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Bears sign QB Clausen

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Jimmy Clausen to a one-year extension on Friday, taking him through the 2015 season. This will be Clausen's second season with the Bears after completing 26-of-48 passing attempts for 223 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in four appearances (one start) for Chicago in 2014. For his NFL career,...

Bears sign TE Miller to 1-year extension

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears signed tight end Zach Miller to a one-year contract extension on Friday. Miller missed the entire 2014 season after suffering a foot injury in August, remaining on injured reserve. The former Jacksonville draft pick in 2009 recorded 45 receptions for 470 yards and four touchdowns with the Jaguars from 2009-11. 

Bears sign CB Hurst for 2 more years

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears announced a two- year contract extension for cornerback Demontre Hurst on Wednesday. The Oklahoma product completed his first on-field campaign by posting 39 tackles and one interception over 15 games, two of those starts. Hurst was a 2013 draft pick of Chicago, but spent his first NFL season on the practice squad. "I'm just happy...

NFL Draft: NFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 1 year 7 months ago
The NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April.Here are the top needs for each NFC team: NFC EAST Washington RedskinsFirst-Round Pick: No. 5What They Need:...

Grading the NFL’s New Coaching Hires

By Mark Ross, 1 year 7 months ago
For the second offseason in a row, seven NFL teams have hired new head coaches. Unlike last year, however, the most recent coaching carousel took a few unexpected turns. While Atlanta, Chicago and the Jets all fired their head coach on Dec. 29, the day after the regular season ended (also known as Black Monday), the most surprising dismissal came when Denver fired its head coach the day...

Gase named Bears offensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Gase will be joining John Fox in Chicago, with the Bears reaching an agreement with the former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator to take over the same position. Gase was a member of Fox's staff during the latter's entire four-year run as the Broncos' head coach, serving as the team's offensive coordinator in each of the past two seasons. His...

Bears tab Fangio as DC

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is joining the Chicago Bears in the same role, the team announced Tuesday. Fangio, the architect of one of the NFL's premier defenses during a four-year run in San Francisco, bolted the 49ers after being passed over in favor of defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to become Jim Harbaugh's successor...

Fox embracing new challenge in Chicago

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears formally introduced John Fox as their new head coach on Monday, with the recently dispatched Denver Broncos sideline boss expressing both his gratitude toward his new employers as well as a confidence he'll be able to restore the franchise back to its winning ways. "This is a great, great honor (and) privilege to be the head coach of...

Bears name Lucas director of player personnel

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears hired Josh Lucas to be the team's director of player personnel, the team announced on Sunday. Lucas comes to the team from New Orleans, where he spent the past 10 seasons in the personnel department, with the last eight as a scout between the southern and southwest region. He is the second person from the New Orleans organization...

Bears tab Ryan Pace as GM

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears named New Orleans Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace general manager on Thursday. As director of player personnel for the last two seasons, Pace assisted executive vice president/general manager Mickey Loomis in overseeing the Saints' college and pro scouting departments, evaluating college prospects and NFL veterans. ...