The Bears Den: January 29, 2014 - Chicago Bears news & notes

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses Tillman's future, Bears single-season record holders, and the likelihood of re-acquiring Matt Blanchard.

Building defenses: Bears lessons lie in Denver, Seattle - Moon Mullin: Winning defenses can be built with seeming castoffs or draft afterthoughts. Can the Bears realistically do what either team have done to make over theirs?

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Defensive line depleted by injuries - Larry Mayer: The Bears D-line was decimated by injuries at the tackle position in 2013 as Nate Collins and Henry Melton both suffered torn ACLs.

Position outlook: Defensive end - Jeff Dickerson takes a look at another position on the team that needs a lot of work this offseason.

Martellus may be key to Bears signing brother Michael Bennett - Moon Mullin: Bennett made no secret of his hope to have his older brother in Chicago, where an acute need exists for D-linemen who can rush passers.

Josh McCown can envision return to Bears - Jeff Dickerson: McCown said on Tuesday he can envision returning to the Bears in free agency even if another team offers the 11-year veteran a starting job when the new league year begins on March 11.

Josh McCown's 2014 plans are to remain a Bear - Dan Wiederer: Josh McCown has made it clear. He appreciates his opportunity in Chicago and wants to be back as the Bears' back-up QB in 2014.

Was Russell Wilson almost a Bear? - Adam Hoge: Former Bears OC Mike Tice was a big fan of Russell Wilson leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft. Michael C. Wright: Wilson still high on Trestman.

NFLN survey/popular coach: Bears - Michael C. Wright: Pete Carroll destroyed the competition in our NFL Nation survey, with two Bears players voting for Marc Trestman.

Martellus Bennett: "Fantasy football sucks and your team sucks." - Eric Kay: Martellus Bennett told Jim Rome Tuesday that he would appreciate it if you would stop talking to him about your fantasy football team.

[Video] Sports Friends - Jay Cutler complains to Brandon Marshall about things he finds boring, when a special guest interrupts. [Hat tip to David Taylor]

[Audio] - Brian Urlacher joins Waddle & Silvy to discuss whether he might join Lovie Smith in Tampa, the Bears' free agency decision on Charles Tillman and more.

Urlacher gets offer to work with Bucaneers - Brad Biggs: Brian Urlacher has an invitation from new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith to spend a week with his team during training camp.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

Bears history

Bears drafted Payton 39 years ago - Larry Mayer: He played at tiny Jackson State University, but Walter Payton was hardly an unknown commodity when he was drafted by the Bears 39 years ago Tuesday.

[Video] - With players like Singletary, Hampton, and Perry, the 1985 Bears won Super Bowl XX with a legendary defense. However, it may have been Super Bowl MVP Richard Dent that used this daunting reputation best to terrorize opposing offenses.

Ditka deal kept Bears from drafting Champ Bailey - Moon Mullin: Former Bears personnel chief Mark Hatley said that the Bears were intent on grabbing Bailey in the 1999 draft.

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Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Norv Turner could be exactly what Adrian Peterson needs at this point in his career.

[Video] Scarlett Johansson’s banned Super Bowl commercial - Scarlett Johansson has taken make-your-own soda machines and Super Bowl commercials too far!

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