Team Notebook: Chicago Bears

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Bears | Jay Cutler wants to stay in Chicago
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:34:36 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler hopes to stay with the team beyond the 2014 season. Cutler signed a seven-year, $126.7 million extension a few months ago and was benched Wednesday, Dec. 17, in favor of QB Jimmy Clausen.


Bears | Thursday practice report
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:45:52 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (ankle) and DTs Jeremiah Ratliff (knee) and Will Sutton (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. S Chris Conte (back) was limited. CB Kyle Fuller (hand) and LB Shea McClellin (ankle) had full practices.


Bears | Robbie Gould misses practice
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:44:02 -0800

Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.


Bears | Alshon Jeffery doesn't practice
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:41:33 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.


Bears | Jay Cutler to start next week?
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:02:13 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler was benched just for this week against the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Marc Trestman. Cutler will be active and serve as the backup in Week 16. "We're not playing well enough at the quarterback position on a consistent basis," Trestman said.


Bears | Jimmy Clausen to start in Week 16
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:34:59 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jimmy Clausen will get the start in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions, as the team has elected to bench QB Jay Cutler.


Bears | Jay Cutler benched this week
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:34:54 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will be benched in favor of QB Jimmy Clausen in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.


Bears | Wednesday practice report
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:45:25 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (ankle) and DT Jeremiah Ratliff (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. FS Chris Conte (back) and LB Shea McClellin (ankle) were limited during practice, while CB Kyle Fuller (hand) fully participated in practice.


Bears | Robbie Gould does not practice
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:39:55 -0800

Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.


Bears | Marc Trestman likely to be fired
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:26:24 -0800

The Chicago Bears are expected to fire head coach Marc Trestman, according to a source. The team's ownership met Tuesday, Dec. 16, after the team's Week 15 loss against the New Orleans Saints. It is uncertain if general manager Phil Emery, who hired Trestman, also will be shown the door.


Bears | Week 15 Inactives
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:11:36 -0800

The Chicago Bears have declared DT Brandon Dunn, FS Chris Conte, QB David Fales, OT Michael Ola, PK Robbie Gould, CB Terrance Mitchell, DL Trevor Scott inactive for Week 15.


Bears | Week 15 injury report
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:39:35 -0800

Chicago Bears FS Chris Conte (back) didn't practice Saturday, Dec. 13, and is doubtful for Week 15. DT Jeremiah Ratliff (knee) and DE Cornelius Washington (ankle) also didn't practice and are questionable for Week 15. OT Michael Ola (back) was limited Saturday and is questionable.


Bears | Jay Cutler's time ticking?
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:49:15 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's time as the starting quarterback could be ticking, in the opinion of NationalFootballPost.com's Jason Butt. The Bears promoted QB David Fales to the 53-man roster Saturday, Dec. 13.


Bears | Robbie Gould questionable
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:41:31 -0800

Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould (quadriceps) is questionable for Week 15.


Bears | Darryl Sharpton placed on IR
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:53:10 -0800

The Chicago Bears placed LB Darryl Sharpton (hamstring) on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 13. The team also signed practice squad QB David Fales to their active roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Bears | Friday practice report
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:28:23 -0800

Chicago Bears FS Chris Conte (back) and LB Darryl Sharpton (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 12. DT Jeremiah Ratliff (knee) and OT Michael Ola (back) were limited during practice.


Bears | Robbie Gould does not practice
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:21:33 -0800

Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 12.


Bears | Aaron Kromer apologizes for ripping Jay Cutler
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:09:46 -0800

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer apologized for being the anonymous source in a report ripping QB Jay Cutler. Kromer admitted to telling an NFL Network reporter in a conversation that was later reported on TV that Cutler's play has "killed" the Bears and that the team has buyer's remorse.


Bears | Thursday practice report
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:12:05 -0800

Chicago Bears S Chris Conte (back), OG Michael Ola (back) and LB Darryl Sharpton (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. DT Jeremiah Ratliff (knee) was limited.


Bears | Robbie Gould doesn't practice
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:11:48 -0800

Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11.


Bears | Montell Owens signed
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:41:44 -0800

The Chicago Bears signed free-agent FB Montell Owens (Lions) Thursday, Dec. 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also placed LB D.J. Williams (neck) on the Reserve/Injured list.


Bears | Work out Loucheiz Purifoy
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:40:11 -0800

The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent DB Loucheiz Purifoy (Seahawks) this week.


Bears | Brandon Marshall talks Jay Cutler
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:59:51 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall recently said he would have buyer's remorse regarding the team paying QB Jay Cutler a seven-year, $126 deal. However, Marshall did add that the blame for the Bears' offensive struggles doesn't solely lie on Cutler's shoulders. "It doesn't always fall on him. I guess that's why those guys are the highest paid players out there. Because when you win and everything is going good, they get all the glory. And when it's bad, they take more [blame] than what they should take.


Bears | Brandon Marshall supports Jay Cutler
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:11:05 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said he supports QB Jay Cutler, but he also said that he doesn't understand why the team's offense has been so out of sync this season.


Bears | Josh Bellamy promoted
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:48:30 -0800

The Chicago Bears promoted WR Josh Bellamy from the practice squad Monday, Dec. 8.


Bears | Brandon Marshall placed on IR
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:46:26 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs, lung) was officially placed on Reserve/Injured Monday, Dec. 8. He is done for the year.


Bears | Brandon Marshall out of hospital
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:00:30 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs, lung) has been released from the hospital, according to head coach Marc Trestman.


Bears | Jonathan Brown added to practice squad
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:41:26 -0800

The Chicago Bears signed free-agent LB Jonathan Brown (Cardinals) to their practice squad Monday, Dec. 8.


Bears | CHI regrets signing Jay Cutler?
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 07:30:47 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's play has given the team buyer's remorse after he signed his long-term deal. There is serious doubt inside the organization that he can take them where they want to go.


Bears | Mel Tucker likely gone at season's end
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 06:32:13 -0800

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is likely to be let go at the end of the season, according to sources.


Bears | No coaching changes planned
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 04:02:20 -0800

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman plans no coaching changes on his staff despite a 41-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Speculation centered around defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, whose defense ranks last in points per game allowed.


Bears | Jay Cutler backed by head coach
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:55:40 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will remain the team's starting quarterback the rest of the season as long as he is healthy, according to head coach Marc Trestman.


Bears | Brandon Marshall's season over
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:54:55 -0800

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs, lung) will miss the rest of the season after breaking two ribs and suffering a collapsed lung in Week 14 Thursday, Dec. 4. Marshall remains in a hospital Friday, Dec. 5.


Bears | Marquess Wilson, Josh Morgan to step up
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:53:41 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson will likely be used to replace WR Brandon Marshall (ribs, lung) on the outside, while WR Josh Morgan will likely move into the slot-receiving role.


Bears | Brandon Marshall out at least a week
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:37:46 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs) suffered two broken ribs in Week 14 Thursday, Dec. 4, and he also injured his lung. Marshall remains in the hospital, and he'll at least miss the team's Week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints, and possibly more.


Bears | Ryan Groy could take over at LG
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:10:45 -0800

Chicago Bears OG Ryan Groy played 41 snaps Thursday, Dec. 4, while OG Michael Ola played 28 snaps in Week 14. Groy could take over at left guard the rest of the way.


Bears | Brandon Marshall's season in doubt
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:17:14 -0800

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs) may have suffered broken ribs Thursday, Dec. 4, and is having his spleen examined as well. His season is in doubt.


Bears | Martellus Bennett heavily involved
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:05:09 -0800

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett had a season-high 12 catches on 15 targets for 84 yards and a score in the team's 41-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Dec. 4.


Bears | Chris Conte out for game
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:38:28 -0800

Chicago Bears FS Chris Conte (back) has been ruled out for the remainder of the team's game with a back injury Thursday, Dec. 4.


Bears | Chris Conte exits with injury
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:28:44 -0800

Chicago Bears FS Chris Conte (undisclosed) left the team's game Thursday, Dec. 4, and is being evaluated by trainers on the sidelines.


Bears | Brandon Marshall out with rib injury
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:01:41 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ribs) injured his ribs in the second quarter of the team's game Thursday, Dec. 4, and will not return. He is being taken to a hospital for further evaluation.


Bears | Brandon Marshall exits with injury
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:24:49 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (undisclosed) left in the second quarter Thursday, Dec. 4, after taking a knee to his back. He was helped to the locker room by trainers.


Bears | D.J. Williams leaves game
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:02:29 -0800

Chicago Bears LB D.J. Williams (undisclosed) went to the locker room in the first quarter Thursday, Dec. 4, after delivering a big hit to Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray.


Bears | Chris Williams to IR
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:11:05 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Chris X. Williams (hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Dec. 4.


Bears | Week 14 Inactives
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:05:03 -0800

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Cornelius Washington, LB Darryl Sharpton, OT Eben Britton, DL Jeremiah Ratliff, LB Khaseem Greene, PK Robbie Gould, CB Terrance Mitchell inactive for Week 14.


Chicago Bears

Allen Jared DL
Annen Blake TE
Bass David DL
Bates Jeremy AC
Bellamy Josh WR
Bennett Martellus TE
Bischoff Andy AC
Boffeli Conor OG
Boggs Taylor C
Bostic Jonathan LB
Briggs Lance LB
Brinkley Curtis RB
Britton Eben OT
Brown Jonathan LB
Bushrod Jermon OT
Cain Jeremy LS
Carey Ka'Deem RB
Cavanaugh Matt AC
Clausen Jimmy QB
Cole Adrien LB
Conte Chris FS
Cunningham B.J. WR
Cutler Jay QB
De La Puente Brian OL
DeBord Mike AC
DeCamillis Joe AC
Dunn Brandon DT
Emery Phil GM
Fales David QB
Feely Jay PK
Ferguson Ego DL
Forte Matt RB
Foster Eric DL
Fuller Kyle CB
Gabriel Greg TO
Gary Shamiel FS
Garza Roberto C
Gould Robbie PK
Greene Khaseem LB
Groh Mike AC
Groy Ryan OG
Haley Brick AC
Harris Chris AC
Herring Reggie AC
Hiestand Harry AC
Hoke Jon AC
Houston Lamarr DL
Hurst Demontre CB
Hurtt Clint AC
Jeffery Alshon WR
Jennings Tim CB
Jones Christian LB
Jones Rusty AC
Kim Joe TO
Kromer Aaron OC
Lattimore Devekeyan LB
Lawrence Rashad WR
Lee Lloyd AC
Leno Jr. Charles OT
Lindeman A.J. OL
Lonergan P.J. C
Long Kyle OG
Louis-Jean Albert CB
Mariani Marc WR
Marshall Brandon WR
Maxwell Jacob TE
McCaskey George TO
McClain Antoine OG
McClellin Shea LB
McCray Danny SS
McManis Sherrick CB
Merrell Jamil DL
Meyer Pat AC
Miller Zachary TE
Mills Jordan OT
Mitchell Terrance CB
Morgan Josh WR
Mundy Ryan FS
O'Donnell Patrick P
Ola Michael OT
Owens Montell RB
Paea Stephen DL
Pasqualoni Paul AC
Patrick Tana LB
Peete Skip AC
Perry Senorise RB
Pressley DeMario DL
Ratliff Jeremiah DL
Reynaud Darius RB
Rosario Dante TE
Ross Draylen TE
Russell Brent DL
Scott Trevor DL
Sharpton Darryl LB
Slauson Matt OG
Sutton Will DL
Tillman Charles CB
Trahan Patrick LB
Trestman Marc HC
Tucker Mel DC
Vereen Brock FS
Walters Anthony FS
Washington Cornelius DL
Weaver Jason OT
Wilks Steven AC
Williams D.J. LB
Wilson Marquess WR
Young Willie DL