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Bears expect to have Kyle Long back in lineup this weekend

Bears guard Kyle Long hasn’t played in a game for a long time. Long last saw game action in Week 10 of last season and was placed on injured reserve a short time later due to an ankle injury. Long would go on to have surgery on the ankle last December and undergo a long [more]

Report: Charles Tillman training to join FBI

Football players wind up doing a wide variety of things once their playing days are over with coaching and broadcasting serving as popular post-retirement choices. Former Bears and Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman did some television work last year, but is now reportedly moving in a different direction. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports via multiple [more]

Bears waiving wide receiver Tanner Gentry

The Bears are waiving wide receiver Tanner Gentry, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Chicago hopes to re-sign Gentry to the practice squad, per Jahns. The Bears already have lost receivers Cameron Meredith (knee) and Kevin White (shoulder fracture) to season-ending injuries, with Gentry earning a promotion after White went on injured reserve last [more]

Lamarr Houston working out for Saints

In their never-ending quest to fix one of the league’s worst defenses, the Saints are taking a look at a veteran pass-rusher today. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Saints are working out linebacker Lamarr Houston. Houston was released with an injury settlement by the Bears this summer, and was expected to [more]

Which 0-2 team will make the playoffs?

Week Two officially is over, and more than 25 percent of the NFL has fallen to an 0-2 start. Since, on average, one of every eight 0-2 teams makes it to the playoffs, one of these sad sacks will scratch and claw its was to an inevitable wild-card or divisional road loss. So who will [more]

Report: Bears believe Nick Kwiatkoski is out for season

The Bears placed linebacker Jerrell Freeman on injured reserve last week after he suffered a pectoral injury in the team’s opening game of the season and moved Nick Kwiatkoski into the starting lineup in his place against the Bucs in Week Two. It looks like they’re going to need someone to replace Kwiatkoski with the [more]

Yes, not many 0-2 teams make the playoffs

Week Two has (mostly) come and gone, which means it’s time for those who cover the NFL to check the “not many 0-2 teams make the playoffs” box. There’s usually a valid reason for that: Most of the teams who fall to 0-2 are 0-2 for a reason. And the reason is they stink. This [more]

John Fox: Loss wasn’t Mike Glennon’s fault, Mitch Trubisky won’t play

Bears coach John Fox is not interested in changing quarterbacks. Fox said after today’s loss to the Buccaneers that he will not bench starter Mike Glennon in favor of rookie Mitch Trubisky. Asked if Trubisky could start next week, Fox answered simply, “No.” Glennon threw two interceptions and lost a fumble, and the Bears didn’t [more]

Mike Glennon’s return to Tampa turns ugly as Buccaneers blow out Bears

Bears quarterback Mike Glennon wanted to play well today against his former team in Tampa Bay. He didn’t. Not even close. Instead, all Glennon did was make fans wonder when Mitch Trubisky will take over as the Bears’ starting quarterback. Glennon threw two interceptions and lost a fumble as the Buccaneers rolled over the Bears, [more]

Week Two early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Browns at Ravens Browns: DE Myles Garrett, DT T.Y. McGill, QB Cody Kessler, WR Reggie [more]

Jordan Howard expected to be in Bears lineup

The Bears got a strong debut performance from rookie running back Tarik Cohen last Sunday and it looked like they might be relying on Cohen more heavily this week when they listed Jordan Howard as questionable on Friday’s injury report. Howard has a shoulder injury and drew the injury designation after being limited in practice [more]

Bears rule out Kyle Long

Chicago won’t have offensive lineman Kyle Long tomorrow in Tampa. The Bears announced today that Long wasn’t on the team flight and has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at the Buccaneers. Long had been listed as questionable with an ankle injury. Chicago’s first-round draft pick in 2013, Long made the Pro Bowl in each [more]

Buccaneers players, coaches still dealing with Irma aftermath

The Buccaneers had their first game of the season wiped out by a then-impending hurricane. The storm has now passed through Florida (including Tampa), and as the Bucs prepare for their first game of the year (at home against the Bears), they have plenty of Irma-related issues. “Obviously, you still have players and coaches that [more]

Week Two injury report roundup

Week Two kicked off on Thursday with a Texans win and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Amazon NFL stream will include audio option for football newcomers

When Amazon begins streaming NFL Thursday night games in two weeks, most American fans will watch the CBS feed with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo calling the game. But fans who want a more elementary explanation of the action will have another option. Amazon has decided to offer a separate English-language audio feed, primarily aimed [more]

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