The Bears Den: March 26, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

Justin Edmonds

Was Marion Barber one of the Bears' worst free agency signings of the past five years?

AFC coaches like Lamarr Houston's upside - Dan Wiederer: Strides Bears' new D-lineman has made impressed former coach with Raiders, as well as one who coached against him. Tomlin: Mundy's professionalism, work ethic will benefit Bears.

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Bears free agency - Michael C. Wright looks at some of the best and worst free-agent acquisitions over the past five years by the Bears. That Marion Barber, eh?

Mock Draft - With Donald and Clinton-Dix already off the board, Chris Burke has the Bears taking Timmy Jernigan at #14.

Mock Draft - Dane Brugler's two-round mock sees the Bears double-dipping into the DT well, taking Jernigan and then Dominique Easley from Florida.

[Video] Draft preview - Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald discusses his sensational season and what he thinks the best part of his game is.

Draft preview - Matt Bowen: Should Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward be considered a first-round talent at the position?

Roster analysis - Tony Villiotti with a deeper look at the rotating casts in the NFL. The Bears have been heavily, heavily reliant on free agency, even in 2013.

No dunking? - Martellus Bennett isn’t cool with the league’s new rule that will penalize players who dunk the ball through the goal posts in celebration.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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The Business of Football - Andrew Brandt’s owners meeting primer — who is there and what is getting done this week — plus sports law takeaways.

NFL history - Jim Reineking's Top 15 trades in NFL history kicks off with an honorable mention for the Bears' trade of a first-round pick for Rick Mirer. Low blow, man.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Peppers to play hybrid DE-OLB position. Moon Mullin: Beware, Peppers in a "down" year still pegged 7.5 sacks.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Dave Birkett: Bill Ford Jr. says Lions' off-season moves not all about Stafford. Michael Rothstein: Lions should still consider safety in draft.


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