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Dolphins declared QB Ryan Tannehill, RB Kalen Ballage, TE A.J. Derby, DE Charles Harris, CB Bobby McCain, LB Martrell Spaight and DE Cameron Wake inactive for Week 6 against the Bears.

Tannehill is out with a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder. Consider him week-to-week. With Tannehill down for the count, Brock Osweiler will make his first Dolphins start in Week 6. LB Chase Allen (foot), DE Andre Branch (knee), WR Jakeem Grant (shoulder), S T.J. McDonald (foot), WR DeVante Parker (quad) and OT Laremy Tunsil (concussion) are all active for the Dolphins.
Oct 14 - 11:39 AM

Bears waived C Hroniss Grasu.

Grasu has started a handful of games as an injury fill-in since being selected in the third round of the 2015 draft, but Chicago is deeper on the interior after drafting James Daniels in the second round this season. An experienced backup, Grasu could latch on somewhere.
Sep 2 - 1:59 PM

Bears waived WR Tanner Gentry, OT Dejon Allen, DT Abdullah Anderson, WR Demarcus Ayers, LS Tanner Carew, DB Rashard Fant, DB John Franklin, DB Doran Grant, OG Bradon Greene, LB Ro'Derrick Hoskins, WR Garrett Johnson, WR Malachi Jones, DB Michael Joseph, DB Cre'Von Blanc, DB Jonathon Mincy, RB Taquan Mizzell, OG Jordan Mogran, RB Ryan Nall, DE Elijah Norris, DB Nick Orr, OG Will Pericak, TE Colin Thompson, LB John Timu, DT Cavon Walker, P Ryan Winslow and LB Josh Woods.

Gentry briefly had a large offensive role for the Bears' injury-ravaged receiver corps last season. The Bears hope they are much deeper this year.
Sep 1 - 8:41 PM

Bears released NT John Jenkins, QB Tyler Bray, RB Knile Davis, LB Kasim Edebali, WR Bennie Fowler, OT Matt McCants, and DE Nicholas Williams.

A former third-round pick of the Saints, Jenkins has bounced around the league the last several seasons. Perhaps he gets a look after contracts guarantee Week 1.
Sep 1 - 8:40 PM

Eagles acquired CB Deiondre' Hall from the Bears in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2019.

Hall won't count against the Eagles' 53-man roster because he's suspended for Week 1. The 24-year-old has amassed nine tackles and one interception in 10 career games since entering the league as a fourth-round pick in 2016.
Sep 1 - 6:40 PM

Bears released RB Knile Davis.

Davis couldn't crack the 53-man roster even though he was reuniting with his former OC Matt Nagy. Davis has exceptional speed but is probably just about out of his nine NFL lives.
Sep 1 - 2:15 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bears have "an agreement in place" to acquire DE Khalil Mack from the Raiders.

It's really happening. The two sides are still working out the particulars but according to Schefter, the Raiders are "now planning to send Mack to Chicago." The 49ers, Bills, Browns, Colts, Jets and Packers were also in on Mack. The former Defensive Player of the Year has been a holdout all summer and unlike the Rams, who eventually caved into Aaron Donald's lavish contract demands, the Raiders showed little interest in signing Mack long-term. It's another puzzling move by the new Jon Gruden regime in Oakland. Obviously this is a monumental get for the Bears, who featured a surprisingly stout defense under DC Vic Fangio last season. It's unclear what the Raiders will be getting in return, though their reported asking price was a pair of first-round picks.
Sep 1 - 8:52 AM

Bears released OG Earl Watford.

Watford signed with Chicago back in April but did nothing to show he could stick around as useful depth. The club is releasing him since they weren't able to find a trade suitor. He's only 28, but has been one of the least-effective players in the league over the past two years.
Aug 26 - 6:04 PM

Bears agreed to terms with first-round rookie LB Roquan Smith.

Following a lengthy holdout, the Bears finally came to terms with the No. 8 overall pick on a four-year deal. It includes the allotted $18 million guaranteed by the CBA and $11 million in additional bonuses. Smith, the last of the first-rounders to sign for this upcoming season, had been holding out over contract language regarding revocation of guaranteed money if he were suspended for an on-field rules violation. An explosive off-ball linebacker who plays with more power than his size suggests, Smith missed just one tackle in all of 2017 and has immense value on passing downs. His presence alone immediately elevates the Bears' defense.
Aug 13 - 4:35 PM

Bears re-signed restricted free agent CB Bryce Callahan to a one-year, $1.9 million contract.

He was tendered at the original-pick level. Callahan was the Bears' slot corner last season, playing a career-high 512 snaps. The Vikings had shown interest in him during free agency, but Callahan will settle in with Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara as Chicago's primary corners this season.
Apr 17 - 6:21 PM

DE Ryan Delaire is participating in Bears minicamp.

He's with the team on a tryout basis. Delaire visited the Cowboys earlier this month but left town without a contract. The 26-year-old spent last year out of the league while recovering from a torn ACL.
Apr 17 - 4:46 PM

Free agent CB Tharold Simon will try out for the Bears this week.

He has been out of the league since making nine appearances with the Cardinals in 2016. Simon brings size and length, but he has struggled to stick on a roster since being selected in the fifth round of the 2013 draft by the Seahawks.
Apr 17 - 10:22 AM

Saints signed WR Cameron Meredith to a two-year, $9.6 million contract.

The deal contains $5.4 million guaranteed. The Saints inked Meredith to this offer sheet last week, and the Bears had five days to match with Meredith being a restricted free agent. Chicago passed, reportedly for "medical reasons" with Meredith coming off a 2017 torn ACL and MCL. It's ironic because the Bears signed Allen Robinson to a rich deal in March with him also coming off a torn ACL that happened later than Meredith's. Meredith will join Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn in New Orleans, and it's fair to wonder if the Saints will rescind their qualifying offer to Willie Snead, a fellow restricted free agent. Meredith is the clear favorite over Snead in three-wide sets. On Chicago's side, the Bears are now in the market for an early-round receiver in this month's draft.
Apr 11 - 3:08 PM

Vikings signed WR Kendall Wright, formerly of the Bears, to a one-year contract.

The Vikings needed a pass-catcher to replace Jarius Wright, who recently signed with Carolina. Wright has perennially been one of the more under-appreciated slot receivers in the game and gives Minnesota depth behind primary targets Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. The 28-year-old led the Bears in both catches (59) and receiving yards (614) in 2017.
Mar 30 - 3:12 PM

Free agent WR Brice Butler has visits lined up with the Bears, Seahawks, Jaguars, and Cardinals over the next two weeks.

Butler's market has been nonexistent to this point despite averaging 21.1 yards per catch last season. The problem was he caught just 15 balls in a minuscule role with the Cowboys, who for some reason refused to play him significant snaps. Butler is long on talent. We'd love to see him in a more prominent offensive role with an aggressive coach and quarterback.
Mar 26 - 6:45 PM

Vikings signed OL Tom Compton, formerly of the Bears.

Compton started five games at guard last season for the Bears, and he has also made starts at tackle in his career. He should compete for a swing role in Minnesota.
Mar 22 - 11:44 AM

Free agent WR Dontrelle Inman will visit the Cowboys.

Dallas is also meeting with free agent WR Justin Hunter as they search for better options opposite Dez Bryant. Inman caught 23 passes for 334 yards and a touchdown after joining the Bears via an in-season trade last year.
Mar 19 - 12:18 PM

Raiders signed LS Andrew DePaola, formerly of the Bears, to a four-year, $4.27 million contract.

The deal includes $875,000 guaranteed, and makes DePaola the league's highest-paid player who snaps the ball a longer distance than it is usually snapped. Rarely, if ever, do you see a team signing away a long snapper. The deal comes on the heels of the Raiders' blockbuster signing of FB Keith Smith, a converted linebacker. To date, new coach Jon Gruden seems to be pursuing a decidedly old school approach.
Mar 16 - 1:40 PM

Dolphins signed OG Josh Sitton, formerly of the Bears, to a two-year contract.

Miami opened a massive hole on the interior of their line by cutting C Mike Pouncey on Thursday, but bringing Sitton in should help to plug the gap. Sitton will turn 32 in June, but he remained a quality option last season in Chicago. Even with Sitton on board, Miami has work to do on their offensive line.
Mar 15 - 12:48 PM

Bears released WR Markus Wheaton.

The move creates $5 million in cap space. After a lost 2016 in Pittsburgh, Wheaton had an equally disastrous 2017 in Chicago. The former third-rounder could not get healthy and caught just three passes across 11 appearances. Wheaton was dealing with bottom-barrel quarterback play, but he was hardly blameless in his struggles. Headed into his age-27 season, Wheaton will struggle for guaranteed money on the open market.
Mar 14 - 6:35 PM


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