Free Agency-Colts Capsule
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (11-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: C Josh Andrews, CB Pierre Desir, S Clayton Geathers, LB Najee Goode, WR Ryan Grant, TE Ryan Hewitt, WR Dontrelle Inman, S Mike Mitchell, G...
5 biggest beneficiaries of WR Allen Robinson signing with Chicago Bears
By investing $42 million over three years in wide receiver Allen Robinson, Bears general manager Ryan Pace is hoping to do much more than upgrade a passing attack that produced the fewest yards in the league in 2017.
Robinson’s signing not only sends a message that the Bears are serious about escaping the NFC North cellar, where they’ve resided for the past four years, it benefits the organization on several fronts, including:
Chicago Bears free agency capsule
CHICAGO BEARS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Kyle Fuller (transition tag), Prince Amukamara, Bryce Callahan and Sherrick McManis; WRs Josh Bellamy, Dontrelle Inman and Kendall Wright; QB Mark Sanchez; RB Benny Cunningham; TE Zach Miller; G Josh Sitton; DE Mitch Unrein; LBs Sam Acho, Lamarr Houston and Christian Jones.
Chicago — Darius Slay came into Sunday leading all NFL cornerbacks with four interceptions. He should have had a fifth in the Lions' 27-24 victory over the Chicago Bears, and the miscue could have been costly.
With the Lions clinging to their three-point lead in the closing minute, Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky tried to connect with receiver Dontrelle Inman, but Slay stepped in front of the throw.
Mitchell Trubisky looks for fresh start against Green Bay
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Everything is new to Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky as he goes through his first NFL season, and that includes his team's longstanding rivalry with the Green Bay Packers.
Trubisky would just like to see something familiar, including the players trying to catch his passes.
New Chicago Bears WR Inman happy to be wanted after trade from deep Chargers WR corps
LAKE FOREST — Dontrelle Inman wanted to be read, and the Chicago Bears needed a good book to get a truer read on their rookie quarterback and two-game winning streak catalyzed by their defense and run game, not a sporadic passing attack.
That’s how the Bears' new wide receiver described the trade that brought him from the Chargers to Chicago on Wednesday in exchange for a conditional 2018 seventh-round pick.
Chargers send WR Dontrelle Inman to Chicago Bears for pick
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers traded receiver Dontrelle Inman to the Chicago Bears for a seventh-round pick on Wednesday, clearing the logjam in their receiving corps.
Inman has spent four seasons with the Chargers, catching 107 passes for 1,463 yards and seven touchdowns. He played every game last season in San Diego, but was set back early this season by sports hernia surgery in May.
Bears hope trade for receiver benefits offense
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The bottom line is winning for the Chicago Bears, so they'll live with rookie Mitchell Trubisky throwing it seven times.
That's how often the No. 2 overall draft choice put it up in Sunday's 17-3 win over Carolina.
Chicago is taking measures to make certain this doesn't become a regular practice: On Wednesday, the Bears dealt a seventh-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Chargers for wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, a move coaches said is still pending a physical.
Taylor, Turner, Doss inactive for Broncos against Chargers
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos deactivated wide receiver Jordan Taylor, guard Billy Turner and cornerback Lorenzo Doss in addition to their four injured players for their game against the San Diego Chargers.
Also out for Denver are: quarterback Paxton Lynch (shoulder), running back Devontae Booker (wrist) and defensive ends Zach Kerr (knee) and Jared Crick (back).
Before Monday night's game, the Broncos added defensive tackle Tyrique Jarrett and waived Kyle Peko.
Fight for LA: Rams, Chargers scuffle during joint practice
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The Fight for LA finally has some punch.
A handful of skirmishes broke out Wednesday when the Los Angeles Chargers visited the Los Angeles Rams' training camp for the teams' second joint practice in five days.
The fights mostly arose between the Chargers' offense and the Rams' defense during a lively scrimmage.
Chiefs’ Berry, Texans’ Jackson fined $24K for helmet hits
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson have each been fined $24,309 by the NFL for helmet-to-helmet hits last weekend.
Berry was docked Friday after he made direct contact with the helmet of Denver backup running back Kapri Bibbs in the first quarter of the Chiefs' 30-27 overtime victory last Sunday night. Bibbs left the game to be evaluated for a concussion, but later returned.
HOUSTON — San Diego’s Philip Rivers read all week about the Texans being 5-0 at home. He decided the Chargers should be the ones to end their perfect record in Houston.
“I don’t like getting caught up in too much bulletin-board stuff, but I liked that, the fact this team was unbeaten at home, so let’s go change that,” Rivers said. “It was in my head all week that we could stop the streak.”
Inman’s big game helps Chargers over Texans 21-13
HOUSTON (AP) — Dontrelle Inman appreciates every moment in the NFL after the winding path he took to get here.
His strong play this season is what Philip Rivers appreciates.
Inman had 119 yards receiving, including a 52-yard touchdown reception to help the San Diego Chargers to a 21-13 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Rivers tosses 3 TDs to help Chargers over Texans 21-13
HOUSTON (AP) — San Diego's Philip Rivers read all week about the Texans being 5-0 at home. He decided the Chargers should be the ones to end their perfect record in Houston.
"I don't like getting caught up in too much bulletin-board stuff, but I liked that, the fact this team was unbeaten at home, so let's go change that," Rivers said. "It was in my head all week that we could stop the streak."
FANTASY PLAYS: Logic games after Week 9, and shifting needs
Week 9 gave fantasy owners a fair share of logic games to play.
Who's the real lead back in New Orleans? How will changes in Minnesota and Jacksonville affect the offenses? And just how much faith should you have in injured stars like Randall Cobb and Travis Benjamin trying to play through their ailments?
There's also strategy to consider as the bye weeks fade, changing how rosters should be composed leading into the fantasy playoffs.
FANTASY PLAYS: Less chaos, but plenty to learn from openers
Running backs Jalen Richard and Spencer Ware and tight end Jack Doyle highlighted an opening Sunday for fantasy football that had far less chaos and surprise than previous opening weekends. While there's less to learn long-term from 2016's opening frame, there's still plenty for fantasy owners to consider:
Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen injured a knee in the second quarter Sunday against the Chiefs and was placed on season-ending injured reserve Monday.
Tyrell Williams has been getting plenty of run in training camp.
There is a chance Stevie Johnson could be ready to play in a matter of weeks.
That hasn't kept the Chargers from developing a contingent plan.
Three wide receivers are scheduled to work out Tuesday at Chargers Park, sources said. James Jones, Brian Hartline and Lance Moore will undergo a physical and on-field workout as part of their visit. The team can afford to add depth at the position after Johnson, a ninth-year pro, suffered a meniscus injury Sunday that will...