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What did Andy Dalton see “wrong” in Justin Fields’ throwing motion?

Bears quarterback Justin Fields recently praised QB1 (for now) Andy Dalton for taking the rookie under his wing. But one this Fields said raises eyebrows. “I think there was one day after OTAs, I was throwing extra after practice, and he stayed out there specifically just to see maybe what I was doing wrong and [more]

Could Chicago host two NFL teams, eventually?

The renewed chatter regarding a possible new home for the Bears in Arlington Heights makes sense. Soldier Field is outdated. The team at some point could be up for sale, especially if estate-tax obligations compel the transfer of equity to outsiders. The possibility of a new, state-of-the-art venue potentially becomes critical to maximizing franchise value. [more]

Bears sign Jake Butt, Tyrone Wheatley Jr.

The Bears had a handful of players trying out for their team at this week’s mandatory minicamp and they announced three of them earned roster spots on Friday. Defensive lineman Mike Pennel‘s addition was reported on Thursday and confirmed by the team as they also shared word that they’ve signed tight end Jake Butt and [more]

Bears agree to terms with Mike Pennel on a one-year deal

The Bears have agreed to terms with free agent defensive tackle Mike Pennel on a one-year deal, his agent, Andy Simms, announced. Pennel served a two-game suspension to open the 2020 season but played the other 14 with the Chiefs. He made 29 tackles. Pennel, 30, entered the league as an undrafted free agent out [more]

Chicago mayor: Bears aren’t moving, should be focused on beating Packers

The mayor of Chicago hit back at the Bears this afternoon after the team said it is considering buying a stadium-sized piece of property in the suburbs. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot dismissed the Bears’ move as a mere negotiating ploy, and said she wishes the team would focus on more important things, like beating the [more]

Report: Jets negotiating with Morgan Moses on multi-year deal

Free agent offensive lineman Morgan Moses visited the Jets last month, and he soon could have a new home there. The Jets and Moses’ representation are making progress on a multi-year deal, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Moses would start opposite left tackle Mekhi Becton, replacing George Fant at right tackle. The team has plenty [more]

Justin Fields: Andy Dalton has completely taken me under his wing

Justin Fields won’t begin the season as the Bears’ starter, but Andy Dalton knows it’s only a matter of time. Still, Dalton has been an open book for Fields. Fields said Dalton and Nick Foles both have served as mentors since the Bears used a first-round choice on him in April. “Yeah, I’ve learned a [more]

Bears make offer to purchase racetrack in Chicago suburb, site of potential stadium

The Bears have made their strongest statement yet that they will consider moving out of Soldier Field. Days after the mayor of the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights said the Bears might move to his city, the Bears confirmed that they are considering buying the Arlington International Racecourse, a stadium-sized property about 30 miles from [more]

Justin Fields: I’ll help Bears win whether I’m sitting or starting

The Bears have not shown any signs of wavering from their plan to start Andy Dalton at quarterback in Week 1 of the 2021 season and that would leave Justin Fields to serve as the backup in the first days of his NFL career. Fields said last month that he’s doing anything he can to [more]

Matt Nagy makes clear Justin Fields is behind Andy Dalton but ahead of Nick Foles

Bears coach Matt Nagy has been clear that the plan in Chicago is for Andy Dalton to start at quarterback, and Justin Fields to begin his rookie season on the bench. But what if Dalton were to get hurt in the preseason? In that case, Nagy says, Fields takes over. “He would be the guy,” [more]

Greg Olsen’s son returns home after heart transplant earlier this month

Greg Olsen’s 8-year-old son returned home Wednesday after undergoing a heart transplant earlier this month. The former NFL tight end shared a video of his son, TJ, ringing the bell at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte to signal his release. “Ever since TJ was admitted into the ICU a little less than a month ago [more]

Bears sign Teven Jenkins to get entire draft class under contract

The Bears got their final unsigned draft pick under contract Wednesday. The team announced it signed second-round choice Teven Jenkins to his four-year rookie deal. The offensive tackle was a four-year contributor and three-year starter at Oklahoma State, where he made multiple starts at three different positions. After starting two games at right guard as [more]

Allen Robinson plans to go to training camp, has no updates on his contract

Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson avoided fines by showing up to mandatory minicamp this week and he plans to do the same when training camp opens next month. On Wednesday, Robinson indicated that will be the case whether or not he lands the long-term deal he’s been looking for ahead of the July 15 deadline [more]

Jimmy Graham says he can still be a weapon in Bears’ offense

Jimmy Graham is no longer the All-Pro tight end he was early in his career, but as he heads into his 12th NFL season and second with the Bears, he thinks he has more to contribute. “I feel like I can still be used and I can still be a weapon and I can still [more]

Roquan Smith: New contract will come when it comes

The Bears ensured linebacker Roquan Smith will be back with the team in 2022 by exercising their fifth-year option on his rookie deal and that’s enough for Smith right now. Smith said on Tuesday that a long-term deal with the Bears is “definitely something I want,” but that his focus on the moment is not [more]

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