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Notable 2014 NFL Performance Bonuses

Former Sports Agent Joel Corry of CBS Sports provided a breakdown of some of the more lucrative performance bonuses reached, missed and those still pending. Corry notes the significance of performance bonuses in contracts, serving as an effective tool to bridge the gap between player and team where disagreement remains ...

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Bears Workout Former Lions RB Mikel Leshoure

  The Chicago Bears worked out former Detroit Lions and University of Illinois RB Mikel Leshoure Tuesday, according to an NFL source, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Chicago has rookie RB Ka’Deem Carey backing up Matt Forte, with rookie Senorise Perry as the number three back, though he has ...

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NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Buccaneers, & Giants

  49ers HC Jim Harbaugh said it remains uncertain whether G Alex Boone will play this weekend. (Steve Corkran) Bears HC Marc Trestman told reporters that rookie RB Ka’Deem Carey is Matt Forte‘s backup, not Shaun Draughn. (Rich Campbell) Bengals Bengals signed WR Tevin Reese to their practice squad Wednesday. (Practice Squad Tracker) Buccaneers ...

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Bears Reach An Agreement With Fourth-Round Pick RB Ka’Deem Carey

The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday that they have signed fourth-round pick RB Ka’Deem Carey to a four-year contract. LM: #Bears agree to terms with fourth-round pick Ka’Deem Carey on 4-year deal. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 13, 2014 Carey, the former Arizona running back, had his best years in 2012, ...

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Bears Signing RB Shaun Draughn

  The Chicago Bears have signed veteran RB Shaun Draughn to a one-year deal, according to Sean Stellato. Draughn, 26, was last with the Colts, but they waived him just four days after they signed him. He appeared in three games last year and had four carries for two yards. Chicago ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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) ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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