Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: Marc Trestman
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense8th114.2 (16th)267.6 (6th)
Defense25th161.4 (28th)233.1 (15th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
69Allen, Jared DE6-62704/3/198211Idaho State
91Bass, David DE6-42569/11/19902Missouri Western State
11Bellamy, Josh WR6-02065/18/19891Louisville
83Bennett, Martellus TE6-62653/10/19877Texas A&M
60Boggs, Taylor C6-32852/20/19873Humboldt State
73Booth, Cody T6-42924/22/1991RTemple
57Bostic, Jon ILB6-12455/5/19912Florida
55Briggs, Lance OLB6-124411/12/198012Arizona
62Britton, Eben G6-630810/14/19876Arizona
78Brown, James T6-430611/30/19883Troy
74Bushrod, Jermon T6-53208/19/19848Towson
25Carey, Ka'Deem RB5-1020710/30/1992RArizona
8Clausen, Jimmy QB6-22109/21/19875Notre Dame
98Collins, Nate DT6-229612/14/19875Virginia
47Conte, Chris FS6-22032/23/19894California
6Cutler, Jay QB6-32204/29/19839Vanderbilt
64De La Puente, Brian C6-33065/13/19855California
38Draughn, Shaun RB6-020512/7/19872North Carolina
79Dunn, Brandon DT6-23009/5/1992RLouisville
80Edwards, Armanti WR5-111903/8/19885Appalachian State
12Fales, David QB6-122810/4/1990RSan Jose State
95Ferguson, Ego DT6-23159/22/1991RLouisiana State
43Fiammetta, Tony FB6-02508/22/19865Syracuse
32Ford, Michael RB5-102165/27/19902Louisiana State
22Forte, Matt RB6-221812/10/19857Tulane
53Franklin, Jerry LB6-12451/10/19882Arkansas
31Frey, Isaiah CB6-01904/6/19902Nevada
23Fuller, Kyle CB5-111902/16/1992RVirginia Tech
65Gandy, Dylan G6-32953/8/198210Texas Tech
63Garza, Roberto C6-23103/26/197914Texas A&M - Kingsville
9Gould, Robbie K6-018512/30/198110Penn State
52Greene, Khaseem OLB6-12412/4/19892Rutgers
53Groy, Ryan G6-53209/30/1990RWisconsin
48Hartson, Brandon LS6-223810/3/19891Houston
24Hayden, Kelvin CB6-01957/23/198310Illinois
99Houston, Lamarr DE6-33006/24/19875Texas
30Hurst, Demontre CB5-101833/24/19911Oklahoma
17Jeffery, Alshon WR6-32162/14/19903South Carolina
26Jennings, Tim CB5-818512/24/19839Georgia
37Jennings, M.D. FS6-01877/25/19884Arkansas State
96Jones, Christian ILB6-32402/18/1991RFlorida State
73Lane, Austen DE6-626511/9/19874Murray State
60Lattimore, DeDe ILB6-12371/30/1991RSouth Florida
72Leno, Charles T6-330210/9/1991RBoise State
75Long, Kyle G6-631312/5/19882Oregon
79Long, Joe T6-53047/27/19891Wayne State (Mich.)
39Louis-Jean, Al DB6-118710/13/1993RBoston College
36Lynch, Jordan RB6-022010/3/1990RNorthern Illinois
15Marshall, Brandon WR6-42303/23/19849Central Florida
87Mastrud, Jeron TE6-625512/17/19875Kansas State
50McClellin, Shea LB6-32458/1/19893Boise State
29McCray, Danny SS6-12213/10/19885Louisiana State
27McManis, Sherrick CB6-119312/19/19875Northwestern
86Miller, Zach TE6-523610/4/19845Nebraska-Omaha
67Mills, Jordan T6-531612/24/19902Louisiana Tech
19Morgan, Josh WR6-12206/20/19857Virginia Tech
85Mulligan, Matthew TE6-42671/18/19856Maine
21Mundy, Ryan FS6-12092/11/19856West Virginia
16O'Donnell, Pat P6-42202/22/1991RMiami (Fla.)
49O'Neill, Conor LB6-02302/6/1991RWisconsin
70Ola, Michael T6-43124/19/1988RHampton
92Paea, Stephen DT6-13005/11/19884Oregon State
2Palmer, Jordan QB6-52305/30/19846Texas-El Paso
71Pegues, Lee DT6-22917/13/1991REast Carolina
35Perry, Senorise RB6-01879/19/1991RLouisville
36Purdy, Derricus DB6-01903/3/1990RTexas Southern
90Ratliff, Jeremiah DT6-43038/29/198110Auburn
46Rempel, Chad LS6-22295/23/1982RSaskatchewan (Canada)
72Robertson, Tracy DE6-43009/26/19891Baylor
88Rosario, Dante TE6-324210/25/19848Oregon
76Scott, Trevor DE6-52608/30/19847Buffalo
59Senn, Jordan LB5-112256/11/19847Portland State
68Slauson, Matt G6-53152/18/19866Nebraska
18Spurlock, Micheal WR5-112101/31/19838Mississippi
20Steltz, Craig SS6-12105/7/19867Louisiana State
93Sutton, Will DT6-030310/3/1991RArizona State
33Tillman, Charles CB6-21982/23/198112Louisiana-Lafayette
81Toliver, Terrence WR6-52045/7/19881Louisiana State
35Trice, Marcus DB5-819311/8/1990RNorth Texas
45Vereen, Brock SS5-111998/17/1992RMinnesota
94Washington, Cornelius DE6-42659/10/19892Georgia
1Way, Tress P6-12154/18/19901Oklahoma
14Weems, Eric WR5-91957/4/19858Bethune-Cookman
82Williams, Chris WR5-81759/16/19871New Mexico State
58Williams, D.J. MLB6-12427/20/198211Miami (Fla.)
10Wilson, Marquess WR6-41849/14/19922Washington State
25Wilson, C.J. CB5-1118711/18/19892North Carolina State
44Wilson, Adrian DB6-323010/12/197914North Carolina State
97Young, Willie DE6-42519/19/19855North Carolina State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Chicago6-4308.66-3285.026.32035
 
 
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Position Listing
Michael Ola
News
The Dolphins waived defensive back Deion Belue and offensive linemen David Hurd and Michael Ola, the team announced.
Jared Allen
News
Defensive end Jared Allen, introduced by the Bears on Monday, said he's nowhere near the end of his career. Allen turns 32 on Thursday and is entering his 11th season.

"I have a lot left in the tank, my body feels good," Allen said, per the Chicago Tribune. "I want to win a Super Bowl."

Allen likes the potential of the Bears' defense, saying he's excited to play alongside linebacker Lance Briggs and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff.

"I'm excited to be here at a point where this team is really going to take some steps to improve defensively," Allen said. "And I've obviously played against this offense enough to know that it's very potent. And so for me, I'm excited to be here, excited to be a part of this, a part of what coach (Marc Trestman) is trying to put together."

Allen has 128.5 career sacks and should boost a pass rush that mustered a league-low 31 sacks last year.

Jerry Franklin
News
The Bears put seven players on their practice squad: linebacker Jerry Franklin, corner Demontre Hurst, quarterback Jerrod Johnson, wideout Ricardo Lockette, tight end Fendi Onobun, fullback Harvey Unga and defensive end Aston Whiteside.

Chicago has one more spot available on the practice squad.

Al Louis-Jean
No Updates
Brandon Hartson
News
The Bears signed 11 players to reserve/future contracts: long snapper Brandon Hartson, cornerbacks C.J. Wilson and Demontre Hurst, tight ends Fendi Onobun and Zach Miller, quarterback Jerrod Johnson, linebacker Lawrence Wilson, offensive tackle Rogers Gaines, safety Sean Cattouse, wideout Terrence Toliver and defensive tackle Tracy Robertson.
Matthew Mulligan
News
The Bears signed former Patriots tight end Matthew Mulligan to a one-year deal, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan.
Jon Bostic
News
Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic recorded his first career sack Week 13 at Minnesota. He also finished with a season-high nine tackles (five solo).

Bostic has managed five solo tackles in three straight games.

Kyle Long
News
Bears guard Kyle Long visited with doctors Monday but the team can't say whether he'll be ready to take the field when the Bears resume practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

Long missed the start of camp due to a viral infection, which resulted in some lost strength. The Bears have used various combinations at guard in his absence.

Matt Forte
News
Bears running back Matt Forte, who turns 29 in December, said he is not going to join the list of backs who deteriorate rapidly as they near 30. He told the Chicago Tribune he's aiming to break the stereotype of "old running backs going downhill."

"This offseason I feel better than I have the past five or six offseasons. I got my rest and I know how to take care of my body now,' he said. "Yeah, it is going to be harder and harder every year, but as long as you continue to have your set routine and stick to it, and a lot of prayer too, that helps a lot. Health is the main deal."

Forte led the NFL in touches last year. He ranked third with 289 carries, and his 74 receptions also ranked third among running backs.

"It's hard to take Matt off the field, but for the best interests of the team we should take him off a little bit and get him rested," offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer told the paper. "You say, 'Next drive we are going to take him out.' And you look at him on the sideline and he doesn't look tired, so it is hard to take him out."

Willie Young
News
The Bears have signed defensive end Willie Young to a three-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

Young emerged for the Lions last year starting 15 games and picking up three sacks and five passes defensed along with 47 total tackles. He had far more of an impact than that sounds, racking up 48 quarterback pressures according to ProFootballFocus.com.

Jermon Bushrod
News
The Bears released their injury report for Thursday's game against the Giants, and four key players are questionable: tight end Martellus Bennett (knee), linebacker Lance Briggs (hip, foot), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (toe) and cornerback Charles Tillman (knee).

Receivers Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Joe Anderson (knee), and offensive tackles Jermon Bushrod (calf) and Eben Britton (foot) are probable.

The Bears ruled out safety Anthony Walters with a hamstring injury.

Shaun Draughn
News
The Bears plan to add a running back either through the draft or free agency to help ease the workload for Matt Forte, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

No running back in the NFL touched the ball more than Forte in 2013. He had 289 carries and 74 receptions, setting career highs with 1,339 rushing yards and 594 receiving yards.

This offseason, the Bears cut Michael Bush, but all they have now behind Forte is Shaun Draughn, who had four rushes last season, to join Michael Ford, who spent his rookie year on special teams.

The reports says that either through the draft or with a late free-agent pickup, the Bears need a complementary piece, but one who, were Forte to be injured, could carry the load.

Chris Williams
News
The Bears have ruled quarterback Jordan Palmer, offensive linemen Kyle Long, James Brown and Jonathan Scott, wide receiver Earl Bennett, defensive end Cornelius Washington and wide receiver Chris Williams inactive for Sunday's regular season finale against the Packers.
Khaseem Greene
News
Bears rookie linebacker Khaseem Greene recorded his first career interception Week 13 at Minnesota, picking off pass that was bobbled by Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison at the goal line. Greene finished with five tackles (three solo).
Lee Pegues
No Updates
Matt Slauson
News
The Bears have signed offensive lineman Matt Slauson to a four-year deal.

The deal likely won't be finalized until Monday, but general manager Phil Emery announced the contract at a press conference Thursday. Slauson played a key role in the turnaround of the team's offensive line. Chicago was one of the few teams to start the same five lineman all season, though Jordan Mills got hurt in the team's final game. 

Jordan Senn
News
The Bears signed linebacker Jordan Senn to a one-year contract early in the free agency period Tuesday, the team announced. Senn has started just seven games in his six NFL seasons, mainly playing on special teams.
D.J. Williams
News
Linebacker D.J. Williams will sign a one-year deal to stay with the Bears, reports ESPN. Williams, who's coming back from a torn pectoral, could start at middle linebacker.
Lamarr Houston
News
The Bears signed defensive end Lamarr Houston to a five-year deal, reports FOX Sports.

The deal is reportedly worth $35 million over five years. Houston had six sacks and 69 total tackles in 2013 for the Raiders. 

Charles Leno
News
The Bears agreed to terms with offensive tackle Charles Leno, safety Brock Vereen and quarterback David Fales. Four of Chicago's eight draft picks are under contract.
Sherrick McManis
News
The Bears re-signed cornerback Sherrick McManis, a key special teams player, to a one-year deal.
Brandon Dunn
No Updates
Isaiah Frey
News
Bears defensive back Craig Steltz (concussion) was cleared and will play in Week 12 against the Rams, as he is not listed among the team's inactives Sunday.

Defensive back Isaiah Frey (hand) and defensive lineman Shea McClellin (hamstring) were both able to play through their injuries as well. 

Demontre Hurst
News
The Bears signed 11 players to reserve/future contracts: long snapper Brandon Hartson, cornerbacks C.J. Wilson and Demontre Hurst, tight ends Fendi Onobun and Zach Miller, quarterback Jerrod Johnson, linebacker Lawrence Wilson, offensive tackle Rogers Gaines, safety Sean Cattouse, wideout Terrence Toliver and defensive tackle Tracy Robertson.
Marquess Wilson
News
Bears receiver Marquess Wilson, who was listed at 194 pounds last season, has bulked up to 207, reports the Chicago Tribune. The 6-foot-3 Wilson projects as the No. 3 wideout behind Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
Ego Ferguson
News
The Bears have agreed to a four-year deal with rookie defensive tackle Ego Ferguson , the team announced Tuesday. He's expected to work as part of the team's defensive line rotation as an interior run stuffer. 
Robbie Gould
News
Bears kicker Robbie Gould was not asked to do much during Sunday's season finale at home against the Packers in Week 17. Gould kicked four extra points and did not have a field goal attempt in a 33-28 defeat.

Gould finished the regular season 26 of 29 in field goal attempts, an 89.7 conversion rate.
Josh Morgan
News
Bears receiver Josh Morgan, who was accused of assaulting a valet driver in April, has agreed to do community service to have the charge against him vacated, reports Comcast Sports Net.

The report says Morgan has agreed to 32 hours of community service, and they must be completed within four months. If Morgan complies with the terms of the program, the misdemeanor assault charge against him will be erased from his record.

Morgan is competing to be the No. 4 receiver for the Bears behind Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Marquess Wilson.

Tracy Robertson
News
The Bears signed 11 players to reserve/future contracts: long snapper Brandon Hartson, cornerbacks C.J. Wilson and Demontre Hurst, tight ends Fendi Onobun and Zach Miller, quarterback Jerrod Johnson, linebacker Lawrence Wilson, offensive tackle Rogers Gaines, safety Sean Cattouse, wideout Terrence Toliver and defensive tackle Tracy Robertson.
Derricus Purdy
News
The Bears signed cornerback Derricus Purdy, an undrafted free agent out of Texas Southern, reports ESPN.com. 
Cornelius Washington
News
The Bears have ruled quarterback Jordan Palmer, offensive linemen Kyle Long, James Brown and Jonathan Scott, wide receiver Earl Bennett, defensive end Cornelius Washington and wide receiver Chris Williams inactive for Sunday's regular season finale against the Packers.
Ka'Deem Carey
News
The Bears are trying to figure out who will be No. 2 on the depth chart at running back behind Matt Forte, reports ESPN.

The battle will likely come down to second-year running back Michael Ford and rookie fourth-round pick Ka’Deem Carey . The report said it’s likely Carey will be given more opportunities than Ford to win the backup job, but Carey’s got to win the position.

"I don't feel any pressure. I like to have fun, and when I have fun, I play my best," Carey said. "If I get worked up about trying to compete and trying to show what I've got, then I will just show out bad. I want to perform how I know how to perform. I walk around with a smile, and I have fun, and I perform."

The report says undrafted rookie Jordan Lynch is a darkhorse candidate for the No. 2 job but probably will end up on the practice squad.

Will Sutton
News
The Bears and third-round pick defensive tackle Will Sutton agreed to a four-year deal on Thursday, the team announced. Sutton will work in the Bears' defensive line rotation as an interior lineman and run stuffer. 
Eric Weems
News
Bears wide receiver Eric Weems refused to take a paycut and is expected to be released in the coming days, according to the Chicago Tribune on Thursday.

Weems was due to earn $1 million in base salary this season with a $100,000 workout bonus. He caught just one pass for eight yards last season.
Charles Tillman
News
Bears general manager Phil Emery confirmed Friday that Charles Tillman will stay at cornerback and not move to safety, per ESPN. There was speculation that Tillman would move to safety to make room for rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller. 
Cody Booth
No Updates
Jeremiah Ratliff
News
The Bears signed defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff to a two-year deal. He originally signed with them last November and did a decent job helping them slow down the run late in the year. 
Tress Way
No Updates
Nate Collins
News
The Bears announced Sunday night that defensive tackle Nate Collins and quarterback Jordan Palmer will be back with the team in 2014, reports the Chicago Tribune. Both have signed one-year deals.

Collins, 26, played in five games for the Bears last season, credited by team stats with 13 tackles and a sack before suffering a season-ending ACL tear in a Week 5 home loss to the Saints.

Palmer spent training camp with the Bears in 2013, was released before the start of the regular season but then rejoined the club in late-October after starting quarterback Jay Cutler tore a groin muscle. Palmer remained on the roster through season’s end but did not see action in any of the team’s final nine games.

He could be No. 2 behind Cutler this season if Josh McCown leaves as a free agent.

Joe Long
News
The Bears declared quarterback Jordan Palmer, wideout Marquess Wilson, defensive tackle Christian Tupou, defensive end Cornelius Washington and offensive linemen James Brown, Jonathan Scott and Joe Long inactive at Philadelphia.
Jay Cutler
News
Bears coach Marc Trestman sees growth in quarterback Jay Cutler heading into this season, reports the Chicago Tribune.

"The number one thing from my standpoint is the way that he has invested in the Chicago Bears," Trestman said. "Jay has been emotionally and selflessly invested in ways that he wouldn't talk about. But he really cares about this organization and every day he's a very, very observant person and he's a very proactive person in terms of inserting himself in all areas of this building to help this organization get better. ... It has been very, very impressive to watch how he has worked intelligently and selflessly to do that."

Trestman also pointed to the analytics study general manager Phil Emory compiled on Cutler's play, while touting his quarterback's ability to grasp offensive concepts from the neck up.

"I have great respect for Jay's football intelligence and his skillset. When we came in here, we knew he had the skillset," Trestman said. "The issue was, 'Could we work together on a daily basis?' because we both love football and we want to help our football team. And the answer to that question was a clear yes."

Tony Fiammetta
News
The Bears announced the signing of fullback Tony Fiammetta to a two-year contract extension Saturday. Terms of the deal were not released. 

Fiammetta has yet to carry the ball, and has just four receptions for 57 yards in 15 games, but has been valuable as a lead blocker. 

Terrence Toliver
News
The Bears signed 11 players to reserve/future contracts: long snapper Brandon Hartson, cornerbacks C.J. Wilson and Demontre Hurst, tight ends Fendi Onobun and Zach Miller, quarterback Jerrod Johnson, linebacker Lawrence Wilson, offensive tackle Rogers Gaines, safety Sean Cattouse, wideout Terrence Toliver and defensive tackle Tracy Robertson.
Alshon Jeffery
News
Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery, who left practice early with a sore foot, said it's nothing to be concerned about. "I'm all right," he told the Chicago Tribune.
Tim Jennings
News
Bears cornerback Tim Jennings did not participate in team drills Sunday due to a quad injury, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Craig Steltz
News
Bears safety Craig Steltz missed another practice Monday as he continues to recover from a groin injury.

Steltz was placed on the PUP list before the start of camp last week. He'll be looking to stave off Adrian Wilson and keep a reserve role once healthy.

Injury
Undisclosed - PUP. Questionable for start of regular season
Jordan Palmer
News
Jimmy Clausen might have gotten the jump on incumbent Jordan Palmer in the battle for the backup Bears quarterback job behind Jay Cutler. The former is working with the second-team Saturday in practice, per ESPN.

Injuries have prevented Clausen from throwing an NFL pass since 2010 with Carolina. It remains to be seen if he can hang on to the backup spot with Chicago.

C.J. Wilson
News
The Bears signed 11 players to reserve/future contracts: long snapper Brandon Hartson, cornerbacks C.J. Wilson and Demontre Hurst, tight ends Fendi Onobun and Zach Miller, quarterback Jerrod Johnson, linebacker Lawrence Wilson, offensive tackle Rogers Gaines, safety Sean Cattouse, wideout Terrence Toliver and defensive tackle Tracy Robertson.
Kyle Fuller
News
The Bears agreed to terms with cornerback Kyle Fuller on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option. A first-round pick out of Virginia Tech, Fuller became the first 1st-rounder to sign.

He had six interceptions, 21 pass breakups and four forced fumbles in his college career.

Micheal Spurlock
News
On Tuesday the Bears announced the signings of receivers Armanti Edwards and Micheal Spurlock while agreeing to an injury settlement with Domenik Hixon and waiving linebacker Tana Patrick

Edwards and Spurlock will likely compete for kick return duties with the Bears. Spurlock hasn't returned a kick for a touchdown since 2012 and has three in his eight-year career while Spurlock hasn't scored a touchdown in any way since entering the league in 2010.

Hixon tore his ACL in practice with the Bears last week and won't play football in 2014. Patrick, a former member of the Crimson Tide, was signed in May. 

Adrian Wilson
News
The Bears signed five-time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson, who missed all of last season with a torn Achilles tendon. Wilson, 34, was cut by the Patriots in April.

He's one of four defensive backs in NFL history with at least 25 interceptions and 25 sacks.

Kelvin Hayden
News
The Bears have signed defensive back Kelvin Hayden to a one-year deal, the team reports Friday.

Hayden, the nickel corner for the Bears, missed all of the 2013 season with a torn hamstring. In 2012, hayden had one interception and 37 tackles in 16 games. He also added five passes defensed and four fumble recoveries.

Taylor Boggs
News
The Bears announced they've signed center Taylor Boggs and safety Derrick Martin to one-year contracts.
David Fales
News
The Bears signed Jimmy Clausen back in early June to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Jay Cutler. ESPN believes that Clausen has gained enough ground on incumbent backup Jordan Palmer to be penciled in for the part. Both will compete for one spot in camp this summer as rookie David Fales figures to make the roster as a long-term developmental project. 
M.D. Jennings
News
The Bears signed free agent safety M.D. Jennings to a one-year deal. Jennings started all 16 games for the Packers last season, making 74 tackles.

Jennings became an unrestricted free agent after Green Bay declined to make him a qualifying offer.

Zach Miller
News
The Buccaneers made a slew of moves Tuesday to get the roster down to 75 players. They waived/injured Jacob Cutrera, released Zach Miller, and waived wide receiver Terriun Crump, wide receiver Chris Denton, tight end Mike Shanahan, guard Adam Smith and cornerback Branden Smith.
Dylan Gandy
News
The Lions have made QB Kellen Moore, CB Chris Houston, CB Bill Bentley, CB Jonte Green, OL Dylan Gandy, OL LaAdrian Waddle and WR Calvin Johnson inactive Week 17.

Johnson is not going to play through a knee injury. Houston and Bentley came into the week listed as doubtful. 

David Bass
News
Bears defensive end David Bass recorded a sack in the team's 42-21 loss to the Rams. It was his first sack of the season. 

The Bears face the Vikings in Week 13. 

Jeron Mastrud
News
The Bears signed Jeron Mastrud, a blocking tight end who caught six passes for 88 yards with Oakland last season.
Josh Bellamy
News
The Bears claimed receiver Josh Bellamy off waivers from the Redskins, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Christian Jones
News
The Bears signed nine undrafted rookie free agents: running back Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois), defensive tackles Brandon Dunn (Louisville) and Lee Pegues (East Carolina), linebackers Tana Patrick (Alabama), Christian Jones (Florida State) and Devekeyan Lattimore (South Florida), guards Ryan Groy (Wisconsin) and James Dunbar (TCU), and offensive tackle Cody Booth (Temple).
Chad Rempel
No Updates
Ryan Mundy
News
The Bears announced the signing of free-agent defensive back Ryan Mundy Tuesday, early in the free agency period. Mundy spent the 2013 season with the Giants, putting up a career-high 77 tackles along with one interception while appearing in all 16 games.

Financial terms of the deal are not yet known.

Jordan Lynch
News
The Bears are trying to figure out who will be No. 2 on the depth chart at running back behind Matt Forte, reports ESPN.

The battle will likely come down to second-year running back Michael Ford and rookie fourth-round pick Ka’Deem Carey . The report said it’s likely Carey will be given more opportunities than Ford to win the backup job, but Carey’s got to win the position.

"I don't feel any pressure. I like to have fun, and when I have fun, I play my best," Carey said. "If I get worked up about trying to compete and trying to show what I've got, then I will just show out bad. I want to perform how I know how to perform. I walk around with a smile, and I have fun, and I perform."

The report says undrafted rookie Jordan Lynch is a darkhorse candidate for the No. 2 job but probably will end up on the practice squad.

Michael Ford
News
The Bears are trying to figure out who will be No. 2 on the depth chart at running back behind Matt Forte, reports ESPN.

The battle will likely come down to second-year running back Michael Ford and rookie fourth-round pick Ka’Deem Carey . The report said it’s likely Carey will be given more opportunities than Ford to win the backup job, but Carey’s got to win the position.

"I don't feel any pressure. I like to have fun, and when I have fun, I play my best," Carey said. "If I get worked up about trying to compete and trying to show what I've got, then I will just show out bad. I want to perform how I know how to perform. I walk around with a smile, and I have fun, and I perform."

The report says undrafted rookie Jordan Lynch is a darkhorse candidate for the No. 2 job but probably will end up on the practice squad.

Brock Vereen
News
The Bears agreed to terms with offensive tackle Charles Leno, safety Brock Vereen and quarterback David Fales. Four of Chicago's eight draft picks are under contract.
Senorise Perry
No Updates
Stephen Paea
News
Bears cornerback Derrick Martin (hamstring), defensive tackle Stephen Paea (toe) and defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (groin) were all cleared to play Week 13 at Minnesota. All three players were questionable.
Conor O'Neill
No Updates
Lance Briggs
News
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs will wear a harness on his left shoulder this season, reports ESPN. Briggs, 33, fractured the shoulder last year and missed seven games as a result.

He finished with 71 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles.

DeDe Lattimore
News
The Bears signed nine undrafted rookie free agents: running back Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois), defensive tackles Brandon Dunn (Louisville) and Lee Pegues (East Carolina), linebackers Tana Patrick (Alabama), Christian Jones (Florida State) and Devekeyan Lattimore (South Florida), guards Ryan Groy (Wisconsin) and James Dunbar (TCU), and offensive tackle Cody Booth (Temple).
Ryan Groy
No Updates
Armanti Edwards
News
On Tuesday the Bears announced the signings of receivers Armanti Edwards and Micheal Spurlock while agreeing to an injury settlement with Domenik Hixon and waiving linebacker Tana Patrick

Edwards and Spurlock will likely compete for kick return duties with the Bears. Spurlock hasn't returned a kick for a touchdown since 2012 and has three in his eight-year career while Spurlock hasn't scored a touchdown in any way since entering the league in 2010.

Hixon tore his ACL in practice with the Bears last week and won't play football in 2014. Patrick, a former member of the Crimson Tide, was signed in May. 

Roberto Garza
News
Newly-signed Bears center Brian De La Puente is expected to back up Roberto Garza this season and potentially succeed him in 2015, reports the Chicago Tribune. De La Puente turns 29 next month and started the past three seasons for New Orleans.

Garza, 35, is a team captain who returned to the Bears on a one-year deal.

"I feel like I can learn a lot from Roberto to take my game to the next level,” De La Puente told the paper. “I am just excited to get up there and get working."

Jordan Mills
News
Bears right tackle Jordan Mills is not participating in the team's minicamp this week as he rests his surgically repaired left foot. Head coach Marc Trestman said the team wants to be smart with the healing process according to the Chicago Tribune
Trevor Scott
News
The Bears and defensive lineman Trevor Scott agreed to terms on a one-year deal, according to the Chicago Tribune. Over six NFL seasons Scott has 16.5 sacks and 114 total tackles. 
Brian De La Puente
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Newly-signed Bears center Brian De La Puente is expected to back up Roberto Garza this season and potentially succeed him in 2015, reports the Chicago Tribune. De La Puente turns 29 next month and started the past three seasons for New Orleans.

Garza, 35, is a team captain who returned to the Bears on a one-year deal.

"I feel like I can learn a lot from Roberto to take my game to the next level,” De La Puente told the paper. “I am just excited to get up there and get working."

Austen Lane
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The Bears have signed ex-Jaguars and Lions defensive end Austen Lane to a one-year deal, the team announced. Lane has started 17 of 30 games and has three career sacks. 
Martellus Bennett
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The Bears received minor contributions from several role players during Sunday's loss to the Packers in Week 17.

Backup running back Michael Bush rushed for 11 yards on two carries. Tight end Martellus Bennett caught his only target for 15 yards while Marquess Wilson caught just one pass for a gain of 10 yards. It was Wilson's second reception of the season.
Jimmy Clausen
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Jimmy Clausen might have gotten the jump on incumbent Jordan Palmer in the battle for the backup Bears quarterback job behind Jay Cutler. The former is working with the second-team Saturday in practice, per ESPN.

Injuries have prevented Clausen from throwing an NFL pass since 2010 with Carolina. It remains to be seen if he can hang on to the backup spot with Chicago.

Pat O'Donnell
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The Bears have signed rookie punter Pat O'Donnell , of the University of Miami, to a four-year contract. He's expected to serve as the team's punter for the foreseeable future. 
Marcus Trice
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Chris Conte
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The Bears placed safety Chris Conte, who's coming off shoulder surgery, on the PUP list. Conte is expected to be activated around the first preseason game.
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Shoulder - PUP. Questionable for start of regular season
James Brown
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The Bears have ruled quarterback Jordan Palmer, offensive linemen Kyle Long, James Brown and Jonathan Scott, wide receiver Earl Bennett, defensive end Cornelius Washington and wide receiver Chris Williams inactive for Sunday's regular season finale against the Packers.
Danny McCray
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The Bears re-signed safety Craig Steltz and signed former Cowboys safety Danny McCray to one-year deals, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Eben Britton
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The Bears re-signed offensive tackle Eben Britton to a one-year deal. He played in 13 games last year, starting four.
Shea McClellin
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Bears defensive end-turned-linebacker Shea McClellin has lost 11 pounds while working with well known trainer Scot Prohaska in California this offseason. He's shed eight percent of body fat and has cut down his 40-yard dash time from 4.74 to 4.5 seconds. 

"I think you're going to see a guy that consistently makes plays when he's in there to a point where you say, 'Wow, he's there. He's making plays, doing his job and showing a few flashes of spectacular,'" Prohaska told the Chicago Tribune. "Most of all you're going to see a real consistent guy that does his job. You're going to really enjoy the way he plays the game now because he's going to play it with confidence."

Dante Rosario
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The Bears announced the re-signing of tight end Dante Rosario Thursday, though no details on the contract are currently known. Rosario caught just one pass in 2013, his first season with the Bears. 
Brandon Marshall
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Bears receiver Brandon Marshall said his move from Miami to Chicago in 2012 was career saving, reports ESPN.

"What I meant by that was when you look at the career side, it's like to be honest, I think I played with five or six different quarterbacks," Marshall said. "You see how my production dropped and people were looking at me like, 'He used to be a top-five receiver. It's him. He's dropping all these balls. He's the issue. He's the problem.' Those people in Miami, they wanted my head for a year or two. But then I come to Chicago and you see me continue to produce at a high level. I had Jay Cutler. I was in a system I was familiar with. So it was career saving."

Marshall also said he has grown up and changed based on his previous off-field woes. 

"I found that interesting that there is a thought about me reverting back," Marshall said. "But I always tell people that’s just part of the journey, especially for a young man given so much freedom, so much fame, so much fortune. That’s part of the journey, to make mistakes. But the problem is you make your mistakes in the public's eye. People look at me like, 'Is this an act?' ... But I’m actually growing, every single day. This is the new me. This is who I am. So there isn't any reverting back. But I do make mistakes. I'm pretty much still in the same exact situation. I just look at life differently and my approach is different. There's some things out there I still need to work on."

 
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