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The Weekend Bears Den: February 15, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

Could D.J. Williams be back to man the middle linebacker position?

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Angelo’s criticism of Cutler on the money to this observer - Mike North: It was interesting to see Denver in the Super Bowl without Cutler because back in the day he was the Broncos’ golden boy. Ask yourself, is Cutler a Super Bowl QB?

2013 FA review: D.J. Williams - Michael C. Wright: Emery says the club wants to infuse youth on the defense; Williams will be 32 at the start of the 2014 season, but still possesses the physical attributes to be a dynamic playmaker.

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Pasqualoni excited about joining Bears - Larry Mayer: New D-line coach Paul Pasqualoni is thrilled to join one of the NFL's founding franchises and is eager to help the defense rebound from a difficult season.

Could Bears be interested in Louis Delmas? - Moon Mullin: Delmas’ practice limitations were an in-season problem for the Lions' safeties as far as developing a working relationship in what has to be a partnership position.

Draft preview - Maggie Hendricks: Chicago needs major help in its secondary defense.

Four Downs - Jeff Dickerson & Jon Greenberg on the Draft, and whether Garza and/or Bush are coming back. Giggity.

Bears mailbag - Brad Biggs's Q&A about Louis Delmas, salary cap space, Jerry Angelo's comments, and draft decisions.

Will Tillman, Peppers be back with Bears? - Robert Klemko joined SportsTalk Live to discuss the Bears' future, and said that the big money going to Cutler could require the Bears to pinch pennies elsewhere. With [Video].

Could the Raiders tempt McCown away? - James Neveau: The Raiders can’t seem to get a guy under center for a long stretch of time, and McCown could be a nice stop gap while they develop another QB.

[Video] - Jay Cutler recently sat down with Jeff Joniak to talk about how he has matured as a person and player, and his relationship with Marc Trestman.

[Video] - Corey Wootton on the 2013 season, looking forward to being 100 percent next season.

Salary cap carryover numbers - Kevin Seifert takes a look at how much each team has to spend.

Bears honor Tillman for winning award - Larry Mayer: The Bears honored Charles Tillman for winning the 2013 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award with a celebration Thursday at Halas Hall.

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Summary of Ted Wells report -'s Gregg Rosenthal with a summary of the revelations from Ted Wells' report on the Dolphins, Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito. Jimmy Traina: Racially abused assistant trainer. Ross Jones: 10 questions on findings.

2014 NFL breakout defensive players - Unlike on the offense, Andy Benoit has none of the Bears' defensive rookies from 2013 on this side of the ball.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Maggie Hendricks: In a division which features Stafford and Cutler, the Packers have a pressing need at CB. Other positions will take a back seat until the Packers can upgrade their secondary.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Brent Sobleski: The future of the Vikings rests on whatever decision they make at the QB position. The Vikings are 15-16-1 the past two seasons despite a revolving door at QB. Ben Goessling: Vikings drafting to fit a new defense, less Cover-2.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Brent Sobleski: If the Lions are going to become a legitimate playoff contender, their defense needs to be fixed. Detroit's biggest issue stems from poor secondary play. Michael Rothstein: Lions must find help for Calvin Johnson.

Bengals cheerleader files lawsuit against team - John Breech: A Bengals cheerleader [and potential future Mrs Spongie] has filed a lawsuit against the team, alleging that she was only paid $2.85 per hour during the 2013 season.

Pixar artist gives us an artistic rundown of the 2013 NFL season - Austin Madison, one of the animators over at Pixar, has given us some pretty sketches that depict the past campaign. [Winnie the Pooh as you've never seen him before - Den]


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