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Say what you want about Ryan Pace, he’s drafted some mid-to-late round gems... is the next at this year’s NFL Combine?

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North Carolina A & T State running back Tarik Cohen goes through workout drills during the 2017 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Campbell: Bears not among 15 teams awarded compensatory draft picks - Chicago Tribune - The Bears were not among the teams to which the NFL distributed a total of

Jahns: Searching for answers - Bears have questions at all positions to consider - Chicago Sun-Times - Here is a position-by-position look at some of the questions Bears general manager Ryan Pace and Co. have this year with the combine approaching.

Biggs: Former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is now an FBI agent - Chicago Tribune - Charles Tillman is an FBI agent. A source confirms that the former Bears cornerback has graduated from the FBI’s training academy is now working as an agent.

Wiederer: Tarik Cohen says comparisons to Tyreek Hill are fine by him - Chicago Tribune - Bears running back Tarik Cohen has heard the comparisons of him to Chiefs playmaker Tyreek Hill, In fact, Cohen offered those parallels up to teams during the pre-draft process last year. So how can new coach Matt Nagy help unlock Cohen's potential similarly to how the Chiefs maximized Hill?

Under Center Podcast: What should the Bears do at guard and cornerback? | NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin look at two of the first big decisions for Ryan Pace’s offseason plan.

Report: Bears could be a potential landing spot for Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry - NBC Sports Chicago - Jarvis Landry and the Bears could be linked up if the Dolphins decide to trade the wide receiver they recently used the franchise tag on, says Ian Rapoport.

Biggs: Combine marks busy period for Bears, Ryan Pace on multiple fronts - Chicago Tribune - The NFL descends on Indianapolis starting this week for the annual scouting combine. Here are six storylines to track for the Bears.

Perez: Chiefs trading Marcus Peters to Rams could put Trumaine Johnson in Bears’ plans - Bears Wire - The Bears could pursue Rams CB Trumaine Johnson in free agency now that Los Angeles traded for Marcus Peters

Cox: Bears listed among teams who could pursue Sammy Watkins in free agency - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears might be interested in signing Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

Mayer: 5 things we learned from Cohen interview - ChicagoBears.com - After a breakout rookie year, Bears running back and return specialist Tarik Cohen is determined to accomplish even bigger and better things in his second year in the NFL.

Ian Rapoport breaks down players that could be traded this offseason - NFL Videos - NFL Network's Ian Rapoport shares his list of players who could be joining new teams this offseason.

Which teams could be interested in trading for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry? - NFL Videos - NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport gives insight on which teams may be interested in trading for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry.

Former NFL cornerback Charles 'Peanut' Tillman earns FBI badge, source says - MSM - The former Bears and Panthers defender had a Feb. 22 deadline to be appointed.

Wagner-McGough: Mitchell Trubisky already established himself as Bears' franchise-saving QB - CBSSports.com - Trubisky's rookie-year film is impressive, showcasing a quarterback who holds all the qualities of a future star

POLISH SAUSAGE

Parr: Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen to throw at NFL combine - NFL.com - Add UCLA's Josh Rosen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Wyoming's Josh Allen to the list of QBs who plan to throw next week at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Patra: Kansas City Chiefs trading Marcus Peters to L.A. Rams - NFL.com - A quiet Friday has turned into a monumental one for two franchises. The Chiefs have finalized a trade agreement to send cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams.

Brooks: Patriots' QB succession plan, Marcus Peters trade assessment - NFL.com - In this edition of his notebook, Bucky Brooks explores the Patriots' QB succession plan, AJ McCarron's potential as a starter, the stunning Marcus Peters trade and much more.

Williams: Trey Burton expected to leave Eagles in free agency – ProFootballTalk - Trey Burton etched his name in Philadelphia lore forever, throwing the touchdown pass to Nick Foles on the "Philly Special." But the tight end may have played his final game for the Eagles.

Dixon: Will Denver get their quarterback? - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Julie takes a look at the quarterback situation in Denver.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Payton: Just Say Yes Volume 1.0: 5 free agents the Lions should sign - Pride Of Detroit - A look at 5 free agents the Lions should say yes to.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski's WCG Radio, Episode 20: The Kyle Fuller Dilemma - Windy City Gridiron - Pro Football Weekly’s Eric Edholm discusses the Bears’ options with their star cornerback, previews this year’s Scouting Combine, and gets excited about March Madness.

Link's Layman’s Guide to Bears Free Agency: “Joker” Tight End - Windy City Gridiron - Have you ever gone into free agency and hear scores of names but aren’t quite sure who these players are? Well, you’re not alone.

Wiltfong: What would you ask the draft prospects at the NFL Combine? - Windy City Gridiron - SB Nation will have a few reporters down at the NFL Combine and they want to know what we’d like them to ask the players.

Zeglinski: Report - Charles Tillman officially an FBI agent - Windy City Gridiron - The former Bears' great has now become a special agent.

Wiltfong: It was love at first sight for Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy - Windy City Gridiron - This video clip of Matt Nagy watching Mitchell Trubisky working out at the NFL combine has to be seen to be believed.

BearsPoo: Letter to Mr. Pace - Windy City Gridiron - Dear Ryan (can I call you Ryan since we both attended state schools in Illinois?), You have your new coach and his staff in place. You're well on your way to freeing up tons of cap...

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