Latest Chicago Bears News

Bears sign 3 of 5 draft picks, including 4th-rounder Ridley

May. 13, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed three of their five draft picks, agreeing to four-year deals with fourth-rounder Riley Ridley and seventh-rounders Kerrith Whyte Jr. and Stephen Denmark. Ridley, a receiver, caught 44 passes for 570 yards and nine touchdowns for Georgia last season. He...

CB Howard agrees to $76.5 million, 5-year deal with Dolphins

May. 9, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Cornerback Xavien Howard will be a cornerstone in the Miami Dolphins' rebuilding effort. Howard agreed to terms on a $76.5 million, five-year extension, the most lucrative deal ever for an NFL cornerback. The contract includes $46 million guaranteed, and signals that new coach Brian...

Bears acquire kicker Eddy Pineiro from Raiders

May. 7, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have acquired Eddy Pineiro from Oakland, adding another kicker to the mix to replace Cody Parkey. The Bears sent a conditional seventh-round pick in 2021 to the Raiders in the deal announced Tuesday. Oakland gets the pick if Pineiro is on Chicago's active roster...

Bears kicking tryout at rookie camp gets off to slow start

May. 3, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Eight kickers walked onto the practice field at the end of Friday's rookie camp session as the Chicago Bears began trying to solve their greatest problem through a mass offseason kicking competition. Coach Matt Nagy lined the 70 rookies at the weekend camp along the 50-yard line...

Chicago Bears exercise 5th-year option on LB Leonard Floyd

May. 1, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears exercised their fifth-year option on linebacker Leonard Floyd on Wednesday, locking him up through the 2020 season. The move was expected after Floyd played in all 16 regular-season games last season and recorded four sacks, a 19-yard interception return for a...

Bears find offensive help with only 5 picks in NFL draft

Apr. 27, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — In an abbreviated draft for the Chicago Bears, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky appears to be the big winner. He'll have three more potential offensive options. Bears general manager Ryan Pace had only five picks because of the trade for linebacker Khalil Mack last year. He used three...

Bears select Georgia's Riley Ridley in Round 4 of draft

Apr. 27, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears added to a crowded wide receiver group in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday by selecting Georgia wide receiver Riley Ridley with the 126th pick. Ridley, who is 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, caught 44 passes for 590 yards and nine touchdowns last season and had 70...

Bears trade up with Patriots, take RB Montgomery in 3rd

Apr. 27, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — David Montgomery used to draw inspiration watching highlights of Walter Payton on his grandfather's VCR, so consider this a moment of sweetness. The Chicago Bears addressed one of their biggest needs with their first pick in the draft, trading up with the New England Patriots to...

Bears could look to fill hole at RB in third round

Apr. 26, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace insisted this week he is no fan of smokescreens. Now, it's time to find out if he was putting one up. The Bears figure to have a chance to add a top running back and core player to a team that won the NFC North in coach Matt Nagy's first...

Bigtime Big 12 turnover with 4 new head coaches this spring

Apr. 24, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

Never before has the Big 12 had such a big turnover in head football coaches. Not even when the conference had more teams. Four of the 10 Big 12 teams went through spring drills with new coaches. They still have more time to get acclimated before the league's 24th season opens in just over four months. The two...