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  Bears | Chicago tabs Ryan Poles as general manager    Tue Jan 25, 01:22 PM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs assistant director of player personnel Ryan Poles was named as the new general manager of the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, Jan. 25, according to a source.

Footballguys view: If you want things to turn around in Chicago, hiring a guy like Poles is a big part of the answer. Poles was the right hand man of Chiefs GM Brett Veach and could bring that eye for talent to the Windy City. The Chiefs will receive a third-round compensatory pick in each of the next two drafts for hiring Poles.

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  Bears | Jim Caldwell talking with Chicago again    Tue Jan 25, 01:16 PM

Former Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell is taking part in a second interview for the head coaching vacancy with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Footballguys view: Caldwell is a solid choice for any team that decides to make him a head coach again. It may not be the hottest name if the Bears add Caldwell, but he can bring consistency to the building that was missing under former head coach Matt Nagy. The Bears are also interested in Dan Quinn, but he's likely to have several offers to choose from.

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  Bears | Ryan Poles set to become Chicago's GM    Tue Jan 25, 01:05 PM

Kansas City Chiefs assistant director of player personnel Ryan Poles is reportedly finalizing a deal with the Chicago Bears to become the team's next general manager, according to sources.

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  Bears | Dennis Allen to meet with Chicago    Fri Jan 21, 09:54 AM

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen will interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching position via Zoom Tuesday, Jan.25.

Footballguys view: Allen, a former head coach himself, has gotten some interest before as he interviewed with the Eagles last year. He was the Raiders head coach from 2012-2014 and has been running a strong Saints defense since 2015. Allen will likely get another shot some day to be a head coach again.

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  Bears | Eliot Wolf interviews for GM job    Fri Jan 21, 01:51 AM

New England Patriots senior consultant Eliot Wolf interviewed for the Chicago Bears vacant General Manager position on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: Wolf, the son of legendary NFL executive Ron Wolf, has a good reputation around the league. The Vikings are also interested in Wolf for their open GM position.

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  Bears | Chicago meets with Reggie McKenzie    Fri Jan 21, 01:37 AM

The Chicago Bears interviewed Miami Dolphins senior personnel director Reggie McKenzie for their vacant General Manager position on Thursday, Jan. 20.

Footballguys view: McKenzie did a good job building back the Raiders years ago. Then, Jon Gruden was hired and did his best to get rid of everyone McKenzie brought on board. Now, an executive with the Dolphins, McKenzie would be a strong candidate for the Bears given his experience and natural eye for talent.

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  Bears | JoJo Wooden met with Chicago for GM opening    Thu Jan 20, 03:56 PM

Los Angeles Chargers director of player personnel JoJo Wooden recently interviewed for the Chicago Bears' general manager vacancy, according to Chargers' general manager Tom Telesco.

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  Bears | Chicago signs Lamar Jackson to future deal    Wed Jan 19, 03:27 PM

Free-agent CB Lamar X. Jackson (Jets) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, Jan. 19. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Bears | Ed Dodds out on Bears job    Wed Jan 19, 01:49 PM

Indianapolis Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds withdrew his name from the Chicago Bears' general manager vacancy.

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  Bears | Matt Eberflus to meet again with Bears    Wed Jan 19, 12:06 PM

Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus will interview for the Chicago Bears head coaching position again next week.

Footballguys view: The Jaguars and the Bears seem to have Eberflus as the top contender for their head coaching vacancies. He's never been a head coach at any level, and Eberflus is clearly a defensive minded head coach. The Bears need to find a coach who will get the most from QB Justin Fields, so Eberflus would have to crush the OC hire in order to do that.

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  Bears | Byron Leftwich to meet with Bears    Tue Jan 18, 12:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich will interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching job either Thursday, Jan. 20, or Friday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: Leftwich has done a great job as a coach with the Cardinals and the Buccaneers. The Bears need to find a coach who can get the most out of QB Justin Fields. Leftwich, a former first-round quarterback himself, would be a boost for Fields in his second year.

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  Bears | Todd Bowles to meet with Bears    Tue Jan 18, 10:14 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching vacancy Saturday, Jan. 22.

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  Bears | Morocco Brown meeting with Bears    Tue Jan 18, 08:26 AM

Indianapolis Colts college scouting director Morocco Brown is interviewing for the Chicago Bears' general manager vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: Brown has a strong reputation for his work he's done with the Colts. The franchise is on solid footing, somewhere the Bears would like to be after moving on from former GM Ryan Pace.

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  Bears | Leslie Frazier to meet with Bears    Mon Jan 17, 10:06 AM

Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching position Friday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: Frazier is one of the most well respected coaches in the league. He's been a head coach before (Vikings) and has a ton of experience to lean on. The Bears have a potential franchise quarterback in 2021 first-round pick Justin Fields, so they need to find someone who can get the most out of him. Perhaps they decide Frazier could be that guy.

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  Bears | Chicago meets with Brian Daboll    Mon Jan 17, 02:22 AM

The Chicago Bears interviewed Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll for their vacant head coaching position on Sunday, Jan. 16.

Footballguys view: Daboll has plenty of interest for teams in need of a head coach and for good reason. He's overseen the Bills offense since 2018 and has helped in the development of QB Josh Allen. Perhaps having a player like Justin Fields would entice Daboll to go with the Bears. Fields and millions of dollars of course. Daboll is considered a favorite for the Giants as well.

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  Bears | Chicago interviews Joe Schoen for GM role    Mon Jan 17, 02:13 AM

Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen interviewed for the Chicago Bears general manager position on Sunday, Jan. 16.

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  Bears | Nathaniel Hackett on Chicago's radar    Fri Jan 14, 01:40 PM

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett was requested to interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching vacancy Friday, Jan. 14.

Footballguys view: Hackett is arguably the hottest head coaching candidate out there. He's a beat-of-a-different drummer type of guy, but he connects with his players and knows how to get the best out of them. Plucking him from a division rival would be a big win for the Bears.

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  Bears | CHI wants JoJo Wooden interview    Fri Jan 14, 12:30 PM

Los Angeles Chargers director of player personnel JoJo Wooden was requested for an interview for the Chicago Bears' general manager vacancy.

Footballguys view: Wooden has a good reputation around the league. He's worked well with Chargers GM Tom Telesco to build a talented roster in Los Angeles. Those in the scouting community have known for some time that Wooden was on track to be a GM one day.

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  Bears | Brian Flores visiting Bears    Fri Jan 14, 08:08 AM

Updating a previous report, former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores will interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching position Friday, Jan. 14.

Footballguys view: Flores may be a favorite to land the Bears job. He was surprisingly fired by the Dolphins earlier in the week, but Flores put together a strong case on the field for him to be a head coach in the NFL. The Bears are an attractive destination with the talent on the roster, including QB Justin Fields. Flores is reportedly in consideration for the Texans head coaching vacancy as well.

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  Bears | Justin Fields activated    Fri Jan 14, 12:13 AM

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields (illness) was activated from the Reserve/COVID list on Thursday, Jan. 13.

Footballguys view: Fields was available in 12 games as a rookie, and he was able to start 10 of those contests. He finished 2021 with 58.9 percent passing with seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Fields certainly needs work as a passer, and as Chicago searches for a new head coach they need to keep Fields in mind. His 72 rushes for 420 yards and two touchdowns should increase next year under better coaching and a staff who realizes his legs are a big part of Fields game.

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  Bears | Jeff Ireland to meet with Chicago    Thu Jan 13, 10:31 AM

New Orleans Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland will interview for the Chicago Bears' general manager opening Friday, Jan. 14.

Footballguys view: It's an interesting move for the Bears considering the way things went for Ireland when he was Miami's GM. Ireland's time with the Dolphins was a disaster, but perhaps the Bears want to see if he could fit their vision for the future.

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  Bears | Matt Eberflus to meet with Chicago    Thu Jan 13, 10:27 AM

Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus will interview for the Chicago Bears head coaching position Monday, Jan. 17.

Footballguys view: Eberflus is one of the hottest coaching candidates out there, and he's interviewing with Jacksonville as well. He's got a great defense with the Colts and should be a head coach in the near future.

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  Bears | Chicago reaches out to Joe Schoen    Tue Jan 11, 04:44 PM

Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen was requested to interview for the Chicago Bears' general manager vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 11.

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  Bears | Chicago inks 11 to futures deals    Tue Jan 11, 04:33 PM

Free-agent DT Auzoyah Alufohai, WR Isaiah Coulter, OG Dieter Eiselen, DB Michael Joseph, CB BoPete Keyes, DT LaCale London, LB LeDarius Mack, LB Charles Snowden, WR Nsimba Webster, OT Tyrone Wheatley Jr. and QB Ryan X. Willis signed Reserve/Futures contracts with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Footballguys view: Coulter was a Texans fifth-round pick and vying for playing time at one point, but never broke through. The Bears are likely to lose Allen Robinson and otherwise don't have established wide receivers behind Darnell Mooney, so he's a name to monitor in deep dynasty leagues.

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  Bears | Ran Carthon drawing interest from Chicago    Tue Jan 11, 03:44 PM

San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Ran Carthon was requested to interview for the Chicago Bears' general manager vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 11.

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  Bears | Chicago interested in meeting with Rick Smith    Tue Jan 11, 03:37 PM

Former Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith is reportedly on the list of candidates the Chicago Bears want to interview for their general manager vacancy, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Smith is an excellent candidate who should be employed somewhere in the NFL. This is one of the best outcomes Bears fans could hope for.

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  Bears | Chicago wants to meet with Jeff Ireland    Tue Jan 11, 01:21 PM

New Orleans Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland was requested to interview for the Chicago Bears' general manager vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 11.

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  Bears | Doug Pederson to interview with Bears    Tue Jan 11, 12:39 PM

Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson will interview for the Chicago Bears head coaching vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 11.

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  Bears | Brian Flores to interview with Chicago    Tue Jan 11, 11:26 AM

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores will interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching vacancy.

Footballguys view: The Bears are first in line to hire Flores, who could land a job quickly as many in league circles were surprised by the move. At worst Flores will be a highly sought after defensive coordinator.

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  Bears | CHI wants to interview Matt Eberflus    Tue Jan 11, 09:59 AM

Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus has been requested for an interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching vacancy.

Footballguys view: Eberflus could be part of a package deal with Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds, who stayed in Indianapolis this season to tend to "unfinished business". The Bears should hire the GM first, but it's not clear that they will do that.

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  Bears | Todd Bowles sought for Bears interview    Tue Jan 11, 08:08 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has been sought for an interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching opening.

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  Bears | Leslie Frazier being considered by Chicago    Mon Jan 10, 02:30 PM

Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier has reportedly been requested to interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching vacancy, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Frazier has a ton of NFL experience and was a head coach with the Vikings years ago. The Bears need to find a coach who can connect with QB Justin Fields and Frazier could do that. Frazier could also bring a strong defense to the Bears if hired as the top guy.

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  Bears | Chicago cleaning house    Mon Jan 10, 09:38 AM

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace were fired Monday, Jan. 10.

Footballguys view: In Nagy's first year as the Bears head coach they went 12-4 and made the playoffs. The last two years have not seen much success at all, and Nagy's bright offensive plans seemed to lack creativity and consistency. The Bears selected QB Justin Fields in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft, and Nagy seemed reluctant to use him the right way. As far as Pace, well, he's the guy who hired Nagy. His most awful move as GM was selecting Mitchell Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes in the 2017 NFL draft.

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  Bears | Chicago drops final regular season game    Sun Jan 9, 04:16 PM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton went 33-for-48 for 325 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 18. RB David Montgomery rushed for 72 yards on 20 carries and caught two passes for seven yards. WR Darnell Mooney caught 12 passes for 126 yards on 16 targets. TE Cole Kmet caught four passes for 48 yards on five targets. WR Damiere Byrd caught five passes for 47 yards on six targets, while WR Allen Robinson caught two passes for 22 yards on four targets.

Footballguys view: The biggest story for the Bears is whether Matt Nagy will be fired, and we assume he will be. Dalton showed he still belongs as a backup this year, but will be looking for work in free agency. Montgomery will likely be the workhorse, but Khalil Herbert could endear himself to a new regime. Mooney went over 1000 yards, which is incredible in this pass offense in only his second year. Kmet's numbers are better than they look for the same reason. Robinson will hopefully get out of quarterback hell in free agency after a lost season.

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  Bears | Week 18 Chicago Bears inactives    Sun Jan 9, 11:37 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Akiem Hicks, OG Lachavious Simmons, CB Duke Shelley, OT Elijah Wilkinson and RB Ryan Nall inactive for Week 18.

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  Bears | Dazz Newsome joins to 53-man roster    Sat Jan 8, 04:31 PM

Chicago Bears practice squad WR Dazz Newsome was signed to the 53-man roster Saturday, Jan. 8. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Bears | Full practice for Andy Dalton    Fri Jan 7, 07:19 PM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 18.

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  Bears | Week 18 injury report for Chicago    Fri Jan 7, 02:48 PM

Chicago Bears DL Akiem Hicks (ankle) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 18 against the Minnesota Vikings. LB Robert Quinn (shoulder), DL Eddie Goldman (finger) and CB Duke Shelley (heel) practiced in full Friday, Jan. 7, but are listed as questionable. TE Jimmy Graham (rest) and QB Andy Dalton (groin) also practiced in full on Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Bears | Chicago signs John Daka to practice squad    Fri Jan 7, 01:21 AM

The Chicago Bears signed free agent DE John Daka (Rams) to the practice squad on Thursday, Jan. 6.

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  Bears | Thursday practice report for Bears    Thu Jan 6, 06:24 PM

Chicago Bears DT Akiem Hicks (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6. TE Jimmy Graham (non-injury), LB Robert Quinn (shoulder), DT Eddie Goldman (finger) and CB Duke Shelley (heel) fully participated in practice.

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  Bears | Andy Dalton takes part in practice    Thu Jan 6, 06:20 PM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

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  Bears | Jakeem Grant put on IR    Thu Jan 6, 05:15 PM

Chicago Bears WR/KR Jakeem Grant (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Jan. 6.

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  Bears | Justin Fields on COVID list    Thu Jan 6, 03:10 PM

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Jan. 6.

Footballguys view: Just when you thought Fields could be out there in Week 18. This puts his status in doubt for Sunday's game. We might see Andy Dalton get another start in what should be Matt Nagy's final game as head coach for the Bears.

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  Bears | David Montgomery peaking    Thu Jan 6, 10:42 AM

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery has rushed 61 times for 169 yards and three scores while catching 14 balls for 101 yards the last three weeks.

Footballguys view: Montgomery is the centerpiece of what the Bears want to do on offense. While their quarterback situation rotates through various players, Montgomery is there to be the steady force. Fantasy GMs didn't get the 1,000-yard season on the ground from Montgomery like they did last year but his outlook for 2022 looks like it's trending up.

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  Bears | Chicago signs Stanford Samuels    Thu Jan 6, 02:33 AM

The Chicago Bears signed free agent CB Stanford Samuels (Packers) to the practice squad on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

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  Bears | Jesper Horsted to IR    Thu Jan 6, 01:42 AM

Chicago Bears TE Jesper Horsted (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

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  Bears | Wednesday practice report for Bears    Wed Jan 5, 06:14 PM

Chicago Bears TE Jimmy Graham (non-injury), WR Jakeem Grant (ankle), DT Akiem Hicks (ankle) and LB Robert Quinn (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5. DT Eddie Goldman (finger) and CB Duke Shelley (heel) fully participated in practice.

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  Bears | Full practice for Justin Fields    Wed Jan 5, 06:12 PM

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

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  Bears | Justin Fields good to go    Wed Jan 5, 01:26 PM

Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields (ankle) will practice Wednesday, Jan. 5, and will start in Week 18.

Footballguys view: It's a meaningless game against the Vikings on Sunday. However, the Vikings are going to play their starters and push the Bears in what should be head coach Matt Nagy's final game. Fields is the future for the Bears, and his rushing ability gives him QB1 potential anytime he's starting - even with bad game plans from Nagy.

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  Bears | Two players back on roster    Mon Jan 3, 06:05 PM

Chicago Bears TE Jesper Horsted and LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe were activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Jan. 3.

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