As the Bears prepare to open the season against the Texans Sunday in Houston, we take a look back at the stories that made news this week at Halas Hall.
Sunday, Sept. 4
Bears ink former Packers guard Sitton
A surprise cut by the Packers Saturday, guard Josh Sitton didn't waste any time spicing up the NFL's oldest rivalry, signing a three-year contract with the Bears.
Guard Josh Sitton didn't waste any time spicing up the NFL's oldest rivalry, signing a three-year contract with the Bears.
The Bears parted ways with their all-time leading scorer, releasing veteran kicker Robbie Gould after he appeared in 166 games over 11 seasons.
Monday, Sept. 5
Bears sign Barth to replace Gould
The Bears' busy Labor Day weekend continued as they signed kicker Connor Barth and long-snapper Patrick Scales and released guard Amini Silatolu and long-snapper Aaron Brewer.
Three-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton signed with the Bears due in large part to how quickly and aggressively they pursued him following his release from the Packers.
The Bears decided to release veteran kicker Robbie Gould simply because they felt that Connor Barth would provide an upgrade at the position.
Tuesday, Sept. 6
Bears release Week 1 depth chart
In advance of their regular-season opener against the Texans in Houston, the Bears released their first unofficial depth chart since finalizing their 53-man roster.
Wednesday, Sept. 7
Bears prepping to face Texans in opener
After an off day Tuesday, the Bears returned to the practice field Wednesday to continue preparing for Sunday's season opener against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.
The Bears locked up one of their most important players, signing offensive lineman Kyle Long to a four-year contract extension through 2021.
After losing to Brock Osweiler last season, the Bears will look to even the score with the 6-foot-8 quarterback in their season opener against the Texans in Houston.
Thursday, Sept. 8
Key veterans figure to improve offense
After combining to play zero preseason snaps for the Bears, veterans Zach Miller, Eddie Royal and Josh Sitton should help bolster the offense heading into the regular season.
Friday, Sept. 9
Players to watch versus Texans
Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in the Bears' season opener against the Texans in Houston.
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