The Bears Den: May 15, 2014 - Chicago Bears NFL Draft news & notes

Jonathan Daniel

Because more than a few of you are Blackhawks fans, and there was some excitement over their playoff series victory against the Wild.

Bears agree to terms with Kyle Fuller - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Wednesday agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Kyle Fuller, on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option. Campbell & BiggsContract details for other Bears picks.

Roster analysis - Kevin Fishbain: Bears' draft added to battles at CB, RB, DT.

[Audio] - Lester joined the Jason Thomas show to talk about the Bears' draft, because Lester is the man.

Follow WCG on Twitter; like us on Facebook (& click on 'Subscribed to').  Check out David "OSS" Taylor's CheekyMonkeyArt prints and t-shirts. Den pic in hi-res; bonus pic of Blackhawks players saluting fans after the win.

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Dan Pompei Q&As - Why QB David Fales might click with Bears ... Why don't Bears bring in Colt Lyeria as FA?

2014 NFL draft: Breaking down the NFC picks - Andy Benoit: Bears fans might not be excited about their first-round selection, but most at least understand the rationale behind the pick.

[Video] ESPN - Michael C. Wright: Kyle Fuller is the player to watch during a three-day minicamp, as the Bears will be counting on him to be their nickel corner.

Kyle Fuller from the NFL combine - Michael C. Wright with a transcript of an interview with the Bears' first-round pick from February's combine:

Bears’ rookie deals once a franchise disaster-maker - Moon Mullin: Combination of changes in the CBA, the market and the financial dexterity of Cliff Stein has all but rendered extinct a problem that arguably triggered franchise-grade problems in the past.

NFL teams rarely draft local Big Ten products - Vinnie Duber: Pro teams in Big Ten Country seem to prefer imports.

Photos - Gallery of the 17 rookies whom the Bears will welcome to this week's rookie minicamp.

Draft analysis - Rob Rang: Out of the final pre-draft Big Board, 78 prospects were ultimately selected within the top 100 picks, with the Bears, Texans and 49ers leading the way with five selections apiece.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Anthony Adams. Martellus Bennett, Shea McClellin and Nate Collins were among the thousands checking out the comics and costumes at the C2E2 convention.

Bears history - Jenny Vrentas: After the NFL’s first official championship game, the Bears’ 23-21 victory over the Giants in 1933, George Halas presented each player with an unusual memento: a custom-made bearskin.

Super Bowl odds - The Bears' odds have improved following the draft to 20-1, tied for sixth-best among the league, from the 28-1 they were at after free agency.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: On a defense that had plenty of holes last year, it's difficult to argue the Vikings' biggest problem was anything other than their secondary, and questions remain.

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