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Bears | CHI adds B.J. Daniels, Brandon Boykin
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:20:12 -0700

Free-agent WR B.J. Daniels (Giants) and CB Brandon Boykin (Panthers) signed with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, July 27. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Bears | Two Bears players on PUP list
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:28:26 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Pernell McPhee (knee) and OG Amini Silatolu (knee) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 27. General manager Ryan Pace said he is not sure if McPhee will be able to play in any of the preseason games.

Bears | Marquess Wilson placed on PUP list
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:21:48 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (foot) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 27. Wilson reported to training camp with a walking boot on his broken foot.

Bears | Jeremy Langford bulks up
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:12:59 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford has added some weight this offseason to make sure he is ready for a bigger role in the offense in 2016, according to a source. Langford is listed at 211 but currently weighs around 220 pounds.

Bears | Chicago makes two roster moves
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:57:18 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman and OT Nate Chandler were placed on the Reserve/Retired list Saturday, July 23.

Bears | Harold Jones-Quartey could start in 2016
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:47:51 -0700

Chicago Bears S Harold Jones-Quartey is expected to receive the first chance to win the starting safety job opposite S Adrian Amos during training camp. S Deon Bush will also be a candidate for the starting job.

Bears | Omar Bolden could return to Chicago
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:27:11 -0700

Free-agent S Omar Bolden (Bears) could re-sign with the Chicago Bears before the start of training camp.

Bears | Omar Bolden released
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:30:32 -0700

Chicago Bears FS Omar Bolden was released Friday, July 22.

Bears | Charles Tillman to retire with Bears
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:24:44 -0700

Free-agent CB Charles Tillman (Panthers) will sign a one-day contract and retire with the Chicago Bears Friday, July 22.

Bears | Dalyn Williams cut
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:39:16 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Dalyn Williams was waived Wednesday, July 20.

Bears | Chicago adding Amini Silatolu
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:42:20 -0700

Free-agent OG Amini Silatolu (Panthers) agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, July 20, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Bears | Jay Cutler ready to ascend?
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:45:25 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler had a decent season in 2015, and with Dowell Loggains promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, it could be another big year for the veteran quarterback. He also gets WR Kevin White back from injury, and he could have a late-career bounce back season similar to that of New York Giants QB Eli Manning, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Pittsburgh Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger.

Bears | Drops are problem for Kevin White
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:44:43 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White struggled with drops during the offseason program. That problem will need to be addressed during the early portion of training camp.

Bears | Hot RB will be leaned on in Chicago
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:39:50 -0700

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford, RB Ka'Deem Carey, RB Jordan Howard and RB Jacquizz Rodgers will be part of a committee in the backfield, and head coach John Fox plans to limit their workloads and ride the hot hand. The team wants Langford to run with a wider base and gain more yards after contact. Carey needs to build on his toughness and become a more complete back. Both figure to be part of the committee approach. Howard adds a bruiser skill set in short-yardage and goal line situations.

Bears | Chicago not sold on Alshon Jeffery?
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:53:07 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery and the Bears did not agree to a long-term deal before the deadline Friday, July 15.'s Jeff Dickerson said the disconnect between both sides is obvious, and he questioned if the Bears view Jeffery as a No. 1 wide receiver.

Bears | No long-term deal for Alshon Jeffery
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:12:32 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery did not receive a long-term deal Friday, July 15, and will play under the one-year franchise tag.

Bears | No Alshon Jeffery deal in sight
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:36:11 -0700

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery would have to dramatically decrease his salary expectations for a long-term deal to be completed by the July 15 deadline for franchise-tagged players. The scenario is unlikely to happen.

Bears | Alshon Jeffery deal unlikely
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:58:56 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is far apart in talks on a long-term deal, and there isn't much optimism a deal will get done. "I sense that both sides really don't feel strongly about this one," said NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. "That's because Jeffery's got a $14.6 million tag. The Bears wanted to come in a couple of million below that."

Bears | Chicago claims Connor Shaw
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:59:13 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Connor Shaw was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears Friday, July 1.

Bears | Jeremy Langford dropped passes
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:43:06 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford led all running backs in drop rate last season, with eight of 30 catchable targets hitting the ground.

Bears | Marquess Wilson could start on PUP list
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:04:34 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (foot) is expected to begin the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Wilson would not be eligible to return until Week 6 if he is placed on the PUP list to start the season. WRs Josh Bellamy and Cameron Meredith were the first two names mentioned by Biggs who could play more if Wilson is sidelined.

Bears | Alshon Jeffery makes progress on deal
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:38:56 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery has continued to talk about a long-term contract, and a new deal is possible for the receiver, who received the franchise tag.

Bears | Cody Whitehair stepping up
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:54:20 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Cody Whitehair has been working with the first-team offense in place of OG Ted Larsen (undisclosed), and Whitehair has been one of the bright spots of the offense, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Bears | More roster moves made
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:32:16 -0700

Free-agent DL Marquis Jackson (Vikings) was signed by the Chicago Bears Thursday, June 16. DL Kenton Adeyemi and LB Don Cherry were waived.

Bears | Tony Moeaki signs with Bears
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:51:24 -0700

Free-agent TE Tony Moeaki (Falcons) signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears after a successful tryout Thursday, June 16. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Bears | Alshon Jeffery fine with one-year deal
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:32:28 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery said he would still like to receive a long-term deal but would be fine with his one-year deal if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement before July 15.

Bears | Ego Ferguson had serious injury
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:04:24 -0700

Chicago Bears DT Ego Ferguson (knee) had a torn patellar tendon in his right knee last year and underwent surgery.

Bears | Marquess Wilson breaks foot again
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:45:03 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (foot) re-fractured his foot, and he'll undergo surgery next week.

Bears | Two players absent Tuesday
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:52:35 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Pernell McPhee (knee) and OL Ted Larsen (undisclosed) were not present for minicamp Tuesday, June 14. McPhee is recovering from offseason knee surgery, while head coach John Fox did not disclose Larsen's ailment.

Bears | Marquess Wilson leaves early
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:48:49 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (undisclosed) left minicamp early Tuesday, June 14. Head coach John Fox did not disclosed if Wilson had suffered an injury.

Bears | Alshon Jeffery plans to report
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:57:31 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery said he plans to report to training camp on time. Jeffery is participating in minicamp, but did not report for organized team activities earlier this month. He is awaiting a long-term contract agreement.

Bears | Alshon Jeffery reports for minicamp
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:38:04 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery reported for the start of the mandatory minicamp Monday, June 13.

Bears | Khari Lee confident
Sun, 12 Jun 2016 20:46:40 -0700

Chicago Bears TE Khari Lee has been practicing with the starters, and he said he expects to be a part of the offense.

Bears | Eddie Goldman to play lighter
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:25:06 -0700

Chicago Bears DT Eddie Goldman is expected to boost the "speed" portion of his game this year. He plans to play closer to 325 pounds in 2016 after weighing 340 pounds last season. Goldman is getting a serious look as more of a run-stuffer in practices this offseason. "325 is the ideal weight for me, at least from the perspective of the coaches," Goldman said. "The effect is moving faster. My foot quickness, and it helps with your stamina, too."

Bears | Chicago signs Dalyn Williams, cuts Matt Blanchard
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:23:24 -0700

Undrafted free-agent QB Dalyn Williams (Dartmouth) signed a contract with the Chicago Bears Thursday, June 9. Terms were undisclosed. In a corresponding move, QB Matt Blanchard was released Thursday.

Bears | A trio of tight ends work out for Chicago
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:14:57 -0700

Free-agents TEs Tony Moeaki (Falcons) and Ryan Taylor (Chiefs), and undrafted free-agent TE Terenn Houk (Brigham Young) tried out for the Chicago Bears Thursday, June 9.

Bears | Manuel Ramirez retires
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:10:34 -0700

Chicago Bears C Manuel Ramirez has retired and was added to the Reserve/Retired list Wednesday, June 8.

Bears | Jonathan Bullard signs with Chicago
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 18:51:11 -0700

The Chicago Bears signed DL Jonathan Bullard, their third-round draft pick, to a four-year contract Monday, June 6. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Bears | Jeremy Langford looking to round out game
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12:50:59 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford is hoping to improve on third downs, sharpen his skills in the passing game and improving his yards after contact (1.13), which was easily the worst mark among qualified running backs last season. Langford has been working with his coaches to widen his feet on contact in an effort to improve his balance and power.

Bears | Zach Miller looking to keep it going
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:18:50 -0700

Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller said he expects to be one of the offense's main weapons in the 2016 season. "I think everyone as a playmaker, you expect to be that," he said. "I'm going to have an opportunity to show that ability and really kind of just take over from how we left off last season. I showed there were opportunities where I could make plays. That's kind of how I'm going to approach how we begin the year." Miller accumulated 34 catches for 439 yards and a team-high five touchdown receptions in 2015.

Bears | Signing Nate Chandler
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:05:13 -0700

Free-agent OT Nate Chandler (Panthers) is signing an undisclosed deal with the Chicago Bears Thursday, June 2, according to a source. He beat out free-agent OT Jake Long (Falcons) for the roster spot.

Bears | Jake Long to work out
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:26:27 -0700

Free-agent OT Jake Long (Falcons) is scheduled to work out for the Chicago Bears Thursday, June 2, according to a source.

Bears | Waive Tayo Fabuluje
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:11:22 -0700

Chicago Bears OL Tayo Fabuluje was waived Wednesday, June 1.

Bears | Alshon Jeffery not present
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:10:50 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery was absent at organized team activities Wednesday, June 1, and he continues to stay away from the team facility to train in South Florida. Jeffery already signed his franchise tag tender and is expected to rejoin the team for the veteran mandatory minicamp beginning June 14.

Bears | Kevin White building rapport with QB
Tue, 31 May 2016 18:59:53 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (shin) is building chemistry with QB Jay Cutler during organized team activities (OTAs), and the rapport building is in the early stages. As far as his health is concerned, he said Tuesday, May 31, that he has felt 100 percent for months.

Chicago Bears

Acho Sam DL
Amos Adrian S
Anderson Jonathan LB
Ball Alan CB
Barrow Lamin LB
Bates Jeremy AC
Bausby De'Vante DB
Becton Nick OT
Bellamy Josh WR
Bellard Adrian OT
Boykin Brandon CB
Braunecker Ben TE
Braverman Daniel WR
Brewer Aaron LS
Brinkley Curtis RB
Browner Keith DL
Bullard Jonathan DL
Bush Deon FS
Cain Jeremy LS
Calhoun Taveze CB
Callahan Bryce CB
Carey Ka'Deem RB
Carter David DL
Cole Adrien LB
Cunningham B.J. WR
Cutler Jay QB
Daniels B.J. WR
DeBord Mike AC
Donatell Ed AC
Drayton Stan AC
Duncan Kieren WR
Edison Cornelius C
Fales David QB
Fangio Vic DC
Ferguson Ego DL
Floyd Leonard LB
Foster Eric DL
Fox John HC
Freeman Jerrell LB
Fuller Kyle CB
Gabriel Greg TO
Garnes Sam AC
Glenn Jacoby DB
Goldman Eddie DL
Gould Robbie PK
Grace Jarrett LB
Grasu Hroniss C
Haley Brick AC
Hall Deiondre' CB
Hamilton Chad OG
Hicks Akiem DL
Hiestand Harry AC
Housler Rob TE
Houston Lamarr DL
Houston-Carson DeAndre FS
Howard Jordan RB
Hoyer Brian QB
Hurst Demontre CB
Hurtt Clint AC
Jackson Marquis DL
Jeffery Alshon WR
Johnson Curtis AC
Jones Christian LB
Jones Rusty AC
Jones-Quartey Harold DB
Keaton Derek WR
King Jeff TO
Kling John OT
Kwiatkoski Nick LB
Langford Jeremy RB
Larsen Ted C
Lasike Paul RB
Lattimore Devekeyan LB
LeCompte Ben P
Lee Khari TE
Lee Lloyd AC
Leno Jr. Charles OT
Lindeman A.J. OL
Loggains Dowell OC
Lonergan P.J. C
Long Kyle OG
Lucas Josh TO
Magazu Dave AC
Mariani Marc WR
Martin Sherrod SS
Massie Bobby OT
McCaskey George TO
McDaniels Ben AC
McManis Sherrick CB
McPhee Pernell LB
Meredith Cameron WR
Miller Zach TE
Moeaki Tony TE
Montgomery Will C
Mundy Ryan FS
O'Donnell Patrick P
Owens Montell RB
Pace Ryan GM
Patrick Tana LB
Perry Senorise RB
Peterson Darrin WR
Peterson Kevin CB
Pires Glenn AC
Porter Tracy CB
Pressley DeMario DL
Prosinski Chris FS
Ragone Dave AC
Reynaud Darius RB
Robertson-Harris Roy DL
Rodgers Jacquizz RB
Rodgers Jay AC
Rodgers Jeff AC
Ross Draylen TE
Royal Eddie WR
Russell Brent DL
Sadowski Mark TO
Saunders Jalen WR
Scales Patrick LS
Scott Trevor DL
Scruggs Greg DL
Sewall Mark S
Shaw Connor QB
Silatolu Amini OG
Sinclair Gannon TE
Smith Antone RB
Smith Frank AC
Sommers Joe TE
Sutton Will DL
Thompson Deonte WR
Timu John LB
Trahan Patrick LB
Trevathan Danny LB
Tucker Mel DC
Unrein Mitch DL
Wallace Martin OT
Washington Cornelius DL
White Kevin WR
Whitehair Cody OG
Wilkerson Ben AC
Wilks Steven AC
Williams Donovan OG
Williams Terry DL
Wilson Marquess WR
Young Willie DL