The Weekend Bears Den: February 09, 2013 - Offseason news and notes


It just be rainin' cheerleaders.

NFCN Blog - Kevin Seifert: Does the Bears' OL need to be overhauled? Or just strategically tweaked?

Bears position analysis: WRs - Brad Biggs: A No. 1 WR gave Cutler a target he could throw to almost exclusively but that didn’t make the Bears more dangerous or productive. They need to de-emphasize Marshall to a degree and get others more involved.

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Nelson thrilled to join hometown Bears - Larry Mayer: Safety Tom Nelson, who grew up a huge Bears fan in Chicago's Northwest suburbs, is excited about joining his hometown team.

Bennett donates e-readers to Boys & Girls Clubs - Larry Mayer: Earl Bennett donated 132 e-readers to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Chicago, and discussed how eager he is to learn new Bears coach Marc Trestman's offense.

[Video] Will Brian Urlacher be in Chicago in 2013? - Brian Baldinger and Donovan McNabb weigh in on where Brian Urlacher, Dwight Freeney and Aqib Talib fit best in 2013.

Lester A. Wiltfong Jr: Mocking the Mocks: Kevin Minter, LSU, ILB

Bears free agency preview - Jeff Dickerson continues his free agency preview with a look at RBs.

Top moves, teams to watch in 2013 - Peter Schrager lists the Bears among his sleeper teams and Alshon Jeffery as one of his breakout stars.

Why Bears ticket prices are out of bounds - Mike North: The Bears are very consistent about one thing: raising ticket prices. They can't seem to get anything else right on a regular basis, but they do know about ticket increases.

NFL 2012 Draft first round do-over - Don Banks thinks that, with the benefit of hindsight, the Bears would have gone OL in place of McClellin.


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Know thy enemy: Vikings - Kevin Seifert: Vikings GM Rick Spielman was non-commital when asked if the franchise would offer Percy Harvin a contract extension before the start of the 2013 season.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Could the Lions be in the market for a new center? The HC and GM did not give Dominic Raiola an endorsement on Thursday and they're tight against the cap.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Video footage of Calvin Johnson catching raw eggs? Pah, you'd expect him to be able to do that. I want to see Kellen Davis try this.

Sasha Baron-Cohen mercilessly mocks Northern Irish politics.

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