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The Bear’s Den: May 10, 2017

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

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Gabriel: Which Bears Undrafted Free Agents Have A Chance Of Sticking On Roster? - CBS Chicago - After drafting just five players, the Bears have more opportunity for undrafted free agents to latch on the roster.

Finley's Podcast: What Bears' 2 new defensive vets means for depth chart - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of Halas Intrigue, the Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley examines the Bears' latest signings and what they mean for the roster:

Perez: Sports Illustrated picks biggest sleeper from Bears’ 2017 NFL Draft class - Bears Wire - Sports Illustrated named a little-known Wyoming WR as the Bears' biggest 2017 NFL Draft class sleeper

Mayer: After breakout rookie year, Howard remains hungry - ChicagoBears.com - After enjoying the spoils of his breakout rookie year during a whirlwind offseason, Bears running back Jordan Howard is back at Halas Hall focused on becoming an even better player in 2017.

Zierlein: Best and most questionable 2017 NFL Draft picks: NFC North - NFL.com - Adam Shaheen isn't a big name, but the Bears' selection of the small-school TE in Round 2 is one of Lance Zierlein's favorite picks of the 2017 NFL Draft.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Mayer: Bears 5K, Kids Dash to be held June 24 - ChicagoBears.com - The 2017 PNC Chicago Bears 5k on Saturday, June 24 will give participants the chance to run through the tunnels at Soldier Field and cross the finish line on the field.

Florio: Quarterback “competition” in Houston won’t be a real one - ProFootballTalk - Texans quarterback Tom Savage has declared himself to be "super ready" for the competition with rookie Deshaun Watson. Actually, Savage doesn't need to be ready at all. As John McClain of the Houston Chronicle explained the situation on Tuesday's PFT Live, there is no true competition.

PaulNoonan: NFL Research sucks, says NFL Research study on impact of top-5 running backs - Acme Packing Company - Let’s ignore all context and sample size considerations and make sweeping generalizations, why don’t we?

KNOW THY ENEMY

Hirchhorn: Packers retain Brian Gutekunst, Brandon Beane hired as Bills general manager - Acme Packing Company - Brian Gutekunst interviewed for the Bills' vacant GM position, but the team instead hired the Panthers' Brandon Beane.

Florio: Teddy Bridgewater’s contract situation could get interesting, and possibly ugly - ProFootballTalk - With the Vikings not picking up the fifth-year option on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's 2014 first-round contract, he's due to become a free agent in 2018. Unless his contract tolls by a year.

PODcast: NFL draft reactions, best action movies LISTCAST, Jesse Camp impressions - Pride Of Detroit - We also got a new game to play, Overrated/Underrated, and we play it on the 2017 Draft.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Give my latest Ten Thoughts on the NFL a peek and be sure to drop a few thoughts of your own in the comment section.

Wiltfong: SB Nation predicts Adam Shaheen could start for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Adam Shaheen has all the physical traits to be a starting tight end for the Bears, now we’ll wait and see if he can make the jump to the NFL after playing at Ashland University.

Householder: Which rookies will have the most impact? - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears added five rookies, which ones will contribute right away?

Zeglinski: Leonard Floyd’s growth will make or break the Bears defense - Windy City Gridiron - Floyd has potential to be special. The level he reaches keys the Bears’ future defensive success.

Wiltfong: Eddie Jackson will be the best Chicago Bears’ rookie in 2017 - Windy City Gridiron - ESPN recently gave their picks for the best rookie on each team, and I agree with their pick for the Chicago Bears.

FANPOSTS

Raichu: 2018 Mock Draft and Predictions (Bears) - Windy City Gridiron - Hello Bears fans! I am a Falcons fan and member of the Falcoholic visiting your blog to share and predict my selections for the 2018 NFL draft. I realize the draft is almost a...

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