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Michael Thomas, Stephon Gilmore unanimous All-Pro selections

The Associated Press has announced the results of this year’s All-Pro voting and two players were selected as first-team choices by all 50 voters. Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas got the unanimous nod after setting a new record for receptions during the 2019 season. Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore joined Thomas in that category. Both players [more]

Eddie Jackson signs four-year extension in Chicago

Players drafted in 2017 became eligible for contract extensions at the end of the regular season and safety Eddie Jackson is the first player to get one. Jackson has agreed to a four-year extension with the Bears. His agents tweeted that the deal is worth $58.4 million with a total guarantee of $33 million. The [more]

Zach Thomas, Sam Mills, LeRoy Butler are Hall of Fame finalists for first time

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the modern-era finalists for the Class of 2020 on Thursday night. Seven of the 15 finalists made the list for the first time. The inclusion of first-year eligible players Troy Polamalu and Reggie Wayne was expected. They were joined by five others who previously were eligible for the [more]

The Bears have found their kicker (for now)

The Bears didn’t make the playoffs or meet expectations or anything, but at least they found a kicker. Which is good news for the rest of us, since we won’t have to listen to them talk about kickers all offseason again. Via the Chicago Tribune, Bears General Manager Ryan Pace said the team was encouraged [more]

Bears ownership disappointed by season, confident in Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy

The Bears dropped from 12-4 and division champions in 2018 to 8-8 and out of the playoffs in 2019, but that hasn’t led ownership to doubt the current leadership of the team’s football operations. Bears chairman George McCaskey met with reporters this week and acknowledged that he and his mother Virginia McCaskey are “disappointed” by [more]

Report: Bears hire Juan Castillo as offensive line coach

The Bears fired four coaches Tuesday. They hired at least one coach Wednesday. Juan Castillo will replace Harry Hiestand as offensive line coach, Tom Pelissero of the NFL reports. Castillo did not coach in 2019 following his dismissal from the Bills after the 2018 season. He has spent 24 seasons as an NFL assistant, including [more]

Anthony Miller set for more shoulder surgery this offseason

Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller spent last offseason recovering from shoulder surgery, so he has some idea of what’s on tap for him this offseason. General Manager Ryan Pace said at a Tuesday press conference that Miller will have surgery on his left shoulder. Miller was injured during the team’s Week 17 win over the [more]

Bears fire Mark Helfrich and other assistants

The Bears are sticking by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, but they’re planning some other major changes on offense. Bears offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich is out, according to multiple reports, and so are two other key offensive assistants, line coach Harry Hiestand and tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride Jr. Also on the way out is assistant special [more]

Ryan Pace: Mitch Trubisky our starter, no decision on 2021 option

It was a disappointing season for the Bears across the board and one of the biggest disappointments was the lack of growth from quarterback Mitch Trubisky in his third season. While Trubisky did not progress as hoped, General Manager Ryan Pace said that the team isn’t thinking about making a change involving their starting quarterback. [more]

Top 20 spots in 2020 NFL Draft order now set

Only 12 teams are still in business this morning, which means 20 of them are in full offseason mode. At least one of them’s on the clock, but perhaps two as the Bengals’ expected selection of Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow from LSU will clear the way for Washington to pick second from a strong field. [more]

Bears beat Vikings’ backups

The Vikings had nothing to play for today, having already locked up the No. 6 seed in the NFC, and so they treated today’s game against the Bears like the preseason. Sean Mannion was the Vikings’ quarterback, Mike Boone was their starting running back and Alexander Hollins and Bisi Johnson the top receivers as they [more]

Vikings sitting both starting offensive tackles against Bears

Word this week was that the Vikings were going to rest their starters for Sunday’s game against the Bears and that word was on the mark. Left tackle Riley Reiff and right tackle Brian O'Neill were among the seven players deactivated for Week 17. Quarterback Kirk Cousins was not on that list, but he isn’t [more]

Week 17 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Jets at Bills Jets: WR Demaryius Thomas, DB Blake Countess, RB Josh Adams, RB Kenneth Dixon, [more]

Week 17 injury report roundup

All 32 teams will be playing their final regular season game on Sunday. They have handed in their final injury reports of the week and all injury designations for those games are below. Dolphins at Patriots The Dolphins ruled out CB Jomal Wiltz (shoulder). LB Vince Biegel (elbow), DE Taco Charlton (ankle), WR Allen Hurns [more]

Dalvin Cook out; Alexander Mattison questionable

The Vikings ruled out running back Dalvin Cook for Sunday’s game. Cook’s shoulder injury limited him in practice all week after he missed Monday night’s game with his injury. His backup, Alexander Mattison, also was limited all week with an ankle injury. He is questionable. Mattison has missed the past two games. The Vikings also [more]

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