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The Bears Den: April 23, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

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Draft preview - Bears see options in draft after addressing needs.

'Busting' out all over as NFL draft approaches - Jim Corbett: The NFL is rife with very high draft picks who just never panned out in the league. Only one Bear on the list of seven notable busts.

Peter King's MMQB - Revis trade from Jets to Buccaneers almost didn't happen.

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Draft preview - Larry Mayer: Elite D-linemen could go early in draft. More on O-line prospects, schedule highlights.

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

Draft preview - Jeff Dickerson: The Bears conducted a recent private workout with former Syracuse LT Justin Pugh, projected to be drafted in the late-first round or early second as an interior lineman.

Sam Householder: 2013 Bears pre-draft meetings

Draft preview: LBs - Jeff Dickerson: Given the high number of pre-draft visits, there is no reason to believe the Bears are not interested in grabbing a linebacker at some point, probably in the first three rounds.

Draft preview - Russ Lande's late round sleepers who could surprise includes "a former safety turned 3 down LB with great range who excelled chasing down running plays and in pass coverage" who slipped due to injury. WCG to celebrate The Next Brian Urlacher in 3, 2, 1...

Draft preview: Safeties - Dan Pompei: It has been a long time since the Bears went into a draft without a need at safety. If they draft one, it likely would not be before the later rounds.

Draft preview: QBs & RBs - Moon Mullin: Look for Bears to add Cutler’s backup via draft; team are unlikely to use one of their five picks (currently) on the RB position for a draft class no better than “average.”

Dane Noble: Bears to work out QB Mike Glennon Tuesday

Draft preview: WRs & TEs - Moon Mullin: The Bears would like a true burner in their offense to create a threat that would draw attention away from Marshall, Jeffery and Bennett.

The best draft picks of the century - The lone survivor of the core of the 2012 Bears LB corps makes SBN's 10 best NFL draft picks of the 2000s.

Lance Briggs: flexing like a boss.


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[Video] Pat Summerall introduces 1985 NFC Championship game - When the 1985 Bears defeated the Rams 24-0 in the NFC Championship game, the eventual Super Bowl champions weren't the only legends at Soldier Field that day.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Bob McGinn: It's not something any coach or GM would care to admit publically. Namely, they're responsible for a team that's gone soft and small.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Jason Wilde: It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Packers used the 26th overall pick on a defensive lineman. It also wouldn’t be surprising if he ended up being a disappointment.

Know thy enemy: Packers - The Packers' Best draft picks in the Super Bowl era unfortunately include two active players and one just-retired, but their worst picks list includes Tony Mandarich. So there's that.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Mike Wobschall's Best and worst Vikings draft picks: The Vikings hit a home run in the NFL draft with Adrian Peterson, but had a major swing and miss on a running back 20 years earlier.

Da Superfans: Bears Best / Worst Draft pick of all time

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