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The Bear's Den: March 17, 2017

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The Bears brass spent the day at Clemson checking out Deshaun Watson & company...

John Fox... is he a Deshaun Watson fan?
John Fox... is he a Deshaun Watson fan?
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

White: Bears free agency revisited one week later - Da Bears Brothers - Ben White explains why he remains confident that we are still on following the plan that was laid out to us over two years ago.

Podcast: Meet the new Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - It's time to get to know the new Bears! We got the low-down on Mike Glennon in last week's show, so this week we took a look at his new teammates. We talked about CB Prince Amukamara with Jaguars beat writer Ryan O'Halloran...

Perez: Free agent defensive lineman John Jenkins visiting Bears - Bears Wire - Free agent defensive lineman John Jenkins is visiting with the Chicago Bears

Jahns: New Bears WR Kendall Wright ready to connect with QB Mike Glennon - Chicago Sun-Times - Wright and Markus Wheaton give Glennon some speed threats.

Video: Heads Up with our own Lance Briggs - CSN Chicago - Former Bears linebacker and CSN analyst Lance Briggs plays a game of Heads Up with Luke Stuckmeyer!

Bears Talk Podcast: Lance Briggs brings awareness to CTE - CSN Chicago - In this edition of the Bears Talk Podcast, CSN's Chris Boden is joined by former Bears linebacker Lance Briggs.

Mullin: Bears WR Kendall Wright looking for career restart with OC Dowell Loggains - CSN ChicagoKendall Wright chose to sign with the Bears this offseason for a variety of reasons, mainly to reconnect with offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains.

Campbell: Kendall Wright is reunited with Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains - Chicago Tribune - By leaving the Titans, Kendall Wright reunites in Chicago with offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. Loggains was the Titans offensive coordinator in 2013.

DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

Alper: Report says Johnathan Hankins looking for $10 million-plus per year - ProFootballTalk - Defensive tackle Dontari Poe signed with the Falcons on Thursday and that leaves four unattached players in the top 50 of PFT's Hot 100 list of free agents.

Mock Draft NFL 2017 v2.0 - Week after Free Agency Boom by Kyle Davis - With The First Pick In a continuation to the ongoing Mock Drafts I will be doing, we have version 2.0.

Cockerham: Oakland Raiders Free Agency Approach Working Out - With The First Pick - The Oakland Raiders haven't done much in free agency so far but are in position to get a few players cheaper than if they went after them early...

Mayer: Who analysts think Bears will draft - ChicagoBears.com - With the NFL Combine and a week of free agency in the books, we checked back in with draft analysts to see who they think the Bears will select with the No. 3 overall pick.

Cox: Is Jamal Adams the right pick for the Bears in the 1st round? - Bears Wire - Listen as the Locked on Bears podcasts discusses LSU safety Jamal Adams as a candidate for the Chicago Bears' third-overall pick.

2017 NFL mock draft: Full 7-round projections with compensatory picks - The Draft Wire - The combine is over, free agency and pro days are in full swing, so it's time for another full seven-round 2017 NFL mock draft

Gabriel: Scouting Stanford DE Solomon Thomas - CBS Chicago - Thomas has excellent quickness and can win with power too, but he's undersized for some systems.

KT’s Mock Draft 2.0 - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth - As the draft peaks it's head around the corner, it's time for my second mock draft. This isn't necessarily who I would pick, but it's a baseline for how things might play out based on team needs and fits.

Cavanaugh’s Mock Draft 2.0 - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth - This year is a very unique draft in that after the #1 overall pick I see a ton of different flavors for different teams depending on what you’re looking for.

NFL Mock Drafts - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com - 2017 NFL mock drafts by CBSSports.com and NFLDraftScout.com, including pick-by-pick analysis by NFL Draft experts Rob Rang, Dane Brugler, Pete Prisco and Will Brinson.

2017 NFL mock draft: Two-round post-Combine, post-free agency projection | FOX Sports - Team needs have changed, and so has our latest mock.

Post-free agency NFL mock draft: Deshaun Watson lands in very interesting situation - Free agency has slowed to a virtual crawl, with Dont’a Hightower returning to the New England Patriots taking one of the last big names off the market. The NFL draft picture very much is coming into focus because of this. What’s most interesting is that the quarterbacks in this class, such as Clemson

Thomas: Deshaun Watson built on strong combine performance at Clemson’s pro day - SBNation.com - Plenty of NFL personnel were on hand to evaluate one of the top quarterbacks in the 2017 draft.

Goodbread: Deshaun Watson draws mixed reviews at Clemson pro day - NFL.com - Clemson QB Deshaun Watson drew mixed reviews for his performance in passing drills at the Tigers' pro day workout Thursday.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Smith: Alex Boone says Vikings’ line knew they had to pick their game up - ProFootballTalk - The Vikings' rapid decline from the best record in the NFL to missing the playoffs last season was due in large part to struggles on their injury-plagued offensive line.

Alper: Latavius Murray won’t wear No. 28 with Vikings - ProFootballTalk - With running back Latavius Murray now a member of the Vikings, it is harder to believe that Adrian Peterson will be back in Minnesota for another season with the only team he's ever played for in the NFL.

DDFP: Who will win the NFC North in 2017? - NFL Videos - Dave Dameshek, Handsome Hank and Geoff Schwartz discuss the state of the NFC North and determine whether or not the Chicago Bears will end up with a winning record next season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Are the Chicago Bears all in on Deshaun Watson? - Windy City Gridiron - Here’a a recap of the pro day by Clemson’s Deshaun Watson.

Zeglinski: Vote for Glennon? A new Bears adventure - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago has a new quarterback. So of course those at Halas Hall couldn’t be more thrilled. Their plan has begun.

FANPOSTS

x160630: Possible Trade Partners - Windy City Gridiron - With the Browns trading for Osweiler, and essentially buying a draft pick in the process, it is a possibility that the Cleveland organization can focus the #1 pick in the draft on defense and pick...

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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