Category Archives: Transactions

The Bears Beat (05.02.13): Bears agree to deals with rookies Greene, Wilson

May 2nd, 2013 - 6:00 pm

The Bears continued their aggression to get their rookies signed by agreeing to deals with linebacker Khaseem Greene and receiver Marquess Wilson. As of 3 p.m. Thursday, the four picks the Bears agreed to deals with (Greene and Wilson plus …

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Bears hire Marc Trestman to be next head coach

January 16th, 2013 - 8:39 am

The Bears broke news overnight when they agreed to terms with Marc Trestman to be the team’s 14th head coach in franchise history. Early indications are that the Bears went an unconventional, yet strategically smart route in hiring their guy. …

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Bowman’s return, if only minimally, offers an upgrade

October 18th, 2012 - 9:02 am

The Bears released former first round offensive tackle Chris Williams this week and in his place they signed cornerback Zack Bowman, who was with the team for four seasons. As trivial as the addition seems, it still remains an upgrade …

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2012 Chicago Bears final roster

September 1st, 2012 - 11:06 am

The Bears, like all NFL teams, made final cuts Friday night to get down to the 53-man roster limit. The word “final” is such a fluid term as teams will continue to shape their rosters before the start of the …

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2012 NFL final roster cuts

September 1st, 2012 - 10:15 am

A look at the final roster cuts from around the NFL. Arizona Cardinals roster cuts CB Crezdon Butler, LB Anthony Coleman, DB Blake Gideon, LB Clark Haggans, OL Russ Hochstein, DT Ricky Lumpkin, LB Colin Parker, CB Larry Parker, WR …

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Forte extension a reasonable compromise by both sides

July 16th, 2012 - 5:54 pm

When you examine the possibility that the tension between Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears front office over a long-term contract extension could have erupted into a heavyweight fight complete with haymakers, the four-year, $32-million deal the two sides agreed …

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Bears, Cutler get their No. 1 receiver

March 13th, 2012 - 3:17 pm

The Bears made headlines as the 2012 free agency period kicked off, but it was not via the market. FOX’s Jay Glazer reported via Twitter that the Bears have acquired Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall for two third-round draft picks. …

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The Bears Beat (12.20.11): McCown reportedly will start against Packers

December 20th, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Backup quarterback Josh McCown reportedly will start ahead of Caleb Hanie when the Bears face the Packers on Christmas Day. The team has placed wide receiver Johnny Knox and safety Chris Conte on injured reserve. The Bears have signed wide …

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The Bears Beat (11.22.11): Broncos cut Orton; Orton to return to Bears?

November 22nd, 2011 - 5:50 pm

The Denver Broncos cut quarterback Kyle Orton on Tuesday leaving speculation that he could return to the Bears to fill in for injured Jay Cutler if he can clear waivers. Cutler will undergo surgery on Wednesday and the Bears signed …

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Bears release Chris Harris

October 27th, 2011 - 8:58 am

As first reported by Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears have released veteran safety Chris Harris Thursday morning. Harris was on his way out the door following a poor performance against the Detroit Lions, after which he …

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