Archive for the ‘Chicago Bears’ Category

Bucs know what to expect from Vikings’ backup QB

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

While Mike Zimmer waits for the return of quarterback Sam Bradford, who missed last week with a knee injury, this week's opponent isn't so sure Zimmer might be better off sticking with backup Case Keenum. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who come to Minnesota on Sunday, have seen plenty of Keenum through the years and haven't enjoyed the experience. Keenum has beaten Tampa Bay each of the last two seasons while playing for the Rams.

Jets face Cutler, Dolphins in home opener

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

In March, Jay Cutler had just been released by the Chicago Bears and the New York Jets were looking for a new quarterback after letting Ryan Fitzpatrick go only a month earlier. Many media members suggested Cutler and the Jets would be natural bedfellows, but Cutler opted for the TV booth and the Jets signed journeyman Josh McCown. At that point, few thought Cutler would be leading the Miami Dolphins into MetLife Stadium for the Jets' home opener on Sunday.

Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt has clear request: ‘Stop sleeping on me’

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs thought enough of Kareem Hunt that they traded up to grab the record-setting running back from Toledo late in the third round of April's draft. In a season that's already become known for an exceptional crop of rookie running backs, from Dalvin Cook to Leonard Fournette, it's been the unassuming Hunt that has stolen the show.

A former NFL player who made $51 million in his career is reportedly training to become an FBI agent

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Charles Tillman has only been retired from the NFL for one season, but the former All-Pro cornerback has already found his next calling. According to multiple sources, Tillman is in training to become an FBI agent. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune was the first to report the news.

Ex-NFL star Charles Tillman training for FBI: Reports

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Former NFL All-Pro cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman is training to become an FBI agent now that his football days are over, according to multiple reports. Tillman, who earned more than $50 million during 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers, is currently enrolled at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia, ESPN reported.

Former Bears CB Charles Tillman reportedly training to join FBI

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The “Peanut Punch” might be coming to law enforcement. Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman, most famous for forcing fumbles by punching the ball out of receivers’ hands, is training to enter the FBI, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Tillman had a dream job for many people last year – a spot on Fox Sports’ “Fox NFL Kickoff” show – but he is apparently shifting focus to another dream job.

Peterson to Saints, Glennon to Bears among worst of big NFL offseason mistakes

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Chicago was in need of a veteran quarterback after releasing Jay Cutler. Glennon, who was demoralized after the Trubisky selection, hasn't proven worth the cash so far, either, although injuries at wide receiver, running back and along the offensive line have equally contributed to Chicago's 0-2 start.

Improved Buccaneers defense making a name for itself

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Mention the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the first thing likely to come to mind is Jameis Winston and an emerging offense. Maybe it's time an improved defense that keyed the team's season-opening rout of the Chicago Bears gets a little love, too. ''Defense wins championships,'' Winston said, reflecting on a 29-7 victory in which the Bears turned the ball over four times in the first half and were held to 20 yards rushing.

Fox says Bears sticking with Glennon as starting quarterback

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Mike Glennon remains the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback. The wait for No. 2 overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky continues. Coach John Fox said the Bears won't be changing quarterbacks for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend despite a rough outing by Glennon in his return to Tampa Bay as Chicago fell to 0-2.

Winston-led Buccaneers dominate Bears in opener

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

There's no room for complacency in Jameis Winston's bid to transform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a playoff team. The 23-year-old quarterback shone in the team's delayed season opener Sunday, throwing for 204 yards and one touchdown in a 29-7 victory over the Chicago Bears. An opportunistic defense did its part, too, forcing four first-half turnovers, scoring on an interception return and limiting the Bears to 20 yards rushing.