The Bears Den: March 29, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

Jonathan Daniel

Bears' signings are salary-cap bargains - Brad Biggs: The Bears' total salary-cap hit for James Anderson, Kelvin Hayden, and Jonathan Scott will be less than $2.5 million for the 2013 season.

Bears among those with some cap pressure - Moon Mullin: Bears are in a decent overall position as regards the salary cap, with no major 2013 contracts to do other than perhaps adding a veteran O-lineman and a couple of other players.

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Armando Allen signs exclusive rights tender - Larry Mayer: Allen's 46-yard touchdown run late in a 41-3 blowout win over the Jaguars in Jacksonville last Oct. 7 was the Bears' longest TD run since Matt Forte's 68-yarder on Oct. 10, 2010 in Carolina.

Emery needs to strengthen Bears OL - Dan McNeil: If Notre Dame center Braxston Cave is still there in the fourth round, get him.

Draft previews - CSNChicago's draft capsules of names often seen bandied about on WCG: MLB Manti Te'o, OT Barrett Jones, OG Jonathan Cooper, OT Lane Johnson, TE Tyler Eifert, LB Arthur Brown, OG Chance Warmack, LB Kevin Minter, and WR Tavon Austin.

Lester: Mocking the Mocks: Brown, Warford, Boyce, Marquardt

Urlacher's exit surprising to Suggs - Vaughn McClure: Terrell Suggs knows what it means to lose one of the greatest MLBs of all time.

Garza attending fundraiser Saturday in McHenry - Larry Mayer: Roberto Garza is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser Saturday at McHenry West High School to benefit the family of Dayana Garcia, a 12-year-old girl who died in a house fire March 8.

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Draft preview - Daniel Jeremiah: Which teams could trade up in Round 1 of the 2013 NFL Draft? Which teams could trade down? Which prospects could spur activity?

Know thy enemy: Lions - Dave Birkett: Darrius Heyward-Bey is all for reuniting with Matthew Stafford, who he’s known since the two trained together in Arizona before the 2009 draft.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Adam Schefter: Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are getting closer to a long-term contract extension that would make the star QB the highest-paid player in NFL history, according to league sources.

"Stuff NFL Free Agents Say" put Anthony Adams on the map as far as fun videos go. Here are some outtakes.

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