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Bear’s Den Weekend Open Thread: March 3-4-5, 2017

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The NFL combine dominates the news leading up to next weeks Free Agency

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Welcome to your Weekend Den Open Thread.

We have a relaxed atmosphere here in the Weekend Den and we make it an Open Thread to give you good people a place to come and leave comments, links, mock the Packers because… well… PACKERS, and whatever else you want to say (as long as you stay within the community guidelines). The seat belt light is off, feel free to get up and wander around the cabin! As always, open thread responsibly!!!!

Here are a few links to get you started...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Fake News - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s a run down of some Chicago Bears’ things that *may be happening behind the scenes at Halas Hall.

Mayer: Pace discusses approach to free agency - ChicagoBears.com - General manager Ryan Pace intends to address some of the Bears' most pressing needs in free agency, but he's going to be responsible and disciplined in his approach.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Re-signing Martellus Bennett, options for Jay Cutler & more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.

DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

Snyder: Chicago Bears Draftwatch - Cornerbacks: Sidney Jones IV, Marlon Humphrey & Tre'Davious White - Windy City Gridiron - The Draftwatch tour rolls on to Washington, Alabama and LSU in search of the next great Bears corner.

Fishbain: NIU's Kenny Golladay turns impressive college career into spot at NFL Scouting Combine - Pro Football Weekly - Kenny Golladay had one offer coming out of St. Rita — the University of North Dakota.

Finley: Bears book meetings with QBs DeShone Kizer, Mitch Trubisky, more - Chicago Sun-Times - Searching for their quarterback of the future at the NFL Scouting Combine, the Bears, unsurprisingly, have booked appointments

Jahns: QB prospect Nate Peterman connected with Bears at Senior Bowl - Chicago Sun-Times - For Pittsburgh quarterback Nate Peterman, a week spent with the Bears' coaching staff during the Senior Bowl was a worthwhile experience.

Finley: Bears eye combine receivers as they await Alshon Jeffery's fate - Chicago Sun-Times - JuJu Smith-Schuster felt the pressure Wednesday night.

Jahns: QB Deshaun Watson fits Bears' winning bill, but what else? - Chicago Sun-Times - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson isn’t bothered that his college coach, Dabo Swinney, compared him to Michael Jordan.

NFL Combine: Is the Bears QB of the future a vet or rookie? - CSN Chicago - John 'Moon' Mullin, JJ Stankevitz, and Scott Krinch entertain all quarterback possibilities for the Bears heading into 2017.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should Bears go after QB Mike Glennon? - CSN Chicago - The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether or not the Bears should go after Mike Glennon as their quarterback of the future.

Stankevitz: No finger pointing, DeShone Kizer's accountability hits the right notes at NFL Combine - CSN Chicago - DeShone Kizer took accountability for Notre Dame's 4-8 season, which likely will resonate will with NFL teams looking to draft him in April.

Mullin: Glennon, Garoppolo or Hoyer? Bears begin moving on possible quarterback options - CSN Chicago - Mike Glennon, Jimmy Garoppolo or Brian Hoyer? The Bears have several options for a veteran quarterback. Will any be starting in Chicago?

Rosenbloom: Meet the draft pick who looks most Bears-like - Chicago Tribune - Pre-injured, expected limitations, suddenly a questionable choice high in the draft — yeah, I think we have the Bears' first pick.

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