Tag:Chicago Bears
Posted on: March 17, 2010 9:10 am

Manning wants new contract

The Bears added insurance at cornerback with the signing of Tim Jennings, but the future of another member of the defensive backfield remains unclear.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Danieal Manning is unlikely to attend the start of the offseason workout program on March 29 as he awaits a new contract.

Manning would earn $1.176 million for 2010 if he signs the one-year tender offer placed on him by the Bears.

The Bears would receive a third-round draft pick as compensation if any team signs Manning away with an offer sheet the Bears decline to match.

Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:54 pm
Edited on: March 5, 2010 3:14 pm

Report: Bears deal with Peppers is imminent

Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers signing with the Chicago Bears is imminent, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday, citing an unnamed source.

The paper also said the Bears will hold a news conference later Friday to announce the singing of Peppers, running back Chester Taylor and tight end Brandon Manumaleuna.

New England and Philadelphia have also made a push for Peppers, but Chicago is offering a higher annual salary, the Sun-Times said.
Posted on: January 21, 2010 12:39 pm

Bears to interview Chudzinski

The Chicago Tribune reports that Rob Chudzinski, the latest candidate to interview for the Bears' offensive coordinator position, is scheduled to interview today.

Chudzinski served as the Chargers' assistant head coach and tight ends coach last season.

He was operating on a one-year contract in San Diego and although it is believed the Chargers want him back, it is unlikely they would offer him total control of an offense as the Bears could.
Posted on: January 4, 2010 11:46 am

Bears players show love for Lovie

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that while Bears management is mum on the future of coach Lovie Smith , some of the team's players are coming out in support of their coach.

"I believe he deserves another shot," the story quoted defensive tackle Tommie Harris as saying. "Unfortunately, this business is known for throwing people under the bus."

Linebacker Lance Briggs is another Smith supporter.

"As far as I go, I hope Lovie is here."

The Bears have gone 7-9 for two straight seasons. It would cost the franchise a reported $11 million to get rid of Smith.

Posted on: December 3, 2009 11:07 am

Williams switches sides to fill in for Pace

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Bears have made adjustments to their lineup to account for injured OT Orlando Pace .

Right tackle Mike Williams will move to the left side, while tackle Kevin Shaffer will play on the right. The story noted that the Bears have always had Williams pegged for the left side, and Pace's injury provides the opportunity to act on that notion.

"He's an athlete, he's a good football player, so he'll go in there and play and work hard at it," Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner said in the article.

Pace is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Rams, as he recovers from a groin injury.

Posted on: September 16, 2009 1:23 pm

Bears pass on Brooks

According to the Tampa Tribune, Bears coach Lovie Smith says the Chicago Bears will pass on Derrick Brooks for now and will turn to the current roster to replace middle linebacker Brian Urlacher.

The Bears reportedly made contact with Brooks, an 11-time Pro Bowler cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in February.
Posted on: July 2, 2009 10:31 am

Bears could give Jay Cutler new contract

While Jay Cutler remains under contract for three more seasons, he has a $12 million roster bonus in 2012 that the Bears would probably like to avoid.

The team could make the move in October in order to take advantage of the cap room and apply money to this season, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Category: NFL
Posted on: May 27, 2009 1:50 pm

Fighting for a piece of Pisa

According to the Chicago Tribune, free-agent linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa remains very interested in joining the Bears, but wants to keep his options open. He visited the New England Patriots and made a stop in Buffalo.

If Tinoisamoa signs with the Bears, he'd likely be the starter at strong-side linebacker alongside Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs.

Tinoisamoa might fit well in New England's 3-4 scheme, and the Patriots are looking for a replacement for Mike Vrabel, who was traded to Kansas City.
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