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Bears Promote Dowell Loggains To Offensive Coordinator

Jan 11, 2016 5:22 PM

The Chicago Bears have promoted Dowell Loggains to offensive coordinator.

Loggains was quarterbacks coach of the Bears and replaces Adam Gase.

Gase was hired by the Miami Dolphins as head coach.

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Adam Gase Hired By Dolphins As Head Coach

Jan 9, 2016 11:38 AM

The Miami Dolphins have hired Adam Gase as head coach.

Gase was offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears last season, joining the team with John Fox from the Denver Broncos.

Gase was a strong candidate for several head coaching jobs last offseason.

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Tags: Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor

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Adam Gase Gets 2nd Interview With Dolphins

Jan 8, 2016 9:00 PM

The Miami Dolphins have scheduled a second interview with Adam Gase.

Gase is the only candidate to be scheduled for a second interview.

Gase is the current offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)

Jan 5, 2016 2:40 PM

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2015 season ranked first in Football Outsiders' Total DVOA following their blowout victory of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks have now finished first in DVOA for four straight seasons, which is the first time the feat has been accomplished.

The Cincinnati Bengals rank second in Total DVOA ahead of the Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

These were also the five teams, the Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs, to finish the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Adam Gase, Ben McAdoo, Teryl Austin Candidates For Eagles' Job

Jan 4, 2016 1:21 PM

Adam Gase, Ben McAdoo and Teryl Austin are candidates for the Philadelphia Eagles' head coaching vacancy.

Gase spent this past season as offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears and was a coveted head coaching candidate last offseason.

McAdoo has been the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants for the past two seasons.

Austin has been the Detroit Lions' defensive coordinator over the past two seasons.

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft

Dec 16, 2015 2:08 PM

Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Tennessee Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

1. Titans: Joey Bosa
2. Browns: Paxton Lynch
3. Chargers: Robert Nkemdiche
4. Ravens: Jalen Ramsey
5. 49ers: Jared Goff
6. Cowboys: Jaylon Smith
7. Lions: Laremy Tunsil
8. Dolphins: Ronnie Stanley
9. Jaguars: Vernon Hargreaves III
10. Rams: Laquon Treadwell
11. Saints: Jarran Reed
12. Bears: DeForest Buckner
13. Buccaneers: Jack Conklin
14. Falcons: Myles Jack
15. Raiders: Tre'Davious White
16. Washington: Michael Thomas
17. Giants: Shaq Lawson
18. Bills: Taylor Decker
19. Texans: A'Shawn Robinson
20. Eagles: Sheldon Rankins
21. Colts: Kendall Fuller
22. Jets: Leonard Floyd
23. Vikings: Darron Lee
24. Steelers: Cameron Sutton
25. Chiefs: Reggie Ragland
26. Seahawks: Maliek Collins
27. Packers: Su'a Cravens
28. Broncos: Kenny Clark
29. Bengals: Will Fuller
30. Cardinals: Carson Wentz
31. Panthers: Emmanuel Ogbah
*No pick for Patriots

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Bruce Arians Was Snubbed By Bears, Eagles, Browns, Chargers

Dec 16, 2015 1:23 PM

Bruce Arians should have been one of the strongest head coaching candidates in 2013.

Arians was coming off a strong year of leading the Indianapolis Colts on an interim basis while Chuck Pagano was undergoing cancer treatment.

“While I was in Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland and San Diego cancelled the interviews that we had set up,” Arians said, via Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com. “I never got an answer [why they canceled], other than ‘Thanks, but no thanks. That day I was at the Bears, three of the teams decided to go in different directions. I was probably more disappointed because I thought I had the Bears job, and it was like a double-whammy.”

Arians eventually ended up with the Arizona Cardinals and he's become one of the NFL's best coaches.

The Browns hired Rob Chudzinski, fired him after one season, and are now 3-10 in Mike Pettine’s second season. The Bears hired Marc Trestman, fired him after two seasons, and are now 5-8 in their first year with John Fox. The Chargers hired Mike McCoy, who is now 3-10 in his third season. The Eagles hired Chip Kelly, who is now 6-7 in his third season.

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Bears Cut Jimmy Clausen, Elevate David Fales To Active Roster

Nov 23, 2015 4:07 PM

The Chicago Bears elevated QB David Fales to the active roster from the practice squad, waived QB Jimmy Clausen and terminated the practice squad contract of CB Terrance Mitchell.

Fales was drafted by the Bears in the sixth round (183rd overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. Collegiately, over two seasons at San Jose State (2012-13), Fales started all 25 contests connecting on 639-of-938 passing attempts (68.1 percent) for 8,382 yards, 66 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. 

Clausen was 49-of-88 passing for 407 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for a 65.9 passer rating in two seasons with the Bears, including two starts. For his NFL career, Clausen has completed 206-of-387 passing attempts for 1,965 yards, five touchdowns and 11 interceptions with Carolina (2010-13) and Chicago (2014-15).

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Matt Forte Bracing For End Of Tenure With Bears

Nov 20, 2015 2:25 PM

Matt Forte is bracing for the end of his career with the Chicago Bears.

"The fans are the fans," Forte said. "The NFL is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately [league]. I've been out a few games and Jeremy has done well stepping in for me. So everybody is always looking for the next best thing. With [me] being in my contract year, it's obvious that that's the storyline that will come up.

"Chicago is kind of like that: 'Well, see ya later, Matt.' I'm like, 'Man, I've been here going on eight years -- y'all just going to throw me to the side like that?' But that's the nature of the NFL. And I don't mind. I will play wherever I end up after that."

With the Bears uninterested in an extension with Forte, he is unlikely to rush back from injury.

"I've got to play it smart," Forte said. "Say I play Sunday and get banged up a little bit. Thursday's a really quick turnaround. So I have to talk to the head trainer [Nate Breske] and coach [John] Fox about that."

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Jeff Fisher Had Jay Cutler Ahead Vince Young In 2006

Nov 13, 2015 11:15 AM

Jeff Fisher claims he had Jay Cutler rated higher than Vince Young during the 2006 NFL Draft.

“Looking back, I would say that I had the three quarterbacks ranked Cutler, [Matt] Leinart and Young,” Fisher said, via Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com. “I loved Jay. You know. I mean, we watched him play in our own backyard, man. We had a private workout there in our indoor facility and coached him in the Senior Bowl. It just didn’t work out.”

The Tennessee Titans selected Young with the third overall pick, while Lenart went 10th to the Arizona Cardinals and Cutler was selected 11th by the Denver Broncos.

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Philip Rivers, Jay Cutler Have No Hard Feelings For Each Other
Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers were AFC West rivals for several seasons, but the bad blood has evaporated during Cutler's time with the Bears.

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Bears Considering Signing Montee Ball
Montee Ball was a second round pick in 2013 and appeared poised to take over the Broncos' running back job before he was slowed by injuries.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN (via PFT)

Matt Forte Called Steph Curry Of NFL By Adrian Peterson
Matt Forte is currently fourth in yards from scrimmage and sixth in rushing yards through six games in 2015.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Bears Release Jeremiah Ratliff, Sign Ziggy Hood
The NFL suspended Jeremiah Ratliff for the first three games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Alshon Jeffery Out For 3rd Straight Week With Hamstring Injury
Alshon Jeffery also sat out Weeks 1 and 2.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Panthers Acquire Jared Allen From Bears
Jared Allen didn't fit the Bears' 3-4 scheme and he'll now get a chance to work in Carolina's 4-3.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Jay Cutler Out At Least Two Weeks With Hamstring Injury
Jay Cutler suffered the injury trying to make a tackle following an interception in Week 2.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Alshon Jeffery Questionable For Week 2 After Suffering Setback
Alshon Jeffery is dealing with calf and hamstring injuries.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Matt Forte On Free Agency: All I Can Do Is Play Football
Matt Forte will become a free agent at the end of the season and was asked how playing in a contract year impacts his approach.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Kevin White Could Miss Entire Season With Stress Fracture In Shin
The Bears had been misleading the media on the injury throughout training camp and Kevin White lied on Friday.

Jon Greenberg/ESPN

Bears Acquire Matthew Wells From Pats For Ryan Groy
Linebacker Matthew Wells was drafted in the sixth round by the Patriots in the 2015 NFL draft.

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Bears Sign Tracy Porter
Tracy Porter owns the iconic moment of Super Bowl XLIV for his interception of Peyton Manning returned for a game-sealing touchdown.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Ray McDonald Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge
Ray McDonald signed with the Bears this offseason.

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Bears May Move Away From Matt Forte As Workhorse Back
Matt Forte may no longer be the Bears' workhorse running back with John Fox now in charge.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Brandon Marshall Was Nearly Traded To Patriots In 2014
Brandon Marshall was nearly traded to the Patriots last offseason before he signed a three-year, $30 million extension with the Bears.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Eagles, Bears Making Hardest Push For No. 2 Pick
Both the Eagles and Bears are targeting Marcus Mariota if they acquire the second overall pick.

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

Bears Considering Trade Offers For Martellus Bennett
Martellus Bennett is seeking a new contract with the Bears or any trade that acquires him.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Matt Forte Skips Voluntary Camp In Hopes Of New Contract
Matt Forte is entering the final season of a $30.4 million contract he signed in 2012.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Kevin White Visits Bears, Rams This Week
Both Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay project Kevin White going to the Bears at No. 7.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Bears Hosting Jameis Winston For Meeting
Chicago owns the seventh overall pick and still have Jay Cutler on their roster.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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