Bears defensive end Jared Allen, nursing a shoulder bruise, will not play against the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night at CenturyLink Field. Right tackle Jordan Mills and rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller also will not play. Mills just returned to practice on a limited basis Tuesday after missing two weeks with a sore foot. Fuller suffered
After being cut by the New York Jets in the offseason and waiting for the phone to ring three weeks into training camp, Santonio Holmes seemed ready for a fresh start with the Bears on Monday. “Oh man, I’m excited,” Holmes said after this first practice with the Bears at Halas Hall. “I’m going to
Unsatisfied with their options for a No. 3 receiver after Marquess Wilson underwent shoulder surgery, the Bears have signed former Steelers and Jets wide receiver and Super Bowl hero Santonio Holmes. To make room for Holmes, the Bears cut veteran wide receiver/kick returner Eric Weems. The 30-year-old Holmes, the MVP of Super Bowl XLII with
From the return of Martellus Bennett to Marc Trestman’s post-film take on the preseason opener, a recap of a busy day at Bears training camp Sunday in Bourbonnais: 1. Martellus Bennett’s suspension ends. The loquacious tight end — and the Bears as a team — appeared no worse for the wear after Bennett returned from
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett returned from an indefinite suspension in good spirits Sunday, admitting “I could have handled the situation differently” and acknowledging a lesson learned about what is expected from him.
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett’s suspension is over. He was suspended Tuesday after a fight with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller.
Craig Steltz’s pick-6, Darnell Autry’s 46-yard run — and other not-so-memorable Bears preseason-opener highlights
Are you ready for some Fool’s Gold? The preseason opener of the NFL season is a fix for football-dependent fans suffering from withdrawal after a too-long offseason. Maybe some discerning observers will be able to tell if Shea McClellin has the instincts to play linebacker or if Will Sutton has the quick first-step and burst to make
The intrigue of the first preseason game often is dubious — it’s still only the first preseason game — but it’s as real as it gets for Adrian Wilson. Everybody wants to see if he can still move, react and play like the Pro Bowl safety he used to be. He’s got a lot to
The Bears clearly were tapering two days before their preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday night at Soldier Field. Here’s a capsule look at Practice No. 11 on Wednesday in Bourbonnais: 1. Martellus Bennett is “day-to-day.” The Bears seemed to move at least a step in the right direction in resolving the Martellus
With Marquess Wilson out with a fractured clavicle, the Bears signed second-year wide receiver Greg Herd on Tuesday. They cut linebacker Conor O’Neill, an undrafted free agent from Wisconsin, to make room for Herd on the roster. Wilson had surgery on Tuesday to the shoulder injury, which he suffered attempting a diving catch of a