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TE Bennett says he's a Bear

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
Free-agent TE Martellus Bennett says he is headed to the Chicago Bears and leaving the New York Giants.

Chicago Bears: 2013 team needs

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Chicago Bears, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Bears DT Melton receives franchise tag

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
The Bears placed the franchise tag on DT Henry Melton, the team announced Friday. 

Bears OT Webb arrested on drug charges

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
Bears OT J’Marcus Webb was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana on Sunday evening.

Trestman 'excited' to be Bears coach, work with Cutler

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
New Bears head coach Marc Trestman opened media availability at the NFL Combine and discussed his preparation for the 2013 season.

Bears release WR Knox

Posted Feb. 12, 2013 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Bears terminated the contract of WR Johnny Knox, the team announced Tuesday.

Bears would be silly to let Hester become next Jacoby Jones

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Devin Hester wants a fresh start, somewhere other than Chicago. After watching what Jacoby Jones did after leaving Houston, the Bears need to keep Hester.

Trestman's patience, smarts will suit him well

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
New Bears coach Marc Trestman comes in with a plan and appears to be prepared. But will he be able to deliver a winner in Chicago?

Coaching changes don't bode well for Urlacher returning

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The departure of several of Lovie Smith’s defensive assistants increases the probability that longtime Bears MLB Brian Urlacher won’t return in 2013.

Tucker takes over Bears' defense

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The Bears added to their new coaching staff on Friday, hiring Mel Tucker as defensive coordinator, the team confirmed.

Bears add Cavanaugh, Peete to staff

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
The Chicago Bears have hired Matt Cavanaugh as their quarterbacks coach and Skip Peete as their running backs coach.

Kromer, DeCamillis to join Trestman's staff

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Aaron Kromer will reunite with Marc Trestman and join the Bears as their new offensive coordinator/offensive line coach.

Bears hire Trestman as new head coach

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 6:03 a.m. ET
The Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with Marc Trestman to become the team’s 14th head coach in franchise history.

Report: Bears WR Marshall to undergo procedure on hip

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Bears WR Brandon Marshall will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his hip, according to ESPN Chicago’s Michael C. Wright.

Chiefs add Toub to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Tuesday the hiring of Dave Toub as the team's new special-teams coordinator.

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Boggs, Taylor (C)

Posted April 09, 2013 @ 8:28 p.m.
The Bears announced Tuesday they reached a one-year deal with Boggs.
Boogs, a Humboldt State product who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets in 2011, has not played in a regular-season game.

Moore, Kyle (DE)

Posted April 09, 2013 @ 8:27 p.m.
The Bears announced Tuesday they signed Moore to a one-year contract.
The 6-6, 263-pound Moore spent his first two seasons with Tampa Bay and the past two with Buffalo. He started seven of the 12 games he played in last year and had a career-high 24 tackles and three sacks.

Fluellen, Andre (DT)

Posted April 09, 2013 @ 8:26 p.m.
The Bears announced Tuesday they signed Fluellen to a one-year contract.
The 6-foot-2, 302-pound Fluellen has played in 56 games with six starts over five seasons with Detroit (2008-12) and Miami (2012). He appeared in five games and made six tackles with the Lions and Dolphins last season.

McCown, Josh (QB)

Posted March 29, 2013 @ 5:50 p.m.
The Chicago Bears re-signed McCown, agreeing to a one-year contract Friday.
The 33-year-old McCown finished the last two years with the Bears, joining them each season in November after starter Jay Cutler was injured. In 10 NFL seasons with Arizona, Detroit, Oakland, Carolina and Chicago, he has started 33 of 50 games and completed 645 passes for 6,998 yards and 37 touchdowns.

Slauson, Matt (G)

Posted March 29, 2013 @ 4:04 p.m.
The Chicago Bears and former New York Jets guard Slauson have agreed to a 1-year contract. The team announced the deal on Friday.
Bears General Manager Phil Emery says Slauson's size and strength will make him a challenger for a starting guard position. Slauson, 6-5, 315-pounds, started 48 of 51 games with the Jets. New York drafted him out of Nebraska in 2009. Last season he didn't allow any sacks. Slauson was listed on New York's injury report with a knee injury last season.

Allen, Armando (RB)

Posted March 28, 2013 @ 1:22 p.m.
The Chicago Bears say running back Armando Allen has signed his exclusive rights tender.
The 5-foot-8 Allen has played in 17 games for the Bears and has 172 yards rushing on 42 carries and one touchdown. He has also has two receptions for 16 yards and seven special teams tackles.

Scott, Jonathan (T)

Posted March 25, 2013 @ 4:04 p.m.
The Chicago Bears and offensive tackle Jonathan Scott have agreed to a one-year contract.
The 6-foot-6, 318-pound Scott signed with the Bears last September and appeared in 12 games while making seven starts - six at right tackle. He has started 35 of 70 games played for Detroit (2006-07), Buffalo (2009), Pittsburgh (2010-11) and Chicago (2012) after being drafted in the fifth round by the Lions in 2006. He was let go by Pittsburgh last July and picked up by Detroit, but he got released off injured reserve after suffering a knee injury.

Anderson, James (LB)

Posted March 24, 2013 @ 4 p.m.
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Anderson, the latest move in a major overhaul at the position.
The deal announced Sunday comes two days after they signed D.J. Williams from Denver to replace Brian Urlacher. Anderson was released earlier this month. He figures to take over at strong side for Nick Roach, who signed with Oakland. The only returning starting linebacker for Chicago is perennial Pro Bowler Lance Briggs on the weak side.

Zbikowski, Tom (S)

Posted March 23, 2013 @ 3:17 p.m.
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Zbikowski.
The Notre Dame alum and professional boxer has appeared in 64 games with 25 starts over five seasons with Indianapolis in 2012 and with Baltimore from 2008 to 2011. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Zbikowski recorded 89 tackles, three interceptions, eight pass break-ups and two sacks during those seasons.

Williams, D.J. (LB)

Posted March 22, 2013 @ 3:37 p.m.
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Williams, giving them a possible replacement for Brian Urlacher.
The person spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because the signing has not been announced. The deal comes two days after the Bears said they couldn't agree on a contract with Urlacher, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection and the face of the franchise. Williams has played both middle and outside linebacker. He missed 9 games while serving a pair of NFL-mandated suspensions last season and was released by the Broncos on the eve of free agency.

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