ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Broncos haven't been the same since linebacker Danny Trevathan bolted to the Bears following Denver's Super Bowl parade 3½ years ago.
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — In just about every season he's been in charge of football operations in Denver, John Elway has had to address major concerns at one or both of the two most consequential positions in the NFL: head coach and quarterback.
This offseason, he made changes at both spots, hiring Vic Fangio and acquiring Joe Flacco in a trade that will become official next month when the league's new year begins.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have interviewed former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase for their head coaching vacancy.
Gase is the second known meeting New York has had as it looks for a replacement for Todd Bowles , who was fired last Sunday night after he went 24-40 in four seasons.
The Jets spoke with Gase on Friday after interviewing Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy in Kansas City on Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mike Groh's transition from wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles has been bumpy.
His familiarity with Vic Fangio's defense could give the team a slight edge against the Chicago Bears.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are rolling into their first playoff appearance in eight years, with nine wins in 10 games and their sights set on a bigger prize after capturing the NFC North.
"This is where it gets real," coach Matt Nagy said Monday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With little money to spend and few impact players interested in signing with the Bills given the uncertainty at quarterback this past offseason, general manager Brandon Beane understood Buffalo's offense was going to struggle.
CHICAGO BEARS (5-11)
New faces: Coach Matt Nagy, offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, OLB Khalil Mack, WR Allen Robinson, TE Trey Burton, WR Taylor Gabriel, K Cody Parkey, rookie LB Roquan Smith, rookie WR Anthony Miller, rookie G/C James Daniels.
Key losses: Coach John Fox, WR Cameron Meredith, LB Pernell McPhee, LB Willie Young.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Whether they were loading up around Mitchell Trubisky or swinging a last-minute blockbuster trade for Khalil Mack, the offseason was all about the quarterback for the Chicago Bears.
Develop their own — and harass their opponent's.
Now, it's time to see how it all comes together. But the Bears sure look like they are poised for bigger things after four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — While the Chicago Bears gave their offense a makeover, their defense looks awfully familiar.
That's just the way they wanted it.
The Bears are banking on continuity to turn a top-10 defense into an elite unit and help a struggling franchise emerge as a contender.
CHICAGO BEARS (5-11)
OPEN CAMP: July 19, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can see a huge difference after only three days running new coach Matt Nagy's offense.
There's more to it than just the system for Trubisky, as the Bears ended their first minicamp under Nagy on Thursday with a greater knowledge of an offense they hope eventually elevates them from the depths of the NFC North.
LAKE FORST, Ill. (AP) — New coach Matt Nagy looked out his window Tuesday morning and saw a group working in unison to create something bigger and better for the Chicago Bears.
He was impressed.
The construction workers laying the foundation for an expanded practice facility were putting on a clinic in teamwork.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed receiver Bennie Fowler to a one-year contract.
Fowler caught 56 passes for 698 yards and five touchdowns in three seasons with the Denver Broncos. He had 350 yards and three TDs last year.
He also caught the final two-point conversion pass from Peyton Manning in the Broncos' 2016 Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears receiver Josh Bellamy has signed his restricted free agent tender.
Bellamy will return for a fifth season in Chicago after catching 24 passes for 376 yards and a touchdown last season. He has 62 receptions for 882 yards and four TDs over six seasons with Kansas City, Washington and Chicago.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — It's apparent the coaching change to Matt Nagy will mean anything but business as usual for the Chicago Bears on offense.
Whether it's hiring former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich, coming from an up-tempo college attack, as offensive coordinator, or quarterback Mitchell Trubisky running Nagy's pet run-pass options, the Bears anticipate becoming less predictable than under former coach John Fox.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Vic Fangio is returning to the Chicago Bears as defensive coordinator after being passed up for their head coaching job.
Fangio re-signed Friday and will continue to lead a defense he helped transform the past three seasons. He was the first candidate to interview for the Bears' coaching job after John Fox was fired, but general manager Ryan Pace ultimately decided to go with former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn' football coach Randy Edsall has hired former Chicago Bears assistant coach John Dunn to be his new offensive coordinator.
Dunn replaces Rhett Lashlee, who left after just one year on the job to take the same position at SMU.
The school says Dunn, who will also coach the quarterbacks, agreed to a two-year contract worth $300,000 per year.
He has worked with Edsall before, serving as his tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Maryland.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — As the interview unfolded, Matt Nagy could sense the Chicago Bears were a fit for him.
He saw a franchise poised to make a big jump, sensed a connection with general manager Ryan Pace.
"I'm here because of the organization and the direction," Nagy, the Bears' new coach, said. "I could feel that from the moment I was in that interview process."
Getting to work with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is "a benefit."
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears were looking for a coach to get the most out of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and help a founding NFL franchise emerge from one of its worst runs.
They believe Matt Nagy is the right man.
The Bears hired Kansas City's offensive coordinator as their 16th head coach Monday, hoping he can develop their promising quarterback and turn around a struggling team.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears were interviewing Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy for their head coaching job.
Nagy has spent 10 seasons working under Andy Reid in Philadelphia and Kansas City. He did not call plays until late this season, but has drawn praise for his work with Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. In Chicago, he would be trying to develop No. 2 overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say they were interviewing Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for their head coaching job.
In his second year as the Eagles' QBs coach, DeFilippo has helped Carson Wentz emerge as one of the best passers in the league. The No. 2 overall draft pick in 2016, he threw for 3,296 yards with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions before suffering a season-ending knee injury last month.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed the offensive coordinators in Minnesota and New England for their coaching job on Friday.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say they have interviewed Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards for their coaching job.
The 50-year-old Edwards has coached 28 seasons — 20 in the NFL — and has been Minnesota's defensive coordinator since 2014. The NFC North champion Vikings gave up a league-low 275.9 yards and 15.8 points per game. They were also second against the run and the pass.
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Miami Dolphins will hire former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains as their offensive coordinator.
The person confirmed the move to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the Dolphins had not announced it. The person said current offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen will likely remain with the team in another role.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say they have interviewed defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for their head coaching job.
The interview on Wednesday was the first for the Bears since they fired John Fox two days earlier.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — John Fox helped change the culture in the Chicago Bears' locker room.
He just didn't produce enough wins to keep his job.
The Bears fired Fox on Monday after three losing seasons, ending one of the least successful coaching stints in team history.
"Today is the tough part of our results-oriented business," he said in a statement.
While Fox was let go after a 5-11 finish, general manager Ryan Pace got a contract extension through the 2021 season.
The Lions and Bears showed their coaches the door. Bruce Arians of the Cardinals found it himself. And Vance Joseph of the Broncos remained gainfully employed despite enduring the sort of season that doesn't go down well in Denver.
What is traditionally the NFL's biggest day for firings, "Black Monday," started with a flurry when Detroit canned Jim Caldwell and Chicago did the same to John Fox, both before noon.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach John Fox insisted he is not worrying about his future.
With a 14-33 record in three years, Fox might be coaching his final game for the Bears when they finish the season at NFC North champion Minnesota on Sunday.
"I don't worry about it," Fox said Tuesday when asked about the speculation. "I've never had trouble getting employment in this league and I'm not going to start worrying about it now."
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — For all the criticism thrown his way, Chicago Bears coach John Fox has at least one important fan.
That would be quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
The prized rookie said Monday they have a "great relationship" and praised the coach and his staff for showing the patience he needs as he adjusts to playing in the NFL.
CHICAGO (AP) — The good vibe surrounding the Chicago Bears didn't last long.
They went from busting out to breaking down, from running away with their most lopsided victory in five years to stalling in a 20-10 loss to the Detroit Lions on Saturday.
Chicago has dropped six of seven and hit double digits in losses in all three seasons under embattled coach John Fox. Even beating lowly Cleveland at home next week hardly is a sure thing.
DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford struck a balance between making plays and avoiding mistakes to keep the Detroit Lions in the playoff picture.
Stafford threw two touchdown passes and didn't have a turnover, helping Detroit beat the Chicago Bears 20-10 on Saturday night.
"It's just trying to be as calculated as you can with those chances that you're going to take," he said. "And, understanding the game situation."
DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and avoided mistakes, allowing the Detroit Lions to stay in the playoff picture with a 20-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday night.
Detroit (8-6) has won two straight and needs to close the regular season with two more wins to keep its postseason hopes alive.
The Bears (4-10) have lost six of seven, sealing a third season with double-digit losses in three years under embattled coach John Fox.