LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — From his work ethic to understanding a new offense, quarterback Justin Fields has convinced his new coaches with the Chicago Bears that he is making progress.
The real question facing the Bears is whether they have made enough progress supporting Fields.
Former Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen, now a free agent, apparently suffered an injury during a training session being live-streamed on his Instagram account.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski to a one-year contract Monday, and also added receiver Geronimo Allison to the roster.
Kwiatkoski has played in 77 career games with 34 starts in six seasons with the Chicago Bears and Las Vegas Raiders.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears added depth at wide receiver, agreeing to a deal with free agent Dante Pettis on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old Pettis announced the move on Twitter, posting a photo of himself signing a contract.
Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera, who had cancer and made a full recovery, has been selected as the 2022 George Halas Award recipient by the Professional Football Writers of America.
The Halas Award is given to an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes adversity to succeed.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers bolstered their secondary, signing cornerback Bryce Callahan to a one-year deal Wednesday.
Callahan, who is entering his eighth season, has spent the last three years in Denver after playing in Chicago from 2015-18.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears appointed Jeff King and Kansas City Chiefs executive Trey Koziol co-directors of player personnel under new general manager Ryan Poles on Tuesday.
King, a tight end who played seven seasons in the NFL with Carolina and Arizona after starring at Virginia Tech, started as a scouting intern for the Bears in 2015.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears released veteran quarterback Nick Foles on Sunday, two years after acquiring the former Super Bowl MVP to compete with Mitchell Trubisky for the starting job.
LAKE FOREST, Ill (AP) — The Chicago Bears have plenty of holes to fill on their team and they used the draft to help out in a big way.
How many of them will actually help turn around the struggling franchise remains to be seen.
HOUSTON (AP) — On a team that could use help at just about every position, the Houston Texans addressed several important needs in this year’s draft.
The Texans won just four games last season for the second straight year after winning the AFC South the previous two seasons as they traded or released almost all their stars.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sebastian Maniscalco got the chance to be onstage at the NFL draft and, along with former Bears star running back Matt Forte, announce the team's second-round selection Friday night.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — No one needed to remind new Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles that quarterback Justin Fields could use a few more weapons to help him develop and lift a struggling offense.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles would rather avoid calling what he has done with his team’s roster a rebuild.
Whether he likes calling it constructing a team or a rebuild, the Bears are heading into Poles’ first NFL draft badly in need of players and short on draft picks.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears hope to surround quarterback Justin Fields with the pieces the former Ohio State star needs in order to improve on a shaky rookie season.
A cornerback to start opposite Jaylon Johnson would help, too.
Two decades have passed since the Green Bay Packers have drafted a wide receiver in the first round.
The Packers have two chances and plenty of reasons to stop that trend this year.
39. CHICAGO BEARS (6-11)
LAST SEASON: Chairman George McCaskey opted to stick with former general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy after the Bears went 8-8 in the regular season two years in a row.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Many things are changing for Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields since since Matt Eberflus took over as the coach.
It was that way for the Bears on both sides of the ball on Tuesday as they went through the first day of a voluntary minicamp under their new coach.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed veteran tight end Ryan Griffin to a one-year contract on Friday.
Griffin has 206 receptions for 2,158 yards and 14 touchdowns over nine seasons with the Houston Texans (2013-18) and New York Jets (2019-21).
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The budget-conscious Atlanta Falcons signed former first-round picks Rashaan Evans and offensive lineman Germain Ifedi to one-year contracts on Wednesday.
Evans bolsters the Falcons at linebacker after spending the past four seasons with the Tennessee Titans.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor announced a 10-year contract extension for athletic director Mack Rhoades on Monday, saying the deal would allow him to “complete his career” at the Big 12 school.
Rhoades joined Baylor in 2016 after Ian McCaw resigned following an investigation that found the school had mishandled allegations of sexual assault, including claims against football players.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed veteran quarterback Trevor Siemian to a two-year contract on Tuesday to back up Justin Fields.
Siemian has appeared in 33 games and started 29 while throwing for 6,843 yards, 41 touchdowns and 27 interceptions for the Denver Broncos (2015-17), New York Jets (2019) and New Orleans Saints (2020-21).
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills will retain Ryan Bates by matching the four-year qualifying offer the offensive lineman signed with the Chicago Bears, general manager Brandon Beane said on Monday.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks signed cornerback Justin Coleman and linebacker/special teams standout Joel Iyiegbuniwe on Thursday.
Both players signed one-year deals. For Coleman it’s a return to Seattle where he first earned consistent playing time as a nickel cornerback.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills stand to lose Ryan Bates after the offensive lineman agreed to sign an offer sheet to play for the Chicago Bears, a person with direct knowledge of the decision confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday.
The Las Vegas Raiders signed free agent linebackers Kyler Fackrell and Micah Kiser on Monday to add depth to a thin group.
The Raiders were in need of help at linebacker after Nicholas Morrow signed with the Bears last week and Las Vegas released Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski as salary cap casualties.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed Indianapolis Colts defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad to a two-year contract and Kansas City Chiefs receiver and kick returner Byron Pringle to a one-year deal on Sunday.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi failed a physical Thursday, undoing Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles’ first big free-agent deal.
Poles announced the situation in a statement Friday when the former Cincinnati Bengals player was set to appear for an introductory news conference at Halas Hall.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their secondary by signing former Raiders cornerback Casey Hayward to a two-year, $11 million contract and re-signing Isaiah Oliver to a one-year deal announced by the team on Friday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers signed punter Pat O’Donnell on Friday.
O’Donnell, who has spent the past eight seasons with the Chicago Bears, is an apparent replacement for Corey Bojorquez who is an unrestricted free agent.
The Los Angeles Rams agreed to terms Thursday on a three-year contract for receiver Allen Robinson, one of the NFL's most dependable veteran pass-catchers during his eight seasons in the league.
Robinson has three 1,000-yard seasons during a productive career split between Jacksonville and Chicago.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent offensive tackle Elijah Wilkinson and cornerback Teez Tabor on Thursday.
The Falcons also re-signed two restricted free agents, offensive lineman Colby Gossett and defensive lineman Anthony Rush.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looking back, Mitch Trubisky needed a year to watch from the sideline.
To hit reset. To catch a glimpse of what a healthy relationship between a quarterback and coach looked like.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Khalil Mack was watching the television show “Bel-Air” with his fiancéé and son last Thursday when he got a call from his agent that the Chicago Bears were trading him. In a strange coincidence, Mack’s new team is close to the real Bel Air.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks made their first two deals outside of their own free agents, agreeing to terms on contracts with defensive end Uchenna Nwosu and cornerback Artie Burns on Wednesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' new-look offensive line won't include right tackle Zach Banner.
The team cut the charismatic Banner on Wednesday, a move that will save them $5 million against the salary cap and ends Banner's comeback bid from a torn ACL that cost him two seasons and eventually his starting job.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears added a disruptive force, signing Cincinnati Bengals stalwart defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi to a three-year contract on Wednesday.
The Bears also finalized a two-year deal with Green Bay offensive lineman Lucas Patrick and a one-year contract with Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Nicholas Morrow.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-8)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Chris Harris Jr., DT Linval Joseph, TE Jared Cook, DT Justin Jones, LB Kyzir White, LB Uchenna Nwosu, KR/PR Andre Roberts, RB Justin Jackson, OG Oday Aboushi, TE Stephen Anderson, DT Christian Covington, LB Kyler Fackrell, CB Davontae Harris, OG Senio Kelemete, LS Matt Overton, C Scott Quessenberry, OG Michael Schofield, CB Ryan Smith.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky will get a chance to kickstart his career in Pittsburgh, and attempt to replace a likely Hall of Famer in the process.
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the veteran quarterback and the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract that will give Trubisky a chance to compete for the open starting job following Ben Roethlisberger's retirement in January.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears released nose tackle Eddie Goldman on Monday.
Slowed by knee and ankle injuries as well as a stint on the COVID-19 list last season, Goldman set career lows with a half-sack and one tackle for loss.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Reggie Wayne, Cato June and Mike Mitchell are all rejoining the Indianapolis Colts — as coaches.
Team officials made the long-expected announcement Monday, amid a flurry of hirings to start the offseason.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are apparently releasing versatile running back and return specialist Tarik Cohen, who he has been sidelined for nearly two years because of a knee injury.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s players and owners ended their most bitter money fight in a quarter-century when the players’ association accepted management’s offer to salvage a 162-game season that will start April 7.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the disappointing end to last season, Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco and coach Brandon Staley have discussed upgrading a defense that didn't live up to expectations.
CHICAGO BEARS (6-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Allen Robinson, DT Akiem Hicks, QB Andy Dalton, TE Jimmy Graham, RT Germain Ifedi, S Tashaun Gipson Sr., PR/WR Jakeem Grant Sr., LT Jason Peters, P Pat O'Donnell, G James Daniels, TE Jesse James, RB Damien Williams, S Deon Bush, WR Marquise Goodwin, LB Christian Jones, S DeAndre Houston-Carson, G Elijah Wilkinson, WR Damiere Byrd, LS Patrick Scales, LB Alec Ogletree, CB Artie Burns, LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe, DE Bilal Nichols.
An underwhelming free agent class for quarterbacks is overshadowed by the possibility of multiple big names changing teams, most notably Aaron Rodgers.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed veteran inside linebacker Joe Thomas on Tuesday.
Thomas has 16 starts over seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers (2015-17), Dallas Cowboys (2018-20), Houston Texans (2021) and Baltimore Ravens (2021).
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Former Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace has accepted a senior executive position on the Atlanta Falcons' scouting staff.
Pace is reuniting with Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y (AP) — Buffalo Bills linebackers coach Bob Babich has retired and is being replaced by his son, Bobby.
The Bills announced several coaching moves Thursday, including the retirement of the elder Babich, who served as their linebackers coach for the past five seasons.