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2018 Schedule
12-4, 1st in NFC North
Wilbon likes Packers-Bears to start 2019-20 season (1:16)
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Bears-Pack will start season; Pats open on SNF

The Bears and Packers will kick off the NFL's 100th regular season as the league has elected to forgo having the Super Bowl champs host the first game of the season.

John Pluym ESPN 

The Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers in the 2019 NFL opener at Soldier Field on Sept. 5. This will be the second consecutive year the Packers and Bears have met in their respective season openers. Last year, the Packers rallied from 17-0 deficit to win 24-23 at Lambeau Field. Including playoffs, the Packers and Bears franchises have met 198 times, the most common matchup in NFL history. The Packers own a 97-95-6 edge in the series. The Bears won the last meeting between the two teams last season, and haven't won consecutive games against the Packers since 2007.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Bears re-signed third-string quarterback Tyler Bray to a one-year contract Wednesday. Bray has a long history with Bears coach Matt Nagy, having spent five seasons with him in Kansas City before moving over to Chicago in 2018. No. 2 quarterback Chase Daniel and starter Mitch Trubisky are under contract for 2019 as well.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

While the Bears continue their search for a new place-kicker, they have locked up a more reliable segment of their special teams battery. Punter Pat O'Donnell has agreed to terms on a two-year, $4 million contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. O'Donnell ranked sixth in the NFL last season by placing 46.8 percent of his punts inside the 20 yard line.

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Bears sign safety Clinton-Dix to 1-year deal

The Bears are bringing in safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on a one-year, $3.5 million deal. The former first-rounder will join Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson, his teammate at Alabama, in Chicago

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Free agent safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and others. The Bears will be Clinton-Dix's third team since the start of the 2018 season. He'll have a chance to replace Adrian Amos, who signed a lucrative deal this week with the Green Bay Packers. Clinton-Dix, a 2014 first-round pick of the Packers, was a Pro Bowl player in 2016 but his play dipped since then. The Packers traded him to the Washington Redskins midway through last season.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Ted Larsen is back to give the Chicago Bears depth at multiple positions along the offensive line. The team announced he has signed a one-year deal. Larsen, 32, has started 86 games in his NFL career, including 13 when he was with the Bears in 2016. He spent the past two seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Receiver Cordarelle Patterson is a perfect fit for the Chicago Bears' offense under coach Matt Nagy, who showed how he can put skilled players to good use in unusual situations during his debut season with the Bears. Patterson is the NFL's best kickoff returner, but more importantly, he is excellent in space. Nagy will find ways to use him there.

John Pluym ESPN 

How great of a pickup is S Adrian Amos for the Green Bay Packers? According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Amos was the nearest defender on 41 targets and didn't allow a touchdown in 2018 for the Chicago Bears. That was the most targets without allowing a TD by any safety in the NFL last season. Great job by the Packers to weaken a division rival by taking one of its best defensive players.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Chicago Bears plan to sign veteran cornerback Buster Skrine, who can play both outside and in the slot, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini and others. The move calls into question whether they will retain slot cornerback Bryce Callahan, who is a free agent. Bears fans should be warned: Skrine has been flagged for more penalties (74) than any NFL player since he started his career in 2011, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Chicago Bears plan to sign former Seattle Seahawks running back Mike Davis, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini and others. Davis averaged 4.6 yards on 112 carries as the Seahawks' No. 2 running back last season, but his arrival in Chicago will spur speculation about starter Jordan Howard's future. Do the Bears need (or want) Howard, Davis and Tarik Cohen in their backfield?

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Bears re-sign TE Braunecker to 2-year contract

The Bears have re-signed tight end Ben Braunecker, who made three starts and posted three catches for 42 yards last season, to a two-year contract.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Al Silverman, whose "I Am Third" — co-written with Gale Sayers — was the basis for the film "Brian's Song," about Sayers & Brian Piccolo, died Sunday at 92. A prolific author & editor of Sport Magazine for more than a decade, he also wrote books on the Yankees' Mickey Mantle era & Joe DiMaggio's 1941 season.

Team Stats

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