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The Bears Den: April 07, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

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Bears add de la Puente - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Sunday agreed to terms on a one-year contract with former Saints center Brian de la Puente.

Bears protect themselves with de la Puente - Jeff Dickerson: Team gets a first-team caliber player at a fraction of the cost, with nothing guaranteed beyond 2014. Brad Biggs: Chose to reunite with Kromer over offers from Saints and Lions.

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Team Report - The SportsXchange's rundown of the state of the Bears.

Are the Bears the NFC North "winners" in free agency to date? - Chris Boden take a look around the NFC North's moves one month into free agency.

Bears mailbag - Michael C. Wright's readers' Q&A. Which way will the Bears go in the Draft?

[Video] - NBC Sports' Josh Norris joins Chris Boden to break down how the Bears will approach the draft.

[Video] - Moon Mullin talks potential Bears' draft strategies. Will Conte's surgery affect the direction they go?

Mock Draft - Shaun King: The Bears still lack an elite three-technique lineman. Donald is the third-best player in this draft (behind Robinson and Clowney), so the Bears get a huge steal at this position.

Dan Pompei Q&A - Should Bears still go DT if Aaron Donald is off the board?

Bears history - Don Pierson: Home during eight of the Bears' nine NFL championship seasons, Wrigley Field was the unfriendly confines for opponents. Bears' heroes of Wrigley Field ... and football villains.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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Who should get the most help from the 2014 draft? - Tony Villiotti breaks down the potential; as it stands, statistically speaking, the Bears can expect 1.5 five-year starters.

Draft preview - Bucky Brooks: Five prospects worth trading up for in 2014 NFL Draft. Pat Kirwan: Plenty of D-line, LB talent outside first round.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Everything you wanted to know about the Packers' offseason but were too lactose intolerant to ask, courtesy of The SportsXchange.

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