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Bears | CHI adds B.J. Daniels, Brandon Boykin
Bears | Two Bears players on PUP list
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
Bears | Jeremy Langford bulks up
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
Bears | Harold Jones-Quartey could start in 2016
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
Bears | Omar Bolden released
Bears | Charles Tillman to retire with Bears
Bears | Dalyn Williams cut
Bears | Chicago adding Amini Silatolu
Bears | Jay Cutler ready to ascend?
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
Bears | Hot RB will be leaned on in Chicago
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?
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery and the Bears did not agree to a long-term deal before the deadline Friday, July 15. ESPNChicago.com'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
Bears | No Alshon Jeffery deal in sight
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
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
Bears | Jeremy Langford dropped passes
Bears | Marquess Wilson could start on PUP list
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
Bears | Cody Whitehair stepping up
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
Bears | Tony Moeaki signs with Bears
Bears | Alshon Jeffery fine with one-year deal
Bears | Ego Ferguson had serious injury
Bears | Marquess Wilson breaks foot again
Bears | Two players absent Tuesday
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
Bears | Alshon Jeffery plans to report
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
Bears | Khari Lee confident
Bears | Eddie Goldman to play lighter
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
Bears | A trio of tight ends work out for Chicago
Bears | Manuel Ramirez retires
Bears | Jonathan Bullard signs with Chicago
Bears | Jeremy Langford looking to round out game
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
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
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
Bears | Waive Tayo Fabuluje
Bears | Alshon Jeffery not present
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
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.