Category Archives: Transactions

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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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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