The Bears Den: April 27, 2011

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...where we do not get eaten by the eels at this time.

Webb made giant strides in rookie year ChicagoBears,com Larry Mayer: In his 18 seasons as an NFL coach, Mike Martz has never seen any player make as much progress as Bears tackle J'Marcus Webb did last year as a rookie.

Phillips: No hard feelings, never team vs. players | CSNChicago.com Only a small handful of Bears players showed up to Halas Hall on Tuesday and they were told they couldn't work out there. John Mullin talked to Bears president Ted Phillips about the labor situation.

Linebacker class not very deep in draft | ChicagoBears.com UCLA's Akeem Ayers is among a handful of linebackers who could be selected in the first round of the draft, but Von Miller of Texas A&M is the top player at the position.

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Judge gives NFL a day to refile request | ChicagoBears.com NFL.com wire: Judge Susan Nelson has given the NFL until 6 p.m. ET Wednesday to resubmit a request for a clarification on her ruling Monday that lifted the lockout.

Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag - chicagotribune.com If you read nothing else between now and the draft, read this. Please.

Peterson top-ranked DB in NFL Draft | ChicagoBears.com LSU's Patrick Peterson is the headliner among DBs in the NFL Draft, and he has significant space between himself and the rest of the group.

Chicago Bears: Defensive tackle Marvin Austin's skill-set fits one need of Chicago Bears - chicagotribune.com Brad Biggs: Baggage might make Chicago Bears wonder if he's a good fit for the team.

History hints at how Bears' brass will tackle draft - chicagotribune.com Brad Biggs: Two days before the start of the NFL draft, there's no telling what way the Chicago Bears will go Thursday night.

NFL draft: Rating the defensive tackles in the NFL draft - chicagotribune.com Chicago Tribune pro football reporter Dan Pompei evaluates the defensive tackles eligible for the NFL draft.   Guards

Anthony Adams and J'Marcus Webb win prestigious Piccolo award - Inside the Bears Sean Jensen: Webb delivered a thoughtful and reverent speech in accepting the Brian Piccolo award at Halas Hall.

Mullin's 2011 draft capsules: Quarterback Chicago Bears | John Mullin   Running back   Linebacker

Lockout Limbo: Confusion Reigns at Halas Hall | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: The lifted lockout has created many questions and awkward situations.

Bears draft positional analysis: CB - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Michael Wright continues his draft preview with a look at the cornerbacks.

Video: Lockout effect on Bears - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Wright and Spain discuss how the lockout will affect the Bears' plans.

The rookie's guide to the NFL Draft | National Football Post Matt Bowen: My tips to surviving the stress of draft weekend.

Draft Trends: NFC North | National Football Post Joe Fortenbaugh: The defending champs have laid out an impressive blueprint.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appears to be in full spin cycle after the lockout was lifted, and it isn't working - ESPN Gene Wojciechowski: The NFL owners were outfoxed and outflanked by the players, and yet Roger Goodell escalated the war of words on Tuesday. Our man says it's time for the commissioner to admit defeat.

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