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Matt Nagy will see plenty of preseason reps before picking Foles or Trubisky

Bears coach Matt Nagy indicated that preseason play will be of utmost importance in Chicago’s quarterback competition. Nagy said he’ll get a long look at both Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky playing live snaps with the first-string offense before he decides which one of them will start in Week One. “Preseason games, reps, playing more, [more]

Akiem Hicks: I stood for the anthem because I feared being blackballed

Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks says many more NFL players would have joined Colin Kaepernick in kneeling for the national anthem, but they worried about losing their jobs. Hicks said he believes the majority of players who stood for the anthem were thinking that if they didn’t, it would end their careers. And he was [more]

Kyle Long denies report of Jets interest

The Jets might have asked, but Kyle Long is apparently not interested in coming back. According to Rick Tarsitano of WGN, Long was asked if there was any truth to the report from the New York Daily News about the Jets asking him to come out of retirement, and Long replied: “No. None.” The 31-year-old [more]

Report: Jets have talked to Kyle Long about coming out of retirement

The Jets coaxed center Ryan Kalil out of a brief retirement ahead of the 2019 season and they have reportedly spoken to another offensive lineman about reversing course this year. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that they have spoken to former Bears guard Kyle Long about returning to action. Long announced [more]

Danny Trevathan: “Let’s not forget about corona, bro”

For the last week and a half, the national conversation has been about social justice, and rightly so. But as players consider their eventual return to work conditions, they also know that the country’s COVID-19 outbreak will be a big factor for them. Via J.J. Stankevitz of NBCSportsChicago.com, Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan said that from [more]

Allen Robinson “confident regardless” of who plays quarterback

Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson has spent the last two seasons catching passes from Mitch Trubisky and he’s been working out with Trubisky four times a week this offseason, but he stopped short of endorsing Trubisky as the team’s starter when he spoke to reporters on Wednesday. Robinson said the work with Trubisky has been [more]

Akiem Hicks on Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment: We signed Mike Glennon

Akiem Hicks could have said a lot when asked about Colin Kaepernick’s continued unemployment. Instead, he needed only four words to make his point. “We signed Mike Glennon,” the Bears defensive lineman said Wednesday, via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times. The Bears signed Glennon to a three-year, $45 million contract with $18.5 million guaranteed [more]

Matt Nagy on possible player demonstrations: We’ll talk and we’ll do it together

The Bears spent Monday’s team meetings discussing the issues surrounding the killing of George Floyd that have dominated the national landscape over the last two weeks and it won’t be the last time that the team has a conversation about those matters. Head coach Matt Nagy canceled Tuesday’s meetings in order to give players space [more]

Report: Teams will remain at their facilities for training camp

The NFL is planning for teams to hold training camps on the usual schedule this summer, but it appears there will be changes to operations. One appears to be that teams that usually head away for camp may be staying at home as the league continues to make adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pete [more]

Matt Nagy cancels all player meetings in honor of Blackout Tuesday

Bears coach Matt Nagy canceled all player and team meetings today in honor of Blackout Tuesday, a source tells PFT. Blackout Tuesday is a day promoted by activists to observe, mourn and bring about policy change in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Nagy turned Monday’s meeting into an open dialogue about the events of [more]

Jets, Falcons among teams that gained cap space after June 1

Monday was June 1 and that means teams that cut players with post-June 1 designations earlier this offseason have some more cap space at their disposal. The Jets are at the top of that list. They released cornerback Trumaine Johnson early in the offseason and they now have $11 million in cap space to use. [more]

Bears head coach Matt Nagy offers support in addressing current social unrest

While only a few head coaches have made public statements about the events of the last week across the country, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy addressed the situation in an interview with ESPN Radio. Nagy said he had spoken with the team about the unfolding circumstances and offered his support to the players. “It’s [more]

Bears chairman George McCaskey: “We must do more than wring our hands and hope it doesn’t happen again”

Bears chairman George H. McCaskey has issued a statement regarding the ongoing unrest in our nation. In the statement, McCaskey calls for meaningful change. “A week ago another unnamed African-American man died at the hands of a white police officer,” McCaskey said. “We are witnessing the anger and frustration play out in protests across the [more]

The Simms top 40 QB countdown, No. 31: Nick Foles

The Super Bowl LII MVP has had a rollercoaster career. It’s currently unclear whether 2020 will be a high or a low. He’s starting the year fairly low on the Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown. Nick Foles, the likely Bears starter, comes in at No. 31. That’s 15 spots lower than last year, and [more]

Nick Foles: Sports shows us what’s possible when we stop looking at skin color

Many quarterbacks are standing up and speaking out, and Nick Foles has added his name to the list. The Bears quarterback said on social media he has been “torn up” by the death of George Floyd. He listed two Bible verses related to equality and urged everyone to “love our neighbor,” saying, “We are not [more]

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