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The Bears Den: February 25, 2014 - Chicago Bears NFL Combine news & notes

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Roster news - Michael C. Wright: The Bears announced Monday the re-signings of center Taylor Boggs and safety Derrick Martin to one-year contracts.

Time for Bears to develop a young QB - Michael C. Wright: While not exactly pressing, a need at the position exists. As it stands now, Cutler is the only QB on the current roster who has thrown a pass in a regular-season game.

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Draft preview - Greg Gabriel breaks down the defensive talent showcased Monday - WRs & RBs - OL & TEs.

Draft preview - Bob LeGere: The Bears could find themselves desperate for a difference-making D-lineman when they use the 14th overall pick in the draft on May 8, and Florida State's Timmy Jernigan sounds like he might be exactly what they need.

Draft preview - Dan Wiederer: Missouri DE Kony Ealy could address the Bears' pressing need for edge pass rushers if they take him at No. 14 in the NFL draft.

Draft preview - Rich Campbell: If the Bears take a safety in the first round of the NFL draft, they could have their pick of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Calvin Pryor.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - What position should Bears focus on with 14th pick, and whither Chris Conte [KAPCON: 5]

Draft preview - Rob Rang: Jadeveon Clowney's pair of sub-4.50 second sprints at the combine will generate most of the buzz but don't overlook Aaron Donald's stellar workout, which could spark a jump into the top 10 of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Draft preview - Nina Mandell with a gif of Louis Nix' issue with the broad jump on Monday, and some quotes from the big lad.

Draft preview - Brent Sobleski: Pitt's Aaron Donald, Florida State's Telvin Smith and Arkansas' Chris Smith were the most impressive players on the field Monday during NFL combine workouts.

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NY Jets are eying Josh McCown - Manish Mehta: John Idzik and Co. could draft a QB who needs to develop, but adding a proven veteran to protect them in case Geno Smith isn’t the answer will be pivotal. Mike North: Odds not looking favorable for McCown’s return.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Will Josh McCown return to Bears? [KAPCON: 5]

Team Report - Hub Arkush: Reading between the lines of what Bears brass said.

Bears mailbag - Michael C. Wright: Don't count out Conte; on whether the Bears will seek to trade down for more picks; Calvin Pryor vs Haha Clinton-Dix; and more.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Mike McCarthy delves into coach-QB connection. [A sign of what Trestman-Cutler aims to become? - Den]

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ryan Wilson: Mike Zimmer admits Vikings are 'looking so hard' for QB depth. With Christian Ponder as the only QB on the roster, it makes sense that they would look to free agency.

Jerry Jones' craziest moments - Matt Mosley: Jerry Jones has been the owner of the Cowboys for 25 years now. Here's a look back at some of his craziest more memorable moments since he's been at the helm of America's Team.

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