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Taylor Gabriel retires

Former NFL wide receiver Taylor Gabriel is calling it a career. “Retired,” Gabriel wrote to accompany an Instagram picture of him lounging in his pool. “Undrafted Free Agent Tryout #7Years. Thanks to all my fans and supporters love y’all.” Gabriel was a free agent who said last year that he decided not to play because [more]

Bears re-sign Michael Joseph

The Bears have brought back one of their exclusive rights free agents, re-signing defensive back Michael Joseph on Friday. Joseph has not appeared in a regular-season game, but has been with the club since 2018. He signed as an undrafted free agent out of Dubuque, spending the majority of the 2018 and 2019 seasons on [more]

Teddy Bridgewater betting odds emerge

We asked for it, we got it. Now go bet it. The folks at PointsBet, at our request during PFT Live, put together odds for the next destination of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The Panthers are the favorite at +150, followed by the Broncos at +250, the Texans at +350, the Steelers at +600, the Raiders [more]

Bears still trying to trade Anthony Miller

Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller may be on the way out of Chicago. The Bears have had trade talks with multiple teams about moving Miller, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The possibility of Miller being traded has been discussed all offseason, and so far the Bears haven’t found a taker. Miller has only [more]

Alex Cappa earns most in performance-based pay for 2020

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday sent agents the numbers on performance-based pay for the 2020 season. Buccaneers guard Alex Cappa earned a league-high $622,056 in extra pay after starting 16 games for the Super Bowl champions, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. The money is a reward to low-earning players who start a [more]

Matt Nagy: There are a lot of good quarterbacks in this draft class

The Bears have already anointed quarterback Andy Dalton as their starting quarterback heading into the 2021 season. During his press conference last week, General Manager Ryan Pace touted Dalton as “one of the more complete quarterbacks that we evaluated this year in free agency.” But Chicago may not be done at quarterback, as the draft [more]

Bears propose rule change for penalties on consecutive extra point tries

One of the strangest endings to an NFL game in recent memory came in 2019, when the Broncos benefited from an obscure rule that allowed them to try a two-point conversion from the 1-yard line thanks to a penalty committed by the Bears, even though the Broncos had also committed a penalty prior to their [more]

Ryan Pace: Cutting Kyle Fuller was a hard decision made necessary by the salary cap

In 2018, Bears General Manager Ryan Pace signed cornerback Kyle Fuller to a four-year, $56 million contract, and it looked like a smart move that year when Fuller was a first-team All-Pro. But this year, the Bears could no longer afford that contract. Pace cut Fuller this offseason and he was quickly snapped up by [more]

Matt Nagy: For different reasons, it didn’t work out with Mitchell Trubisky

The Bears once believed in Mitchell Trubisky. They believed in him so much that they traded the No. 3, 67 and 111 overall choices in 2017 as well as a 2018 third-rounder to the 49ers to move up one spot to draft him. Trubisky lasted four seasons and 50 starts, and now, the Bears are [more]

Matt Nagy will call plays again for Bears

Be You is back. Bears coach Matt Nagy, who called the offensive plays in a 2018 season that saw him finish as the NFL’s coach of the year, delegated the task during the 2020 season to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Now, Nagy says he’ll be back in the saddle. Via Brad Biggs of the Chicago [more]

Ryan Pace talks up Andy Dalton

Bears General Manager Ryan Pace is standing strongly behind his recently signed quarterback Andy Dalton, saying Dalton is definitely Chicago’s starter and has all the credentials the Bears need. “Obviously, his experience,” Pace said in extolling Dalton’s virtues, via Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network. “He’s a nine-year starter. He’s been to three Pro Bowls.” It’s [more]

DeAndre Carter signs with Washington

The Washington Football Team announced the signing of a football player on Thursday afternoon. Wide receiver/kick returner DeAndre Carter is the new addition to the roster. The team did not reveal any terms of the deal in the announcement of the signing. Carter bounced around several teams after going undrafted in 2015 and made his [more]

Dolphins signing John Jenkins

Defensive tackle John Jenkins is headed back to the Dolphins. Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports that the Dolphins are signing Jenkins as a free agent. It is a one-year deal for the nine-year veteran. Jenkins played all 16 games for the Dolphins during the 2019 season and then moved onto a second [more]

Report: Bears voted against 17-game schedule

NFL owners approved moving to a 17-game regular season schedule in a vote on Tuesday, but it was reportedly not a unanimous decision. Seth Wickersham of ESPN reports that Bears chairman George McCaskey voted against adding another game to the schedule. It is the first report of a no vote on the move, which also [more]

Kellen Mond: I don’t mind being underrated

Three quarterback prospects had their pro days Tuesday. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and Alabama quarterback Mac Jones stole the headlines, again leaving Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond an afterthought. Mond doesn’t seem to care. “I don’t mind being underrated because at the end of the day especially when you get to the league you’re [more]

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