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Trubisky, Miller and Long hang out at a Bulls game, while Ryan Pace & the front office continue free agent shopping

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Chicago Bears quaterback Mitchell Trubisky is seen courtside as the Chicago Bulls take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center on March 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY

Jahns' Mock Draft 4.0: Predicting 32 picks - a Bears surprise - after trades, signings | Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ draft dreams appear to be coming true. Teams already are fighting for position in front of them – an early run on QB seems inevitable.

Morrissey: Given the Bears' free-agent history, maybe we should hold off on the parade - Chicago Sun-Times - Shouldn’t Chicago be more discerning about its NFL team? Yes. But when it comes to the Bears and the city, asking for restraint is a fool’s errand.

Rosenbloom: Once again, Ryan Pace hopes this isn't another year of introducing future ex-Bears - Chicago Tribune - The Bears introduced their new free agents Thursday, but if Wednesday's moves were any indication, then we're looking at the best group of players GM Ryan Pace eventually will cut next year.

Wiederer: Ryan Pace's 12 most significant wide receiver moves as Bears GM - Chicago Tribune - The Bears added Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel to their receiving corps during free agency this week. General manager Ryan Pace must hope both players add something to the offense. Pace's track record with receivers has been spotty since his 2015 arrival.

Campbell: Allen Robinson's comeback trail leads to Bears but his arrival awaits - Chicago Tribune - Allen Robinson's recovery from reconstructive knee surgery didn't stop the Bears from paying him to be the centerpiece of their retooled receiving corps. Now he must prove they made a smart bet.

Campbell: Allen Robinson's comeback trail leads to Bears but his arrival awaits - Chicago Tribune - Allen Robinson's recovery from reconstructive knee surgery didn't stop the Bears from paying him to be the centerpiece of their retooled receiving corps. Now he must prove they made a smart bet.

Mullin: Bears' roster moves create a looming roster hurdle for Kevin White - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are upgrading at wide receiver quickly, which could mean Kevin White has an uphill battle ahead of him for a spot on the depth chart.

Complete details of Allen Robinson’s contract with Bears - Bears Wire - A deeper look at the contract Allen Robinson signed with the Chicago Bears

Complete details of Trey Burton’s contract with Bears - Bears Wire - A breakdown of Bears TE Trey Burton's contract

POLISH SAUSAGE

Shalin: Niles North football coach resigns to join his brother, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, in Bay Area - Chicago Tribune - Niles North football coach Mike Garoppolo resigned and plans to move to San Francisco to be with his brother, Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers quarterback.

Knobloch: Jets acquire No. 3 overall pick of 2018 draft from Colts - NFL.com - It appears the New York Jets are officially hunting for a quarterback in 2018 NFL Draft. The Jets acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the draft from the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday.

Florio: So who do the Jets want at No. 3? – ProFootballTalk - The Jets have moved to No. 3 not to be at No. 3 but to get player No. 1 on their board. So who is it? The prevailing reaction in response to the news of the three-spot jump seems to be that the Jets want a quarterback, and that they're fine with any of three that would be there when they pick.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Boston: Packers miss out on cornerbacks Kyle Fuller, Rashaan Melvin - LombardiAve - The Green Bay Packers' search for a veteran cornerback in free agency goes on as they miss out on both Kyle Fuller and Rashaan Melvin.

Kruse: Packers miss out on adding Tyrann Mathieu - Packers Wire - Tyrann Mathieu, the Honey Badger, won't be signing with the Packers.

Ludford: More Green Garbage - Daily Norseman - Eagles Trash talking Vikings

Reisman: The Detroit Lions need to make a serious run at DT Johnathan Hankins - Pride Of Detroit - A big, run-stopping DT is now on the market, and the Lions should go after him.

Gates: Why wouldn’t you pick Minneapolis over New York? - Daily Norseman - A New York Post story is mad about Kirk Cousins’ decision

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Duerrwaechter: Bear(ing) Down - Mitchell Trubisky’s rookie season in review - Windy City Gridiron - An in-depth comparison of rookie seasons between Mitchell Trubisky and other veteran QBs around the league.

EricSoderholm'sbat: 2019 compensatory picks? - Windy City Gridiron - Compensatory picks are earned by losing more unrestricted free agents than we sign from other teams. It has been a long time since we have earned any compensatory picks because we have been signing...

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