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The Weekend Bears Den: February 01, 2014 - Chicago Bears news & notes

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Four Downs - Jeff Dickerson & Jon Greenberg discuss whether Broncos won Cutler trade, if the Bears should go after Michael Bennett, if the Bears should have an all-defense draft, and the role of Marquess Wilson in year 2.

Broncos path to Super Bowl begins with Cutler - Scott Krinch: Although the Bears are on the outside looking in as the Broncos prepare for the Super Bowl, remember one thing. This trade would look entirely different if Denver failed to acquire Peyton Manning.

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Tillman addresses future with Bears - Larry Mayer: Charles Tillman said Friday that it's "too early to tell" whether he'll re-sign with the Bears and also clarified a guarantee he made earlier this week to retire as a Bear. [Audio]

Position outlook: Safety - Jeff Dickerson with a look at the good, the bad, the bad, the bad, the bad, and the future of the Bears' safety group.

Gould gave Bears leg to stand on - Larry Mayer: Robbie Gould had another stellar season in 2013, tying his own Bears record for field-goal accuracy at 89.7 percent.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - The former star MLB refused to name Cutler or Emery when talking about the team's decision to give Cutler a big contract at the end of the 2013 season. But are the Bears to blame for Urlacher's anger? [KAPCON: 4]

[Audio] - Martellus Bennett dishes on his tattoos, whether he thinks about life after football, Cutler's character, the Bears' trash talk, the Seahawks' camaraderie and more.

[Video] - Otis Wilson joined Good Day Chicago to chat about what the Super Bowl was like for the Bears nearly 30 years ago, and previews tomorrow's game.

Former Bears file suit over 'Super Bowl Shuffle' - (ESPNChicago) Six players who participated in the Super Bowl Shuffle have filed a lawsuit to control the use of their likeness and make sure the profits are used for charity.

Lawsuit not first time former Bears protect "Shuffle" for charity - Moon Mullin: McMahon and Payton were distrustful about where the considerable money from the original recording was going, from a project that had been presented to the players as something for charity.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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X&Os - Former Giants OC Kevin Gilbride, who game-planned against both Super Bowl teams, breaks down the best ways to attack the Seahawks’ and Broncos’ defenses.

How would we cover the Super Bowl if it were in another country? - Joshua Keating with some food for thought, as part of a continuing series in which American events are described using the tropes and tone normally employed by the American media to describe events in other countries. cheerleaders gallery - Cheerleaders in action in Hawaii. Would you like a lei, eh?