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Bears listed as possible landing spot for Albert Wilson plus other news from free agency & the NFL Scouting Combine

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More than Mitch: What Matt Nagy said about the Bears' 'strong nucleus' | Chicago Sun-Times - With seven weeks on the job, Nagy had time to closely examine other players who are considered important for his offense. And Nagy liked what he saw.

Jahns: More than Mitch: What Matt Nagy said about the Bears' 'strong nucleus' - Chicago Sun-Times - With seven weeks on the job, Nagy had time to closely examine other players who are considered important for his offense. And Nagy liked what he saw.

De Luca: Jay Cutler is a free agent and Ryan Tannehill is the Dolphins' starter - really - Chicago Sun-Times - Cutler turns 35 on April 29 and it's difficult to imagine another coach having as much interest as Adam Gase.

Finley: Bears eye Chiefs WR Albert Wilson as free-agent fix - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears have strong interest in reuniting new head coach Matt Nagy with Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson, sources said at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Finley: Irish linemen Quenton Nelson, Mike McGlinchey dream of reunion with Bears coach - Chicago Sun-Times - Could the Bears use the draft to re-create Notre Dame North? No one on the planet knows more about Nelson and McGlinchey than their old coach.

Jahns: Of all the Bears' needs, pass rusher should rank No. 1 for Ryan Pace right now - Chicago Sun-Times - “Pass rush is always a priority for us,” general manager Ryan Pace said.

Rosenbloom: Here's the new approach Bears GM Ryan Pace should take in free agency - Chicago Tribune - Sometime later this month the Bears will cut Mike Glennon. the biggest joke of GM Ryan Pace's free-agent monologue, and soon, Pace will have an estimated $80 million to spend in free agency. Be afraid, kids. Be very afraid. But here's a plan Pace might want to think about.

NFLPA health playbook for players puts concussions in focus - Chicago Tribune - The NFLPA has created a medical guide for players, a 107-page reference book written by scientific professionals with extensive material on concussion detection, treatment and the league's game-day protocol for head injuries.

Kane: Brad Childress an 'invaluable' resource to Matt Nagy as the Bears install new offense - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy convinced Brad Childress to alter his retirement plans to help his transition to Chicago.

Kane: Chiefs GM connects wide receiver Albert Wilson to the Bears - Chicago Tribune - When asked about Albert Wilson, Brett Veach first mentioned Bears coach Matt Nagy.

Maske: Vikings emerge as favorites to land Kirk Cousins at NFL Combine - Chicago Tribune - The Minnesota Vikings increasingly are viewed within the NFL as a top contender to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins when the league's free agent market opens later this month.

Bocker: Ryan Pace Holds the Key for the Bears to Make the Playoffs - Da Bears Brothers - Jordan Howard predicted the Chicago Bears will make the playoffs, but what does Ryan Pace need to do this offseason for that to become a reality?

Arkush: Kyle Fuller absolutely wants to return to Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - The issue for Fuller and the Bears is finding common ground on a contract

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Will Whitehair play guard or center? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Cody Whitehair will play guard or center in 2018, leadership in the locker room and if the Bears are counting on receiver Kevin White to contribute this season.

Bears Draft Party tickets on sale Friday - ChicagoBears.com - Tickets to the 2018 Miller Lite Chicago Bears Draft Party on Thursday, April 26 at Soldier Field will go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday

Cox: 3 free agents who could reunite with Vic Fangio in Chicago - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears could be interested in three free-agent San Francisco 49ers who know defensive coordinator Vic Fangio well.

Stankevitz: Did Kansas City's general manager guarantee the Bears will sign Albert Wilson? - NBC Sports Chicago - Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach offered a revealing thought when asked about free agent wide receiver Albert Wilson on Thursday.

Stankevitz: Free agent focus - Which players could the Bears look to keep? - NBC Sports Chicago - Which free agent players could the Bears look to bring back for the 2018 season? Here's a look at 10 guys.

Edholm: Kansas City Chiefs GM sure thinks Chicago Bears will try to sign one of their receivers - Pro Football Weekly - Brett Veach suggests new Bears coach Matt Nagy will have an eye on Chiefs free agent

LeGere: Chicago Bears need more WR production to improve NFL worst pass game - Pro Football Weekly - Bears Meredith, White injuries create major questions

Perez: Chiefs GM hints Albert Wilson could be headed to Chicago - Bears Wire - The Kansas City Chiefs GM suggested at the 2018 NFL Combine that WR Albert Wilson could be headed to Chicago

Perez: Matt Forte wants to retire as a Chicago Bear - Bears Wire - Former Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte tweeted that he wants to retire as a member of the Bears

Perez: Taylor Gabriel won’t return to Falcons, could interest Bears in free agency - Bears Wire - Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel will hit the free-agent market and could interest the Bears as a speed option for Mitchell Trubisky

Mayer: Nagy lauded for his passion, work with QBs - ChicagoBears.com - Chiefs general manager Brett Veach describes new Bears coach Matt Nagy—his former teammate at Delaware—as a coach who's "full of passion" and "really great with quarterbacks."

Mayer: Pace sees Bears as Trubisky's team moving forward - ChicagoBears.com - After QB Mitchell Trubisky showed promise as a rookie, Bears GM Ryan Pace is excited to watch the continued development of a player he feels is obsessed with being great.

Wiedman: What Matt Forte' meant to Chicago - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Chicago Bears reporter, Wanda Wiedman, tells us what Matt Forte has meant, and continues to mean, to the Chicago Bears family.

Hughes: Matt Forte Retires After Ten Seasons - Da Bears Blog - Forte should be saluted for fighting through 2014 – the most embarrassing season in the history of the Chicago Bears. That year, Trestman’s last, Forte rushed for over a thousand yards and caught over a hundred passes.

Dickerson: Bears coach Matt Nagy sees parallels between Tarik Cohen and Tyreek Hill - Chicago Bears- ESPN - Tarik Cohen led the Bears in yards from scrimmage as a rookie, but to match his idol in Kansas City, he must improve in Year 2.

Video: Adam Hoge Trains For NFL Combine With Northwestern’s Draft Prospects - WGN Radio - Ever wonder what goes into training for the NFL Combine? WGN Radio's Adam Hoge went to TCBoost in Northbrook where former Northwestern linebacker Tommy Christian has been training local NFL Draft prospects for 18 years.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Rams To Cut Or Trade Tavon Austin - The Rams will either trade or release wide receiver Tavon Austin before the start of the league year, a source tells Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter). Given Austin’s lack of production to date, a release seems more likely.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Bergman: Adam Gase - Ryan Tannehill is Dolphins' starting QB - NFL.com - Amid rumors and reports that the Miami Dolphins are considering a move away from Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins coach Adam Gase declared Wednesday that there is nothing to that speculation.

Western: Packers have reached out about re-signing TE Richard Rodgers, per report - Acme Packing Company - The team has expressed interest in bringing back a veteran tight end for another go in Green Bay.

Gates: Report - Kirk Cousins “destined” to sign with Minnesota Vikings - Daily Norseman - It’s a strong word. Is it accurate?

NFL free agency: Is Dontari Poe or Muhammad Wilkerson a better fit for the Detroit Lions? - Pride Of Detroit - Two defensive line talents are hitting free agency. Should the Lions invest in either?

Report: Lions won’t tender WR TJ Jones a restricted free agent offer - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions could be moving on after Jones’ best career year. Ken's Note: A potential Bears target?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Worst Bears free agency signings in the past 10 years - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears haven’t had the best of luck in free agency over the years.

Wiltfong: Is Albert Wilson to the Chicago Bears going to happen? - Windy City Gridiron - Kansas City Chiefs’ general manager Brett Veach may have just confirmed that wide out Albert Wilson is heading to the Chicago Bears in free agency.

Wiltfong: Andy Reid on Matt Nagy - “He is a leader of men.” - Windy City Gridiron - Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid recently had some things to say about his former protege, and current head coach of the Chicago Bears, Matt Nagy.

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