Category Archives: Transactions

Bears address biggest need with Meriweather

September 4th, 2011 - 12:45 pm

The Bears agreed to terms on a one-year contract with former New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather on Sunday. Meriweather, drafted 24th overall in the 2007 draft, has already made two Pro Bowls and has 12 career interceptions in 64 …

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Bears make final roster cuts

September 3rd, 2011 - 6:40 pm

The Bears on Saturday made their final roster cuts to get to the 53-man roster limit, according to the team’s website. Among those final cuts included running back Chester Taylor, as expected, tight end Desmond Clark and defensive tackle Marcus …

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Kreutz’s act will be impossible to follow

July 31st, 2011 - 4:41 pm

The Bears gave veteran center Olin Kreutz one final offer Saturday night of one year for $4 million. The deal reportedly was $500,000 less than what Kreutz was seeking and the two sides refused to split the difference. The Bears’ …

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Bears sign former Cowboys RB Marion Barber

July 30th, 2011 - 8:17 pm

According to multiple sources, the Bears have reached a two-year agreement with former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber. Barber, known for his aggressive running style and the punishment he delivers to defenders, was released by the Cowboys in a …

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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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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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Rookies Paea, Conte agree to contracts

July 29th, 2011 - 9:07 am

The Bears on Friday announced the signings of defensive tackle Stephen Paea and safety Chris Conte. Paea was drafted in the second round out of Oregon State and Conte was a third-round pick from California. Offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, selected …

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