Adam L. Jahns
SEATTLE — Safety Chris Conte made two strong tackles in his first game back from shoulder surgery Friday against the Seattle Seahawks in exhibition play, but left in the third quarter with a concussion. Conte replaced Danny McCray in the second quarter during the Bears’ third defensive series. He had a strong hit on tight
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is a big fan of Chicago’s newest sports stars — the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which plays in the U.S. final of Little League World Series on Saturday. Cutler, through his foundation, is donating $15,000 to Jackie Robinson West and another $15,000 to support Chicago youth with diabetes in the
Forbes released its annual “Business of Football” report on Wednesday and everything continues to look up for the Bears, who rate as the NFL’s eighth-most valuable franchise. Thanks to the NFL’s new broadcasting deals with various networks, the Bears are now worth $1.7 billion, which is a 36 percent increase from last year. According to
Coach Marc Trestman has determined that Jordan Palmer will get the ball first in the Bears’ third exhibition game Friday against the Seahawks. Starter Jay Cutler will play into the second quarter with extra snaps “dependent on a number of different things,” Trestman said after practice at Halas Hall on Wednesday. Palmer is scheduled to
Darius Reynaud’s opportunities may be limited as he gets in the long line that makes up the competition at kick returner for the Bears. But the veteran is determined to prove he’s worth a serious look. “Oh, I still got a lot to show,” Reynaud said after his first practice with the Bears on Tuesday.
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Eric Weems’ work at kick returner and receiver may not have impressed the Bears, but he still was a reliable four-phase special-teamer with plenty of experience. Special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis called Weems, who was among the Bears’ leaders in special-teams tackles the past two years, an “effective cover guy.” “First of all, a world
The Bears turned their search for a kick returner to the free-agent market, signing veteran Darius Reynaud to a one-year deal on Monday night. Reynaud’s signing comes just days after the Bears cut Eric Weems. He’ll join a competition at returner that currently features Micheal Spurlock, Chris Williams, Michael Ford and Armanti Edwards. “As the
The Bears said tight end Zach Miller will be placed injured reserved Friday after he hurt his left foot against the Jacksonville Jaguars in exhibition play. Miller suffered his injury in the second quarter and did not return. He was carted off and was in a walking boot after the game. According to an NFL
The Bears’ competition at kick returner definitely remains wide open after Eric Weems, Micheal Spurlock and Michael Ford failed to make an impact Thursday against the Jaguars in exhibition play. It’s also a competition that’s about to get deeper with the looming return of speedster Chris Williams, who tweaked his hamstring in the first preseason