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Biggs: What’s Ryan Pace’s ideal draft scenario? Any field changes at Soldier Field? Q&A with the Bears GM - Chicago Tribune - Bears general manager Ryan Pace discusses how the timing of Kyle Fuller's signing with the Packers played out, the ideal draft scenario and more.
Stankevitz: Zebras, U's and aggressiveness - What Matt Nagy's offense could look like - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy offered a glimpse of what his offense could look like this week from the league meetings in Orlando.
LeGere: Top 5 Chicago Bears takeaways from NFL meetings - Pro Football Weekly - Key talking points from Nagy, Pace as offseason program begins
PFW Chicago Podcast 109: Bears talk from NFL meetings - Pro Football Weekly - Bob LeGere leads off on the latest Bears podcast, explaining why fans might be missing the big picture with Tremaine Edmunds as the eighth overall pick; sharing his expectations for Trey Burton and the rest of Chicago's high-priced TE corps; and talk
Schein: Bears poised to follow in Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella footsteps - NFL.com - Sister Jean and the Ramblers of Loyola-Chicago have taken March Madness to another level. Adam Schein says Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears have the potential to write a Cinderella story of their own in the 2018 season.
Perez: Bears among league’s worst in post-free agency NFL Power Rankings - Bears Wire - USA TODAY's post-free agency NFL Power Rankings weren't kind to the Chicago Bears
Perez: Bears pegged as 2018’s Cinderella team by NFL.com - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are next season's Cinderella team, according to NFL.com
Mayer: Kiper projects Bears will pick Nelson - ChicagoBears.com - In his third mock draft released this week, ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. predicts that the Bears will select Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson with the No. 8 pick.
Hughes: Jahns on Nagy Hiring, Tight End Stuff & Links! - Da Bears Blog - “AJ After Dark” wrote the best piece of Bears journalism since Wiederer’s piece on the Trubisky dinner in North Carolina. There were a dozen pieces of information in article worth noting but here is my favorite:
Smith: NFL needs to show what is and is not a penalty under new helmet rule – ProFootballTalk - Before passing the new catch rule, the NFL provided specific examples of plays (such as the infamous Dez Bryant and Jesse James overturned catches) that would be officiated differently under the new rule. But in passing the new rule on lowering the helmet, the NFL has provided no such examples.
Smith: NFL vows lowering helmet rule will be “a substantial change” to the sport – ProFootballTalk - How big a deal is the new NFL rule outlawing lowering the head to initiate contact with the helmet? A very big deal. Although we're still waiting on specific examples of what is and is not a penalty, suffice to say that the penalty is going to make significant changes to the sport of football.
Florio: NFL continues to fail to secure Wonderlic scores – ProFootballTalk - The NFL is good at plenty of things. The NFL is not good at plenty of other things. The NFL is very bad at keeping Wonderlic scores secret. Every year, someone from one of the NFL teams (or from the league office) leaks Wonderlic scores, to someone.
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Reisman: Detroit Lions sign center Wesley Johnson - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have signed another interior offensive lineman with starting experience.
Western: What unexpected moves should the Packers make? - Acme Packing Company - There have already been a few surprises in this year’s free agency period, but the Packers probably aren’t done. Here are a few more off-the-wall ideas for Brian Gutekunst.
Payton: 4 things to know about new Lions linebacker Christian Jones - Pride Of Detroit - Learning more about Christian Jones from our friend Lester Wiltfong Jr.
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Silverstein: The J-Mack Top 5 - Jason McKie’s favorite veteran acquisitions of the Lovie years - Windy City Gridiron - Bears great Jason McKie talks to WCG historian Jack M Silverstein about his 5 favorite veteran moves of the Lovie years.
Wiltfong: The Chicago Bears have spoken to running back Jarvion Franklin - Windy City Gridiron - Add another prospect to the Chicago Bears watch list. Tinley Park’s very own, Jarvion Franklin.
Wiltfong: This is how the Chicago Bears will line up on offense - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he discusses how the Bears will be lining up on offense, and to get a better idea on Chicago’s personnel groupings, he checked what the Kansas City Chiefs did last year with Matt Nagy as their offensive coordinator.
Infante's 2018 NFL Draft: Under-the-radar prospects the Bears should look at - Windy City Gridiron - These five overlooked prospects would be great additions to the Bears’ roster.
Wiltfong: Bears meeting with BYU’s Jonah Trinnaman - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are set to meet with athletic receiver Jonah Trinnaman of BYU.
Wannstash: Mock Draft - Windy City Gridiron - Many writers and fans love to criticize the frivolity of mock drafts. But I strongly believe that mock drafts serve a purpose. And that purpose, is for me to not have to work at my actual job...
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