CHICAGO (2-1) at NEW YORK GIANTS (2-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX
OPENING LINE: Giants by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Matt Eberflus can appreciate the moment.
He's a first-time head coach trying to turn around a founding NFL franchise, and the next big step comes this week when the Chicago Bears host the San Francisco 49ers in the season opener.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears center Lucas Patrick is out indefinitely because of a right hand injury, leaving a retooled offensive line without an important piece.
Coach Matt Eberflus confirmed Friday that Patrick injured his right hand and said there is no timetable for his return.
CHICAGO BEARS (6-11)
CAMP SITE: Lake Forest, Ill.
LAST YEAR: Chairman George McCaskey opted to give general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy another opportunity after the Bears finished 8-8 in the regular season for the second straight year in 2020.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed second-round draft pick Kyler Gordon to a four-year contract on Saturday.
The cornerback from Washington became the Bears' first selection when they took him with the No.
CHICAGO (AP) — Bears linebacker Matt Adams was arrested and charged with misdemeanor firearm possession, Chicago police said Friday.
Police said they recovered a weapon during a search of his vehicle in downtown Chicago on Thursday evening.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears had to cancel an offseason workout this week because they violated NFL rules by having live contact in a session last month, coach Matt Eberflus said Wednesday.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears appointed Jeff King and Kansas City Chiefs executive Trey Koziol co-directors of player personnel under new general manager Ryan Poles on Tuesday.
King, a tight end who played seven seasons in the NFL with Carolina and Arizona after starring at Virginia Tech, started as a scouting intern for the Bears in 2015.
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LAST SEASON: Chairman George McCaskey opted to stick with former general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy after the Bears went 8-8 in the regular season two years in a row.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed veteran tight end Ryan Griffin to a one-year contract on Friday.
Griffin has 206 receptions for 2,158 yards and 14 touchdowns over nine seasons with the Houston Texans (2013-18) and New York Jets (2019-21).
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed veteran quarterback Trevor Siemian to a two-year contract on Tuesday to back up Justin Fields.
Siemian has appeared in 33 games and started 29 while throwing for 6,843 yards, 41 touchdowns and 27 interceptions for the Denver Broncos (2015-17), New York Jets (2019) and New Orleans Saints (2020-21).
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears released nose tackle Eddie Goldman on Monday.
Slowed by knee and ankle injuries as well as a stint on the COVID-19 list last season, Goldman set career lows with a half-sack and one tackle for loss.
CHICAGO BEARS (6-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Allen Robinson, DT Akiem Hicks, QB Andy Dalton, TE Jimmy Graham, RT Germain Ifedi, S Tashaun Gipson Sr., PR/WR Jakeem Grant Sr., LT Jason Peters, P Pat O'Donnell, G James Daniels, TE Jesse James, RB Damien Williams, S Deon Bush, WR Marquise Goodwin, LB Christian Jones, S DeAndre Houston-Carson, G Elijah Wilkinson, WR Damiere Byrd, LS Patrick Scales, LB Alec Ogletree, CB Artie Burns, LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe, DE Bilal Nichols.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed veteran inside linebacker Joe Thomas on Tuesday.
Thomas has 16 starts over seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers (2015-17), Dallas Cowboys (2018-20), Houston Texans (2021) and Baltimore Ravens (2021).
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Former Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace has accepted a senior executive position on the Atlanta Falcons' scouting staff.
Pace is reuniting with Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot.
CHICAGO (AP) — Luke Getsy noticed how important the relationship that quarterback Aaron Rodgers had with his position coach and offensive coordinator was during his first stint on Green Bay's staff eight years ago.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are intent on taking a different approach under new coach Matt Eberflus and general manager Ryan Poles.
Stating this and accomplishing it can be separate situations, as the Bears have discovered in the past.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Champ Kelly remembers sending handwritten and typed letters to every NFL team, and the rejections that came in return.
He did it four times a year over four years, hoping to get into the league.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed 1985 championship team member Leslie Frazier for their head coaching vacancy Friday and Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles for their general manager job.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed San Francisco 49ers director of pro personnel Ran Carthon for their general manager job on Wednesday.
Carthon has spent 14 seasons in personnel departments, the past five in his current role.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed Indianapolis executive Ed Dodds for their general manager job and Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus for their head coaching position on Monday.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores and New Orleans Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland for their vacant coach and GM jobs on Friday.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed front-office executive Champ Kelly and Cleveland Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah for their general manager job Thursday.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed former Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson and Cleveland Browns executive Glenn Cook for their vacant coach and general manager jobs Wednesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chairman George McCaskey simply couldn’t ignore the Chicago Bears’ record, no matter how much he and the rest of his family that owns the team enjoyed having general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy around.
From the NFC North to the AFC East, the firings began almost immediately after the NFL's first 17-game season concluded.
The Vikings fired coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman on Monday following an 8-9 season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Bears safety Eddie Jackson wanted to make one thing clear about Matt Nagy before what could be his final home game as Chicago's coach.
CHICAGO (AP) — There is nothing more important for the future of the Chicago Bears than the development of quarterback Justin Fields.
No one has to explain that to coach Matt Nagy.
“When you go up and draft a quarterback as high as we did, I totally understand the significance in seeing growth with the future,” Nagy said.
Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace stood by the decision to open the season with veteran Andy Dalton as the starting quarterback.
He sees no reason to rush Justin Fields.
The plan is to have the team's prized rookie watch and learn from the sideline.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears released veteran left tackle Charles Leno Jr. on Monday.
Leno tweeted that his “time in Chicago has officially come to an end” and called it “a bittersweet day...
Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey at first thought Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher's Instagram account was hacked last month...
The pressure has clearly been on in the NFC North.
Oh, there's the usual urgency around Super Bowl aspirations and on-field improvement...
The all-around performance that Leonard Floyd put on Sunday afternoon in the Bears’ NFC North-clinching victory over the Packers was exactly what G.M. Ryan Pace had in mind when he selected the lanky outside linebacker ninth overall in the 2016 draft.
Sherrick McManis, Kyle Long, Kyle Fuller, Patrick O’Donnell and Charles Leno Jr. are the only players on the Bears current roster not acquired by GM Ryan Pace since he arrived following the 2014 season.
CHICAGO – There is a narrative that has been bouncing around Chicago since April 27, 2017, that the future of Bears general manager Ryan Pace is inexorably tied to the success or failure of Mitch Trubisky at quarterback.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Roquan Smith wore a smile on his face, and a Chicago Bears uniform for the first time since training camp started.
The Bears on Tuesday got a first look at their first-round round draft pick 30 days after he was supposed to report with rookies for camp.
The Bears had been on the trail Georgia ILB Roquan Smith for a long time before they made him the eighth overall pick in the draft Thursday night.
“Probably about midseason,” G.M. Ryan Pace said, when he was asked when Smith first surfaced on the Bears’ radar.
There could be a lot of down time for the Bears when the second and third rounds of the draft commence at 6 Friday night, but they’re positioned to get another potential starter with their only pick of the day.
For the Bears to achieve success in free agency, a goal that has escaped them in recent years, general manager Ryan Pace doesn’t necessarily have to make a splashy, huge-money move in the opening hours.
Over the past six months, it has become clear to anyone paying close attention that the Bears are now general manager Ryan Pace’s team, while head coach John Fox just works there. In the past two-and-a-half years, we can count on one hand the number of times Pace has spoken publicly without Fox by his side, and until January it was always Fox who dominated those occasions, at times feeling the need to add to Pace’s comments and even finish answers for him.