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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]

Packers-Chiefs, Cardinals-Browns among additions to 2021’s 17-game schedule

NFL owners have approved a 17-game schedule for the 2021 season and that means each team now has a new opponent on their schedule. The 17th game will be an inter-conference game each season and teams the conferences will alternate hosting duties. The AFC will host the games in 2021 and they will feature matchups [more]

Rashaad Coward signing with Steelers

The Steelers have added an offensive lineman to their roster. Guard Rashaad Coward went on Twitter to confirm reports that he has signed with Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon. Coward spent the last three seasons with Chicago, but was not tendered as an unrestricted free agent earlier this month. He made 15 starts while appearing in [more]

Bears re-sign Artie Burns

Cornerback Artie Burns is hoping to get on the field for the Bears this season. Burns’ agent Drew Rosenhaus announced that his client will be back in Chicago. It’s a one-year deal for Burns. Burns signed with the Bears last March, but never got on the field in the regular season. A torn ACL in [more]

Desmond Trufant “hungry” after down 2020 season

The Bears made some changes to their cornerback group this month by releasing Kyle Fuller and Buster Skine while signing Desmond Trufant. Trufant was released after one season by the Lions and he spent most of that season sidelined by injuries. He only appeared in six games due to hamstring woes and he told reporters [more]

Bears re-sign DeAndre Houston-Carson

Safety DeAndre Houston-Carson is staying put. Houston-Carson became an unrestricted free agent last week and his time on the open market came to an end on Thursday when he re-signed with the Bears. The team announced that it is a one-year deal. The Bears acquired Houston-Carson with a 2016 sixth-round pick and has played in [more]

Bears’ characterization of Andy Dalton as “QB1” doesn’t mean much

The Chicago Bears made a bit of a social-media stir on Wednesday night with a tweet featuring an altered image of Andy Dalton in his new uniform with the message, “QB1.” Some Bears fans were confused. Here’s the explanation. Yes, Dalton is QB1. For now. We’ve seen it before. We’ve seen it before from the Bears. [more]

Damien Williams agrees to one-year deal with Bears

The last time Damien Williams played a game, he ran to immortality with the Chiefs to secure their victory in Super Bowl LIV. Now after opting out of the 2020 season, Williams has a new squad to begin 2021. Following his release from Kansas City last week, Williams has agreed to terms with Chicago on [more]

Linebacker Christian Jones signs with Bears on one-year deal

The Chicago Bears have brought back linebacker Christian Jones after a three-year stint with the Detroit Lions. Jones began his career with the Bears in 2014 when he signed with the team as an undrafted free agent out of Florida State. After four years with the Bears Jones signed with the Lions. Jones appeared in [more]

Falcons signing Barkevious Mingo to one-year deal

The Falcons added running back Mike Davis on Tuesday morning and have made another move for depth on defense and special teams. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Atlanta is signing former first-round pick Barkevious Mingo to a one-year deal. Mingo spent the 2020 season with the Bears, where he played a rotational role on [more]

Dan “Pluto” Plater dies at age 60

Dan “Pluto” Plater, a wide receiver whose brief NFL career is remembered mostly because of his friendship with Jim McMahon, has died at the age of 60. Plater never played in an NFL regular-season game, but when McMahon, the Bears’ quarterback, paid tribute to him by wearing a “PLUTO” headband at Super Bowl XX, Plater [more]

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