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The Bear’s Den: May 2, 2017

NFL: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
De’Vante Bausby’s time as a Chicago Bear has come to an end
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EJ Snyder on Mac & Read: Talking Trubisky & The 2017 Bears Draft - Chicagoland Sports Radio - EJ joins the boys for a recap of his thoughts of the Chicago Bears draft.

Rosenbloom: Looks like we should call this Bears season the 'John Fox Farewell Tour' - Chicago Tribune - You can understand John Fox’s anger because he must know that last Thursday was the day he got fired, but won’t be asked to leave until after this season.

Campbell & Wiederer: Bear Download podcast - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Haugh: Cry not for Mike Glennon, whom the Bears owe only his contract - Chicago Tribune - If anybody failing to understand NFL reality still needs an interpretation, the Bears basically were telling Mike Glennon to rent instead of buy.

Campbell: Damaged trust between Bears, QB Mike Glennon needs repair before season - Chicago Tribune - Mike Glennon felt as though he had been cheated on, according to people in the know. When admiration, affection and support abruptly become rejection, it hurts.

LeGere: Much on the line for GM after Chicago Bears draft - Daily Herald - This Chicago Bears draft was not the draft of a team that is coming off a 3-13 season, one of the worst in franchise history, and needs to get better immediately. It was more the draft of a 13-3 team that can afford to roll the dice on longshots and select players who might mature in a couple of years.

Stankevitz: In one area, Mitch Trubisky’s transition to NFL offense could be smooth - CSN Chicago - The Bears won't be fighting battles on multiple fronts as they try to get Mitch Trubisky acclimated to an NFL-style offense.

Mullin: Double-booking on draft picks not a workable long-term solution for Bears - CSN Chicago - Ryan Pace and the Bears can't afford to be double-booking on non-linchpin positions if they're going to expedite their rebuilding process.

Stankevitz: If Mitch Trubisky develops well, ‘no one’s ever going to care what they gave up for him’ - CSN Chicago - If Mitch Trubisky develops into the quarterback the Bears think he can be, what Ryan Pace gave up to acquire him won't matter.

Mullin: By the numbers, Bears 'won' the Mitch Trubisky trade - CSN Chicago - Despite prevailing opinion, the pick values say the Bears got value in trading up for No. 2, but is it that simple?

Gabriel: Breaking Down The Little-Known Bears Draft Picks - CBS Chicago - Can any of the Bears' middle-round draft picks contribute early on?

Ryan Pace On Bears’ Big Picture - Super Bowl Hope ‘Starts With Our Quarterback Play’ - CBS Chicago - "You're never going to be great in this league until you have that position right," Pace says of selecting Mitchell Trubisky.

Finley's Podcast: Which draftees (if any) can help the Bears in 2017? - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of Halas Intrigue, the Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley tries to figure out which draftees can help the Bears in 2017:

Potash: Analyzing the Bears' draft class - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s hard to see right now how Trubisky is that much better than Deshaun Watson, but Pace’s willingness to go all-in on his conviction is admirable.

Morrissey: Mike Glennon has enough rea$$urance for Mitch Trubisky pick - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears don't need to give him a reason for drafting QB.

Finley: Former Chiefs DL Jaye Howard visiting Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - After not drafting a defensive lineman, the Bears are considering veteran options.

Finley: GM Ryan Pace 'Way too long' since Bears had consistent QB play - Chicago Sun-Times - After making the biggest trade of his life last week, Ryan Pace went about trying to explain it to the public Monday

Potash: Ron Wolf lauds Ryan Pace's 'intestinal fortitude' - Chicago Sun-Times - “You’ve got to give credit where credit is due. They thought enough of [Trubisky] and got him. Lord knows they needed a quarterback, so they got one."

ESPN’s Adam Schefter sheds light on Bears’ trade for Trubisky - Bears Wire - ESPN's Adam Schefter appeared on Mike and Mike in the Morning and shed light on the Bears' trade for UNC QB Mitch Trubisky

Kaberon: The legend of Mitch Trubisky - - Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky showed a love for football from a young age, and that helped groom him into the player he is today.

Mayer: Bears ink Boggs, waive six players - - The Bears on Monday brought guard Taylor Boggs back for a second stint with the team and waived six players, including cornerbacks De'Vante Bausby and Jacoby Glenn.

PFW Chicago Podcast 073: Getting to know Bears rookies Trubisky and Shaheen - Pro Football Weekly - We begin our two-part introduction to the 2017 Bears draft class by analyzing their top two picks, QB Mitch Trubisky and TE Adam Shaheen. Andrew Carter, who covers the Tar Heels for the Raleigh News and Observer joins the show.

Moreano: John Fox's tenure in Chicago is numbered - Da Bears Brothers - The Bears didn't draft players who project to make an immediate impact. That decision could cost John Fox his job after the season.

Alper: Jaye Howard visiting Bears - ProFootballTalk - The Bears didn't add any defensive linemen in the 2017 NFL Draft, but they may pick up a new member of the group via free agency. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jaye Howard is visiting the Bears. Howard was released by the Chiefs last month after playing one year of a two-year deal.

Hanzus: Mike Glennon accepted Bears' invite to draft party - - It's starting to feel like the Chicago Bears' No. 1 objective in the NFL draft was to shock and awe as many people as possible. That included their starting quarterback.

Schein: Moves I loved, liked and loathed in the 2017 NFL Draft - - Adam Schein approves of the Browns taking the best player in the draft in Myles Garrett. The Bears' play for Mitchell Trubisky, on the other hand ... Check out the moves Schein loves, likes and loathes.

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: Final Thoughts, Conclusions On A Wild Bears Draft - WGN Radio - It’s the question everyone in the NFL was talking about all weekend: Did the Bears need to trade up to No. 2 to draft Mitch Trubisky?

Perez: Mel Kiper gives Bears passing grade for 2017 NFL Draft - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears received a passing grade from Mel Kiper for their 2017 NFL Draft class.


Boonsteel: The Texans reportedly didn’t even return Jay Cutler’s calls - Chicago Tribune - Jay Cutler still is looking for a new team after the Bears cut him following last season, and he reportedly had an interest in playing for the Texans.

Orr: Jaguars pick up Blake Bortles' fifth-year option - - With 48 hours left until the deadline, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally decided to exercise the fifth-year option on quarterback Blake Bortles, the club announced on Monday morning.


Kaberon: Notes from the North - 2017 NFL Draft - - A review of the players selected by the three other teams in the NFC North division during the 2017 NFL Draft.

Patra: Packers release RB Christine Michael, Don Jackson - - Christine Michael is a free agent once again. The Packers cut the RB on Monday, ESPN reported. Michael re-signed with Green Bay this offseason after being claimed by the team on waivers last November.

Hirschhorn: Packers exercise 5th-year option on Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, per report - Acme Packing Company - Despite waiting until after the draft, the Packers had no intention of passing on Clinton-Dix's fifth-year option.

Gates: Minnesota Vikings Fifth-Year Options - Yes on Barr, No on Bridgewater - Daily Norseman - It comes as no surprise that the Vikings will only pick up one of the two available fifth-year options.

Thompson: Coming for your job - Daily Norseman - Which current Vikings should be worried about their job security with the new players the team drafted over the weekend?

Ask POD: Draft beers - Pride Of Detroit - Make the sleeper pick, and get in your questions for the PODcast mailbag.

Reisman: 2017 NFL draft results - Which NFC North team had the best draft? - Pride Of Detroit - Recapping the draft classes in the NFC North.


Zeglinski: 2017 Bears Draft Winners and losers - Windy City Gridiron - Determining which Bears benefitted most from Chicago’s newest draft class and which people should be worried.

Householder: Bears Post-Draft Roster Analysis - Which vets could be cut? - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears only selected five players but it could affect the team’s veterans

Wiltfong: The future of the Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Get out your crystal balls and give us your predictions for the Chicago Bears five years from now.

WIltfong: Chicago Bears sign Taylor Boggs, waive six players - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears announced a number of roster moves following the 2017 NFL Draft.


IOftenPanic: NFL Draft Grades - An Exercise in Subjectivity, Guesswork and Shrug Emojis - Windy City Gridiron - There are some who argue that there is no point in grading a draft during/or after it happens. How can we know definitively what these prospects will become? It takes at least three years to...

ADClock: Running Backs? In 2017, Who Carries? In 1967 21 RB's went in the top 100. 2017? 5. - Windy City Gridiron - Which schools do the pros scout the most when looking for the best of the best college football players? I decided to compare the first one hundred draft picks taken in 1967 to the first one...

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