Archive for the ‘Chicago Bears’ Category

Bears to sign Benny Cunningham to boost return game (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears boosted their kickoff return game, signing Benny Cunningham to a one-year contract.

Bears re-sign safety Chris Prosinski (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have re-signed safety Chris Prosinski to a one-year contract.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers battling dementia (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Chicago Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. ''Like the doctor at the Mayo Clinic said, 'Yes, a part of this has to be on football,''' Ardie Sayers said at their home in Wakarusa, Indiana. Ardie Sayers and the rest of the family had made no secret of his condition, but hadn't shared it publicly.

Former NFL all-stars Sayers, Clark dealing with severe illnesses (AFP)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Two former NFL all-stars, Gale Sayers and Dwight Clark, have reportedly been diagnosed with neurological conditions and at least one family is wondering if football contributed to their loved one's mental state. Former Chicago Bears running back Sayers was diagnosed with dementia four years ago, according to a report in the Kansas City Star on Sunday. Sayers, who 40 years ago became the youngest player ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, had been living in a care facility the last few months, his wife, Ardie Sayers, told the newspaper.

Free agent guard Jermon Bushrod re-signs with Dolphins (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
MIAMI (AP) -- Free agent guard Jermon Bushrod has re-signed with the Miami Dolphins after starting all 16 games for them last season.

Bears add free agents Amukamara, Cooper to their secondary (The Associated Press)

Saturday, March 11th, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper and re-signed cornerback Johnthan Banks.

Dolphins make several moves to upgrade shaky defense (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
New Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons says his approach to his job is simple. ''I'm a football player,'' the 10-year NFL veteran said. The Dolphins can use more of that after allowing a franchise-record 6,122 yards last season.

Mike Glennon tries to succeed for Bears where Cutler failed (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
After watching quarterback Jameis Winston start two years for Tampa Bay, backup Mike Glennon researched his own potential landing spots in free agency. Glennon said he determined the Chicago Bears to be the most likely team, and Friday he arrived at Halas Hall hoping to succeed for his new team where Jay Cutler failed. "I haven't played in two-plus years, but I was playing when I was 23, 24," Glennon said Friday after signing a three-year contract with the Bears.

Report: Kirk Cousins personally asked Redskins owner Dan Snyder to trade him (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Cousins personally asked Washington owner Dan Snyder for a trade. Cousins was “basically told not to get his hopes up,” Mortensen reported. Cousins would be turning down $24 million guaranteed this season on the franchise tag to sit out, so that doesn’t seem possible.

Bears expected to sign Mike Glennon, and the money might not be as bad as you think (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Ever since news trickled out of the NFL scouting combine that free-agent quaarterback Mike Glennon — he of the 11 pass attempts the past two seasons — was set to earn more than $14 million per season, the collective response seemed to be that any team signing him for that much much be out of its damned mind. Well, the Chicago Bears are apparently going that deep for Glennon — but the fine print here is important. Signing a starting quarterback for $19 million is not that unwieldy, even if the Bears view Glennon as having the next year (or maybe two) to prove himself before they hand off to a younger QB.