Chicago Bears Wiretap

Adam Gase Hired By Bears As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 21, 2015 7:39 PM

Adam Gase has agreed to become offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears.

Gase and John Fox previously worked together with the Denver Broncos.

Gase was a head coaching candidate for multiple openings.

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Adam Gase, Charlie Weis Emerge As Bears' OC Candidates

Jan 20, 2015 6:19 PM

Charlie Weis and Adam Gase are among the candidates for the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator vacancy.

Weis has been out of work since he was fired as the head coach at Kansas last season.

Gase worked with John Fox over the past two seasons with the Denver Broncos.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst is also a candidate for the Bears job.


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Vic Fangio Agrees To Join Bears As Defensive Coordinator

Jan 20, 2015 10:56 AM

Vic Fangio has joined the Chicago Bears as defensive coordinator.

Fangio spent the past four seasons as defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers.

Fangio runs a 3-4 defense, which aligns with the defensive philosophy of John Fox.

Washington was also interested in agreeing to terms with Fangio.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

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Bears Hire John Fox As Head Coach

Jan 16, 2015 11:05 AM

The Chicago Bears and John Fox have agreed for him become their next head coach.

Fox was fired by the Denver Broncos this week.

The Bears had been expected to pursue a veteran head coach to pair with first-time general manager Ryan Pace.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

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Bears To Interview John Fox

Jan 13, 2015 10:55 AM

John Fox will interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching vacancy, but he's not a lock to be hired.

Fox parted ways with the Denver Broncos on Monday.

Fox is a veteran coach with a winning record and meets much of the criteria the Bears envision in a possible pairing with a first-year general manager Ryan Pace.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

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Gary Kubiak Announces He'll Stay With Ravens

Jan 12, 2015 5:24 PM

Gary Kubiak has announced that he will remain with the Baltimore Ravens as offensive coordinator and won't interview for head coaching positions.

“It is flattering and humbling to be invited to interview for a number of NFL head coaching positions, and I greatly appreciate these opportunities,” Kubiak said in a statement. “But I have decided to stay with the Ravens.

“This is a special organization and we, like [Head] Coach [John] Harbaugh says, are building something great. I want to be a part of that and contribute in whatever ways I can.”

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Bears To Strongly Pursue Gary Kubiak As Head Coach

Jan 11, 2015 1:41 PM

The Chicago Bears will pursue Gary Kubiak for their coaching vacancy.

Dan Quinn is also a target of interest for the Bears, though they appear to prefer hiring an experienced candidate to pair with new general manager Ryan Pace.

Kubiak had said he wouldn't interview for any openings until the Baltimore Ravens were eliminated from the postseason.

Kubiak was head coach of the Houston Texans from 2006 until 2013.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Ryan Pace Has Final Say On Bears' Roster, Isn't Moneyball GM

Jan 9, 2015 12:26 PM

Ryan Pace will have final say on the Chicago Bears' roster and on their head coach.

“The 53-man roster, to answer your question, yes,” Pace said when asked if he has final say. “But my experience is in New Orleans, the relationship between the head coach and General Manager, that’s critical. So is the head coach and the quarterback. Those are the two most important relationships in the building.” 

Pace is the NFL's youngest general manager.

“I’m 37, but I’ve seen a lot,” Pace said. “I don’t look at my age, I look at my experience in New Orleans.

"I don't want you guys thinking I'm some moneyball GM. That's not me," said Pace.

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Bears Hire Ryan Pace As GM

Jan 8, 2015 3:04 PM

The Chicago Bears have hired Ryan Pace as general manager.

Pace was promoted to the Saints' director player personnel in 2013, a position that called for Pace to assist New Orleans Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis in overseeing the Saints' pro and college scouting departments. 

Pace joined the Saints in 2001 after playing college football at Eastern Illinois University. He worked as the Saints' director of pro personnel from 2007-2012. 

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Bears To Interview Mike Shanahan After Hiring GM

Jan 6, 2015 10:39 AM

The Chicago Bears plan on interviewing Mike Shanahan once the team hires a general manager.

Shanahan previously worked with Jay Cutler with the Denver Broncos.

Shanahan has also met with the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills.

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Doug Marrone Interviewing With Falcons
Doug Marrone is receiving interest from the Falcons, Jets and Bears.

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Bears To Interview Chris Ballard For GM Job
Chris Ballard is currently the Chiefs' director of pro personnel and spent 12 years with the Bears before leaving in 2013.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Bears Fire Phil Emery, Marc Trestman
Phil Emery lasted just three seasons with the Bears.

Bears' Coaching Staff Fears 'Sweeping Changes'
Marc Trestman has missed the playoffs in each of his two seasons as head coach of the Bears.

Michael C. Wright/ESPN

Jay Cutler To Start Week 17 For Bears
Jay Cutler will start at quarterback for the Bears in Week 17 with Jimmy Clausen out with a concussion.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Trestman To 'Talk About' Starting Jimmy Clausen Again
Jimmy Clausen had a passer rating of 77.0 while starting for Jay Cutler.

Michael C. Wright/ESPN

49ers, Jim Harbaugh Expected To Part Ways Quickly After Week 17
The Bears are a possibility for Jim Harbaugh, along with the Raiders, Dolphins and Michigan.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Jay Cutler Wants To Remain With Bears
Jay Cutler signed a seven-year, $127 million contract in the offseason, with $54 million guaranteed.

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Trestman's Benching Of Cutler Further Magnifies Distrust From Players
A portion of the locker room feels "confused and uncomfortable" over how Marc Trestman handled Jay Cutler's benching compared to the minor discipline Aaron Kromer received.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Bears Bench Jay Cutler, Will Start Jimmy Clausen
Jay Cutler is owed $15.5 million next season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Chris Conte Believes Playing In NFL Worth Risk Of Early Death
Chris Conte just wants to be able to outlive his parents.


Reports: Bears Likely To Fire Marc Trestman After Season
The Bears are prepared to fire Marc Trestman at the end of the season, according to Dan Bernstein of WSCR.

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Bears' Offensive Coordinator Makes Tearful Apology To Cutler
One NFL source familiar with Jay Cutler has said he "doesn't trust anyone, [but is a] good guy when you can break down the walls."

Chicago Tribune (via ESPN)

Bears Not Planning On Replacing Cutler With Clausen
Jay Trestman is beginning to be asked if Jimmy Clausen might be the better option at quarterback over Jay Cutler.

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Brandon Marshall Out For Season With Rib Injury
Brandon Marshall caught three passes for 61 yards prior to suffering the injury.

Michael C. Wright/ESPN

Bears Could Trade Jay Cutler In Offseason
The Bears could decide to trade Jay Cutler this offseason to save $12.5 million against the salary cap.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Lamarr Houston Ruptures ACL Celebrating Sack
Lamarr Houston faces a six to eight-month rehabilitation.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Marshall: Cutler And I Are Like Brothers
On Showtime’s “Inside the NFL”, Brandon Marshall reinforced his frustration at the Bears' 3-4 record.

Rich Campbell/Chicago Tribune

Marshall Calls Out Cutler In Locker Room After Loss To Dolphins
Brandon Marshall didn't deny there was friction in the aftermath of the game.

Michael C. Wright/ESPN

Cutler Leads NFL In Red Zone Yards
Jay Cutler has completed 16 of 28 passes for 133 yards, 10 touchdowns and no interceptions in the red zone.

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