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Bears sign former Jags CB Ball

Continuing to shore up personnel deficiencies on the defensive side of the ball, the Chicago Bears inked veteran CB Alan Ball to a one-year deal. Ball, a University of Illinois product, adds depth to a depleted CB unit. Ball isn’t a long-term option, but the eight-year pro gives the Bears some stability and experience at an important position.  He made [...]
Via Bears Claws
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears add depth in the secondary, sign veteran CB Alan Ball

According to Michael David Smith of Profootballtalk.com, the Bears have added some much needed depth to their defensive secondary by signing veteran Alan Ball. At, 6'2, 197 pounds, Ball started 22 games for the Jaguars the previous two seasons; however, his 2014 campaign ended early due to a bicep injury. Ball gives much-needed depth to Bears behind starters Tim Jennings and Kyle Fuller.
Via 60 Max Power O
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears Sign CB Alan Ball To A One-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears announced the signing of CB Alan Ball to a one-year contract on Friday. #Bears have signed CB Alan Ball to a 1-year contract. Ball has played 8 NFL seasons with Cowboys, Texans and Jaguars. pic.twitter.com/lsVQl0A9qO — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 27, 2015 Previous reports had said that Ball had an agreement in ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears expecting a 'big jump' in production from DE Jared Allen

According to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Bears coach John Fox and General Manager Ryan Pace are hoping to see a jump in production from veteran defensive end Jared Allen. The two met with Allen and discussed some idea that could jumpstart the pass rusher. “It was good to touch base and share some ideas,” Fox said, via the Sun-Times. “He’ll get that...
Via 60 Max Power O
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears hope Jared Allen can make a ‘big jump’ in 2015

Chicago Bears coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace finally got the chance to meet one of the team’s highest paid players, Jared Allen, in Arizona during the annual meeting. Allen received his $11.5 million guaranteed roster bonus for the 2015 season earlier this month. “It was good to touch base and share some ideas,” Fox said, per the Chicago Sun Times. “He...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears looking to rebuild QB Jay Cutler's confidence

Chicago Bears coach John Fox said that the team needs to 'rebuild' quarterback Jay Cutler's confidence, however, afterwards the coach made it clear it would be an open competition for the starting job. Fox said by building a strong defense and more of an emphasis on the running game would help ease the pressure on Cutler. "To build that back up, it’s going to take time, daily...
Via 60 Max Power O
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

When In Doubt Call His Mother

Can’t say I’m excited as a fan of the Bears for their signing of former 49er Ray McDonald. If he’s good enough to be signed by the Bears why isn’t he still in ‘Frisco? Because he’s under investigation for sexual assault and possible domestic abuse charges. Some would bring up the fact that we had […]
Via Outside Analysis
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Make Shocking Annoncement

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox says the team will have an “open competition” at quarterback. “It’s all an open competition,” Fox told CSN Chicago on Wednesday at the NFL owners meeting. “Obviously you’ve got to start somewhere and my experience in football, really in anything, it’s not where you start a competition; it’s where you finish it. “But we’ve...
Via Gridiron Grit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler will compete to be Bears No. 1 QB

Jay Cutler will enter the Chicago Bears’ 2015 training camp competing with Jimmy Clausen and David Fales for the starting job. “It’s all an open competition,” Bears coach John Fox said Wednesday at the NFL owners meeting, per CSNChicago.com. “Obviously you’ve got to start somewhere and my experience in football, really in anything, it’s not where you start a competition...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Film Room: What Mason Foster brings to the Chicago Bears defense

Yesterday the Chicago Bears completed one of the bigger signings of this free agency period when they inked linebacker Mason Foster to a one-year deal. So, what are the Bears getting in Foster? AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with If you haven’t had a chance to...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Fox says Jay Cutler the starter but declares job an ‘an open competition’

New Chicago Bears head coach John Fox arguably was talking out of both sides of his mouth when he said Jay Cutler is the team’s presumptive starting quarterback but then said the job will be decided by “an open competition.” Fox made the comments regarding the Bears’ quarterback position on Wednesday while speaking with reporters...Read More The post John Fox says Jay Cutler...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Insist Clausen Can Beat Out Cutler, No Joke

Ryan Pace put to bed the trade rumors and said that quarterback Jay Cutler is the starter moving forward for the Chicago Bears.  Given the state of his contract and a limited number of options who might take it, that really wasn’t a big surprise. No, the surprise came when head coach John Fox clarified the situation by stating Cutler is #1 on his preliminary depth chart but by...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did Chicago Bears head coach John Fox really call wide receiver Alshon Jeffery fat?

The Chicago Bears have a whole lot riding on wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, now that Brandon Marshall is out of the picture and Jeffery looks to be the new number one. New head coach John Fox wants to make sure that they use Jeffery as well as possible, which is why he wants him to shed a few pounds… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears convinced Jay Cutler is the right QB

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports There have been quite a few rumors surrounding the Chicago Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler this offseason, but the two sides met without Cutler’s agent about whether or not he was the right guy for them. Chicago came away convinced that Cutler was the right quarterback for them, and they are all-in with him. Jay Cutler met with #Bears personnel...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Fans Apparently Hate Lance Briggs

After 12 seasons and seven Pro Bowls, you’d think Chicago Bears fans would adore Lance Briggs but that’s not the case. A recent rumor indicates that the San Francisco 49ers are interested in signing the veteran, and Chicago fans think they’re idiots. Why you ask? Here’s some tweets that tell the story: @670TheScore Are they converting him to DT? #Bears — Brian Boland ...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Fox Is A Shea McClellin Fan

Considering the disaster known as “The Trestman-Emery Era in Chicago,” Shea McClellin may never be thought of as first round talent no matter what happens moving forward. That being said, there’s still hope for the young buck – one more year of hope. McClellin is set to become a unrestricted free agent in 2016, leaving him one season with the new regime to finally prove...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears roll the dice by signing troubled free agent defensive lineman

It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears are eager to add some depth to their defensive line, but I have a feeling this signing might come back to haunt them… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32 Five Things: The biggest losers in free agency According to a report by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Bears are signing former...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears to sign defensive end Jarvis Jenkins to one-year deal

The defensive rebuild continues for the Chicago Bears. #Bears have agreed to terms with DE Jarvis Jenkins on a 1-year contract. It will be official after he passes his physical later today. — Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) March 24, 2015 The Bears are also in play for free-agent linebacker Mason Foster, with whom Jenkins has been exchanging messages via Twitter. Such as it is in today’s...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears take methodical approach to free agency

Entering the third full week of NFL free agency, it’s apparent the Chicago Bears are selective and picky buyers, bucking the league wide trend of spending lavishly to add talent to the roster. New Bears General Manager Ryan Pace’s lone luxury purchase in the annual shopping spree was former Baltimore OLB Pernell McPhee. McPhee, though a situational pass rusher for the [...]
Via Bears Claws
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Martellus Bennett: The Bears Unsung Hero

The past year was a roller coaster ride for the Chicago Bears. At the top of the season were the receiving corps that included receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Even running back Matt Forte had an incredible year catching 102 passes. In the shadow though sat big tight end Martellus Bennett. Bennett, in his second year with the Bears, came up big catching 90 passes and...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Antrel Rolle is a Serious Upgrade to Bears’ Secondary

The Chicago Bears signed safety Antrel Rolle to a three-year, $11.25 million deal last week. The Bears not only signed a great safety but also someone who will provide some veteran leadership in new head coach John Fox’s locker room.Although the 32-year-old is most likely past his prime and doesn’t provide a long-term answer to the safety position the Bears haven’t seen since...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Santonio Holmes is Baffled that he is not with an NFL Team

All remains quiet on the Santonio Holmes front. As other receivers are being signed up by new teams, the former Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick has not drawn any interest on the open market. The former Super Bowl MVP had this to say in an interview with Sports Illustrated this week. It baffles me a little to know that I’m not a part of any organization. It is a gift and a...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Antrel Rolle: Email from Orbitz was sign to pick the Bears

Antrel Rolle was looking for a little guidance as he tried to decide his free agent destination. The veteran safety agreed to a 3-year, $11.25 million contract with the Bears this week, and he said on the radio Friday that a random email from Orbitz helped him choose Chicago. Rolle spoke with “Joe & Evan”...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears GM confirms decision to stick with Jay Cutler at QB

There have been many conflicting reports over the past several weeks that the Chicago Bears might move on from quarterback Jay Cutler. However, the Bears have just confirmed they plan to stick with Cutler as the team’s starter moving forward. Ryan Pace on Cutler: "We've made that decision. We're moving forward with Jay Cutler as our starting quarterback." — Michael C. Wright...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears, Jay Cutler can still part ways

Despite the lessons of last year's disappointing performances on the field, the Chicago Bears and new head coach John Fox remain captive to quarterback Jay Cutler's lucrative binding contract.  The best-case scenario for any new staff is flexibility, and this has to be one of the least flexible situations in professional football.  Under the terms of Cutler's deal, he's scheduled...
Via Football By Football
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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