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Bears Talk Podcast: Is there friction between John Fox and Vic Fangio?

In the latest Bears Talk Podcast, Jim Miller joins Pat Boyle to discuss the friction between John Fox and Vic Fangio. And are there changes in store for the Bears coordinators?
Via CSN Chicago
1 hour ago

Matt Barkley faces Lions in his first road start for Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears quarterback Matt Barkley likened his return to playing football regularly with riding a bicycle. The ground beneath Barkley's tires becomes much rougher when he makes his first NFL road start Sunday at Detroit against the first-place Lions (8-4). ''It kind of was like riding a bike just to be honest,'' Barkley said about replacing injured Jay...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley on preparing to play in Detroit

Bears quarterback Matt Barkley talks about the upcoming game in Detroit.
Via CSN Chicago
7 hours ago

Audibles From the Long Snapper: Salaam’s Passing, Fangio Rumors & More

You know you wanted it! You know you missed it! Here it comes! The return of Audibles! A Salaam Story On April 22nd 1995, the day Rashaan Salaam was drafted by the Chicago Bears, I was playing Little League baseball in Kearny, New Jersey. For younger readers, the draft did not used to be a prime time affair. It was a two-day, all weekend long, NFL fanatic binge experience the likes...
Via Da Bears Blog
20 hours ago

Bears Roster Moves: Week 14

A win in week 13 hasn’t stopped the Bears from trying to improve their roster for the rest of the season. The Bears have been busy this week, like most, trying to improve the bottom of their roster. Below is a breakdown of the Bears roster moves this week. Bears sign CB Johnthan Banks Tampa […] Bears Roster Moves: Week 14 - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears...
Via Bears Goggles On
1 day ago

Bears Takeaways: Week 13

Despite blizzard-like conditions, the Bears offense “exploded” for a season-high 26 points in a relatively easy victory over the 49ers, one of only two teams in the league with a worse record than the Bears going into week 13. Unfortunately, it probably knocked the Bears out of the running for the 2nd overall pick, but […] Bears Takeaways: Week 13 - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles...
Via Bears Goggles On
1 day ago

Fangio says he plans to return for 3rd year running Bears' D

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Vic Fangio says he intends to return for a third year as Chicago Bears defensive coordinator. Fangio denied a report saying he might be out after the season because of philosophical differences with coach John Fox. Fangio said he wants to return next season. Asked if he expects to remain Chicago's defensive coordinator beyond this year, he said, ''I do.'...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Intentional Grounding, Episode 70: Week 14 Bears, NFL Preview

Mark Carman sits in for Adam Hoge with Adam Jahns. They discuss the beginning of the Matt Barkley era and whether Barkley could be the starting quarterback next year. Are the Bears actually starting to build a foundation with Jordan Howard and Leonard Floyd? The futures of both Jay Cutler and John Fox are debated as well as how the Bears could benefit from their late season schedule...
Via WGN Radio
1 day ago

Report: John Fox will be back with Bears in 2017

The Chicago Bears have not been a good team since they brought in John Fox as head coach prior to the 2015 season, but it sounds like the organization is willing to give him one more shot. Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Tribune reports that Fox is expected to remain with the Bears in 2017, despite the team’s current 3-9 record after a 6-10 season last year. Fox is expected to make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Akiem Hicks named NFC defensive player of the week

Not too many things have gone right for the Bears this season, but the emergence of defensive end Akiem Hicks is one of them. Hicks was named NFC defensive player of the week after his two-sack performance against the 49ers last week. It was his second multi-sack game of the season, after getting a pair…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Bears officially place Jay Cutler on injured reserve

The Chicago Bears have officially placed quarterback Jay Cutler on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, possibly ending his career with the team. The Bears have officially placed QB Jay Cutler on IR, per league source. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 5, 2016 This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. It was noted earlier in December that Cutler would undergo...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears gain confidence from rare win with young lineup

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Even if the Chicago Bears' future at quarterback is murky, their vision of the future at numerous other spots looks more clear. A nonfactor in the NFC North race, the Bears continue giving effort normally associated with teams in a playoff chase. Sunday's 26-6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers provided them with hope about their long-range future. It's...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Matt Barkley be the Chicago Bears’ solution at quarterback?

OK, maybe I’m overreacting. After all, quarterback Matt Barkley has only played one game for the team – his first start of his entire career actually – and it was against the Titans, a good but not necessarily elite team. He also completed less than 50% of his passes and threw two interceptions. So why is he even a consideration for the position beyond this season? The Chicago...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Bears lineman facing felony charges over child prisoner abuse

This is a depressing story, if you hadn’t figured that out from the headline. Johan Asiata played two games for the Chicago Bears back in 2010, and after knocking around the CFL and other leagues, became a prison guard. Asiata is now implicated as part of a ring of guards accused of systematic abuse of juvenile prisoners. Deadspin’s Lindsey Adler broke down the charges in a...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cutler's career with Bears 'likely over' after surgery

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox announced on Thursday that Jay Cutler will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, and there is a sense that the quarterback may have played his last game with the team. ESPN’s Adam Schefter speculates that the Bears will not bring Cutler back next season. Jay Cutler will have surgery Saturday and go on IR. Season over and Bears career likely...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevathan out for year with ruptured patellar tendon

The Chicago Bears have been bitten by the injury bug more than any team in the NFL this year, and they watched another starter go down for the season Sunday. Linebacker Danny Trevathan suffered a ruptured patellar tendon and is out for the year. John Fox confirms Danny Trevathan ruptured his patellar tendon in his right knee and will be moved to IR. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Long tweets nasty photo of his ankle injury

Kyle Long suffered an ankle injury in the Chicago Bears’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two weeks ago, and the offensive lineman will finally be going for surgery on his leg. Long, who is on injured reserve, shared this photo of his leg via Twitter Sunday. In his tweet, he also noted that he will have the surgery Monday: Getting this thing fixed tomorrow pic.twitter.com/gjG3b4xhYK...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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