Archive for March 2017

AUDIO: Bears Free Agency Update

AUDIO: Bears Free Agency Update
The Bears have signed 17 players here in March, eight new faces and nine guys who played with the team last season. I broke down the team’s free agency so far as general manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox continue to put their plan together on how to turn the franchise around after... Read more »

Marcus Cooper's signing represents hope for the Bears' secondary

Marcus Cooper's signing represents hope for the Bears' secondary
On Saturday, the Bears upgraded their secondary in a big way. Cornerback Marcus Cooper inked a three-year deal with the team, the Bears announced. Cooper, 27, joins Prince Amukamara and Johnthan Banks, who was re-signed to a one-year deal on Saturday as three new cornerbacks. Originally a seventh round pick out of Rutgers by San... Read more »

The Bears introduce a quartet of players on Friday afternoon

The Bears introduce a quartet of players on Friday afternoon
Halas Hall was a busy place on Friday. General manager Ryan Pace explained his plans for the Bears while briefly talking about his new additions in front of the media crew. In this order: wide receiver Markus Wheaton, tight end Dion Sims, safety Quintin Demps, quarterback Mike Glennon, the four new faces talked one by... Read more »
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The Bears are better at cornerback with the signing of Prince Amukamara

The Bears are better at cornerback with the signing of Prince Amukamara
As the top cornerbacks went off the market on Thursday, the Bears chose not to overspend on any of them or dish out the dough. On Friday, the Bears came to terms with veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. It’s a one-year deal worth $7 million (fully guaranteed), per USA Today’s Tom Pelissero.... Read more »

Jay Cutler: A Tribute

Jay Cutler: A Tribute
I remember, as I’m sure you can too, exactly where I was and what I was doing when the news broke that the Bears had traded for Jay Cutler. I was at work and when I saw a text from my buddy. I thought he was screwing with me (he’s a Packer fan). Low and... Read more »

Markus Wheaton latches on to shallow Bears' receiver room

Markus Wheaton latches on to shallow Bears' receiver room
Hours after Alshon Jeffery signed in Philadelphia, the Bears made a move to add someone else. That player is former Pittsburgh speedster Markus Wheaton. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Bears have reached an agreement with the receiver. The 5’11”, 189-pounder has appeared in 47 games, making 22 starts in four NFL seasons. In... Read more »
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Alshon Jeffery takes his talents to Philadelphia

Alshon Jeffery takes his talents to Philadelphia
Earlier Thursday, the Bears officially released Jay Cutler and once the new league year opened up the team’s longest-tenured player chose to sign elsewhere. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery signed a one-year, $14 million pact with Philadelphia, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. After the Bears slapped the franchise tag on Jeffery a season ago at $14.59... Read more »

Say Goodbye: Jay Cutler's time in Chicago is officially up

Say Goodbye: Jay Cutler's time in Chicago is officially up
With the ball on the New York Giants 49-yard-line with just over one minute left in the game, Jay Cutler threw a pass well over the head over the head of his intended receiver, Marquess Wilson. The Bears lost the game 22-16 and Cutler’s last throw of the game, an interception turned out to be... Read more »

The Bears do the right thing by bringing back three free agents

The Bears do the right thing by bringing back three free agents
On Monday, the Bears made a trio of moves. None of them will blow you away, but each individual has shown flashes of being a solid NFL contributor. Tight end Daniel Brown was re-signed on a one-year deal while wide receiver Josh Bellamy and cornerback Bryce Callahan were tendered, per the team’s official website. —Daniel... Read more »
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