Category Archives: Transactions

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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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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