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Jahns: A look at Bears coach Matt Nagy's aggressive offensive approach - Chicago Sun-Times - “Overall, we’re going to be much more aggressive than we are conservative,” Nagy said.
Jahns: Bears GM Ryan Pace not surprised by outside interest in Cam Meredith - Chicago Sun-Times - In 2016, Meredith, a 2015 undrafted free-agent signing from Illinois State and St. Joseph high school, caught 66 passes for 888 yards and four TDs.
Jahns: CB Marcus Cooper gets a 'clean slate' from the Bears for 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times - - Bears notebook: Marcus Cooper, Sherrick McManis and Patrick Scales are back for the Bears.
Campbell: 10 things we learned about the Bears offense from Matt Nagy's media breakfast - Chicago Tribune - Matt Nagy’s media breakfast Tuesday at the NFL annual meetings was an hour-long opportunity to learn more about the offense he and his staff are designing.
Campbell: Ryan Pace updates Bears' free agency, possibly trading down in the draft and Cameron Meredith's status - Chicago Tribune - General manager Ryan Pace updated the Bears' free-agency status and talked about the upcoming draft at the owners' meetings.
Kane: ‘A lot of internal excitement’ about Kyle Fuller, Bears GM Ryan Pace says - Chicago Tribune - When Ryan Pace and his staff examined the Packers’ four-year, $56 million offer for Kyle Fuller, they deemed it “a very fair contract.”
Campbell: Bears bringing back orange jerseys for 2018 season - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are going back to orange for their alternate look. The team’s third jersey in 2018 will be orange, chairman George McCaskey said at the NFL owners’ meetings.
DeWitt: Nagy-Trubisky - 3 Pillars of a Successful Relationship - Da Bears Brothers - Everybody in Chicago hopes that Nagy-Trubisky will become the next great coach and quarterback combination. Here's a roadmap for that to become reality.
Stankevitz: Matt Nagy wants to give Kevin White the best opportunity to write his redemption story - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy passionately outlined his plan for Kevin White at the NFL's annual meetings in Orlando this week.
Stankevitz: Following the money, the Bears had to bet big on Mitch Trubisky this offseason - NBC Sports Chicago - By virtue of paying Mitch Trubisky a comparitively diminutive salary, the Bears had to go out and splurge to add weapons around him in free agency.
Hub Arkush: Handcuffed by NFL rules, Matt Nagy ready to begin working with players - Pro Football Weekly - New Bears coach counting the days until CBA permits him to work with players next week
Hub Arkush: How much have Chicago Bears already improved this offseason? - Pro Football Weekly - Bears earning rave reviews from NFL execs in Orlando
Hub Arkush: Free agency and the draft are exciting for the Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - But Bears GM Pace stresses that he likes his own guys too
Kyle Long admits to once being a Packers fan - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long admitted to being a Packers fan on Twitter
ESPN fantasy football expert predicts receiving yards for new Bears weapons - Bears Wire - ESPN's Mike Clay projected the receiving yards for every player in the NFL, and he thinks Mitchell Trubisky could break 4,000 passing yards.
Perez: Ryan Pace says Bears monitoring Cameron Meredith situation closely - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace met with the media Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings and gave an update on Cameron Meredith
Perez: Bears excited about Aaron Lynch’s pass-rushing upside - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace is excited about the upside Aaron Lynch brings to the defense's pass rush
Mayer: Bears top list of most improved teams - ChicagoBears.com - According to NFL.com writer Marc Sessler, the Bears have improved more during the offseason than any other NFL team.
Mayer: Nagy 'really happy' with free-agent additions - ChicagoBears.com - First-year coach Matt Nagy discussed the Bears’ free-agent additions for the first time Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings, telling reporters "we're really happy with who we ended up with."
Roster Moves: Bears bring back McManis, two others - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Tuesday re-signed special teams standout Sherrick McManis to a two-year contract and also agreed to terms with cornerback Marcus Cooper and long-snapper Patrick Scales.
Mayer: NFL owners adopt new catch rule - ChicagoBears.com - NFL owners voted to adopt four new rules at their annual league meetings Tuesday in Orlando, most notably one that "changes [the] standard for a catch."
Wood: Positional Draft Trends Should Help Shape Bears Approach - Da Bears Blog - The Bears have picks near the top of days one, two and three of the draft this year. (The picks themselves are in rounds one, two and four.) With several positions of need, the team needs to weigh the value of a position and the depth of players at that position on their board.
London's mayor wants an NFL team and the Super Bowl - Chicago Tribune - The NFL's experiment with regular season games played in England will continue in 2018, with three October contests. Sadiq Khan, London's mayor, doesn't seem satisfied with that.
Gates: NFL clarifies catch rule - Daily Norseman - Now we might know what a catch is. Maybe.
Gates: Vikings spur waiver rule change at NFL League Meeting - Daily Norseman - They were affected by the rule a couple of months ago
2018 NFL rule changes: League considering targeting rule, makes changes to helmet-leading contact - Pride Of Detroit - The NFL is making big strides in trying to cut down contact to the head in football.
Western: NFL approves ‘targeting’ rule for lowerinig helmet but isn’t sure how to enforce it yet - Acme Packing Company - The league is putting the cart before the horse a bit in adopting this change.
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Bukowski: Packers’ failure to maximize Damarious Randall part of ugly trend in Green Bay - Acme Packing Company - Mike McCarthy admitted Tuesday that Randall wasn’t used properly, another in a troubling trend for Green Bay’s secondary players.
Report: Bridgewater’s Knee Recovery Was A Concern For The Vikings - Daily Norseman - Mike Zimmer discussed Bridgewater’s knee at the Owner’s Meeting
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Infante: Looking at where the Bears stand in the NFC after free agency - Windy City Gridiron - Where do the Bears stand in the loaded NFC after their aggressive offseason?
Householder: Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy - Kevin White will get every opportunity - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears coach talked with the media at the annual coaches breakfast
Wiltfong: Chicago Bears re-sign long snapper Patrick Scales - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears bring back their 2016 long snapper.
Zeglinski Bears Mock Draft 2018 1.0 - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears bolster their budding special defense as well as front line needs to jumpstart a competitive 2018 season.
Infante: Bears to wear orange jerseys in 2018 - Windy City Gridiron - As the Bears undergo a makeover in their offense, they will also be undergoing a makeover in their uniforms.
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