It looks like the Bears might not be the only team that free-agent Julius Peppers visits.
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The Bears have long been known as a running team. While the addition of QB Jay Cutler last season created more of an emphasis on the passing attack, the collapse of the ground game was surprising and disappointing.
Bears coach Lovie Smith just addressed the media and said the team will target safeties during the offseason.
The trend in recent years within NFL front offices towards younger (cheaper) general managers, executives and coaches is not surprising. The cost of doing business is going up, the economy is weak, and while gross revenues for the league are robust, like all businesses, teams have found ways to streamline their operations.
Mike Martz arrived in Chicago on Friday to interview for the Bears’ offensive coordinator position, NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi confirmed through a league source.
Perry Fewell will accept the Giants’ offer to be their defensive coordinator, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Former Bills interim coach Perry Fewell will interview with the Bears on Monday, and is all but certain to receive an offer to become the team’s defensive coordinator.
Perry Fewell is the premier candidate to take over as the Bears’ defensive coordinator, according to a league source.
The Bears have fired offensive coordinator Ron Turner as expected, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Lovie Smith is almost certain to return as head coach of the Chicago Bears next season, according to league sources, but major changes could be coming for a team that struggled on both sides of the ball and fell short of expectations.
Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Aaron Curry, Adewale Ogunleye, Brandon Myers, Bryan Scott, Charlie Frye, DeAngelo Williams, Eddie Royal, Jacques Cesaire, Jim Mora, John Harbaugh, Keith Bulluck, Lardarius Webb, Lovie Smith, Michael Turner, Michael Vick, Quentin Jammer, Sammie Stroughter, Tanard Jackson, Terrence McGee, Trent Edwards, Week 15 injuries
Michael Vick, DeAngelo Williams and Michael Turner were among the players who sustained injuries in Week 15. Here’s a look around the league.
Bears WR Devin Hester and DT Tommie Harris will play against the Cardinals, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora confirmed through a league source.
Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Alex Smith, Brett Favre, Chicago Bears, Jason Whitlock, Kansas City Chiefs, Larry Johnson, Lovie Smith, Mike Wallace, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Scott Pioli, Shaun Hill, Todd Haley, Will Witherspoon
Kansas City Star columnist Jason Whitlock writes that the Larry Johnson distraction is just what Haley and general manager Scott Pioli need, and that the problems Johnson is causing are no reason to cut the guy.
The Chicago Bears not planning to sign veteran free agent LB Derrick Brooks, according to a league source.
NFL Network’s Scott Hanson reported from Lake Forest, Ill., on Wednesday with the latest on, about and from Jay Cutler, who called his Week 1 performance disappointing.