Archive for March 2015

The Addition of Jacquizz Rodgers Gives The Bears Versatility Behind Matt Forte

The Addition of Jacquizz Rodgers Gives The Bears Versatility Behind Matt Forte
General manager Ryan Pace brought in another veteran role player on a one-year deal. On Tuesday, the Bears announced the signing of running back Jacquizz Rodgers. Last week, defensive ends Jarvis Jenkins and Ray McDonald, cornerback Alan Ball and linebacker Mason Foster were all signed to one-year deals. Rodgers is the 10th addition this off-season... Read more »

Bears Strengthen Their Secondary With The Signing Of Alan Ball

Bears Strengthen Their Secondary With The Signing Of Alan Ball
Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace has been awfully busy this week with depth signings. On Friday, the Bears announced the addition of cornerback Alan Ball on a one-year deal. He fits the bill as a nickelback in Vic Fangio’s 3-4 defense and is another nice veteran piece along with 32-year-old safety Antrel Rolle. Ball, who... Read more »

Linebacker Mason Foster and Bears Finally Reach An Agreement

Linebacker Mason Foster and Bears Finally Reach An Agreement
Mason Foster¬†and the Bears have been linked for over a week now. On Tuesday, the Bears signed the 26-year-old to a one-year deal, according to CSN Chicago’s Jen Lada. Foster spent his first four seasons in Tampa Bay, where he was originally selected in the third round out of Washington in 2011. The 6-foot-1, 241-pounder... Read more »
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The Bears Take A Chance On Troubled Defensive Lineman Ray McDonald

The Bears Take A Chance On Troubled Defensive Lineman Ray McDonald
The emphasis on improving the Bears’ defense on the field took place on Tuesday, but off the field it could be a problem. After signing defensive end Jarvis Jenkins earlier in the day, the Bears have added another defensive end. They reached an agreement with former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on a... Read more »

The Bears Add Defensive End Depth With The Signing Of Jarvis Jenkins

The Bears Add Defensive End Depth With The Signing Of Jarvis Jenkins
With the switch to a 3-4 base defense more run stoppers will be needed for the Bears. On Tuesday, the Bears signed defensive end Jarvis Jenkins to a one-year deal, according to the Tribune’s Brad Biggs. Pending a physical, the minimum salary contract will be official with Jenkins. The 26-year-old was selected in the second... Read more »

2015 NFL Free Agency: The Bears Bring Back Tight End Dante Rosario

2015 NFL Free Agency: The Bears Bring Back Tight End Dante Rosario
Bears head coach John Fox will have a familiar face on offense in his first season as the man in charge in Chicago. On Thursday, the Bears announced the signing of tight end Dante Rosario to a one-year deal. The 30-year-old Oregon product has spent the last two seasons with the Bears after he was... Read more »
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2015 NFL Free Agency: The Latest On The Bears Plans

2015 NFL Free Agency: The Latest On The Bears Plans
The Bears have been rather quiet on the signing front since free agency opened last Tuesday. Linebacker Pernell McPhee, safety Antrel Rolle, wide receiver Eddie Royal and guard Vladimir Ducasse are the four players the Bears have added thus far. With the second phase of free agency underway, the Bears will likely be adding some... Read more »

2015 NFL Free Agency: The Addition Of Vladimir Ducasse Doesn't Do Much For Bears

2015 NFL Free Agency: The Addition Of Vladimir Ducasse Doesn't Do Much For Bears
The Bears brought in veteran offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse into the fold on Monday, but the sixth-year pro isn’t expected to be guaranteed a roster spot next season. Ducasse signed a one-year deal with $80,000 guaranteed, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. The deal is likely for just over the league minimum of $795,000.... Read more »

2015 NFL Free Agency: Bears Boost Secondary With Signing Of Antrel Rolle

2015 NFL Free Agency: Bears Boost Secondary With Signing Of Antrel Rolle
The thin Bears secondary just improved vastly on Wednesday with the signing of veteran safety Antrel Rolle. Rolle, who was visiting with the Bears on Tuesday hammered out a three-year, $11.25 million deal with $5 million guaranteed late Wednesday, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus. A 10-year veteran, Rolle joins a Bears secondary that has... Read more »
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2015 NFL Free Agency: Eddie Royal Gives The Bears A Legitimate Slot Receiver

2015 NFL Free Agency: Eddie Royal Gives The Bears A Legitimate Slot Receiver
The Bears have been searching for a solid slot receiver for quite some time. They found their man in Eddie Royal on Wednesday. Royal, an eight-year veteran has excelled as a No. 3 option,¬†averaging 48 catches, 536 yards and four touchdowns in his career. Royal signed a three-year deal, $15 million deal including $10 million... Read more »