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The Bear’s Den: May 4, 2017

NFL: Chicago Bears-Mitchell Trubisky Press Conference
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Wiederer's Bears Q&A: Adam Shaheen's ascent from 'Stork' to 'Baby Gronk' - Chicago Tribune - The Bears fell in love with Adam Shaheen's rare combination of size and athleticism during the pre-draft process. The massive tight end is 6-foot-6 and 278 pounds.

McIntyre: The Chicago Bears Might Be the New Cleveland Browns - The Big Lead - It's been a rough 10 years since Rex Grossman, Lovie Smith and Brian Urlacher led the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2007.

Biggs: Bears sold Ball State basketball player Franko House on return to football - Chicago Tribune - Franko House will try to make the transition from the hardwood to playing tight end in the NFL after signing with the Bears as an undrafted free agent.

STL: Where do the Bears go from here? - CSN Chicago - The SportsTalk Live panel breaks down the next decision the Bears should make as a franchise after drafting QB Mitchell Trubisky.

Mullin: Drafting first round QB's despite starters in place something of a Bears tradition - CSN Chicago - The 2017 NFL Draft is far from the first time that the Bears have invested a lofty pick in a player at a position that already had a starter in place.

Talender: Bears have quarterback storm brewing - Chicago Sun-Times - With Mike Glennon looking over his shoulder and Mitch Trubisky not ready to play, there will be boos.

Finley: Free agent DL Jaye Howard leaves Bears complex without a deal - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ most popular player put out a social media plea to keep Jaye Howard in Chicago, but the former Chiefs defensive lineman left Halas Hall

Perez: Vegas says Bears have better chance of making Super Bowl 52 than several other teams - Bears Wire - Bovada released their post-NFL Draft Super Bowl odds, with the Bears not being the NFL's biggest longshot

Mayer: Big tight end Shaheen can catch too - - At 6-6 and 278 pounds, Adam Shaheen may look like a blocking tight end. But the Bears view their second-round draft pick as an every-down player who possesses excellent receiving skills.

Florio: Jaye Howard leaves Chicago without a deal - ProFootballTalk - Free-agent defensive lineman Jaye Howard went to Chicago to visit the Bears. He has now left Chicago without joining the Bears. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Howard passed his physical and received an offer from the Bears.

Mitchell Trubisky's draft week journey - NFL Videos - Go all-access with No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky as he realizes his dream of being drafted in the NFL and beginning his future with the Chicago Bears.


Alper: Chiefs sign De’Vante Bausby - ProFootballTalk - The post-draft roster shuffling around the league continued Wednesday with the Chiefs picking up a cornerback discarded by the Bears earlier this week. The Chiefs announced that they have signed De'Vante Bausby, who was sent packing along with five others in Chicago on Monday.

NFL Power Rankings: Raiders rise, Giants fall after 2017 draft - - With the 2017 NFL Draft in the rearview, we have a much more complete feel on team rosters heading into the 2017 season. How does everyone stack up? Elliot Harrison updates his pecking order.

Prisco: Saints, Bucs show upward mobility in post-NFL Draft edition - - How does your team stack up after the 2017 NFL Draft?


Western: Packers Projected Depth Chart, Post-2017 NFL Draft Edition - Acme Packing Company - APC tries to break down the Packers’ roster into full first, second, and third units now that we have a mostly clear picture of the 90-man roster.

Gates: Report - Vikings “Highly Interested” In Michael Floyd - Daily Norseman - Could the Minnesota native be on his way back home?

Reisman: Is the Detroit Lions roster better than last year? - Pride Of Detroit - Where—if at all—have the Detroit Lions improved from 2016?


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Sunderbruch: Understanding Ryan Pace - Windy City Gridiron - There are many questions about Ryan Pace right now. However, the reality is that this last off-season was nothing more than an extension of the same pattern he has shown since arriving at Halas Hall, for better and for worse.

Zeglinski: For once, avoid Bears quarterback narratives - Windy City Gridiron - It’d be best for Mitchell Trubisky or Mike Glennon to, you know, throw a pass before evaluating either.

Wiltfong: Eddie Jackson said it was a “wonderful feeling” being drafted - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s everything that Chicago Bears’ 4th round pick, Eddie Jackson, had to say after he was selected.

Zeglinski: Bears announce 2017 offseason workout schedule - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are gearing up for 2017. Here’s the official program timeline for players in the build-up to the regular season.

Wiltfong: Jordan Morgan conference call transcript - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s what new Chicago Bears’ offensive lineman, Jordan Morgan, had to say after he was picked in the fifth round.


Abe_Gibron: The late dawn of the Pace/Fox era in perspective - Windy City Gridiron - I can’t recall a time when the news coverage, fan frothing and social media snarky groupthink have been so off the mark about the Bears – and I write as a long loyal and suffering fan and a...

MidnightStaley: Finding Diamonds, Pressure + Time - Windy City Gridiron - Watching the explosion from optimist & pessimist fans following the draft, I found myself on the sideline, wondering about the big picture this franchise has in mind.

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