Category Archives: Transactions

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

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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Bears took their time, got it right with Martz

February 2nd, 2010 - 8:46 am

About the only thing puzzling about the Bears’ decision to hire Mike Martz as their new offensive coordinator was the length of time it took to make it official. Surely, Martz was head coach Lovie Smith’s first choice for more [...]

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Bears give Cutler 2-year extension

October 21st, 2009 - 7:26 am

Jay Cutler has shown enough promise with his new team that the Bears rewarded him with a two-year contract extension to keep him in Chicago through the 2013 season. Through five games this year, Cutler is ranked No. 16 in [...]

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Gaines Swap: TE Gaines released to make room for DE Adams

October 17th, 2009 - 3:41 pm

Tight end Michael Gaines was released Saturday to make room for defensive end Gaines Adams, who was acquired via trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. Gaines was the fourth tight end on the roster and was never used.

Bears acquire DE Gaines Adams from Buccaneers

October 17th, 2009 - 7:40 am

The Chicago Bears made a move before the NFL’s Tuesday trade deadline and it was not for disgruntled wide receiver Terrell Owens, as was the unsubstantiated speculation this past week. The Bears instead bolstered their defensive line by acquiring defensive [...]

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Roundup: Addition of McClover a curious one

August 26th, 2009 - 7:44 am

The Bears signed linebacker Darrell McClover to a one-year contract Tuesday. McClover spent three seasons with the Bears from 2006 to ’08. He was a solid special teams contributer and blocked a punt in Carolina last year that Brandon Lloyd [...]

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