| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Now that’s an offseason.
It took a while, but Phil Emery finally got the pass rusher the Bears needed.
None of this Willie Young stuff. If he could get only three sacks while playing on a Lions line with the best tandem of defensive tackles in...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:51 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ten days into free agency, the Bears went to the contract of Jay Cutler to create an additional $4 million in salary-cap room for 2014.
The Bears restructured Cutler’s contract Friday, converting $5 million of his $22.5 million...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 10:58 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. – Marc Trestman said the Chicago Bears are not "anointing" Marquess Wilson as the No. 3 receiver in the offense, but the coach hopes the second-year player can develop like Alshon Jeffery did a year ago.
Wilson apparently will get...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 11:47 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Chicago Bears are considering veterans as they search for a backup to quarterback Jay Cutler, but coach Marc Trestman feels good about what Jordan Palmer showed late in the preseason last year.
“We give Jordan a lot of...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:19 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Louis Nix likes to eat burgers from Five Guys. He likes Cajun-seasoned french fries. He likes Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Those indulgences, however, weren't going to help his draft value, so the Notre Dame defensive tackle traded...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Opportunities fueled Domenik Hixon's decision to sign a free-agent contract with the Bears last week.
Chances to return kickoffs and punts and to contribute as a wide receiver appealed to the eight-year veteran who could be a significant part of a Bears...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:41 AM
The Chicago Bears followed a busy Tuesday at Halas Hall by finalizing a contract Wednesday morning for cornerback and special teams standout Sherrick McManis.
The Northwestern product has agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the minimum salary...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:34 PM
A former Pro Bowl performer departed and a familiar face returned as the Bears’ defensive-line carousel kept spinning into the second week of free agency.
Defensive tackle Henry Melton’s free-agent tour ended Tuesday evening with an...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:29 AM
The first time Lamarr Houston faced the Chicago media, the pricey free-agent defensive end was asked about replacing the now-departed Julius Peppers, of course.
But Houston’s answer was telling a bigger truth about himself and what passes for a...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Three days after the Bears signed former Packers safety M.D. Jennings, their NFC North rivals stunned the league Saturday when they announced they had agreed to a contract with defensive end Julius Peppers.
A cynic would say the Bears can't beat the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Running back Matt Forte no doubt is pleased the Bears are bringing back cornerback Charles Tillman and he hopes defensive tackle Henry Melton will return too.
In any case, he has confidence in general manager’s Phil Emery’s plan to rebuild a...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:42 PM
General manager Phil Emery entered free agency this week on a mission to find two starting defensive ends to fortify the Bears’ beleaguered front.
He completed that task Thursday morning when he signed Willie Young to a three-year, $9 million...