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The Bear's Den: February 24, 2017

Bears prepare for scouting combine...

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Trapp: Ranking the best spots for Jay Cutler to land this offseason - With The First PickJay Cutler is facing the possibility of leaving the Chicago Bears and there are several teams that make sense for the veteran quarterback

Mamola: Chicago Bears Offseason 2017, What Does the Defense Need? - NFL Spin Zone - Their Chicago Bears defense was a big reason for the poor record in 2016. What do they need to do to improve in the 2017 offseason?

PFW Chicago Podcast: Jay Cutler, NFL Combine Preview and QB talk - Pro Football Weekly - We open the show with a little Jay Cutler talk and the "news" that the Bears are shopping Jay. Kevin analyzes the Cutty situation, and then with the NFL Scouting Combine a week away, we get into NFL Draft mode with Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) of CBS.

Emma: Ranking The Bears’ Best Options At Quarterback - CBS Chicago - The Bears are seeking a new quarterback. What are their best options?

Rosenbloom: The Jay Cutler trade stuff is a misdirection play - Chicago Tribune - The Jay Cutler decision distracts from the big question: Does John Fox have to win this season to keep his job?


Dove: 2017 NFL Draft Big Board featuring the top-40 overall prospects - With The First Pick - 2017 NFL Draft Big Board looking at the top-40 overall prospects prior to the upcoming NFL Draft Scouting Combine in early March

Perez: Bears fans will get extended scouting look at top prospects in Gruden’s QB camp - Bears Wire - Several 2017 NFL draft QB prospects will participate in Jon Gruden's annual QB camp on ESPN

Zierlein mock draft 2.0: 49ers, Bills address QB issues - - Two QBs go in the top 10, and some surprise early picks have a few teams running up to turn in their cards as talent falls in Lance Zierlein's latest mock draft.

NFL Mock Draft 2017: Four Rounds! - The San Diego Union-Tribune - Looking forward to the NFL Draft? Let us tell you what will happen.

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.

DeWitt: Why Ryan Pace Would be Wise to "Double-Dip" in Free Agency Again - Da Bears Brothers - Last offseason Pace "double-dipped" at inside linebacker and he would be smart to replicate his actions, but this time, in the secondary.

Alper: A.J. Bouye "No telling" what will happen with Texans - ProFootballTalk - If you're going to have a breakout season, you might as well have it when you're about to be a free agent. That's a lesson that cornerback A.J. Bouye is learning this offseason.

Orr: Josh McCown says 'Four or five teams' have reached out - - Veteran free agent Josh McCown is watching the quarterback carousel as closely as anyone, and the teams looking for signal callers have an eye on him, too.


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's Taking A Look in the Bears History Book: Chris Zorich - Windy City Gridiron - The next edition of Taking A Look in the Bears History Book! This week our former Bear is Chris Zorich.


Reynolds: Miami Dolphins sign Dan Marino to 1-day contract - Pro Football Weekly - The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent quarterback Dan Marino.


Alper: Rick Spielman says "Everything’s in flux" with Sam Bradford beyond 2017 - ProFootballTalkVikings General Manager Rick Spielman said Thursday that the Vikings haven't decided what they'll do with running back Adrian Peterson and the same is true when it comes to quarterback Sam Bradford beyond the 2017 season.

Smith: Vikings haven’t decided what to do with Adrian Peterson - ProFootballTalk - Will Adrian Peterson still be a Minnesota Viking when the team gets to work on the 2017 season? They don't know yet. That's the word from Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman, who told reporters today that the team still needs to make its decision.


EJ Snyder's Chicago Bears Draftwatch - CB Showdown: Quincy Wilson and Marshon Lattimore - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears need quality corners but which college DB-factory has the best options in this draft; Florida or Ohio State?

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 7 Round Mock Draft: Trade for Jimmy Garoppolo edition - Windy City Gridiron - Thanks to our friends over at Fanspeak, we have access to their fun On The Clock Draft Simulator again this year. I use it as a tool to help me go through the draft process and learn about some potential prospects for the Chicago Bears.

Mitchell: Mock it! Ken’s entirely unrealistic mock draft - Windy City Gridiron - Garrett in the first? Trubisky in round 2? Yes please!

Wiltfong: Could Jon Gruden’s QB Camp feature the future Quarterback of the Chicago Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - ESPN’s Jon Gruden will again sit down and talk shop with some of the NFL Draft eligible quarterbacks. Could one of these guys be wearing the Navy and Orange of the Bears in 2017?


Adam T: Jay Cutler, Simply the Best? - Windy City Gridiron - Jay Cutler - Simply the Best?

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