Archive for March 2014

Quote of The Day: Brandon Marshall On His Contract Situation With Bears

Quote of The Day: Brandon Marshall On His Contract Situation With Bears
Brandon Marshall isn’t concerned one bit about playing the 2014 season on the last year of his current contract. Marshall, who has one year remaining on his five-year, $44.7 million deal he signed during the 2010 off-season with the Miami Dolphins seems content right now in his current situation. Marshall has been training down in... Read more »

Reel Em' In: Defensive End Jared Allen Inks Four-Year Deal With Bears

Reel Em' In: Defensive End Jared Allen Inks Four-Year Deal With Bears
Jared Allen won’t be chasing down Jay Cutler anymore, instead he might just become his best pal. The 11th-year pro signed a four-year, $32 million deal with $15.5 million in guaranteed money with the Bears on Wednesday morning. The first two years of the deal are fully guaranteed. Allen is coming off a 2013 campaign,... Read more »

Exclusive Interview: Bears Legend Mike Ditka Talks Possible NFL Rule Changes, Hot Topics and Much More

Exclusive Interview: Bears Legend Mike Ditka Talks Possible NFL Rule Changes, Hot Topics and Much More
Bears legend Mike Ditka doesn’t need much of an introduction, but we’ll give you one to remind you just once more of his greatness. The 74-year-old former Bears tight end and head coach is the only individual in the modern NFL era to win a championship with the same team as a player and a head... Read more »
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2014 NFL Free Agency: Falcons Add Hester Despite Talks Of Moving Kickoffs Forward

2014 NFL Free Agency: Falcons Add Hester Despite Talks Of Moving Kickoffs Forward
Congratulations to Devin Hester for finding a new team, but in 2014 he might not be as effective as he was once simply due to NFL rules. The nine-year pro, who spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Bears, signed a three-year, $9 million deal ($2.5 million guaranteed) with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday.... Read more »

2014 NFL Free Agency: Losing Henry Melton Stings, But Not As Much As You Think

2014 NFL Free Agency: Losing Henry Melton Stings, But Not As Much As You Think
Defensive tackle Henry Melton officially left the Bears for his hometown Cowboys. The 27-year-old Texas product signed a one-year, $5 million deal, with an option for three more years on Tuesday night with Dallas. Melton appeared in 48 games with the Bears making 32 starts in five seasons. The 6-foot-3, 295 pound defensive tackle added... Read more »

2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears smart about Tillman, Peppers and Idonije

2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears smart about Tillman, Peppers and Idonije
The Bears re-signed a key veteran last week, saw one head to an NFC North rival and another one return after spending last season with a different division rival. 33-year-old cornerback Charles Tillman re-upped with the Bears on a one-year, $3.5 million deal last Friday, while 34-year-old defensive end Julius Peppers signed a three-year, $26 million... Read more »
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2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears ink DE Young and WR/KR Hixon on day three

2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears ink DE Young and WR/KR Hixon on day three
A day after signing a former Packer, the Bears added another player from an NFC North rival in Willie Young. Young, a Lion his first four seasons in the NFL agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal with $3.5 million in guaranteed money. The defensive end will earn $900,000 in 2014 and receive a signing... Read more »

So Long Josh: Bucs land McCown on a two-year deal

So Long Josh: Bucs land McCown on a two-year deal
The Bears were unable to keep backup quarterback Josh McCown in the windy city. The 34-year-old veteran agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with Lovie Smith’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, according to his agent Mike McCartney. McCown will earn $4.75 million in 2014 and $5.25 million in 2015. With incentives he can earn up... Read more »

2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears add former Packers safety M.D. Jennings on day two

2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears add former Packers safety M.D. Jennings on day two
Bears fans better get used to seeing a former Packer donning the orange and blue this upcoming season. On Wednesday, the Chicago Bears announced the signing of former Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings to a one-year deal. A day after signing four players on the opening day of free agency in DE Lamarr Houston, LB... Read more »
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2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears officially release defensive end Julius Peppers

2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears officially release defensive end Julius Peppers
This move appeared to be on the horizon well before the Bears signed defensive end Lamarr Houston to open free agency on Tuesday. But Houston’s signing basically set it in stone. Chicago Bears team officials announced that the team has terminated the contract of Julius Peppers. Peppers still had two years left on his six-year,... Read more »