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Report: Bears Worked Out RBs Javon Ringer & Phillip Tanner

Report: Bears Worked Out RBs Javon Ringer & Phillip Tanner

    Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears also worked out free agent RBs Javon Ringer and Phillip Tanner on Monday. Ross Jones of Fox Sports reported Monday that Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas will meet with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday. Aaron Wilson adds that Chicago also worked out RB Nate Eachus on Monday as [...]

April 7, 2014 Nate Bouda Bears 0

Report: Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas Visiting With Bears Tuesday

Report: Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas Visiting With Bears Tuesday

  Ross Jones of Fox Sports reports that Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas will meet with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday. Jones adds that Thomas has already worked out with the Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago. Thomas was known as a burner in college, often showing raw sprinter speed and great vision as a ball [...]

April 7, 2014 Jonathan Comeaux Bears, Falcons, NFL Draft Rumors 0

Matt Forte Suffers “Slightly” Hyperextended Knee

Matt Forte Suffers “Slightly” Hyperextended Knee

Chicago Bears HC Marc Trestman announced on Monday that RB Matt Forte “slightly” hyperextended his right knee during Sunday’s loss to the Rams. The team is expected to reevaluate where him later in the week, but Trestman is at least optimistic that he will be available in Week 13. Forte only exited the game for [...]

November 25, 2013 Jonathan Comeaux Bears 0

NFL News & Rumors: Monday 11/25

NFL News & Rumors: Monday 11/25

We’ll have more updates throughout the day. 49ers WR Michael Crabtree will not play in Monday Night’s game against the Redskins. (CSN Bay Area) Bears QB Jay Cutler is “not expected” to play against the Vikings in Week 13. (Jeff Dickerson) RB Matt Forte “slightly” hyperextended his right knee on Sunday. (Jeff Dickerson) Bills WR Marquise Goodwin “is [...]

November 25, 2013 Nathan J. Rivera 49ers, Bears, Bills, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Falcons, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, NFL Rumors, Packers, Patriots, Raiders, Ravens, Seahawks, Steelers, Texans, Titans, Vikings 0

No Sense Of Urgency Between The Bears & Henry Melton Regarding A Contract Extension

No Sense Of Urgency Between The Bears & Henry Melton Regarding A Contract Extension

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that there hasn’t been a “sense of urgency” between the Bears and DT Henry Melton regarding a long-term extension. La Canfora adds that he expected to see more progress towards an agreement given that the Bears defense is aging. Chicago managed to get RB Matt Forte locked up just before the deadline last [...]

June 18, 2013 Nate Bouda Bears 0

Bears RB Matt Forte Says He’ll Play Sunday

Bears RB Matt Forte Says He’ll Play Sunday

Bears RB Matt Forte told the media that he’ll be suiting up and playing in Sunday’s game for Chicago, per Sean Jensen. On Wednesday, Bears head coach Lovie Smith said that Forte “looked fine in practice”, which was an encouraging sign for the team. Forte’s ankle injury allowed Michael Bush to get an increased workload [...]

November 29, 2012 Eli Nachmany Bears 0

NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 11/28

NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 11/28

49ers RB LaMichael James is “doing Percy Harvin stuff” during practice. (Kevin Kurz) PK Nate Kaeding and Billy Cundiff workout for the team today. (Howard Balzer) PK David Akers is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is currently questionable for week 13. (Matt Barrows) Bears RB Matt Forte “likely” to miss week 13 due to [...]

November 28, 2012 Nathan J. Rivera 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, Packers, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Rams, Ravens, Redskins, Steelers, Texans, Titans, Vikings 0

Matt Forte’s Ankle Injury Not Believed To Be Season-Ending

Matt Forte’s Ankle Injury Not Believed To Be Season-Ending

Jason La Canfora reports that Matt Forte‘s recent ankle injury “does not appear to be severe enough to threaten him long-term.“ La Canfora adds that his status for Sunday’s game against Seattle remains “in question.” Michael Bush was brought in for this reason, so he figures to be in line for a solid workout even if Forte is [...]

November 27, 2012 Nate Bouda Bears 0

NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 10/3

NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 10/3

49ers RB Frank Gore didn’t seem concerned over the teams crowded backfield. (Nate Stuhlbarg) Bears RB Matt Forte dealing with “normal soreness” after the teams week 4 game. (Brad Biggs) Bengals RB Bernard Scott has been dealing with an ankle injury but practiced today. (Joe Reedy) Bills QB Tarvaris Jackson will likely backup QB Tyler [...]

October 3, 2012 Nathan J. Rivera 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Bills, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Dolphins, Eagles, Giants, Jets, Lions, NFL Rumors, Packers, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Rams, Redskins, Saints, Steelers, Texans, Vikings 0

NFL News & Rumors: Tuesday 10/2

NFL News & Rumors: Tuesday 10/2

Bears Matt Forte mentioned that he played despite being less than 100 percent during Sunday’s win over the Cowboys.  (ESPN Chicago) Bengals Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick has been cleared for practice after missing the first four weeks because of a knee injury. (Cincinnati Enquirer) Bengals re-signed TE Richard Quinn. (Joe Reedy) Bengals waived CB Chris Lewis-Harris. (Joe Reedy) [...]

October 2, 2012 Nate Bouda Bears, Bengals, Bills, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, Giants, Lions, Packers, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Redskins, Saints, Texans, Vikings 0

Bears RB Michael Bush Dealing With Significant Injury?

Bears RB Michael Bush Dealing With Significant Injury?

According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, Bears RB Michael Bush could be dealing with a significant shoulder injury. The Bears actually left him off of their injury report this week and Bush was insistent that the injury was nothing major. McClure mentioned that Bush is “really toughing it out” right now and to “keep [...]

October 1, 2012 Nathan J. Rivera Bears 2

Matt Forte Will Be Active For Tonight’s Game

Matt Forte Will Be Active For Tonight’s Game

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that Bears RB Matt Forte will be active for tonight’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. He has reportedly been telling teammates that he will be active, so barring setback, he should be a part of the team’s offensive plan tonight. ————— Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith mentioned while appearing [...]

October 1, 2012 Nate Bouda Bears 0

Matt Forte Limited In Practice Again

Matt Forte Limited In Practice Again

Matt Forte was limited in the Bears practice on Friday, per Vaughn McClure. This is the second straight day that he has been limited, but Forte believes that he will have a shot at playing on Monday. We’ll know more tomorrow when the Bears release their final injury report of the week. ———– Chicago Bears RB [...]

September 28, 2012 Jake Watroba Bears 0

Michael Bush’s Shoulder Is “Fine,” Will Play On Monday

Michael Bush’s Shoulder Is “Fine,” Will Play On Monday

Bears RB Michael Bush mentioned that his shoulder is “fine” and expects to play in Monday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. “Nothing’s wrong,” said Bush, per Vaughn McClure. “I’m good.” Bush did say that his shoulder was a little banged up, which is why he ultimately sat out of the fourth quarter last weekend. Matt [...]

September 27, 2012 Nate Bouda Bears 0

NFL News & Rumors: Friday 9/21

NFL News & Rumors: Friday 9/21

49ers WR Ted Ginn and RB Brandon Jacobs are both listed as questionable for Week 3.  (Matt Barrows) Bears The Bears have ruled out RB Matt Forte for Week 3. (Sean Jensen) Bills The Bills have ruled out WR Ruvell Martin for Week 3.  (BuffaloBills.com) Browns Browns rookie RB Trent Richardson has reportedly “seized” a leadership [...]

September 21, 2012 Nate Bouda 49ers, Bears, Bills, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Patriots, Raiders, Rams, Ravens, Redskins, Saints, Steelers, Titans 0

NFL News & Rumors: Thursday 9/20

NFL News & Rumors: Thursday 9/20

49ers The 49ers brought in free agent OLB Shawne Merriman in for a visit on Wednesday. (Scout.com) Brandon Jacobs “appears doubtful” for Week 3′s game against the Vikings. (CSN Bay Area) Bears Bears head coach Lovie Smith mentioned that he has confidence in Michael Bush handling their ground game while Matt Forte is out. (ChicagoBears.com) [...]

September 20, 2012 Nate Bouda 49ers, Bears, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Dolphins, Eagles, Giants, Jets, Lions, Patriots, Raiders, Ravens, Texans, Titans 0

Bears Get Good News Regarding RB Matt Forte

Bears Get Good News Regarding RB Matt Forte

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune has confirmed that Matt Forte’s ankle sprain is “not believed to be a serious injury.“ Biggs adds that his Week 3 status “remains a question.“ ———————– Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith mentioned on Monday that RB Matt Forte does not have a high ankle sprain like numerous reports have suggested. Instead, Smith just referred to Forte’s [...]

September 17, 2012 Nate Bouda Bears 0

Bears Sign RB Kahlil Bell

Bears Sign RB Kahlil Bell

Vaughn McClure of The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago Bears have signed free agent running back Kahlil Bell. This signing comes just days after reports suggested that RB Matt Forte could be sidelined for at least a month. Forte is believed to have suffered a high-ankle sprain during Thursday’s game against the Packers. Bell, who [...]

September 15, 2012 Salvador Borboa Bears 0

Bears Believe Matt Forte Has A High-Ankle Sprain

Bears Believe Matt Forte Has A High-Ankle Sprain

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chicago Bears believe RB Matt Forte suffered a high-ankle sprain during Thursday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. Forte left the game after twisting his ankle while being tackled by Charles Woodson. The loss of Forte seemed to have an impact on the team’s offensive approach for the remainder of the game, but other [...]

September 14, 2012 Nate Bouda Bears 0

Bears RB Matt Forte Bothered By The Loss Of Goal-Line Carries?

Bears RB Matt Forte Bothered By The Loss Of Goal-Line Carries?

Bears RB Matt Forte apparently is not happy with the team’s plan to use Michael Bush as their goal-line back this season, “whether (Matt) Forte likes it or not.” “It’s been happening my whole career here, so I don’t know,’’ said Forte,  per Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. “That’s the coordinator’s call.’’ Forte contributed 120 combined yards [...]

September 10, 2012 Nate Bouda Bears 0

Bears Hoping To Have Two 1,000-Yard RB’s This Season

Bears Hoping To Have Two 1,000-Yard RB’s This Season

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, offensive coordinator Mike Tice reportedly told RB Michael Bush ”that he wanted two 1,000-yard running backs” this season. “He said he wanted to do it,” said Bush, “and I said, ‘Well, you got the right two people.’ “ Even with an upgraded passing attack, the Bears still figure to run the [...]

August 24, 2012 Nathan J. Rivera Bears 0