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Bears will work on “building blocks” with Justin Fields at minicamp

Bears offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has watched plenty of film of Justin Fields playing quarterback, but he’ll get a different view of the first-round pick this week. Lazor will get the chance to do that at the team’s rookie minicamp this weekend and said he’s looking forward to seeing “what it looks like in-person” when [more]

Matt Nagy won’t be on field for Bears’ rookie minicamp after close COVID contact

Bears coach Matt Nagy will not be on the field when rookies in Chicago open their minicamp tomorrow. Nagy is a high-risk close contact for a family member who tested positive for COVID-19, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. As a result, he’ll participate virtually while the rookies are on the field. Team meetings are [more]

2021 NFL schedule: 10 teams get five primetime games each

Ten teams each received five primetime games. The Packers, Saints, Cowboys, Seahawks, Steelers, Ravens, Rams, 49ers, Chiefs and Bucs are scheduled for five night games each. The Saints and Cowboys also have Thanksgiving Day games, and the Packers a Christmas Day game. The Bears, Vikings, Raiders, Colts and Bills each are scheduled for four primetime [more]

2021 Thursday Night Football Schedule: Rams, Seahawks set for early matchup

The Buccaneers and Cowboys will begin the 2021 the season on Thursday, Sept. 9. But Thursday Night Football will technically begin the next week with a divisional contest between the Giants and Washington on NFL Network. After Carolina visits Houston in Week Three, the Week Four matchup will feature the league’s last two No. 1 [more]

Browns at Steelers closes out ESPN’s Monday Night Football 2021 schedule

The NFL announced its 2021 schedule on Wednesday night. The includes 17 games on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. It does not feature a doubleheader on the first Monday night of the season. ESPN also will air a Week 18 Saturday doubleheader. Those games, which will kickoff at 4:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET, also will [more]

2021 NFL Sunday Night Football schedule: Chiefs, Packers set for three appearances

The Chiefs fell short in Super Bowl LV, but they’re still in demand when it comes to Sunday Night Football appearances. The NFL released the schedule for the 2021 season on Wednesday night and Kansas City is set for three appearances on NBC this season. They’ll face the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 2, host [more]

Broncos sign Bobby Massie to a one-year deal

The Broncos have held auditions with veteran offensive tackles in their search for a replacement for starting right tackle Ja'Wuan James. They worked out Bobby Massie, Dennis Kelly, Cam Fleming and Jermaine Eluemunor on Wednesday, and they have agreed to terms with Massie on a one-year, $4 million deal, per his agents, AMDG Sports. Massie, [more]

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to participate in Texans minicamp on a tryout basis

A former first-round pick who didn’t play in 2020 is taking a step toward getting back in the NFL. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, selected 21st overall by the Packers in 2014, will participate in the upcoming Texans minicamp on a tryout basis, per a source with knowledge of the situation. A 2016 Pro Bowler who [more]

Report: Steven Nelson has interest from 14 teams

Cornerback Steven Nelson remains one of the top veteran free agents available. It’s not for a lack of interest. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports Nelson has heard from 14 teams, including the Texans, Bears, Eagles, Bengals and Bills. “He continues to be patient waiting for right fit and opportunity,” Fowler adds. The Steelers cut Nelson [more]

49ers, Rams open as biggest Week One favorites

The release of the schedule for the first weekend of the 2021 NFL season has led to sportsbooks releasing point spreads for the first 16 games of the year. A pair of NFC West teams have been installed as the biggest early favorites. William Hill has the 49ers favored by seven points in their road [more]

Bears QBs coach: Justin Fields has been “very coachable” so far

After the Bears traded up to draft quarterback Justin Fields, head coach Matt Nagy said everyone will know when it’s the right time to start the No. 11 overall pick. That could be as soon as Week One, when the Bears take on the Rams to start the 2021 Sunday Night Football slate. It will [more]

Report: Bears-Lions, Raiders-Cowboys, Bills-Saints on Thanksgiving

The full NFL schedule will officially get released on Wednesday night, but the first week’s games were announced on Wednesday morning and reports of other notable games are leaking out. One of those leaks involves the Thanksgiving slate of games. Master Tesfatsion of Bleacher Report reports that the Bears will visit the Lions, the Raiders [more]

Week One Sunday night features first game with fans at SoFi Stadium (hopefully)

Last year, the first Sunday night game of the season had the Cowboys visiting the Rams, for the first game ever played at SoFi Stadium. This year, the first Sunday night game of the season will feature the first game ever played at SoFi Stadium with fans present. Hopefully. The Bears will visit the Rams [more]

Tarik Cohen’s twin brother dies of apparent electrocution

The twin brother of Bears running back Tarik Cohen has died. Tyrell Cohen was 25. According to WRAL.com, Tyrell Cohen is believed to have suffered an electrocution while attempting to climb equipment at an electrical substation. He had been reported missing on Saturday; his body was found on Sunday in Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s also [more]

Panthers request interview with Jeff King for assistant G.M. job

The Panthers interviewed another candidate for their Assistant General Manager job on Friday and there’s at least one more candidate they’d like to talk to before hiring anyone. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they have requested permission to interview Bears assistant director of pro scouting Jeff King. They interviewed longtime NFL personnel executive [more]

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