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All Steve Fuller, all day long! OK, well... not really...

It's Steve Fuller week here at Windy City Gridiron...
It's Steve Fuller week here at Windy City Gridiron...
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

STEVE FULLER DAY IN THE DEN

1985 Chicago Bears: Backup quarterback Steve Fuller played vital role in filling in for Jim McMahon - ESPN Chicago - Backup quarterback Steve Fuller couldn't dance, but he played a vital role in filling in for the oft-injured Jim McMahon in 1985. Ken's Note: Yeah, this is 6+ years old, but it's Steve Fuller day so roll with it!

Hilton Head Island High School Staff Bios - Hilton Head High Sports - In case you were wondering what Steve Fuller is up to now, well... here he is!

BEARRRSSSS

Mayer: Payton, Dent featured in photo gallery - ChicagoBears.comBears Hall of Famers Walter Payton and Richard Dent are included in a photo gallery on NFL.com that features 30 of the top NFL players from historically black colleges.

Fishbain: The Alshon Jeffery Conundrum, what should the Chicago Bears do with their top wideout? | Pro Football Weekly - Ryan Pace has a big decision to make involving the Bears' No. 1 WR

Mayer: Thrower made history in Bears debut - ChicagoBears.com- As a member of the Bears in 1953, Willie Thrower became the first African-American quarterback in NFL history when he entered a game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Perez: Where does Jordan Howard rank in fantasy football for 2017? - Bears Wire - Bears running back Jordan Howard is considered a top pick for fantasy football in 2017

Cox: Alshon Jeffery plans to work out in Chicago instead of Los Angeles this offseason - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery plans to work out in Chicago this offseason instead of his usual spot in Los Angeles.

Perez: Ranking the Bears’ top-5 offseason needs - Bears Wire - A look at the Chicago Bears top-5 needs in the 2017 NFL offseason

Cox: A look at which free agents the Bears must re-sign this offseason - Bears Wire - Bears Wire discusses which free agents the Chicago Bears must re-sign this offseason and recaps a 4-round NFL mock draft

Mullin: Want to be in on Bears QB deliberations? 'Look at the film' - CSN ChicagoJimmy Garoppolo? Deshaun Watson? Mitch Trubisky? DeShone Kizer? If you want to be in on the Bears QB deliberations, look at the film.

DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

Who are the mocks showing for the Bears? Graphic courtesy of SBNation's Mocking The Draft

Platte: 4 NFL Draft prospects with the most to prove at the 2017 NFL Combine - Pride Of Detroit - The NFL Scouting Combine is a great place for prospects to show NFL teams their athleticism, but also their best chance to impress in interviews and drills. Some need it more than others, however.

The Way We Hear It: 5 quotes from scouts on the NFL Draft QB class - Pro Football Weekly - From our draft magazine, here's what scouts are saying on the 2017 quarterback class

Wesseling: Miami Dolphins poised to make big free-agency splash - NFL.com - The Dolphins are expected to make a "big splash" in free agency, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Might Miami make a run at stud nose tackle Brandon Williams or cornerback A.J. Bouye?

Gantt: Texans and Chiefs could be the favorites for Tony Romo - ProFootballTalk - With more quarterbacks than normal available this offseason, it might take the first domino falling to make them all drop in a hurry. And one of the first could be Tony Romo, when/if Dallas releases him (and if he plays nice and allows that).

DeWitt's 7-Round Bears Mock Draft 1.0 (No Quarterback Edition) - Da Bears Brothers - Finding better value elsewhere, this Bears mock draft features no quarterbacks. However, it would surely bolster both sides of the ball.

Cockerham: QB-Needy NFL Teams Should Consider AJ McCarron - With The First Pick - With all the attention on potential trades for New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo, the NFL is sleeping on Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron.

Trapp: Jimmy Garoppolo is a hot name in the media but how good is he really? - With The First Pick - Forget Romo, Trubisky, and Watson. Jimmy Garoppolo is the top quarterback in the class of 2017.The Patriots heir apparent is the hottest name out there.

2017 NFL mock draft: A new No. 1 for the Browns? - The Draft Wire - Draft Wire editor Luke Easterling delivers his latest three-round 2017 NFL mock draft, with a big surprise at the top

NFL Draft 2017: Which player do mock drafts project each team to pick? - SBNation.com - Rounding up and compiling mock drafts to predict the 2017 NFL Draft.

WalterFootball.com: 2017 NFL Mock Draft - Charlie Campbell - Detailed NFL Mock Drafts, Player Prospect Rankings, One of the Largest Mock Draft Databases on the Web, Power Rankings and Much More for the NFL and Other Sports.

Perez: Patrick Mahomes headlines new 4-round Bears mock draft - Bears Wire - Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes slipped to the second round for the Chicago Bears in NFL.com's new 2017 NFL mock draft

TAKING A LOOK AT BEARS HISTORY WITH HONEYBEAR HOUSEHOLDER

This offseason I will be linking the outstanding series that Honeybear Householder put together a few years ago so that those of you who missed out on it the first time can enjoy it and learn more about the storied history of your Chicago Bears!

HoneyBear Householder: Taking a Look in the Bears History Book: Wilber Marshall, Part 1 - Windy City Gridiron - Taking a Look in the Bears History Book: Wilber Marshall, Part 1. Welcome back to TLBHB where today we're having a history lesson about Bears legend Wilber Marshall.

POLISH SAUSAGE

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Perez: Former Bears 1st-round pick Cedric Benson in trouble with the law again - Bears Wire - Former Bears first-round pick Cedric Benson was arrested for DWI

Tribune Editorial Board: NFL union squawks its demands in Springfield - Chicago Tribune - Sorry, players union, but Illinois has far more alarming issues to address than professional athlete payouts. Give it a rest.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Gates: The Market For Adrian Peterson Likely Won’t Be Robust - Daily Norseman - If the Vikings do let their all-time leading rusher go, he might not get much elsewhere.

Packers Mock Draft 2017: Gareon Conley could provide size at cornerback - Acme Packing Company - He’s not from a Pac-12 school, but this tall cornerback could be a great fit in the Packers’ defense.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: SB Nation mocks the Chicago Bears Deshaun Watson - Windy City Gridiron - Let’s take a look at the latest mock draft form SB Nation’s NFL Draft Editor, Dan Kadar.

Wiltfong: Alshon Jeffery staying in Chicago this offseason - Windy City Gridiron - Check out the latest on Chicago Bears free agent wide out Alshon Jeffery.

Wiltfong's Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Quarterback Edition - Windy City Gridiron - This week’s Ten Thoughts are all about the quarterback dominoes we should start to see fall in the next few weeks.

FANPOSTS

x160630: If I were Pace... - Windy City Gridiron - Every one of us likes to predict what our shiny haired, million dollar smile GM Ryan Pace will do this off-season. It has led to cantankerous opinions and retorts from the countless posters here at...

Stepeo: We Need A B.U.S.. - Windy City Gridiron - Along with other needs. B.U.S. stands for Butkus, Urlacher, and Singletary. These players were game changers at the middle linebacker position, and we need it so bad. I gather we play in a three...

PowerTool: Tides Are Shifting - Windy City Gridiron - In what previously appeared to be a no-brainer, the 49ers may not be seeking a QB at the #2 pick. With further amazement, they may even add Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Allen. The team is...

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.

THE RULES

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