Team Notebook: Chicago Bears

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Bears | Kevin White talking to Larry Fitzgerald
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:10:35 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White sought advice from Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald at the NFL Rookie Symposium.

Bears | Pernell McPhee a lot to handle
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:57:08 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Pernell McPhee has supposedly wreaked havoc on the Bears' defense this offseason. McPhee is mainly expected to be used as a pass rusher, but could also drop into coverage at times.

Bears | Ka'Deem Carey wants to be No. 2 back
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:43:15 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Ka'Deem Carey said he is excited about the competition at the running back position and is focused on learning offensive coordinator Adam Gase's playbook and becoming RB Matt Forte's primary backup.

Bears | Jarvis Jenkins could start
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:07:16 -0700

Chicago Bears DE Jarvis Jenkins could be one of the starting defensive ends in the team's 3-4 defensive alignment this season.

Bears | Eddie Royal working with QB
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:27:32 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal said he has been working with QB Jay Cutler this offseason in order to build chemistry. Royal said they have been watching extra film and doing extra work on the field. Royal recorded 91 receptions, 980 yards and five touchdowns when they both played for the Denver Broncos in 2008.

Bears | Pernell McPhee doing more in Chicago
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:02:34 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Pernell McPhee will drop back in coverage and rush the passer this season. He dropped back in coverage just once with the Baltimore Ravens last year. "It's a big difference," McPhee said Thursday, June 18. "I'm usually a pass rusher, and they brought me in to do other things, make the defense real difficult so you don't know who's coming."

Bears | CHI needs group effort at WR
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:21:53 -0700

The Chicago Bears will be counting on a group effort from WRs Kevin White, Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson to make up for Brandon Marshall's lost production. WR Alshon Jeffery is expected to fully takeover as the No. 1 receiver in Chicago.

Bears | Kevin White should return for TC
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:39:31 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (undisclosed) should be available for training camp July 30, according to head coach John Fox. White missed all of minicamp with an undisclosed medical issue.

Bears | Three players waived
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:08:41 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Pat Devlin, TE Jacob Maxwell and PK Jeremiah Detmer were waived Thursday, June 18.

Bears | Daniel Thomas signed
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:03:57 -0700

Free-agent RB Daniel Thomas (Dolphins) signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears Thursday, June 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Bears | Daniel Thomas working out in Chicago
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:50:33 -0700

Free-agent RB Daniel Thomas (Dolphins) is working out with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, June 17.

Bears | Martellus Bennett at minicamp
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:41:09 -0700

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett participated in minicamp practice Tuesday, June 16, after skipping the first three weeks of organized team activities. Bennett told reporters he expects to be at training camp on reporting day in late July.

Bears | Jay Cutler confident in new offense
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:37:30 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said he's feeling great about the offense under new offensive coordinator Adam Gase. "I know the guys like it. I know the receivers like it," Cutler said. "TE Martellus Bennett is going to love it when he gets involved. We just have to keep heading in the direction we are going and keep studying. We are not where we want to be yet."

Bears | Kevin White not at minicamp
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:17:33 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (undisclosed) did not practice at minicamp Tuesday, June 16. Head coach John Fox said White is day-to-day, but he did not disclose White's injury.

Bears | Martellus Bennett expected at minicamp
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:34:35 -0700

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett is expected to participate in minicamp this week after skipping organized team activities in previous weeks. Bennett has wanted a new contract.

Bears | Kevin White working with second-team
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:36:34 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White spent most of his time with the second-team offense during OTAs.

Bears | Coach unsure of Martellus Bennett's attendance
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 23:46:57 -0700

Chicago Bears coach John Fox is not sure whether TE Martellus Bennett will be at mandatory minicamp when it opens shortly. Bennett is pushing for a raise from the $4.9 million base he's scheduled to earn in 2015.

Bears | Kyle Long taking reps at RT
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:39:10 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long has been taking reps at right tackle during organized team activities. "We've got a couple of guys on the shelf right now and it's something we wanted to take a look at," Fox said Wednesday, June 10, via the Chicago Tribune. Fox went on to added that Long has the ability to play anywhere along the offensive line.

Bears | Ify Umodu signs
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:03:55 -0700

Undrafted free-agent WR Ify Umodu (Northern Arizona) signed an undisclosed contract with the Chicago Bears Monday, June 8.

Bears | David Fales has surgery
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:38:56 -0700

Chicago Bears QB David Fales underwent minor shoulder surgery this offseason, according to sources. Despite the surgery, Fales is will be able to practice at full capacity.

Bears | Jared Allen enjoying move to OLB
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19:43:32 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Jared Allen was reluctant to move from defensive end to outside linebacker in Chicago's new 3-4 alignment. He claimed ignorance fueled his skepticism after making comments in 2011 about not wanting to move to linebacker while with the Minnesota Vikings. However, Allen believes the move will extend his career by preventing him from taking as many hits. He also likes that it challenges him to study more and not become complacent because of excessive repetition.

Bears | Lamarr Houston week-to-week
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:15:31 -0700

Chicago Bears DL Lamarr Houston (knee) is considered week-to-week in his rehab from an ACL injury.

Bears | Martellus Bennett still not at OTAs
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:07:03 -0700

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett is still absent from organized team activities. The Bears will be able to fine Bennett if he misses mandatory minicamp, which starts later this month. Bennett has made it clear that he wants a new contract.

Bears | Matt Forte will attend training camp
Thu, 28 May 2015 06:05:46 -0700

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte will attend training camp despite his desire for a contract extension that Chicago has declined to offer. Forte is attending organized team activities.

Bears | Matt Forte reports for workouts
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:35:27 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte was present for the start of organized team activities Wednesday, May 27.

Bears | Martellus Bennett skipping OTAs
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:34:03 -0700

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett is not participating in organized team activities since he is looking for a new contract.

Bears | Ray McDonald released
Mon, 25 May 2015 13:34:05 -0700

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears DE Ray McDonald has been released Monday, May 25, just hours after being arrested for alleged domestic violence and child endangerment.

Bears | Ray McDonald arrested again
Mon, 25 May 2015 10:52:46 -0700

Chicago Bears DE Ray McDonald was arrested Monday, May 25, on suspicion of child endangerment and domestic violence. This marks the third time McDonald has been arrested in the last nine months.

Bears | Ka'Deem Carey may be on bubble
Wed, 20 May 2015 18:19:02 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Ka'Deem Carey likely will need a strong preseason in order to make the final roster.

Bears | Matt Forte in last year of contract
Wed, 20 May 2015 09:15:43 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is entering the final year of his current contract, according to Forte turns 30 years old Dec. 10 and could struggle to find a full-time role in 2016 if he is unwilling to take a drastic pay cut from his current $7.05 million salary and $9.2 million cap hit. Forte's receiving skills will endear him to a team, but he may be required to share carries.

Bears | Will Montgomery likely will start
Mon, 18 May 2015 19:27:32 -0700

Chicago Bears C Will Montgomery likely will be the starting center this upcoming season.

Bears | Kyle Fuller a cornerstone for defense?
Tue, 12 May 2015 12:49:32 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller is the next building block of the Chicago defense, in the eyes of head coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. "I think he has the right kind of tools to be a guy that can lean into that leader spot as he goes," Fox said.

Bears | Kevin White showing versatility
Sun, 10 May 2015 20:50:12 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White has spent time at all three receiver positions during rookie minicamp.

Bears | Jared Allen to benefit at linebacker?
Sat, 09 May 2015 12:21:04 -0700

Chicago Bears DE Jared Allen could rejuvenate his career with a move to outside linebacker in the Bears' 3-4 defense, according to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

Bears | Chicago OC comfortable with Jay Cutler
Sat, 09 May 2015 10:40:39 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has some familiarity with offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Gase and Cutler met when Cutler was still an NFL prospect, and Cutler was still with the Denver Broncos when Gase came to Denver. "I feel comfortable with him. We have a good relationship so far and we're just going to keep working to get better," Gase said.

Bears | Shea McClellin to play inside?
Sat, 09 May 2015 10:20:12 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Shea McClellin will play some at inside linebacker this offseason, according to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

Bears | Kevin White financials
Wed, 06 May 2015 14:34:58 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White's four-year deal is fully guaranteed at $16.56 million and includes a $10.3 million signing bonus.

Bears | Kevin White agrees to terms
Wed, 06 May 2015 10:22:17 -0700

Chicago Bears first-round draft choice WR Kevin White has agreed to terms with the team on a four-year contract that includes a fifth-year option. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Bears | Jeremy Langford signs
Tue, 05 May 2015 21:58:17 -0700

The Chicago Bears signed RB Jeremy Langford, the team's fourth-round draft pick, to a four-year contract Tuesday, May 5.

Bears | Jeremiah Ratliff pleads guilty
Fri, 01 May 2015 09:21:46 -0700

Chicago Bears DT Jeremiah Ratliff pleaded guilty to a 2013 charge of driving while intoxicated Thursday, April 30, and was given a year of probation and fined $750. Ratliff must now submit to any field sobriety test requested by an officer during traffic stops. He has already completed a DWI education course, gone through substance-abuse evaluation and completed 20 hours of community service.

Bears | Chicago committed to Jay Cutler
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:21:44 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has the support of the organization, general manager Ryan Pace said Thursday, April 30, and the team is excited about adding WR Kevin White as another weapon for Cutler.

Bears | Kevin White selected seventh overall
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:54:08 -0700

West Virginia WR Kevin White was selected seventh overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.

Bears | Jay Cutler to be traded to Titans?
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:32:12 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is reportedly involved in trade talks in which the Bears would acquire the No. 2 overall selection from the Tennessee Titans.

Bears | Malcolm Bronson signs
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:34:46 -0700

Free-agent FS Malcolm Bronson (Chiefs) signed a two-year deal Thursday, April 30. Financial details were undisclosed.

Bears | Interested in No. 2 pick
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:03:22 -0700

The Chicago Bears have contacted the Tennessee Titans about the possibility of acquiring the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Chicago Bears

Acho Sam DL
Allen Jared LB
Amos Adrian S
Annen Blake TE
Ball Alan CB
Bass David DL
Bates Jeremy AC
Bellamy Josh WR
Bennett Martellus TE
Boffeli Conor OG
Bostic Jonathan LB
Brinkley Curtis RB
Bronson Malcolm FS
Brown Jonathan LB
Bushrod Jermon OT
Cain Jeremy LS
Carden Shane QB
Carey Ka'Deem RB
Chiles John WR
Clausen Jimmy QB
Cole Adrien LB
Cunningham B.J. WR
Cutler Jay QB
DeBord Mike AC
Donatell Ed AC
Drayton Stan AC
Ducasse Vladimir OG
Dunn Brandon DT
Fabuluje Tayo OT
Fales David QB
Fangio Vic DC
Ferguson Ego DL
Forte Matt RB
Foster Eric DL
Foster Mason LB
Fox John HC
Fuller Kyle CB
Gabriel Greg TO
Gafford Thomas LS
Garnes Sam AC
Gase Adam OC
Goldman Eddie DL
Gould Robbie PK
Grasu Hroniss C
Groh Mike AC
Groy Ryan OG
Haley Brick AC
Hardegree Bo AC
Hiestand Harry AC
Houston Lamarr DL
Hurst Demontre CB
Hurtt Clint AC
Jeffery Alshon WR
Jenkins Jarvis DL
Jennings Tim CB
Jones Christian LB
Jones Rusty AC
Kim Joe TO
Langford Jeremy RB
Lattimore Devekeyan LB
Lawrence Rashad WR
Lee Lloyd AC
Leno Jr. Charles OT
Lindeman A.J. OL
Loggains Dowell AC
Lonergan P.J. C
Long Kyle OG
Louis-Jean Albert CB
Lucas Josh TO
Magazu Dave AC
Mariani Marc WR
Martin Sherrod SS
McCaskey George TO
McClellin Shea LB
McManis Sherrick CB
McPhee Pernell LB
Miller Zachary TE
Mills Jordan OT
Mitchell Terrance CB
Montgomery Will C
Mundy Ryan FS
O'Donnell Patrick P
Ola Michael OT
Owens Montell RB
Pace Ryan GM
Pantale Chris TE
Pascoe Bear TE
Patrick Tana LB
Peete Skip AC
Perry Senorise RB
Pires Glenn AC
Porter Tracy CB
Pressley DeMario DL
Ratliff Jeremiah DL
Reynaud Darius RB
Rodgers Jacquizz RB
Rodgers Jay AC
Rodgers Jeff AC
Rolle Antrel FS
Rosario Dante TE
Ross Draylen TE
Royal Eddie WR
Russell Brent DL
Scott Trevor DL
Slauson Matt OG
Smith Frank AC
Sutton Will DL
Swinton Derius AC
Thomas Daniel RB
Trahan Patrick LB
Tucker Mel DC
Umodu Ify WR
Vereen Brock FS
Washington Cornelius DL
Weaver Jason OT
White Kevin WR
Wilkerson Ben AC
Wilks Steven AC
Williams Terry DT
Wilson Marquess WR
Woestmann Kyle LB
Young Willie DL