Archive for the ‘Chicago Bears’ Category

Bears could boost offensive line or defense with No. 8 pick

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

From an offensive-minded head coach to a new set of receivers, the Chicago Bears have spent the offseason adding pieces to help Mitchell Trubisky develop into the franchise quarterback they believe he can become. It's easy to envision them continuing along that path with the No. 8 pick in the draft on Thursday. Then again, maybe a potential difference-maker on defense is the way they go.

GM Pace saves excitement for draft with Bears picking 8th

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

There were no major revelations or bold proclamations from Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace heading into the draft. ''This time of year I think it's OK to be a little boring in these moments,'' Pace said Tuesday. Pace staked his reputation last year to Mitchell Trubisky when he traded up a spot with San Francisco to grab the quarterback he believes is the one to help energize a struggling franchise with the second pick.

NBC Sports Chicago to provide extensive, multi-platform coverage of 2018 NFL Draft

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Chicago, IL (April 24, 2018) – With the Chicago Bears holding the #8 overall pick, NBC Sports Chicago is ready to deliver extensive multi-platform coverage of this week's massively-anticipated 2018 NFL Draft highlighted by a special "Authentic Fan" Draft

Will Devin Hester wind up being the last great kick returner in football history?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Devin Hester announced his retirement from the NFL last fall, and on Monday, signed a ceremonial one-day contract to officially retire as a member of the Chicago Bears. This was not an easy decision for the 35-year-old, who had to fight back tears while talking about saying no to football Monday at Halas Hall - Hester said the Philadelphia Eagles reached out to him after Darren Sproles suffered a season-ending injury last September. "He changed the game," said former teammate Matt Forte, who also signed a ceremonial one-day contract to retire with the Bears on Monday.

Chicago Bears draft capsule

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

8. CHICAGO BEARS (5-11) LAST SEASON: Bears went 5-11 and finished last in NFC North for fourth straight year, then fired coach John Fox after three losing seasons. GM Ryan Pace got contract extension through 2021 and hired Andy Reid protege Matt Nagy

The New York Giants have released receiver Brandon Marshall

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants have terminated the contract of veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall. General manager Dave Gettleman confirmed the move on Thursday during his pre-draft news conference. He says the 34-year-old Marshall

New Bears offense an eye-opener for QB Mitchell Trubisky

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can see a huge difference after only three days running new coach Matt Nagy's offense. There's more to it than just the system for Trubisky, as the Bears ended their first minicamp under Nagy on Thursday with a greater knowledge of an offense they hope eventually elevates them from the depths of the NFC North. ''Just having a bunch of brilliant offensive minds around me, I'm just getting a lot of information,'' Trubisky said.

Forte, Hester to sign one-day deals, retire as Bears

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Devin Hester and Matt Forte signed one-day contracts with the Chicago Bears, clearing their way to retire with the organization they started their careers with. Both players spent their first eight seasons in the NFL with Chicago. Hester was drafted 57th overall by the Bears in 2006 as a wide receiver, but became an instant sensation as punt and kickoff returner.

Nagy, Bears trying to build foundation for future

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

New coach Matt Nagy looked out his window Tuesday morning and saw a group working in unison to create something bigger and better for the Chicago Bears. The construction workers laying the foundation for an expanded practice facility were putting on a clinic in teamwork. The Bears are trying to build something bigger and better after finishing last in the NFC North four straight years.

Cubs draw motivation from new Bears coach to complete epic comeback

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

On an afternoon that looked more like Week 14 of the NFL season in Chicago than game 14 of the MLB season, the Chicago Cubs pulled off an improbable comeback to defeat the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Chicago twice trailed by eight runs, but scored 12 unanswered runs from the sixth inning on to win it 14-10. Also fitting with the football theme, 11 of those runs came after new Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy sang the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field.