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The Bears Den: February 25, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

"Dec 19, 1982; St. Louis Cardinals QB Neil Lomax throws the ball under pressure from Mark Hartenstein (73), Dan Hampton (99), Al Chesley (57) and Steve McMichael (76) at Soldier Field."

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NFL’s best show Bears alternatives for the '3' of '3-4' - Moon Mullin: With top 3-4 defenses making use of lighter linemen up front, the Bears may be closer to staffing the 3-4 according to coordinator Vic Fangio than assumed.

10 thoughts - Mark Potash: Bears still have options if Dante Fowler is out of reach; more thoughts from the combine; early predictions on roster moves and priorities for free agency and the draft.

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Team notes from NFL Combine - Adam L. Jahns: Thin pickings at Safety in both free agency and the draft; Adam Gase open to working with Jay Cutler; Bears reportedly looking at interior O-linemen, met with RB projected to go in 2nd round.

Bears' options from Indy increase in some spots, not others - Chris Boden: Like his fellow mock drafters, Josh Norris is confident the Bears will have a tough time missing a quality pick to begin their selections.

[Video] - Is-Hub Arkush and Not-Hub Atkins take a look at potential free agent and draft pick roster fillers for the Bears.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Discussing Bears' plans with No. 7 pick.

Draft preview - Greg Gabriel takes a look at the defensive backs class from the combine.  Doug FarrarGetting to know Danny Shelton, Shaq Thompson.

'Workout warriors' impress at combine - Bob LeGere: Some of the times and numbers posted by this year's participants were exceptional, including the best-ever broad jump by a little-known Georgia receiver.  5 local players who made impact at combine.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Anthony Adams plays the 'Whisper Challenge' game, where fans wear noise canceling headphones and try to guess what Spice is saying.

Ex-Bear news - David Haugh: All the world's a stage for budding actor and former Bear Thomas Jones, who remains forever grateful to Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo for the opportunity to kickstart his career.

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Analytics wins out over Combine "measurables" - Ross Tucker: Physical traits are important, but a high skill set is way more valuable.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: The Zephyr tracker and the Zebra technology have combined to give the Lions a still-emerging picture of how deep analytics could go.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: The Vikings use analytics as a tool but, for GM Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer, the tape still takes precedent.