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The Bear's Den, April 4, 2017

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The Bears move forward into the Mike Glennon era 8 years after the Jay Cutler trade...

Remember this day? 8 years ago, April 3, 2009
Remember this day? 8 years ago, April 3, 2009
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Wiederer: How March went mad - again - in the NFL news cycle - Chicago Tribune - The Mark Sanchez arrival a perfect snapshot of March in the NFL, when mundane middle-of-the-roster transactions can create hyper-reaction and hyperventilation.

Finley: After rash of injuries, Bears make changes to training regimen - Chicago Sun-Times - Rather than simply shaking their fists at the sky after a deluge of injuries derailed their season, the Bears spent the past three months meeting.

Perez: Bears receive above-average grade for 2017 free agency signings - Bears Wire - ESPN.com gave the Bears an above-average grade for their efforts in 2017 NFL free agency. Ken's Note: Not a big fan of giving stories that are just links to other stories, but this is about an article behind ESPN's paywall so here you go...

Mayer: Bears believe White will salvage career - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears are convinced that receiver Kevin White possesses the drive and determination to rebound from two serious leg injuries that have stalled his NFL career.

DeWitt: 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.

DRAFT / PROSPECTS / FREE AGENCY

Cox: Prospects the Bears have met with and what it means - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears have already started building a portfolio of pre-draft visits with many of the top prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Alper: Deshaun Watson opens week with Chiefs, Browns meetings - ProFootballTalk - The Chiefs have quarterback Alex Smith under contract for two more years and they've answered every question about his future in Kansas City with strong endorsements of Smith's ability to lead the team. That's not stopping them from taking a look at other options, however.

Reuter: 2017 NFL Draft Pro Days winners and losers - NFL.com - As we enter the final week of pro days, which prospects have helped or hurt themselves the most in the workouts that have been held thus far? Chad Reuter weighs in.

Carr: Mitchell Trubisky heads list of most pro-ready QB prospects - NFL.com - With the draft weeks away, David Carr examines which QB prospects are the most pro-ready. Can Deshaun Watson lead an NFL team like he did Clemson? Will limited reps hinder Mitch Trubisky?

Kadar: 2017 NFL mock draft - SB Nation bloggers make their picks - SBNation.com - The SB Nation NFL writers’ mock is back for the 11th year starting with the Cleveland Browns.

Moreano's 7-Round Bears Mock Draft (2.0) - Da Bears Brothers - Check out Nick's updated mock draft that has the Bears bolstering both sides of the football. Who does he have the Bears drafting third overall?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Alper: Titans sign Demontre Hurst - ProFootballTalk - The Titans signed Logan Ryan early in free agency and they added another cornerback to the mix on Monday. The team announced that they have signed former Bears corner Demontre Hurst.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Patra: NFC North Offseason Overhaul - Pack reign under fire? - NFL.com - While the Packers added Martellus Bennett, they also lost key pieces like T.J. Lang -- who signed with the rival Lions. How has this offseason changed the NFC North? Which draft needs remain?

Glover: Vikings Draft, Re-Examining Draft Priorities - Daily Norseman - The conventional wisdom is that the Vikings need offensive linemen early and often. Is that the most important position group that needs to be addressed though?

Ask POD: Opening day just means football is closer - Pride Of Detroit - Disregard baseball, deliver your mailbag questions.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: From undrafted to star, just how good can Cameron Meredith become for the Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - Two years ago, he wasn’t on any radar. Now, Cameron Meredith is a core Bears player, and not all by default. What exactly is his potential?

Wiltfong: Kyle Long vows to step up his play in 2017 - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears’ Pro Bowler, Kyle Long, recently shared some thoughts via Twitter about what fans should expect from him in 2017.

Mitchell: League Sets Bears Off-Season Workout Program Dates - Windy City Gridiron - Key dates set for all NFL teams

WIltfong: Do you want the Chicago Bears on Hard Knocks? - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are one of eight teams that are eligible to be picked for the HBO reality series.

FANPOSTS

Butkus'sBloodyknuckles: Bears 7-Round Mock Draft With Trades. - Windy City Gridiron - First, let me say that this mock draft isn't how I expect it to go and it is a very optimistic approach to the draft, but not impossible. Ok, the night of the draft is upon us and the Bears are...

x160630: X's and O's - The Draft - Windy City Gridiron - In the first round of the 2017 NFL draft, the Chicago Bears choose…..This question has been debated, mocked, and re-debated; in the off-season hopes that a new face to the franchise will emerge...

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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