NFL issues fines for penalties during Bears’ games vs. Lions, Giants

The Bears visited the Lions in their opener, then hosted the Giants in Week 2. | Getty Fines are normally enforced by the end of the following week, but the NFL was backed up on disciplinary issues from the opening weekend. There were a handful of altercations in the Bears’ opener against the Lions and […]

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Falcons place CB A.J. Terrell on reserve/COVID list after testing positive

Annie Costabile The positive test is a concern with the Bears playing in Atlanta on Sunday, but no other Falcons are known to have tested positive. There’s no indication yet that it will impact the Bears’ game at the Falcons on Sunday, but Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell tested positive for coronavirus Saturday and was placed […]

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With no fans, Bears feeling at home on the road

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw three touchdowns passes in the fourth quarter to lead the Bears to a 27-23 victory over the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit on Sept. 13. | Leon Halip/Getty The Bears travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, but without the fear of a deafening […]

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How the coronavirus helped Matt Nagy ‘appreciate the preseason’

Matt Nagy coaches the Bears against the Giants on Sunday. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The coronavirus lockdown has made us all wistful for things we once considered drudgery: riding shoulder-to-shoulder on the ‘L,’ waiting in line for airport security and, in the case of Matt Nagy, playing preseason games. The coronavirus lockdown has […]

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Are the Bears any better at TE than they were last season? Not yet

Kmet, the No. 43 overall pick and first tight end chosen, has played 32% of the Bears’ snaps so far. | AP Photos Jimmy Graham, Cole Kmet, Demetrius Harris and J.P. Holtz haven’t dispelled the concerns that hovered over them heading into this season. And, so far, that group has totaled just 55 yards. For […]

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Bears’ Matt Nagy, Falcons’ Dan Quinn both struggling with their specialties

Nagy is 22-12 as Bears head coach despite his offense ranking 20th in points during his tenure. | AP Photos The offensive-minded Nagy has a sputtering offense, and defensive guru Quinn can’t stop anybody. Both are coaching for their job this season. When the Bears and Falcons meet Sunday in Atlanta, it’ll be a clash […]

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’85 Bear Dennis McKinnon: WR Allen Robinson isn’t great, but Bears must pay up

McKinnon was one of the Bears’ best offensive weapons in their 1985 championship season. | CST McKinnon, who was named one of the top 100 Bears of all-time last year, doesn’t think Robinson is “a game changer.” But he says the Bears need to meet his asking price or trade him. Former Bears wide receiver […]

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Glenn Close will play Roy Cohn in ‘Angels in America’ reading

Nobody can say she bears a Close resemblance. Glenn Close, the Tony Award winner and seven-time Oscar nominee, will play powerful New York lawyer Roy Cohn in a charity reading of scenes from the play “Angels in America.” For contrast, Al Pacino won an Emmy for playing Cohn in HBO’s “Angels” miniseries in 2003. The […]

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Bears strike 1st sports gambling partnership

The Bears have entered a sponsorship agreement with PointsBet sportsbook. | Kamil Krzaczynski/AP There is no indication that PointsBet is looking to partner with the Bears on a sportsbook, like the Cubs are exploring. As legal sports gambling becomes increasingly intertwined with professional sports, the Bears on Friday named PointsBet their first betting sponsor. The […]

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Halas Intrigue Episode 121: Bears vs. Falcons predictions

The Bears defense will be challenged by the Falcons on Sunday. | Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Our experts preview Sunday’s game and make their picks. Patrick Finley, Jason Lieser and Mark Potash break down the keys to Sunday’s Bears-Falcons game and then make their predictions. New episodes of “Halas Intrigue” will be published regularly with accompanying stories […]

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Eying TDs, Bears’ Eddie Jackson ‘won’t just settle’ for an interception

Bears safety Eddie Jackson intercepts a pass Sunday, only for a penalty to nullify the call. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images “There’s 100 guys that get interceptions around the league,” Jackson said, “but there are very few scoring a touchdown when they get the ball.” Before Eddie Jackson offered to help his teammate up, he told […]

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Breonna Taylor update: Bears react to ‘crazy’ decision on charges against Louisville police

David Montgomery, the Bears’ starting running back, has been vocal amid the team’s conversations about racial injustice. | For the Sun-Times Bears running backs David Montgomery and Cordarrelle Patterson delivered raw statements on what they saw as a total lack of justice for Taylor after her death at the hands of police officers. The ongoing […]

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Source: Bears sign DT Daniel McCullers after injury to DT John Jenkins

Jenkins played 40% of the snaps in the Bears’ win over the Giants. | Getty The Bears plucked the veteran McCullers from the Steelers’ practice squad and signed him Thursday morning. The Bears signed seven-year veteran defensive tackle Daniel McCullers from the Steelers’ practice squad Thursday, a source said, and will have him available Sunday […]

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Bears predictions: Week 3 vs. Falcons

The Falcons score against the Bears during their 2017 matchup. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ game Sunday in Atlanta: The Sun-Times’ experts offer their picks for the Bears’ game Sunday in Atlanta: RICK MORRISSEY Bears 24-23 Let me just say I have no confidence in […]

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Gale Sayers, ‘Kansas Comet’ and Bears legend, dies at 77

Bears legend Gale Sayers died Wednesday at age 77. | CST Though other great running backs were more prolific — Jim Brown before him and Walter Payton after him, among others — there rarely if ever has been a weapon as dangerous from anywhere on a football field as Sayers. Former Bears running back Gale Sayers, […]

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Bears RB Tarik Cohen ‘left money on the plate’ in push for Allen Robinson’s extension

Cohen averaged 7 yards per touch in the Bears’ first two games. | AP Photos The Bears secured Cohen through 2023 and avoided letting him leave in free agency. Will they do the same for Robinson? Tarik Cohen should — and probably did — get every dime he can out of the Bears, but Allen […]

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Bears’ Danny Trevathan sees playing time plummet

Danny Trevathan celebrates the Bears’ win in Detroit. | Rey Del Rio/Getty Images Sunday against the Giants, Trevathan played less than half the Bears’ snaps – 48 percent. The Bears drastically reduced inside linebacker Danny Trevathan’s playing time Sunday, one week after he appeared a step slow and almost gave up the game-winning touchdown. Trevathan […]

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Instead of a giant leap, Mitch Trubisky still takes a small step

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky completed 18-of-28 passes for 190 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for a 78.0 passer rating — and rushed four times for 16 yards — in a 17-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday at Soldier Field. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The Bears hot-and-cold quarterback was inconsistent in the 17-13 victory over […]

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Bears need more from top 2 receivers

Bears receiver Anthony Miller drops a touchdown pass Sunday. | Kamil Krzaczynski/AP In Week 1, Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller looked like the team’s two brightest offensive stars. Sunday, though, they were notable for their mistakes. It’s a play Allen Robinson usually makes. On third-and-4 from the Bears’ 44 with about 12 minutes to play […]

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More young bears, less food send them to Juneau’s garbage

A larger than normal number of young bears and dwindling natural food supply for them are forcing the animals to head for Juneau’s garbage with unusual frequency, a wildlife official said. A poor berry crop and lackluster salmon runs this year mean more bears are looking for food among the city’s trash, KTOO Public Media […]

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