Patrick Finley

Chicago Bears reporter

Patrick Finley covers the Chicago Bears for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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.
The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley answers the most important Bears questions as they prepare for their Sept. 10 season opener against the rival Packers:
When the Bears named their 53-man roster on Tuesday a whopping six players hailed from the state.
The Bears want to see Justin Fields elevate his play this year. Asked how he’d measure that, general manager Ryan Poles was direct.
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;
After trimming their roster to 53 players Tuesday, the Bears planned to stay up late doing their homework.
The team set its roster by Tuesday’s 3 p.m. deadline.