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Bears work out Manti Te’o, Deone Bucannon, Justin Phillips

The Bears are kicking the tires on some linebackers who could provide depth. Manti Te'o, Done Bucannon and Justin Phillips are all working out for the Bears, according to multiple reports. Te’o was a second-round pick of the Chargers in 2013 who played four years there and three years for the Saints. He is best [more]

Kyle Shanahan on Le’Veon Bell: “I’m good with all our guys”

When running back Le'Veon Bell became a free agent in early 2019, the 49ers lurked on the fringes of the market, in the event his price tag fell below eight figures per year. Bell is now back on the market, but it sounds like the 49ers won’t be making a run at him. “I’m good [more]

Matt Nagy doesn’t rule out Le’Veon Bell

The release of Jets running back Le'Veon Bell likely became official at 4:00 p.m. ET. So when he becomes a free agent, where will he land? Bears coach Matt Nagy was asked about the possibility of Bell signing in Chicago. Nagy didn’t rule it out. “I think he’s a good running back,” Nagy said, via [more]

Bears offensive line coach quarantining through Sunday

The Bears won’t have offensive line coach Juan Castillo this week. Castillo will quarantine, staying away from the team, through Sunday, coach Matt Nagy announced via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Castillo had close contract with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and is considered “high risk,” though he has not tested positive himself. [more]

Bears place James Daniels on IR, promote Sam Mustipher

The Bears placed left guard James Daniels on injured reserve Wednesday, the team announced. They promoted offensive lineman Sam Mustipher to the active roster in a corresponding move. Daniels injured his pectoral muscle in last Thursday night’s 20-19 win over the Buccaneers. He will miss the rest of the season. “It’s heartbreaking,” offensive line coach [more]

Bruce Arians has no concerns about Tom Brady chewing out teammates

Last Thursday night, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady blew a gasket on center Ryan Jensen after a drive that eventually had Tampa Bay facing third and 5. Coach Bruce Arians has no problem with Brady giving the business to his teammates. “That’s just being yourself,” Arians said Tuesday, via JoeBucsFan.com. “I don’t have any problem with [more]

Germain Ifedi thinks Matt Nagy’s criticism of offense was “completely right”

The Bears improved to 4-1 with a 20-19 win over the Buccaneers last Thursday, but head coach Matt Nagy’s comments the next day weren’t about how pleased he was with the effort. Nagy said “we’re not a detailed football team on offense right now” and said his challenge to the team was to fix that [more]

Christian McCaffrey seeing doctors to evaluate ankle recovery

When Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey hurt his ankle in Week Two, word was that he’d need four-to-six weeks to recover and return to the lineup. McCaffrey said he hoped to beat that timeframe and the Panthers will get an idea about whether that’s possible this week. Head coach Matt Rhule said that McCaffrey will [more]

Bears keep practice squad at home on Monday

The Bears held a lighter practice than initially planned on Monday because they are short on bodies. Head coach Matt Nagy told reporters that the team told their practice squad players to remain at home rather than coming into the team’s facility. Practice squad offensive lineman Badara Traore was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday [more]

Other than Tennessee and New England, the NFL had no new positives on Saturday

The bad news, for the Titans and the Patriots, has been reported widely this morning. The good news is that, for now, other teams with recent positive results have not had more of them. According to the NFL, no other teams had a positive test arising from PCR samples collected on Saturday. For the Bears [more]

Bears place Badara Traore on reserve/COVID-19 list

Saturday morning brought news that a player on the Bears’ practice squad tested positive for COVID-19. A few hours later delivered news the team moved rookie offensive lineman Badara Traore from the practice squad to the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Bears played Thursday night, beating the Buccaneers, but practice squad players are not allowed on the [more]

Report: Bears’ practice-squad player tests positive

The Chicago Bears have joined the list of teams on the daily COVID crop-report watch. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that a member of the Bears practice squad has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Bears have been closed since Thursday night’s game against the Buccaneers. It’s unclear when the facility will open. The test [more]

Are the Bears for real?

It is known that the Bears have won four of five games. It isn’t known whether they can continue that pace for the next 11 games. The Bears entered the dreaded stretch of two games only four days apart, one that could have turned their 3-0 record as of Sunday morning into 3-2 as of [more]

Report: MRI confirms James Daniels out for season

Word on Friday morning was that the Bears feared left guard James Daniels suffered a season-ending pectoral injury during Thursday night’s win over the Buccaneers. An MRI was scheduled to confirm that was the case and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the results showed a torn pectoral. It’s a season ending injury for [more]

Bruce Arians: “We all knew it was fourth down”

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady thought fourth down was third down last night in Chicago, causing him to focus less on converting and more on getting the ball closer to field-goal range on the play that he believed was third down. After the game, coach Bruce Arians insisted that Brady knew it was fourth down. On [more]

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