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The Bears Den: February 05, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

The Bears expect Jon Bostic to take a big step forward in his second year, possibly moving to outside linebacker.

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses comparisons between the Seahawks and '85 Bears, the potential of Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene, and if the Bears will spend all of their draft picks on defense.

Rookie review: Jon Bostic - Jeff Dickerson: If the Bears re-sign DJ Williams in free agency, there is a chance Bostic could move to SLB in 2014, with Williams in the middle and Briggs on the weak side.

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2014 Bears outlook: Defensive line - Moon Mullin: With so many veterans on expiring contracts, the first order of business is to determine exactly how the defensive scheme will function. Dan Pompei: Peppers will take pay cut or leave.

2014 Bears outlook: QB - Moon Mullin: Re-signing McCown stands as a second-tier priority if only because the starter is in place and there are other hugely more important needs on defense.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Are the Bears light years away from a championship, and do you trust GM Phil Emery to fix this problem? [KAPCON: 4]

Should Bears re-sign Charles Tillman? - James Neveau thinks that, as a free agent and coming off an injury-affected year, Tillman could get close to the $8M that he got in 2013.

Could Tillman leave Bears to play for an NFC North rival? - Scott Krinch: Could Tillman have to worry about shutting down the two-headed monster that's Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery?

Bears doing good things - Dan Wiederer: NFL's Man of the Year Charles Tillman donates two Super Bowl tickets to New Jersey paramedic whose brother died in the Iraq war nearly a decade ago.

Seahawks could learn something from '85 Bears - Mike Imrem: Much of the chatter surrounding the 2013 Seahawks this week sounds familiar. They can only hope they fulfill their potential of repeating as champions and even becoming a dynasty better than the '85 Bears did.

Greatest defenses of Super Bowl era - Chris Burke runs 'em down. Bearsss.

Test your knowledge of Bears trivia - Larry Mayer: On the seventh anniversary of one of the Bears' two Super Bowl appearances, invites you to test your knowledge of Bears Super Bowl trivia. [Post your score below in the comments. No cheating.]

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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Know thy enemy: Lions - Justin Rogers: The Lions have significant cap decisions to make in next 5 weeks, being well over the projected salary cap and not even factoring in the funds needed to sign the team's incoming draft class.

Every NFL team's helmet re-imagined "Star Wars" style - When you see the one for the Browns, you'll realise it couldn't have been any other choice... [Tip o' the blast helmet to Mike Ditka's Cigar]