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Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons passes under pressure from Lamarr Houston #99 of the Chicago Bears
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

WCG MEMBERS MOCK DRAFT THREAD

Mike Ditka's Cigar: Windy City Gridiron - 2017 Community Mock Draft - DRAFT THREAD - (Windy City Gridiron) - Windy City Gridiron General Managers, this is your live Mock Draft thread. The rules are simple, in the COMMENTS section below, when it's your turn to pick, post in a comment the PLAYER you...

2017 BEARS SCHEDULE

Wiederer: NFL announces Bears' 2017 schedule - (chicagotribune.com) - On Thursday, the NFL's entire regular-season slate was finalized, offering the Bears their itinerary for 2017. Here's a snapshot look of what's ahead.

DeWitt: Immediate Reaction & Analysis Of The 2017 Bears Schedule - Da Bears Brothers - The long-awaited release of the Chicago Bears’ schedule for the 2017 season has finally arrived, and things get real in a hurry as the Bears take on the Atlanta Falcons at home to kick off the season.

Bears Talk Podcast: Bears 2017 NFL Draft Preview — Defense - (CSN Chicago) - In the latest Bears Talk Podcast, Chris Boden, JJ Stankevitz and Scott Krinch take a deep look at the top defensive players in the 2017 NFL Draft class.

Emma: 2017 Schedule Released, Bears Open Against Falcons At Soldier Field - (CBS Chicago) - The Bears open their season against the defending NFC champions.

Mayer: Bears' 2017 schedule by the numbers - (ChicagoBears) - Take a unique look at the Bears' 2017 regular-season schedule by the numbers, with items about streaks, stretches, trends and other interesting nuggets.

Fishbain: 2017 Chicago Bears schedule - (Pro Football Weekly) - Bears open season vs. Falcons; play Packers, Vikings in primetime

Breaking down the Bears' 2017 schedule - (chicagotribune.com) - If John Fox had hoped to capture the imagination of fans with a surprising start in Year 3, these were the wrong opponents to create optimism.

Wiederer: NFL announces Bears' 2017 schedule - (chicagotribune.com) - On Thursday, the NFL's entire regular-season slate was finalized, offering the Bears their itinerary for 2017. Here's a snapshot look of what's ahead.

Mullin: Bears open season against defending NFC champion Falcons, check out full 2017 schedule - (CSN Chicago) - The Bears will host the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Field in Week 1. Check out the full 2017 Bears schedule.

Mayer: Capsules of Bears' 2017 opponents - (ChicagoBears) - ChicagoBears.com provides a comprehensive look at all 13 teams the Bears will play this season, including series history and the last meeting between the clubs.

Finley: Bears set preseason game dates and times - (Chicago Sun-Times) - The Bears set their preseason schedule Thursday, a week after naming the opponents and date ranges.

Mayer: Chicago Bears announce 2017 schedule - (ChicagoBears) - The Bears will open the 2017 season by hosting the defending NFC champion Falcons Sept. 10 at Soldier Field and won't play a team that had a losing record last year until Week 7.

Finley: A look at the Bears' 2017 schedule - updated with TV listings - (Chicago Sun-Times) - The Bears' 2017 schedule will be officially released Thursday night.

BEARRRSSSS

Mullin: Signing Dion Sims upgrades tight end but draft has quality options - (CSN Chicago) - The signing of Dion Sims upgraded the Bears' tight end position, but the 2017 draft has some quality options to add more depth, too.

DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

Moreano's 7-Round Bears Mock Draft (3.0) - (Da Bears Brothers) - With his third mock draft, Nick surprises everyone with a shocking selection in the first round.

Finley: Could Jonathan Allen shoulder load as Bears' top draft pick? - Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago Sun-Times) - Were college film the only prerequisite for drafting players, Jonathan Allen would have a case to go No. 1 overall.

Mayer: Who experts think Bears will draft - (ChicagoBears) - With the NFL Draft just one week away, we take a look at who national analysts think the Bears will select with the No. 3 pick.

Goodbread: Kizer -: I can be greatest QB to ever play, combo of Cam and Brady - (NFL.com) - The greatest quarterback to ever play? Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer, a prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft, says he can hold that title before his NFL career is over.

Rapoport: Alabama LB Reuben Foster had positive drug test at combine - (NFL.com) - Reuben Foster was notified that his urine sample obtained during the Scouting Combine was reported as dilute. Based on the provisions of the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse, "this will be treated like a positive test."

POLISH SAUSAGE

Orr: Easiest NFL schedules in 2017? Colts sitting pretty - (NFL.com) - Since reaching the 2014 AFC title game, the Colts have posted back-to-back 8-8 seasons. Are Andrew Luck and Co. set up to make a run? Conor Orr reveals the NFL's most fortuitous schedules.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Packers schedule 2017: Dates, opponents, game times, tickets and more - (Acme Packing Company) - The Packers kick off the season at Lambeau Field against the Seahawks, land a Week 8 bye.

Minnesota Vikings Schedule 2017: Dates, Opponents, Game Times, Tickets and More - (Daily Norseman) - We will be tracking all of the rumors about the schedule right here, with the official release coming at 7:00 PM Central time!

Lions schedule 2017: Dates, opponents, game times, tickets and more - (Pride Of Detroit) - Check out the Lions’ 2017 regular season schedule.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Jonathan Allen mocked to the Chicago Bears by PFFs Cris Collinsworth - (Windy City Gridiron) - Here’s another mock draft for the Chicago Bears, and we’re back to a familiar face at three overall.

Snyder: Chicago Bears Draftwatch - Safety Stampede - (Windy City Gridiron) - Welcome to the 2017 Draft, "The Year of the Safety"

Sunderbruch: Mike Glennon - Set Up to Fail, Part 2 - (Windy City Gridiron) - Glennon is going to need more than personal luck and dedication in order to succeed in Chicago. He is also going to need the unit around him to show dramatic improvement.

Zeglinski: Bears schedule 2017 - Dates, opponents, game times, tickets, and more - (Windy City Gridiron) - Who the Bears will play in 2017 and exactly when they’ll meet has been officially revealed.

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