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The NFL change some rules while the Bears consider moving two different corners to safety

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

BEARRRSSSS

Cox: Both Kyle Fuller and Deiondre Hall may move to safety - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears have had discussions about moving both cornerbacks Kyle Fuller and Deiondre' Hall to safety this offseason.

Mayer: Pace sees Sanchez as solid No. 2 QB - ChicagoBears.com - Bears general manager Ryan Pace explained Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings why he views veteran Mark Sanchez as a "really good solid No. 2 quarterback."

Campbell: Bears GM Ryan Pace discusses Mark Sanchez, cornerback additions, receiver outlook and more - Chicago Tribune - Bears general manager Ryan Pace chatted with reporters Tuesday afternoon at the NFL owners’ meetings. As the front office’s focus transitions from free agency

Wiederer: Ryan Pace hopeful secondary additions enliven Bears defense - Chicago Tribune - Ryan Pace has made 17 signings since March 9, with 11 of those players new to the Bears and three arriving to compete for starting roles in the defensive backfield.

Chicago Bears Free Agency Recap: Grading the Entire Class - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers break out their red pens and hand out grades for each of the new Bears and discuss their expected role next season.

Mayer: Bears have retooled corner position - ChicagoBears.com - During a busy offseason that's seen the Bears sign 11 free agents from other teams, they've retooled their cornerback position by adding veterans Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper.

Biggs: As content as Bears sound with QB situation, they must draft one - Chicago Tribune - Ryan Pace at least created the impression the Bears are OK at the quarterback position with the draft a month away. That's likely just some pre-draft posturing.

Mullin: No Bears move yet on CB Deiondre' Hall except maybe to safety - CSN Chicago - The Bears have yet to decide what to do with Deiondre' Hall, who was involved in a police incident. But if he stays, he could move positions.

Finley: Bears' Ryan Pace on Mark Sanchez, Deiondre Hall, Colin Kaepernick - Chicago Sun-Times - PHOENIX — While Bears brass huddled at the NFL’s owners meeting, quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez gathered a handful of their new teammates

Mullin: Bears believe they got more than just a No. 2 QB in signing Mark Sanchez - CSN Chicago - The signing of Mark Sanchez gave the Bears what they view as a bona fide No. 2 quarterback, but they believe they're getting more.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace discusses Mark Sanchez, draft strategy and more from NFL meetings - Pro Football Weekly - Pace said Bears still want to build through the draft and take the best player available

DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

Solomon Thomas or Jonathan Allen: Who is better for the Bears? - Bears Wire - Listen as Bears Wire managing editor Bryan Perez discusses Jonathan Allen and Solomon Thomas on the Locked on Bears podcast.

2017 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears Big Board - Bears Wire - A look at the top 20 prospects for the Chicago Bears in the 2017 NFL Draft

Free agency left these 9 former first-rounders in the crosshairs - Pro Football Weekly - Bears' Kevin White, Cardinals' Robert Nkemdiche have big shoes to fill with Jeffery and Campbell gone

Brook's Book on Myles Garrett: Like Julius Peppers, a generational talent - NFL.com - Pass rushers aren't usually drafted first overall -- but then, most pass rushers aren't like Myles Garrett. Bucky Brooks explains why Garrett makes him think of peak-era Julius Peppers.

POLISH SAUSAGE

View from the Moon: What to make of Jay Cutler's status - CSN Chicago - Bears Insider John "Moon" Mullin gives his take on what's going on with Jay Cutler's free agent status and whether he'll play in 2017.

Mullin: Will former Bears QB Jay Cutler find a team to play for in 2017? - CSN Chicago - Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is running out of potential suitors if he still wants to play in the NFL next season.

Cox: Adam Gase doesn’t understand ‘all the hatred’ toward Jay Cutler - Bears Wire - Former Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase is still a big supporter of Jay Cutler and thinks he should be starting in the NFL.

Mayer: NFL owners approve 8 rule changes - ChicagoBears.com - NFL owners approved eight rule changes at their league meetings Tuesday in Phoenix, including one that dramatically alters the instant replay process.

Video: Shea McClellin's block one of best NFL line hurdles of all-time - NFL Videos - As rule changes now prohibit them heading into the 2017 season, check out some of the best line-hurdling blocked field goals from over the years in the NFL.

Hanzus: Unemployed Jay Cutler is the most intriguing Jay Cutler - NFL.com - Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler seems to be comfortably at peace with his current circumstance as an NFL free agent. How comfortable? Well, see for yourself.

Patra: NFL passes no-leaping rule; approves ban for head hits - NFL.com - Run back the tape of those surprising leaps of faith to block field goals, because they're now extinct. The NFL's no-leaping rule has passed a vote by team owners.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Reisman: Lions pushing to host NFL Draft, Super Bowl in Detroit - Pride Of Detroit - Rod Wood said he is trying to push for more national NFL events in Detroit.

Gates: Teddy Bridgewater Is Throwing A Football Again! - Daily Norseman - The comeback continues for #5.

Hirchhorn: Packers coach Mike McCarthy discusses T.J. Lang replacement plan - Acme Packing Company - The Packers' head coach doesn't want to move Bryan Bulaga, but he didn't rule out the possibility either.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my latest Thoughts on the National Football League...

Zeglinski: The Bears aren’t "Butt-Fumbling" their plans away - Windy City Gridiron - A signing of Mark Sanchez changes nothing in Chicago. Depth additions elsewhere offer no tangible reason for frustration, too. Now’s not the time to overreact.

Wiltfong: How much has the Chicago Bears’ secondary improved? - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he talk about the additions the Chicago Bears have made in their secondary and speculates on what else needs to be done at the position.

Zeglinski: How the 2017 class measures up to Bill Parcells’ rules for drafting a quarterback - Windy City Gridiron - The Hall of Famer in Parcells has primary criteria for drafting young passers. How does the best of the 2017 quarterback class stack up in that regard?

FANPOSTS

BearBlitz: Mock Draft Files - Windy City Gridiron - Round 1, Pick 3: Malik Hooker (Ohio State, FS) The Bears produced 8 interceptions last season. They are in desperate need of a ball hawk who has sideline to sideline speed. Hooker, who is...

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