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The Bears Den: March 05, 2013 - Offseason news and notes


Jonathan Daniel

Bears to part ways with D.J. Moore - Adam L. Jahns: The Bears will move on without nickel back D.J. Moore as they reconfigure their roster under their new coaching staff.

Bears face challenge to free up cap space - Michael C. Wright: Before the Bears strike a more cap-friendly deal with Melton, it's expected the team will make other restructures and cuts to free up money for free agents

Orange Shy Guy: 2013 Draft: How big a need is Defensive Back?

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Entering contract year, Cutler under pressure - Kip Lewis: The decision isn't about what the Bears would do without Cutler, it's about protecting the financial future of the team in a salary cap era where franchise QBs are eating up huge chunks of the cap.

Reworking Peppers deal may prove too costly - Brad Biggs: The Bears already have restructured the contract of Julius Peppers once, and that's a primary reason the club may look for other ways to create additional cap space for 2013.

Naming rights for Halas Hall renovations being sold - Dan Pompei: The Bears have met with 'a couple dozen' major Chicago businesses over the last month to sell naming rights to added space at Halas Hall.

NFCN Blog - Kevin Seifert's thoughts on how the franchise tag deadline impacted the division.

What does the Franchise tag on Henry Melton mean? - Maggie Hendricks breaks it all down.

Bears free agency preview - Moon Mullin: Bears need a No. 3, not much more at RB.

ESPN Chicago Chatwrap - Michael C. Wright's Q&A session on all things Bears.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Will Urlacher come back?

Mock draft - Adam Hoge's mock draft v2.0 goes TE in R1. NFP's R1 mock has us taking OT.

Uncle Lester: Who is the one guy you would trade up for?

32 things NFL teams need to franchise - Apart from players, that is. Surely could have come up with something better than this, though?

No DJ Moore designs were ever released, but Sackman has other Bears-themed t-shirts available here.


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Free agency has empowered players but ruined rivalries - Elliot Harrison prepares to celebrate free agency's 20th birthday by considering how the NFL has changed -- for better and for worse -- since Reggie White signed on with the Packers in 1993.

How do teams go about getting under the salary cap? - Mike Tanier looks at three teams' different approaches.

What would an NFL realignment look like? - Joe Fortenbaugh: The NFL already has a tremendous product in place, but that didn’t stop me from asking whether there was a way to realign the divisions to make it even better, taking geographic proximity, existing rivalries and rivalries that should exist into account.

Did anyone else think of this sketch upon first hearing of the Alouettes CFL team?