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The Bears Den: April 11, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

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Cutler lauds Emery's roster moves - Larry Mayer: Jay Cutler lauded how Phil Emery has bolstered the Bears roster on both sides of the ball during a busy offseason.

Where Tucker’s blitz schemes have gone wrong - Dan Durkin: Onus fell on Mel Tucker to design schemes to bring pressure from the second and third levels of the defense but, in the end, there simply weren’t enough pass rush disruptions.

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Draft preview - Jeff Dickerson: The Bears are clearly doing their homework on the best available safeties in the draft, bringing in Louisville's Calvin Pryor for a visit. Rich Campbell: Was recruited by new Asst. D-line coach Clint Hurtt.

Dan Pompei's Q&As - Will Shea McClellin experiment work? ... Jernigan a better fit for Bears than Donald? ... Todd McShay's mock: Utah CB Keith McGill in R2.

Draft preview - Greg Gabriel breaks down defensive prospects Brent Urban and Christian Jones; the former was mocked to the Bears just yesterday by our own Lester in his 7-round Bears mock draft 3.0.

Draft preview - Adam Hoge's scouting report on Florida DT Dominique Easley.

Draft preview - Scouting reports and [Video] of Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas, who has visited Halas Hall as one of the team's 30 permitted draftee visits.

[Audio] NFL Draft Podcast No. 2 with Adam Hoge & Dan Durkin - Hoge & Durkin talk to former Bears director of college scouting Greg Gabriel, and break down their top DT prospects.

Bears mailbag - Hub Arkush's readers' Q&A: Why Aaron Donald and Timmy Jernigan aren't good fits for Bears.

Mock Drafts - Tom Musick: Timmy Jernigan ... Nate Davis: Aaron Donald ... Pete Prisco: Aaron Donald ... Will Brinson: Ra'shede Hageman.

Best QB classes of last 10 years - Don Banks fails to acknowledge the Sex Cannon. How could you not, Don?

Bears history - James Niveau's countdown of the best 30 Bears draft picks, #29: Everyone’s favorite bad boy from the 1985 Bears, QB Jim McMahon.

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: Jay Cutler visited South Shore International College Prep High School in Chicago, where he congratulated three essay winners and participated in a Q-and-A with students.

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Jack Bechta: The Agent's Journal - Draft Myths: Sensational headlines, sleepers, and more. Greg Gabriel: What happens in the final month leading up to the Draft?

Know thy enemy: Vikings - The SportsXchange with a report on the state of the Vikings' roster as it currently stands. Was guaranteeing $20M to a DE who's started only one game in his four-year career a good move?

Know thy enemy: Lions - (AP) Stafford on the spot after coaching change. Michael Rothstein: QB showing he's eager to learn.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Maggie Hendricks: Players don't have to go to voluntary workouts. But when a team needs leadership under a new coach, doesn't it make sense for Ndamukong Suh to do so? Eric Adelson: Suh already testing new coach.

Best football movies of all time - Adam Rank: With the release of "Draft Day" in theaters on Friday, here are the top football movies of all time. Let the debate begin!


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