Category Archives: Transactions

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.

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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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Bears add Gilbert, Iglesias to the mix

June 11th, 2009 - 7:48 am

The Bears continued their recent tradition of becoming one of the first teams — and in this case, the first team in the league to get all of their draft picks signed as they agreed to terms Wednesday with third-round …

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Bears sign seven of nine draft picks

May 29th, 2009 - 5:06 pm

The Bears certainly had a busy Friday afternoon. In addition to extending defensive lineman Israel Idonije’s contract by two years, and signing free agent linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa to a one-year deal, the Bears agreed to terms with seven of their …

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Bears sign LB Tinoisamoa to one-year deal

May 29th, 2009 - 5:01 pm

The Bears strengthened the linebacker position by agreeing to a one-year deal with free agent Pisa Tinoisamoa on Friday. Tinoisamoa led the Rams in tackling in four of his first six seasons in the league and will likely become the …

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Bears extend Idonije two years

May 29th, 2009 - 11:13 am

The Bears on Friday agreed to a two-year contract extension with defensive lineman Israel Idonije, which will expire at the conclusion of the 2011 season. The Bears have said they wanted to get a deal done with Idonije while exploring …

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Bears add tight end Gaines

May 11th, 2009 - 5:16 pm

The Bears agreed to a 1-year deal with free agent tight end Michael Gaines on Monday. Gaines played three years with Carolina, and one each with Buffalo and Detroit. He’s started 41 games in his career and has appeared in …

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