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The Bear’s Den: May 9, 2017

Bears begin rookie mini-camp week with veteran FA acquisition

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Campbell's Bears Q&A: Alabama coach Nick Saban on safety Eddie Jackson - Chicago Tribune - Alabama coach Nick Saban spoke about Eddie Jackson's emergence as a leader, his evolution as a safety and the qualities he'll bring to the Bears.

Mullin: Jay Cutler's success as FOX analyst not the biggest question hanging over ex-Bears QB - CSN Chicago - Jay Cutler is headed to a career as an announcer, but why couldn't he find another job in the NFL?

Wiederer: With snap judgments all around, waiting game on Bears QB Mitch Trubisky begins - Chicago Tribune - Bears fans owe it to general manager Ryan Pace — and themselves — to remain open-minded regarding his contentious draft pick of quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Jahns: Fox Sports, Charles Davis excited to have Jay Cutler on board - Chicago Sun-Times - "There’s a natural change that comes with age," Davis said of Cutler. "But it wasn’t a huge shift."

Maske: Jay Cutler or Tony Romo: Who's more likely to make an NFL comeback? - Chicago Tribune - So the question becomes: Which quarterback, Tony Romo or Jay Cutler, is more likely to ever play again?

Rosenbloom: How the Bears can hurry along this rebuild - Chicago Tribune - John Fox said in January that the Bears are closer to competing than we think, but last month after the draft, Fox said the Bears are rebuilding.

Imrem: Cutler's easy exit says it all - Daily Herald - Chicago Bears ex-QB Jay Cutler's easy exit symbolizes his lack of passion for playing football.

Boden: Will Bears fans finally get to see another side of Jay Cutler in his new role as FOX broadcaster? - CSN Chicago - After years of limited expsoure as the Bears' quarterback, will fans finally see another side of Jay Cutler in his new role in the broadcast booth?

Boden: Why the Bears defense needs to be healthy, ready when the bell rings - CSN Chicago - Chris Boden shares why the Bears defense needs to be healthy and ready right when the 2017 season starts.

Morrissey: Chicago sports landscape looks different than it did 5 months ago - Chicago Sun-Times - Trubisky, Blackhawks' collapse lead the way.

Finley: Bears continue to round out defense, sign veteran OLB Dan Skuta - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears are getting younger - and proud of it - but added an eight-year NFL veteran Monday: linebacker Dan Skuta.

Perez: Guess who Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky compares to based on his measurables - Bears Wire - A look at the quarterbacks Chicago Bears rookie Mitchell Trubisky compares to based on his measurables

Kwiecinski: New Bears DL Jaye Howard could make up to $4M in 2017 - Bears Wire - A look at new Bears DL Jaye Howard's contract

Mayer: Bears sign LB Skuta to one-year deal - - The Bears on Monday signed free-agent linebacker Dan Skuta, who has played eight NFL seasons with the Bengals, 49ers and Jaguars.

PFW Chicago Podcast 074: Getting to know Bears rookies Jackson, Cohen, Morgan - Pro Football Weekly - In Part II of our special Podcast series on the 2017 Bears rookie class, we learn about the three picks that Ryan Pace made on Saturday. We open, though, with a little talk about Jay Cutler entering the TV booth and why it's a great fit. Then Cecil H

DeWitt: Recapping the Bears' Draft with Larry Mayer (Senior Writer at - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers were joined by Larry Mayer of to recap last week's draft.

Patra: Jay Cutler - Trubisky shouldn't play if Bears struggle - - As Jay Cutler moves from the backfield to the TV booth, he has some advice for the Chicago Bears: Don't toss rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky into the fire.

Brinson: Why the Bears' draft trade is bad, even if Mitchell Trubisky ends up being good - - The process matters too -- not just the outcome


MMQB: The odd offseason of QB movement in the NFL - FOX Sports - It’s a good time to reset how nonsensical the situations under center have become

Plaxico Burress: Letter to the NFL Draft Class - The Players' Tribune - I’ll give it to you straight. I know you see my name, and you probably think, That’s the guy who shot himself. Don’t lie … it’s O.K. I am that guy.

Skretta: After 34 years, Chiefs land their franchise QB in the draft - Quincy Herald-Whig - It took more than three decades for the Kansas City Chiefs to draft a quarterback in the first round, so stung were they by the failure in 1983 of Todd Blackledge


Hirschhorn: Jay Cutler not interested in comeback, even with Packers - Acme Packing Company - Don't expect to see the recently retired quarterback in a Packers uniform -- or any uniform -- anytime soon.

Gates: Minnesota Vikings Apply To Host NFL Draft In 2022 Or 2023 - Daily Norseman - Could the entire city of Minneapolis be on the clock?

Reisman: Elliot Harrison - he Detroit Lions will contend for the NFC North again - Pride Of Detroit -’s Elliot Harrison believes the Lions will compete for a division title again in 2017.

Packers open rookie camp - The Rock River Times - The Packers' top draft pick had to admit that his first official day as an NFL player brought out the nerves.


Wiltfong: Can Cameron Meredith be the Chicago Bears’ number one receiver in 2017? - Windy City Gridiron - Don’t be surprised if it’s the soon to be 24 year old Cameron Meredith, ends up leading the Chicago Bears in receiving again in 2017.

Zeglinski: Bears sign Dan Skuta to one-year deal - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago again added depth to their defense with the addition of Skuta.

Zeglinski: Mitchell Trubisky can lead the Bears to the top of the mountain - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears shocked the NFL when they traded up to select Trubisky. Their aggressiveness to find the "answer" was - motivated by what Trubisky can become.


MDC: WCG Community Mock Draft - Recap and Analysis - Windy City Gridiron - The week before the 2017 NFL Draft, the members of the Windy City Gridiron community signed up for a Mock Draft of the first round, and part of the second round leading up to the Bears pick at #36....

Opinionbear: Trubisky to Tarik, strength strengthing strength spells synergistic success! - Windy City Gridiron - Imagine, it's December 2018, a crisp cold day at Soldier field, and the self-satisfied visiting Packers are leading in the 4th. Trubisky takes a shotgun snap and looks deep to White, who is delayed...

Matt Agostini: 2017 Projected Depth Chart and Analysis (Offense) - Windy City Gridiron - Now that free agency (for the most part) and the draft are complete it seems like a good time to take a look at what the Bears depth chart might look like. Here is my take at how the offense will...

Durst's Way Too Early 2018 NFL Draft Value Board - Windy City Gridiron - 2018 NFL Draft Value Board

Ditka's Pushbroom: 2017 Depth Chart / 53-Man Roster - Windy City Gridiron - I am going to take a swing at this as well. I have not seen the Bears officially announce their UDFA class, so until then, they are not being considered here. QB Glennon, Mike Sanchez,...

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