Going at his own Pace - Dan Durkin: The previous two Bears regimes tried to pay their way out of years of fruitless drafts by overspending in free agency, resulting in top-heavy, overpriced and aging rosters with little to no young talent in the pipeline to plug in when a player’s useful life had expired. Ryan Pace understands that while free agency is a necessary tool, it can’t become a dependency.
Foster saw Bears, Chicago as ideal fit - Larry Mayer: When it came to finding a new home in free agency, Chicago and the Bears had everything that Mason Foster was looking for.
Draft preview - Ross Jones: With the Bears' positions of need being CB, ILB, and WR, here are three players Chicago might take with the 7th overall pick.
Draft preview - James Neveau: Dante Fowler's size and speed can’t be taught, and with his work ethic and willingness to work on his moves and technique, he could be a dream come true for defensive gurus like John Fox and Vic Fangio.
Draft preview - Not-Hub Fishbain: Signing Eddie Royal was a start, but Amari Cooper would immediately put the Bears' offense on track to not miss a beat after trading Brandon Marshall, and means the Bears take someone at No. 7 who can contribute right away.
Mock Draft - David Just: Latest mock draft from Todd McShay projects the Bears to take wide receiver Kevin White.
Bears learned from Urlacher's departure - Michael C. Wright: The Bears probably will part with Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman, but they intend to make it better than their split with Brian Urlacher.
Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: Matt Forte will donate a $1,000 equipment grant to the football program at his alma mater, Slidell (La.) High School, through USA Football. Bears hosting 5K race in September.
[Video] Inside the Bears - After a tough day on the beach, Kyle Fuller and Anthony Adams head to a local spot to cook up some Costa Rican cuisine.
This time before draft is 'silly season' of conjecture and hype - Sam Farmer: Misinformation is the name of the NFL draft game as teams try not to reveal their plans.
Draft preview - Doug Farrar, Chris Burke: SI's definitive NFL draft Big Board opens with an unheralded WR who has the potential to be the best in the class.
Who should start for 7 teams with shakiest QB situations - Pete Prisco with a look at some of the tenuous QB positions around the league. Bears don't make the list.
Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Re-signing D-linemen Letroy Guion and B.J. Raji will allow the Packers to focus on other positions early in the draft.
Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: Todd McShay sticks with DT for the Lions in latest mock draft, thinks Texas product Malcom Brown would be a good fit for team.
Should have kept this for my final Den. Didn't think it through.