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Jim Hart
Jim Hart of the St. Louis Cardinals was never the world’s most mobile QB, he’s got no chance at all of escaping Chicago’s stellar defensive tackle Jim Osborne.

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Kane: Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller happy to return after 'little shaky road' - Chicago Tribune - Kyle Fuller said he didn’t spend too much time pondering Friday what it would be like to trade in his Bears uniform for Packers gear.

Wiedman: Possible Gems in Future-Reserve Den - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Wanda Wiedman gives you the latest news and evaluations on the Chicago Bears and NFL Free Agency.

Rosenthal: Why would ESPN hire cranky former Bears coach John Fox? - Chicago Tribune - John Fox is joining ESPN as an analyst, but we won’t know this for sure until Fox denies it. If we learned nothing else during Fox’s three last-place seasons as coach of the Bears, it is that much of what he says in public is suspect.

Potash: 'Crazy experience' - Kyle Fuller happy to be back after Bears match Packers offer - Chicago Sun-Times - Fuller’s $14 million average annual salary is fifth in the NFL among cornerbacks, according to spotrac.com.

Morrissey: Ask and you will receive: NFL about to eliminate its very dumb catch rule - Sun Times - The Calvin Johnson play at Soldier Field started the outrage over the NFL’s overly technical, stick-in-the-mud rules about what constitutes a catch.

Mayer: Commissioner talks Bears at Business Summit - ChicagoBears.com - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell discussed a wide range of topics Wednesday during an appearance at the 12th annual Chicago Bears Business Summit at Halas Hall.

Mayer: Pace 'feels very strongly' about free agent class - ChicagoBears.com - GM Ryan Pace told attendees at the Bears' annual Business Summit Wednesday that he "feels very strongly" about the seven free agents the team has signed.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Why did the Bears match the Kyle Fuller offer right away? Why is Jerrell Freeman still on the roster? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly, including several inquiries about free agency, Kyle Fuller, the offensive line, the draft and much more.

Podcast: Chicago Bears Free Agency Impact (and a Draft Discussion) with Chris Emma - Da Bears Brothers - Listen as Da Bears Brothers and Chris Emma discuss the Bears' free agency impact and preview what Chicago may do in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Talarico: Allen Robinson - The playmaker to take Chicago to the next level - Da Bears Brothers - Robinson is a true top receiver in the NFL and he will excel in Chicago under Matt Nagy.

Tidwell: Only the Beginning - A New Dawn Has Risen Over Chicago - Da Bears Brothers - With a strong offseason, Ryan Pace has proven that the Chicago Bears are here and very ready to compete now.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who should the Bears sign, Allen Hurns or Cam Meredith? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears have a choice of bringing back Cameron Meredith or bringing in Allen Hurns.

Bob LeGere's "Team for the Ages" - Running Backs - Pro Football Weekly - Here are the running backs Bob LeGere selected for his "Team for the Ages."

Perez: 9 prospects for Bears in 1st-round after free-agent signings - Bears Wire - A look at nine players who are viable options for the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft

Cox: Bears holding pre-draft meeting with NC State pass rusher Bradley Chubb - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are meeting with Bradley Chubb from NC State for a pre-draft visit Wednesday, according to Sporting News.

They Said It: Free Agency - ChicagoBears.com - See what writers around the country are saying about the players signed by the Bears early in the free agency period.

Dannehy: Three Reasons The Bears Shouldn’t Draft Quenton Nelson - Da Bears Blog - Quenton Nelson is widely considered to be the best guard to enter the league in several years and the Bears have a big hole at that position. But here are three reasons they shouldn’t draft the Notre Dame guard with the eighth pick.

Williams: Bradley Chubb having predraft visit with Bears – ProFootballTalk - The Bears are meeting with North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb tonight as part of his predraft visit, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. Chicago kept its interest in Mitchell Trubisky quiet last year and ended up moving up to draft the North Carolina quarterback.

Florio: Proposed catch rule uses objective and subjective language for critical element – ProFootballTalk - For the critical third element of the revised catch rule, the NFL's Competition Committee could have chosen an objective standard or a subjective standard. The Competition Committee has chosen both. That's the most important takeaway from the Wednesday tweet by NFL senior V.P.

Emma: Bears Forced To Face Another Decision At Receiver - 670 The Score - Restricted free agent Cam Meredith is being pursued by at least two teams.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Best fits for notable free agents: Ndamukong Suh to Rams? - NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal finds homes for some notable free agents still on the market. Should Ndamukong Suh suit up with the Rams? How about Terrelle Pryor returning to the Browns? Or Martellus Bennett re-upping with the Patriots?

KNOW THY ENEMY

Packers Free Agency 2018: LB Joe Thomas will visit Cowboys, per report - Acme Packing Company - Another former Packer may be on the move.

Gates: After free agency, Vikings among NFL’s most improved teams - Daily Norseman - Makes sense to me

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 7th in NFL Power Rankings - Windy City Gridiron - OK, so these aren’t your standard NFL Power Rankings, but it’s still nice to see the Chicago Bears thought of in a positive light.

Zeglinski & Wiltfong: The Bears have new expectations following a wild free agency period - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears were finally aggressive on the open market. On this edition of WCG Radio, the ramifications of a successful free agency loom large over Chicago.

Infante: Previewing the Bears’ roster after key free agent signings - Windy City Gridiron - How does Chicago’s depth chart look after the first wave of free agent signings?

Duerrwaechter: It’s a catch! NFL owners to vote on competition committee’s recommendations - Windy City Gridiron - Common sense may soon take shape in the NFL, especially when judging game-changing plays.

Moarbears: Lorenzo Carter - mancrush - Windy City Gridiron - With his sizzling Combine, I am worried he won't make it to the 2nd round.

IOftenPanic's 2018 NFL Draft: A Different Mock Draft - Windy City Gridiron - As I finish up my grades for this year's draft class, I thought I'd try a new premise for this mock draft. For this mock I am going to select which prospect I think each team SHOULD select. This is...

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