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The Bears Den: January 29, 2015 - Postseason Chicago Bears news & notes

In a surprise move, Lance Briggs declares for the 2015 NFL draft.

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses how NFL coaches have done in their first seasons, if the Bears have kept any of Marc Trestman's former assistants, and recently-signed receiver John Chiles.

Briggs open to returning to Bears, playing ILB in 3-4 - Brad Biggs: Lance Briggs is hopeful he can return in 2015 with new leadership in place.  Adam L. JahnsOfficial discussions can’t begin until March 7.

Roster analysis: Safety - Dan Durkin: The Bears have willfully de-prioritized safety, despite its continued schematic importance and emergence around the league; it’s safe to assume the new staff will place more emphasis on the position.

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Accorsi: John Fox, Vic Fangio and Adam Gase 'a good start' - Michael C. Wright: Ernie Accorsi spoke recently about his consultancy role with the Bears, and dropped several interesting tidbits.  Mark Potash: Pete Carroll: 'How could you not want to hire John Fox?' ... thinks 2012 win over Bears was watershed moment for Russell Wilson.

Ex-Bear says Trestman, Cutler lacked leadership in locker room - David Just: Jay Feely spent a month filling in for an injured Robbie Gould [and presumably has had enough of kicking in Soldier Field - Den].  Lester's post and more discussion.

Dealing with the Jay Cutler options - Steve Rosenbloom: Teams are always looking for QBs, and some coach will believe he has the secret to unlock Cutler. Find that fool. Cutler and Marshall can lead the way out the door because that’s the only thing they can lead.

Bennett brothers still hope to play together in the NFL - Adam L. Jahns: The recruiting pitch has become Michael's, even though Martellus still has two years remaining on his contract.

Urlacher, Bennett hit Super Bowl interview circuit - Michael C. Wright: Brian Urlacher talks about tough matchups against Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski; Martellus Bennett dishes on his clarinet skills.

Garza part of Super Bowl telecast - Larry Mayer: After working last year’s Super Bowl as a sideline reporter, Roberto Garza will serve as a color analyst on Telemundo’s telecast of Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and Patriots.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Mike Singletary looks back on his Hall of Fame career, recalling anxious moments on draft night and what it was like playing for Mike Ditka and Buddy Ryan.

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The simple concussion test the NFL does not use - Nancy Armour: Because brain injuries affect eye movement, 'read-and-repeat test' could help ID concussions.

The NFL’s reality TV mess - Andrew Brandt: "PSI: New England" and "Saints Family Feud" — as engrossing as anything the networks can concoct — pull back the curtain on the internal pressures and paranoia pervading the NFL.

Draft preview - Greg Gabriel with a look at two Senior Bowl standouts on the D-line, Carl Davis and Danny Shelton.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Mike McCarthy mum on possible changes to the special teams unit, whose already last-ranked season became worse in the NFC Championship Game.

Bears Packers doing good things - Igor Mello: Aaron Rodgers surprises kids who have lost their military dads [with Video].