Archive for the ‘Chicago Bears’ Category

Bears’ Nick Kwiatkoski was a top-5 inside linebacker in 2017

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

The Chicago Bears selected inside linebacker Roquan Smith in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft with the expectation that he'll become an immediate starter and impact player on defense. According to Pro Football Focus, Nick Kwiatkoski, who Chicago selected in the fourth round of 2016's draft, was a standout performer last season.

Pro Football Focus: Bears rank near bottom-third of NFL in pass protection

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

If the Chicago Bears want to make a real run at the playoffs in 2018, the offensive line will have to do its part by keeping QB Mitch Trubisky upright. New offensive line coach Harry Hiestand should help that cause. Because of several crippling injuries, nine different players saw at least 100 pass-block snaps for the Bears in 2017.

Predicting the value of Roquan Smith’s rookie contract with Bears

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Chicago Bears first-round pick Roquan Smith remains unsigned, a situation that prior to the rookie wage scale would've been cause for concern. Joey Bosa, who was selected with the third pick by the Chargers in 2016, held out until August 29 over offset language and his signing bonus. If the numbers are correct, Smith will have the 17th-highest cap hit for the Bears in 2018, according to Spotrac.

Tarik Cohen named to NFL.com’s All-Under-25 Team

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

The Chicago Bears are entering 2018 with one of the best young backfields in the NFL. The combination of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen will give defenses nightmares all season long, especially when both players are on the field at the same time. Howard brings a physical and grinding running style while Cohen can take it the distance from anywhere on the field.

Chicago Bears unveil orange alternate jersey for 2018

Friday, June 15th, 2018

The Chicago Bears are dusting off their orange jerseys for the 2018 season and will wear the blinding digs in Week 6 at Miami and at home against the Vikings in Week 11.Quarterback Mitch Trubisky gave fans a sneak peek at what the uniforms will look like

Kevin White named Bears’ surprise offseason standout

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White is facing the most important season of his football career. The former first-round pick found himself sliding down the depth chart after several new receivers were added to the roster this offseason, including one of the biggest prizes in free agency, Allen Robinson. White has been victimized by injury in each of his first three years in the NFL.

Bears’ Tarik Cohen quietly donates equipment to hurricane-ravaged elementary school

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen did just that on Monday, quietly giving both his money and time to an elementary school in his native North Carolina. Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen surprised the students and staff of a North Carolina elementary school on Monday. According to a Facebook post by teacher Dawn Potts, Cohen appeared at Hampton Elementary in Greensboro, N.C. with boxes full of physical education equipment.

Bears secondary ranked as one of league’s most underrated position groups

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller had a breakout season in 2017. Safeties Adrian Amos and Eddie Jackson arrived as one of the league's top young safety tandems, and veteran Prince Amukamara did enough opposite Fuller to receive a multi-year deal this offseason. Entering 2018, the Bears may be the most overlooked secondary in the NFL.

Tarik Cohen buys new gym equipment for school hit by tornado

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Hampton Elementary School in Greensboro, North Carolina, was severely damaged by a tornado in April. Cohen, who grew up in the area and went to college in Greensboro at North Carolina A&T, showed up at the school with brand new equipment for their gym classes. “Tarik Cohen, running back for the Chicago Bears, bought a ton of PE equipment and delivered it to our school today!” said a message shared on social media.

NFC North ranked 2nd-toughest division in NFL

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Every team in the NFL starts the regular season with playoff aspirations. It's no different for the Chicago Bears in 2018, but their road to the post-season may be a little more difficult than most. This is no longer the Aaron Rodgers Invitational.