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Bears sign RB Rodgers to 1-year deal

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears announced on Tuesday that running back Jacquizz Rodgers was signed to a one-year contract. Rodgers spent his previous four NFL seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. In 2014, he picked up 217 yards and one touchdown on 58 carries over 16 games. The Oregon State product leaves Atlanta having posted 1,116 yards and five TDs over 305...

Bears ink CB Ball

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears added secondary depth on Friday by signing cornerback Alan Ball to a one-year contract. Ball, 29, spent the past two seasons with Jacksonville, starting 22 games. He missed the final nine games in 2014 because of a biceps injury. A seventh-round pick by Dallas in 2007, Ball has registered 216 tackles and six interceptions in 93...

Bears sign Mason Foster

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears signed linebacker Mason Foster to a one-year contract on Wednesday. In 10 games last season with Tampa Bay, Foster had 62 tackles. Foster has appeared in 57 games with 54 starts over four seasons with Tampa Bay. He was selected by the Buccaneers in the third round (84th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Washington. Foster...

Bears take chance on DL McDonald

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ray McDonald, released by the San Francisco 49ers in December following allegations of sexual assault, has found a new home in free agency. The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with the controversial defensive lineman on a one-year contract. McDonald's eight-year tenure with the 49ers came to an abrupt end after San...

Bears re-sign TE Rosario

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears re-signed tight end Dante Rosario to a one-year contract on Thursday. Rosario started three games last season and had 116 yards on 16 catches. The 30-year-old Rosario has appeared in 122 career games with 32 starts over the course of eight seasons with the Panthers, Broncos, Dolphins, Chargers and Bears. For his career, Rosario has...

Bears ink long snapper Gafford

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears signed long snapper Thomas Gafford to a one-year contract on Wednesday. Gafford played his first seven years in the league with the Kansas City Chiefs, appearing in 105 straight games as long snapper. The University of Houston product has recorded 19 special teams tackles and a fumble recovery during his NFL career, which began as...

Bears sign Rolle to 3-year deal

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears announced late Wednesday that they signed free agent safety Antrel Rolle to a three-year contract. Rolle is a three-time Pro Bowl selection who has missed just one game in the last nine seasons. The 32-year-old Miami-Florida product spent the last five seasons with the New York Giants, and was part of the club's Super Bowl victory...

Bears, LB McPhee agree to 5-year deal

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with Pernell McPhee on a five-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. McPhee, 26, spent the previous four seasons primarily as a reserve linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. A fifth-round pick in 2011 out of Mississippi State, McPhee registered a career-high 7 1/2 sacks in 16 games last season. He has 17 sacks...

Jets complete Marshall trade, release Harvin

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Jets acquired veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, while simultaneously releasing oft-injured wideout Percy Harvin. The Bears received a fifth-round pick in the upcoming 2015 draft, while giving the Jets a seventh-round selection. Marshall, a nine-year veteran, racked up 721 yards and eight...

Report: Bears send Marshall to Jets

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears have reportedly traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets. NFL.com, citing a source informed of the move, is reporting the trade. ESPN.com is also reporting the trade, which requires Marshall passing a physical. It cannot become official until the new league year opens next Tuesday. What the Bears are receiving in return for...