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The Bears Den: May 16, 2014 - Chicago Bears NFL Draft news & notes

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Bears rookies arrive at Halas Hall - Larry Mayer: Ka'Deem Carey and other Bears rookies arrived at Halas Hall Thursday to get fitted for equipment, take physicals and receive their playbooks.

[Audio] - Phil Emery joins Carmen & Jurko in studio to discuss picking a corner over a safety in the first round, why they committed to Jay Cutler, and more. Jeff Dickerson: Greater value at CB over S, says Emery.

[Audio] - Lester joined the Patrick Schmidt show to talk about the Bears' draft, because Lester is kind of a big deal.

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Bears agree to terms with Sutton - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Thursday became the first NFL team to have their entire draft class under contract when Will Sutton ended his brief holdout. Brad Biggs: Contract details finalized for Bears' picks.

Team report - Dan Durkin with some thoughts on the Bears' roster in the wake of the draft.  What will Ego Ferguson's two-technique role mean for the defense?

Bears draft picks on display at rookie minicamp - Dan Wiederer: Bears will get first look at new class this weekend at Halas Hall when top pick Kyle Fuller and rest are put through their paces.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - With rookie minicamp beginning today, the panel discuss the Bears' draft class.  Have they improved their defense?

Emery on Ferguson: 'We're going to swing on upside' - Dan Wiederer: GM believes both Ferguson and Sutton have obvious upside and potential for significant NFL growth. And that was part of the attraction.

Bears Q&A: Arizona State DL coach on Will Sutton - Rich Campbell: Jackie Shipp discussed how Sutton's skills fit the Bears' one-gap scheme and the affects[sic] of Sutton's weight gain last season.

O'Donnell to reunite with Bostic - Larry Mayer: Sixth-round draft pick Pat O'Donnell is looking forward to reuniting with his high school teammate, second-year LB Jon Bostic.

Brock Vereen brings reliability, discipline - Dan Wiederer: Former Minnesota player known more for sound fundamentals than flashy highlights.

Bears mailbag - Brad Biggs' readers' Q&As on Jordan Lynch, the safety position, Charles Tillman's future, Devin Hester's number and more.

Draft analysis - Mike Tanier assesses the NFC's draft performance: The Bears met their needs and a post-Urlacher, post-Peanut defensive core is taking shape in Chicago.

Bears might not be best role models for weight-management - Moon Mullin... [Uh, I don't know.  I just don't know. - Den]

Photos from - Bears sign 2014 draft class ,,, Rookies arrive at Halas Hall.

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Draft analysis - Ryan Wilson: Excited about that late-round QB your team drafted? Don't be; history suggests they're almost certain to fall short.

Ex-Bear news - Ryan Wilson: The Browns, who could be without Josh Gordon for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, have signed former Bears WR Earl Bennett.

Football Outsiders - Aaron Schatz delves into some figures to distinguish the worst corners in 2013, and you'll be glad to hear the Lions and Vikings didn't do much to improve their situations in the draft.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: With the Vikings planning on giving him a "redshirt" year to sit and learn the system; barring injury, it means Teddy Bridgewater will only see the field in 2014 if he's good enough to win the job.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Paul Imig: Last year, Mike McCarthy insisted Green Bay's running game would be better, and he was right. This year, McCarthy is making the same promise for the defense.


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