Cliff Stein


The maelstrom of Monday that saw the Bears fire GM Phil Emery, head coach Marc Trestman and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer, hire Ernie Accorsi to conduct searches for a new GM and head coach,


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.