Player News - Bears

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The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs believes the Bears could release OLB Lamarr Houston.

Houston has suffered a pair of torn ACLs, one in each knee, the past three years and certainly hasn't lived up to his five-year, $35 million deal. He has no guaranteed money left, and the Bears could clear over $5 million in cap space by cutting him. Houston is expected to be out until training camp.
Apr 19 - 11:57 AM
Sam Acho - LB - Bears

Bears re-signed OLB Sam Acho.

Acho appeared in all 16 games (six starts) for Chicago last season. He graded as one of the worst linebackers in the league despite playing 500 snaps. 29-year-old Acho will return as depth on the outside.
Apr 15 - 4:42 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs does not expect Bears CB Kyle Fuller to make the final roster.

Biggs still expects Chicago to hold onto Fuller through the offseason program to see what he can do or perhaps drum up trade interest. Fuller did not play a snap last season after undergoing a minor knee scope in August, and DC Vic Fangio questioned his desire to get back on the field late in the season. The Bears did move on from Tracy Porter, but they have signed three corners already this offseason and are likely to add more in the draft.
Apr 13 - 10:41 AM

Bears agreed to terms with CB B.W. Webb, formerly of the Saints.

Appearing in 14 games with eight starts in New Orleans last year, Webb graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 84 cover cornerback among 119 qualifiers. Ideally in Chicago, Webb would focus on special teams and provide depth on defense.
Apr 5 - 9:12 PM

Free agent CB B.W. Webb visited the Browns on Tuesday.

The journeyman — Webb has played for four different teams in four years — visited the Bills on Monday. He should sign a deal somewhere near the veteran's minimum this week.
Apr 4 - 6:45 PM

Bears OLB Pernell McPhee says he's lost 25 pounds since last offseason.

Plagued by knee issues his first two years in Chicago, McPhee must be hoping less heft means less wear and tear. McPhee is listed at 273. He turned 28 in December. A healthy McPhee would be a big development for the Bears' front seven. He's currently recovering from shoulder surgery.
Apr 4 - 1:36 PM

Bears GM Ryan Pace expects Kevin White to bounce back.

The No. 7 overall pick in 2015, White has been limited to four games due to injury and looked overmatched in those contests, but Pace thinks he has what it takes to turn his career around. "Knowing his work ethic and his approach and his support system, I know he's going to come back ready to go," Pace said. "He has just got to shake off some of that bad luck." With Alshon Jeffery now in Philadelphia, the Bears need White to reach his No. 1 potential in a hurry.
Apr 4 - 11:52 AM

The Bills hosted free agent CB B.W. Webb for a visit on Monday.

Buffalo is in the market for cornerback competition after losing Stephon Gilmore in free agency and cutting slot CB Nickell Robey-Coleman. Webb, 27 in May, struggled in 14 appearances with the Saints last season, making eight starts. Webb will visit the Browns on Tuesday and the Bears on Wednesday.
Apr 3 - 4:47 PM

Former Bucs GM and current ESPN NFL Insider Mark Dominik believes Mike Glennon can be "Joe Flacco-esque or better."

A quarterback can be better than elite? "I believe Glennon is one of those quarterbacks like a Joe Flacco," Dominik said. "There will be moments when he can play really well, and sometimes maybe it’s an 8-8 season." Dominik, who spent a third-round pick on Glennon in 2013, also praised the quarterback's leadership, work ethic, and arm strength. After signing him to low-end starter money, the Bears would be ecstatic if Glennon developed into a Flacco-caliber starter.
Source: ESPN
Mar 28 - 8:21 AM

Bears CB Deiondre' Hall and Packers CB Makinton Dorleant were arrested in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday night.

Both played college football at Northern Iowa. Hall was cited for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and interference, while Dorleant was booked for interference. Witnesses told KWWL in Iowa that they believed Hall was hit with a taser by Cedar Falls police. The incident reportedly happened at a bar called "Sharky's" near or on the University of Northern Iowa campus.
Source: KWWL Iowa
Mar 26 - 7:56 PM

Bears agreed to terms with QB Mark Sanchez, formerly of the Cowboys, to a one-year, $2 million contract with $1 million guaranteed.

The deal carries a maximum value of $4 million and comes with a $750,00 signing bonus. He slides in as the No. 2 behind Mike Glennon. Unproven, Glennon is one of the league's worst starters on paper, so there's a chance Sanchez makes 2017 starts. The No. 5 overall pick of the 2009 draft, Sanchez has attempted just 109 passes over the past two seasons. The 30 year old is a mediocre backup.
Mar 23 - 8:49 PM

Bears OLB Pernell McPhee underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder after the season.

The good news is the problem was not with his troublesome knee, but it is yet another injury for a player who has struggled to stay on the field since joining the Bears in 2015. The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs expects him to be ready for training camp, but the Bears will likely take it slow. Chicago has the makings of a dominant front seven, but they need McPhee to stay healthy.
Mar 23 - 9:40 AM

Free agent QB Mark Sanchez will visit the Bears on Thursday.

It's Sanchez's first action of free agency. Nothing more than a clipboard-holder at this point in his career, Sanchez would slide in behind Mike Glennon.
Mar 21 - 10:25 PM

Bears signed RB Benny Cunningham, formerly of the Rams, to a one-year contract.

It's a solid, under-the-radar signing for the Bears. Cunningham is a dependable pass-catching and pass-protecting runner out of the backfield who didn't get many opportunities behind Todd Gurley in L.A. Cunningham can also return kickoffs; he has a 27.1 average on 95 career returns. His addition could spell trouble for Jeremy Langford and/or Ka'Deem Carey behind Jordan Howard.
Mar 21 - 9:04 PM

Bears re-signed WR Deonte Thompson.

Pressed into duty by injuries in front of him, Thompson caught a career-high 22 passes last season. He's primarily a return man. The 28 year old will again compete for one of the Bears' final roster spots.
Mar 21 - 4:39 PM


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