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The Bears Den April 23rd, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

It's schedule day, so let's talk about that instead of Aaron Donald, mmmk?

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The NFL schedule gets released today, and you can bet your sweet buns that we're focusing on that today.

Check out our anticipation article today, where we'll keep track of the Twitter rumors that are sure to fly and see if we can't piece some of it together early: Anticipating the Chicago Bears schedule in 2014

Then, be sure to be here at 8pmET/7pmCT to find out the full exact schedule, and immediately start discussing how we can't believe that the bye week is so early/so late/so perfect.

General Bears

Bears begin offseason program That storied time of year when everyone is a workout warrior, and this year everyone will talk about how Shea McClellin seemed to lay off the Peeps this Easter.

Around Tulare Sports: Marquess on Bears' marquee? | Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register - Some people are way excited about Marquess Wilson.

Draft stuff

Johnny Manziel leads record 30 prospects attending 2014 draft - - I see four defensive linemen here, and none of them are named Aaron Donald.

2014 NFL mock draft: CB Darqueze Dennard to Chicago Bears with 14th pick - Arrowhead Pride - AP know their stuff, but I have a feeling people wouldn't be as pleased with this pick, especially if fan favorites are still there.  Click through to see how Dennard makes his way to Chicago.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Calvin Pryor Chosen by the Chicago Bears - Bleeding Green Nation - There's one of those names people like more.

NFL draft preview: Tight ends -

Chicago Bears 2014 NFL draft focus: DT - ESPN Chicago

Bears meet with UCLA OLB Anthony Barr - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago - Not happening.

Hoge’s Bears Big Board: No. 13 CB Jason Verrett " CBS Chicago

After likely taking safety first, Bears could target Arizona State DT Sutton - Chicago Sun-Times -

Brandt: Houston Texans could trade No. 1 overall pick - - Take Clowney and trade him?

Stuff we might vaguely care about

Tulloch On Absence Of Suh: ‘We All Would Like Him To Be Here’ " CBS Detroit - What a terrible teammate /sarcasm //only sorta.

The Lion’s CAN’T Re-Sign Suh Now [BLOG] " CBS Detroit - Yes. They should most definitely not re-sign him. Possibly ever.

A look at the Green Bay Packers' 2015 cap situation - ESPN - The problem with continually drafting strong, homegrown talent is that you still have to pay a lot of them at some point.

Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks nearing extension - - Let's hope he gets that coin and then stops being better than everyone else.

I gypped you on videos yesterday so here is two to make up for it

New Jack White:

The Birds of Satan