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Report: Lamarr Houston, Kendall Langford signing with Texans

The Houston Texans were in desperate need of reinforcements in their front seven after losing Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt so season-ending injuries on Sunday night. After a workout with the team on Tuesday, the Texans are signing former Chicago Bears pass rusher Lamarr Houston and free agent defensive end Kendall Langford, per Aaron Wilson [more]

Joe Namath says oppression has “obviously taken place”

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath’s vision is apparently better than Mike Ditka’s. During an appearance on Fox News, the former Jets quarterback rebuked Ditka’s assertion that there has been no racial oppression in the last 100 years. “Look up the meaning of oppression,” Namath said, via The Hill. “Look up the definition of oppression, [more]

Bears put Willie Young on injured reserve

The Bears made the #asexpected move official Tuesday, putting outside linebacker Willie Young on injured reserve. Young suffered a triceps injury last during their Thursday game against the Packers on Sept. 28, and was inactive last night. The 32-year-old Young has a year left on his contract, but could be a cap casualty next season [more]

Roger Goodell: We need to move past anthem controversy

During a conference call on Tuesday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that discussions about the national anthem would be “front and center on the agenda” for next week’s league meetings. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to top team executives and presidents on Tuesday expressing the same and also outlining some of what will [more]

Roger Goodell’s memo to teams regarding national anthem

[On October 10, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to NFL teams regarding plans to discuss the national anthem and player protests at next week’s league meetings. That memo appears in full below.] MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a [more]

Mike Ditka hasn’t seen social injustice the last 100 years

Life must be pretty good, if you’re Mike Ditka. Because in the world of the Hall of Fame tight end and coach, there is no social injustice, and no oppression of any minority groups in the last 100 years. Via the Chicago Sun-Times, Ditka appeared with host Jim Gray on Westwood One’s Monday Night Football pregame [more]

Two-point trickery a highlight for Bears on Monday night

A late interception helped make Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky a loser in his NFL debut, but the Bears hope it was the start of something big for the rookie and a different play will be the one people remember if they are making Trubisky highlight films years from now. The play from Monday night that [more]

Mitchell Trubisky creates a needed buzz in Chicago

There were a movement in the force in Chicago last night, and it wasn’t just the Star Wars trailer or the Stormtroopers who took the field at halftime. And while he might not have reached full Jedi status, Mitchell Trubisky at least gave the Bears a new hope. “I felt it,” wide receiver Kendall Wright [more]

Sam Bradford aggravated bone bruise against Bears

Sam Bradford had missed the previous three games due to a bone bruise sustained in Minnesota’s season opener. Bradford was ineffective in his half of play against the Chicago Bears on Monday night and re-injured his knee before being replaced by Case Keenum for the rest of the game. “He aggravated his injury when he [more]

Late Mitch Trubisky INT sets up Vikings game-winning field goal in 20-17 win over Bears

The Minnesota Vikings converted a Mitch Trubisky interception into a 26-yard Kai Forbath field goal with 12 seconds remaining to grab a 20-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Monday night. Making his first career start for Chicago, Trubisky led a game-tying drive early in the fourth quarter to knot the game at 17-17. But [more]

John Timu carted off; Stefon Diggs leaves with groin injury

The Bears could hardly afford to lose another inside linebacker, but John Timu left in the third quarter after getting his left leg caught underneath the pile on a 3-yard run by Latavius Murray. Timu, who made four tackles, including a tackle for loss, appeared to be in agony before he was carted off to [more]

Bears score a touchdown on a fake punt

The Bears had not had a pass play over 30 yards this season, and it did not look like they were going to score a touchdown Monday night. It took a fake punt, but Chicago accomplished both. Bears punter Pat O'Donnell threw a pass to Benny Cunningham on fourth-and-six from the Minnesota 38. Cunningham ran [more]

Case Keenum leads Vikings to game’s first touchdown

After watching Case Keenum march the Vikings down the field to start the second half, the only question is: What took the Vikings so long to change quarterbacks? The Vikings took the second-half kickoff and went 75 yards in 13 plays. Keenum threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph for a 10-2 [more]

Case Keenum replaces Sam Bradford late in first half as Vikings lead 3-2

Case Keenum replaced Sam Bradford on the Vikings’ final drive before the half. Bradford, who missed the past three games with a knee injury, first looked rusty and then, after taking six hits, appeared gimpy. The Vikings had only four first downs and 34 yards with Bradford at quarterback, as he completed 5-of-11 passes for [more]

Sam Bradford looking rusty in return as Bears lead 2-0

So far, Sam Bradford looks like a quarterback who hasn’t played since the season opener. He has completed 1 of 5 passes for minus-5 yards. The minus-5 came on third-and-15 when Leonard Floyd sacked Bradford in the end zone for a safety and the first points of the game. The Vikings had only 2 yards [more]

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