NFL Week 9: What we learned from Sunday's games
The Week 9 games on Sunday had several blowouts and some close games. Here are some of our big takeaways.
Notable NFL players to watch on cutdown weekend
The regular season is about to begin and that means plenty of players will be on the chopping block this weekend. Gregg Rosenthal breaks down the notable players who could be released.
Injuries: Cyrus Jones (torn ACL, meniscus) done for year
Cyrus Jones suffered a torn ACL and a partially torn meniscus during Thursday's preseason finale and will miss the entire 2017 season.
Injuries: Bengals WR John Ross suffers knee injury
John Ross' abbreviated preseason has gotten even more brief. The Bengals receiver left Cincinnati's Week 4 contest against the Colts with a left knee injury, and has been ruled out.
NFL training camp: Thirteen potential surprise cuts
Every year, NFL fans are caught off guard by certain camp cuts. Gregg Rosenthal eyes 13 veterans who could receive their walking papers, including Dion Lewis, Brock Osweiler and Jamaal Charles.
Bears elevate QB Matt Barkley to active roster
Former Cardinals quarterback Matt Barkley will be on the Bears' 53-man roster against the Cowboys. He replaces linebacker Lamarr Houston, who was placed on injured reserve with an ACL injury.
Injuries: Trevathan to have surgery; Houston tears ACL
Fresh off a Monday night loss in which they surrendered 29 points, the Bears received some unwelcome news on Tuesday. Linebacker Danny Trevathan suffered a thumb injury that will require surgery.
Injury roundup: Initial X-rays on Abdullah negative
Sunday was a brutal day when it came to injuries around the league. Take a look at updates on all the notable injuries as news trickles down on Monday.
NFC position battles: QBs under pressure in West
While one QB battle (in Philly) fell short of the all the hype, two others (in Los Angeles and San Francisco) still have some juice. Gregg Rosenthal provides updates on the NFC's top 20 position battles.
NFC training camp battles: Bunch of action out West
Who will begin the 2016 season as Chip Kelly's quarterback in San Francisco: Blaine Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick? Gregg Rosenthal examines the most prominent position battles across the NFC.
The NFL's overrated, underrated offseason storylines
Trope-laden narratives generate too much consideration while important developments go overlooked in the offseason. Marc Sessler takes a look at the overblown and underappreciated storylines.
Eddie Goldman: Bears building 'vicious' pass rush
Chicago's front seven remains one of the NFC's more under-the-radar position groups, but tackle Eddie Goldman promised the Bears are planning to attack opponents with a 'vicious' pass rush.
NFL summer subplots: One burning question for each NFC team
What's the one thing Ezekiel Elliott must display early? Is this the year Teddy Bridgewater makes the leap? How healthy will Tyrann Mathieu be in 2016? Elliot Harrison studies the biggest NFC storylines.
NFC North projected starters: Team breakdowns
Plenty of players will be battling for starting positions, but who will rise to the top? Gregg Rosenthal breaks down his lists of projected starters for each team in the NFC North.
Lamarr Houston: Aaron Rodgers is 'a little too arrogant'
Here's one way to keep your name in the news cycle during the offseason: Repeatedly disparage the best quarterback on the planet. Enter Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston.
Jerrell Freeman signs three-year deal with Bears
Former Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman signed a three-year deal with the Bears. Does Chicago now have the league's most improved linebacker corps?
What we learned: Cutler, Langford shine in Bears' win
Jay Cutler's Monday night performance wasn't pristine, but he came through for the Bears when it mattered the most during the team's thrilling victory over an injury-depleted Chargers squad.
Bears' defense gets 'slice of humility' vs. Dolphins
The Chicago Bears allowed the Miami Dolphins to march down the field on the opening play. Converted linebacker Jared Allen said it was humbling for the defense.
What we learned in Thursday's preseason action
In just a few touches Thursday night, running back Ameer Abdullah showed he's the missing ingredient to possibly turning the Detroit Lions into a top-five attack. What else did we learn?
What to watch in Thursday's six preseason games
Our six-pack of games includes a crop of the quarterbacks we've been eager to see this month: Robert Griffin III, Johnny Manziel and Jimmy Garoppolo. Here's what to watch for.
Top 18 NFC training camp battles
Sam Bradford's battle against Mark Sanchez for the Eagles' QB job is further hindered by injury woes he's attempting to return from. Read what other NFC position battles are worth keeping an eye on.
Lamarr Houston unapologetic after infamous injury
Last year, Lamarr Houston tore his ACL after celebrating his first -- and only -- sack of the season. The Bears defensive end has since moved on, but can he thrive in Vic Fangio's 3-4 scheme?
Vic Fangio: Bears' Jared Allen can have rebirth at OLB
Jared Allen will move from defensive end to outside linebacker in the Chicago Bears' new 3-4 defense. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio believes it could lead to a career "rebirth."