The Early Lead: Chicago Bears


Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Jay Cutler signs seven-year extension with Bears

Quarterback chooses not to become a free agent as deal gets done quickly.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, NFL

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Bears-Ravens game resumes after storms in Chicago (updated)

Players had to leave the field and fans sought shelter as severe storms struck the Midwest.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:56 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, NFL

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Severe weather in Chicago, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh may strike NFL games

Severe thunderstorms, with tornadoes possible, are expected during Bears game against Baltimore Ravens.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:37 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, NFL

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Jay Cutler out Sunday; Charles Tillman goes on IR

Chicago Bears quarterback is week-to-week; cornerback would be eligible to play in postseason.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, NFL

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013

NFL Roundup: Peyton Manning loses in emotional return to Indianapolis

Manning received a warm welcome, but his Denver Broncos lost 39-33 Sunday night. Week 7 was also dominated by multiple injuries to star players.

By Kelyn Soong  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Luck, Baltimore Ravens, Ben Roethlisberger, brian cushing, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Geno Smith, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Peyton Manning, Pittsburgh Steelers, Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Brandon Marshall fined $10,500 by NFL for green cleats

Chicago Bears wide receiver did succeed in promoting Mental Health Awareness.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears, NFL

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Chicago Bears trade Gabe Carimi to Tampa Bay Bucs

Offensive lineman, a first-round draft pick in 2011, had been limited by injury.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:27 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Marc Trestman, NFL

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Brian Urlacher announces his retirement

Linebacker spent his entire career playing for the Chicago Bears.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears, NFL

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Jay Cutler is smokin' and wearing a wig to celebrate turning 30

Chicago Bears quarterback sends up that whole "Smokin' Jay Cutler" thing at a weekend bash.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:57 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari, NFL

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Jay Cutler prepared to play out his contract this season

With a new head coach and other new players, quarterback says he is comfortable waiting to see what the season brings.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, NFL

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Bears fire Lovie Smith

A 7-1 start ended in a 3-5 finish that kept the team out of the playoffs.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:08 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Lovie Smith

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Mike Ditka bounces back after minor stroke; I'm Iron Mike.

Mike Ditka, 73, is on the mend and says "I feel good" after suffering a minor stroke Friday

By Cindy Boren  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Mike Ditka

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Alex Smith won't play for 49ers against the Bears, report says

Quarterback Alex Smith, who suffered a concussion last week, will be replaced by Colin Kaepernick tonight in the San Francisco 49ers' game against the Chicago Bears.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:23 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Alex Smith, Jay Cutler working their way back from concussions

With a big NFC game looming Monday night, Alex Smith and Jay Cutler are trying to recover from concussions they suffered last week.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:45 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Arian Foster earns respect of Urlacher, Bears defense

The Houston Texans got the better of the Chicago Bears with Arian Foster carrying a big load.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, NFL

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Arian Foster earns respect of Urlacher, Bears’ defense

The Houston Texans got the better of the Chicago Bears with Arian Foster carrying a big load.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, NFL

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Bears expect to sign Josh McCown, report says

With Jay Cutler's status because of a concussion, the Chicago Bears reportedly will sign Josh McCown.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, NFL

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Jay Cutler votes for more offense, Mitt Romney

Chicago's quarterback wants his offense to step up to the level of the Bears' D.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:59 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, NFL

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Charles Tillman and the Bears are playing stifling defense. Again.

The Chicago Bears are winning with a suffocating defense. Now if they can just get an offense to match it...

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, NFL

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Jay Cutler says Ndamukong Suh hit was “clean” and he’ll be “good to go” Sunday

Jay Cutler took a wicked -- and legal -- hit from Ndamukong Suh that left him with sore ribs, but shouldn't sideline him Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, NFL

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Jay Cutler shakes off Ndamukong Suh’s hit as Brandon Marshall, Lawrence Jackson take to Twitter

Jay Cutler shows his mettle after Ndamukong Suh's (legal) hit leaves him with aching ribs.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, NFL

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Jay Cutler explains his diss of Mike Tice

Jay Cutler explains that he wasn't really dissing his offensive coordinator, Mike Tice, Monday night, in spite of how the video looks.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Jay Cutler delivers the best and worst of Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler has a stellar game, then does that Jay Cutler thing again.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Tony Romo has five reasons to forget the Dallas Cowboys’ loss

Tony Romo has another one of those games, throwing five interceptions in a loss to the Chicago Bears.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:34 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Matt Forte a “game-time decision,” Lovie Smith says

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte reportedly will play tonight. His coach says he's a game-time decision.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, NFL