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The Weekend Bears Den: April 18, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

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How will Vic Fangio use Christian Jones?

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Rolle impressed with Bears' chemistry - Larry Mayer: After just one week of the Bears’ voluntary offseason program, veteran Antrel Rolle has already developed a bond with his new teammates and coaches.

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2015 Draft notes

Draft preview - Jeff Dickerson: Todd McShay offered this advice to the Bears: actively seek a trade partner to move back in Round 1, or stay at No. 7 and select WVU WR Kevin White.  Patrick FinleyMcShay: Bears unlikely to trade up for QB.

Draft preview: Receivers - Dan Wiederer: The Bears offense certainly could use an added element of vertical speed so it would be no surprise if Pace zeroed in on the burners of this draft class.

Draft preview - Jeff Dickerson: John Fox wants to run the football and Iowa’s tough, versatile Brandon Scherff could be a an important run-blocking addition to the O-line.  Dan DurkinWould be an immediate starter at guard or RT.

Draft preview - Not-Hub Hubsson: Is Arizona State safety Damarious Randall a potential answer in the middle rounds to a position that has perennially puzzled the Bears?  Moves above Landon Collins in Mike Maycock's positional rankings.

Draft preview - Gary Mihoces: UCLA's Eric Kendricks among NFL draft's top ILB prospects.

Draft preview - Greg Gabriel: UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa does a good job as a pursuit player and consistently takes good angles, but is only average as a pass rusher and might be best suited to bulk up to play 3-T in a 4-3.

Draft analysis - Jeff Dickerson: The No. 7 overall draft choice has produced just two Pro Bowl players over the last seven years, a trend the Bears hope to change.

Mock Draft - Will Brinson has the Bears trading down with the Dolphins - who take Kevin White - and ending up with Arik Armstead at #14.

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Roster analysis - Not-Hub Fishbain with a look at what a Bears depth chart could look like heading into the NFL Draft.

Bears' incredible haul the class of the heralded 1983 NFL draft - Brad Biggs: No organization is going to find seven Super Bowl starters in one draft with four Pro Bowl performers in this era, though Ryan Pace and John Fox can sure try.

Most valuable draft pick of all time for each NFL team - Jim Reineking: The dominant running back of his era, Walter Payton was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, retired as the NFL's all-time rushing-yardage leader, and was a 1993 inductee into the Hall of Fame.

[Video] ChicagoBears.com - A look back at the rise of William "The Refrigerator" Perry from the 1985 draft.

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Lessons for the NFL - Greg A. Bedard on Aaron Hernandez, why the Vikings should move AP, and why concerns about Jameis Winston are very real.

The NFLing of America; cue the wretched excess - Bernie Lincicome: The bloated NFL calendar goes from sideshow to showtime.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Brian Murphy: If Adrian Peterson does return to the Vikings, he needs to demonstrate humility to the teammates he shirked and fans he’s alienated.

Ex-Bear news - Ryan Wilson: Tim Shaw tweets update on ALS: 'My body struggles' but 'heart and mind grow stronger'.

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A tea break partway through the video; can't get more British than that.