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The Bear’s Den, Signing Day Edition Open Thread

Mitchell Trubisky should be the happiest man in Chicago after all of the help that’s on it’s way today...

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Finley: WR Taylor Gabriel plans to join Allen Robinson, Trey Burton - Chicago Sun-Times - Falcons slot receiver Taylor Gabriel plans to sign with the Bears when free agency opens Wednesday, sources confirmed.

Finley: Analyzing the Bears’ flurry of free agent agreements - Chicago Sun-Times - Sun-Times Bears expert Patrick Finley - along with colleagues Adam Jahns and Mark Potash — looks at how the Bears did and what impact it might have.

Siettmann: Allen Robinson signs 3-year deal with the Chicago Bears - Big Cat Country - This day had been written on the wall for a bit, but it is still tough to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars let a young talent go.

2018 NFL free agency: Are there any tight ends the Jaguars should sign? - Big Cat Country - With Marcedes Lewis as the only real threat at tight end, should the Jacksonville Jaguars look to free agency? Ken's Note: Sorry... not sorry... we took Trey away from you too...

Jahns: Analyzing the Bears’ flurry of free agent agreements - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears made a big splash on the second day of "legal tampering" in NFL free agency Tuesday.

Finley: Bears free agent shopping spree all about helping QB Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Allen Robinson, Trey Burton and Taylor Gabriel will represent dynamic options the quarterback sorely lacked in 12 starts as a rookie.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Why the low tenders for Cameron Meredith and Josh Bellamy? Is Harold Landry a fit? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.

Rosenbloom: Allen Robinson is fine. But the Bears really needed Sammy Watkins. - Chicago Tribune - As rumored, the Bears reached an agreement with free-agent receiver Allen Robinson, a big target coming off ACL surgery. Me, I would've rather had Sammy Watkins, the burner with two good knees who catches TDs and can blow the top off defenses.

Campbell: Tight end Trey Burton and Bears agree to deal - Chicago Tribune - The Bears agreed to sign tight end Trey Burton, continuing their passing game overhaul that began earlier Tuesday with a predawn agreement with receiver Allen Robinson.

Biggs: Bears expected to sign free-agent receiver Allen Robinson - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have reached an agreement with wide receiver Allen Robinson and are expected to sign the playmaking wide receiver when free agency opens at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Haugh: Bears GM Ryan Pace makes strong move landing Allen Robinson - Chicago Tribune - The Bears enjoyed a strong first day of NFL free-agency by agreeing to terms with wide receiver Allen Robinson, who answers the team's greatest need.

Campbell: Bears' quest for more points drove them to free-agent spending spree - Chicago Tribune - The Bears agreed to terms with kicker Cody Parkey and tight end Trey Burton as part of a free-agent spending spree Tuesday. The Bears are counting on Parkey to stabilize their kicking situation and for Burton to provide a mid-range target for quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Get to know the new Bears players, including Allen Robinson and Trey Burton - Chicago Tribune - The Bears made a flurry of deals with players they hope can boost their scoring potential Tuesday, one day into the tampering period for free agency. Here are the details on four players they are expected to sign when contracts can be made official Wednesday afternoon.

Biggs: Chicago Bears News - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears news from the Chicago Tribune. Read the latest Chicago Bears stories, view photos, watch videos and more.

Hub Arkush: 10 NFL free agents that should make a difference - Daily Herald - Hub Arkush of Pro Football Weekly takes a closer look at 10 NFL free agents that should make a difference for new teams next season:

LeGere: 5 biggest beneficiaries of WR Robinson signing with Chicago Bears - Daily Herald - With the Chicago Bears set to sign wide receiver Allen Robinson to a three-year, $42 million contract, Bob LeGere looks at the five biggest beneficiaries of the deal.

Bears Free Agency Reaction: Allen Robinson, Trey Burton, Taylor Gabriel and Cody Parkey - Da Bears Brothers - Listen as Da Bears Brothers share their instant reaction to (and in-depth analysis of) the Bears' first four free agent signings of the offseason

Tidwell: The Chicago Bears expected to land Allen Robinson - Da Bears Brothers - In Ryan Pace's fourth free agency he makes his biggest move by reportedly signing wide receiver Allen Robinson to a three-year, $42 million dollar deal.

Tidwell: Pace Strikes Again - Trey Burton is Coming to Chicago - Da Bears Brothers - The Bears agree in principle to a contract with tight end Trey Burton for 4-years, $32 million.

Tidwell: Bears to Sign K Cody Parkey (Did Pace Finally Find Gould's Replacement?) - Tidwell - The Bears have agreed in principle to a deal with kicker Cody Parkey. Contract details are pending.

Tidwell: Bears Bring WR Taylor Gabriel Into Offensive Mix - Da Bears Brothers - The Chicago Bears have agreed in principle to a 4-year contract with WR Taylor Gabriel. Contract details are pending.

Free agent focus: Allen Robinson - NBC Sports Chicago - A closer look at the wide receiver coming to the Bears.

Free agent focus: Trey Burton - NBC Sports Chicago - A closer look at the Bears' newest tight end.

Stankevitz: Bears keep adding weapons for Mitch Trubisky with tight end Trey Burton - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears will add another weapon to Mitch Trubisky's arsenal with tight end Trey Burton expected to sign on Wednesday.

Mullin: Takeaways from Bears' first strikes in free agency - Gains, but not without hard questions - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears were aggressive in securing the additions of Allen Robinson and Trey Burton. But there's still plenty of questions surrounding how everything will play out.

Reports: Bears Agree To Contracts With WR Robinson, TE Burton - CBS Chicago - The Bears appear to be on the verge of landing two big new weapons for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, reportedly agreeing to terms with free agent wide receiver Allen Robinson and tight end Trey Burton.

Reports: Bears Agree To Contracts With WR Robinson, TE Burton - CBS Chicago - The Bears appear to be on the verge of landing two big new weapons for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, reportedly agreeing to terms with free agent wide receiver Allen Robinson and tight end Trey Burton.

LeGere: Chicago Bears adding Eagles Super Bowl star TE Burton - Pro Football Weekly - Bears move provides QB Trubisky with another pass-catching threat

LeGere: Chicago Bears adding former Jaguars Pro Bowl WR Robinson - Pro Football Weekly - Bears $42 million deal upgrades weak position

LeGere: 5 biggest beneficiaries of WR Allen Robinson signing with Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - Bears' signing of Allen Robinson benefits others besides Mitch Trubisky

Biggs: Chicago Bears hoping to add consistency with PK Parkey - Pro Football Weekly - Bears kickers have struggled since release of Gould

LeGere: Chicago Bears' addition of WR Gabriel adds to offensive makeover - Pro Football Weekly - Speedy receiver gives Bears another big-play weapon

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears offense became better and faster in a hurry - Pro Football Weekly - But the Bears have new holes to address on defense

Perez: Highlights of new Bears TE Trey Burton - Bears Wire - Highlights of new Bears TE Trey Burton

Cox: Bears to sign Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are set to sign free agent wide receiver Taylor Gabriel from the Atlanta Falcons.

Perez: Updated Chicago Bears 2018 Free Agency Big Board - Bears Wire - A look at the the Chicago Bears' updated 2018 Free Agency Big Board after the first two days of the legal tampering period

Bears to re-sign cornerback Prince Amukamara - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears agreed to re-sign free-agent cornerback Prince Amukamara, keeping their 2017 secondary in tact.

Orr: NFL Free Agency 2018: Grading Allen Robinson to the Bears - - Coming off an ACL tear, WR Allen Robinson landed a solid deal in Chicago. But look closely, and you can see that both parties are taking a risk. Ken's Note: Congratulations, this is the SINGLE MOST STUPID ARTICLE I HAVE READ THIS OFFSEASON.

Mayer: Bears offer 'attractive traits' to free agents - - With an energetic offensive-minded head coach and quarterback of the future in place, the Bears appear to be a more appealing free agent destination than they’ve been in past years.

NFL free agency facts and figures - - With the start of the new NFL year arriving at 3 p.m. (CT) Wednesday, we take a look at some frequently-asked questions and answers regarding the free agency process.

Mayer: Bears tender restricted free agents - - The Bears on Tuesday extended one-year tenders to three of their restricted free agents: receivers Cameron Meredith and Joshua Bellamy and nickel back Bryce Callahan.

Dickerson: Prince Amukamara to re-sign with Chicago Bears - ESPN - Cornerback Prince Amukamara, who played adequately enough to start 12 games with the Bears on a one-year deal last season, will re-sign and stay in Chicago, a source told ESPN.

Dannehy: Quick Thoughts On Bears Spending Spree - Da Bears Blog - A few quick thoughts on what turned out to be a busy and productive day for the Bears:

Hoge and Jahns, Episode 148: In-Depth Free Agency Special - WGN Radio - With all the Bears news pouring in, The Hoge & Jahns Podcast takes over Sports Central in a special episode. The guys love the Allen Robinson signing and think it makes the Bears look better around the league. They also discuss the Trey Burton signing, while Jahns makes the case for Jimmy Graham instead. It's a jam-packed football free agency frenzy and Hoge & Jahns have it all covered.


Wesseling: Jets to sign Trumaine Johnson for $15M per year - - The Jets are making a splash in their young secondary. New York is expected to sign cornerback Trumaine Johnson to a deal worth roughly $15 million per year, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Wiliams: Cardinals will sign Mike Glennon after his release – ProFootballTalk - The Cardinals will get another quarterback. They will sign Mike Glennon once the Bears release him, Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Media reports. A key signing by the Bears a year ago -- or at least it appeared so at the time when he agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal...

Florio: Does McCown, Bridgewater combination take Jets out of play for a first-round quarterback? – ProFootballTalk - The decision of the Jets to re-sign quarterback Josh McCown seemed to be the first half of a two-part approach to the position, allowing the team to draft a rookie with the sixth overall pick in the draft. The decision of the Jets to add quarterback Teddy Bridgewater complicates the situation.

Robison and Murray Cap Casualties? - Daily Norseman - Well, the Vikings’ days of having a comfortable salary cap cushion have come to an end. Or at least they will as soon as a certain QB deal is signed.

Reisman: Titans to sign CB Malcolm Butler to 5-year, $61 million contract - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions stuck out on another top free agent cornerback.

Sweeney: Kansas City Chiefs to sign free agent WR Sammy Watkins - Arrowhead Pride - Why I love the Chiefs signing Sammy Watkins


Wesseling: Muhammad Wilkerson signing 1-year deal with Packers - - Muhammad Wilkerson has found his new home. The defensive lineman is signing with the Green Bay Packers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Glover: Vikings Will ‘Likely’ Be Kissing Cousins for $28 million/yr - Daily Norseman - You like that?

NFL Free Agency 2018: Trey Burton to sign with Chicago Bears - Daily Norseman - He was rumored to potentially be a target of the Vikings.

Report: Jordy Nelson wants to keep playing – ProFootballTalk - The Packers officially released wide receiver Jordy Nelson on Tuesday afternoon and General Manager Brian Gutekunst said in a statement that the franchise looks "forward to his eventual induction into the Packers Hall of Fame.

Eric Weddle: Sam Bradford has been paid more for nothing than any player – ProFootballTalk - Ravens safety Eric Weddle is not impressed with the Cardinals' decision to sign quarterback Sam Bradford. Responding to news of Bradford being slated to make $20 million this year in Arizona, Weddle wrote on Twitter that the contract was stupid. "So dumb.

Report: Teddy Bridgewater to Jets for one year – ProFootballTalk - The Jets started the day without a quarterback to speak of, now they have two. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Jets have agreed to a one-year deal with former Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.


Zeglinski: Bears to re-sign Prince Amukamara - Windy City Gridiron - After a one-year prove-it 2017 deal, the Bears will officially bring back Amukamara to play opposite Kyle Fuller.

Zeglinski: Well, Matt and Ryan are in Chicago - Bears land offensive weapon haul, flip the script - Windy City Gridiron - For years, the Bears have been decried as unattractive to premium free agents. The addition of Allen Robinson and a host of weapons changes that narrative and puts them on the fast track to contention.

Infante: Chicago Bears expected to sign receiver Taylor Gabriel to a four-year deal - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears impressively fill out their wide receiver corps this free agency with the addition of Gabriel.

Duerrwaechter: Christian Jones to sign with Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - A valuable contributor to the Bears’ linebacker corps is departing for the Motor City.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears to sign kicker Cody Parkey - Windy City Gridiron - A whirlwind of free agency moves has the Bears zero in on their kicker of the future.

Zeglinski's Bears' free agency rumor tracker 2018: Day 2 - Windy City Gridiron - Allen Robinson kicked off the Bears’ day. Trey Burton, Cody Parkey, and Taylor Gabriel followed. Now it’s the defense’s turn with the return of Prince Amukamara. Stay glued here for more updates.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears to sign tight end Trey Burton - Windy City Gridiron - By adding the No. 2 versatile weapon, the Bears are increasingly stacking the deck on offense.

Infante: Get acquainted with Allen Robinson with the help of Big Cat Country - Windy City Gridiron - We asked our neighbors at Big Cat Country about former Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson and how he fits with the Bears.

Zeglinski: Bears expected to sign Allen Robinson - Windy City Gridiron - The former Jacksonville Jaguars star receiver will join the Bears to create a hopeful bright future.


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