Cliff Stein


The Bears invested a lot of faith and resources in Jay Cutler when they signed him to a seven-year, $126.7 million deal.


Legendary NFL personnel chief George Young once declared, “Nothing important gets done before Bastille Day,” referring to contract agreements with teams’ draft choices each year.


Bears finance chief and negotiator Cliff Stein has become the NFL standard for having all draft picks under contract fast, typically faster than any other team.


The Bears agreed to terms with safety Brock Vereen and quarterback David Fales to four-year contracts on Monday. Terms of the deal were not announced.


The Bears were saddled for a very long time with the cliché image of cheapness, maybe dating back to Mike Ditka describing George Halas as throwing nickels around like manhole