Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense21st115.9 (11th)228.8 (23rd)
Defense14th120.9 (21st)224.6 (4th)
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49Acho, Sam OLB6-32579/6/19886Texas
 Adeyemi, Kenton DT6-42671/13/1992RConnecticut
38Amos, Adrian FS6-02184/29/19932Penn State
58Anderson, Jonathan OLB6-123110/27/19912Texas Christian
24Ball, Alan (FA) CB6-21953/29/19859Illinois
57Barrow, Lamin LB6-123711/29/19903Louisiana State
 Bausby, DeVante CB6-11771/15/19931Pittsburg State
71Becton, Nick T6-63232/11/19904Virginia Tech
11Bellamy, Josh WR6-02085/18/19892Louisville
 Bellard, Adrian T6-53448/7/1994RTexas State
 Blanchard, Matt QB6-32253/21/19892Wis.-Whitewater
 Bolden, Omar DB5-1019512/20/19885Arizona State
 Braunecker, Ben TE6-4240//RHarvard
 Braverman, Daniel WR5-101779/28/1993RWestern Michigan
 Brewer, Aaron LS6-52307/5/19905San Diego State
 Browner, Keith DE6-42884/7/19881California
 Bullard, Jonathan DT6-228311/30/1993RFlorida
 Bush, Deon SAF6-0199//RMiami (Fla.)
 Calhoun, Taveze CB6-019212/26/1992RMississippi State
 Callahan, Bryce CB5-918310/23/19912Rice
25Carey, Ka'Deem RB5-1021010/30/19923Arizona
 Cherry, Don LB6-12299/27/1994RVillanova
6Cutler, Jay QB6-32204/29/198311Vanderbilt
 Duncan, Kieren WR5-1117010/12/1993RColorado State-Pueblo
 Edison, Cornelius C6-33077/10/19931Portland State
73Fabuluje, Tayo T6-63427/17/19912Texas Christian
12Fales, David QB6-121910/4/19902San Jose State
95Ferguson, Ego DE6-23009/22/19913Louisiana State
 Floyd, Leonard OLB6-62449/8/1992RGeorgia
 Freeman, Jerrell LB6-02405/1/19865Mary Hardin-Baylor
23Fuller, Kyle CB5-111902/16/19923Virginia Tech
 Glenn, Jacoby CB6-01798/4/19932Central Florida
91Goldman, Eddie NT6-33321/6/19942Florida State
9Gould, Robbie K6-018512/6/198112Penn State
 Grace, Jarrett LB6-2254//RNotre Dame
55Grasu, Hroniss C6-33008/12/19912Oregon
 Hall, Deiondre' CB6-2199//RNorthern Iowa
 Hicks, Akiem DE6-532411/16/19895Regina (Canada)
88Housler, Rob TE6-52503/17/19886Florida Atlantic
99Houston, Lamarr OLB6-32706/24/19877Texas
 Houston-Carson, DeAndre FS6-1201//RWilliam & Mary
 Howard, Jordan RB6-123011/2/1994RIndiana
 Hoyer, Brian QB6-221510/13/19858Michigan State
30Hurst, Demontre CB5-101833/24/19913Oklahoma
17Jeffery, Alshon WR6-32162/14/19905South Carolina
59Jones, Christian ILB6-32482/18/19913Florida State
29Jones-Quartey, Harold SS5-112158/6/19932Findlay
 Kling, John OL6-7313//RBuffalo
 Kwiatkoski, Nick ILB6-22435/26/1993RWest Virginia
33Langford, Jeremy RB6-020812/6/19912Michigan State
 Larsen, Ted C6-23056/13/19877North Carolina State
 Lasike, Paul RB5-112326/18/19901Brigham Young
 LeCompte, Ben P5-101962/1/1993RNorth Dakota State
 Lee, Khari TE6-42351/16/19922Bowie State
72Leno, Charles T6-330210/9/19913Boise State
75Long, Kyle T6-632812/5/19884Oregon
80Mariani, Marc WR6-11875/2/19877Montana
36Martin, Sherrod (FA) DB6-120010/12/19847Troy
 Massie, Bobby T6-63168/1/19895Mississippi
27McManis, Sherrick CB6-119712/19/19877Northwestern
92McPhee, Pernell OLB6-327512/17/19886Mississippi State
81Meredith, Cameron WR6-32079/21/19922Illinois State
86Miller, Zach TE6-524010/4/19847Nebraska-Omaha
64Montgomery, Will (FA) C6-33042/13/198311Virginia Tech
21Mundy, Ryan (FA) SS6-12092/11/19858West Virginia
16O'Donnell, Pat P6-42202/22/19913Miami (Fla.)
65Omameh, Patrick G6-430512/29/19894Michigan
32Perry, Senorise RB6-01879/19/19913Louisville
 Peterson, Kevin CB5-101813/22/1994ROklahoma State
 Peterson, Darrin WR6-2190//RLiberty
21Porter, Tracy CB5-111908/11/19869Indiana
31Prosinski, Chris SS6-12084/28/19876Wyoming
 Ramirez, Manny G6-33252/19/198310Texas Tech
 Robertson-Harris, Roy DL6-72557/23/1993RTexas-El Paso
35Rodgers, Jacquizz RB5-61992/6/19906Oregon State
26Rolle, Antrel (FA) SS6-020612/16/198212Miami (Fla.)
19Royal, Eddie WR5-101855/21/19869Virginia Tech
48Scales, Patrick LS6-42442/11/19881Utah State
90Scruggs, Greg DE6-33108/17/19904Louisville
84Sinclair, Gannon TE6-62562/5/19931Missouri State
70Smith, D'Anthony (FA) DT6-23006/9/19886Louisiana Tech
93Sutton, Will DE6-030310/3/19913Arizona State
14Thompson, Deonte WR6-02032/14/19895Florida
53Timu, John ILB6-02478/27/19922Washington
 Trevathan, Danny LB6-12403/24/19905Kentucky
98Unrein, Mitch DE6-43063/25/19876Wyoming
 Wallace, Martin T6-63304/22/19902Temple
94Washington, Cornelius DE6-42859/10/19894Georgia
78Weaver, Jason OL6-53054/12/19892Southern Mississippi
13White, Kevin WR6-32156/25/19922West Virginia
 Whitehair, Cody G6-33007/11/1992RKansas State
79Williams, Terry DT6-03294/15/19921East Carolina
 Williams, Donovan G6-3315//RLouisiana-Lafayette
10Wilson, Marquess WR6-41999/14/19924Washington State
97Young, Willie OLB6-42519/19/19857North Carolina State
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Keith Browner
The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Matt Blanchard
The Packers signed free-agent quarterback Matt Blanchard on Wednesday, as the former University of Wisconisn-Whitewater standout will get a chance to serve as the team's No. 3 signal-caller, per ESPN. 

Blanchard was on the practice squads of the Bears and Panthers in 2012-13 and spent all of last year on the Panthers' injured reserve list after suffering a concussion during a preseason game. 

Blanchard worked out for the Packers and coach Mike McCarthy last week. Green Bay has not re-signed No. 2 quarterback Matt Flynn. 

D'Anthony Smith
Defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith has re-signed with the Seahawks, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

Smith has played in 10 games over his career, totaling 15 tackles.

Khari Lee
Lee failed to catch his only target in Sunday's loss to the Redskins.

Lee served as the Bears' No. 2 tight end for the contest, after Martellus Bennett (ribs) was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Despite the upgrade, Lee failed to see much involvement in the offense, which will likely remain the case for what's left of the season.

Kyle Long
Bears safety Chris Conte will miss Sunday's game against the Vikings with a back injury. Conte was unable to practice all week. He played 12 games this season, recording 43 tackles and three interceptions. Also out are quarterback Jimmy Clausen (concussion) and kicker Robbie Gould (quad).

Defensive end Jared Allen (ribs), defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, and cornerback Al Lewis-Jean (hamstring) are all listed a questionable for Sunday.

David Bass (knee), Ego Ferguson (ankle), Kyle Long (hip) and Marquess Wilson (knee) are all listed as probable.

The Bears are 6-point underdogs for Sunday's game.

Willie Young
Young (ribs) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Lions, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

Young saw his streak of five consecutive games with a sack come to an end last week against the Buccaneers, but he'll attempt to end the season on a high note Sunday. The rib injury limited him in his two practice appearances this week, however, which could result in a smaller snap count.

DeAndre Houston-Carson
The Bears selected Houston-Carson in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 185th overall.

Houston-Carson struggled at the Combine, posting numbers well below the average for all of the vertical, broad jump, and agility drills. He was very effective at William & Mary, however, so he should get a real shot at least as a strong safety.

Mitch Unrein
The Chargers announced Wednesday that they have signed defensive lineman Mitch Unrein to a two-year deal. The contract is worth $1.9 million.

Unrein visited the team and now he has signed a contract to provide depth along the defensive line. The 27-year-old has 49 total tackles in his career.

Martin Wallace
The Browns claimed two more players off waivers, wideout LaRon Byrd from the Cowboys and offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann from the Seahawks. In addition, Cleveland waived offensive linemen Karim Barton and Martin Wallace and wideout Charles Johnson.
Patrick Omameh
Among the Buccaneers inactives for Week 16 against the Rams, three are sidelined as a result of injuries. Offensive lineman Carl Nicks (foot), defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers (knee) and defensive back Mark Barron (hamstring) headline the team's inactive list.

Additionally, linebacker Danny Lansanah, defensive lineman Matthew Masifilo , running back Lonnie Pryor and offensive lineman Patrick Omameh are all out of uniform Sunday.  

Jerrell Freeman
Freeman agreed to a three-year deal with the Bears on Saturday.

Freeman fought through multiple injuries last season and was still able to break the 100-tackle mark for the third time in his career. He'll join a Bears inside linebacker corps that was barren last season and should be expected to start, so good tackle numbers should again be in his future.

Eddie Royal
Royal (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

Royal's absence will give quarterback Jay Cutler few options to work with in the passing game, as Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Martellus Bennett (ribs) on injured reserve and Zach Miller (toe) ruled out. It's expected that Marc Mariani and Josh Bellamy will serve as the two starting wideouts, but neither makes for a strong fantasy play.

Jarrett Grace
No Updates
Jason Weaver
The Bears announced Monday they have signed guard Lucas Nix to a one-year contract and waived injured guard Jason Weaver, per a team release. 

Nix played in 15 games with the Raiders, but has not appeared in one since 2013, when he made 10 starts. 

Ted Larsen
Cardinals offensive lineman Mike Iupati (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 20, Iupati will wait another week to make his Cardinals debut. In his place, Ted Larsen will again start at left guard.

Leonard Floyd
Bears general manager Ryan Pace believes the team can help Floyd to get stronger and get his playing weight into the 240s, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Floyd carries tantalizing upside as a pass rusher, but his ability to defend the run is one of his biggest question marks. By getting him into an NFL strength program, the team will try to get him to add power while maintaining his explosive athleticism. Based on the results that the team eventually has in transforming Floyd's body will dictate whether he's used in a situational or full-time role.

Lamarr Houston
Houston recorded a season-high nine tackles, including his sixth sack of the season, in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Redskins.

With Pernell McPhee (knee) sitting out the contest, Willie Young and Sam Acho received the starts at the two outside linebacker spots, but it was Houston who provided the greatest impact of the trio. Even while coming off the bench, Houston (52 snaps) still outpaced Acho (32) for playing time, and that arrangement should continue to hold while Houston continues to produce. A massive bust a season ago, Houston seems to have gotten comfortable with his role as a pass-rushing 3-4 linebacker, as he's accrued five of his sacks on the season in the last six games.

Charles Leno
The Bears have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's season finale against Minnesota: Jimmy Clausen (concussion), Robbie Gould (right quadriceps), Al Louis-Jean (hamstring), Chris Conte (back), Charles Leno, Austen Lane and Brandon Dunn.
Kenton Adeyemi
No Updates
Kevin Peterson
No Updates
Sherrick McManis
The Bears and McManis agreed to a two-year contract Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Although he struggled when pressed into duty at cornerback this past season, McManis has developed into an above-average special teamer, boasting 55 tackles in that department over the course of four campaigns with the Bears. Unless injuries befall the secondary again, expect McManis to log most of his snaps on kick and punt returns yet again.

Demontre Hurst
The Bears announced they've reached a two-year extension with cornerback and special teams player Demontre Hurst

Hurst recorded 35 tackles and one interception in 2014. 

“It’s a blessing to be where I started and get to be with a different set of coaches but still with the same teammates," Hurst said. "I’m just happy to be back with the guys. They pretty much helped me throughout the season last year to keep growing with them.”

Marquess Wilson
Wilson (foot) was placed on IR on Saturday.

Wilson's foot injury proves season-ending, and leaves an already beat-up group of Chicago pass catchers even thinner. Wilson heads into his contract year with a modest but efficient total of 28 catches for 464 yards and one touchdown on 51 targets (9.1 YPT).

Ego Ferguson
Ferguson has been handed a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

After notching three tackles in four games, Ferguson was placed on season-ending injured reserve in October due to a nagging knee injury. Thus, his ban won't kick in until he's healthy enough to take the field during the 2016 campaign.

John Timu
Timu led the Bears with eight tackles in the team's Week 17 loss to the Lions.

Timu ascended into the starting lineup over the final three games of the season and was able to make the most of the opportunity, recording 23 tackles. While Shea McClellin looks like a strong candidate to return as a starter at one of the middle linebacker spots in 2016, the remaining spot could be up for grabs between Timu, Christian Jones, and any other candidates the front office may elect to bring in this offseason.

Robbie Gould
Gould finished the 2015 season with a 33-for-39 mark on field-goal attempts and a 28-for-29 mark on extra-point tries.

The 33 made field goals were a club record, breaking Gould's own mark of 32 set in the 2006 season. Despite that achievement, the season still seemed like a disappointment for Gould, who missed critical field-goal attempts in eventual losses to the 49ers and Redskins in Weeks 13 and 14 that effectively quashed the Bears' slim playoff hopes. However, given his strong overall body of work since joining the Bears, Gould should retain plenty of job security heading into 2016.

Danny Trevathan
The Bears signed Trevathan on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Broncos profited from their investment in the 2012 sixth-round pick, culminating in a victory in Super Bowl 50. In two of his four seasons in Denver, he reached the 100-tackle threshold, while adding five interceptions, three sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one defensive touchdown across 50 games. Expect Trevathan to lock down one of the starting spots at inside linebacker upon joining the Bears.

Terry Williams
No Updates
Jonathan Anderson
No Updates
Cornelius Washington
A quad injury caused the Bears to place defensive lineman Cornelius Washington on injured reserve, the team announced Monday. With an open roster spot, the team re-signed linebacker Sam Acho.
Quadriceps - Probable for start of season
Ka'Deem Carey
With Matt Forte headed to the Jets, Carey has a great chance to see an increased role in 2016.

Although Jeremy Langford is penciled in as the Bears starting running back for 2016, Carey had at least seven carries in four different games while Forte struggled with injuries last season. Although Carey didn't post more than 56 yards in any game, he did average 4.01 yards per carry, so it's possible he can earn a significant portion of early-down work in the Bears backfield.

Will Sutton
Sutton recorded 23 stops and four passes defensed over 13 games with the Bears during the 2015 season.

Sutton's stat line was almost identical to what he posted a season earlier as a rookie (22 tackles, two passes defensed in 15 games). The defensive lineman is still looking for his first career sack, and doesn't figure to offer much production in that category while the Bears continue to utilize him primarily as a 3-4 end.

Jordan Howard
No Updates
Paul Lasike
No Updates
Will Montgomery
Bears center Will Montgomery suffered a fractured left tibia in Sunday's win over the Raiders and has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Montgomery, who signed a one-year contract with the Bears this offseason due in large part with his familiarity with coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase from his days in Denver, started the first four games at center for the Bears.

The team is expected to replace him in the lineup with rookie Hroniss Grasu, who has been inactive for all four games, or move left guard Matt Slauson over to center.

Jay Cutler
Cutler completed 17 of 23 passes for 245 yards, two touchdowns and three picks in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

Cutler had seven multi-interception games in 2014, but it took him until his 15th game of the year in 2015 to have such a performance. Even with a terrible ending to the year, Cutler set a new career high in QB rating this season under new offensive coordinator Adam Gase. With Gase expected to be a hot head-coaching candidate in the coming weeks, whether Cutler takes another step toward his skills' promise next season may depend on how the coaching carousel shakes out.

Alshon Jeffery
GM Ryan Pace relayed Wednesday that the Bears continue to negotiate with Jeffery on a long-term deal to keep the wideout with the team beyond 2016.

Meanwhile, while the voluntary portion of the Bears' offseason program continues, Pace noted that Jeffery has been training in Florida. Given that Jeffery has already signed his franchise-tag tender with the Bears, his current absence from Halas Hall isn't really ominous and the wideout should be back with the team no later than June 14, when the Bears' mandatory minicamp begins.

Greg Scruggs
The Seahawks placed defensive end Greg Scruggs on season-ending injured reserve and claimed defensive end Demarcus Dobbs off waivers from the 49ers, reports SB Nation.
Akiem Hicks
Hicks has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Bears, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Selected by the Saints in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Hicks started 30 games between 2013 and 2014, but he was then traded to the Patriots after Week 3 last season. He had 21 tackles and three sacks in 13 games for New England, bringing his career totals to 141 takedowns and 9.5 sacks in 61 appearances. Though unlikely to warrant IDP consideration, Hicks could compete for a starting job in Chicago.

Taveze Calhoun
No Updates
Ben Braunecker
No Updates
Deiondre' Hall
The Bears selected Hall in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 127th overall.

Hall is a huge corner with an enormous reach (34 and 3/8-inch arms), and his combination of explosiveness (127-inch broad jump) and quickness (4.06-second 20-yard shuttle) give him a chance to stick as an outside NFL corner despite below average speed (4.68-second 40-yard dash).

DeVante Bausby
Chiefs cornerback DeVante Bausby is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to repair his collarbone, reports The Kansas City Star. Bausby broke his collarbone last week while practicing with the Chiefs.

The Chiefs announced Bausby has been waived.

Cornelius Edison
No Updates
Roy Robertson-Harris
No Updates
Rob Housler
Housler has re-signed with the Bears on a one-year contract.

Housler signed with the Bears in December of last year, paving the way for him to actually start Chicago's season finale in wake of injuries at tight end. While Martellus Bennett could depart Chicago this offseason, Zach Miller remains to block Housler's path to playing time in 2016.

Kyle Fuller
Fuller recorded 55 tackles and two interceptions over 16 games during the 2015 season.

After an up-and-down rookie season, Fuller regressed a little bit as a sophomore, finishing with nine fewer tackles and two fewer interceptions. The Bears spent a first-round draft pick on Fuller in 2014 with the belief that he'd be a strong successor to Charles Tillman, but Fuller will need to demonstrate some progress in 2016 if he hopes to cement himself as a part of the team's long-term outlook.

Harold Jones-Quartey
Jones-Quartey will make a second straight start at safety in Sunday's game against the Lions, Bob LeGere of the Daily Herald reports.

Antrel Rolle remains sidelined with an ankle injury, allowing the undrafted rookie to see additional defensive snaps. Jones-Quartey finished with a modest four tackles in the Week 5 win over the Chiefs, and he'll probably need to double that output over a span of multiple weeks before he gains much traction as an IDP option.

Jonathan Bullard
Bears general manager Ryan Pace views Bullard as a 3-4 defensive end, CSN Chicago reports.

Pace also talked about Bullard's "get off," and sees advantages that the rookie can add to the defense by adding pressure off the edge. Currently, Eddie Goldman is set to start at nose tackle with Akiem Hicks starting at defensive end, so the rookie is expected to be a rotational player in sub packages, which the team operated out of about 60 percent of their defensive snaps last year. As a senior, Bullard showed his big-play ability, as he posted 6.5 sacks along with 17.5 tackles for loss as a 3-technique, and was a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award.

Gannon Sinclair
The Cardinals relased punter Dave Zastudil, LB Lorenzo Alexander, ILB Glenn Carson, G Nate Isles, ILB Edwin Jackson, ILB Andrae Kirk, S Shaq Richardson, TE Gannon Sinclair, WR Ryan Spadola and S Darren Woodard on Monday.

They also waived/injured wide receiver Travis Harvey (hamstring), who will be placed on injured reserve if he clears waivers.

Adrian Amos
Amos finished his rookie season with 67 tackles, two passes defensed, and a sack while playing all 16 games.

Amos was able to beat out Brock Vereen for a starting job at safety and held on to the role all season, but rarely provided much of an impact beyond his tackle totals. He failed to produce a single turnover, and the lack of pass breakups suggest that he didn't really possess much of a nose for the ball. The Bears may look to upgrade their secondary during the offseason, which may spell trouble for Amos.

Antrel Rolle
The Bears have released Rolle, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Releasing Rolle saves the Bears $3 million against their 2016 salary cap, with the move made more feasible after the team took safeties Deon Bush and DeAndre Houston-Carson in the recently-completed NFL Draft. The 33-year-old Rolle was limited to seven games and 35 tackles in his one and only season with the Bears in 2015.

Tayo Fabuluje
What was reported is now official - the Bears have announced that they have signed three of their 2015 draft picks to four-year contracts.

Included is fourth-rounder Jeremy Langford, a running back who rushed for 1,522 yards and 22 touchdowns for Michigan State last season. Safety and fifth-rounder Adrian Amos, as well as 353-pound offensive tackle and sixth-rounder Tayo Fabuluje are also in the fold.

David Fales
Fales was promoted from the Bears' practice squad to the active roster on Monday, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.

Fales was promoted to the active roster earlier this season when Jay Cutler was injured. This time around, Fales' activation is the result of his team's decision to move on from backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Though highly unproven, Fales probably can't be any worse than his former teammate.

Sherrod Martin
Safety Sherrod Martin signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Martin, who was cut by the Bears in training camp, re-signed with the team after Antrel Rolle suffered a foot injury in Sunday's win over the Raiders. If Rolle is unavailable for Week 5, Martin or backup Harold Jones-Quartey could see the start at strong safety.

Brian Hoyer
Hoyer will sign a one-year deal with the Bears.

Hoyer was waiting out the 2016 NFL Draft before deciding on his fifth NFL destination, and he wasted no time by agreeing to terms with the Bears on Saturday evening. After starting 11 games in Houston last season, the 30-year-old will serve as a backup to Jay Cutler in 2016.

Zach Miller
With Martellus Bennett out of the picture, Miller is now atop the Bears depth chart at tight end.

After not playing since Week 7 of the 2011 campaign, Miller had a career-year with the Bears last year as a 31-year-old. Although he hadn't seen more than 2 targets in a game through Week 8, he finished the year being targeted at least six times in five of six games to end the year. Overall, he's posted 35 or more receiving yards eight times in his 48-game career, but five of those efforts came in the second half of the 2015 season. If he can stay healthy, he should continue to be a trusted weapon for Jay Cutler and a very intriguing fantasy option in 2016.

Cameron Meredith
Meredith finished the 2015 season with 11 receptions for 120 yards.

Meredith, an undrafted rookie out of Illinois State, was a pleasant surprise early on after cracking the roster out of training camp. After he was inactive for the season opener, Meredith saw 10 targets in the following four games, reeling in seven for catches. However, Meredith saw his role decline down the stretch once the Bears' wideout corps got a bit healthier, and may have difficulty cracking the Bears' roster next fall.

Omar Bolden
The Bears and Bolden agreed to a contract Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The defections from head coach John Fox's previous employer, the Broncos, continue, as Bolden is the fourth such player to move from Denver to Chicago this offseason. In four seasons in the Mile-High City, Bolden served primarily on special teams, racking up 27 tackles in that domain while returning at least 13 kickoffs on three occasions. Expect him to serve in a similar capacity with the Bears.

Knee - Probable for start of season
Marc Mariani
Mariani signed a one-year extension with the Bears on Saturday, Jeff Dickerson of reports.

Mariani played in all 16 games for the Bears last season, recording 22 receptions for 300 yards. He also had 29 punt returns for 192 yards as well as 16 kickoff returns for 418 yards. The specifics of the deal have yet to be announced.

Hroniss Grasu
No Updates
Chris Prosinski
Prosinski has re-signed with the Bears on a one-year deal.

Prosinski wasn't much of a factor in his first season with the Bears, accruing 31 tackles (25 solo) while picking up a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He'll likely continue to chip in as secondary depth, with the Bears already set to start promising rookie Adrian Amos and a likely full healthy Antrel Rolle (knee) at their respective safety positions.

Jacquizz Rodgers
Rodgers re-signed with the Bears, inking a one-year deal, the Bears official website reports.

Rodgers missed most of the 2015 season, as he was placed on injured-reserve with a broken arm. During the five games he played last year, he had 14 carries for 41 yards along with one reception for 10 yards. He'll likely provide backfield depth behind Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey.

Lamin Barrow
The Bears elevated linebacker Lamin Barrow from the practice squad and terminated the contract of linebacker Sam Acho, the team announced.
Josh Bellamy
Bellamy resigned with the Bears on Thursday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Bears offered Bellamy, an exclusive rights free agent, a contract, which ensures he'll don dark navy and orange in the fall. Corralling the first balls of his career in 2015 due to the banged-up nature of the receiving corps, he's primarily served in a special-teams role and even ranked second on the team with 10 tackles this past season. After Alshon Jeffery received the franchise tag last week, Bellamy still has many hurdles to pass in order to make an impact as a wideout in Chicago.

Christian Jones
Jones will replace Shea McClellin (concussion) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

One week after being made a healthy inactive, Jones will return to active duty in a starting role, which had been the case in the prior 13 games he'd appeared in. The second-year linebacker hasn't quite met expectations this season, but he's still been a serviceable week-to-week source for tackles, logging 5.8 stops per game.

Adrian Bellard
No Updates
Ryan Mundy
As anticipated, Bears safety Ryan Mundy has been given the thumbs-up to play in Week 4 against the Packers. He practiced in full the last two days in overcoming a shoulder problem.

Aaron Brewer
The Broncos have re-signed long snapper Aaron Brewer to a four-yeal deal Thursday, according to the team's official website. The deal will keep him with the team through 2018.

The former undrafted free agent has been with the Broncos for three years.  Since being signed, he's played on every punt, field goal and extra point snap.

Manny Ramirez
Many believed that guard and first-round pick Laken Tomlinson was a shoo-in to start for the Lions this season.

Not so fast.

Fellow newcomer Manny Ramirez, for whom the team traded in a swap with Denver, began OTAs this week working with the first team. Tomlinson was on the second unit.

Jim Caldwell explained why, praising the 32-year-old Ramirez along the way.

"He's a guy that's certainly going to add some girth and power and experience in the (interior)," Caldwell told "But, also, you can just tell from a leadership standpoint, I mean, he's tremendous. Real solid guy, just a person that's well-rounded, has a good sense of what being a real pro is. ... I think you'll see some of that wear off on some of our younger guys."

Ramirez was a full-time starter with the Broncos in each of the last three seasons.

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Patrick Scales
The Ravens signed long snapper Patrick Scales to his exclusive rights tender, the team announced.
Senorise Perry
The Bears placed running back Senorise Perry on injured reserve Tuesday to reach the 75-man roster limit. He is in his second season out of Louisville.
Nick Kwiatkoski
The Bears selected Kwiatkoski in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 113th overall.

Kwiatkoski (6-foot-2, 239 pounds) projects as an inside linebacker in Chicago's 3-4, though with standout veterans Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevathan locked into the starting roles, Kwiatkoski will mostly contribute on special teams early in his career. Kwiatkoski is a good athlete for a linebacker and should eventually fit in well on the weak side after logging 86 tackles (10 for a loss) for West Virginia in 2015.

Sam Acho
Acho has agreed to a one-year contract with the Bears.

Acho will remain in Chicago after posting 39 tackles in 15 games for the Bears last season. While the presence of fellow defenders Pernell McPhee, Lamarr Houston and Willie Young blocks Acho path to consistent snaps, his experience should add depth to the Bears' linebacking corp once again.

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Jeremy Langford
Langford enters next week's OTAs as the Bears' projected starting running back, but the team is ultimately expected to deploy a committee rushing approach centered around whoever develops the hot hand in a given game, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Langford rushed for 537 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie last season, but his 3.6 yards per carry marks a concern as the Bears plan to replace long-time standout Matt Forte this year. While Langford, who also struggled after contact and had numerous drops, goes into OTAs as Chicago's first-string tailback, teammates Ka'Deem Carey, Jacquizz Rodgers and enticing rookie Jordan Horward are expected to push him for touches. In the end, coach John Fox says the team will divide the workload until someone gets in a rhythm, at which point that player will see the greatest involvement.

Nick Becton
The Saints declared defensive back Corey White, wideout Seantavius Jones, defensive back Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Moise Fokou, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, offensive tackle Nick Becton and linebacker Ronald Powell inactive for Monday's game at Chicago.

It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.

Kevin White
White (shin) is expected to have no restrictions at practice this offseason, the Chicago Tribune reports.

After missing virtually the entire offseason as a rookie in 2015, the No. 7 pick in last year's draft will be the equivalent of a rookie in 2016. At his best, he's an athletic freak, 6-3, 215, and he ran a 4.35 40 at the Combine while posting impressive vertical leap and broad jump numbers. The concern all along was that he didn't become a major factor until his senior year in college. With the Bears, he'll have the advantage of running routes across the field from Alshon Jeffery, who will typically draw a top cornerback and potential double-coverage. White's in a great situation, but is certainly a player to watch throughout camp.

Tracy Porter
Porter re-signed with the Bears for the 2016 season, though terms of the deal are not yet known, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Porter signed a minimum-salary deal with the team in 2015 and made 13 starts while recording a team-high 22 pass break ups. For now, he's penciled in to start at cornerback across from Kyle Fuller, and Porter will look to improve on his one interception last season.

Eddie Goldman
Goldman, who suffered a sprained right ankle during Sunday's win over the Buccaneers, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The rookie defensive tackle and former second-round pick notched 4.5 sacks in 15 games throughout the season before the severely sprained ankle suffered in Week 16 forced the Bears to shut him down for the year. With Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) also headed to IR, the team signed defensive linemen Terry Williams and Greg Scruggs on Wednesday.

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Bryce Callahan
Callahan (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Bears' nickel back will miss a third straight game due to the quad issue, enabling Sherrick McManis and Alan Ball to see more field time in reserve roles.

Pat O'Donnell
Bears kicker Robbie Gould missed Tuesday's practice due to quad soreness, coach Marc Trestman told reporters. Trestman said the team is working on a contingency plan in case Gould can't play Thursday against the Cowboys.

Punter Pat O'Donnell did some placekicking Tuesday, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Pernell McPhee
McPhee (knee) may not be at full speed for the Bears' April offseason program, but is expected to be fully ready for training camp, the Chicago Tribune reports.

McPhee had five sacks in the Bears first seven games last season before missing two games and missing significant snaps in the last six games he played due to the knee injury. If he can remain healthy in 2016, he should continue to not only pressure the quarterback, but also be an asset against the run.

Knee - Probable for start of season
Bobby Massie
The NFL has suspended Cardinals offensive tackle Bobby Massie for two games after he was found to be in violation of the league's substance abuse policy, reports

Massie was facing a three-game suspension after being arrested while intoxicated and behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Alan Ball
Ball (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

The groin injury limited Ball throughout practice this week, but it was likely the case where the Bears just wanted to preserve his health in advance of the Week 5 tilt. Ball saw his snap count drop significantly a week ago, as it appears Tracy Porter has now passed him up on the depth chart and taken his starting role.

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Deonte Thompson
Thompson recorded two catches for 81 yards during his seven games with the Bears in the 2015 season.

Both of Thompson's two catches on the season went for huge yardage, but those opportunities only came because the top four wideouts on the depth chart -- Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal, Kevin White, and Marquess Wilson -- all missed time in the second half of the year. Thompson also served as the Bears' kick returner during his stint with the club, where he posted an impressive average of 29.2 yards per return. His success on that front may be enough for him to retain a roster spot with the Bears in 2016, though he'll still need to turn in a strong training camp.

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Deon Bush
The Bears selected Bush in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 124th overall.

Bush had poor pre-draft athletic testing for a safety of his modest build (6-foot, 199 pounds), but he was a standout player for a good Miami secondary in 2015. The Bears will presumably groom him as a strong safety.

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