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Clayton: Why a Peterson trade won't happen

An Adrian Peterson trade isn't happening this offseason, says John Clayton. Here's why his only option is to play for the Vikings in 2015.

Ray McDonald arrested again (3:57)
How does Cutler look this spring? (1:07)


Josh Weinfuss @joshweinfuss

Sad to hear about John Siegal's passing. Interviewed him in 2011 about Bears-Packers rivalry. Likely was the last player from '41 game.

Attorney: No McDonald restraining order

The attorney for Ray McDonald, Steve Defilippis, told ESPN's Josina Anderson the former Bears DE was not served with a restraining order and said McDonald was told his fiancee would not be at the house: "He goes there to meet the investigator for a legitimate purpose and the police show up and arrest him." Story

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McCaskey: Ray McDonald signing my call

Bears chairman George McCaskey explains he was the one who signed off on bringing in McDonald. He trusts the safeguards Chicago has in place to handle players with questionable character will hold up in the future.


McDonald arrested again in Santa Clara

Former 49ers and Bears DE Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order that was issued as a result of his domestic violence and child endangerment arrest that occurred Monday.

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Oldest former Bears player Siegal dies

John Siegal, who spent his entire five-year career with the Bears and helped the team win three NFL titles in the 1940s, has died at 97. Siegal was selected to three Pro Bowls.

Peterson on not attending Vikings' OTA's

As Adrian Peterson told ESPN's Josina Anderson in a statement: "The reason I'm not attending OTA's has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. It's about securing my future with the Vikings. It's business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings."

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Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

One thing I didn't mention but should have: Cullen Jenkins played A LOT of DE today in Giants OTAs. Something to watch.

Chargers begin San Diego stadium talks

Team executives will sit down with city and county officials on Tuesday to begin negotiations for a new stadium. The Chargers are threatening to leave San Diego for the Los Angeles area if they don't get a new stadium deal.

DeSean Jackson's priorities

Mark Brunell says DeSean Jackson's decision to miss OTAs in order to attend a Cavaliers playoff game is a missed opportunity to help improve team chemistry because "every practice matters."


DeSean Jackson missing OTA's

Jason Reid writes, "Unfortunately, no one in the organization commands enough respect to persuade Jackson to show up for OTAs or call him out for blowing off the opening week. And make no mistake, that responsibility falls on second-year head coach Jay Gruden." Not a good look

May 27, 1968: George Halas retires

On this date 47 years ago, Halas retired as the Bears coach for the fourth time -- this time for good. His 324 wins stood as the NFL record for 27 years until Don Shula passed it.

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Hope for Cutler in new offense

Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson says QB Jay Cutler appears to be adapting to the offense of Chicago's new offensive coordinator Adam Gase. "So far, so good."


Darren McFadden active at Cowboys OTA's

He will be a part of a running-back-by-committee to replace DeMarco Murray who had a franchise-record 392 carries. Will the Cowboys stop looking for replacements? ESPN's Todd Archer: "Not likely. [Joseph] Randle, McFadden, [Lance] Dunbar and [Ryan] Williams have not given the Cowboys a reason to stop looking."


How the Vikes are handling AD's absence

Ben Goessling reports from Minnesota where Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Adrian Peterson will not be a distraction for the team.


RG III, Redskins anticipate culture change

The easiest way to improve the Redskins' culture? Win. Says Bill Polian: "There's nothing that improves culture more than winning."


Mike Zimmer: AD's with us, or no one

Adrian Peterson hasn't reported to Vikings' OTAs yet, but the Minnesota coach had a simple choice for him: Us, or no one. Said Zimmer: "He's not going to play for anybody else. ... He's missed a lot of OTAs over the course of his career. I'm not worried about it."

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Matt Forte to report on time

The Bears RB won't hold out of training camp despite the lack of a contract extension: "They said we're not talking about that type of stuff right now, so all I can do is play football. I've come to the realization that every run or catch that I may have might be my last in a Bears uniform, so if they don't want to re-sign me I'll have to play somewhere else then."