Archive for the ‘Chicago Bears’ Category

Where should Khalil Mack rank among all-time best Bears?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

One season was all it took for Khalil Mack to enter the conversation among the all-time best Bears players. It's hard to stack one dominant season against players who maintained excellence over multiple years, but Hall of Fame writers Dan Pompei and Don Pierson did just that in their ranking of the top 100 Bears players of all time. For Mack's efforts in 2018, he came in 60th on the list, one spot behind former defensive end Julius Peppers.

Bills assign Simpson’s No. 32 for first time since 1977

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Running back Senorise Perry is wearing jersey No. 32 during Buffalo's organized team activities, the first player assigned the uniform number by the Bills since O.J. Simpson in 1977. Boom, I took it," said Perry, who has played 48 career games mostly on special teams with the Chicago Bears (2014) and Miami Dolphins (2017-18). Simpson rushed for 10,183 yards and 57 touchdowns and won four rushing titles during a nine-year tenure with Buffalo from 1969-77.

Hall of Fame writers rank Jay Cutler behind Brandon Marshall on all-time Bears list

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Hall of Fame writers rank Jay Cutler behind Brandon Marshall on all-time Bears list originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com The summer days of the offseason are prime ranking season, and the Bears official website is entering the mix as part of the team's 100th season celebration. Hall of Fame writers Dan Pompei and Don Pierson ranked the top 100 players in franchise history for their upcoming centennial scrapbook, and Monday the team released the first 25 names on the list. The biggest standout was quarterback Jay Cutler, who ranked 85th.

NFL notebook: Jets fire Maccagnan, make Gase interim GM

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The New York Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan on Wednesday and named first-year head coach Adam Gase as the interim GM. Team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson issued a statement saying the decision was made "in the best long-term interests of the New York Jets." Speaking to reporters later Wednesday on a conference call, Johnson said he made the decision only after "diving deep into the organization," but declined to go into specifics. Johnson said the Jets' search for a permanent general manager would begin immediately.

Patriots projected to receive best 2020 compensatory NFL draft pick haul

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

The New England Patriots let several important players leave the team in NFL free agency, and while filling those roles won't be easy, there is a reward coming for the defending Super Bowl champs. The Patriots are expected to receive four compensatory picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, according to Nick Korte of OverTheCap.com's projections released Monday. New England is projected to get two third-round picks for losing defensive end Trey Flowers and offensive tackle Trent Brown, in addition to two sixth-round picks for the departures of wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and defensive tackle Malcom Brown.

Bears sign 3 of 5 draft picks, including 4th-rounder Ridley

Monday, May 13th, 2019

The Chicago Bears have signed three of their five draft picks, agreeing to four-year deals with fourth-rounder Riley Ridley and seventh-rounders Kerrith Whyte Jr. and Stephen Denmark. Ridley, a receiver, caught 44 passes for 570 yards and nine touchdowns for Georgia last season. He had 70 receptions for 1,026 yards and 13 TDs in his career.

Report: Patriots agree to deal with WR Inman

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Inman reportedly visited the Patriots on Friday and the deal was consummated during his stay. Inman, 30, caught 28 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns in nine games for the Indianapolis Colts last season. Inman's best season came in 2016 when he established career highs of 58 receptions, 810 yards and four touchdowns for the San Diego Chargers.

Ex-Raiders guard Kelechi Osemele calls Amari Cooper trade ‘the dagger’

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

The 2018 NFL season was rough on former Raiders guard Kelechi Osemele. On the way to a 4-12 record, head coach Jon Gruden brought about significant change to Oakland's roster, particularly through two major trades involving two of the most talented players on the team. Prior to the start of the season, defensive end Khalil Mack was shipped to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a bevy of draft picks.

Tuesday Sports in Brief

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics pitched his second career no-hitter, getting help from two spectacular defensive plays to shut down the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 Tuesday night. Fiers followed up his 2015 gem for Houston against the Dodgers with a 131-pitch masterpiece to become the 35th pitcher with multiple no-hitters in his career. The A's poured out of the dugout to mob Fiers in celebration after the final out in front of a few thousand fans remaining - the game started more than 1 + hours later because of a light malfunction at the Coliseum.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The Raptors can clinch the best-of-seven set by winning Game 6 on Thursday in Philadelphia. Game 7, if necessary, would be played Sunday in Toronto. Federer makes triumphant return to clay in Madrid, Djokovic advances Roger Federer made an impressive return to clay by easing past Richard Gasquet to reach the last 16 of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, while Novak Djokovic also breezed through with a straight sets win over American Taylor Fritz.