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Kevin White: I believe in myself even if Bears don’t

The Bears declined to exercise their fifth-year option on wide receiver Kevin White‘s contract this offseason in a move that couldn’t have taken anyone by surprise. Injuries have limited White to five games since being drafted seventh overall in the 2015 draft and the option is guaranteed in the case of injury, which makes for [more]

Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft came to an end, the vast majority of draft picks have already signed their rookie [more]

Matt Nagy: Allen Robinson “doing everything we want him to do”

The Bears signed wide receiver Allen Robinson to a three-year contract this offseason despite the torn ACL he suffered while with the Jaguars last September and coach Matt Nagy said on Wednesday that there’s been no sign that their confidence in his recovery will backfire on them. Robinson isn’t participating in OTAs this week, but [more]

Bears sign five tryout players, including Matt McCants

The Bears announced they signed five players, while placing four on waivers. Chicago signed receiver Matt Fleming, defensive back John Franklin III, offensive lineman Jeremi Hall, defensive back Tyrin Holloway and offensive lineman Matt McCants. They cut offensive lineman Travis Averill, linebacker Howard Jones, offensive lineman Cameron Lee and linebacker Nyles Morgan. The Giants made [more]

Bears give opportunity to Last Chance U. star

Anyone who has watched the excellent Netflix series known as Last Chance U. may remember John Franklin III, a quarterback who was having a game for the ages before a brouhaha between East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi Delta resulted in the cancellation of the contest just before halftime. Franklin ended up at Auburn in [more]

Bears sign six draft picks, including James Daniels, Anthony Miller

The Bears announced they signed six draft picks Thursday. They got second-round picks James Daniels and Anthony Miller, fourth-round pick Joel Iyiegbuniwe, fifth-round pick Bilal Nichols, sixth-round pick Kylie Fitts and seventh rounder Javon Wims under contract. Daniels, an offensive lineman from Iowa, was a 2017 honorable mention All-Big Ten selection while starting the final [more]

Police recovered most of the items stolen from Roquan Smith

Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith had several items stolen from his car last weekend, but police in Athens, Georgia have been able to recover most of them. Athens-Clarke County Police public information officer Epifanio Rodriguez told the Chicago Tribune that they were able to identify a suspect thanks to a fingerprint and that they recovered [more]

Vegas isn’t buying a quick Bears turnaround

In Chicago, as in many NFL cities, the offseason brings hope, plausible or otherwise. And this year, the hope is more plausible than it’s been, as the Bears beef up their defense and add weapons for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Las Vegas isn’t buying what the Bears are selling. The Bovada odds as to the chances [more]

Bears rookie Roquan Smith has team-issued iPad stolen from his car

NFL players often get their playbooks on team-issued tablets, and the Bears may be hoping the tablet they gave first-round draft pick Roquan Smith doesn’t have an easy-to-guess password. Smith got an iPad from the team after he was drafted, and on Saturday he called the police in Athens, Georgia, to report that the iPad [more]

Jerrell Freeman announces retirement

Veteran linebacker Jerrell Freeman announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. “I will be retiring from the NFL today,” Freeman said on social media. “My health and my family are my top priorities. . . . Thank you Bears, Colts, Roughriders, and yes, even the Titans (where I only had a cup of coffee, [more]

Bears won’t pick up Kevin White option

The Bears still have hopes for Kevin White. They’re just not going to spend that much money on those hopes. According to Mike Garofolo of the NFL Network, the Bears won’t be picking up the wide receiver’s $13.9 million option for 2019. That seems like a prudent move, since White has mostly been injured, and [more]

Report: NFL tweaking ejection language in new helmet rule

The NFL is tweaking the ejection language in the new rule outlawing lowering the head to initiate contact with the helmet, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports. Ejections by on-field officials will be subject to replay review, but owners must approve the replay component. The NFL began a two-day player-safety summit Tuesday with owners, [more]

Jets re-sign linebacker David Bass, waive six

The New York Jets re-signed veteran defensive end/outside linebacker David Bass on Monday. The team also waived six players after the conclusion of the NFL Draft: linebacker Micah Awe, tackle Korren Kirven, punter Ben Turk and wide receivers Jalen Marshall, JoJo Natson and Damore’ea Stringfellow. Bass appeared in 15 games last season – 13 with [more]

Which teams improved the most via the draft?

Anyone who has spent any time here over the past 10 years or so (thanks, by the way) knows how I feel about draft grades. They’re worthless and useless and ultimately an opportunity to land on @OldTakesExposed. The standing draft grades from PFT are, each year and every year, an “I”. And whenever anyone says, [more]

Matt Nagy: Bears “certainly have enough” offensive pieces now

The Bears went into the offseason with a goal of upgrading their offensive options and head coach Matt Nagy gave a positive review of their work after the end of the draft on Saturday. Chicago added help at wide receiver and tight end in free agency, drafted interior lineman James Daniels and wide receiver Anthony [more]

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