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The Bear's Den: April 6, 2016

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Good Wednesday morning Bears fans! Another day of Free Agency and preparing for the Draft. The Bears currently have three QB's on the roster, starter Jay Cutler as well as backups David Fales and Matt Blanchard. Chicago's front office has been interviewing prospective QB's to draft... how this all shakes out should be interesting...

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David Fales prepares to pass against Cleveland in a pre-season matchup
David Fales prepares to pass against Cleveland in a pre-season matchup
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BEAR DOWN!!!!

DRAFT / FREE AGENCY

Dullea: Examining Bears prospect Northwestern's "Superback" - Cover32 - According to Adam Hoge on Twitter, the Chicago Bears plan to bring in a number of talented draft prospects from the region this month...

Cox: Bears hold private workout with Alabama’s Jarran Reed - Bears Wire - Alabama defensive tackle Jarran Reed said that he worked out for the Chicago Bears.

Haley: If only the FCS was drafted this year - Yahoo Sports - With Carson Wentz and Noah Spence considered first-round talent for the upcoming NFL Draft, there's a growing sense of normalcy to that scenario as opposed to an FCS player not being chosen in the top round since 2008.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Will Elliott be an option for Bears? - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of whether Ezekiel Elliott will still be on the board when the Bears pick in the first round, how many players are on the Bears roster and if training camp dates have been announced.

PFF Scouting Report: Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State - Jones is a project, but perhaps a better one than others in the class given his inexperience. Even during the championship run in 2014, he was very inconsistent from snap-to-snap and 2015 was even worse. Still, the size and arm are intriguing, as is some of his work in and out of the pocket. (Ken's note: I included this because I personally am fascinated by Jones... would love to see the guy in Chicago (if not over drafted) as a project)

Perez: Should the Bears draft Boise State’s Darian Thompson? - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears need help at safety, and Boise State's Darian Thompson is the kind of 2016 NFL Draft prospect who could be the perfect fit

BEARRRSSSS.......

Wiederer: Bears kicker Robbie Gould packing on the pounds - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould has been "eating a lot of M&M ice cream sandwiches" as part of the Bears' plans to beef him up a bit.

Mullen: Robbie Gould 'I want to be the best kicker to ever play the game' - CSN Chicago - Prior to receiving the team's annual Ed Block Courage Award on Tuesday, Bears kicker Robbie Gould said he wants to be the best kicker to ever play the game.

Mayer: Gould presented with Ed Block Award - NFL.com - Kicker Robbie Gould, the Bears’ longest tenured player, was honored as the team’s recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award Tuesday at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines.

Ottochain: Eddie Royal and Marc Mariani in competition for important slot role - Bears Wire - As the Bears move closer to the draft and the 2016 season, Eddie Royal and Marc Mariani may be battling for reps in the slot

Cox (video): Kyle Long’s training routine and relationship with Bobby Massie - Bears Wire - Kyle Long talks about teaming up with Bobby Massie in a player spotlight video by LeCharles Bentley's O-line Performance.

Ottochain: A look at the 2016 NFL Draft’s slot receivers - Bears Wire - A look at five slot receivers who will be available for the Chicago Bears in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Nazario: Chicago Bears rumor, going after Muhammad Wilkerson? - DaWindyCity.com - Rumorville is heating up concerning the Chicago Bears and Muhammad Wilkerson. Should they go after him, or is he too expensive?

Mayer: Gould presented with Ed Block Award - NFL.com - Kicker Robbie Gould, the Bears’ longest tenured player, was honored as the team’s recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award Tuesday at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines.

BEARRRSSSS FOR LIFE......

Chicago Bears in the Hall - Doug Atkins - Doug Atkins was a 6-8, 275-pound defensive end who wreaked havoc for 17 years and 205 games on National Football League quarterbacks.

WCG FAN POST OF MERIT

ThePreacher FPON: WCG 2016 Mock Draft is Live - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG FanPost Mock Draft went active Tuesday, April 5. Thanks to ThePreacher for putting it together.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Shimon: Reviewing the 2015 NFL Draft: NFC North – National Football Post - General Manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox went into their first draft together looking to revamp the roster and add some building blocks on both sides of the ball. It seems like they found themselves a foundation player in defensive tackle Eddie Goldman.

Podcast: 'You're the Worst' star Desmin Borges on his Chicago roots, his show and the Chicago Bears' offseason moves - Chicago Football - The CF Podcast goes Hollywood! Actor and Chicago native Desmin Borges (@desminborges), who plays Edgar on FX's "You're the Worst," joins the podcast to talk acting and Chicago. Borges gave us his 2016 Cubs prediction (5:35), and more...

Perez: Rookie Transition Program to replace annual symposium for first-year players - Bears Wire - The new rookie transition program will be held by the Chicago Bears and be geared toward the team's history and the community.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Lions notes: Newest Lion Wallace Gilberry is a very nice guy - Pride Of Detroit - The Detroit Lions' new defensive end is a high-character guy.

Gates: Tom Johnson Files Lawsuit Against Minneapolis Police Department - Daily Norseman - The defensive tackle cites false arrest and excessive use of force in the suit stemming from a 2014 incident at a Minneapolis nightclub.

Moore: Landon Turner Interview: North Carolina guard tells APC about family & football - Acme Packing Company - APC spoke to the Tar Heels guard, who is currently projected as a second-day pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Edholm: Twitter wins bid to stream Thursday night NFL games this season - Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports - Twitter has won the right to stream Thursday night NFL games this season, giving fans another medium to watch the sport online.

DRAFT PROSPECTS OF INTEREST TO BEARS FANS

NFL Draft Profile: Wisconsin LB Joe Schobert | CSN Chicago

NFL Draft Profile: Georgia OL John Theus | CSN Chicago

NFL Draft Profile: Michigan State DL/LB Shilique Calhoun | CSN Chicago

NFL Draft Profile: Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell | CSN Chicago

NFL Draft Profile: Notre Dame DL Sheldon Day | CSN Chicago

NFL Draft Profile: LSU OL Jerald Hawkins | CSN Chicago

NFL Draft Profile: Baylor WR Corey Coleman | CSN Chicago