Category Archives: Transactions

Bears trade Olsen to Panthers for 2012 third-round pick

July 28th, 2011 - 5:49 pm

The Bears on Thursday have agreed to deal tight end Greg Olsen to the Carolina Panthers for a third-round draft pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The trade is the third tight end transaction for the Bears in one day, …

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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 19 undrafted rookie free agents

July 26th, 2011 - 4:22 pm

The Bears on Tuesday announced the signing of 19 undrafted free agents. Here is the complete list: Kyle Adams, TE – Purdue Tressor Baptiste, LB – Texas A&M-Kingsville J.C. Brignone, C – Mississippi State Antareis Bryan, CB – Baylor Corbin …

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Bears do veteran housecleaning by parting ways with Harris, Hillenmeyer and Shaffer

February 28th, 2011 - 5:31 pm

The Bears on Monday parted ways with veterans Tommie Harris, Hunter Hillenmeyer and Kevin Shaffer as the three were released in what amounted to housecleaning by the organization. None of the moves came by surprise, particularly the release of Harris …

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Bears extend Lovie Smith’s contract, make the right decision

February 25th, 2011 - 9:00 am

The Bears on Friday announced that the team has reached a two-year contract extension with head coach Lovie Smith that will keep him under contract with the Bears through the 2013 season. I wrote an entry a few weeks ago …

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List of Bears, all NFL team cuts

September 5th, 2010 - 9:48 am

NFL teams made their final cutdowns on Saturday to trim their rosters to the 53-player limit. Among those notable Bears that were let go are former third-round picks Jarron Gilbert and Juaquin Iglesias as well as former fourth-round pick Josh …

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Bears add quarterback Collins

August 23rd, 2010 - 10:49 am

The Bears announced on Monday that they have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran backup quarterback Todd Collins. They will announce a roster move to make room for him later in the day. Read more here

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Harris acquisition the Bears’ second-best of the off-season

April 27th, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Say what you want about Chester Taylor and how good a complementary back he’s been throughout his career. Talk about the addition of rookie free safety Major Wright and how he’ll compete for the starting job.  While both players have …

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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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