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The Bear's Den, March 9, 2017 - Free Agency begins today!

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Fasten your seat belts and pull them tight, this is going to be a bumpy ride...

You signing somebody to replace me today?
You signing somebody to replace me today?
Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

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

BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

PFW Chicago Podcast: Mike Glennon, future Chicago Bears quarterback? - Pro Football Weekly - We got the guys together for an emergency Mike Glennon Podcast to discuss the quarterback on every Chicagoan's mind this week. To break down Glennon, we hear from Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat writer Roy Cummings who tells us what to expect...

Perez: Watch Mike Glennon’s 2013 NFL combine workout - Bears Wire - A look back at Mike Glennon's NFL combine workout

Mayer: NFL free agency facts and figures - ChicagoBears.com - With the start of the new NFL year arriving at 3 p.m. (CT) Thursday, we answer some frequently-asked questions regarding the free agency process.

Perez: Bears in the mix for Texans CB A.J. Bouye - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are in the mix for Texans CB A.J. Bouye

Perez: Jon Gruden loved Mike Glennon’s arm - Bears Wire - Jon Gruden raved about Mike Glennon's arm during Glennon's appearance on Gruden's QB Camp in 2013

Fucillo: 49ers to sign QB Brian Hoyer to 2-year deal, reunite him with Kyle Shanahan - Niners Nation - Hoyer will be a band-aid while the 49ers figure out the future. I can live with that.

Chassen: Brian Hoyer will be the 1st quarterback to join 49ers under Kyle Shanahan - SBNation.com - The 49ers won’t have zero quarterbacks for long and reportedly have a deal in place with Brian Hoyer.

Jahns: With Brian Hoyer out, all eyes on Mike Glennon for the Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Brian Hoyer is headed to San Francisco.

Finley: Breaking down Bears' biggest free-agent issues - Chicago Sun-Times - Everything needs a hashtag these days. How about #GrinninforGlennon? #MGforMe?

Emma: Bears Set To Be Busy In Free Agency - CBS Chicago - What will the Bears do in free agency? Their plan is taking shape.

Mullin: 'Pre' free agency time for Bears, NFL full of sound and fury, signifying…check back Thursday - CSN Chicago - Free agency is near for the Bears and the rest of the NFL. The Bears expect to be active in the market for a number of different positions.

LeGere: Hoyer leaving as Bears close in on QB Mike Glennon - Daily Herald - Though nothing in the NFL free-agent frenzy becomes official until Thursday at 3 p.m., the Chicago Bears have been linked to several players, especially Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup quarterback MIke Glennon, during the "legal tampering" period, which began Tuesday. NFL Network reports a Bears-Glennon agreement "is all but a done deal." Meanwhile former Bears backup QB Brian Hoyer is headed to the San Francisco 49ers.

Bears free-agency tracker: Brian Hoyer reportedly agrees to join 49ers - Chicago Tribune - The NFL's new league year begins on March 9, opening the free-agency market across the league.

Mullin: As Brian Hoyer exits, Bears in danger of being forced into sin of 'reach' for Mike Glennon - CSN Chicago - Brian Hoyer cleaned out his locker at Halas Hall, and while the Bears may have interest in bringing him back, they've made no known contract offer.

Biggs: Other NFL teams believe Mike Glennon to the Bears is happening - Chicago Tribune - Twenty-four hours into the NFL’s negotiating period, word around the league is that the Bears will be signing quarterback Mike Glennon.

Rosnebloom: The Bears-Mike Glennon marriage only makes sense if ... - Chicago Tribune - If the Bears tell you they think Mike Glennon is their franchise quarterback, then ask them why he wasn’t the Buccaneers’ franchise quarterback.

Nick's Quick Breakdown: Solomon Thomas - Defensive End (Stanford) - Da Bears Brothers - In the next installment of his "Quick Breakdown" series, Nick takes a look at Stanford's Solomon Thomas and his potential fit.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Smith: Could Jets end up settling for a return of Geno Smith at quarterback? - ProFootballTalk - Last year, the Jets spent months in quarterback limbo before finally agreeing to terms to bring back Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starter. This year, Fitzpatrick is a free agent, the Jets are again in quarterback limbo, and it's possible that another one of their old quarterbacks will be the one who en...

Who tweeted it: Taylor Swift or Long? - ChicagoBears.com - "Hey I am cute I'm not trying." Who tweeted it, was it Kyle Long or Taylor Swift? Guess who said these hilarious tweets.

Giants sign WR Brandon Marshall to 2-year contract - Chicago Sun-Times - The former Jets and Bears receiver tweeted a picture of the signed contact on Wednesday with the headline: "Done Deal!!!! #GMEN."

Clarke, Jones: As NFL free agency starts, Redskins GM nowhere to be found - Chicago Tribune - Tuesday came and went without Redskins GM Scot McCloughan, the man most responsible for building the roster, joining his colleagues.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Hirchhorn: Micah Hyde unlikely to re-sign with Packers, per report - Acme Packing Company - Hyde has reportedly focused on options other than Green Bay as free agency looms.

Wesseling: Lions set to make Ricky Wagner top-paid right tackle - NFL.com - With Riley Reiff and Larry Warford poised to reach the open market, the Lions are retooling their offensive line. The Lions have agreed in principle with former Ravens right tackle Ricky Wagner.

Kwiecinski: Lions to sign Bears free agent target Ricky Wagner - Bears Wire - The Bears aren't the only NFC North team in the mix when it comes to free agent offensive lineman Ricky Wagner

Twentyman: 15 free agents that could interest Lions - DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman takes a look at 15 free agents that could potentially interest the Lions.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Report - Mike Glennon to Chicago Bears "all but done" - Windy City Gridiron - Get ready Chicago Bears’ fans, it would seem like the Bears have a new quarterback to complain about! Earlier today - on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, NFL "insider" Ian Rapoport said that a...

Silverstein: For the last time... Don’t blame Rex - Windy City Gridiron - Rex Grossman was a man built to earn Chicago’s adulation: a tough fighter with moxie and heart. Let’s stop blaming him for Super Bowl XLI.

Wiltfong: How did the NFL Combine affect the Chicago Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he talked with WCG’s lead draft analyst, EJ Snyder, to get his thoughts on the NFL Combine and how it affected the Chicago Bears.

Sunderbruch's Mock Draft: Big Ten-Only Edition - Windy City Gridiron - If the Bears could only draft from their "home" conference, what might it look like?

FANPOSTS

EricSoderholm'sbat: Post-combine mock draft + pre-free agency 53-man roster projection - Windy City Gridiron - Free agent signings obviously will dramatically change things for the better, yet until they are actually official, this is my opinion of who should be on the 53-man roster, including my mock draft...

PowerTool: Offseason Goals of an Armchair GM - Windy City Gridiron - I'm going to play the role of the front office and layout a short list of very plausible goals in order of importance. These won't cover every need of course, but these are the minimum necessary to...

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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