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The Bear's Den: February 8, 2017

One month from today teams can start negotiating with free agents. Will the Bears go crazy?

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Mayer's Chalk Talk: Will Bears consider Berry, Adams? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears bolstering their secondary in free agency and the draft, backup quarterbacks becoming successful starters with a different team and the Bears player with the most rushing yards in a playoff game.

Labotka: Why the Chicago Bears must re-sign Alshon Jeffery - isportsweb - The Chicago Bears need to re-sign wide receiver Alshon Jeffery to a long-term contract if they want to compete in the near future.

NFLPA Head DeMaurice Smith Reiterates Belief On Wage Differential Benefits, Acknowledges Bears Aren’t Only Team Facing The Situation - CBS Chicago - Four days after blasting Bears ownership, Smith followed up with more information.

ITL: What will it take to bring Garoppolo to Chicago? - CSN Chicago - David Haugh and Adam Jahns talk about the Bears' desire to bring in Jimmy Garoppolo on In the Loop.

Mullin: Could Bears overlook Josh McDaniels factor and repeat QB mistake with Jimmy Garoppolo? - CSN Chicago - The Bears once thought they knew more than Josh McDaniels did, about Jay Cutler. Could that happen again, but this time with Jimmy Garoppolo?

Campbell & Wiederer's Bear Download podcast - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Mayer: Howard a bright spot in dark season - - During an otherwise bleak 3-13 season, a shining star arose in the Bears backfield in rookie running back Jordan Howard, a fifth-round draft pick from Indiana.

Perez: Kyle Long experiences Super Bowl win through his brother - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears right guard Kyle Long experienced the joy of a Super Bowl win through his brother Chris in the Patriots' win over the Falcons

Cox: Bears are favorites to land Jimmy Garoppolo - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are the betting favorites to trade for New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason.

Emma: This Critical Offseason Could Make Or Break Bears’ Future - CBS Chicago - Ryan Pace is on the clock, now facing pressure to bring the Bears better talent.

Farmer: Like the Patriots' Bill Belichick, we're already looking ahead to next season - Chicago Tribune - In one comment Monday, the most polarizing coach in the NFL demonstrated why he is loved by some and despised by others.


Hoge: 2017 Bears Mock Draft 1.0 - WGN Radio - WGN Radio's Bears insider Adam Hoge makes all seven draft picks in his first Bears Mock Draft of 2017.

Krinch's CSN Chicago's 2017 NFL Mock Draft: Version 1.0 - CSN Chicago - Check out CSN's 2017 NFL Mock Draft version 1.0 and see why the Bears should go with a defensive player not named Jonathan Allen at No. 3.

Reuter: Team fits for 2017 NFL Draft's top quarterbacks - - While projections vary on some of the draft's top QBs, it's not too early to tell which clubs will suit them best at the next level. Have a look at Chad Reuter's take on team fits for signal-caller prospects.

Parr: Jarrad Davis won't compete in combine drills due to injury - - Florida's Jarrad Davis won't participate in drills at the NFL Scouting Combine due to an ankle injury.

Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 prospects for 2017 NFL Draft 2.0 - - Alabama TE O.J. Howard and Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey are among the biggest movers on Daniel Jeremiah's updated top 50 prospects list. See who else is rising ... and falling.

2017 NFL Mock Draft 2-7-17 - 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.


Jeremiah: Eagles among 5 teams that need to dominate 2017 NFL Draft - - With an epic Super Bowl in the books, it's time to look ahead to the draft. Daniel Jeremiah says the Eagles, who need to strengthen Carson Wentz's supporting cast, are one of the clubs that need a top rookie class.

NFL Rankings - NFL Football - USA TODAY - Current NFL Rankings - NFL Football - USA TODAY

Thompson: Ex-Bear Brian Urlacher sues Florida hair transplant surgeon - Chicago TribuneBrian Urlacher filed a lawsuit against a Florida hair restoration company he contends has used his name and image to promote their service without his permission.

Haugh: Did Tom Brady look old enough in first half to pull Jimmy Garoppolo off market? - Chicago Tribune - It would be easy after Tom Brady's alarmingly mortal first half against the Falcons to see Bill Belichick decide not to trade Jimmy Garoppolo after all.

Rosenbloom: Two words for people telling Tom Brady to go out on top: Shut up - Chicago Tribune - Are you one of those people telling Tom Brady to retire right now? After that magical, amazing Super Bowl comeback? If you are, then you need to shut up.


Reisman: Top 5 offensive needs for the Lions heading into 2017 free agency - Pride Of Detroit - A look at the Lions roster as it currently stands and their top five needs on offense.

Thompson: Daily Norseman talks a Falcons fan off the ledge - Daily Norseman - Eric joins Falcons fan Chase Thomas to try and figure out exactly what went wrong for Atlanta in the Super Bowl.

PODcast: Super Bowl LI reactions, listcast, Lions running backs review - Pride Of Detroit - A supersized show of Super Bowl leftovers and Lions fun.

Western: 2018 Super Bowl odds, Vegas has Packers as second-best bet - Acme Packing Company - Many Packers fans weren’t satisfied with this season’s result, but Las Vegas thinks the team is a good bet to earn a title next year.

Western: James Starks cut, Packers release veteran running back, per report - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay is parting ways with a veteran runner who will be best-remembered for a magical playoff season as a rookie.


Wiltfong: Mocking the Mocks, a look at SB Nation’s 3 round Chicago Bears mock draft - Windy City Gridiron - I talked with Dan Kadar to get his reasoning behind his latest Chicago Bears mock draft.

Wiltfong's Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my Ten Thoughts on the NFL this week and make sure you play along and add a few thoughts of your own in the comment section.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2017 Roster Turnover: Should they get another outside linebacker? - 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...


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