Team Notebook: Chicago Bears

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Bears | Kevin White is full-go
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:07:51 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (shin) has not been limited during organized team activities. White said he is trying to use as much energy as he can and run as fast as he can after not playing at all in 2015.

Bears | Chicago to use committee backfield
Fri, 20 May 2016 11:23:24 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford will battle with RBs Jordan Howard, Ka'Deem Carey and Jacquizz Rodgers for touches in a crowded backfield during offseason workouts. Head coach John Fox is intent on running with a committee approach after the departure of RB Matt Forte. Langford has a leg up after scoring seven touchdowns in his rookie season. However, he had only 3.6 yards per carry and 1.13 yards after contact, which ranked second to last out of 47 players with 100 carries, according to ESPN Stats and Information. Langford must also work on improving his hands after struggling with drops in 2015. Howard's bruising style appeals to the team as a complement to Langford's speed. Carey is the only back that wasn't acquired by the current coaching staff, and he's being pushed to become more versatile and to play better on third downs. Rodgers it the veteran and could be trusted more than any other rusher on third downs early in the year.

Bears | Extension for Willie Young soon?
Wed, 18 May 2016 17:00:09 -0700

Chicago Bears DE Willie Young is in talks with the Bears on a two-year contract extension, according to sources. The extension is not definite, however.

Bears | Four players waived
Mon, 16 May 2016 14:54:13 -0700

Chicago Bears C Dan Buchholz, DT Bruce Gaston and WRs Marcus Lucas and Nathan Palmer were waived Monday, May 16.

Bears | Leonard Floyd eating often
Mon, 16 May 2016 13:09:49 -0700

Chicago Bears rookie LB Leonard Floyd has an alarm set on his phone to remind him to eat every couple of hours, as mandated by the Bears. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio isn't concerned as much with Floyd's weight as he is about the speed with which Floyd plays. "We wanted speed," Fangio said. "Our team speed up front last year was below average. To add somebody with some speed as part of his toolbox is something we were intrigued by."

Bears | Kieren Duncan signed by Bears
Sun, 15 May 2016 23:41:24 -0700

Undrafted free-agent WR Kieren Duncan (Colorado State-Pueblo) was signed by the Chicago Bears to a three-year deal Sunday, May 15, after participating in a rookie minicamp over the weekend.

Bears | Leonard Floyd's weight not an issue
Sun, 15 May 2016 17:50:35 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Leonard Floyd's weight is not an issue and the team does not plan to have him bulk up, according to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. "The weight thing's not a big thing with me," Fangio said. "He's going to weigh somewhere between 230 and 235. That's just what he's going to weigh. We knew that before we drafted him. So it's not an issue."

Bears | Edmund Kugbila attends minicamp
Sun, 15 May 2016 07:19:06 -0700

Free-agent OG Edmund Kugbila (Panthers) attended the Chicago Bears' minicamp Friday, May 13. He has been medically cleared to resume playing and has lined up several workouts and visits with NFL teams.

Bears | Chicago to try out Marquis Jackson
Sun, 15 May 2016 00:00:14 -0700

Free-agent DL Marquis Jackson, the brother of Jacksonville Jaguars DT Malik Jackson, is trying out with the Chicago Bears this weekend.

Bears | Jay Cutler to have same offense
Sat, 14 May 2016 17:14:20 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will work with an offense that has the same shell and language as last season, according to offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, and Loggains said his strong relationship with Cutler will help offset the departure of Adam Gase.

Bears | Weight goal set for Leonard Floyd
Sat, 14 May 2016 12:40:56 -0700

Chicago Bears rookie LB Leonard Floyd is expected to play between 230 pounds and 235 pounds this season, according to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. Floyd is currently officially listed at 244 pounds.

Bears | Kevin White compared to former Colt
Sat, 14 May 2016 10:42:19 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White was compared to free-agent WR Andre Johnson (Colts) by Bears wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson. Johnson coached Johnson at the University of Miami. "He's very similar to him. They're both big and physical and fast," Johnson said. "That doesn't all go together sometimes. White has hand similar to [former Indianapolis Colts] WR Reggie Wayne. So he was one of those guys where when you looked at the draft and watched television, you say this guy is going to be a bona fide player."

Bears | Coach thinks Jeremy Langford can improve
Fri, 13 May 2016 17:05:17 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford could improve his work in the passing game, but the team likes where he is at this point, according to offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. "We like where Jeremy's at," Loggains said. "He needs to continue to develop. There are things he can do a better job of in the passing game."

Bears | Jordan Howard will have role in 2016
Fri, 13 May 2016 17:01:36 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard will be used as a change-of-pace back in 2016 since he has a different style of running than RB Kendall Langford, according to offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. "He's a change-of-pace back. Their skill sets are different. We'll use the skill set the way it needs to be. We won't ask them to both do the same thing, but we'll find out what Howard does well and we'll play to that," Loggains said.

Bears | Anthony Jefferson waived
Thu, 12 May 2016 14:37:35 -0700

Chicago Bears DB Anthony Jefferson was waived Thursday, May 12.

Bears | Jordan Howard terms
Thu, 12 May 2016 07:40:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard's rookie deal is worth $2,588,024 with a signing bonus of $248,024.

Bears | Terms for Cody Whitehair
Tue, 10 May 2016 15:27:18 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Cody Whitehair's four-year rookie deal will earn him $4.224 million and a $1.272 million signing bonus.

Bears | Darrin Peterson signs
Mon, 09 May 2016 12:59:57 -0700

Undrafted free-agent WR Darrin Peterson (Liberty) signed an undisclosed deal with the Chicago Bears Monday, May 9.

Bears | Rookies sign their deals
Mon, 09 May 2016 12:51:37 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Cody Whitehair and RB Jordan Howard were the two most notable Bears to sign their four-year rookie contracts Monday, May 9. Rookies S Deon Bush, CB Deiondre' Hall, S DeAndre Houston-Carson and WR Daniel Braverman also signed. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Bears | Talks between Bears, Alshon Jeffery slow
Thu, 05 May 2016 15:13:50 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery has not made much progress in contract talks with the Bears at this point. The two sides have until July 15 to reach a long-term agreement.

Bears | More on Brian Hoyer's deal
Tue, 03 May 2016 17:55:44 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer's one-year, $2 million deal comes with $750,000 guaranteed, a $500,000 signing bonus and a $250,000 base salary.

Bears | Sign Derek Keaton
Mon, 02 May 2016 12:26:02 -0700

Free-agent WR Derek Keaton (Georgia Southern) signed an undisclosed contract with the Chicago Bears Monday, May 2. The contract does include a $3,000 signing bonus.

Bears | Chicago adds more UDFAs
Sun, 01 May 2016 20:25:25 -0700

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents TE Joe Sommers, LB Roy Robertson-Harris, OG Dan Buchholz, CB Kevin Peterson, OT John Kling, S Mark Sewall and DB Taveze Calhoun Sunday, May 1.

Bears | Matt Slauson released
Sun, 01 May 2016 18:13:02 -0700

The Chicago Bears released OG Matt Slauson Sunday, May 1.

Bears | Antrel Rolle cut
Sun, 01 May 2016 13:53:54 -0700

Chicago Bears FS Antrel Rolle was released Sunday, May 1, according to a source.

Bears | Brian Hoyer's contract details
Sun, 01 May 2016 05:45:22 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer's contract is a one-year, $2 million deal.

Bears | Chicago signs pair of UDFAs
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:04:03 -0700

The Chicago Bears signed undrafted free-agents TE Ben Braunecker (Harvard) and LB Don Cherry (Villanova) to undisclosed deals Saturday, April 30.

Bears | Brian Hoyer agrees with Bears
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:23:35 -0700

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Texans) agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears Saturday, April 30.

Bears | Jordan Howard goes to Chicago
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:35:34 -0700

Former Indiana RB Jordan Howard was taken by the Chicago Bears with the 150th pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft Saturday, April 30.

Bears | Jonathan Bullard taken by Chicago
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:06:56 -0700

The Chicago Bears selected Florida DT Jonathan Bullard with the No. 72 overall pick in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.

Bears | Cody Whitehair to the Bears
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:11:31 -0700

The Chicago Bears selected Kansas State OG Cody Whitehair with the No. 56 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.

Bears | Chicago moves down again
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:39:21 -0700

The Chicago Bears traded the 49th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the 56th overall pick and the 124th overall pick. The Seahawks picked DT Jarran Reed with the selection.

Bears | Chicago moves down in second round
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:56:19 -0700

The Chicago Bears traded the 41st overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the 49th overall pick, a 2016 fourth-round pick and a 2017 fourth-round draft choice. The Bills picked LB Reggie Ragland with the selection.

Bears | Leonard Floyd to improve strength
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:42:42 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Leonard Floyd said he wants to add more mass to his body and improve his strength to go along with his speed. General manager Ryan Pace said Floyd will work with the team's strength and sports science coaches when he reports for the offseason workouts.

Bears | Leonard Floyd ready to learn
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:12:39 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Leonard Floyd said he is going to come in "quiet as a rookie" and learn from his veteran teammates.

Bears | Chicago trades up in draft
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:16:27 -0700

The Chicago Bears acquired the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft and a 2016 fourth-round draft choice.

Bears | Chicago trades up for Leonard Floyd
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:15:49 -0700

The Chicago Bears selected Georgia LB Leonard Floyd with the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28. The Bears traded up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for this pick.

Bears | Chicago negotiating with Alshon Jeffery
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:26:18 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery continues to negotiate a long-term deal with the team, according to general manager Ryan Pace.

Bears | Alshon Jeffery not working out
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:54:59 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not show up for offseason workouts, according to a source. He is training in South Florida, according to a source, with the Bears' permission. Jeffery has already signed his franchise tag and is training in order to fix the soft tissue problems in his hamstring that plagued him in 2015. He is expected to report for mandatory minicamp from June 14 to June 16, if not sooner, according to the source.

Bears | Ezekiel Elliott of interest to Bears
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 10:14:55 -0700

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott is on the Chicago Bears' radar less than a week away from the NFL Draft. Elliott has already visited the Bears and has said that he would love to play for running backs coach Stan Drayton, who recruited Elliott to Ohio State and coached him there.

Bears | Jarran Reed to Windy City?
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:12:57 -0700

Alabama DT Jarran Reed is a player the Chicago Bears are heavily considering with the No. 11 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Bears | Will Fuller met with Chicago
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:57:44 -0700

Notre Dame WR Will Fuller met with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, April 19.

Bears | Chicago meets with Joey Bosa
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:27:33 -0700

Ohio State DE Joey Bosa was scheduled to meet with the Chicago Bears Sunday, April 17.

Bears | Josh Bellamy signs tender
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:37:53 -0700

Chicago Bears exclusive rights free-agent WR Josh Bellamy signed his tender offer Monday, April 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Bears | Chicago in the market for a QB?
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 17:57:14 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's guaranteed money on his seven-year extension has all been paid, and beat writer Dan Wiederer believes the fact that the team isn't locked into keeping Cutler beyond 2016 makes it more likely the Bears will draft a quarterback at some point in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Chicago Bears

Acho Sam DL
Adeyemi Kenton 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
Blanchard Matt QB
Bolden Omar S
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
Cherry Don LB
Cole Adrien LB
Cunningham B.J. WR
Cutler Jay QB
DeBord Mike AC
Donatell Ed AC
Drayton Stan AC
Duncan Kieren WR
Edison Cornelius C
Fabuluje Tayo OT
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
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
Montgomery Will C
Mundy Ryan FS
O'Donnell Patrick P
Omameh Patrick OG
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
Ramirez Manuel C
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
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