Oct 2, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson (4) intercepts a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bears S Eddie Jackson has Lisfranc injury

Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson is out indefinitely with a Lisfranc injury, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection is still receiving opinions on the non-contact foot injury sustained during Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets.

Head coach Matt Eberflus said Monday he was not sure whether Jackson’s injury is season-ending.

Jackson, who turns 29 next month, has four interceptions and 80 tackles in 12 starts this season.

He has started all 88 games he’s played in since Chicago drafted him in the fourth round in 2017. He has recorded 14 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles and 422 tackles during that span.

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Nov 20, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) walks off the field with medical personnel after a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bears QB Justin Fields to have MRI on shoulder

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will have an MRI on his left shoulder Monday, NFL Network reported.

He sustained the injury to his non-throwing shoulder on Sunday but played every snap in a 27-24 loss at Atlanta.

“The pain right now is pretty bad,” Fields said after the game.

Fields completed 14 of 21 passes for 153 yards with one touchdown and one interception and rushed 18 times for 85 yards and a score against the Falcons.

In his second NFL season, the 23-year-old Fields has thrown for 1,642 yards and 13 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He has run for 834 yards and seven scores in 11 starts for the Bears (3-8).

Chicago visits the New York Jets (6-4) on Sunday before hosting the Packers on Dec. 4, followed by their bye week.

Trevor Siemian, 30, is the No. 2 quarterback for the Bears. He has completed the only pass he attempted this season, a five-yarder at Dallas on Oct. 30.

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Oct 9, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA;  Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) catches a pass against the Chicago Bears in the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson lead Vikings past Bears

Kirk Cousins set a franchise record with 17 straight completions to start Sunday’s game and scored the winning touchdown in the Minnesota Vikings’ 29-22 victory over the Chicago Bears in Minneapolis.

Cousins snuck over the goal line from a yard out with 2:27 remaining to enable Minnesota to improve to 4-1 and take sole possession of first place in the NFC North.

Cousins finished 32 of 41 for 296 yards, one touchdown and an interception. Justin Jefferson caught a career-high 12 passes for 154 yards.

Cameron Dantzler secured the win for the Vikings by recovering a fumble from Ihmir Smith-Marsette at their 39-yard-line with 1:01 left.

Justin Fields completed 15 of 21 passes for 208 yards with a touchdown for Chicago, which fell to 2-3.

Minnesota controlled most of the first half behind an offense that rolled to touchdowns on its first three possessions.

The Vikings drove 86 yards on the game’s opening march, Cousins hitting all seven passes for 68 yards. Dalvin Cook finished the drive with a 1-yard run at the 8:15 mark.

After Cairo Santos converted a 50-yard field goal on Chicago’s first possession, Minnesota made it 14-3 on the first play of the second quarter on a 5-yard run by Cook.

The margin grew to 21-3 with 7:20 left in the half when Cousins flipped a 1-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Reagor. However, the Bears finally found the end zone with 1:08 left in the first half on a 9-yard scoring jaunt by David Montgomery.

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Sep 11, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) runs the ball in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

Bears RB David Montgomery (knee, ankle) misses practice

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery did not practice Wednesday due to knee and ankle injuries.

Montgomery got hurt in the first quarter of Sunday’s 23-20 win against the Houston Texans and did not return.

Khalil Herbert replaced Montgomery and rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.

Montgomery, 25, has rushed for 159 yards in three games and has five catches for 38 yards with no scores.

Cornerback Jaylon Johnson also missed Wednesday’s practice with a quadriceps injury. He sustained the injury in practice last week and did not play against Houston.

Defensive back Dane Cruikshank and linebacker Matt Adams did not practice due to hamstring injuries. Tight end Ryan Griffin (Achilles), wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring) and linebacker Roquan Smith (quad) were limited participants at Wednesday’s session.

The Bears (2-1) visit the New York Giants (2-1) on Sunday afternoon.

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Jan 31, 2022; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears President Ted Phillips watches Chicago Bears-Head Coach Matt Eberflus (not pictured) speaks during a Press Conference Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Bears president/CEO Ted Phillips retiring in February

Chicago Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips is stepping down in late February after 40 years with the team.

Phillips, 65, has held his current position since 1999.

The decision to retire was announced Friday, but Phillips said it has been on his mind for a few years.

“Forty seasons is a long time,” he said. “I’m very blessed and I love my job. But when COVID hit, it gave me time to reflect and think about what I want my future to be. I’m healthy, so there’s no issue there, knock on wood. It was more just wanting to give myself the gift of time, to be able to enjoy my family and my friends.

“It’s a demanding job; takes a lot of time, there’s a lot of pressure. I just felt like it’s time to hand the baton to somebody else.”

Phillips joined the Bears in 1983 as the controller. He served as director of finance from 1987-93 and vice president of operations from 1993-99.

He became just the fourth president of the 102-year-old franchise, following George Halas, George “Mugs” Halas Jr. and Michael McCaskey.

The Bears will kick off their final season under Phillips’ leadership on Sept. 11 when the San Francisco 49ers visit Soldier Field.

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Oct 10, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Chicago Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith (58) tackles Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) during a game at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bears LB Roquan Smith no longer requesting trade

After requesting a trade earlier this month, Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith now will play out the final season of his contract with the team, NFL Network reported Saturday.

The Bears took Smith off the physically unable to perform list last week. The move allowed them to fine Smith $40,000 per day for skipping practice.

Smith, 25, went public with his request to be traded, saying the Bears are “trying to take advantage of me” and “left me no choice” but to seek a trade.

It was never clear what Smith’s injury was in the first place that led to his spot on the PUP list.

Smith is set to earn $9.7 million this season on the final year of his rookie contract. He was placed on the PUP list when he reported to training camp last month.

Bears first-year general manager Ryan Poles addressed the situation last week.

“Right now, my intentions are to sign Roquan to this team,” Poles said. “… My intentions are to make sure Roquan Smith is on this team.”

Smith had at least 100 tackles in each of his first four NFL seasons since being drafted with the eighth overall pick in 2018. He logged a career-high 163 tackles with three sacks and one interception in 17 starts in 2021.

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Nov 21, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith (58) tackles Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay (13) in the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Bears LB Roquan Smith requests trade: ‘No choice’

Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is requesting a trade after efforts to reach a long-term contract stalled.

NFL Network published a written statement from Smith on Tuesday. ESPN verified the validity of the statement.

Smith, 25, has been seeking an extension since April. He said the “new front office regime doesn’t value me here.”

“They’ve refused to negotiate in good faith,” Smith wrote. “Every step of this journey has been ‘take it or leave it.’ The deal sent to me is one that would be bad for myself, and for the entire LB market if I signed it.”

Smith said the Bears are “trying to take advantage of me” and “left me no choice than to request a trade that allows me to play for an organization that truly values what I bring to the table.”

He had at least 100 tackles in each of the past four seasons since being drafted with the eighth overall pick in 2018. He logged a career-high 163 tackles with three sacks and one interception in 17 starts in 2021.

Smith is set to earn $9.7 million this season on the final year of his rookie contract. He was placed on the physically unable to perform list when he reported to training camp last month.

In his statement, Smith apologized to Bears fans and expressed his doubts that the situation in Chicago can be remedied.

“I haven’t had the chance to talk to the McCaskey family, and maybe they can salvage this, but as of right now I don’t see a path back to the organization I truly love,” he said. “I hope and pray you all can understand, I’m deeply sorry it’s come to this.”

The Bears open the preseason at home Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Chicago opens the regular season on Sept. 11 at Soldier Field against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Mar 18, 2022; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Lucas Patrick speaks to the media as he has agreed to a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears. He played for the Green Bay Packers last year. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Bears C Lucas Patrick exits practice with apparent injury

Chicago Bears starting center Lucas Patrick left practice Thursday with an apparent injury.

Patrick, who turns 29 on Saturday, walked off the field with trainers before taking a cart to the locker room.

He signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Bears in March that includes $4 million guaranteed in 2022.

Patrick played his first five NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers, starting 34 of 73 games from 2017-21.

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Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Riley Reiff (71) watches from the sideline between sessions during a training camp practice at the Paul Brown Stadium practice facility in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Air temperatures reached the upper 90s Thursday, with "real feel" rising above 110 in the afternoon.

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp

Bears sign OL Riley Reiff to 1-year deal

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms on a one-year deal with offensive tackle and former first-round pick Riley Reiff on Tuesday.

The deal could be worth up to $12.5 million, ESPN and NFL Network reported. Reiff is expected to nab the starting spot at left tackle for the Bears.

“That’s another opportunity — I said from the beginning — our front office is not going to stop chipping away and bringing good football players to make this team better,” Bears general manager Ryan Poles said in announcing the move.

Reiff, 33, started 12 games for the Cincinnati Bengals last season. He was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 16 and missed the rest of the season.

Reiff has played in 147 games (139 starts) for the Detroit Lions (2012-16), Minnesota Vikings (2017-20) and Bengals. He was selected No. 23 overall by the Lions in the 2012 draft.

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Aug 14, 2019; Costa Mesa, CA, USA: Los Angeles Chargers tackle Michael Schofield III (75) during training camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Bears signing veteran G Michael Schofield

The Chicago Bears are signing veteran offensive lineman Michael Schofield, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Schofield, 31, started 12 of his 15 games with the Los Angeles Chargers last season.

He has played 102 games (81 starts) with the Broncos (2015-16), Chargers (2017-19, 2021) and Carolina Panthers (2020) since Denver drafted him in the third round in 2014.

Schofield also has five postseasons starts, including Denver’s 24-10 victory against Carolina in Super Bowl 50.

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