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The Bears continue strolling through free agency's bargain bin while re-upping some of their own...

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Perez: Bears would be foolish to give up on Kyle Fuller in 2017 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears should keep Kyle Fuller for another season before giving up on the former first-round pick

Jahns: Defining expectations for the Bears' 2017 free-agent signees - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears signed nine players thus far in free agency.

Wiederer: Bears legend Gale Sayers fighting a trying battle with dementia - Chicago Tribune - For Bears legend Gale Sayers, some days are better than others. That’s the simplest means to describe a more complicated mental battle clouded with uncertainty.

Finley: Ricky Jean-Francois meets with Bears, but no deal — at least yet - Chicago Sun-Times - Ricky Jean-Francois had a positiv visit to Halas Hall this weekend, a league source said late Sunday, but the former Redskins defensive end moved on...

Finley: Bears great Gale Sayers' family opens up about dementia struggle - Chicago Sun-Times - Gale Sayers hears the greats on the other end of his phone, though he says little back.

Morrissey: Plight of Gale Sayers, Dwight Clark should scare football parents - Chicago Sun-Times - Head trauma concerns a huge issue.

Jahns: Bears bringing back safety Chris Prosinski, lineman C.J. Wilson - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears keep busy signing their own players.

Emma: Bears Believe Markus Wheaton Will Add Multiple Elements To Offense - CBS Chicago - "I'm here to make plays," Wheaton says.

Biggs: Bears free-agency analysis: Better does not necessarily mean good - CSN Chicago - At the positions of need, the Bears got incrementally better over where they were in 2016, despite not making any "splashy" free agent signings.

Mullin: Bears remain active in three get-better avenues as draft approaches - CSN Chicago - Ryan Pace and the ever-improving Bears can still add to their roster in signficant ways as they head into a critical draft season.

Biggs: Bears add former Saint John Jenkins as depth at nose tackle - Chicago Tribune - General manager Ryan Pace found some familiar help for the defensive line as the Bears have agreed to terms on a contract with tackle John Jenkins.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Drafting 'the best player available,' Mike Glennon's mobility and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly.

Campbell: Bears sign safety Chris Prosinski and defensive lineman C.J. Wilson - Chicago Tribune - The Bears re-signed safety Chris Prosinski and agreed to terms with defensive lineman C.J. Wilson. Prosinski returns for a third season as a core special

DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

Kadar's NFL mock draft 2017: A rare year for defensive players - SBNation.com - Will something that hasn’t happened in 25 years take place in the 2017 NFL draft?

2017 NFL Draft order and needs for every team - NFL.com - With the first couple waves of free agency in the books, what are the biggest areas of need for each NFL team? Have a look at the first-round draft order, along with the holes teams still need to fill.

Bucky Brooks mock draft 3.0: QBs slide to Texans, Chiefs - NFL.com - A quarterback doesn't come off the board until late in Round 1 in Bucky Brooks' latest mock draft, which makes for some surprising early selections.

DeWitt's 7-Round Bears Mock Draft 2.0 - Da Bears Brothers - In his second mock draft, Will has the Bears taking a developmental quarterback in the third round. But who does he have Chicago taking with the third pick?

Re-evaluating the Chicago Bears' position-by-position draft needs - Pro Football Weekly - Following one week of signing veterans in free agency, where do the Bears still need help?

Biggs: 4 players Bears fans want in the 1st round - Bears Wire - Bears fans have spoken and these are the four players they want in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft

Cox: 3 reasons why the Bears shouldn’t draft linebacker Reuben Foster - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears held a pre-draft meeting with Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, but the team look elsewhere with the third-overall pick.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Florida DL Caleb Brantley - CSN Chicago - Get to know Florida defensive lineman Caleb Brantley with our latest NFL Draft Profile.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Clemson QB Deshaun Watson - CSN Chicago - Get to know Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with our latest NFL Draft Profile.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Perez: Jets sign former Bear Josh McCown - Bears Wire - Former Bears QB Josh McCown will sign with the New York Jets

Maske: Ban on field goal leaps, automatic suspensions part of new NFL rule proposals - Chicago Tribune - The NFL's competition committee will make several proposals, including one clarifying the league's celebration restrictions.

Swartz: Kristin Cavallari says she's 'really gonna miss' Chicago when she moves soon - Chicago Tribune - Nearly two years after telling a magazine "Chicago's just not home," Kristin Cavallari said Monday she's "really gonna miss" Chicago as she prepares to move.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Vikings Free Agency: Stock Market Report - Daily Norseman - How have the Vikings done in free agency so far? Let's break it down.

Lincicome: Without Jay Cutler to kick around, who will be Chicago's next fall guy? - Chicago Tribune - It is the lot of all Bears quarterbacks to be trash bag of shared grief, common dumpster of annoyance and aggravation. For that, Jay Cutler will be missed.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: Bears Re-Sign a Few of Their Own - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears continue to work and re-work their roster, this time securing the services of a couple of familiar veterans.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears have met with Alabama inside linebacker Reuben Foster - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears continue their pre-draft meetings, this time with the best inside linebacker prospect available.

Sunderbruch's Chicago Bears Mock Draft: The SEC Edition - Windy City Gridiron - Ryan Pace comes to the Bears from the Saints, where presumably he got used to warmer weather and SEC football. - What might happen if he only took players from the SEC in the 2017 draft?

Thorman: Windy City Gridiron is looking for a new manager - Windy City Gridiron - Hello Windy City Gridiron readers, are you a Bears fan with experience writing and an appetite for all things Bears? We are looking for a new manager for our community here at Windy City Gridiron....

FANPOSTS

Lancing_2009: 2017 NFL Mock Draft as Voted by SB Nation - Windy City Gridiron - As the 2017 NFL Draft approaches, mock drafts are flying around like wildfire. Most of these mocks are based on team needs rather than draft strategy or Front Office preference. Most times,...

Mike Faust: New Mock Drafts after free agency - Windy City Gridiron - Decide to do a new mock draft since free agency has been going on for awhile. got 3 mock drafts only did 4 rounds.

Back Doc: Draft round scenarios - Windy City Gridiron - According to many, this draft is chock full of good players at safety, cornerback, and tight end while being relatively weak at qb and OT. Years ago, the Oakland Raiders selected Khalil Mack in...

PowerTool: Maximizing Value Through the Draft - Windy City Gridiron - There is a going rate for player contracts at each respective position. Generally, positions are valued based on the perception of their importance to team success. The most glaring difference in...

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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