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The Bears Den: January 28, 2013 - Postseason news and notes

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Seconds later, Tillman had punched the ball out and Jennings was running it to the end zone.

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Aaron Kromer lauded for his teaching ability - Dan Pompei & Brad Biggs: In his four seasons as the Saints' OL coach, five players combined for 10 Pro Bowl selections.

SI.com's best Super Bowl photos - To save you time, the ones that count are here, here and here.

Peter King's MMQB - Super Bowl stories, thoughts on Revis, Tim Brown's claims on Callahan, and more,

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After Raiders, Bears tranquility for Trestman - Mike Imrem: A decade ago Trestman worked for the Raiders owned by Al Davis. It's sounding more and more that nothing the Bears do could be as wacky as that experience.

Melton enjoying first trip to Pro Bowl - Larry Mayer: DT Henry Melton has enjoyed spending the week with some future Hall of Famers on his first experience in Hawaii.

Bears defense on display in Pro Bowl - Mark Strotman: The Bears' defense, which finished the regular season ranked fifth in the league, was on display in Honolulu. More from the game; Photos.

Singletary thankful Bears interviewed him for head coach job - Fred Mitchell: Hall of Fame LB says he learned a lot from the experience and still believes he will be a great NFL head coach someday.

PFF snapshot - RB Yards Per Route Run. He's not on the list, but remember when we had an offense that featured Matt Forte productively in the passing game?

Top free agents (offense) - Jason La Canfora checks potential free agents. Plan your shopping list here.

Bears possibly interested in Oklahoma lineman Lane Johnson - Adam L. Jahns: Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson has a better appreciation for keeping QBs upright than most linemen. He used to play the position.


MORE: Steven Schweickert looks at Lane Johnson

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NFP Sunday Blitz - Dan Pompei: Breaking down the Hall of Fame WR logjam, All-Star game All-Stars and much more.

Jeff Saturday, Peyton Manning share final snap - Whatever else one might think about the Pro Bowl and the selection of the former, it's hard not to like this moment.

NFL future: Feeling a bit woozy - Sam Farmer: The league remains solid, but concussions and safety could lead to big changes.

Ravens' Pollard: NFL really does stand for Not For Long - "They're talking about, 'Let's take away the strike zone' and 'Take the pads off' or 'Take the helmets off.' It's going to be a thing where fans aren't going to want to watch it anymore." (Quite right, how can you possibly have a contact sport in which players go without pads and helmets and have the discipline not to make head-to-head hits? - Den)

Ireland face reigning champions Wales in the opening round of the Six Nations Tournament this weekend.