Team Notebook: Chicago Bears

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Bears | Jay Cutler has support
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:00:55 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler can still play at a high level, according to free-agent QB Josh McCown, and McCown said Cutler just needs to find the right situation for his skill set.

Bears | Jay Cutler considering retirement
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:49:23 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) is still considering whether he wants to continue playing in 2017, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Bears | Brandon Staley joins Bears staff
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:12:42 -0800

The Chicago Bears have hired University of Tennessee-Chattanooga defensive coordinator Brandon Staley as their outside linebackers coach, according to a source.

Bears | Kyle Fuller expected to stay
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:40:29 -0800

Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller (knee) is expected to remain with the team so they can fully assess what he can do at full health, in the opinion of beat writer Brad Biggs.

Bears | Jay Cutler likely cleared in March
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:30:54 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) has been rehabbing and working out following shoulder surgery, and he's expected to receive medical clearance by March.

Bears | Zach Azzanni hired by Bears
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:57:39 -0800

University of Tennessee wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni was hired in the same capacity by the Chicago Bears Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Bears | Chicago hiring Derius Swinton
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:36:45 -0800

Former San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Derius Swinton is being hired by the San Francisco 49ers as assistant special teams coach Tuesday, Feb. 21, according to a source.

Bears | Chicago seeking Jay Cutler trade
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:25:47 -0800

The Chicago Bears are actively seeking a trade for QB Jay Cutler, according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington.

Bears | Eric Kush contract details
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:56:54 -0800

Chicago Bears C Eric Kush's two-year contract is worth $2.7 million with $500,000 fully guaranteed.

Bears | Eric Kush re-signs with Chicago
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:07:27 -0800

Chicago Bears impending free-agent C Eric Kush signed a new two-year deal with the Bears Wednesday, Feb. 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Bears | James Willis interviewing with Bears
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:35:02 -0800

Former New Orleans Saints defensive assistant/linebackers James Willis is interviewing for the assistant defensive line coach position with the Chicago Bears this week.

Bears | Brian Hoyer could stay as mentor
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:51:01 -0800

Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer is a logical choice to be re-signed if the Bears draft a rookie quarterback, in the opinion of's Jeff Dickerson. Hoyer is open to mentoring younger players and also still has some fuel left in the tank after throwing over 1,400 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions in six games last year.

Bears | Logan Paulsen on his way out?
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:43:00 -0800

Chicago Bears impending free-agent TE Logan Paulsen may not be re-signed, according to's Jeff Dickerson. Paulsen did play in all 16 games last season, but "the Bears probably want more production from that spot, or fewer penalties," in the words of Dickerson.

Bears | Ted Larsen may not return
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:37:52 -0800

Chicago Bears impending free-agent OG Ted Larsen may need to play somewhere else in 2017 if he wants a starting gig, in the opinion of's Jeff Dickerson. OGs Kyle Long, Josh Sitton and Cody Whitehair, among others, may keep Larsen from cracking into the starting offensive line.

Bears | Alshon Jeffery will cost pretty penny
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:31:45 -0800

Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Alshon Jeffery could be given the franchise tag for a second straight year. That tag would cost the Bears $17.5 million. That being said, both sides prefer a long-term deal, according to's Jeff Dickerson.

Bears | Justin Perillo back with Chicago
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:08:40 -0800

Free-agent TE Justin Perillo (Bears) re-signed with the Chicago Bears Friday, Feb. 10. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Bears | Zach Miller eyeing OTAs
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:29:03 -0800

Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (foot) said he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from Lisfranc surgery, and he said he'll be ready for organized team activities in April.

Bears | Josh Shirley waived
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:37:40 -0800

Chicago Bears LB Josh Shirley was waived Monday, Feb. 6.

Bears | Jordan Howard in rare company
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 17:20:20 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard set franchise rookie records with 1,313 rushing yards and seven 100-yard games, and he joined Walter Payton as the only Bears players to rush for more than 1,300 yards in a season while averaging at least five yards per carry.

Bears | Alshon Jeffery took care of body
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 20:03:00 -0800

Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Alshon Jeffery did "a good job taking care of his body" during the 2016 season, according to general manager Ryan Pace. "I saw how he worked and how he prepared and kind of where his focus has been and his mindset," Pace said.

Bears | Bears moving on from Jay Cutler?
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:05:47 -0800

The Chicago Bears are "moving on" from QB Jay Cutler, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

Bears | Chicago interested in Jimmy Garoppolo
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:31:28 -0800

The Chicago Bears will make a strong effort to acquire New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason, according to sources. The Bears have done significant work on Garoppolo and are comfortable with him as a quarterback.

Bears | Curtis Johnson will not return
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:16:09 -0800

Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson will not return in 2017.

Bears | Vic Fangio to coach OLBs
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:42:07 -0800

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will also coach the team's outside linebackers for the time being.

Bears | Jordan Howard finds end zone at home
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:19:17 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard scored all six of his touchdowns at home this season.

Bears | Vic Fangio move to SF blocked
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:42:42 -0800

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was being sought after by the San Francisco 49ers for their defensive coordinator post, but the Bears declined to release Fangio from his contract.

Bears | Curtis Modkins joining Bears
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:38:52 -0800

Former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins is expected to join the Chicago Bears as running backs coach Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Bears | Jeremiah Washburn joining Bears
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:53:02 -0800

Former Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn is joining the Chicago Bears as an offensive line coach, according to a source.

Bears | Brian Hoyer to become free agent
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:10:50 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

Bears | Alshon Jeffery to be UFA
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:27:21 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

Bears | Rueben Randle signs with Chicago
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:26:44 -0800

Free-agent WR Rueben Randle (Eagles) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Bears | Kapron Lewis-Moore signed
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:53:49 -0800

The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent DL Kapron Lewis-Moore (Ravens) to a Reserve/Future contract.

Bears | Kevin White not running yet
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:41:08 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (leg) said he has not started running at this point but expects to be ready for offseason workouts.

Bears | Clint Hurtt will not return
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 09:17:39 -0800

Chicago Bears outside linebackers coach Clint Hurtt will not return to the team next season after he declined a contract extension.

Bears | Jay Cutler ahead of schedule
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 08:30:05 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) is rehabbing hard and is ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder surgery, according to general manager Ryan Pace.

Bears | Jay Cutler's future up in the air
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:57:36 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's future with the team "hasn't been completely finalized," according to general manager Ryan Pace, but Pace said Wednesday, Jan. 3, "everything is on the table" when it comes to the quarterback position.

Bears | Danny Trevathan may start camp on PUP list
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:51:40 -0800

Chicago Bears LB Danny Trevathan (knee) could start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of his ruptured patellar tendon, according to general manager Ryan Pace.

Bears | Two Bears assistants let go
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:27:03 -0800

Chicago Bears offensive line coach Dave Magazu and assistant defensive backs coach Sam Garnes were fired Wednesday, Jan. 4, according to a source.

Bears | Dowell Loggains to return
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:11:22 -0800

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will return to the team next season, according to head coach John Fox.

Bears | Vic Fangio will stay with Chicago
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:05:46 -0800

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will return to the team next season, according to head coach John Fox.

Bears | Stan Drayton won't return
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:37:23 -0800

Chicago Bears running backs coach Stan Drayton will not return in 2017, according to a source.

Bears | Chicago signs slew of players
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:43:12 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Dres Anderson, CB De'Vante Bausby, RB David Cobb, C Cornelius Edison, CB Jacoby Glenn, OT William Poehls, CB Rashaad Reynolds and OG Cyril Richardson were signed to Reserve/Futures contracts Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Bears | Jay Cutler has surgery
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:30:03 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) is recovering from shoulder surgery, which is why he wasn't available for the media at the end of the season, according to a source.

Bears | Kevin White should be ready for offseason
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 09:43:27 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (leg) is expected to be ready for the offseason program as he completes his recovery from a spiral fracture of his fibula, according to the Chicago Sun-Times' Adam L. Jahns.

Bears | Tough finish for Jeremy Langford
Sun, 01 Jan 2017 21:20:29 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford rushed 10 times for just 26 yards in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and he added three catches for 41 yards on his three targets.

Chicago Bears

Addison Bralon WR
Amos Adrian S
Anderson Busta TE
Anderson Dres WR
Anderson Jonathan LB
Azzanni Zach AC
Barkley Matt QB
Bausby De'Vante DB
Bellamy Josh WR
Boykin Brandon CB
Braunecker Ben TE
Braverman Daniel WR
Brown Daniel TE
Bullard Jonathan DL
Bush Deon FS
Callahan Bryce CB
Carey Ka'Deem RB
Cobb David RB
Cutler Jay QB
Donatell Ed AC
Edison Cornelius C
Fales David QB
Fangio Vic DC
Ferguson Ego DL
Floyd Leonard LB
Fox John HC
Freeman Jerrell LB
Fuller Kyle CB
Glenn Jacoby DB
Goldman Eddie DL
Grasu Hroniss C
Hall Deiondre' CB
Hicks Akiem DL
Houston Lamarr DL
Houston-Carson DeAndre FS
Howard Jordan RB
Hurst Demontre CB
Jones Christian LB
Jones-Quartey Harold DB
Kush Eric C
Kwiatkoski Nick LB
Langford Jeremy RB
Lasike Paul RB
LeBlanc Cre'Von CB
Leno Jr. Charles OT
Lewis-Moore Kapron DL
Loggains Dowell OC
Long Kyle OG
Lucas Josh TO
Mason Danny LB
Massie Bobby OT
McCaskey George TO
McDaniels Ben AC
McManis Sherrick CB
McPhee Pernell LB
Meredith Cameron WR
Miller Zach TE
Modkins Curtis AC
O'Donnell Patrick P
Pace Ryan GM
Perillo Justin TE
Pires Glenn AC
Poehls William OT
Porter Tracy CB
Pruitt MyCole TE
Ragone Dave AC
Randle Rueben WR
Reynolds Rashaad CB
Richardson Cyril OG
Robertson-Harris Roy DL
Rodgers Jay AC
Rodgers Jeff AC
Royal Eddie WR
Sadowski Mark TO
Scales Patrick LS
Shaw Connor QB
Sheldon Matt TO
Sitton Josh OG
Smith Frank AC
Staley Brandon AC
Sutton Will DL
Swinton Derius AC
Timu John LB
Trevathan Danny LB
Unrein Mitch DL
Washburn Jeremiah AC
White Kevin WR
Whitehair Cody OG
Wilkerson Ben AC
Young Willie DL