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The Bear’s Den: May 3, 2017

NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Demontre Hurst will need a new team in 2017
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports



Campbell's Bears Q&A: Mitch Trubisky's quarterbacks coach at North Carolina - Chicago Tribune - North Carolina quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf oversaw Mitch Trubisky's development as a backup and emergence last season as a top NFL prospect.

Rozner: Chicago Bears' Pace the next Belichick or Emery? - Daily Herald - Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace is either a genius, or he just had one of the worst drafts ever.

Stankevitz: Adam Shaheen’s college coach ‘His ceiling for greatness is unbelievable’ - CSN Chicago - The Bears made a bold move in taking a Division II tight end, but Adam Shaheen's college coach believes the sky is the limit for him.

Finley: Bears add OT depth, sign former Seahawks starter Bradley Sowell - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears signed offensive tackle Bradley Sowell to a one-year contract Tuesday, giving them depth behind Bobby Massie and Charles Leno, Jr.

Potasah: Mel Kiper, Todd McShay say Bears development of Trubisky will be key - Chicago Sun-Times - A question about the Bears' draft during an ESPN teleconference with draft analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay elicited a nearly five-minute response.

FInley's Bears Q&A: On Mike Glennon's future, upside picks and more - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts can answer your Bears questions all week on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of Tuesday's queries sent to @patrickfinley, who respond

Highlights: 2017 Draft Class - - Bears area scout Sam Summerville stops by the PNC Studio at Halas Hall to break down the Bears fourth round pick, running back Tarik Cohen.

Scout provides insight on Eddie Jackson - - Bears area scout Sam Summerville stops by the PNC Studio at Halas Hall to break down the Bears fourth round pick, running back Tarik Cohen.

Scout on drafting Jordan Morgan - - Bears area scout Sam Summerville stops by the PNC Studio at Halas Hall to break down the Bears fourth round pick, running back Tarik Cohen.

Scout breaks down Tarik Cohen - - Bears area scout Sam Summerville stops by the PNC Studio at Halas Hall to break down the Bears fourth round pick, running back Tarik Cohen.

Mayer: Pace reiterates why he made bold move - - Determined to fix the quarterback position this offseason, Bears general manager Ryan Pace reiterated during a radio interview why he boldly traded up to draft North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky.

Mayer: Bears sign OT Sowell to 1-year deal - - The Bears on Tuesday bolstered their offensive line by signing tackle Bradley Sowell, a sixth-year pro who started nine games for the Seahawks last season.

Smith: Teams tried to trade up for Mitchell Trubisky, but not as high as No. 2 - ProFootballTalk - The Bears weren't the only team that wanted to trade up to draft quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Chicago was just the only team that traded all the way up to No. 2. Titans General Manager Jon Robinson said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Tennessee was fielding calls at No.

Jeremiah: Five head-scratching selections - - While it's too soon to know whether 2017 draft picks will pan out, Daniel Jeremiah was mystified by a handful of decisions that were made, including the Bears' choice of Mitchell Trubisky.

Rosenthal: Collateral damage hits these veterans - - The draft represents a joyous time of new beginnings -- for some. For others? Well ... Gregg Rosenthal identifies 17 veterans put on notice, including Jeremy Hill, Alex Smith and Calvin Pryor.

Hazlett: Mike Glennon Faces Adversity ... Again - Da Bears Brothers - Mike Glennon finds himself in a similar situation like he had in Tampa Bay. Will he learn from that experience and take charge of his future?

DeWitt: Analyzing the Chicago Bears' 2017 Fifth Round Pick (Jordan Morgan) - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers give you their instant analysis of the Bears' fifth-round pick Jordan Morgan, an offensive lineman from Kutztown.

DeWitt: Analyzing the Chicago Bears' 2017 Fourth Round Picks (Eddie Jackson & Tarik Cohen) - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers instantly analyzed both of Chicago's fourth round picks (Eddie Jackson and Tarik Cohen) as they came in.

Kaplan: Inside the Bears’ Covert Op to Draft Mitchell Trubisky - The MMQB with Peter King - Chicago relied on stealth to get its quarterback of the future. Even Trubisky had no idea until the pick was announced

D'Andrea: How did we do on our first 2017 NFL mock draft - - Only 11 of our initial first round picks lived up to expectations.


Goodbread: Expect more prospects to skip bowl games - - An NFL team personnel executive believes the draft fortunes of RBs Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey will lead more prospects in the future to skip bowl games.


Wiltfong: NFC North Round up - Windy City Gridiron - Lets take a quick peek at the draft classes of the other teams in the NFC North.

Householder: Post-Draft Narrative about Trubisky and Fox is false - Windy City Gridiron - There is no way Fox wasn’t on board with the pick

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign Bradley Sowell - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are adding an offensive tackle to their offseason roster.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my first post draft Ten Thoughts on the National Football League. Also, make sure you guys add a few thoughts of your own in the comment section.

Berkes: The Opportunity Cost of the 2017 Class - Windy City Gridiron - What did the aggressive move for Trubisky cost the Bears?

Zeglinski: Ryan Pace and Mitchell Trubisky: Until death do us part - Windy City Gridiron - Trubisky might pay off tremendously for the Bears. He might not. But the belief from all sides in him is noteworthy.


Vs.cbears20: The Chicago Saints - Windy City Gridiron - It's official. By the time the Bears trot out for the 2017 NFL season, they won't be the Bears anymore. Similar to how a student may copy off a fellow peer's homework, Ryan Pace has torn a page...

McCormick: There is no Such Thing as a Reach. – The After Drafter Clock - A bad first round pick wouldn’t have been a better choice if he went in the third round. A good first round pick always arrives at the right time. Mitch Trubisky was not a reach nor was Chad Kelly. They may prove to be successful draft picks or failed draft picks, but they both were definitely not reaches because there is no such thing as a reach.

Ryan Wetnight: Reason To Be Slightly Less Angry About this Year's Draft - Windy City Gridiron - 1. It is usually silly to determine someone is a first rounder after starting for just one year. You simply don't have enough tape with which to evaluate a player. Yes, The Bears just did that...

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