| Dec 27, 2014
Information for this report was obtained from NFL scouts.
Xavier Rhodes is in his second season after the Vikings drafted him 25th overall in 2013. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound cornerback set a franchise rookie record with 23 passes defended a year ago and...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:09 PM
The Bears offense is preparing for Thursday night's game against the Cowboys with an eye on a defender they know well, three-technique tackle Henry Melton.
Melton, who made the Pro Bowl as a Bear in 2012, leads the Cowboys with five sacks despite...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:24 PM
The Bears held a practice Monday morning at Halas Hall and insisted afterward that they’re still laser-focused on their next game, a low-stakes affair with the Saints that will come Dec. 15 at Soldier Field.
That game matters, players insisted,...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The Bears' beleaguered defense surrendered 31 points in Monday night's loss to the Saints, a disappointing total by just about any standard. However, coach Marc Trestman indicated he was relatively pleased by their performance, at least compared to an...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:49 PM
Mike Shanahan wants to be a head coach again, and the Bears' vacancy happens to come equipped with a certain maligned quarterback he once helped elevate to a Pro Bowl appearance.
The Bears shouldn't disproportionately account for Jay Cutler during the...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:01 PM
With Ryan Pace officially hired Thursday as the Bears' new general manager, his first order of business will be accelerating the team's search for a new head coach.
Then Pace and his hand-picked coach will have to begin digging into their analysis of...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:02 PM
April 2, 2009: The Bears acquire Jay Cutler in a trade with the Broncos, sending quarterback Kyle Orton, two first-round draft picks and a third-rounder for him.
Nov. 12, 2009: In a bumpy first season in Chicago, Cutler's worst game is a five-...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:15 AM
Why hasn't there been any discussion of Josh McDaniels (from the Patriots) as the next head coach? Is there a better mentor than Bill Belichik? – Geoffrey, Chicago, from email
McDaniels’ name seems to be getting hot again after his rough time...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:44 PM
The ball had just spiraled into Alshon Jeffery's hands when ESPN color analyst Jon Gruden let out a stream of consciousness that summarized an entire night.
"You've got to be kidding me," Gruden bellowed, still trying to process the circus catch...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 7:30 PM
DETROIT — The Bears emerged from their week off in early November with an explicit desire to achieve a better balance between the run and pass. The opposite occurred in their 34-17 loss to the Lions.
The Bears had a franchise-low eight rushes...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:31 AM
It was open season Monday night on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
It is hard to remember the last time ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” crew went after a player harder and with such intensity. Then again, Cutler gave them plenty of...