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Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, sister of Robert Quinn, sets Olympic record in 100M hurdles

Lions quarterback David Blough has some company when it comes to taking some time out from training camp to keep an eye on the results of women’s hurdles races at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn finished first in the 100 meter hurdles semifinals on Sunday and ran the race in an Olympic record-setting [more]

Matt Nagy: Teams are “absolutely” going to look at Nick Foles

At this time last year, the Bears were looking at Nick Foles as a potential starting quarterback after acquiring him in a trade with the Jaguars. With Andy Dalton and Justin Fields on hand, Foles isn’t in the running for the starting job in Chicago this summer. He’s set to be a third-stringer if he [more]

Jake Butt retires from NFL

Tight end Jake Butt signed a one-year deal with the Bears in June. He lasted only one month with the team, though. Butt wrote Thursday that he has lost his passion for the game and is retiring after four NFL seasons. “Football gave me some of the best times of my life,” Butt said in [more]

Minkah Fitzpatrick takes issue with his Madden 22 rating

As we’ve mentioned when listing the Madden ratings at various positions for the upcoming edition of the game, some players could be motivated by the rating they’ve received. Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick definitely will take motivation from the fact that he has landed at No. 10 among all safeties, with a rating of 89. “I [more]

Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes again sit atop player retail sales rankings

It’s Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Or Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady. For 12 consecutive quarters, dating to October 2018, either Brady or Mahomes has led in NFL player retail sales. Brady is first on the top-50 list, released Thursday by the NFLPA, and Mahomes is second from preseason results dating March 1 to May [more]

Bears put Eddie Jackson on NFI list, Germain Ifedi on PUP list

An injury Bears safety Eddie Jackson picked up working out ahead of training camp has led to a stay on the non-football injury list. Jackson was placed on the list Wednesday because of a hamstring injury. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said, via the team’s website, that the team is “not overly concerned” about the [more]

Khalil Mack: You have only so many chances, so you cannot waste time

Khalil Mack is entering his eighth NFL season. He has appeared in 110 regular-season games but only three postseason games. The Bears pass rusher has never been on a team that has won a playoff game. “You don’t get too many years in the NFL, too many chances to win ball games and too many [more]

With Aaron Rodgers at camp, Packers are back to being NFC North betting favorites

For a brief time over the weekend, the sports books were beginning to believe that Aaron Rodgers really might retire from the Packers, with sports books either taking Packers bets off the board entirely, or shifting the odds significantly. Now that Rodgers has put that speculation to rest, the Packers are back to being the [more]

Christian McCaffrey leads the way in Madden 22 running backs

No running back starts Madden 22 with a 99 rating. Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey comes the closest. Despite not playing much in 2020, McCaffrey has a 97 rating, best of any NFL running back in the game. Next comes Titans running back Derrick Henry, whose 2,000-yard season got him only a 96. Browns running [more]

Andy Dalton: I’m focused on starting, not Justin Fields

The Bears made a big trade up the draft board in the first round to take quarterback Justin Fields, but they aren’t installing him as their starter right away. Andy Dalton signed with the Bears before Fields was drafted with the understanding that he’d be the team’s starting quarterback. Head coach Matt Nagy has stuck [more]

Washington signing former Bears, XFL defensive end Bunmi Rotimi

The Washington Football Team is signing defensive end Bunmi Rotimi, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com. Rotimi, 26, spent time with the Chicago Bears and played in the XFL as a member of the New York Guardians of the XFL. Rotimi played his college football at Old Dominion and went undrafted in 2017. He was [more]

Justin Hardy signs with Bears

After trading receiver Anthony Miller to the Texans, the Bears needed another receiver on their roster. The team signed free agent Justin Hardy on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Hardy, 29, has not appeared in a game since 2019. The Falcons drafted Hardy in the fourth round in 2015. He played five seasons [more]

Madden has no 99 edge rushers

The folks at Madden are publishing on a daily basis the initial ratings at the various positions for the upcoming edition of the game. (For those of us who play Ultimate Team, all that matters is our collection current and historical 99s will soon give way to 59s. Again.) At edge rusher, the folks at [more]

Stefon Diggs snubbed by Madden as top receiver in NFL

Last year, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs made an immediate impact with his new team, leading the league in receptions and receiving yards. That wasn’t enough, however, to vault him to the top of the Madden ratings for the new version of the game. Diggs actually lands at No. 4 in the initial ratings, with a [more]

Bears are signing tight end Jesse James

The Bears have reached agreement on a one-year contract with free agent tight end Jesse James, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. James will compete for a job behind Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham. The Lions released James on March 11, and he has remained a free agent since. James appeared in all 32 games [more]

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