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The Bears Den: May 14, 2014 - Chicago Bears NFL Draft news & notes

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Phil Emery Q&A - Dan Wiederer: Highlights from the Bears GM's radio interview with Dave Kaplan and David Haugh, discussing everything from his strategy during the draft to the current makeup of the roster.

[Video] - Phil Emery sits down with Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer in studio to discuss his initial thoughts on the Bears 2014 draft class. Will Sutton responsible for Kyle Long being a Bear.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses whether the Bears will consider moving Tillman to safety after drafting Kyle Fuller in the first round, and if the team would have been interested in signing Michael Sam had he not been drafted.

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ChatWrap - Larry Mayer answers fan questions about the 2014 NFL Draft and this weekend's Rookie Minicamp at Halas Hall.

Dan Pompei - Thoughts on Kyle Fuller ... what scouts and front office men said about Ego Ferguson / Will Sutton / Ka'Deem CareyBrock Vereen / Christian Jones ... UDFA O-lineman Ryan Groy a sleeper to watch.

Bears mailbag - Brad Biggs' readers' Q&A on the team's draft picks and undrafted free agents, Jay Cutler's contract, and more.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Are the Bears now a contender in the NFC? [KAPCON: 5]

Draft analysis - Bucky Brooks reviews the NFC North teams' hauls.

Draft is over, roster grinding never ends - Arthur Arkush: All good GMs approach every day as a chance to improve the roster; expect Emery and his personnel department to exhaust every option.

Ka'Deem Carey from NFL combine - Michael C. Wright with the Bears' fourth-round pick's notes and interviews cobbled together from throughout the pre-draft process.

Bears Q&A: San Jose State OC on David Fales - Rich Campbell: San Jose State’s OC and QBs coach discusses Fales’ footwork, addressed criticism of Fales’ arm strength, and more. Seems good fit with Bears.

Bigger and stronger - Moon Mullin: Phil Emery wanted to make the Bears a bigger team, and he certainly did that in this year's draft, adding size and strength to the roster at all the positions he drafted.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Matt Forte joins Inside The Bears to talk about the upcoming season, and re-lives Anthony's first and only play at fullback.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Israel Idonije was recently at the C2E2 comic convention at McCormick Place promoting his comic, "The Protectors." Izzy shares his story on how he got interested in comics.

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So you just got what? - Matt Bowen: This league is demanding, and it forces rookies to play catch-up during the offseason after going through the draft process.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Denver's Von Miller is a good comparison for what the Vikings would like to do with top draft pick Anthony Barr, according to Mike Zimmer.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: Eric Ebron gives Lions many offensive options as new OC aims to pattern the team after what he learned in New Orleans.