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Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers
Martellus Bennett #80 of the Green Bay Packers attempts to catch a pass while being guarded by Deon Bush #26 of the Chicago Bears in the first quarter at Lambeau Field on September 28, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY

Finley: Bears' Mitch Trubisky on Matt Nagy's offense, Kevin White and roomie Jared Goff - Chicago Sun-Times - Saying Matt Nagy's offense will "fit perfect" for the Bears' personnel, quarterback Mitch Trubisky sounded excited about his new coach.

Jahns: Defensive thinking - Bears have several options beyond offense for No. 8 pick - Chicago Sun-Times - Here’s a look at the defensive players who could intrigue the Bears with the eighth overall selection and beyond.

Kane: Kevin White 'busting his tail' for another shot, Mitch Trubisky says - Chicago Tribune - After three years of injuries, Bears wide receiver Kevin White is working this offseason to prove he can still contribute.

Haugh: Kyle Fuller move paints a promising offseason picture for Bears - Chicago Tribune - By applying the transition tag on cornerback Kyle Fuller, the Bears put themselves in position to spend wisely in free agency. A playmaking wide receiver such as Allen Robinson would give them a young core player they need.

Rosenbloom: What Mitch Trubisky said and what he really meant about the Bears' new world - Chicago Tribune - For the first time since Matt Nagy was hired as coach, Mitch Trubisky was heard. sounded good. Loose. Excited. And who wouldn't be? Trubisky shed the offensively challenged mind of John Fox for someone about half the former coach's age and more than twice the offensive hope.

Biggs Bears Q&A: What now with Kyle Fuller tagged? Chances of signing Allen Robinson? What about Tremaine Edmunds? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. Plenty of questions about Kyle Fuller, Allen Robinson, Tremaine Edmunds and much more.

Campbell: Strong draft class at cornerback, eases Bears need at the position a bit - Chicago Tribune - A draft class that presents quality options at cornerback, starting with Ohio State's Denzel Ward and Iowa's Josh Jackson, gives the Bears a good shot at upgrading the position.

Letizia: 2018 NFL Combine Winners and Losers - Defense - Da Bears Brothers - What defensive players helped themselves, and hurt themselves, the most at the 2018 NFL Combine?

JJ analyzes his post-Combine NFL mock draft - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ analyzes his post-Combine NFL mock draft

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Could Bears turn some heads next season? - NBC Sports Chicago - On the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel talks about Mitch Trubisky's offseason training regimen, if the Bears could turn some heads next season, and more.

Free agent focus: Which cornerbacks could Bears potentially team with Kyle Fuller? - NBC Sports Chicago - After using the transition tag on Kyle Fuller, the Bears seem likely to bring him back. But which free-agent options could be possibilities to play on the other side the field?

Post-NFL Combine mock draft: Will Quenton Nelson be available at No. 8, or does that even matter? - NBC Sports Chicago - With the NFL Combine wrapped up, John "Moon" Mullin and JJ Stankevitz each are predicting the Bears to pick a different player than they had before heading to Indianapolis.

Mullin: Why the Bears are willing to take the risk on Kyle Fuller - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are willing to bring Kyle Fuller back for at least one more season as they try to ascertain how much he's worth in the long run.

LeGere: QB Trubisky already at work preparing to lead Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - Bears second-year quarterback ready to take the reins

Cox: "NFL execs say" Bears should trade for Dez Bryant | Bears Wire - ESPN polled NFL executives who said the Chicago Bears should try and trade for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.

Mayer: Who analysts predict Bears will draft - ChicagoBears.com - With the NFL Draft just over seven weeks away, we take a look at the prospects that NFL analysts are predicting the Bears will select with the No. 8 pick. Ken's Note: The older ones pick Calvin Ridley a lot, the post combine ones don't.

Mayer: Trubisky talks new coach, offseason training - ChicagoBears.com - Honing his skills on the field and getting stronger in the weight room in California, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is eager to begin working with new coach Matt Nagy.

Dannehy: Guessing The Bears 2018 Big Board - Da Bears Blog - Under Ryan Pace, the Bears have primarily targeted great athletes at positions of need in the first round. After the Combine, there’s no reason to expect that to be different this year. Here is how I suspect the team’s Big Board may look, as of today, with the assumption that top players like Bradley Chubb, Saquon Barkley and Minkah Fitzpatrick will already be off the board.

Dickerson: Drafting Ohio State CB Denzel Ward would solidify Bears' secondary - Chicago Bears- ESPN - The cornerback spot remains unsettled for the Bears, but ESPN draft analyst sees a steadying force in Ohio State's Denzel Ward at the No. 8 pick.

Williams: Washington honoring 1987 replacement players with Super Bowl rings – ProFootballTalk - Washington won the Super Bowl to end the 1987 season. But the replacement players from that team -- who led Washington to a 3-0 record during the strike -- have previously had their role recognized only in stories, a movie and a documentary. They had nothing else to show for their contributions.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Seahawks to explore trade options for Richard Sherman – ProFootballTalk - After meeting with cornerback Richard Sherman, the Seahawks are expected to explore trade options, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Rapoport adds the Seahawks could release Sherman or potentially keep him at "likely a different salary.

Rosenthal: NFL trade tsunami? This offseason could be defined by deals - NFL.com - This NFL offseason is long on salary-cap space and short on quality free agents. Consequently, Gregg Rosenthal says we might be in for a trade bonanza. Which high-profile players could be on the block?

Report: Michael Bennett traded to Eagles - Field Gulls - Micheal Bennett is leaving one Super Bowl team for another, it seems. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports that Bennett has been traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Philadelphia Eagles.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Gates: Kirk Cousins’ decision could be swayed by tax law - Daily Norseman - Well, maybe not, but it’s at least a consideration

Reisman: PODcast discusses Eric Ebron trade rumors, Mathbombs the NFL Combine - Pride Of Detroit - A jam-packed PODcast with 2 guests!

Florio: Three years, $91 million fully guaranteed for Kirk Cousins is a stretch – ProFootballTalk - With free agency a week away, it's important to separate the wheat from the crap. And there's one specific report that seems more like crap than wheat. Via KFAN, former Washington tight end Chris Cooley (who now has a radio show in D.C.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: 2018 NFL mock draft - Predicting all seven rounds for the Chicago Bears after the Combine - Windy City Gridiron - With the 2018 NFL Combine wrapped up, let’s take a shot at what the NFL Draft might look like for the Bears.

Zeglinski's Bears free agency preview 2018: Cornerbacks - Windy City Gridiron - Barring unforeseen circumstances, Kyle Fuller should return as the Bears’ No. 1 cornerback. But who will play opposite him? Cornering the corner market.

Wiltfong's Mocking the Mocks: The Chicago Bears get Denzel Ward in Todd McShay’s latest - Windy City Gridiron - Now that the NFL Combine is over we’re sure to get a bunch of new mock drafts to digest. Our very own Jacob Infante dropped a Chicago Bears’ seven rounder earlier this morning, and we wanted to...

WCG Contributor Round Table: Best Offseason Imaginable - Windy City Gridiron - It’s time for the writers at WCG to describe their own "best possible" offseason for the Beloved.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

2 Minute Drill - Website - iTunes - Andrew Link; Steven’s StreamingTwitch – Steven Schweickert; T-Formation Conversation - Website - iTunes - Lester Wiltfong, Jr.; WCG Radio - Website - Robert Zeglinski

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