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Back at it for another week as we celebrate Monday with a random Monday Night Football picture of Desmond Clark doing that thing he did so well...

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Chicago Bears vs St. Louis Rams - December 11, 2006
Bears tight end Desmond Clark in action during the ESPN Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams in St. Louis, Missouri on December 11, 2006. The Bears won 42 - 27.
Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

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

BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY

Jahns: 'To Hell and Back' Why Bears feel confident after landing 'our guy' Matt Nagy - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ brass touched down in Orlando for the NFL’s annual meeting this week an emboldened, confident group.

Stankevitz: For Bears, ‘best available’ vs. ‘need’ presents interesting questions in NFL Draft - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears need more pass rushers, but will that lead them to take one with the eighth overall pick in next month?

Biggs: As rivals spend big on QBs, Bears have a relative bargain - but Mitch Trubisky must deliver - Chicago Tribune - If the Packers complete a contract extension for Aaron Rodgers this offseason, he will become the third NFC North quarterback to be the highest-paid player in the league over a 12-month span. Comparatively, the Bears have a bargain with Mitch Trubisky.

Wiedman: The Quarterback Matrix - Who will be The One - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Wanda takes a look at the Quarterback Carousel, which includes two new Chicago Bears backups.

Kaye: The Evolution of Allen Robinson, Part 6 - The exit - In Part 6 of "The Evolution of Allen Robinson," the former Jaguars wide receiver discusses his decision to sign with the Chicago Bears in free agency.

Perez: Bears’ receivers listed among NFL’s most upgraded position groups after free agency - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' receivers were listed among the NFL's most upgraded positions groups in free agency by Pro Football Focus

NFL Mock Draft: Bears select instant starter at LB in 1st round - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are expected to turn their attention to defense in this latest NFL Mock Draft

Melo: Meet Jake Wieneke, the TD machine every NFL QB should want - The Draft Wire - Check out Draft Wire's exclusive interview with South Dakota State wide receiver Jake Wieneke

NFL Draft: Bears assured 1 of these prospects from latest Mel Kiper Big Board - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are assured one of these 2018 NFL Draft prospects, according to Mel Kiper's Big Board

Brandt: Nine biggest free-agent departures of 2018 - NFL.com - Free agency is a time of opportunity -- but it can also leave teams trying to fill holes left by players who have moved on to greener pastures.

Mayer: Brandt lauds Bears for signing Parkey - ChicagoBears.com - NFL media senior analyst Gil Brandt ranks new Bears kicker Cody Parkey fourth on a list of departed free agents that will be missed most by their previous teams.

DaBearsPod – The Des Moines Free Agency Special! [AUDIO] - Da Bears Blog - On this abbreviated episode of DaBearsPod, Jeff talks free agency and expectations with Miller & Condon on 1700 AM in Des Moines.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Williams: Bill Belichick talked Josh McDaniels into staying – ProFootballTalk - Bill Belichick did not have a detailed discussion with Josh McDaniels about his future until after the Super Bowl, the Patriots head coach said Sunday.

Gantt: Giants owner - “I’m tired of answering questions about Odell’s behavior” – ProFootballTalk - The latest Odell Beckham Jr. distraction might not be a deal-breaker for the Giants, but it's clearly not what they'd prefer from their star wideout who happens to want a new contract.

Smith: Jets owner says they’ve pulled their offer to Ndamukong Suh – ProFootballTalk - Free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has lost what was reportedly his most lucrative contract offer. Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said today that after he and General Manager Mike Maccagnan talked it over and decided to rescind the offer they had made to Suh.

KNOW THY ENEMY

2018 Packers free agency: Green Bay to meet with CB Delvin Breaux - Acme Packing Company - The Packers plan to talk to one of the top remaining cornerbacks on the free-agent market.

Gates: NFL looking into fan behavior at NFC Championship Game - Daily Norseman - My shocked face, let me see if I can find it

2017 Detroit Lions roster review: Anthony Zettel exceeded expectations, but is he due for a slump? - Pride Of Detroit - Can Anthony Zettel build on a season in which he overachieved?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears expected to re-sign Marcus Cooper - Windy City Gridiron - SiriusXM’s Adam Caplan is reporting that the Bears are planning to re-sign Marcus Cooper to a one-year deal worth up to $2.5 million.

2018 NFL Draft as Voted by SB Nation: 8th Overall Pick - Windy City Gridiron - As we approach the upcoming NFL Draft, we've seen countless mock drafts with updated versions whipping around like men with their hair on fire. Many of these mock drafts are based on writer...

Wiltfong: The Bears will meet with receiver prospect Equanimeous St. Brown - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears could be in the market for a wide receiver in the 2018 NFL Draft, and they are reported to have a private work out scheduled with Equanimeous St. Brown.

TJGOBIG: The Film Room w/ Brett Kollmann Recap (Must Watch Bears Draft Material) - Windy City Gridiron - Brett Kollmann is a great follow on youtube. He's does really good film review work all year around and especially before the draft. Some of us here at WCG already know about his material, most...

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