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Justin Fields never thought Bears would draft a quarterback with No. 1 pick

The Cardinals drafted quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in 2019 despite having used the 10th overall choice on quarterback Josh Rosen a year earlier. The Bears had a chance to do something similar this year.They drafted Justin Fields with the 11th overall pick in 2021 but ended up with the No. [more]

Justin Fields: I’m not worried about contracts, I’m worried about wins

Bears quarterback Justin Fields is about to embark on his third season, which is particularly significant when it comes to first-round picks.While all players are eligible for a contract extension after completing their third season, teams also have to choose whether or not to exercise the fully guaranteed fifth-year option on first-rounders like Fields.But when [more]

Bears sign fourth-round pick Roschon Johnson

The Bears signed fourth-round draft pick Roschon Johnson to his four-year deal, the team announced Monday.Only second-round picks Gervon Dexter Sr. and Tyrique Stevenson remain unsigned.First-round pick Darnell Wright, third-round pick Zacch Pickens, fourth-round pick Tyler Scott, fifth-round pick Noah Sewell and seventh-round picks Travis Bell and Kendall Williamson previously signed.Johnson, a running back, appeared [more]

20 teams start OTAs today

The offseason program is a three-phase process. And Phase Three is the most important of all of them.That’s when Organized Team Activities happen, a fancy, verbose phrase for “practice.” They’re now commonly known as OTAs, still one syllable more than just saying “practice.”Twenty teams start OTAs on Monday, based on the calendar the NFL released [more]

Darnell Mooney plans to “ball out” and dominate in return from ankle injury

Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney wasn’t able to build on his breakout 2021 season last year.Mooney had 81 catches for 1,055 yards in 2021, but was limited to 40 catches for 493 yards in 12 games before fracturing his ankle. Mooney had surgery to repair the injury and said in a conversation with Amon-Ra and [more]

Report: Mitch Trubisky agrees to two-year extension with Steelers

Steelers General Manager Omar Khan broke the news earlier this afternoon that the team was nearing an extension with backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media now reports that the two-year deal is done, putting Trubisky under contract with the team through 2025 and lowering his 2023 cap number. Trubisky was scheduled count $10.625 [more]

Bears were shocked Roschon Johnson was available in the fourth round

NFL teams try their best to gather intelligence about where the other 31 teams are likely to draft certain players, but the Bears were way off in their assessment of where running back Roschon Johnson would go.Bears General Manager Ryan Poles told Cynthia Ferlund of NFL Media that his team ran 53 different simulations of [more]

Bears sign three more draft picks, including Darnell Wright

The Bears signed three of 2023 draft picks on Monday, announcing first-round tackle Darnell Wright, third-round defensive tackle Zacch Pickens and fourth-round receiver Tyler Scott now are under contract.The Bears have seven of their 10 draft picks signed. Fifth-round linebacker Noah Sewell, fifth-round cornerback Terell Smith, seventh-round defensive tackle Travis Bell and seventh-round safety Kendall [more]

Ravens sign Sam Mustipher

Center Sam Mustipher is returning home.The Owings Mills native, who grew up near the Under Armour Performance Center, signed with the Ravens on Monday. The team announced the transaction.Mustipher recently worked out for the Ravens.The Ravens lost backup center Trystan Colon, who signed with the Jets as a free agent. Patrick Mekari can play all [more]

Bears-Colts will hold joint practices before their preseason game in Indianapolis

The Bears and Colts will hold joint practices before their preseason game in Indianapolis, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.The teams will practice at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Indiana, where the Colts hold training camp.The practices will precede the Colts’ Aug. 19 preseason game with the Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium.The teams [more]

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