The Den will be taking a look at one of the Chicago Bears' 2017 unrestricted free agents (UFA's) and restricted free agents (RFA's) each day until we have knocked out the list.
Normally I would be talking about the players, whether I personally would sign the player and to what contract, and what my best guess the Bears will do with him.
Not today. This is the Just No edition, inspired by OT Mike Adams who should have been a "just no" guy. I’m going to present several Bears who are FA’s in one form or another that I just don’t want to ever see again in Chicago, not even as depth.
TE Logan Paulsen, just no.
OL Nick Becton, just no
OL Matt McCants, just no
DB Brandon Boykin, just no
S Chris Prosinski, PLEASE no
Please feel free to list differing thoughts about any of these players below!
BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
DeWitt: Nick's One-on-One with ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson - ChicagoBears.com - In this episode, Nick takes over the hosting chair as he goes one-on-one with Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago to discuss the Bears offseason.
Biggs' Bears Q&A: Jay Cutler trade scenarios, safety at No. 3, tag for Alshon Jeffery & more - Chicago Tribune - This Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly.
Zeglinski: Bears free agency & offseason primer - The Rock River Times - In the Chicago Bears’ season-ending press conference on January 4, general manager Ryan Pace and company discussed the ramifications of a 3-13 season.
Campbell & Wiederer: Vic Fangio's evolution with the Bears - Chicago Tribune - Tribune reporters Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss the evolution of Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
Mayer: Loggains proud of Howard's success - ChicagoBears.com - Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is thrilled to see running back Jordan Howard end his record-breaking rookie season by playing in the Pro Bowl.
Perez: What are the Chicago Bears’ odds to win the Super Bowl in 2017? - Bears Wire - The Bears are an extreme longshot to win the Super Bowl in 2017, according to ESPN
Kwiecinski: Josh Sitton’s Pro Bowl nod highlights Bears’ recent all-star shortcomings - Bears Wire - Josh Sitton was added to the 2017 Pro Bowl roster, bringing to light the team's lack of pro bowlers in recent years
Jahns: Dowell Loggains' importance to Bears shouldn't be overlooked - Chicago Sun-Times - He’ll play a vital role in arguably the most important decision of general manager Ryan Pace’s tenure.
Emma: Vic Fangio Committed To Staying With Bears - CBS Chicago - Fangio on Wednesday downplayed reported interest from the 49ers.
Bears Talk Podcast: What would it take for Ryan Pace, John Fox to earn fourth year? - CSN Chicago - In the latest Bears Talk Podcast, CSN's Chris Boden sits down with Dan Pompei to talk about the future of both Ryan Pace and John Fox.
DRAFT / FREE AGENCY
Senior Bowl 2017 Practice Recap, Day 3: Keep an eye on LB Haason Reddick and DL Derek Rivers - Acme Packing Company - The North team has a number of talented players on the front seven, and a handful of them are standing out strongly in practices this week.
Mayer: Pace getting in-depth look at prospects - ChicagoBears.com - According to general manager Ryan Pace, coaching the North team in the Senior Bowl this week has given the Bears a big boost in terms of their draft preparation.
Fishbain: Can the Chicago Bears find secondary help at Senior Bowl? - Pro Football Weekly - Bears defensive coaches getting a good look at NFL Draft prospects at the Senior Bowl
Potash: Under-utilized at Alabama, TE O.J. Howard a potential NFL star - Chicago Sun-Times - Tight end O.J. Howard was overshadowed and underutilized at Alabama, but he’s already a star at the
Emma: Bears Begin Search For Upgrades In The Secondary - CBS Chicago - The Bears ranked dead last with 11 takeaways in 2016.
Mullin: Bears depending on Ryan Pace to hit when he drafts quarterback for first time - CSN Chicago - In the 2017 NFL Draft, the Bears are depending on Ryan Pace to select a quarterback for the first time as general manager.
Mayer: Fangio seeking players with ball skills - ChicagoBears.com - While he's coaching the North team defense this week at the Senior Bowl, Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is looking for prospects who possess a knack for making plays on the ball.
Dave Gettleman says "I won’t reach to take a tackle" - ProFootballTalk - The Panthers offensive line was a problem for the team all season, leading coach Ron Rivera to refer to the unit as a "catastrophe" after a November loss to the Raiders.
Fishbain: Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace and his staff reaping benefits of coaching the Senior Bowl - Pro Football Weekly - Pace explained some of the advantages Bears can gain from knowing prospects better through coaching
Potash: 'Real football' gives Ryan Pace and Bears a leg up at Senior Bowl - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears don’t ever want to be in this position again, but they’re making the most of the opportunity to coach the North team in the Senior Bowl, general manager Ryan Pace said Thursday.
Biggs: Bears getting close look at Senior Bowl's top two quarterbacks - Chicago Tribune - The two quarterbacks generating the most conversations at the Senior Bowl are on the Bears' North squad — Pitt's Nate Peterman and Iowa's C.J. Beathard.
Wiederer: Bears GM Ryan Pace says Senior Bowl experience providing 'a huge benefit' - Chicago Tribune - After Thursday's practice, general manager Ryan Pace met briefly with reporters to discuss everything from the value of this week in the scouting process.
Condotta: Seahawks add Clint Hurtt as a defensive line coach - The Seattle Times - The Seahawks are adding Clint Hurtt as a defensive line coach. Ken's Note: Sorry, missed this, the link is a few days old. Helmet tip to Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter for the link.
KNOW THY ENEMY
Western: Mike McCarthy discusses Packers’ defense & implies that Dom Capers will return - Acme Packing Company - In his season-ending presser, the Packers’ head coach called his defensive coordinator "an outstanding football coach."
Reisman: Lions’ draft preparation is going ‘significantly smoother’ than last year - Pride Of Detroit - Thanks to a stable staff, the Lions’ draft preparation is going well thus far.
Western: Ty Montgomery is a running back for good, says Packers coach Mike McCarthy - Acme Packing Company - Number 88 should be vacant again next season, as the position switch made in 2016 will be made permanent this offseason.
Wesseling: Packers to be more aggressive in free agency? - NFL.com - Is Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson ready to veer from his long-standing aversion to building his roster with a significant investment in free agency?
Florio: Mike McCarthy dubs Green Bay season a success - ProFootballTalk - A self-described highly-successful NFL coach has described his team's recently-completed season as highly successful. Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who engaged during the season in an unusual display of immodesty in the face of passive-aggressive criticisms from his starting quarterback, was immodest...
APC Podcast: "What went wrong" in the NFC Championship Game with Ben Fennell & Gary Zilavy - Acme Packing Company - NFL film expert Ben Fennell gives his takes on the NFC Championship loss and about Green Bay moving forward.
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Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2017 Roster Turnover, Can Tight End Daniel Brown emerge as a playmaker? - Windy City Gridiron - In this 13 part series we'll take an in depth look at each position group for the Chicago Bears with an eye towards the 2017 season. We'll speculate on who stays, who goes, and some potential...
Sunderbruch: 2016 Bears in Context - Drop Rate - Windy City Gridiron - Ah, the 2016 Bears. They did finish near the top in a few statistical categories...
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