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The Bear's Den: Monday, March 13, 2017

Since it was the first weekend of free agency, you get a full-blown Monday Den...

Christian Jones re-ups with Chicago
Christian Jones re-ups with Chicago
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Ken's Note: Since this is a "regular daily Den" it is NOT an open thread. Thank you.



NFL Salary Cap Space - Over The Cap - NFL salary cap space estimates for all 32 teams for the 2017 NFL season. As of Sunday night, March 12, the Bears had the 10th most space left at $30,563,329

Da Bears Brothers Podcast: Chicago Bears Free Agency Reaction - Markus Wheaton / Prince Amukamara - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers shared their initial thoughts on the new Bears with insight and analysis on what to expect from each.

Mayer: Bears sign Amukamara to 1-year deal - - One day after signing safety Quintin Demps, the Bears addressed their secondary again Saturday by inking cornerback Prince Amukamara to a one-year contract.

Mayer: Bears re-sign Banks to one-year deal - - The Bears on Saturday re-signed unrestricted free-agent cornerback Johnthan Banks to a one-year contract. Banks originally joined the Bears last December and played in two games.

Mayer: Bears ink DB Cooper to 3-year deal - - The Bears continued to retool their secondary Saturday, signing free-agent cornerback Marcus Cooper to a three-year contract. Cooper registered four interceptions last season with the Cardinals.

Mayer: Bears add WR Wright, OT Compton - - The Bears on Saturday bolstered their offense by agreeing to terms with receiver Kendall Wright and tackle Tom Compton on one-year contracts.

Cox: Bears re-sign linebacker Christian Jones - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears re-signed versatile backup linebacker Christian Jones, who is an inexpensive four-phase special teams player.

Video: Kendall Wright adds low-risk, high-upside speed at receiver - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are taking a low-risk, high-reward flier on oft-injured free agent wide receiver Kendall Wright.

Perez: Bears GM Ryan Pace sticking to plan in 2017 NFL free agency - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace added several talented players in the second wave of 2017 NFL free agency through a calculated approach.

Highlights of newest Bears WR Kendall Wright - Bears Wire - Watch highlights of newest Bears receiver Kendall Wright

Jahns: Bears free-agent signees weren't scared off by 3-13 season - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears introduced four new players on Friday.

Potash: Risky business? GM Ryan Pace thinks he has a bead on Mike Glennon - Chicago Sun-Times - What does Bears general manager Ryan Pace know about Mike Glennon that we don’t?

Jahns: Bears just fine with Alshon Jeffery signing Eagles' one-year deal - Chicago Sun-Times - The Eagles are going to make Alshon Jeffery earn his money.

Finley: How dueling with Russell Wilson shaped new Bears QB Mike Glennon - Chicago Sun-Times - Dana Bible has coached Matt Ryan, Boomer Esiason and Erik Kramer, but had never seen anything like this:

Analyzing every Bears free-agent move - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times' Bears experts break down every free-agent move and what they mean for the team:

Finley: Bears sign former Cardinals CB Marcus Cooper - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears continued to stockpile options at cornerback Saturday, signing former Cardinals player Marcus Cooper to a three-year deal.

Finley: Bears to sign former 1,000-yard receiver Kendall Wright - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears agreed to sign receiver Kendall Wright on a one-year deal, sources confirmed Saturday night.

Jahns: Bears improve at CB with Prince Amukamara, Marcus Cooper - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears add good, young talent at cornerback.

Finley: Bears agree to terms with OT Tom Compton - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears added to their offensive line depth Saturday night, agreeing to terms with former Falcons offensive tackle Tom Compton

Potash: Face of the franchise? Mike Glennon embraces QB leadership role - Chicago Sun-Times - Jay Cutler matured into a respected leader in the Bears’ locker room, but never embraced - or even was interested

Finley: Bears great Brian Urlacher - 2018 Hall bid 'in voters' hands now' - Chicago Sun-Times - Brian Urlacher isn’t sweating his Pro Football Hall of Fame chances next year.

Jeffery: 'I had a great five years' with Chicago - CSN Chicago - Alshon Jeffery reflects on his time with the Bears and looks ahead to the next season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bears sign former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Marcus Cooper - CSN Chicago - The Bears added secondary help on Saturday afternoon, signing free agent cornerback Marcus Cooper.

Bears ink wide receiver Kendall Wright to one-year deal - CSN Chicago - The Bears agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with wide receiver Kendall Wright, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Boden: Bears add offensive line depth as busy Saturday of signing continues - CSN Chicago - A busy Saturday continued for the Bears, who added depth to the secondary, offensive line and receiving core.

Mullin: GM Ryan Pace confirms draft role in Bears’ free-agent deliberations - CSN Chicago - Ryan Pace explained another crucial factor in the Bears' step back from the apparent best available options at CB and S: The 2017 draft class.

Krinch: Bears officially sign Prince Amukamara, re-sign Christian Jones, Johnthan Banks - CSN Chicago - The Bears signed cornerback Prince Amukamara and re-signed linebacker Christian Jones and cornerback Johnthan Banks to one-year deals on Saturday.

Mullin: Bears, Mike Glennon extensively scouted, picked each other apart - CSN Chicago - While the Bears front office was scouting Mike Glennon from behind the glass, turns out he was doing the same to them from the other side.

Mullin: After early hold-backs, Bears strike for two cornerbacks in makeover of secondary - CSN Chicago - The Bears pulled out of huge-ticket bidding for A.J. Bouye and Stephon Gilmore on day one of free agency in their quest for a starter-grade cornerback, or two. But they didn’t back out too far, coming back to wrap up contracts with a pair of 27-year-old cornerbacks on Saturday: a one-year contract with former New York Giants No.

Wiederer: Bears' newcomers convinced they bring value to team with major needs - Chicago Tribune - The Bears introduced their initial free-agent haul at Halas Hall: quarterback Mike Glennon, cornerback Quintin Demps, receiver Markus Wheaton and tight end Dion Sims.

Biggs: Bears go all-in on draft for biggest impact this offseason - Chicago Tribune - Despite all the salary-cap room you could ever need, the Bears failed to come away with one of the top three cornerbacks in free agency.

Campbell: Mike Glennon's path to the Bears was carved by persistence - Chicago Tribune - Those closest to him describe Mike Glennon as a fiery competitor who matches that drive with a low-key demeanor. He's a sports nut with a sneaky sense of humor.

Biggs: NFL hopefuls from Northwestern, around the area set for pro day - Chicago Tribune - Austin Carr will have an opportunity to impress NFL scouts on Tuesday at Northwestern’s pro day after he was snubbed by the scouting combine last month.

Wiederer: New signees Marcus Cooper, Prince Amukamara vow to revive Bears secondary - Chicago Tribune - It’s been no secret that the Bears have been pushing to upgrade their secondary. And this wave of recent moves will create heightened competition.

Biggs: Bears agree to terms with WR Kendall Wright on 1-year contract - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears continued a flurry of roster additions Saturday by agreeing to terms with veteran wide receiver Kendall Wright on a one-year contract.

Biggs: Dollars and sense: Tracking contracts of Bears free agent signings - Chicago Tribune - With free agency rolling, here is a dollars and sense breakdown of the contracts for the players the Chicago Bears have signed. Check back as it will be updated


Perez: Bears to hold pre-draft meeting with Alabama’s Jonathan Allen - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears will hold a pre-draft meeting with Alabama's Jonathan Allen on March 20


Florio: Sidney Jones injury should prompt players, agents to reconsider workouts - ProFootballTalk - Yes, a ruptured Achilles tendon can happen during many types of exercise or activity. But the fact that a ruptured Achilles tendon happened to Washington cornerback Sidney Jones at his Pro Day workout raises legitimate questions about whether unnecessary risks should be taken by players who are week...


Orr: Detroit Lions sign guard T.J. Lang to three-year deal - - Guard T.J. Lang is the latest offensive lineman to depart Green Bay. Lang's agent announced Lang signed a three-year deal with the divisional rival Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Florio: Vikings spend many millions on offensive linemen - ProFootballTalk - In Minnesota, they're spending bigly on big uglies. With the offensive line a major weakness for the team in 2016, the Vikings allowed top-four draft pick Matt Kalil to walk away in free agency -- and they plunked down huge money for a pair of starting tackles.


Wiltfong: Chicago Bears re-sign Christian Jones - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears announced two signings earlier today.

Snyder's Draftwatch Theme Mock Draft: Stock the Offense - Windy City Gridiron - There’s new QB in town and he is going to need some weapons.

Sunderbruch: Bears Re-sign Johnthan Banks - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears continue to address the secondary.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign Marcus Cooper - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have added a third new player to their defensive backfield.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign Tom Compton - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have added some depth to the offensive tackle position.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign Kendall Wright - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have added another play-maker to the offense.


LittleJon: What can we expect from Mike Glennon? - Windy City Gridiron - The bulk of Glennon’s playing time came in 2013, when he started 13 games for the Tampa Bay Bucs. So to get a feel for how he did that year, let’s compare his numbers from that season with Jay...

IOftenPanic: 2017 NFL Draft - Replacing Some Departed Bears - Windy City Gridiron - I can't say I've been a fan of everything Pace and company have done this off-season, but I will say I'm glad he hasn't handed out almost any of the mega contracts that have been reported. Early...

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