We’re keeping you up to date on all the Chicago Bears related news and rumors surrounding the 2021 free agency period in this handy tracker.
We’re listing out all the Bears moves below, plus a bit further down the page we have some daily Bears reports and rumors.
Brand New Bears
QB, Andy Dalton (link)
RB, Damien Williams (link)
WR, Marquise Goodwin (link)
OL, Elijiah Wilkinson (link)
DL, Angelo Blackson (link)
CB, Desmond Trufant (link)
OLB, Jeremiah Attaochu (link)
OLB, Christian Jones (link)
Returning Bears 2021 Free Agents
WR, Allen Robinson (link)
OL, Germain Ifedi (link)
OL, Badara Traore
OL, Alex Bars
RB, Ryan Nall
WR, Reggie Davis
TE, J.P. Holtz
DL, Mario Edwards Jr. (link)
S, Deon Bush (link)
S, DeAndre Houston-Carson (link)
S, Tashaun Gipson (link)
CB, Artie Burns (link)
CB, Michael Joseph (link)
LB, Josh Woods
OLB, James Vaughters
K, Cairo Santos (link)
P, Patrick O’Donnell (link)
LS, Patrick Scales (link)
Pending Bears 2021 Free Agents
Dwayne Harris, WR
Demetrius Harris, TE
Jason Spriggs, T
Daniel McCullers, DL
Sherrick McManis, DB
Eddy Pineiro, K
DL, Roy Robertson-Harris - Signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. (link)
QB, Mitchell Trubisky - Signed with the Buffalo Bills. (link)
DL, Brent Urban - Signing with the Dallas Cowboys (link)
CB, Kyle Fuller - Released and signed with the Denver Broncos. (link)
OLB, Barkevious Mingo - Signed with the Atlanta Falcons. (link)
OL, Rashaad Coward - Signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers (link)
DL, John Jenkins - Signed with the Miami Dolphins (link)
WR/RB/KR, Cordarrelle Patterson - Signed with the Atlanta Falcons (link)
WR, DeAndre Carter - Signed by the Washington Football Team (link)
Bobby Massie, OT
Buster Skrine, NB
Kyle Fuller, CB
Daily Bears Reports and Rumors
- 4/19 - The Bears have re-signed safety Tashaun Gipson. (link)
- 4/19 - Veteran quarterback Alex Smith, who was rumored to be connected to the Bears due to his friendship with Matt Nagy, has retired. And it sounds like the Jaguars may have been the team that he considered before hanging ‘em up. (link)
- 4/16 - The Bears have signed wide out Marquise Goodwin, (link)
- 4/15 - Cordarrelle Patterson has signed with the Atlanta Falcons. (link)
- 4/9 - The Bears have re-signed Michael Joseph. (link)
- 4/8 - The Panthers have given QB Teddy Bridgewater permission to seek a trade and several teams are interested. No teams have specifically been mentioned, but the Bears did have interest in Teddy last offseason. (link)
- 4/7 - Rapoport also mentions a few other teams that were inquiring about a Sam Darnold trade, and the Bears were not mentioned. (link)
- 4/7 - The Anthony Miller trade rumors are picking back up per Ian Rapoport. (link)
- 4/2 - The San Francisco 49ers are seeking a 1st round pick in trade for QB Jimmy Garoppolo. (link)
- 4/2 - Things can obviously change, but Bears GM Ryan Pace talked up Nick Foles as though he was going to be with them in 2021 at his morning press conference.
- 4/2 - The dots connecting QB Alex Smith to the Bears have been going on all offseason, but it now looks like Smith is an option for the Houston Texans. (link)
- 4/1 - John Jenkins is signing with the Miami Dolphins. (link)
- 4/1 - Contract details are up at Over the Cap for some of the new Bears. Corner Desmond Trufant signed a 1 year/$1.075M (no guarantees), running back Damien Williams is signed for 1 year/$1.5M ($1M guaranteed) plus 3 void years, linebacker Christian Jones’ deal is 1 year/$1.213M ($538K guaranteed. (link)
- - CB Artie Burns 1/$990K. $850K cap hit.
- 3/30 - Benjamin Allbright is reporting that multiple sources told him that Mitchell Trubisky wanted to go to Denver, but the Broncos never reciprocated the interest. (link)
- 3/29 - The contract numbers are available for Patrick O’Donnell (1 year/$1.75M w/ $600K guaranteed, and a $1.075M cap hit) and DeAndre Houston Carson (1 year/$1.27M w/ $987K guaranteed, and a $987K cap hit). (link)
- 3/29 - Russell Wilson trade rumors persist. (link)
- 3/29 - The Rashaad Coward to the Steelers rumor from the weekend is now more than that as it’s being reported that he has signed with them. (link)
- 3/29 - The Sam Darnold rumors have cooled to the point where the latest report has the Jets thinking about keeping him to pair with the rookie they take with the second overall pick. This may be New York’s last ditch effort to convince likley trade suitors to increase their offers. No one is buying it, especially since they already Joe Flacco.
- 3/28 - There was a rumor making the rounds on Saturday from Reddit that Rashaad Coward signed with the Steelers, but I can confirm that rumor was false and at this time there is no deal in place. ~ L.A.W.
- 3/27 - The contract numbers are in on Elijah Wilkinson’s 1-year Bears contract; $1.27M with $987,000 guaranteed. (link)
- 3/26 - The Bears are re-signing corner Artie Burns who missed all of 2020 with a torn ACL. (link)
- 3/26 - The NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah said that he hasn’t heard much about the Bears being interested in New York Jets QB Sam Darnold, but he did mention the Panthers and Broncos.
- 3/26 - The huge trade between the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers tells us that the ‘Fins are content with second year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and that we should see QBs go 1-2-3 at the very least in the NFL Draft.
- 3/25 - DeAndre Houston Carson returns on a 1-year contract. (link)
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