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The Bears Den: March 24, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

Dec 2, 1985, Miami, FL: Mike Ditka on the sidelines against the Dolphins during the 1985 season at the Orange Bowl, the only Bears loss during their Super Bowl winning season.

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Bears have made big news at NFL meetings - Adam L. Jahns: But win-now pressure that seemed to drive Phil Emery isn’t as prevalent, with Ryan Pace widely regarded as having a big rebuild on his hands, and the draft is the best way to do that.

Bears continue to hunt for budget additions in free agency - Brad Biggs: Most signings from here on out will be with minimal financial commitment, and the Bears have had some success in recent seasons with such additions, the most notable being Matt Slauson.

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No compensatory picks for Bears - Larry Mayer: The Bears did not receive any of the 32 compensatory draft picks the NFL awarded Monday, leaving them with six selections in the April 30-May 2 NFL Draft.

John Fox: 'We have a lot of needs' - Michael C. Wright: The Bears remain in the market for a receiver while Antrel Rolle should be an instant upgrade at the safety position, as well as providing locker room leadership.

Draft preview - Not-Hub Fishbain: Clemson's Vic Beasley, while a bit lighter than some of the outside 'backers that Vic Fangio had in San Francisco, would complement Lamarr Houston and Pernell McPhee well because of his speed.

Draft preview - Dan Durkin: Alabama’s Amari Cooper is the most polished pass receiver in the 2015 class and should be a top-five selection.

Mock draft - Dan Durkin has the Bears taking West Virginia receiver Kevin White at #7 overall.

[Video] View from the Moon - Moon Mullin on whether Lance Briggs rejoins Lovie Smith in Tampa (interest from 49ers), and who will play DE in the Bears' new 3-4 scheme.

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: The Bears are once again teaming with Pro Sports Experience to offer non-contact football camps for children ages 6-14 throughout the Chicago area this summer.

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: Hall of Famer Gale Sayers will raise funds for his foundation by hosting a Kentucky Derby party May 2 at John Barleycorn in Chicago.

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League announces process for landing draft tickets - Michael C. Wright: Fans interested in attending the 2015 NFL draft in Chicago from April 30-May 2 can register starting on Tuesday for a chance to win two free tickets.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Tom Pelissero: Vikings 'fully expect' Adrian Peterson back in 2015 ... Brian HallOptions running out as resolution looms ... Jarrett BellVikings shouldn't let AP get away ... Ben GoesslingWhat can AP accomplish in his 30s?

Which team would you want to watch on "Hard Knocks"? - Kenneth Arthur: Are the Browns really the best choice of all the eligible teams? A look at them and other options.

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