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Controversy abounds as Bears look to sack Jay Cutler...

Cutty sacked by the Bears (in addition to Cameron Wake)?
Cutty sacked by the Bears (in addition to Cameron Wake)?
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Bears RB Jordan Howard To Match $10K Donation For Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation " CBS Chicago - Howard's father, Doc, passed away from pulmonary fibrosis 10 years ago.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Decision day for Jay Cutler, drafting Deshaun Watson, looking at Vince Young & more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.

White: How I will remember Jay Cutler - Da Bears Brothers - Ben White discusses how he will remember Jay Cutler after hearing the recent news that the franchise is shopping the veteran quarterback.

Shaun O'Hara: Jay Cutler is still an NFL starter - NFL Videos - The "NFL Total Access" crew discuss Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's future in the NFL and whether he will return in the 2017 season.

Wesseling: Is early retirement an option for Jay Cutler? - NFL.com - Jay Cutler is one of several veteran QBs considering retirement as an option this offseason, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Will Cutler walk away from the game once the Bears cut ties?

Florio: Looking at the teams that could be/should be interested in Jay Cutler - ProFootballTalk - If you watched or listened to Wednesday's PFT Live, you saw or heard (or both) a discussion about the teams that could be or should be interested in Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Kay's underappreciated storyline: Jay Cutler - NFL Videos - NFL Network's Kay Adams names his under appreciated player from NFL history.

Perez: What should the Bears expect in return for Jay Cutler? - Bears Wire - What should the Chicago Bears expect to get back in a trade involving Jay Cutler?

Kwiecinski: 3 reasons the Bears should not balk at re-signing WR Alshon Jeffery this offseason - Bears Wire - Three reasons the Bears should not balk at re-signing Alshon Jeffery.

Cox: Have the Bears mishandled the Jay Cutler trade situation? - Bears Wire - Listen as Bryan Perez and Lorin Cox debate how the Chicago Bears handled the Jay Cutler trade situation on the Locked on Bears podcast.

Perez: Jay Cutler trade, 4 best destinations for Bears QB - Bears Wire - A look at four teams that could be in play for a trade for Bears QB Jay Cutler.

Kwiecinski: Twitter reacts to Jay Cutler being on the market - Bears Wire - Fans took to twitter to express their thoughts on Jay Cutler and the trade speculation.

Mayer: Bears add three to coaching staff - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday announced that they have hired Zach Azzanni as receivers coach, Brandon Staley as outside linebackers coach and Derius Swinton II as assistant special teams coach.

Perez: Will Alshon Jeffery get paid more than Julio Jones? - Bears Wire - Bears free agent WR Alshon Jeffery is set to cash-in on the free-agent market

Jahns: Bears QB Jay Cutler is available on the trade market - Chicago Sun-Times - Two league sources said Tuesday that the Bears are exploring trades for Cutler.

Emma: The End Appears Near For Jay Cutler With The Bears - CBS Chicago - Consider Cutler already gone, with the Bears preparing to move on.

Jahns: Bears hire Zach Azzanni to coach wide receivers - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will have a new receivers coach to meet draft prospects next week when the NFL Scouting Combine opens in Indianapolis.

Jahns: Bears hire Brandon Staley to coach outside linebackers - Chicago Sun-Times - He replaces Clint Hurtt, whose contract was not renewed.

Report: Bears seeking trade partners for Jay Cutler - CSN Chicago - A report from Jeff Darlington of ESPN said the Bears are "actively shopping" quarterback Jay Cutler.

Personnel breakdown of the Bears organization - Chicago Tribune - A look at the faces at Halas Hall.

Wiederer: Bears explore trade options for Jay Cutler - Chicago Tribune - As far as Bears fans are concerned, curiosity over Jay Cutler’s status in Chicago will quickly begin to surge again.

Nick’s Quick Breakdown: Patrick Mahomes, Quarterback (Texas Tech) - Da Bears Brothers - Nick breaks down and gives insight on a potential Bears draft pick for the second round, quarterback Patrick Mahomes out of Texas Tech.

DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

Possible Bears draft target, QB Patrick Mahomes, discusses playing in Chicago - Bears Wire - Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes discusses what it would be like to play in Chicago for the Bears.

2017 NFL Mock Draft: Defense rules top five, Steelers target small-school player - CBSSports.com - The Browns are in desperate need of a quarterback but won't take one with the first-overall pick.

2017 NFL Mock Draft Round 1 - Drafttek - Drafttek.com uses a computer program to simulate a 7-round 2017 NFL Mock Draft. Each team has an individual analyst who supplies data on 2017 NFL Draft Team Needs. The team needs are matched up against a list of 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings (Big Board) in order to generate each selection in our 2017 NFL Mock Draft.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 174: Combine Preview with Kyle Crabbs - Daily Norseman - This week, Arif and Dusty are joined by the author of the NFL Draft Prospectus and NDT Scouting founder Kyle Crabbs, whereupon the guys break down the combine position by position, looking at...

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: Bill George - Windy City Gridiron - This week's edition of Taking a Look in the Bears History Book! Come take a gander with me into the life and legacy of Bill George!

POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: Martellus Bennett to fans: Stop telling me to take less money - ProFootballTalk - When the Patriots traded for tight end Martellus Bennett, they knew that: (1) he had one more year left on his contract; and (2) if he and/or the team had a big year, Bennett would try to parlay the experience into a contract potentially worth more than what the Patriots would be willing to pay.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Reisman: How one personnel decision changed the course of the Lions defense in 2016 - Pride Of Detroit - One smart choice by the Lions’ defensive coaches saved the season.

Roughing The Podcast, Episode 21: Back On The Horse - Daily Norseman - Re-living the fun-sucking 2016 season, talking AP, and discussing free agency.

Hirschhorn: Which veteran quarterbacks could land in the NFC North in 2017? - Acme Packing Company - Because of the Bears' seemingly endless search for a quarterback, the NFC North could look significantly different next season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: How Not to Scout a Quarterback, Part 2 - Windy City Gridiron - Stats alone are not very useful. However, stats might be able to offer insight when looked at carefully.

Zeglinski: Bears to hire Zach Azzanni and Brandon Staley - Windy City Gridiron - Azzanni will be the third wide receivers coach for Chicago in the last five seasons while Staley replaces Clint Hurtt as outside linebackers coach.

Zeglinski: For sale, hey look, you can now trade for Jay Cutler! - Windy City Gridiron - In the least particularly shocking of Bears news, Cutler’s days in Chicago are numbered as the team seeks any value for the 33-year-old.

FANPOSTS

Marquess De Sade: Let's Do the QB Shuffle! - Windy City Gridiron - Just for my own use I wanted to work out how many QB needy teams are out there that might be trade suitors for Jay Cutler and how many might be competitors for any new QB we go after. AFC East ...

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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