Free Agency-Bears Capsule
CHICAGO BEARS (12-5)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Adrian Amos, WR Josh Bellamy, RB Benny Cunningham, FB Michael Burton, WR Kevin White, TE Zach Miller, G Eric Kush, LB Aaron Lynch, CB Bryce...
Bears sign RT Massie to 4-year extension through 2022
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed right tackle Bobby Massie to a four-year contract extension through the 2022 season.
Massie has spent the past three years as Chicago's starting right tackle. He played with Arizona from 2012-15.
The Bears agreed to terms on a two-year deal with backup offensive lineman Bradley Sowell, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday.
Sowell, who will be 29 in June, started the final two games last year because of injuries and showed the versatility to play guard and tackle. He replaced left guard Josh Sitton in Week 16 and then stepped in at right tackle for Bobby Massie in the season finale.
Going deep with some Chicago Bears problems, besides the QB call
The Bears managed all of 14 points Thursday night at Lambeau Field. Here are seven of my own, outside of who starts behind center:
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed offensive tackle Bradley Sowell to a one-year contract.
The 6-foot-7, 309-pound Sowell appeared in 10 games with nine starts for Seattle last year. He made 12 starts and 48 appearances over the previous three seasons with Arizona and also played in 10 games for Indianapolis in 2012.
Signing Sowell gives Chicago depth behind starting tackles behind Bobby Massie and Charles Leno, Jr. The Bears announced the move on Tuesday.
Bears’ Floyd doubtful for finale at Vikings with concussion
CHICAGO (AP) — Linebacker Leonard Floyd will likely miss the Chicago Bears' season finale at Minnesota on Sunday because of a concussion.
Floyd was listed as doubtful after sitting out practice all week. He was injured in Saturday's loss to Washington.
The No. 9 overall draft pick, Floyd is tied for second among NFL rookies with seven sacks.
Chicago Bears Preview Capsule
CHICAGO BEARS (6-10)
New faces: DL Akiem Hicks, ILB Danny Trevathan, ILB Jerrell Freeman, RT Bobby Massie, QB Brian Hoyer, OLB Leonard Floyd, G Cody Whitehair, OL Ted Larsen.
Key losses: RB Matt Forte, TE Martellus Bennett, S Antrel Rolle, G Matt Slauson, LT Jermon Bushrod, offensive coordinator Adam Gase.
The Panthers danced their way to the Super Bowl, winning 15 of 16 games during the regular season. But they found an unwilling partner in the Super Bowl as the Broncos sent their legendary quarterback, Peyton Manning, out with the trophy.
Another year, however, finds the Cam Newton-led Panthers ready for a repeat.
But the National Conference will provide plenty of road blocks — namely the Cardinals, Packers, and Seahawks.