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

Major Wright: Now a Buccaneer.

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Allen feels he can always improve - Larry Mayer: Even though Jared Allen has averaged 14.5 sacks over the past seven seasons, the five-time Pro Bowler believes he can always improve.

Jared Allen film review - Dan Durkin: Clearly still an instinctive and effective player who must be accounted for on every snap, with something left in the tank and brings legitimacy to the Bears’ reshaped D-line.

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[Video] - Highlights of some of the newest members of the Bears.

Dan Pompei's Q&As - Were the Bears right to retain Mel Tucker? ... Does Conte's surgery force the Bears to add a starting caliber UFA safety? ... How many QBs go in the first round this year?

Questions for each team before NFL Draft - Jason La Canfora does his best to be Out Of Town Stupid for all 32 teams.

Draft preview - Gil Brandt: Ex-BC DB Al Louis-Jean works out for reps from Bears, Pats.

Mock Draft - Pat Kirwan: Chris Conti[sic] and Ryan Munday are not the answers at safety for the Bears. Clinton-Dix is a true free safety and a play-maker.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Still unable to accept retirement, Anthony Adams coaches fans through a number of drills and challenges their football skills.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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X&Os: The basics of the route tree - Matt Bowen's NFL 101 series continues with a look at the stems/breaks/directions that receivers run on passing plays.

X&Os: Four-Minute Offense is the Prevent Offense - Football Outsiders: Much of the league has adopted late-game strategies that do not allow the best players to do what they do best. If something worked for 56 minutes, then why not stick with it for the final four?

Ex-Bear news - Chris Wesseling: Former Bears safety Major Wright is following Lovie Smith to the Buccaneers, signing a one-year contract.