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The Bears Den: February 22, 2012

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"...where we display our feats of strength."

Bears players share odd Combine tales Mayer: NFL teams go to great lengths to learn as much as they can about prospects during interviews at the combine, sometimes using intimidation or other unusual methods.

Cutler eager to work with Tice and Bates Mayer: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is looking forward to working with new offensive coordinator Mike Tice and first-year quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates.

Breaking down Bears and the salary cap Brad Biggs takes a look at what the Bears have right now in the way of salary cap figures for individual players for the coming season.

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Silverman: NFL Combine Is Overrated The NFL’s annual meat market, better known as the Scouting Combine, gets underway Wednesday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Here's why you don't care.

Would you make a run at Mike Wallace? Bowen: Steelers '60 minute man' could be available for a first-round pick.

Bears Can Take Advantage of Chargers' Reluctance with Jackson Hendricks: The Bears pursuit of a top-level wide receiver was just made a little easier. The San Diego Chargers are showing reluctance to use the franchise tag to hold on to their top wideout, Vincent Jackson.

Pack' backing up to the NFC North Moon: The Bears are trying to narrow the gap between the Packers and themselves, but Green Bay may be doing that on its own.

NFC North playing-time tidbits Kevin Seifert sifts though some figures that don't demand dramatic conclusions but are of interest nonetheless.

2011 Pass Blocking Efficiency: Guards and Centers PFF's Khaled Elsayed examines the 2011 Pass Blocking Efficiency of interior offensive linemen.

Panthers', Dolphins', Seahawks', Chiefs' drafts could be altered by coin flips Peter King's mailbag addresses this and more.

Pre-combine position rankings for 2012 NFL Draft For those playing along at home, here's Mike Mayock's position-by-position rankings for the 2012 NFL Draft.

"I Don't Care":