Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Bears’

Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton is no longer a potential target for the Bears

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Bears fans who were hoping Cam Newton would bring his Superman playing style to Soldier Field in 2020 aren't going to like the latest update on the Carolina Panthers' quarterback situation. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Panthers plan on sticking with Newton under center next season. Rapoport tweeted that Panthers coach Matt Rhule is encouraged by how hard Newton is working to get back to 100 percent.

Broncos part ways with analytics director Mitch Tanney

Monday, February 24th, 2020

The Denver Broncos have “mutually” parted ways with director of football analytics Mitch Tanney, according to Mike Klis of 9News. Tanney was hired by the Broncos in March 2015 and spent the last five seasons overseeing the analytics department for the franchise. The report also states that Tanney has interest from several NFL teams and a major college football program as well.

Bears to hold joint training camp practices with Broncos this summer

Monday, February 24th, 2020

The Bears will reunite with former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in Denver this summer, as word broke Monday the Broncos will host Matt Nagy and Co. for joint training camp practices in advance of their preseason game in August. The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs confirmed the news on Twitter. This is the second time Denver will welcome the Bears for training camp sessions.

Matt Nagy, Vic Fangio plan Bears-Broncos joint practices

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Before he was head coach of the Broncos, Vic Fangio was defensive coordinator of the Bears. And Fangio and Bears head coach Matt Nagy are confident they'll be on the same page for some joint practices this summer. The Bears and Broncos have been discussing getting together for joint practices in Denver in August, Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reports.

How Tom Brady could make a Derek Carr trade realistic for the Bears

Monday, February 24th, 2020

It would also require Ryan Pace to make his boldest move in addition to a bunch of other things falling into place around the league. How likely this hypothetical (and to be clear: This is only a hypothetical) is to play out is one thing - more on that later - but here's how Brady could get the Bears a better quarterback without breaking their salary cap. Between the NFL's legal tampering window opening March 16 and the new league year beginning March 18, every free agent quarterback but Brady finds a new home.

NFL Combine: Top QB prospects check the boxes at weigh-in

Monday, February 24th, 2020

The Chicago Bears will be in the market for a quarterback in the 2020 NFL draft, which more than any other position in the sport, has strict physical requirements that many old-school scouting personnel refuse to ignore. Recent success stories like Russell Wilson, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray have begun to change the narrative that suggests to be a starting quarterback in the NFL a player must be at least 6-foot-2, but anything below the 6-foot mark will raise a red flag even in today's less-strict scouting community. Fortunately for the 2020 NFL Draft, most of the top quarterback prospects have checked-in above the minimum threshold.

6 players the Bears should focus on at the 2020 NFL Combine

Monday, February 24th, 2020

The 2020 NFL Combine kicks off this week as 337 draft hopefuls will be poked and prodded in Indianapolis with all 32 teams in attendance. The Bears are without a first-round pick once again this April, but it doesn't mean this week's event is any less meaningful. In fact, it's an even more important part of the evaluation process for GM Ryan Pace, who will be tasked with finding potential starters in the second round and beyond.

Chicago Bears Free Agent Focus: Eric Ebron

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Chicago Bears need a tight end. It's a narrative that started bubbling since the middle of the 2019 regular season when it became apparent that neither Trey Burton nor Adam Shaheen was the answer at the position for the Bears. Coach Matt Nagy was forced to turn to undrafted rookie Jesper Horsted and little-known veteran J.P. Holtz to find production for his offense.

Chicago Bears Free Agent Focus: Case Keenum

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

The Bears have been connected to all of the big-name free agent quarterbacks this offseason. General manager Ryan Pace is expected to add competition for the starting job in free agency or the 2020 NFL draft after incumbent and former second overall pick, Mitch Trubisky, regressed mightily in his third season last year. But rather than focus on players like Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and even Marcus Mariota, it makes more sense to pay close attention to the next tier of free agent passers who could offer a potential upgrade from Trubisky while not necessarily creating shockwaves through Halas Hall upon signing.

Former CFL star Tre Roberson has chance to emerge in Bears’ secondary

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

The Chicago Bears' decision to release veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara has created a void in the starting lineup on defense, one that recent CFL free-agent signee Tre Roberson will be given a chance fill. The Bears are expected to add more candidates for the job over the next couple of months, but Roberson (who was courted by nine teams this offseason) will have his shot. "I just feel real comfortable there," Roberson told Bears All Access about why he chose Chicago.