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  Bears | Michael Pinckney cut    Sun May 16, 05:37 PM

Chicago Bears LB Michael Pinckney was waived Sunday, May 16.

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  Bears | Andy Dalton to work with first team    Sun May 16, 04:49 PM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton will work with the first-team offense when offseason workouts begin even through QB Justin Fields performed well during the rookie minicamp, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

Footballguys view: That makes sense for now as Fields learns the ropes. The Bears took Fields in the first round for a reason and he'll be the franchise quarterback soon enough. Dalton will get the jump as the initial starter in camp but we're expecting Fields to push him ASAP.

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  Bears | Chicago signing Chris Lacy    Sun May 16, 03:40 PM

Free-agent WR Chris Lacy (Cowboys) agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears Sunday, May 16. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Lacy has been bouncing around the league since he was an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State in 2018. He's spent time with the Patriots, Lions and Cowboys. Now, he'll get a chance to prove himself with the Bears. There's a chance for him to earn a spot behind Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller and Darnell Mooney although he's a long-shot for the final roster.

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  Bears | Justin Fields to push for starting job    Fri May 14, 09:54 PM

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields said he will do everything he can to earn the starting quarterback job.

Footballguys view: Fields doesn't need time to ramp up to the pro level. He was a standout quarterback for Ohio State and went through his progressions more than any other quarterback in his draft class. Fields will have to beat out Andy Dalton, which may not be that difficult. Not only is Fields a passer with intelligence and upside, he's a dangerous runner if the play breaks down.

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  Bears | Kyle Sloter to try out    Thu May 13, 11:32 PM

Free-agent QB Kyle Sloter (Raiders) will participate in the Chicago Bears upcoming rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Sloter has played for the Bears before. He had a tryout with them last summer but didn't land on the practice squad until November. Sloter is just trying to hang on in the league at this point.

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  Bears | Twelve college FAs joins Bears    Thu May 13, 08:15 PM

Undrafted free-agent DT Daniel Archibong (Temple), TE Scooter Harrington (Stanford), PK Brian X. Johnson (Virginia Tech), LB Caleb Johnson (Houston Baptist), DT Sam Kamara (Stony Brook), WR Khalil McClain (Troy), OG Dareuan Parker (Mississippi State), CB Dionte Ruffin (Western Kentucky), DT Thomas Schaffer (Stanford), LB Charles Snowden (Virginia), OT Gunnar Vogel (Northwestern) and OG William Cervenka (Clemson) signed with the Chicago Bears Thursday, May 13. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Bears | Chicago signs two players    Thu May 13, 08:01 PM

Free-agent CB Rojesterman Farris II (Falcons) and LB Michael Pinckney (Patriots) signed with the Chicago Bears Thursday, May 13. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Bears | Matt Nagy won't be at minicamp    Thu May 13, 12:17 PM

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has been identified as a high-risk close contact for a family member who has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be limited to virtual participation in the the team's upcoming rookie minicamp, according to a report Thursday, May 13.

Footballguys view: Rookie minicamp isn't what it used to be. Stretching, exercising and install is the order of the day now that rules have changed. It's a tad more complicated than that, but it's not the actual football practice rookies used to be subject to. Bottom line, it's fine if Nagy is away from the building during this part of the process. He'll be able to watch all the film from practice and be involved with Zoom meetings, etc.

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  Bears | Allen Robinson king of the contested catch    Tue May 11, 02:27 PM

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson has posted a league-high 47 contested catches since the start of the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: That's what makes Robinson one of the best in the game. The Bears have Andy Dalton and rookie first-round pick Justin Fields competing for the starting job this offseason. No matter who is slinging the rock, the best plan is to target Robinson early and often. Robinson has a current ADP of WR11 (3.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Bears | Justin Fields working out with teammate    Sun May 9, 05:44 PM

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields worked out with WR Marquise Goodwin earlier this week.

Footballguys view: The rookie quarterback is already getting to work. There were erroneous reports before the draft suggesting that Fields as a "last guy in, first guy out" type of quarterback but those rumblings were always hogwash. The Bears moved up in the 2021 NFL draft to get Fields, and he reminds some in the scouting community of Dak Prescott when he came out of Mississippi State years ago. The rookie will compete with Andy Dalton for the starting job this season.

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  Bears | Khalil Herbert a handful to bring down    Sat May 8, 10:01 PM

Chicago Bears RB Khalil Herbert broke 18 tackles on 42 carries for Kansas in 2019 and averaged 7.6 yards per carry and 4.7 yards after contact for Virginia Tech in his final collegiate season.

Footballguys view: Herbert was one of our favorite sleeper backs in this class. He's got a natural feel for running the football and can work well as a receiver out of the backfield too. Herbert will work his way into the mix behind starter David Montgomery with the Bears, and we certainly appreciate him in dynasty formats. All he needs is a shot and he could shine with a lead role.

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  Bears | Chicago adding Damiere Byrd    Tue May 4, 06:36 PM

Free-agent WR Damiere Byrd (Patriots) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, May 4, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Byrd is coming off a career high in 2020 with the Patriots. Last year, Byrd had 47 catches for 604 yards and one touchdown. That's not outstanding but it's the best of his career and now he is looking to give the Bears veteran depth. The team is thin at the wide receiver position behind Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney and Anthony Miller, so we'll see how much of a role Byrd can have with his new team in 2021.

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  Bears | Chicago lands CJ Marable    Tue May 4, 03:11 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB CJ Marable (Coastal Carolina) reportedly agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears on Sunday, May 2.

Footballguys view: Marable is a compact runner who can make big plays in open space. He's more than a scatback, but he does have that type of skill set with quickness and agility in the backfield. Marable can also make plays as a receiver out of the backfield. He's an intriguing prospect for Fantasy GMs in crazy deep dynasty formats.

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  Bears | Charles Leno officially released    Mon May 3, 04:29 PM

Chicago Bears OT Charles Leno Jr. was officially released Monday, May 3.

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  Bears | Teven Jenkins to play LT    Mon May 3, 12:26 PM

Chicago Bears second-round pick OT Teven Jenkins will play left tackle.

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  Bears | Charles Leno to be cut    Mon May 3, 12:25 PM

Chicago Bears OT Charles Leno Jr. will be cut, according to sources. The move will save $9 million on the salary cap.

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  Bears | Nick Foles difficult to move    Fri Apr 30, 12:40 PM

Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles is guaranteed $4 million in 2021 and $5 million in 2022 on his current contract, making him difficult to move.

Footballguys view: Foles is difficult to move because nobody wants to pay him that much to hold a clipboard. We could see the Bears have to pay part of his salary, in a manner similar to what the Panthers had to do to move Teddy Bridgewater, if they want to trade him away.

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  Bears | Andy Dalton still the starter    Fri Apr 30, 08:10 AM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton remains the starting quarterback after the team traded up to select QB Justin Fields in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. 'Andy (Dalton) is our starter and we're going to have a really good plan in place to develop Justin (Fields),' general manager Ryan Pace said.

Footballguys view: Dalton is the starter ...for now. He could end up like Matt Flynn years ago with the Seahawks when Russell Wilson was a rookie and beat him out for the starting job in training camp. Fields reminds some in the scouting community of a young Dak Prescott, and he's got all the tools to be a franchise quarterback.

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  Bears | Chicago grabs Justin Fields     Thu Apr 29, 09:42 PM

Ohio State QB Justin Fields was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: The Bears moved up from the no.20 overall pick to get their guy. Fields is a mobile passer but he exhausts all options as a passer before taking off to run. He needs to speed up his reads at the pro level but can come in and compete for the starting job from day one.

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  Bears | Roquan Smith's option picked up    Tue Apr 27, 02:09 PM

Chicago Bears LB Roquan Smith had his fifth-year team option exercised Tuesday, April 27.

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  Bears | Tashaun Gipson returning    Mon Apr 19, 01:45 PM

Free-agent S Tashaun Gipson (Bears) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears Monday, April 19, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Bears | Marquise Goodwin signed    Fri Apr 16, 07:21 PM

Free-agent WR Marquise Goodwin (49ers) signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears Friday, April 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Goodwin brings more speed to the Bears wide receivers room. He's not a lock for the 53-man roster but can still fly down the field and contribute on special teams as well.

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  Bears | Chicago talks with Pooka Williams    Sun Apr 11, 08:30 PM

Kansas RB Pooka Williams met with the Chicago Bears at the Kansas Pro Day.

Footballguys view: Williams is a smaller back with explosive playmaking ability...kind of like Tarik Cohen. He makes defenders look silly and can create space for himself with quickness and agility. Williams is likely to be a late-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft and a scatback at the pro level.

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  Bears | Michael Joseph re-signs     Fri Apr 9, 02:34 PM

Exclusive rights free agent DB Michael Joseph on Friday, April 9, re-signed with the Chicago Bears. Terms of the deal were not available.

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  Bears | Patrick Scales not leaving Chi-Town    Wed Apr 7, 05:36 PM

Free-agent LS Patrick Scales (Bears) re-signed with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, April 7. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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  Bears | Anthony Miller trade market heating up?    Wed Apr 7, 02:01 PM

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller has been the subject of trade discussions with a 'number of teams' this offseason, according to sources via NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Reports indicated Miller was the subject of trade talks about a month ago. Miller is a slot receiver with one year remaining on his rookie deal. He hasn't quite lived up to his potential yet in the pros, and he's only caught four touchdowns over the last two seasons after gathering in seven touchdowns as a rookie in 2018. A change of scenery could do him some good.

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  Bears | Matt Nagy to resume calling plays    Fri Apr 2, 12:19 PM

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said Friday, April 2, that he'll resume calling the offensive plays in 2021 after relinquishing those duties to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor in the second half of the 2020 season.

Footballguys view: It's a make-or-break season for Nagy, so he's putting it back on his shoulders. The offense has floundered but now will feature QB Andy Dalton as the starter. We'll see if Nagy can find a way to get the offense on track the way they did under his guidance back in 2018.

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  Bears | Andy Dalton reiterated the starter    Fri Apr 2, 11:36 AM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton was confirmed the starting quarterback for 2021 by general manager Ryan Pace.

Footballguys view: The team has gone out of their way to declare that Dalton is the unquestioned starter. That's fine, as Nick Foles is better off as a backup. We could still see the Bears address the position and draft a young quarterback at the end of the month.

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  Bears | Chicago talks with Mac Jones    Mon Mar 29, 03:00 PM

Alabama QB Mac Jones said he has talked with representatives from the Chicago Bears during the pre-draft process.

Footballguys view: Jones talked with every team at the Senior Bowl earlier this year. Reports indicate about 20 teams have talked to him after that. Jones is smart, accurate and has made quick decisions - and almost all good decisions - as a passer for the Crimson Tide. He's set to be a first-round pick and potential top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

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  Bears | Artie Burns returns to Bears    Fri Mar 26, 03:29 PM

Free-agent CB Artie Burns (Bears) re-signed with the Chicago Bears Friday, March 26. He signed a one-year contract, but financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Burns missed 2020 with a torn ACL after the Bears signed him on a one-year prove it deal. The failed Steelers 2016 first round pick will get another chance in a Bears secondary that lost Kyle Fuller with only Desmond Trufant signed as a possible replacement.

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  Bears | DeAndre Houston-Carson returns to Bears    Thu Mar 25, 11:28 AM

Free-agent FS DeAndre Houston-Carson (Bears) re-signed with the Chicago Bears on a one-year deal Thursday, March 25. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Bears | Andy Dalton announced as QB1    Wed Mar 24, 08:14 PM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton was declared the starter Wednesday, March 24.

Footballguys view: Okay, well that didn't take long. Dalton was signed this offseason and the thought was he would compete with Nick Foles for the starting job. Instead, Dalton gets the crown. Foles might be on the trade block, and the Bears might add a quarterback at some point in the draft.

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  Bears | Damien Williams headed to Chicago    Wed Mar 24, 01:12 PM

Free-agent RB Damien Williams (Chiefs) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday, March 24. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: It's an interesting landing spot for Williams and he's reunited with former Chiefs OC Matt Nagy. Fantasy GMs know this is bad for David Montgomery because he's certainly not going to get the volume of opportunities he had last season. In addition to Williams signing, Tarik Cohen is coming back healthy in 2021 and will serve as a primary pass-catching weapon out of the backfield.

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  Bears | Chicago adds Elijah Wilkinson    Tue Mar 23, 06:50 PM

Free-agent OL Elijah Wilkinson (Broncos) signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, March 23. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Bears | One-year deal for Christian Jones    Tue Mar 23, 06:41 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent LB Christian Jones (Lions) signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, March 23. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Bears | Christian Jones returns to Chicago    Tue Mar 23, 06:03 PM

Free-agent LB Christian Jones (Lions) signed an undisclosed contract with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, March 23.

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  Bears | Jeremiah Attaochu signs with Chicago    Sun Mar 21, 05:55 PM

Free-agent LB Jeremiah Attaochu (Broncos) signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears Sunday, March 21. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Bears | Chicago interested in Isaiah McKenzie     Sun Mar 21, 11:23 AM

The Chicago Bears are among the teams that have expressed interest in free-agent WR Isaiah McKenzie (Bills), according to a source.

Footballguys view: McKenzie is a weapon in the passing game who can be used on end-around plays as a runner too. He's got speed and quickness to make plays but his role would be limited within any offense that adds him.

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  Bears | Jeremiah Attaochu visits    Sat Mar 20, 05:29 PM

Free-agent DE Jeremiah Attaochu (Broncos) recently met with the Chicago Bears.

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  Bears | Mario Edwards, Cairo Santos deals are done    Fri Mar 19, 07:03 PM

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears DE Mario Edwards Jr. and PK Cairo Santos officially signed their respective contract extensions Friday, March 19.

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  Bears | Desmond Trufant to sign in Chicago    Fri Mar 19, 05:02 PM

Free-agent CB Desmond Trufant (Lions) is signing a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, according to a source Friday, March 19.

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  Bears | Allen Robinson set to play on franchise tag    Thu Mar 18, 08:44 PM

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson officially accepted his franchise tag and is set to make $18 million as a result, according to a source.

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  Bears | Kyle Fuller done in Chicago    Thu Mar 18, 07:28 PM

Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller was released Thursday, March 18.

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  Bears | Andy Dalton expects to start    Thu Mar 18, 03:42 PM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton said the team has told him that he will be the starting quarterback next season.

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  Bears | Kenny Golladay meets with Chicago    Thu Mar 18, 03:36 PM

Free-agent WR Kenny Golladay (Lions) met with Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy Wednesday, March 17, according to a source.

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  Bears | Chicago adds Angelo Blackson    Thu Mar 18, 12:02 AM

Free-agent DT Angelo Blackson (Cardinals) signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, March 17, according to a source.

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  Bears | Buster Skrine officially released    Wed Mar 17, 06:15 PM

Chicago Bears DB Buster Skrine was officially released Wednesday, March 17.

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  Bears | Deon Bush to return    Wed Mar 17, 04:51 PM

Free-agent S Deon Bush (Bears) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, March 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Bears | No tender for Eddy Pineiro    Wed Mar 17, 01:16 PM

Chicago Bears restricted free-agent PK Eddy Pineiro will not receive a tender offer this offseason and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to a source.

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  Bears | Germain Ifedi staying in Chicago    Tue Mar 16, 08:32 PM

Chicago Bears OT Germain Ifedi is signing a one-year, $5million contract, according to a source Tuesday, March 16.

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