Category Archives: Free Agency

Bears dipping into the fountain of unfulfilled potential

July 30th, 2011 - 7:56 pm

If the sign of a great football team was how many former first-round draft picks a team could accumulate, the Bears would be having one of the best offseasons of any team in the league. But as the old saying …

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Bears take chance on DE Gholston

July 29th, 2011 - 11:57 pm

The Bears on Friday signed defensive end Vernon Gholston to a one-year contract. Gholston, drafted sixth overall in the 2008 NFL draft, has been called by some one of the biggest draft busts in league history after failing to record …

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WR Sam Hurd a great, under-the-radar addition

July 29th, 2011 - 6:11 pm

The Bears agreed to terms with a pair of former Dallas Cowboys receivers, one of whom is prominent and one is less notable. The one that’s flying under the radar ought to make a big impact for the Bears. Sam …

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Bears retain DT Adams, LB Roach, QB Hanie

July 29th, 2011 - 5:56 pm

The Bears on Friday retained a handful of veteran free agents including defensive tackle Anthony Adams, linebacker Nick Roach, and quarterback Caleb Hanie. Adams and Roach each agreed to two-year deals, maintaining stability at defensive tackle and linebacker, respectively. Adams …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.29.11)

July 29th, 2011 - 5:44 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 29, 2011, including the signing of first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi, additions to the wide receiving corps, and a report from training camp including the arrival of running back Matt …

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Bears agree to terms with WR Roy Williams

July 29th, 2011 - 9:21 am

Former Cowboys and Lions wide receiver Roy Williams has agreed to terms with the Bears, according to multiple sources. Teams can’t officially sign players until 5 p.m. Central. Williams, known for his emphatic first down gestures as a member of …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.28.11)

July 28th, 2011 - 5:39 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 28, 2011, including three transactions in one day at the tight end position, the Bears’ pursuit of wide receiver Roy Williams, and the 49ers’ pursuit of Olin Kreutz. Bears release …

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Bears sign TE Matt Spaeth

July 28th, 2011 - 12:11 pm

The Bears agreed to terms with tight end Matt Spaeth on Thursday. Spaeth, who spent the past four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is a blocking tight end who fits the mold of what Mike Martz is looking for from …

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Bears agree to terms with P Podlesh

July 28th, 2011 - 8:17 am

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bears have agreed to a 5-year deal with punter Adam Podlesh. Podlesh has spent his first four years in the league with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Podlesh finished fourth in the league in 2010 with …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.27.11)

July 27th, 2011 - 5:45 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 27, 2011, including the signing of two Bears draft picks, Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin rumors, and Matt Forte’s prospects of landing a long-term extension. Harris happy to talk …

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