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The Bear's Den: March 31, 2017

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There are times this off season seems like nothing but a ride in a clown car...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Podcast: Mark Sanchez, Jay Cutler's Butt, Draft Strategy (And More) - Da Bears Brothers - What a busy, yet bizarre week. In this episode, Da Bears Brothers dedicate time to hit on each and every one of the topics that unfolded throughout.

Rosenbloom: Wait, John Fox told the truth about Mike Glennon? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears head coach for now was available to make his first comments on his new quarterback, and whoa, John Fox experienced a spasm of honesty.

Bernstein: Bears Need To Stop Talking About ‘The Room’ - CBS Chicago - Ryan Pace and the Bears love using meaningless platitudes that obfuscate from the real issues.

Mullin: Sense of stability evident among Bears hierarchy going into pivotal year of major unknowns - CSN Chicago - More significant than anything regarding a player or position is the stability of the core with Ryan Pace and John Fox under George McCaskey.

Emma: Dion Sims Brings Bears Versatility At Tight End " CBS Chicago - Bears general manager Ryan Pace appreciates how Sims is strong as a blocker and receiver.

Finley: Safety first? Changing game means one makes sense for Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - When John Fox coached the Giants defense from 1997-2001, he employed safeties who stood 6-3, 220 pounds - think Jordan Howard, but taller.

Mayer: Kiper changes Bears draft grade to 'A' - ChicagoBears.com - A year later, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has updated the "A-minus" grade he gave to the Bears for their 2016 draft class to an "A."

Finley's Podcast: Bears' George McCaskey talks Gale Sayers, Soldier Field - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of Halas Intrigue, the Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley examines the highlights from chairman George McCaskey's chat

Mayer: Bears feel Meredith will keep improving - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears believe that receiver Cameron Meredith, who arrived as an undrafted free agent in 2015, will build on his breakout 2016 season and continue to ascend.

DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

Krinch's CSN Chicago's 2017 NFL Mock Draft: Version 2.0 - CSN Chicago - Check out CSN's 2017 NFL Mock Draft version 2.0 and see why the Bears could shore up their secondary with standout LSU safety Jamal Adams.

2017 NFL Draft: Bears select top corner in latest NFL.com mock draft - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears add a true shutdown corner in NFL.com's latest 2017 NFL mock draft.

NFL draft: Myles Garrett bests combine 40 time at pro day - NFL.com - Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett retested in the 40-yard dash Thursday at the Aggies pro day event, and turned in an excellent time once again.

Path to the Draft - NFL.com - An assortment of private workouts with NFL clubs await Patrick Mahomes following his pro day workout Friday, and they'll all be looking to assess how well he's closed the gap between the Air Raid offense he executed with brilliance in college, and the pro-style system with which he must now find a comfort level. NFL clubs have loaded Mahomes' pre-draft calendar with visits and private workouts totaling 18 appointments. Those include workouts he's already completed for the Cardinals, Chargers, Browns and Saints.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Riesman: Lions spending significantly more on pre-draft resources - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are spending more on scouting the draft than they ever have under Rod Wood.

Glover: Report -Shariff Floyd's Career In Jeopardy - Daily Norseman - The knee injury suffered last September has had an unexpected turn

Fitch's Breaking Down Bennett, part 4: What makes the Packers’ tight end a great receiver? - Acme Packing Company - In the final installment of the series, we get to revel in Martellus Bennett’s playmaking abilities.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Snyder's Chicago Bears Draftwatch: What if Chicago had a weapon at TE? - Windy City Gridiron - Could O.J. Howard or David Njoku transform the Bears offense?

Wiltfong: Ryan Pace found great value in the 2016 NFL Draft - Windy City Gridiron - The two top draftniks over at ESPN, Kiper and McShay, recently talked about the Chicago Bears’ 2016 NFL Draft.

Sunderbruch: 2017 Bears Draft: Draft Day Trades - Windy City Gridiron - History isn’t kind to those hoping for draft-day blockbusters. In fact, even when the clock is ticking, the chart typically wins out, except when the team trading down gives up value.

FANPOSTS

PowerTool: Pace Plans to Get Kizer - Windy City Gridiron - I'm just connecting the dots here. Certainly, I could be misreading this and even if it is Pace's plan he could fail to make it happen. Let's get down to how I have made the conclusion that Kizer...

Ditka's Pushbroom: Ditka's Mock Draft 2.0 (Trade Back with Jets Edition) - Windy City Gridiron - I am planning to release a new Mock Draft every Thursday leading up to the NFL Draft. Since the Draft opens on a Thursday, the Final Mock Draft (My personal ideal scenario) will be released the...

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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