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The Bear's Den: March 23, 2017, Mark Sanchez edition

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Excitement builds in Chicago as Mark Sanchez prepares to visit the Bears...

The Bears & Mark Sanchez
The Bears & Mark Sanchez
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Rosenbloom: Mark Sanchez is meeting with the Bears, so the snark buffet is open - Chicago Tribune - Free agency is no way to build a Super Bowl team. The draft is the yellow brick road. Ryan Pace stressed that point.

Jahns: Don't be surprised by Bears' interest in quarterback Mark Sanchez - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears only have two quarterbacks on their roster.

Report: Free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez will meet with Bears - CSN Chicago - The Bears have their new starter in Mike Glennon, but they're looking for more help as they will reportedly bring in Mark Sanchez for a visit.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Jobs for Jay Cutler and Colin Kaepernick, draft hypotheticals, Leonard Floyd and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly.

Mayer: Bears fans featured in ESPN series - ChicagoBears.com - ESPN will debut an eight-episode docu-series called "We The Fans" that chronicles the lives of Chicago Bears season-ticket holders in Soldier Field's Section 250. The TV series will premiere on Tuesday, April 11.

Perez: How Benny Cunningham will impact the Bears’ roster - Bears Wire - A look at the ways new Bears RB Benny Cunningham will impact the team's roster

DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

Free agency? It doesn't get any more Free Agent than this!

Wesseling: Market for former Bears QB Jay Cutler looks grim - NFL.com - While the NFL world obsesses over Colin Kaepernick's inability to find a starting job two weeks into free agency, Jay Cutler is running headlong into the same log jam on the quarterback market.

Perez: Mel Kiper mock draft, Bears go defense in 1st round of 2017 NFL Draft - Bears Wire - ESPN's Mel Kiper published his third 2017 NFL Mock Draft, sending the Bears help in the secondary

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:

Florio: One way or the other, Bucs will be paying a kicker to not kick - ProFootballTalk - The Buccaneers have opted not to compound a mistake by admitting it. But it won't be cheap. One way or the other, the Buccaneers will be paying a kicker to not kick for the team this year.

POLISH SAUSAGE

In honor of Mark Sanchez visiting the Bears...

Killer song, horrible quarterback...

Rapoport: Oakland Raiders closing in on potential move to Las Vegas - NFL.com - The outlook is positive that the team will get the OK to move -- either next week or at the Spring League Meeting in May, Ian Rapoport reports.

Gantt: Chiefs bring back defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins - ProFootballTalk - The Chiefs made one big change on their defensive line, but they've brought another key part back. According to a tweet from his agent, Chiefs defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has re-signed for another year.

Mayer: Goodell vows to improve pace of game - ChicagoBears.com - In a letter to NFL fans, Commissioner Roger Goodell details how the league intends to enhance the fan experience and improve the pace of the game.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer - CSN Chicago - Get to know Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer with our latest NFL Draft Profile.

Maese: 'With neurosurgery, every day feels like a football game' for Myron Rolle - Chicago Tribune - Myron Rolle was the only prospective neurosurgeon in Florida State's graduating class - and also the only former NFL player and the only Rhodes Scholar.

Bonesteel: Reminders of the horrible 2013 NFL draft continue to resonate - Chicago Tribune - It's been nearly four years since the 2013 NFL draft, which gives us plenty of time to evaluate the talent that came out of it.

KNOW THY ENEMY

PODcast: NFC North free agency recap - Pride Of Detroit - How do the Lions stack against the rest of the NFC North right now?

Wludford: What Does Pat Shurmur Have in Store for the Vikings Offense? - Daily Norseman - Now that Pat Shurmur has been handed the reigns for the Vikings’ offense, and given an off-season to prepare, we should see some more significant scheme changes in the Vikings offense this year.

Noonan: How the NFL’s Pace of Play proposals could threaten the Lambeau Leap - Acme Packing Company - Is the Lambeau Leap doomed in the league’s quest to stop its players from having fun?

Mullin: Complete player buy-in a critical need in battle to reduce NFL head trauma - CSN Chicago - As head injuries pile up, John 'Moon' Mullin says NFL players should be holding each other accountable for shots to the head.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch's 7-Round Mock Draft: The ACC Edition - Windy City Gridiron - Limited to just the ACC, it is possible for Ryan Pace to put together a solid draft class for the Bears. It might not be enough to turn the team around, but it would move things in the right direction.

Zeglinski: It’s crucial to evaluate Deshaun Watson differently - Windy City Gridiron - The former Clemson star has questions about whether his game can transfer to the NFL. In a non-conventional scouting world, there should be no concerns.

Zeglinski: Bears Report: Different Pace - The Rock River Times - The NFL's free agency period is specifically catered to the high rollers who believe they have nothing to lose.

Silverstein: Introducing the WCG All-Bears Post-Ditka Team - Windy City Gridiron - In a new series, we will honor the best Chicago Bears since Mike Ditka was fired after 1992.

FANPOSTS

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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