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Everything about this game was strange, starting with a matchup of bottom-of-the-barrel teams taking place in a national CBS telecast on a Sunday.
Bears quarterback Justin Fields was walking off the field last year — right around the time Aaron Rodgers gave the Soldier Field crowd a military style salute — when Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry stopped him to chat.
Halas Intrigue
The Bears’ rookie defensive tackle owes Big League Advance Fund 15% of his pre-tax NFL earnings in exchange for $436,485 he received from the company last year. But the lawsuit argues the contract he signed violated Florida’s NIL Statute.
For now, it’s looking like a Super Bowl rematch between the Chiefs and Eagles — and the Bears have a long way to climb.
Waddle, who co-hosts the afternoon show on ESPN 1000, will join host Taylor McGregor on “Bears Den,” a 30-minute show that will air on Thursdays during the season.
The Bears should be an improved team with the additions of DJ Moore, Tremaine Edmunds, Darnell Wright and others — with a chance for a big leap to the playoffs in a wide-open NFC North. But there’s a long way to go after a preseason filled with uncertainty.
The Bears are an unpredictable team in an unpredictable division. Here’s a look at where they stand going into the season.
The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley answers the most important Bears questions as they prepare for their Sept. 10 season opener against the rival Packers:
In only his second year as a GM, there isn’t much to go off in evaluating Poles — yet. Whether he has been right or wrong on key decisions will come to light this season and determine how much trust he gets going forward.
The second-year safety, who has been out since Aug. 5 with an undisclosed injury, has started on-field work but has some hurdles to clear. “We feel good [about] where he is,” coach Matt Eberflus said.
When the Bears named their 53-man roster on Tuesday a whopping six players hailed from the state.
Peterman is the veteran with five seasons of NFL experience. But he’s only started five games himself. So Bagent, the rookie from Division II Shepherd University, remains an intriguing option.
Of 11 Bears games on FOX last season, Joe Davis and Daryl Johnston called five, and Adam Amin and Mark Schlereth called three.
Peterman gives the Bears a veteran option to back up starting quarterback Justin Fields, with undrafted free agent rookie Tyson Bagent the other quarterback on the roster.
Poles’ miss on P.J. Walker was mitigated by his success — so far — with undrafted free agent Tyson Bagent. Those lessons could come in handy in the future. “There’s a learning lesson in every success and failure,” Poles said. “I learn something new every day.”
Mooney had been floated as a trade candidate, while Gipson was given permission to seek a trade.
Bears general manager was definitive that Taylor will be the punt returner. Jones remains the Bears’ kick returner.
The Bears want to see Justin Fields elevate his play this year. Asked how he’d measure that, general manager Ryan Poles was direct.
Jenkins is “week-to-week” according to GM Ryan Poles, but putting him on IR opens a roster spot.
The show, which counts former Bears receiver Brandon Marshall among its former hosts, features highlights and player audio from NFL films.
They signed 11 players and cut two from the active roster that could bounce back to the team if they get through waivers.
Here’s who the Bears are cutting before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. deadline;
The Bears finalized the initial version of their 53-man active roster Tuesday, but the flood of players waived at the deadline presented opportunities to upgrade.
After trimming their roster to 53 players Tuesday, the Bears planned to stay up late doing their homework.
Now that the Bears have finalized their roster, what is it? The outcomes range from playoff contention if everything goes right to picking at or near the top of the draft again if most of it backfires.
The rookie from Division-II Shepherd University made the 53-man roster, but coach Matt Eberflus left open the possibility the Bears might prefer a veteran to back up Justin Fields. “We’re certainly looking into that option,” Eberflus said.