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The Bears Den: May 06, 2015 - Post-draft Chicago Bears news & notes

Rookie minicamp begins Friday!

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Acho hopes experience at OLB helps Bears' 3-4 - Not-Hub Fishbain: Former Cardinal Sam Acho made the DE-to-OLB transition in his rookie season and spent time watching Vic Fangio's defense in the NFC West.

Fox discusses draft, first-round pick - Larry Mayer: John Fox shared his thoughts about the draft and first-round pick Kevin White during a radio interview Tuesday.

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Bears agree to terms with 3 picks - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Tuesday agreed to four-year contracts with three of their six draft picks, Jeremy Langford, Adrian Amos and Tayo Fabuluje.

Bears claim OT Paul Cornick off waivers - Adam L. Jahns: Cornick started six games last season as an extra TE and RT last season for the Broncos, could become Jordan Mills' most formidable competition.

Draft analysis - Jeff Dickerson with a look at Ryan Pace's vision for the six players drafted last week.

Position battles forming along O-line - Moon Mullin: Positions are fluid until pads come on, with the right side of the Bears' line being worth keeping an eye on.

[Video] View from the Moon - Moon Mullin offers some historical perspective on the Bears' battle at center.

[Video] - Hines Ward on Kevin White: 'I think he's going to have a great career'.

Picking the NFL's best rookie matchups in 2015 - Kenneth Arthur is looking forward to seeing Kevin White face top rookie corners Marcus Peters (Chiefs) and Trae Waynes (Vikings).

Pace continues major overhaul of Bears scouting - Brad Biggs: Ryan Pace begins evaluation of scouting departments, will replace college scouting director Marty Barrett [Non-Tribune link].

Carden brings accuracy, 'fiery attitude' to Bears - Brad Biggs: Shane Carden chose the Bears over the Lions and Chargers among other teams that pursued him, and is eager to prove he deserves a shot after a productive three-year career as a starter.

Team notes - Patrick Finley: Former East Carolina QB Shane Carden ready to prove his worth at Bears’ rookie minicamp; Ryan Pace starts shakeup of scouting department; roster notes.

[Video] with video highlights of Bears UDFAs QB Shane Carden, LB John Timu, DB Bryce Callahan, and WR Levi Norwood.

Bears are Las Vegas longshots to win NFC North, Super Bowl - David Just: All the changes at Halas Hall this offseason have done little to change the Las Vegas outlook on the 2015 NFL season.

Post-draft NFL power rankings - Jeff Dickerson explains why he thinks the Bears are ranked too low at No. 26 in the ESPN power rankings ... Pete Prisco also has Bears at #26Elliot Harrison has them at #23.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Matt Slauson was recently presented the Ed Block Courage Award; Inside the Bears follows Matt around on his big day as he pokes fun at his teammates.

Ex-Bears doing good things - Dick Butkus recently hosted nearly 150 student-athletes, parents and coaches from Chicago area high schools for an "I Play Clean" event at Halas Hall.

Ex-Bear news - Phil Thompson catches up with Kyle Orton, who's remaining retired and is adamant the only football he'll be participating in is of the fantasy variety.

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So, you've been drafted into the NFL. Now what? - Ross Tucker with a few tips from a former journeyman that, if followed, will hopefully give recent draftees a leg up in minicamps.

The NFL still doesn’t care how its players treat women - Adam Hoge: The league might be talking like it cares more about domestic violence and sexual assault in the aftermath of last year’s Ray Rice mess, but the actions paint a much different picture.


Apatosaurus scouting report: Neck long and strong, can bounce her head up and down while rapping her song.