10:07 PM EDT, Tue September 02, 2014
Buffalo Rumblings 12 hours ago

Projected play time percentages for Buffalo Bills offense, Week 1

The Bills have a lot of mouths to feed on offense. Who will have the most opportunities to be fed in Chicago? Here's our best guess at play time percentages for Week 1. The Buffalo Bills have several major question marks on offense heading into their Week 1 showdown with the Chicago Bears. Their first-team offense struggled mightily throughout the preseason, managing only two touchdowns - both of which came against Tampa Bay's reserves - while EJ Manuel mostly struggled and the team made some major alterations to its offensive line. It just so happens that those two areas - quarterback and...
Buffalo Rumblings 14 hours ago

Buffalo Rumblings Live: Kyle Orton, 53-man roster, Bills vs. Bears preview

The new in-season format of Buffalo Rumblings Live debuts tonight, as we discuss the Bills' 53-man roster, the signing of Kyle Orton, and the Chicago Bears with guest blogger Steven Schweickert of WindyCityGridiron.com.
Chicago Sun-Times 9 hours ago
Lance Briggs should be least of Bears’ worries

Lance Briggs should be least of Bears’ worries

FIRST-AND-10: The Bears have a lot of issues heading into the 2014 season opener. But Lance Briggs missing an abbreviated Monday practice is not one of them.
Northwest Herald 50 mins ago

Arkush: Are you sure Briggs is the bad guy?

Now that most of Chicago has climbed all over Lance Briggs for taking a personal day on Labor Day, I’ve got to tell you guys, I think you’re wrong.

More Bears Rumors & News

Decision looms on Marquess Wilson

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman wants to wait a couple more days before making a decision about whether to keep Marquess Wilson on the active roster. With the receiver expected to miss the next month, the Bears can free up a spot on the active roster Tuesday at 3 p.m. by placing Wilson on the injured reserve with a designation to return. “I think I could better answer that after Wednesday’s practice, and it’s simply because there’s a lot of technical CBA rules involved in this thing,” Trestman said.

Trestman feels no trepidation about D

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman drew laughs Monday attempting to repeat the word “trepidation” in response to whether he feels any regarding the defense, as the club prepares to open the regular season against Buffalo. While the defense performed average to below average most of the preseason, Trestman remains unconcerned about the unit’s ability to get the job done once the season kicks off. “I don’t feel that word trepi, trepi… What was it again?

Briggs excused, Conte limited in practice

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears veteran linebacker Lance Briggs was excused from the first regular season practice by coach Marc Trestman, who said Briggs cleared the absence with him. Trestman declined to elaborate on Briggs’ whereabouts, but the linebacker is scheduled to open up a new restaurant Monday in his hometown of Elk Grove, California. “I had communication with him three weeks ago about it,” Trestman said. “We talked about it.

Marc Trestman explains roster moves

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman provided a little insight Monday on how the staff put together the final 53-man roster. The Bears plan to start the regular season with five running backs for the first time since 2012, after keeping four at the position last season. For the fourth consecutive season, the Bears elected to keep eight offensive linemen. Asked about the decision to go heavy on running backs, Trestman said, "I think part of the reason running-back wise is their value to special teams.

Bears' Jordan Mills 'very ready' for opener

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Second-year right tackle Jordan Mills missed the entire preseason as the Chicago Bears took a conservative approach to his rehabilitation from offseason foot surgery, but the expectation is he’ll be ready to play Sunday when the club hosts the Buffalo Bills in the season opener. Mills participated in practice at Halas Hall on Monday, and later compared his absence to riding a bike, saying, “You never forget how to ride it.

Bears sign LS Jeremy Cain to active roster

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears signed long snapper Jeremy Cain to the 53-man roster Monday, the team announced. Cain replaces long snapper Brandon Hartson, who the team waived Sunday. Bears head coach Marc Trestman said following the preseason finale in Cleveland that the club wasn’t entirely pleased with its long-snapping situation. The Bears brought three long snappers to Halas Hall to participate in a 14-player workout Sunday: Cain, Luke Ingram and Casey Kreiter.
Chicago Sun-Times Aug 31, 2014

Bears cut long-snapper Brandon Hartson

Through five weeks of the preseason, the Bears never did find Patrick Mannelly’s replacement. They admitted as much Sunday, waiving long snapper Brandon Hartson one day after including him on the 53-man roster. The Bears have checked out potential replacements and figure to announce one Monday, when the team reports to Halas Hall to begin preparations for the regular-season opener Sunday against the Bills. The new snapper will have to learn on the fly; he’ll be...
Chicago Sun-Times Aug 31, 2014

Marc Trestman says he’ll spend more time in defensive meetings

He jokes with the defensive players that they see the world upside down. When Bears coach Marc Trestman walks into a defensive meeting, the X’s and O’s are inverted. When offensive coaches draw up plays, their unit is on the bottom. Defensive coaches put the offense on top. There’s more than just a clerical difference, too, and Trestman knows it. “I think that when you’re on different sides of the ball, you do see the world a little bit different,” he...
Northwest Herald Aug 31, 2014

Hub Arkush: New Bears same as old Bears?

The last time we saw the Bears on an NFL field they were an 8-8 football team.

Rose struggles in U.S. win over Turkey

Derrick Rose played in back-to-back games for the first time since the ill-fated night he tore his right meniscus last Nov. 22 in Portland, Ore.

Rose struggles in U.S. win over Turkey

Derrick Rose played in back-to-back games for the first time since the ill-fated night he tore his right meniscus last Nov. 22 in Portland, Ore.
Chicago Tribune Aug 31, 2014

White Sox in talks to deal Adam Dunn: report

The Chicago White Sox traded outfielder Alejandro De Aza to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday for prospects. Could veteran first baseman/designated hitter Adam Dunn be next?

Bears Player News

  • 2 Lance Briggs

    Lance Briggs

    Arkush: Are you sure Briggs is the bad guy?

  • 1 Chris Conte

    Chris Conte

    Like it or not, Chris Conte will be a starting safety for the Chicago Bears

  • 1 Jordan Mills

    Jordan Mills

    Bears' Jordan Mills 'very ready' for opener

  • 1 Ryan Mundy

    Ryan Mundy

    Bears safeties Chris Conte, Ryan Mundy in limbo

  • Jay Cutler

    Jay Cutler

    Interpretations vary about where Bears are headed

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