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Opt-out deadline passes, with 67 NFL players taking option

The deadline for players to opt out for 2020 passed at 4 p.m. ET Thursday. A total of 67 players took the option to sit out the season. (Offensive lineman Larry Warford is not on the list since he is a free agent.) The 67 players will see their contracts toll, whether the opt out [more]

Cardinals are expected to sign Kentrell Brice

The Cardinals are expected to sign free agent safety Kentrell Brice to a one-year deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The move is pending a physical and COVID-19 test. The Bears waived Brice on July 26. He signed with the Bears on Jan. 8. Brice played with the Packers from 2016-18, appearing in 36 [more]

Bears’ Jordan Lucas opts out

Bears safety Jordan Lucas has opted out of the 2020 NFL season. The Bears announced that Lucas has opted out today. NFL players have the option to sit out the 2020 season amid concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and receive a stipend for the year. Their contracts toll to the 2021 season. After playing for [more]

Ryan Pace more nervous about letting good players go this summer

One common refrain this offseason has been that it is going to be difficult for young players to impress coaches and unseat veterans from the roster without playing in preseason games or taking part in a full offseason program. Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock seems to agree with that assessment. He told Albert Breer of [more]

Nick Foles never had a discussion about opting out

The rumors of Nick Foles‘ opting out were greatly exaggerated. The Bears quarterback never even considered it and instead will battle Mitchell Trubisky for the starting job. Foles, 31, has a newborn but toured the facility to see the precautionary measures the team is using in Halas Hall. “There was never a discussion about opting [more]

Nick Foles “right at home” in Bears offense

When Bears head coach Matt Nagy was discussing the team’s quarterback competition this week, he shared his opinion that Nick Foles was at a disadvantage to Mitchell Trubisky given the limitations to on-field work this offseason. Nagy still called the competition for the starting job “wide open,” though, and Foles said on Friday that he [more]

Mitchell Trubisky intent on proving doubters wrong

Mitchell Trubisky may have a month or so to keep Nick Foles from stealing his job. But before it gets to that point, the Bears quarterback has a simple determination. “It’s very motivating,” Trubisky said, via J.J. Stankevitz of NBCSportsChicago.com. “You’re always going to have people writing you off. It just has to light a [more]

Ryan Pace feels “full support” of Bears’ ownership

The Bears have only made the playoffs once in their five seasons with Ryan Pace building the roster, but Pace doesn’t think he’s on the hot seat. As the Bears head into their sixth training camp with Pace as G.M., he says Bears Chairman George McCaskey and President Ted Phillips are behind him. “We all [more]

Bears place Eric Saubert on COVID-19 list

The Bears placed tight end Eric Saubert on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, the team announced. The Bears signed Saubert off the Raiders’ practice squad Nov. 30, and he appeared in the final two games last season. He caught two passes for 21 yards. Saubert entered the NFL as a fifth-round choice of the Falcons in [more]

Matt Nagy reiterates Bears QB competition is “wide open”

When the Bears traded for Nick Foles in March, they said that he would have an open competition between him and Mitchell Trubisky for the starting quarterback job this offseason. That competition was delayed by the cancellation of the in-person offseason program and it won’t include any preseason games to gauge how the two players [more]

Bears waive Tre Roberson

Cornerback Tre Roberson drew interest from a number of teams while trying to make the move from the CFL to the NFL this offseason and wound up signing with the Bears. His stay with the team didn’t turn out to be a long one. The Bears waived Roberson on Tuesday with a non-football injury designation. [more]

Joe Douglas on talk with Kyle Long: There were some ideas thrown out there

Kyle Long remains retired, but Jets General Manager Joe Douglas did have a conversation with the offensive guard this offseason. How serious was it? “Kyle and I were together at Chicago,” Douglas said this week during a conference call, via Manish Mehta of the Daily News. “The conversation I had with Kyle was more as [more]

Bears’ Eddie Goldman opts out

The Bears have lost a key player on their defense as a result of concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman has informed the team he plans to opt out, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The report indicates that Goldman has health concerns, which may mean he has a medical [more]

Bears place rookie Artavis Pierce on COVID-19 list

The Bears placed rookie running back Artavis Pierce on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Monday. Pierce signed with the Bears this year as an undrafted free agent from Oregon State. He rushed for 2,127 yards and 15 touchdowns on 366 carries and caught 74 passes for 578 yards and two touchdowns in 44 games [more]

Bears cut Devante Bond, Kentrell Brice, Alex Wesley

The Bears began cutting players to get closer to 80 players. They announced Sunday night they cut linebacker Devante Bond, safety Kentrell Brice and receiver Alex Wesley. Bond signed with the Bears last Dec. 9 and saw action on special teams in the final three games. He was selected by the Buccaneers in the sixth [more]

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