Acho eager to make first impression - Patrick Finley: Sam Acho's first goal is to earn a roster spot with the Bears. Along the way, he’ll teach holdovers from the 4-3 defense how to run the new 3-4 scheme.
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Slauson raves about coaching staff - Larry Mayer: Matt Slauson is impressed with the Bears' new coaching staff and feels that John Fox is "perfect for what our team needs." Jeff Dickerson: Eager to fill leadership void on O-Line.
[Video] ESPN - Michael C. Wright discusses "prove-it" deals used by the Bears as they reshape the roster.
Draft preview - Jeff Dickerson: One of the top pass-rushers in the entire draft class, Vic Beasley likely receives a strong look at No. 7 if he remains on the board when Chicago goes on the clock.
Draft preview - Football Outsiders: Is Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler a top-10 pick?
Draft preview - Adam Hoge: Texas DT Malcom Brown is scheme versatile with ability to play at numerous spots across the line, including nose; would be a nice addition if trade back a few picks in the first round.
[Video] - Son of Hub: If the Bears look to the defensive side of the ball with the No. 7 pick in the draft, Nebraska DE Randy Gregory is an option.
[Video] - Is-Hub Arkush on Marcus Mariota's strengths and weaknesses, and whether he's a realistic option for Chicago at No. 7 in the draft.
A guide to fifth-year options for 2012 first-round picks - Joel Corry: Shea McClellin has been a disappointment in his three seasons and, with a logjam at outside LB, it's unlikely that the Bears exercise the option with him.
Tillman to meet with Panthers - Patrick Finley: Charles Tillman will meet with the Panthers on Thursday, where he could reunite with Ron Rivera. David Newton: Deal not reached as of Wednesday night.
Top 30 draft classes of the Super Bowl era - Jay Clemons ranks the Bears' 1983 draft, which landed seven eventual starters for the '85 team, as the second-best team draft of the past 49 seasons.
NFL banners raised in Chicago - Jeff Dickerson: With just over three weeks left until Chicago hosts the 2015 NFL draft, the city has installed banners of all 32 NFL teams on select downtown streets. Lolly Bowean: Chicago Park District offers peek at planned NFL draft festivities.
The NFL's elite QB prospect drought won't end soon - Ross Tucker: For the third year in a row, most NFL draft experts and team personnel are underwhelmed by the lack of top-end talent at the QB position, which may be a long-term problem.
Know thy enemy: Vikings - Peter King: The Cowboys and Cardinals are possible landing spots for Adrian Peterson, but don’t expect either to act desperately. Ben Goessling: Vikings' new stadium now 50 percent complete.