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The Bears Den: May 01, 2012

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"...where someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me."

What exactly is the worry about McClellin? - Moon Mullin: Israel Idonije wasn’t run on at 260 pounds last season.

USAToday's Team Report - Your excellent weekly analysis of the state of the franchise.

Peter King's MMQB - Draft again the source of many interesting storylines.

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NFCN rivals draft players who can offset Bears' strengths, attack vulnerabilities - Teams draft pass protectors and defensive backfield talent? Unheard of!

McClellin or DeCastro? Mel Kiper backs Bears' choice - The Hair: "He's a typical Chicago Bear... And you can't argue with that.''

Bears 2 for 2 on surprises? - Moon Mullin: For 2nd straight year, Bears picked up the top-rated UDFA.

Brad Biggs: Ten thoughts on the Bears' draft - Cautions patience and realistic expectations for James Brown.

Like it or not, '12 Bears largely formed - Emery: DL position is "very thin". #fatjoke

Larry Mayer: Marshall, Jeffery will challenge defenses - "...opposing defenses may also have to contend with 6-7 tight ends Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth." Somewhere, Mike Martz agrees: Yes, one-on-one blocking top pass rushers that actual OL can't handle.

[Video] Take an inside look at Bears 2012 draft -'s cameras take you inside Halas Hall, from the draft room to Lovie Smiths office.

Bears confident Rodriguez has matured - Team believes rookie TE has put his prior transgressions behind him.

Free-agent OT Greene hopes to make music with Bears - Bears' UDFA OT didn't want to play professional football as recently as last month.

Seifert: Tying a ribbon around the draft - Thinks Chris Williams' most likely position this season is swing backup. He has to push the swing in the Halas Hall crèche (daycare).

[Video] CTL: How could Bears ignore offensive line in the draft? - Pompei: "Fifteen personnel men around the league say McClellin's going to be a good player." Also discuss the rest of the draft, Forte's situation.

Seven Facts About the Six New Bears - One rookie's family dogs were named "Bear" and "Payton". individual draft grades - Thought the Brandon Hardin pick was a major reach.

NFP Draft Grades - A look at how the NFC graded out. NFL draft winners and losers; steals and reaches.

Catching up with former Bear Rashaan Salaam - "The better I got, the lazier I got." To be fair to J-Webb, he did go to the effort of asking his "Nation" to vote him to the Pro Bowl. That's got to count for something.

It's Muppets song week.