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The Chicago Bears stable of linebackers increases with Sam Acho

The Bears added to the potential log jam at linebacker today with the signing of Sam Acho.  Acho was drafted out of Texas in 2011, and has played for the Arizona Cardinals the last four seasons.  He played defensive end in college, and converted to a 3-4 outside linebacker at the pro level. This move brings up a question about the number of players at this position on the roster:  Do we have too many lineba ...

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Chicago Bears add more defensive back depth with veteran Alan Ball

The Bears slowly continue to add depth and competition in free agency, most recently with the signing of defensive back Alan Ball.  Ball has spent the past two seasons in Jacksonville.  Before that, he played in Houston for one season, and spent five years in Dallas coming out of the University of Illinois. Ball is just the type of corner Pace, Fox and Fangio like to use.  He is tall at 6'2, and can play pr ...

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Chicago Bears add three key pieces to defensive lineup

We went from not a lot of Bears news to a bunch of Bears news in one day.  The Chicago Bears made three key signings yesterday in DE Jarvis Jenkins, DE Ray McDonald and LB Mason Foster. Yes, there are off the field concerns with McDonald but we are not a police officers, lawyers, judges or jury members, so let's just focus on the football stuff for now. DE Jarvis Jenkins: Jenkins played extremely well in mi ...

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Should the Chicago Bears look at Garrett Grayson in the NFL Draft?

With all of the attention going to the top rated quarterbacks in the draft, there has not been a ton of conversation about the next tier of players. One of the main reasons for that is experts are saying this is an extremely weak draft for QB prospects.  You will hear names like Brett Hundley from UCLA, Bryce Petty from Baylor and Sean Mannion from Oregon State.  There is another name that Bears fans should ...

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Breaking Down the Antrel Rolle Signing

With a new GM comes an entirely new approach to free agency, the draft, and even the access the media is given. Looking at Ryan Pace's first free agency we have started to learn more about him as a GM. These free agent grades are based on the following aspects, Impact: What impact will they have on the Bears this season? Upside: What impact will they have on the Bears in 2016 and beyond? Intangibles: What i ...

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More free agent work needs to be done for the Chicago Bears

As we hit day nine of NFL free agency and inch closer to the 2015 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears have put in work. While some may not think it is enough, they have picked up five players thus far;  four of which will be day one starters and one for camp depth.  Trust me, I get the anxiousness, but there is a method to Ryan Pace's madness. That said, there are still needs to be addressed.  The Bears have about ...

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Breaking Down: Chicago Bears free agent signing Pernell McPhee

With a new GM comes an entirely new approach to free agency, the draft, and even the access the media is given. Looking at Ryan Pace's first free agency we have started to learn more about him as a GM. These free agent grades are based on the following aspects, Impact: What impact will they have on the Bears this season? Upside: What impact will they have on the Bears in 2016 and beyond? Intangibles: What i ...

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Should he stay or should he go? What to do with Brandon Marshall

A lot has been said about Brandon Marshall since his not so humble beginnings in the NFL with the Denver Broncos. He was shipped out of Denver, misplaced in Miami and found his way to a supposed 'better self' with the Chicago Bears. Now new information has come to light that states maybe the Bears will be better off getting rid of  Marshall and the distractions he brings to the team. The only issue with thi ...

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Chicago Bears meet with Josh McCown at NFL Scouting Combine

Could quarterback Josh McCown be returning to the Chicago Bears this season? Head coach John Fox confirmed during his press conference that he met with the former Bears quarterback for breakfast this morning. McCown was released by the Buccaneers a few days ago and has drawn some interest from other teams. https://twitter.com/TonyAndracki23/status/568084764177113088 McCown had a breakout season with the Bea ...

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Chicago Bears end of season grades: Tight End

It was only during last training camp in Bourbonnais did we notice Martellus 'Marty' Bennett show the behavior that helped lead to his exit from the Cowboys. It was a seemingly physical play that Kyle Fuller exhibited in a practice session that led Martellus to body slam the rookie to the ground after he swatted the ball out of Martellus' hands. Was it intentional harshness of a rookie, or simply an aggress ...

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