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The Weekend Bears Den: January 26, 2013 - Postseason news and notes

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Henry Melton hopeful of contract with Bears - Jeff Dickerson: Pro Bowl DT said Friday he remains optimistic the two sides can still finalize a deal before the start of free agency.

Bears free agency preview - Jeff Dickerson: With OT an obvious need for the Bears heading into 2013, a look at 10 of the top projected free agents at the position.

Trestman wants Bears defense to get after QB - Larry Mayer: Under new head coach Marc Trestman, pressuring the QB will remain a top priority for the Bears defense.

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Izzy turns athletes into superheroes - Anna Katherine Clemmons: Lance Briggs isn't the only comic fan on the Bears as he prepares to unveil his debut comic book, "The Protectors", at C2E2.

PFF snapshot - Yards Per Route Run for TEs show who was doing the most damage in the passing game. Where does the Bears' starter feature?

Photos - Bears at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii: Julius Peppers, Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings and Henry Melton will represent the Bears. Brandon Marshall was selected but is injured.

Holiday with Craig Steltz! - Expect Dane to be in Mexico for a week in a month's time. Also, Corey Wootten should be nicknamed "Giraffe".

The 1985 season - Pete Dixon posted this a couple of days ago. Some kind soul uploaded the entire season!

Mike Singletary wants another chance as head coach - Sean Jensen: Legendary '85 Bear isn’t bitter the 49ers have reached the Super Bowl. In fact, he’s still thankful to many in the organization for giving him a chance to be a head coach. But he hopes to have another shot.


Draft preview

Draft preview - Moon Mullin breaks down potential draft candidates for the Bears and how their No. 20 pick could become interesting.

[Video] CTL discussion - What do the Bears need most: OL, deep threat, or TE?

Senior Bowl risers - Doug Farrar on the risers on offense and defense from the week.

NFP Senior Bowl preview - Russ Lande looks at the offensive players on show; defense.

MORE: Bears draft targets: positions and picks


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Know thy enemy: Lions - Dave Birkett: With Jahvid Best unlikely ever to be cleared to return to the game, the Lions are in the market for a multidimensional, explosive back. 10 players the Lions could target in the Senior Bowl.

Laugh at thy enemy: Lions - Gregg Rosenthal: Despite Jim Schwartz's warnings earlier this week, Titus Young was at it again on Twitter Friday morning. (Well, if you will insist on drafting known character risks.....)

AP gets his orange peanut - An orange peanut! For AP!

The 9 Best Super Bowl Ads Ever - Well, from the last 25 years. Pro Bowl cheerleaders - I just might have found the future Mrs Spongie! Assuming she's real.....

Something a bit more contemporary to round off our first Jazz week. I know, we didn't get to some of your suggestions, but we'll revisit the genre again.