LB
LeBlanc Cre'Von CB
Leno Jr. Charles OT
London Charles AC
Long Kyle OG
Lucas Josh TO
Lynch Aaron LB
Massie Bobby OT
McCaskey George TO
McDaniels Ben AC
McManis Sherrick CB
Miller Anthony WR
Miller Zach TE
Mizzell Taquan RB
Morgan Jordan OG
Nagy Matt HC
Nall Ryan RB
Nichols Bilal DL
Norris Elijah LB
Nugent Mike PK
O'Donnell Patrick P
Olivo Brock AC
Orr Nick DB
Pace Ryan GM
Parkey Cody PK
Pericak Will OG
Pires Glenn AC
Prosinski Chris FS
Ragone Dave AC
Raiola Donovan AC
Robertson-Harris Roy DL
Robinson Allen WR
Rodgers Jay AC
Rotimi Bunmi DE
Sadowski Mark TO
Scales Patrick LS
Shaheen Adam TE
Sheldon Matt TO
Sims Dion TE
Smith Roquan LB
Sowell Bradley OT
Staley Brandon AC
Swinton Derius AC
Tabor Chris AC
Thompson Colin TE
Tialavea D.J. OT
Timu John LB
Toliver Kevin CB
Toub Shane AC
Trevathan Danny LB
Trubisky Mitchell QB
Trumbetti Andrew DE
Walker Cavon DL
Watford Earl OG
White Kevin WR
Whitehair Cody OG
Williams Nick X. DL
Wims Javon WR
Winslow Ryan P
Woods Josh LB