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The Bear's Den: February 10, 2017

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Mocks, news, updates and making fun of Green Bay... what more could you want?

I wonder if Colin cares that Akiem Hicks has a solitaire app on his phone?
I wonder if Colin cares that Akiem Hicks has a solitaire app on his phone?
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Cox: Will Jay Cutler reunite with his former QB coach on the New York Jets? - Bears WireChicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has some connections to the New York Jets, but they reportedly won't be interested in him.

Morrissey: What do Bears think of fans? A 3-13 season, a ticket-price hike - Chicago Sun-Times - Franchise has no shortage of gall.

DeWitt: Inside Look, LB John Timu on His First 2 Years in Chicago - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers were joined by Bears linebacker John Timu who discussed his first two seasons in Chicago and shared some interesting facts.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Waiting to draft a QB, a second look at Jimmy Garoppolo and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.

Andracki: Kyle Long explains the hilarious reason why he wouldn't go on a championship visit to Trump's White House - CSN ChicagoKyle Long proved why he's a must-follow on Twitter among Chicagoland athletes with a hilarious rant about why he wouldn't visit Trump's White House.

Billick: Browns, 49ers, Bills, Bears among teams with most to do this offseason - NFL.com - Chicago Bears: Realistically, this team, which finished 28th in scoring offense and 24th in scoring defense, is not just a quarterback away.

Mayer: Miller expects to be ready in April - ChicagoBears.com - Zach Miller said on the Bears All-Access radio show that he's ahead of schedule in his rehab from a broken foot and expects to be ready for the start of the team's offseason program in April.

DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

NFL Mock Draft 2.0 - Mock Drafts - Rotoworld.com - With the draft order (nearly) set, Josh Norris takes a stab at the top 32 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft.

2017 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears Pre-Combine 7-Round Mock Draft - NFL Spin Zone - With less than a month to go before the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, it's time to put together another Chicago Bears seven-round mock draft.

Jeremiah mock draft 2.0: Bills, Giants grab QBs in Round 1 - NFL.com - Are the Bills and Giants in a QB state of mind? In his second mock draft, Daniel Jeremiah has both New York teams addressing their futures at the most important position on the field.

Mayock: I'd be scared to death to draft QB in top 10 this year - NFL.com - Mike Mayock is leery of the field of quarterbacks available in the 2017 NFL Draft, particularly for NFL clubs drafting in the top 10.

Gabriel: Scouting Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer - CBS Chicago - Kizer has the physical traits you want in a quarterback but sometimes goes too far in the quest to make a big play.

Campbell: Lyons' Jake Elliott one of top kickers entering 2017 NFL draft - Chicago Tribune - Jake Elliott is one of the top kickers in this year's NFL draft class, positioned to be selected in April after an illustrious career at Memphis.

Goodbread: 2017 NFL Draft, why 49ers might pass on taking QB early - NFL.com - The San Francisco 49ers have a glaring need at the quarterback position, but a combination of factors might lead the team to pass on taking one early in the 2017 NFL Draft.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Smith: Jed York believes Shanahan and Lynch will be here more than 6 years - ProFootballTalk - The 49ers gave new coach Kyle Shanahan and new General Manager John Lynch unusually long six-year contracts. But owner Jed York doesn't think there's any concern that he's given his new hires too much job security.

Gagnon: Way too early 2017 NFL power rankings - The ComebackThe Super Bowl just ended. But it's never too early to begin thinking about next season. Here are some unnecessarily early 2017 NFL power rankings.

Smith: Joe Thomas says Goodell "scurried off the stage like a rat" at the Super Bowl - ProFootballTalkBrowns left tackle Joe Thomas said before the Super Bowl that he was rooting for the Patriots for one specific reason: He wanted to see NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have to award the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the franchise that hates him most. Thomas was not disappointed.

Shook: Kyle Shanahan to control Niners' 53-man roster - NFL.com - Much of the 49ers' quick fall from grace came as a result of internal conflict. It seems like Jed York finally might be learning from past mistakes, starting with his hiring process of his new coach and GM.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Florio: Packers shareholders can buy more worthless stuff - ProFootballTalk - From time to time, the Packers sell shares of stock to the general public. And while they technically represent a sliver of ownership of the franchise, even though "[s]tock in the Packers does not constitute 'stock' in the common sense of the term.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Snyder's Chicago Bears Draftwatch: QB - Deshaun vs. DeShone - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears need a QB but which college trigger man is a better fit; Watson or Kizer?

Wiltfong: Jordan Howard named #75 on the Pro Football Focus Top 101 - Windy City Gridiron - Check out where Chicago Bears’ rookie Jordan Howard ended up on the PFF Top 101.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2017 Roster Turnover: Will Jonathan Bullard solidify the d-line? - 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, Passing Yards Allowed - Windy City Gridiron - How did the Bears rank on pass defense?

FANPOSTS

FanPosts - Recent - Windy City Gridiron - Here's a link to our FanPost section, where YOU have the opportunity to contribute to Windy City Gridiron. Take a few minutes and write a post about what you are thinking about regarding the Chicago Bears, and there'a chance it will be linked right here in the Den.

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