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BEARRRSSSS / NEW CHICAGO FREE AGENTS
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 - ChicagoBears.com - 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 - ChicagoBears.com - 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 - ChicagoBears.com - 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 - ChicagoBears.com - 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
FREE AGENCY / DRAFT
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...
KNOW THY ENEMY
Orr: Detroit Lions sign guard T.J. Lang to three-year deal - NFL.com - 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.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
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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