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The Bear’s Den, February 10, 2018, not all Bears hibernate in the winter when it snows in Chicago

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

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Wiedman: Ranking Top 5 Bears Draft Prospects by Position - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Wanda Wiedman discusses the top five draft prospects based on position for the Chicago Bears.

Biggs: Friday is first day Bears can pick up 2018 option in Josh Sitton's contract - Chicago Tribune - Friday is the first day the Chicago Bears can pick up the 2018 option in the contract of veteran guard Josh Sitton. The team must make a decision on Sitton's contract by March 9, five days before the start of the new league year.

PFW Chicago Podcast 103: Early offseason updates - Pro Football Weekly - Longtime Bears beat writer Bob LeGere returns to Pro Football Weekly officially and joins Hub Arkush to talk about the latest news with the Chicago Bears early offseason. Former NFL head coach Brad Childress, Matt Nagy's partner in Kansas City has be

Middlehurst-Schwartz: Who's NFL's next Eagles? Bears are one of four teams that could follow model - USA Today - Duplicating Philadelphia's ascent will be difficult, but these teams might be able to put their own twist on a winning formula.

Gandia: Draft Dr. Phil’s Doctor’s Office: Kyle Fuller, The Fullback & More – Bears Barroom - Bears Barroom’s Chief Football Analyst, Draft Dr. Phil Ottochian, offers up a Twitter feed filled with tape review. I went back and pulled several from the last month of the season.

DaBearsPod: The Brian Urlacher Edition [AUDIO] - Da Bears Blog - On this week’s special edition of DaBearsPod: Jeff finishes off the Josh McDaniels/Bears discussion, monologue-style, and former Urlacher teammate Cam Worrell tells us all what made Lach special on and off the field plus more..

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jimmy Garoppolo contract: Who’s going to end up paying Kirk Cousins? - SBNation.com - Cousins won’t be in Washington next season, so where’s he going, and who’s paying up?

Cahill: Jay Cutler to appear in new Kristin Cavallari reality show - report - Chicago Sun Times - Regardless if free agent Jay Cutler finds a landing spot in the offseason, it looks like the former Bears quarterback will still have a job.

Maske: Taking a look at the storylines that will dominate the NFL's offseason - Chicago Tribune - The NFL's offseason officially has arrived for the entire league, including the Super Bowl participants.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Packers 2017 roster grades: Clinton-Dix’s regression buries GB safeties - Acme Packing Company - One year after reaching his first Pro Bowl, Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix delivered his worst season as a pro.

Reisman: Matt Patricia says he decided on retaining Jim Bob Cooter before interviewing with the Lions - Pride Of Detroit - Matt Patricia wanted Jim Bob Cooter to stay from the get-go.

Lions give Bob Quinn contract extension matching Matt Patricia’s in length - Pride Of Detroit - Bob Quinn’s contract now matches Matt Patricia’s in length. Ken's Note: The Chicago Bears did the same thing with Ryan Pace, extending his to expire at the same time Matt Nagy's contract does.

Vikings Off Season Plan QB Edition - Daily Norseman - Why the Vikings should sign Kirk Cousins and how they can afford him? There has a lot of discussion about whether or not the Vikings should try to sign Kirk Cousins. The debates have been pretty...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: A lean, mean, fighting Shaheen: how the Bears can get the best out of their young tight end - Windy City Gridiron - Shaheen has an abundance of natural talent. Examining how Nagy's Chiefs used his previous tight end in Travis Kelce and what it means for the Bears' gifted 23-year-old.

Windy City Gridiron 2018 Draft Roundtable: Receivers, Part Two - Windy City Gridiron - It’s time to get to specifics on our favorite receivers and some of our concerns.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2018 Roster Turnover: Are they set at offensive tackle? - Windy City Gridiron - In this 13 part series we’ll take an in depth look at each position group for the Chicago Bears with an eye towards the 2018 season. We’ll speculate on who stays, who goes, and some potential additions we’d like to see general manager Ryan Pace make.

Swears4bears: Looking for value in the top 100 free agent list - Windy City Gridiron - Even though last year's FA haul could easily be described as a bust, I like Ryan Pace's stategy when it comes to free agency. He is a value shopper, looking for targets for 1 year "prove it" deals,...

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