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The Bears Den: April 02, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

Nov 20, 1988; Tampa, FL: Vinny Testaverde (14) scrambles under pressure from Ron Rivera (59) and Steve McMichael (76) at Tampa Stadium during the 1988 season.

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Bears ink Sam Acho to one-year deal - Larry Mayer: The Bears remained busy in free agency Wednesday, signing linebacker Sam Acho, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.  Photos[Video] highlights.

Bears sign former Cardinals OLB Sam Acho - Not Fishbain: Their second free agent 3-4 OLB, Acho's play slipped following his 2013 injury but he is a high character player and is only 26, so it's a low-risk move to give Vic Fangio pass-rushing options.  Josh WeinfussReminisces about Arizona, looking forward to Chicago.

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McManis thrilled to be back with Bears - Larry Mayer: Sherrick McManis described the chance to return to the Bears for a fourth season as "a blessing" Wednesday after signing a one-year contract.  Photogallery.

Rodgers ready to define his role with Bears - Patrick Finley: Ryan Pace’s Saints played the Falcons twice a year, so the Bears GM knows what he’s getting in Jacquizz Rodgers.

Mock Draft - Not Fishbain's second Bears draft is an even 3-3 split between offense and defense.

[Audio] - Mel Kiper Jr and Todd McShay discuss what the Bears plan to do with the 7th pick.

[Video] - Is-Hub Arkush profiles a potential WR at the No. 7 pick in the draft for the Bears, Alabama WR Amari Cooper.

Mock Draft - Don Banks: Amari Cooper will ensure that teams can’t gang up in coverage on Alshon Jeffrey.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Pat O’Donnell teaches Anthony Adams the fine points of punting.

Ex-Bear news - Larry Mayer: Former assistant coach Jim LaRue, who was with the Bears from 1978-89, passed away last Sunday night in Arizona at the age of 89.

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The Business of Football - Andrew Brandt talks punishment, real-talk translations, and why the NFL needs to lighten up.

Seven candidates to break single-season records - Chris Wesseling on whether J.J. Watt is the man to break Michael Strahan's single-season sack record, and which other single-season records might fall in 2015.

Draft analysis - Tony Villiotti: How long does it take a drafted player to become a starter or achieve another relevant milestone?

Draft preview - Greg Gabriel's top 5 OTs in the 2015 Draft ... top 5 interior O-linemen.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Joel Corry: Everything you need to know about trading Adrian Peterson to one of seven possible teams.