Latest Matt Nagy News

Bears place punt returner Harris on injured reserve

Nov. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed punt returner Dwayne Harris on injured reserve Thursday because of a triceps injury. Harris, signed to the practice squad late last month, has appeared in three games, averaging 8.1 yards on 10 punt returns. He was injured in Chicago's loss to Minnesota on...

Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims (83) talks with head coach Matt Nagy after being flagged for unnecessary roughness in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Wims was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bears seek answers for offense as they stumble into bye

Nov. 19, 2020 4:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears switched quarterbacks early in the season and changed who calls plays last week, all in an effort to spark the one of the NFL's worst offenses. So far, nothing's worked. They can't pass, can't run, can't block. Above all else, they're not getting the touchdowns they need...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles is hit by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (95) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Chicago. Foles was injured on the play and left the game on a cart. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bears QB Nick Foles could be available despite hip injury

Nov. 17, 2020 6:38 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy on Tuesday indicated a desire to keep his offense’s play-calling in the hands of coordinator Bill Lazor even after their lowest yardage output in almost three years during a 19-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Now he just needs to determine who...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cousins, Vikings overcome Patterson return, beat Bears 19-13

Nov. 17, 2020 12:52 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kirk Cousins will take a victory any day of the week. That he finally got one on a Monday night didn't seem to matter. Cousins threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, and the Minnesota Vikings overcame a 104-yard kickoff return by Chicago’s Cordarrelle Patterson to beat the Bears...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) laterals to running back Artavis Pierce (46) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bears hampered by same offensive issues in loss to Vikings

Nov. 17, 2020 12:50 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears changed play-callers, and nothing changed. With offensive coordinator Bill Lazor calling the shots for the first time all season, the Bears managed just 149 yards and failed to score an offensive touchdown in a 19-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Coach Matt...

Minnesota Vikings' Kirk Cousins passes during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Vikings-Bears game stirs college memories for Cousins, Foles

Nov. 15, 2020 11:55 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kirk Cousins remembers signing to play for Michigan State, then finding out a few weeks later some prospect from football-obsessed Texas was joining the Spartans as part of Mark Dantonio's first recruiting class. It wasn't a good feeling. Nick Foles set all sorts of records previously held...

Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims (83) talks with head coach Matt Nagy after being flagged for unnecessary roughness in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Wims was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bears' Nagy hands play calls to offensive coordinator Lazor

Nov. 13, 2020 7:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy is handing off play-calling duties, after all. Nagy said Friday he's giving that job to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor in an effort to lift an offense that ranks among the NFL's worst. Nagy announced the decision after practice, saying it was a difficult and...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) gets instruction from quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton during an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. The most recognizable trend in hiring NFL head coaches has been to target young, innovative offensive teachers with a track record of developing quarterbacks. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

Few minorities get chance at NFL stepping-stone QB coach job

Nov. 13, 2020 6:33 PM EST

The scouting report on Justin Herbert when he entered the draft out of Oregon was he had the tools to succeed as an NFL quarterback but would need some time to become more refined with the intricacies of the position. Thrust into the starting role far earlier than expected because of an injury to Los Angeles...

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) catches a pass as he is defended by Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler (21) in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Fading Bears look to stop skid against resurgent Vikings

Nov. 13, 2020 5:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears are piling up losses, looking more like a team fading from contention in the NFC North than one poised to make a run at the division. Despite the recent defeats, they insist they are not a beaten team. The Bears get a chance to prove it in primetime and stop a three-game...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

For Foles, Bears' game against Vikings spurs super memories

Nov. 12, 2020 7:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Foles remembered the stadium rocking to Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares” as the Eagles prepared to host the Minnesota Vikings in the 2018 NFC championship game. It's something he'll never forget. “It’ll always be a special moment...