Ken's Note: Apparently every Bears beat writer had the day off yesterday.
BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Biggs Bears Q&A: Are Jimmy Garoppolo, Tony Romo or Brock Osweiler options at QB? - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.
Jeffery one of eight NFL free agents who could be fool’s gold - MSN.com - We see it every year. NFL free agents haul in huge sums of cash, then fail to justify their contracts with tepid performances. They’re the fool’s gold of the NFL free agency period.
ITB Video: Spice tours impressive Bears garage - ChicagoBears.com - Spice Adams checks out a garage that was converted into an amazing Bears den for hosting game day parties.
DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY
Mike Mayock's 2017 NFL Draft position rankings - NFL.com - With the NFL Scouting Combine just around the corner, Mike Mayock unveils his initial position-by-position rankings for the 2017 NFL Draft.
Howe: Which NFL players are getting the franchise tag in 2017? - SBNation.com - NFL teams are only allowed one franchise tag each year, and players like Le’Veon Bell are about to get a hefty paycheck.
Dubin: Eight candidates to receive the franchise tag - CBSSports.com - Don't expect Kirk Cousins, Le'Veon Bell or Terrelle Pryor to hit the open market
2017 NFL Mock Draft: A shocking surprise with the second pick - End Zone Score - This week's 2017 NFL Mock Draft will explore a scenario in which the top teams pass on quarterbacks. Who would those teams pick instead of a potential...
2017 NFL Mock Draft 2-14-17 - The Sports Bank - It's 2017 NFL mock draft time. Lots of changes as numerous decisions, regarding declaring early, and returning to school have been made recently.
Tyler's 2017 NFL Mock Draft - 2017 NFL Mock Draft - New NFL Draft - 3. Chicago - Malik Hooker, S, Ohio St.-John Fox is an established coach. Bringing in a rookie QB will not be his main objective. Hooker is a transcendent player that will make an immediate impact. The NFC north is becoming a pass first league and the Bears need a frightening presence in the secondary..
Dove: Running backs ranking for the 2017 NFL Draft - WithTheFirstPick - 2017 NFL Draft RB's feature Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Kareem Hunt and D'Onta Foreman
12 players who could receive the franchise tag - Pro Football Weekly - Teams may use the franchise tag tool to keep these top players from hitting the market.
Mayer: Who analysts predict Bears will draft - ChicagoBears.com - The NFL Draft is still more than two months away. But it's never too early to see who national analysts think the Bears will select with the No. 3 overall pick.
Former Cardinals' player Benny Perrin dead at 57 - FOX Sports - The Arizona Cardinals' organization lost one of it's former members when a player from their days in St. Louis committed suicide, The news of former NFL player Benny Perrin's death will have a major effect on the Arizona Cardinals, in more ways than one.Perrin, a former safety with the Cardinals...
KNOW THY ENEMY
Payton: Alshon Jeffery one of 5 free agents the Detroit Lions need to avoid - Pride Of Detroit - We all love to build our own dream team in the offseason, but here are five names the Lions should avoid.
WLUK-TV: Packers' Allison pleads not guilty to marijuana charge - Pro Football Weekly - Green Bay Packers receiver Geronimo Allison has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my Thoughts on the NFL this week and make sure you leave a few of your own in the comment section.
Zeglinski: Bears window shopping 2017, Melvin Ingram is the cream of the pass rush crop - Windy City Gridiron, - Dominance in a new environment for Melvin Ingram is the headline story of the pass rushers on the open market.
Wiltfong: Top 6 Ryan Pace In-House Chicago Bears’ decisions - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest edition of Lester’s T Formation Conversation Podcast, he predict the top six in-house moves that Chicago Bears’ GM Ryan Pace has to make before he can execute his 2017 offseason plan.
RockBadger: How to draft a quality QB on day 2/3 - Windy City Gridiron - It's almost certain that Ryan Pace will use a mid to high round draft pick in 2017 on a QB. Given the lack of quality at the position at the top of the draft, it's quite possible that Pace will be...
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