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Ryan Poles found someone to go “above and beyond” in trade for No. 1 overall

When Peter King spoke to Bears General Manager Ryan Poles for this week’s Football Morning in America, there was a lot of discussion about trading the first overall pick in this year’s draft and one topic was when the team might pull the trigger.Poles told King that teams would “have to go above and beyond” [more]

Panthers trade up to first overall pick, Bears get two firsts, two seconds, D.J. Moore

The first overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft has been traded.In a blockbuster trade that came down Friday afternoon, the Panthers moved up with the Bears and acquired the first overall pick in the draft.The Bears are getting the No. 9 overall pick and No. 61 overall pick in this year’s draft from Carolina, [more]

Bears tender Josh Blackwell, Andrew Brown

The Bears have tendered contracts to a couple of their exclusive rights free agents.The team announced that they have extended offers to cornerback Josh Blackwell and defensive tackle Andrew Brown. The tender gives them sole negotiating rights with both players and sets up their return for the 2022 season.Blackwell signed with the Eagles as an [more]

Bears re-sign long snapper Patrick Scales

The Bears have agreed to terms with long snapper Patrick Scales, Kevin Fishbain of reports.Scales is the longest-tenured Bears, having joined the team in 2015. He has played 105 games, seeing action in every game the past five seasons.Scales, 35, was the only Bears player to receive an All-Pro vote last season.He reunites with [more]

Bears agree to two-year extension with Khari Blasingame

Bears fullback Khari Blasingame is staying in Chicago.His representation, Team IFA, announced Blasingame has agreed to a two-year extension with the Bears.Blasingame joined the Bears on a one-year deal as an unrestricted free agent early in the 2022 free agency period. He played 16 games with six starts, seeing action on 174 offensive snaps and [more]

Nick Saban dismisses Bryce Young’s size concerns: He’s done it as well as anybody

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young measured 5 foot 10 and weighed 204 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine. After Anthony Richardson’s performance in the measurables, Young now has the second-shortest odds to be taken No. 1 overall.Alabama coach Nick Saban didn’t name the former Florida quarterback when talking about Young, but it seems obvious that was [more]

Report: Bears tender Josh Blackwell, Andrew Brown

The Bears placed exclusive rights tenders on defensive back Josh Blackwell and defensive lineman Andrew Brown, Jason Fitzgerald of reports.Blackwell played 16 games, with one start, before finishing Week 18 on injured reserve. He played 133 defensive snaps and 245 on special teams. He made 23 total tackles with a forced fumble and a [more]

Betting odds are out for Derrick Henry’s next team

The Titans reportedly are shopping running back Derrick Henry. And the sports books are taking wagers on the identity of his next team.PointsBet has installed the Dolphins as a +400 favorite. I’d pass on that one; coach Mike McDaniel is from the Kyle Shanahan school of multiple running backs. McDaniel wouldn’t want to put excessive [more]

On trading the No. 1 overall pick, Ryan Poles struggles with the question of “when” not “if”

It’s becoming more and more clear that the Bears will be trading the first overall pick in the 2023 draft. The question is when they’ll do it, not if.Peter King leads his latest Football Morning in America column with key comments from Bears G.M. Ryan Poles, who’ll make the ultimate call on when and where [more]

C.J. Stroud: I don’t want to go to the Bears; that’s Justin Fields’ team

C.J. Stroud could be the No. 1 overall selection, but if he is, the Ohio State quarterback hopes it’s not the Bears that draft him.The Bears have Justin Fields, the 11th overall choice in 2021. Fields was the starting quarterback at Ohio State in 2019 and 2020, with Stroud serving as his backup in 2020.“I [more]

Bryce Young expects to weigh “in the 200-pound range”

One of the most anticipated height and weight measurements ever at the NFL Scouting Combine will come Saturday. That’s when Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, potentially the No. 1 overall selection, will step on the scale and stand against the wall. Alabama listed Young at 6 foot, but he is believed to be around 5-10 1/2.Young [more]

Potential Bears stadium at Arlington Park creates gridlock concerns

The Chicago Bears may be building a new stadium not in Chicago. The place that would be hosting the Bears would need to be ready for the onslaught of vehicles on game days.Via the Daily Herald, a Wednesday “state of the village” address in Palatine, Illinois included concerns regarding traffic resulting from a new Bears [more]

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