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Is a Reggie White-style free agency tour coming for Tom Brady?

In 1993, the first year of close-to-real NFL free agency, Reggie White embarked on an extended tour that ended in God (and/or an offer of the most negotiable notes bearing the phrase “In God We Trust”) telling him to sign with the Packers. As Peter King and I pondered the possibilities for Tom Brady in [more]

Who will hand Philip Rivers a starting job for 2020?

Soon-to-be-former Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers plans to play up to two more years. Before he can play two more years, he needs to play one more year. Before he can play one more year, he needs to find someone who will give him a job. And he presumably wants more than just a job as [more]

Quarterback chaos could be coming

Chaos is very good for this specific business. And quarterback chaos could be coming, very soon. The 2020 offseason could consist of unprecedented movement when it comes quarterbacks, with a chain reaction of dominoes driven by where and how quickly the biggest rectangular double-squares land. The biggest domino continues to be Tom Brady. Even as [more]

Who’s next for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Some big names become eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the next few years. Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among those eligible for the first time next year. DeMarcus Ware is the most qualified for the Class of 2022. Here is the list of first-year eligible candidates for the [more]

Kyle Long on retirement: I couldn’t hold up my end of the bargain

Kyle Long announced his decision to walk away from the Bears and the NFL last month and the guard has expanded on what he was thinking when he made that call. Long suffered a long list of injuries over the years, including a season-ending hip injury early in the 2019 season, and he last played [more]

Report: Multiple networks talking to Jay Cutler

We’re on the verge of one of the busiest offseasons for possible quarterback movement, and a former member of that club is looking for a new home as well. According to TheBigLead.com, Jay Cutler has had discussions with ESPN and CBS about possible broadcasting jobs. He was offered a job with Fox in 2017, but [more]

Greg Olsen making Buffalo his first free agent visit

Former Panthers tight end Greg Olsen‘s kicking off his world tour, and the weather can probably only get better the longer it goes. Via Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, Olsen will visit the Bills today, the first of many visits. He’ll also go see the Seahawks and Washington, as is trying to hustle up some interest [more]

Greg Olsen hoped the Bears would call when he became a free agent

Tight end Greg Olsen‘s long run with the Panthers officially came to an end when he was released on Monday, but Carolina was not the only team he’s played for during his NFL career. Olsen was selected in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Bears and he called Chicago home until he [more]

First round order of 2020 NFL Draft now set

With the Super Bowl in the books, the NFL is back in offseason mode today, and open for business. And for the teams at the top, that means the big focus will be the 2020 NFL Draft. After last night’s game, the rest of the order of the first round was filled in. There are [more]

Calais Campbell named Walter Payton Man of the Year

Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell won Walter Payton Man of the Year on Saturday night, the final award given out at NFL Honors. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field. The NFL will recognize all [more]

Tarik Cohen regrets preseason Super Bowl talk

Some of the Bears made it to Super Bowl Week. But they are not here as a team, representing the NFC on Sunday, which was the preseason talk in training camp. The Bears lost a heart-breaker in the postseason to the Eagles to end the 2018 season, creating hype and hope for 2019. Instead, the [more]

Allen Robinson hopes to remain in Chicago long term

Allen Robinson has spent the past two seasons in Chicago after leaving Jacksonville to sign a three-year, $42 million deal with the Bears in 2018. The receiver hopes to stay with the Bears beyond 2020. “I think the biggest thing is that, again, it definitely takes both sides,” Robinson said Thursday, via Patrick Finley of [more]

Tarik Cohen motivated to bounce back from “very frustrating” 2019 season

There were many Bears offensive players who didn’t have the season they hoped to have in 2019 and running back Tarik Cohen is near the top of that list. Cohen saw a higher percentage of offensive snaps than he saw in 2018, but he dropped from 1,169 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns to 669 [more]

Mitch Trubisky had left shoulder surgery

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky will spend the first part of his offseason recovering from surgery. Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports that Trubisky had surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder. That’s Trubisky’s non-throwing shoulder and Dickerson reports that the recovery is expected to take a couple of months. Trubisky injured the [more]

Eddy Pineiro expects another kicking competition

The Bears spent much of last offseason trying to find the right kicker to take into the regular season and they ran through a lot of options before settling on Eddy Pineiro. Pineiro started out well and hit a game-winning field goal in Week Two before a rougher stretch that included multiple games with multiple [more]

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