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2019 Schedule
12-4, 1st in NFC North

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach Matt Nagy noted the team's high attendance rate at offseason workouts. Nagy said 98% of the team showed up for an optional lift earlier in the week. Many teams around the league are not so fortunate.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears with a couple different looks at Wednesday's OTA. Bradley Sowell, formerly a swing tackle, moved to tight end and Taquan Mizzell, formerly a running back, is listed as a wide receiver. Head coach Matt Nagy also said James Daniels worked at center and Cody Whitehair at left guard. That switch could become permanent if the duo works well at their new spots when the pads come on in training camp.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears opened the OTA portion of their voluntary offseason program with three kickers under contract: Chris Blewitt, Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro. "It's going well," head coach Matt Nagy said of Chicago's kicking competition. "Again the word process is probably what sticks out to me the most. We're just going to let the thing play out."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach Matt Nagy updated the progress of third-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on Wednesday, noting that, "Mitch is in and out of the huddle, he sees the defense, and from the time we've been out here it's exciting. You stay cautiously optimistic that he's going to take that really big jump, I've been saying that since I've got here that it takes time, but you can see the vision from him in the huddle and at the line of scrimmage.”

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears signed free agent linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis to a one-year contract. Pierre-Louis has played for the Jets, Chiefs and Seahawks. His best year came in 2017, when he recorded 35 tackles for Kansas City.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Bears traded for kicker Eddy Pineiro from the Raiders, per source. Bears traded a 2021 7th-round pick for kicker Eddy Piniero based on these conditions: he has to be on Chicago's active roster for five games, per source.


Mitch Trubisky, Bears QB

Chris Bleck talks with Bears QB Mitch Trubisky about year 2 in Matt Nagy's system, watching film, David Montgomery and moving past the Wild Card loss.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears third-round pick RB David Montgomery made a strong impression thought rookie minicamp. "He's very, very … he's extremely focused when he's in practice, which I love, Bears head coach Matt Nagy said. "He's very dialed in to whatever his assignment is. He loves being out here." Montgomery projects as a future every-down running back, and he did nothing to dispel that notion over Chicago's three-day rookie camp. Montgomery may lack elite breakaway speed, but his quick feet and above average lateral movement was easy to spot during drills.

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No good: Bears kickers boot early shot to dazzle

Matt Nagy had the eight kickers attending the Bears' rookie minicamp attempt a 43-yarder -- the same distance from which Cody Parkey missed in the playoffs -- and only two made it.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Who's ready for a good old-fashioned kicker competition? The Chicago Bears list eight kickers on their rookie minicamp roster, which begins on Friday: Chris Blewitt, Casey Bednarski, Redford Jones, Elliott Fry, Emmit Carpenter, John Baron II, Spencer Evans and Justin Yoon. Chicago is searching for a replacement for Cody Parkey, who the Bears cut after his double doink missed 43-yard field goal in a playoff loss to Philadelphia back in January.

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Ex-Bears kicker warns Gould of Chicago return

It might seem like it would be a perfect reunion, but former Bears kicker Kevin Butler said Robbie Gould needs to be "careful what you wish for" when it comes to his wanting to return to Chicago via trade.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Bears have exercised the fifth-year option on Leonard Floyd's contract, locking up the linebacker through the 2020 season.


Ryan Pace, Bears GM

David Kaplan and Dan Wiederer talk with Bears GM Ryan Pace about David Montgomery, Riley Ridley and the 2019 Draft class.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Bears picks through all seven rounds of the draft: 1. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State (3rd round); 2. Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia (4th round); 3. Duke Shelley, CB, Kansas State (6th round); 4. Kerrith Whyte, RB, Florida Atlantic (7th round); 5. Stephen Denmark, CB, Valdosta State (7th round).

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears general manager Ryan Pace states that running back David Montgomery (picked No. 73 overall) has "good vision...good instincts...good hands...is good out of the backfield...and is a well-rounded back." Pace added, "this guys checks all the boxes for us, including in terms of character." Pace won't commit to Montgomery as a starter, but says that all the running backs will be expected to contribute in Matt Nagy's offense.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards222.821st
Rushing Yards121.111th
Points For26.39th
Points Against17.71st