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As the NFL Scouting Combine continues, Bears meet with potential prospects but who’ is Ryan Pace’s “under the radar” guy this year?

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Rosenbloom: Bears GM Ryan Pace is talking to Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry now, right? - Chicago Tribune - And now, another showing of the Oscar-nominated “Snarkest Hour:’’ The Dolphins granted wide receiver Jarvis Landry and his representatives permission to seek and facilitate a trade, the NFL Network reported. Landry led the NFL with 112 catches last season, he’s just 25 years old and would give Mitch Trubisky a restaurant-quality target.

Biggs: Jarvis Landry would make Bears better, but trade isn’t the right move - Chicago Tribune - General manager Ryan Pace said the wide receiver position is “where you can get better quickly through free agency or the draft,” which is good because the Bears got worse in a hurry there last season.

Wiederer: Matt Nagy adjusting to new demands as first-time head coach - Chicago Tribune - The Bears’ Matt Nagy is learning quickly what it means to be an NFL head coach. For years, as an assistant with the Eagles and Chiefs, Nagy cruised through the league’s scouting combine with relative anonymity, on to his next task with few distractions or interruptions.

Jahns: How strongly should the Bears consider taking WR Calvin Ridley at No. 8? - Chicago Sun-Times - Ridley might be the best receiver in the class, but NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said he projects him as “predominantly a slot receiver."

Jahns: Northwestern running back Justin Jackson holds his own at NFL combine - Chicago Sun-Times - Running back Justin Jackson has plenty to be proud of after four seasons at Northwestern.

Finley: Former Bears coach John Fox on his firing, QB Mitch Trubisky, a TV job and more - Chicago Sun-Times - Saying he left the Bears better than he found them, John Fox acknowledged Friday that they’re still a half-dozen moves from where they want to be.

Maske: Running backs are coveted once more and Saquon Barkley's stock is soaring - Chicago Tribune - Penn State tailback Saquon Barkley should go very early in draft after Todd Gurley, Ezekiel Elliott and Leonard Fournette broke the NFL draft trend of runners falling to the second round and beyond.

Maske: The NFL's quarterback market is bursting with options for a change - Chicago Tribune - Between free agents, trades and the draft, there are a number of possibilities for those franchises starved for quarterback help.

Biggs: Time on Matt Nagy's side as Bears kept pace with NFL in giving him 5-year deal - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy received a five-year contract from the team, which is a departure from the norm for the franchise. It keeps the Bears with the times as five-year contracts have become almost the standard for new coaches now.

Bears GM Pace confident Long on his way to good health - Daily Herald - The release of four-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton last week would seem to indicate the Bears are confident that their other starting guard, Kyle Long, has emerged from his multiple offseason surgeries ready to anchor the interior offensive line. "We feel good," Bears GM Ryan Pace said, a week after the team declined an $8 million option to retain Sitton. "Kyle is working hard. We feel good about his progress. That's part of the equation."

Under Center Podcast: Going in-depth on potential Bears draft target Quenton Nelson - NBC Sports Chicago - On the latest edition of the Under Center Podcast, Irish Illustrated’s Pete Sampson joins from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis to break down why the Bears shouldn’t overthink things with Quenton Nelson.

Mullin: As Bears claim 'pretty aggressive' talks with Kyle Fuller, a deeper look at their cornerback situation - NBC Sports Chicago - Ryan Pace said the Bears are being "pretty aggressive" in their conversations with Kyle Fuller. Here's a deeper look at their cornerback situiation this offseason.

LeGere: Notre Dame G Nelson would welcome reunion with Chicago Bears coach Hiestand - Pro Football Weekly - Top-rated OL could fall to Bears at No. 8

PFW Chicago Podcast 105: Bears scouting talent at 2018 NFL scouting combine - Pro Football Weekly - This week’s Pro Football Weekly - Chicago Podcast comes to you from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. PFW Editor Hub Arkush and Chicago Bears beat reporter Bob LeGere will fill you in on their visits with Bears General Manager, Ryan Pace and

LeGere: There's something for everyone in this year's WR class - Pro Football Weekly - SMU's Sutton has size, while Washington's Pettis brings return skills

LeGere: Chicago Bears GM Pace confident Long on his way to good health - Pro Football Weekly - Bears Pro Bowl guard had busy season of medical procedures

Perez: Bears are suitor in potential Jarvis Landry trade - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears have emerged as a suitor for Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry

Cox: Bears trade back, land top wide receiver in NFL.com 4-round mock draft - Bears Wire - The latest NFL.com mock draft from Chad Reuter could be a dream scenario for many Chicago Bears fans.

Perez: Bears to meet with Calvin Ridley at NFL Combine - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears will meet with Alabama WR Calvin Ridley at the NFL Combine

Perez: Bears’ draft target, Quenton Nelson, has impressive workout at NFL Combine - Bears Wire - Potential Chicago Bears 2018 NFL Draft target, Quenton Nelson, had an impressive workout at the NFL Combine

Perez: Bears continue homework on WRs, meet with SMU’s Courtland Sutton at Combine - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears met with SMU's Courtland Sutton at the 2018 NFL Combine

Mayer: Rivera ecstatic about Urlacher entering HOF - ChicagoBears.com - Former Bears player and defensive coordinator Ron Rivera was thrilled when Brian Urlacher was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month in his first year of eligibility.

Mayer: Saints coach sees bright future for Bears - ChicagoBears.com - Saints head coach Sean Payton is confident that close friend and former colleague Ryan Pace can help transform the Bears into a perennial playoff contender.

Dickerson: Virginia Tech's Tremaine Edmunds fits Bears' recent draft history - ESPN - The unique middle linebacker has the size and athleticism Chicago GM Ryan Pace seems to covet when selecting early in the first round.

DaBearsPod: Scott Wright of NFLDraftCountdown.com for Combine Week! [AUDIO] Da Bears Blog - On this week’s episode of DaBearsPod, Scott Wright of NFLDraftCountdown.com on (a) why this is not the ideal draft class for the Bears to rebuild at the receiver and edge rusher positions.

Brooks' NFL combine winners/losers: Saquon Barkley puts on a show - NFL.com - Saquon Barkley was expected to light up the combine, and the Penn State product didn't disappoint. Orlando Brown, on the other hand, made the wrong kind of impression. Bucky Brooks provides Day 1 winners and losers.

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NFL Combine 2018: Chase Litton won’t be an under the radar QB prospect much longer - SBNation.com - NFL scouts speak highly of the Marshall quarterback’s talent, but he’ll have to address a series of incidents from his past.

2018 NFL Scouting Combine: Big Movers On O-Line Already - NFLMocks.com - The 2018 NFL scouting combine is off and running. It seems rather fitting that the offensive linemen are the guys to lead the action.

Williams: Josh Allen: 90-yard throw might be a bit of an exaggeration – ProFootballTalk - Josh Allen doesn't know if he can throw the football quite as far as his personal quarterbacks coach thinks he can. But Ryan Flaherty's declaration that the Wyoming quarterback can throw it 90 yards isn't far off, Allen said. Not that he expects to try.

2018 NFL Combine: Running back and offensive line workout results - Acme Packing Company - Saquon Barkley was the story today from Indianapolis.

Gantt: Baker Mayfield thinks he can turn around the Cleveland Browns – ProFootballTalk - We already knew Baker Mayfield was confident. We may not have known he plans on being a miracle worker. The Oklahoma quarterback wasn't shying away from his reputation at the Scouting Combine, even expressing confidence in his abilities if he's picked first overall.

NFL draft predictions: The worst takes ever, from pundits and fans - SBNation.com - We also asked for your favorites.

Easterling: Where Orlando Brown might be drafted after horrifying combine - The Draft Wire - Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown's draft stock is likely to take a tumble after his awful workout at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski's WCG Radio, Episode 21: 2018 Scouting Combine previews - Windy City Gridiron - This weekend in Indianapolis sets the tone for a bunch of players the Bears' could consider at positions of need. Benjamin Solak helps break it all down.

Zeglinski: Calvin Ridley to meet with the Bears during the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine - Windy City Gridiron - Ridley called the Bears "team on the rise" in advance of a confirmed meeting with Chicago's brass.

Wiltfong & Snyder's NFL Combine: Chicago Bears Pass Rusher Preview - Windy City Gridiron - If the NFL is a quarterback driven league, then finding guys to get after the quarterback should be almost equally as important as finding the franchise QB. The Chicago Bears seem to believe they...

Swears4Bears: The Misdirection Strategy of Mr. Pace - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have released many players in the last week. Sitton, Young, Demps, McPhee, Freeman and Glennon all received notice of their impending releases. The real question is why? No other team...

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