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The Bears Den: April 01, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

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Allen excited about chance to win - Larry Mayer: With a potent offense and a defense that has been bolstered in free agency, new Bears DE Jared Allen believes that the team can contend for a championship. Tribune photos.

Allen: 'I have a lot left in this tank' - Larry Mayer: Jared Allen turns 32 Thursday, but expressed confidence during Monday's introductory press conference that he can still play at a high level.

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Allen key to Bears being versatile on defense - Adam Hoge: Bears wouldn’t have been able to move Houston around if forced to use him strictly as the starting right end.

[Video] ESPN - Jared Allen discusses joining the Bears and what it will be like to play against the Vikings.

[Audio] - Jared Allen joins Waddle & Silvy to discuss his decision to come to Chicago and more.

Three things to know about Jared Allen's Chicago arrival - Dan Wiederer with three key points taken from Monday's press conference.

[Video] Team report - Moon Mullin & Kip Lewis: Jared Allen, other D-linemen signings offer options for Mel Tucker; likely priorities going into the draft; are the Bears now a contender?

Bears covert in pursuit of Allen - Jeff Dickerson: The Bears, like most NFL teams, try to limit the amount of contract information that reaches the media. However, the organization took its top secret approach to a new level with Allen.

Planning helping Bears shed 'Misers of the Midway' image - Moon Mullin: The Bears were not always cheap; they in fact spent lavishly on players, too often the wrong players.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Marquess Wilson has been training with Marshall and Jeffery in hopes of elevating his game. Lyndsay Petruny went to South Florida to catch up with the second year WR

Ex-Bear news - Free-agent CB Zack Bowman signed with the New York Giants on Monday, the team announced.

Roster analysis - James Neveau: Danieal Manning was released Monday by the Texans. Should the Bears explore a reunion with him to bolster their weak safety position?

Quinn on Soldier Field expansion: 'It just ain't gonna work' - Stacy St. Clair: Gov. Pat Quinn said during a radio appearance that he doubts football’s biggest game will ever be played in Chicago.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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Draft preview - Pat Kirwan: After pass rushers like Jadeveon Clowney or interior guys like Aaron Donald and Louis Nix, there is some value, but the pool empties quickly as D-line depth is an issue in this NFL Draft.

Draft preview - Michael Rothstein: After being told he would be a third-day pick had he entered the draft a year ago, dedication to hard work has made Aaron Donald an elite prospect – even one the Lions could consider at No. 10.

Draft preview - Greg Gabriel assesses Chris Borland and Jordan Tripp, two LBs to keep an eye on on draft day.

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