Category Archives: Free Agency

Durant would be great complement to Urlacher, Briggs

July 27th, 2011 - 9:19 am

The Bears reportedly have their sights on Jaguars free agent linebacker Justin Durant to fill their strong-side linebacker vacancy next to Pro Bowlers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs. Durant’s rookie year notwithstanding, he’s consistently been among Jacksonville’s team leaders in [...]

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.26.11)

July 26th, 2011 - 5:32 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 26, 2011, including where former Bears receiver Devin Aromashodu could end up, the signing of 19 unrestricted rookie free agents, and whom the Bears could pursue in free agency. Bears [...]

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Bears will not re-sign punter Brad Maynard

July 25th, 2011 - 5:40 pm

As expected, the Bears have informed free agent punter Brad Maynard that they intend to move on without him and will not re-sign the 37-year-old to a new contract, according to the Chicago Tribune. Maynard spent 10 years with the [...]

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Free agent WR Smith among Bears’ interests

July 25th, 2011 - 12:38 pm

The Bears could have legitimate interest in New York Jets free agent wide receiver Brad Smith, sources say. Smith, a former quarterback at Missouri, is a versatile player with good speed who could fit Mike Martz’s downfield passing game. He [...]

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Bears make significant upgrades with three acquisitions

March 5th, 2010 - 6:42 pm

The Bears took three solid steps toward returning to playoff contention with the acquisitions of free agent defensive end Julius Peppers, running back Chester Taylor, and tight end Brandon Manumaleuna. The three pricey transactions clearly demonstrated how committed to winning [...]

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Bears strike quickly, sign TE Manumaleuna

March 5th, 2010 - 8:18 am

Just as they had done by signing Frank Omiyale in the opening hours of free agency last off-season, the Bears recognized a need and struck quickly at the start of free agency this year. The Bears agreed to terms with [...]

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Now is not the time for Bears to remain cheap

March 3rd, 2010 - 8:46 am

Free agency kicks off at 11:01 p.m. Thursday night. For an organization that values building its team through the draft but does not have a first or second round pick this year, free agency will be the Bears’ draft. Contrary [...]

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Could Bears really be pursuing Julius Peppers?

February 24th, 2010 - 8:44 am

Bears president Ted Phillips recently claimed in an interview that the Bears would not be going “hog wild” in free agency despite the inevitable uncapped year that will officially begin in March. He maintained that the Bears will stick to [...]

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Texans sign Grossman

June 12th, 2009 - 8:39 pm

The Houston Texans signed former Bears quarterback Rex Grossman on Friday. The deal is reportedly for one year and worth $620,000, according the Chicago Tribune. Grossman will compete with recently-signed Dan Orlovsky, who spent last season with the Lions, and [...]

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Bears sign LB Tinoisamoa to one-year deal

May 29th, 2009 - 5:01 pm

The Bears strengthened the linebacker position by agreeing to a one-year deal with free agent Pisa Tinoisamoa on Friday. Tinoisamoa led the Rams in tackling in four of his first six seasons in the league and will likely become the [...]

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