Player News - Bears

Date: Team: Pos:

Jordan Howard (eye) won't play in Saturday's preseason game.

Howard suffered a "minor abrasion" in Friday's walkthrough. He won't travel to Arizona, but it's a non-serious issue. Howard should return to practice next week.
Aug 18 - 7:04 PM

Bears signed ILB Kelvin Sheppard, formerly of the Giants.

Sheppard, 29, worked out for the Dolphins this week after they lost rookie MLB Raekwon McMillan to an ACL tear. In Chicago, Sheppard will provide some inside linebacker depth if Danny Trevathan (knee) isn't ready.
Aug 18 - 12:44 PM

Mitchell Trubisky knows he still has "a lot of work to do."

Trubisky was the talk of the first preseason week after completing 18-of-25 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown, but he is not getting too far ahead. "I was pleased with how I played," the rookie said, "but plenty more mistakes are going on during practice for me that I need to work on and continue to improve in my game." The Bears have been adamant about Mike Glennon starting all season, but their resolve will be tested if Trubisky continues to show well in the preseason.
Source: ESPN
Aug 17 - 9:51 AM

Free agent LB Kelvin Sheppard worked out for the Dolphins.

The Dolphins visited with Sheppard and Rey Maualuga. An 11-game starter with the Giants last year, Sheppard would be a veteran fallback behind MLB Mike Hull.
Aug 16 - 5:49 PM

According to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, Mike Glennon remains the "strong favorite" to start the Bears' Week 1 opener against the Falcons.

However, Biggs admits he "wouldn't rule out the possibility" that Trubisky is the one under center. Glennon was brutal in the preseason opener, throwing a pick-six and completing 2-of-8 passes total. Trubisky then came on and lit it up against the Broncos' backups with one of the best showings of the first week of the preseason. If it happens again, the pressure will continue to mount.
Aug 16 - 9:49 AM

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson believes second-round TE Adam Shaheen will have a "sizable role on offense."

"If Shaheen proves he can block," Dickerson writes, "he’ll play a lot in the regular season." Despite making the jump from Division II Ashland, Shaheen looked good during the offseason program and has reportedly kept it going in camp. A better blocker with a shiny new contract, Dion Sims will likely get the starting nod, but the rookie could end up leading the group in receptions. Zach Miller may be competing for a roster spot.
Source: ESPN
Aug 15 - 10:08 AM

Bears placed WR Reuben Randle (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Yes, he is still in the league. For now, anyway. Randle signed a futures deal with the Bears back in January. He'll likely be released with a settlement.
Aug 13 - 4:52 PM

Bears claimed K Roberto Aguayo off waivers from the Buccaneers.

At no charge, the Bears will take a look at Aguayo for the remainder of camp and preseason, where he will compete with Connor Barth. Aguayo was the worst kicker in football as a rookie last year, and the Bucs cut the cord on him after Aguayo missed an extra point and a 47-yard field goal try in their preseason opener. Aguayo was the 59th overall pick in last year's NFL draft.
Aug 13 - 4:19 PM

Bears WR Markus Wheaton has a broken finger on his left hand.

Some receivers play through broken fingers, while others like Wheaton's ex-Steelers teammate Sammie Coates can't. It's unclear how much time Wheaton will miss. He already missed two weeks of camp after an appendectomy.
Aug 13 - 2:31 PM

Bears WR Markus Wheaton is participating in practice for the first time since his appendectomy.

Wheaton will look to fight for the No. 3 job with Victor Cruz and Kendall Wright. The missed time hurts, but he also got $6 million guaranteed in March. He still looks like the favorite.
Aug 12 - 2:10 PM

Jeremy Langford (ankle) is back on the practice field.

QB Connor Shaw also returned to practice Saturday after a minor ankle surgery. Langford will have to perform well in camp to make the team as Ka'Deem Carey, Benny Cunningham, and fourth-round rookie Tarik Cohen all turned in good performances in the Bears' first preseason game.
Aug 12 - 1:49 PM

Bucs waived 2016 second-round K Roberto Aguayo.

Aguayo will go down as one of the worst second-round picks in history, especially since Tampa traded up to get him. At least the Bucs didn't fall into a sunk-cost pit. Not ready for prime-time right from the start, Aguayo struggled last preseason before converting just 71 percent of his attempts and missing two extra points as a rookie. Aguayo's fate was sealed after he claimed to be "unlucky" to miss a PAT and a field goal in Friday's preseason opener. Clearly in need of time to clear his head, Aguayo will likely slip through waivers unclaimed.
Aug 12 - 12:18 PM

Roberto Aguayo converted 1-of-2 field goals and missed an extra point in the Bucs' preseason opener.

Aguayo pinged the extra point attempt off the uprights -- he called the miss "unlucky" after the game -- and missed the field goal attempt wide right. The second-round sophomore has a legitimate chance of losing his job if he doesn't start to perform. Brought in to push him, veteran Nick Folk outperformed Aguayo on Friday, making his only field goal attempt from 45 yards out. Coach Dirk Koetter said it's something that will "definitely be talked about." Aguayo looks to be skating on thin ice.
Aug 12 - 11:19 AM

Mitchell Trubisky completed 18-of-25 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' preseason opener.

Trubisky looked outstanding in his first NFL action. He consistently went through his reads quickly, navigated the pocket and passed with accuracy. After spoon-feeding him short throws to get his confidence up the Bears let him play more. He proceeded to make difficult throws on the run with precision. Despite it being a preseason game against the Broncos' second- and third-stringers, this was incredibly encouraging from this year's No. 2 overall pick.
Aug 10 - 11:14 PM

Mike Glennon completed 2-of-8 passes for 20 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Bears' preseason opener against the Broncos.

Glennon's second pass of the game was an ill-advised throw while being hit resulting in a pick-six to CB Chris Harris. Glennon's 25 percent completion percentage could have been even worse if his receivers didn't make adjustments on some throws. The Bears offense looked poor as a whole.This certainly wasn't the start the Bears had hoped for from Glennon.
Aug 10 - 9:18 PM


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