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The Bears Den: March 17, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

Spice Adams: "Why is it a gourmet mullet?" ... Patrick Mannelly: "'Cos it's awesome."

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Bears sign OG Vladimir Ducasse - Not-Hub Fishbain: The Bears signed former Jets second-round pick Vladimir Ducasse, who spent the 2014 season with the Vikings, to add depth to the O-line.

Packers' roster makeup sets standard for Bears - Not-Hub Arkush: This is the time of year for supplementing draft success, not attempting to correct years of egregious mistakes in the draft with a spending bonanza.

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Bears still have holes to fill before focus turns to draft - Adam L. Jahns picks out five areas of need on the roster.  Dan DurkinTop remaining free agents who fit what the Bears still need.

[Video] - Is-Hub Arkush and Not-Hubs Fishbain & Arkush take a look back at the past week of free agency, and discuss how staying patient has paid off for Ryan Pace.

2015 free agency grades - Pete Prisco gives the Bears his second-highest grade in the NFC North, but you won't like which team he awarded the only A-grade to.

Draft preview - Michael C. Wright with look at a few potential draft options for the Bears at receiver.

Draft preview - Scott Krinch and Tony Andracki with six sleepers who could make sense for Bears, including a safety from Northwestern.

[Audio] - Antrel Rolle tells Carmen & Jurko why he chose to join the Bears and what he'll bring to his new team.

Eddie Royal talking crazy about Bears, right?Rosenbloom flaps gums / He might talk sense; he might not / My money's on not.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Anthony Adams spoofs the hit web series 'Between Two Ferns' as Patrick Mannelly joins Spice on his talk show, 'Between Two Helmets.'

Who is the best running back of all time? - James Parziale: Walter Payton edged Barry Sanders in the final, garnering 55 percent of the votes.

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NFL draft records reveal more details: Parade rerouted, road closures - Jared S. Hopkins: Worried about Chicago traffic congestion during the NFL draft? You should be.

Will anything change? - Andrew Brandt: Despite vocal discontent from a host of challengers, DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected for another three years as the NFLPA’s boss. Will the players’ lot, or union-league relations, improve?

2015 NFL trades: Business as usual? - Tony Villiotti: Have there been an unusually high number of trades this offseason? Or is it just a matter of more visible players being traded?

Know thy enemies - Mini-Larry: The Bears' biggest rivals were busy in the first week of free agency, as some star players left the NFC North, while others joined the division.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Packers not overpaying to keep Tramon Williams, who allowed 10 TDs in their 18 games last season.  Why a Greg Jennings reunion wouldn't work.