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The Bears Den: February 05, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

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Roster analysis: WR/TE - Dan Durkin: Injuries can disrupt the balance of any position group, and the Bears’ receiving corps was hit hard in 2014; they need to consider a different mix of skills to diversify the attack moving forward.

Roster analysis: WR/TE - Not-Hub Fishbain with a look at the Bears' options in free agency: The Bears need speed at WR, and preferably someone who can play inside; don't expect them to splash out for an expensive TE, with as many snaps as Martellus Bennett plays.

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Team news - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Wednesday signed Al Louis-Jean to a two-year contract, and added Rick Perry as their assistant strength coach.

[Video] ESPN - Michael C. Wright discusses what defensive scheme the new coaches may institute.

[Video] Inside the Bears - John Fox discusses why Chicago is the right fit for him and lays out his vision for the team with Jeff Joniak.

Plays that shaped the Bears' season - Michael C. Wright: No. 8: Head coach's backtracking explanation of interception on pass attempt meant for Brandon Marshall, that changed the game against the Packers, was an early glimpse of the depth of dysfunction and lack of accountability miring the squad under Marc Trestman.

Fran Tarkenton: Bears will 'die' with Jay Cutler - Dan Cahill: "He had his meltdown in the championship game when he didn’t come back in against Green Bay, and everybody remembers that." [Video] SportsTalk Live discussion [KAPCON: 5].  Lester's roster breakdown on QBs is here.

[Video] CSN Chicago - Making the grade: Reflecting on Cutler's 2014 performance.

Every team’s season-defining moment in 2014 - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz: The Bears hit a new low almost on a weekly basis, but the Aaron Kromer incident was the true crystallizing moment of the season.

The NFL's most tortured fan bases - Will Leitch: It's been a long, long time since the Shufflin' Crew… but most franchises would happily suffer through 30 championship-less years to have that specific team.

Photos - With high school football players around the country committing to colleges, a look back at photos and profiles of current Bears players.

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Post-Super Bowl, focus shifts to off-field, Deflategate, concussions - Andrew Brandt: Roger Goodell’s state of the league address rekindled scrutiny that will only grow with no more games to distract.

Jack Bechta: The Agent's Journal - Looking back on the 2014 season, some off-field developments show progress moving forward.

Recent 1st round selections: How are they doing? - Tony Villiotti looks at the numbers. How often do teams keep their draftees long-term?

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: The Lions have been confident that an extension will get done with Ndamukong Suh, but only one side is doing the talking.

Know thy enemy: Packers - John Breech: Letroy Guion had almost $200,000 and over 350 grams of marijuana with him when he was arrested on Tuesday in Florida, as a routine traffic stop turned into a giant drug bust and two felony charges.  Rob DemovskyAaron Rodgers is NFC North offensive POY.

Everything is awesome - Alan Siegel: Mini-Lego movie recreates 8 memorable Super Bowl ads and Katy Perry’s halftime show too [with Video].