Player News - Bears

Date: Team: Pos:

Bears LG Kyle Long (ankle) returned to practice on Monday.

The Chicago Tribune reported early in camp the Bears "made no promises" Long would be ready for Week 1, but his return to practice suggests he will be out there against the Cardinals. Long is coming off ankle and shoulder surgeries.
Aug 21 - 2:50 PM

Mitchell Trubisky completed 6-of-8 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' second preseason game.

Trubisky did not enter the game until late in the third quarter, with Mark Sanchez getting in one series between starter Mike Glennon and the rookie. Coming off a rampaging performance in his NFL debut, Trubisky had a nondescript night on Saturday. Half of his yardage came on a screen pass and an easy dump-off on a bootleg, and Benny Cunningham was wide open on his short touchdown pass. He also forced a throw to the sideline which probably should have been intercepted. Even with Glennon struggling, playing Trubisky so late suggests the Bears are not serious about evaluating the No. 2 overall pick as a potential starter.
Aug 20 - 1:11 AM

Fourth-rounder Tarik Cohen rushed 11 times for 77 yards in the Bears' second preseason game.

With Jordan Howard sidelined, Cohen got the start, coming out of the gate extremely hot. He gained 16 yards on his first carry, added another 16-yard run on the next series, and went for 25 the drive after that. His most impressive run may have been a nine-yard gain in which he pressed inside before turning on the jets and beating everyone to the corner. Cohen looks like a real talent, and he should provide a great change-of-pace option behind Howard.
Aug 20 - 12:04 AM

Mike Glennon completed 13-of-18 passes for 89 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Bears' second preseason game.

Glennon missed a few early throws, but he appeared to get things going on the third drive of the game. That series ended with a bad interception near the goal line in which Glennon stared down Kendall Wright, however, and he probably should have been picked again on the next drive. He saved his day somewhat by leading a short touchdown march to close out the half, hitting Wright on the same route which was picked earlier in the game. It was not an inspiring performance, especially considering how well the running game worked while Glennon was in there, but it was not bad enough for him to lose his job.
Aug 20 - 12:02 AM

Kendall Wright hauled in two-of-three targets for nine yards and a touchdown in the Bears' second preseason game.

Wright was the target on Mike Glennon's red-zone interception, but he got open on the same route at the end of the half for a seven-yard touchdown. More importantly, he worked as the first-team slot receiver ahead of Victor Cruz. That role likely will not result in much fantasy value while everyone is healthy, but Wright does have the talent to be a factor if given the chance.
Aug 19 - 11:42 PM

Zach Miller hauled in both of his targets for 17 yards in the Bears' second preseason game.

Miller made a tough grab during the two-minute drill to help set up a touchdown, but the real story is he worked with the first-team offense. Second-rounder Adam Shaheen should push for his job, but Miller remains the Bears' main pass-catching option at the position for now.
Aug 19 - 11:36 PM

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


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