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  Bears | Two not ready for practice    Wed Jul 28, 07:54 PM

Chicago Bears S Eddie Jackson (hamstring) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 28. The team also placed OT Germain Ifedi (hip) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Bears | Chicago makes roster moves    Wed Jul 28, 07:13 PM

Free-agent WR Justin Hardy (Falcons) and WR Jon'Vea Johnson (Jaguars) signed with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, July 28. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also waived CB Rojesterman Farris II and WR Khalil McClain.

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  Bears | Three unable to practice    Wed Jul 28, 06:26 PM

Chicago Bears S Eddie Jackson (hamstring), OT Teven Jenkins (back) and OT Germain Ifedi (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 28.

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  Bears | Jake Butt on retired list    Wed Jul 28, 06:22 PM

Chicago Bears TE Jake Butt was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Wednesday, July 28.

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  Bears | Cole Kmet likely to take on bigger role    Wed Jul 28, 02:47 PM

Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet is expected to see an increased role in the offense in 2021, according to comments made by head coach Matt Nagy on Wednesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: It will be interesting to see what Kmet can do in year two. He's got a good all-around ability but the Bears still have Jimmy Graham to steal some touchdowns, and they just picked up Jesse James. Keep Kmet on your dynasty radar and your waiver wire speed dial in redraft leagues.

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  Bears | Justin Fields draws praise from head coach    Tue Jul 27, 01:17 PM

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields 'clearly did his homework' and has 'really impressed' with the progress he has made since the end of offseason workouts, according to comments made by head coach Matt Nagy on Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Fields is competing for the starting quarterback job with Andy Dalton. The 2021 first-round pick knows how to go through his progressions and will do his best to find the right target. He's smart and accurate, plus Fields can pull the ball down and run when need be. We'll see if the rookie can win the job to begin the regular season.

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  Bears | Chicago adding Jesse James    Sun Jul 25, 07:55 PM

Free-agent TE Jesse James (Lions) is singing a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears Sunday, July 25, according to a source.

Footballguys view: James is a seasoned blocking tight end who gives the Bears more veteran depth behind second-year pro Cole Kmet. Some see this signing as a bad sign for Jimmy Graham as his release would save the Bears $7 million on the cap. If James makes the team he's not going to do much from a fantasy perspective.

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  Bears | Dazz Newsome on PUP list    Sun Jul 25, 05:47 PM

Chicago Bears WR Dazz Newsome (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, July 25.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen placed on PUP list    Sun Jul 25, 04:37 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen (knee) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, July 25.

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  Bears | Chicago trades Anthony Miller    Sat Jul 24, 09:23 PM

The Chicago Bears traded WR Anthony Miller to the Houston Texans Saturday, July 24, in exchange for a late-round draft pick, according to league sources.

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  Bears | No extension for Allen Robinson    Thu Jul 15, 04:47 PM

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson did not reach a long-term contract extension with the Bears before the July 15 deadline and will play on a one-year franchise tag tender.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. No deal was ever likely between the two sides as the Bears stubbornly refuse to get a long-term deal for the star wide receiver. Robinson has been pushing for a new contract for a couple of seasons. Now, he'll play on the franchise tag for one year and likely hit the open market in 2022.

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  Bears | Long-term deal unlikely for Allen Robinson    Tue Jul 13, 04:11 PM

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson is not expected to sign a long-term contract prior to the franchise tag deadline on Thursday, July 15, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: It seems like every other day there's a story about Robinson not getting a long-term deal. We get it, he's not getting a deal before the July 15 deadline. Robinson is currently signed to the franchise tag worth $18 million. As of now, he's set up to play on the tag in 2021 and then hit the open market...unless the Bears franchise tag him again.

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  Bears | David Montgomery in line for 20 carries per game?    Tue Jul 13, 02:41 PM

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery's 16.5 carries per game last season ranked fourth in the league in 2020, and it is the hope of head coach Matt Nagy that Montgomery can bump that number up to 20 in 2021, according to recent comments Nagy made to SI.com.'Depending on what the game is, what's happened the last couple of years and why some of David's carries - which aren't low - haven't been quite as high is a lot of guys get into four-minute mode in the fourth quarter. That's where they can get those extra four or five carries, which can bump them into the top five, you know, with 20 rushes a game. That's our goal,' Nagy said.

Footballguys view: That would make sense given the fact the Bears should have rookie QB Justin Fields out there under center if he can beat out Andy Dalton. Having Montgomery carry the workload as the centerpiece of the offense will help the young quarterback and bring a steady presence to the team. Tarik Cohen is back healthy this year and should get the receiving work out of the backfield. Montgomery is seen as a low-end RB2 with upside this season.

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  Bears | Dazz Newsome should be ready for camp    Sat Jul 10, 07:26 PM

Chicago Bears WR Dazz Newsome (collarbone) is recovering from offseason surgery but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Newsome is an exciting rookie the Bears were able to get in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL draft. A converted cornerback, Newsome transitioned to slot receiver early on in his career with the Tarheels at North Carolina. He became one of the most productive receivers in school history and a trusted target of any quarterback throwing him the ball. He's athletic, tough and versatile - playing both as a receiver and as a punt returner. We'll monitor him in super deep dynasty formats.

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  Bears | Allen Robinson extension appears unlikely    Fri Jul 9, 04:11 PM

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson has not had serious contract extension talks with the Bears in months and likely will not reach an agreement with the team before the July 15 deadline, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Footballguys view: Robinson signed his one-year, $18 million franchise tag and showed up to mandatory minicamp last month. It seems like he's going to play out that deal and then hit free agency in 2022.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen still recovering    Thu Jul 8, 10:08 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen (knee) had his right leg wrapped and did not take part in minicamp, and Mark Grote of WSCR Radio said Cohen looked 'a bit stiff' while walking around.

Footballguys view: Cohen tore his ACL in Week 3 last year and has been on the road to recovery ever since. That road does include some stiffness - even months later. We'll see how much Cohen can participate in practice when training camp opens up. When healthy, Cohen is the change-of-pace back behind starter David Montgomery. The Bears also added Damien Williams this offseason, and the former Chiefs starter would get a larger workload if Montgomery has to miss time.

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  Bears | Key role for Damien Williams?     Wed Jul 7, 10:18 PM

Chicago Bears RB Damien Williams could be a 'true backup' for RB David Montgomery, according to Sean Hammond of The Daily Herald.

Footballguys view: That's what everyone expected when Williams was signed by the Bears. He opted out of the 2020 season but was a key cog for the Chiefs offense when they won a Super Bowl in 2019. Tarik Cohen is the pass-catching back behind Montgomery, but Williams would be pressed into duty as a three-down player if Montgomery had to miss time. Keep that in mind when drafting Montgomery and in leagues where there is enough roster depth for handcuffing.

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  Bears | Allen Robinson not talking contract    Wed Jun 30, 08:53 PM

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson is not saying if there has been any progress in long-term contract talks with the Bears.

Footballguys view: Deals get done at deadlines in the NFL. The two sides have until July 15 to reach a deal, and Robinson said he is willing to play on his one-year tender. We'll see if they can come to an agreement before that time.

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  Bears | Andy Dalton let down a bit by pass-catchers    Wed Jun 30, 02:23 PM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton watched 6.6 percent of his passes get dropped as a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 2020. The drop rate was the highest in the league among quarterbacks with at least 300 pass attempts.

Footballguys view: Dalton now is trying to win the starting job with the Bears, and while they have talent at the wide receiver position it really comes down to throwing a catchable ball with proper pass placement. He's an accurate quarterback on short-to-intermediate routes but could do a better job leading his receivers when throwing further downfield. We feel Justin Fields starts ASAP as he's their quarterback of the future. We'll see if Fields can beat out Dalton in training camp for the starting job.

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  Bears | Marquise Goodwin won't miss any time    Sat Jun 26, 08:39 AM

Chicago Bears WR Marquise Goodwin will not miss any of the club's offseason programs, after failing to qualify for the long jump event at the U.S. Olympic Trials Friday, June 25, in Eugene, Oregon. He finished in 19th place out of 24 participants.

Footballguys view: Goodwin has Olympic speed and can fly down the field. The veteran is a field-stretcher is competing to make the Bears 53-man roster, likely the no.4 spot on the depth chart behind Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney and Anthony Miller.

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  Bears | Expectations high for David Montomery     Thu Jun 24, 01:28 PM

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery led the team in 2020 with 1,070 rushing yards, 1,508 yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns, but the team expects Montgomery to 'surpass' those numbers in his third season, according to a recent article in the Athletic.

Footballguys view: Montgomery should be the centerpiece of what the Bears do on offense. He's certainly capable of carrying a large workload and if/when rookie QB Justin Fields is the starter the team will need the big back to lead the way. Montgomery's usage in the passing game is the biggest question mark as Tarik Cohen is back and healthy. He caught over 50 passes last year but might be more around 30 catches this season with Cohen getting on the field as a change-of-pace back.

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  Bears | RB Montgomery Worked on Speed    Tue Jun 22, 01:55 PM

Adam Jahns, from The Athletic, reports Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery worked with a speed coach this offseason. He expects the third-year pro to surpass the numbers Montgomery posted in 2020.

Footballguys view: Montgomery is a hard-charging running back and he's disciplined as a runner. There's not a lot of wasted motion with his running style and that efficiency was on display last year as a rookie when he had over 1,500 all-purpose yards. Right now, Fantasy GMs consider Montgomery a low-end RB2 and he's going off the board at RB19 (3.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Bears | Allen Robinson open to playing on tag    Sun Jun 20, 02:09 PM

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson said he is open to playing on the one-year franchise tag this season. He said there is no news regarding a long-term contract with the Bears.

Footballguys view: The Bears had to release their best corner and starting left tackle because of cap issues this year, so even though a long term deal would give them instant cap relief, it would also probably create cap issues in upcoming years. Robinson could be playing for his third team in 2022.

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  Bears | Jaylon Johnson fully healthy    Fri Jun 18, 06:17 PM

Chicago Bears CB Jaylon Johnson said he has completely recovered from the shoulder injury that ended his 2020 season early. He did not need surgery because there was no structural damage in the shoulder.

Footballguys view: Johnson is going to be on the spot as the anchor corner in a secondary that lost Kyle Fuller this offseason. He'll see his share of number one receivers and needs the pass rush to get home to make his job easier.

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  Bears | Chicago cuts two players    Fri Jun 18, 03:44 PM

Chicago Bears OT Gunnar Vogel and DT Thomas Schaffer were waived Friday, June 18.

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  Bears | Chicago signs pair of free agents    Fri Jun 18, 12:22 PM

Free agent TE Jake Butt (Broncos) and rookie free agent OT Tyrone Wheatley Jr. on Friday, June 18, signed with the Chicago Bears.

Footballguys view: Butt was a promising prospect but never seemed to be the same after an ACL tear the year before the Broncos drafted him in the fifth round. Wheatley was once a highly recruited tight end prospect who landed at Michigan, the same school his dad excelled for before a ten-year career with the Giants and Raiders.

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  Bears | Mike Pennel joins Chicago    Thu Jun 17, 07:27 PM

Free-agent DT Mike Pennel (Chiefs) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears Thursday, June 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Pennel is a run stuffer who could be needed if whatever is going on between the team and nose tackle Eddie Goldman. Goldman skipped minicamp after opting out last year and head coach Matt Nagy seemed frustrated with the situation when he was asked about it this week.

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  Bears | Bilal Nichols misses practice    Thu Jun 17, 03:27 PM

Chicago Bears DT Bilal Nichols (toe) missed practice Thursday, June 17, because of a toe injury.

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  Bears | Justin Fields is No. 2 QB    Thu Jun 17, 12:19 PM

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields is likely to open the season as the team's No. 2 quarterback, meaning he would step in if starting QB Andy Dalton is injured, head coach Matt Nagy said. Veteran QB NIck Foles is slated to be the No. 3 QB.

Footballguys view: Fields is the no.2 quarterback for now. Let's see how he progresses through training camp but the 2021 first-round pick is the QB of the future. It's up to him how soon that future is here.

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  Bears | Teven Jenkins financials    Wed Jun 16, 04:04 PM

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears second-round pick OT Teven Jenkins (Oklahoma State) signed a four-year contract worth a reported $8.387 million - including a $3.46 million signing bonus - on Wednesday, June 16.

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  Bears | Teven Jenkins wraps up rookie deal    Wed Jun 16, 02:38 PM

Chicago Bears second-round pick OT Teven Jenkins (Oklahoma State) agreed to terms on a four-year contract Wednesday, June 16. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Bears | Allen Robinson plan to report for camp    Wed Jun 16, 01:45 PM

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson told reporters before the second day of minicamp Wednesday, June 16, that he intends to report to training camp on time.

Footballguys view: Robinson is there for the mandatory work, but he did skip voluntary OTAs earlier this offseason even though he signed his $18 million franchise tag. He's the best receiver on the team and hopefully gets better quarterback play this year from either Andy Dalton or rookie first-round pick Justin Fields.

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  Bears | Five players trying out    Tue Jun 15, 08:39 PM

Free-agent CB E.J. Gaines (Bills), TE Jake Butt (Broncos) and DT Mike Pennel (Chiefs) are participating in the Chicago Bears minicamp this week on a tryout basis. Undrafted free-agent TE Sal Cannella (Auburn) and OT Tyrone Wheatley Jr. (Stony Brook) are also trying out for the team.

Footballguys view: Butt was a talented tight end coming out of Michigan years ago but injuries have held him back as a pro. If healthy, Butt can give you plenty of value as a "Y" tight end and reserve player for the Bears. We'll see if he can make the team after this tryout.

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  Bears | Robert Quinn sits out    Tue Jun 15, 08:00 PM

Chicago Bears LB Robert Quinn (back) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 15, because of a lower back issue.

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  Bears | Andy Dalton locked into starting role?    Tue Jun 15, 04:34 PM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton will be the Week 1 starter and there is no possible scenario that Justin Fields can change that, according to comments made by head coach Matt Nagy during an interview on Cris Collinsworth's podcast recently.'Andy Dalton is our starter. Justin is our No. 2 and we are going to stick with this plan. You just got to trust the plan,' Nagy said.

Footballguys view: That sounds like a pretty lousy plan. Nagy is on the hot seat and needs to win a lot of games this year to keep his job. That means he should lean towards the "safe" call of Dalton being the starter. However, if Fields is better in training camp they should go with the rookie. Stay tuned.

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  Bears | Chicago works out linebacker    Mon Jun 14, 06:22 PM

Free-agent LB Brandon M. Marshall (Raiders) worked out for the Chicago Bears Monday, June 14, according to a source.

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  Bears | Allen Robinson to take part in minicamp    Mon Jun 14, 04:03 PM

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson plans to participate in the mandatory minicamp this week, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The work is mandatory, so it's not a surprise Robinson would show up. Robinson didn't report to OTAs the past two weeks despite signing his $18 million franchise tag. The veteran receiver will greatly help rookie QB Justin Fields in an effort for the first-round pick to win the starting job over Andy Dalton.

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  Bears | Chicago moves on from Darion Clark    Sun Jun 13, 10:29 PM

Chicago Bears TE Darion Clark was waived Sunday, June 13.

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  Bears | Justin Fields signs rookie deal    Thu Jun 10, 11:15 AM

Chicago Bears first-round pick QB Justin Fields signed his four-year, $18,871,952 contract that includes a $11,085,056 signing bonus Thursday, June 10. The deal includes a fifth-year option.

Footballguys view: Fields is smart, athletic and can make all the throws required in the NFL. He reads the full field and generally stays safe with the ball as a passer. Fields needs to speed up his mechanics as a passer in order to play up to his potential as a pro. He is hopefully the franchise quarterback the Bears have searched far and wide for. Fields will compete with Andy Dalton in training camp for the starting job in 2021.

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  Bears | Anthony Miller dinged up    Wed Jun 9, 11:05 PM

Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller (undisclosed) missed practice with a minor injury Wednesday, June 9, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

Footballguys view: It's a minor injury, so it sounds like nothing to worry about here with Miller. We'll see what kind of chemistry he can build with rookie QB Justin Fields or veteran QB Andy Dalton for the 2021 season. There was some buzz earlier this offseason that Miller could be moved via trade but that never came to fruition. The fourth-year slot receiver is in the final year of his rookie contract.

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  Bears | Nick Foles third in the pecking order    Wed Jun 2, 09:42 PM

Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles will be the No. 3 quarterback behind QB Andy Dalton and QB Justin Fields, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Fields was the 2021 first-round pick and the Bears are hoping he can be the franchise quarterback they've been looking for. He will compete with Dalton, who the team brought in via free agency, to be the starter this season. Foles is there to hold a clipboard and has a cap hit of $10.6 million...with $7.6 million in dead money.

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  Bears | Chicago gets five late picks under contract    Wed Jun 2, 04:14 PM

Chicago Bears fifth-round pick OT Larry Borom (Missouri), sixth-round RB Khalil Herbert (Virginia Tech), sixth-round WR Dazz Newsome (North Carolina), sixth-round CB Thomas Graham Jr. (Oregon) and seventh-round DT Khyiris Tonga (Brigham Young) signed four-year contracts Wednesday, June 2. Financial terms of the deals were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Khalil Herbert is one of our favorite backs from this class. Landing with the Bears isn't great as they have David Montgomery as their lead back, but we still appreciate Herbert in dynasty formats. He's a three-down player with an intent style to chew up yards consistently. If he ever gets a shot, Herbert could thrive with a larger role.

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  Bears | Dazz Newsome injury update    Wed Jun 2, 02:50 PM

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears sixth-round pick WR Dazz Newsome (shoulder) suffered a broken collarbone in practice Tuesday, June 1.

Footballguys view: Newsome is a slot receiver with speed to burn. He's tough after the catch and does a good job snaring contested catches (PFF notes Newsome had 11 catches out of 16 contested catch attempts over the last two years). We like monitoring him in dynasty formats because of his speed and quickness from the slot. Imaging tests revealed a clean break, so the expectation is Newsome will need eight weeks to rest and rehab.

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  Bears | Dazz Newsome out indefinitely    Wed Jun 2, 02:32 PM

Chicago Bears sixth-round pick WR Dazz Newsome (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in practice Tuesday, June 1, and will be out for 'some time,' according to head coach Matt Nagy.

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  Bears | Morgan Moses to visit Bears    Tue Jun 1, 09:42 AM

Free-agent OT Morgan Moses (Football Team) will visit the Chicago Bears Tuesday, June 1.

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  Bears | Chicago interested in Bashaud Breeland    Tue May 25, 08:53 PM

Free-agent CB Bashaud Breeland (Chiefs) is drawing interest from the Chicago Bears, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune Tuesday, May 25.

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  Bears | Adam Redmond headed to Chicago    Wed May 19, 01:21 PM

Free-agent OL Adam Redmond (Cowboys) signed an undisclosed contract with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday, May 19. OL William Cervenka was waived to make room for him on the roster.

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  Bears | Austin Calitro catches on with Chicago    Mon May 17, 09:53 PM

Free-agent LB Austin Calitro (Broncos) signed an undisclosed contract with the Chicago Bears on Monday, May 17. WR Reggie Davis was released to clear a spot on the roster for him.

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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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