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Potash: Bears' investment in Shaheen, Burton, Sims makes TE low priority - Chicago Sun-Times - Part 3 of a 10-part series previewing the NFL Draft and analyzing the Bears’ needs:
Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Answering your Bears questions and more - Chicago Sun-Times - In episode 151 of their podcast, the Chicago Sun-Times' Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio's Adam Hoge take questions from their listeners.
Finley: Bears' deadline to match WR Cam Meredith's offer sheet looms Wednesday - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears are staring down their deadline to re-sign receiver Cam Meredith.
Dewitt: Aaron Leming and Robert Zeglinski Discuss Howard's Rumors, Meredith's Offer and the Draft - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - In this special episode, Da Bears Brothers are joined by Aaron Leming and Robert Zeglinski to discuss Jordan Howard, Cameron Meredith, the draft, and more.
Letizia: 3 ILB's the Chicago Bears Can Draft After the First Round - Da Bears Brothers - If the Chicago Bears pass on Tremaine Edmunds and Roquan Smith in the first round, they'd still have viable options later in the draft.
Perez: Chicago Bears 2018 NFL draft hat ranked among worst in league - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears 2018 NFL Draft hat has been rated one of the worst in the NFL by CBS Sports.
Perez: Tremaine Edmunds headlines Chicago Bears 4-round mock draft - Bears Wire - The Draft Wire sent Tremaine Edmunds to Chicago as part of the Bears' four-round 2018 NFL mock draft
Mayer: Robinson fits 'really well' into Bears offense - ChicagoBears.com - Since the start of the offseason program last Tuesday, new Bears receiver Allen Robinson II has enjoyed learning the offense and working with his new coaches and teammates.
Mayer: Bears produced two of NFL's top trick plays - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears are well-represented in NFL.com's list of the top 10 trick plays of the 2017 season, with Mitchell Trubisky's two-point conversion and Tarik Cohen's TD pass to Zach Miller included.
Mayer: Burton increases fantasy football value - ChicagoBears.com - ESPN senior writer Matthew Berry groups new Bears tight end Trey Burton among eight NFL players who have dramatically increased their fantasy football value this offseason.
Dickerson: Bears must be aggressive to land draft's top pass-rusher Bradley Chubb - ESPN - For the Bears to get serious about landing the best defensive player on the board, Chicago would have to trade up in this month's draft.
Eurich: Bears best draft values of the last 20 years - Da Bears Brothers - The Chicago Bears did a great job of landing mid-round talent in the early 2000s.
Eurich: Allen Robinson is already having fun with the Bears - 247Sports - Allen Robinson is excited about how things are going with the Chicago Bears.
Eurich: The 5 most important Bears draft picks of all-time - 247Sports - Some of the best players to ever suit up in the NFL played for the Chicago Bears.
Wood: Establishing Ryan Pace’s Draft Profile, Day 2 0 - Da Bears Blog - Now that Ryan Pace has been here a while, it’s possible to look at his past drafts to see what lessons can be learned from his approach. This can help us cautiously look ahead to the 2018 draft to see what he might be thinking.
A POWERFUL STORY (NOT FOOTBALL RELATED)
The day that changed a Saskatchewan hockey town forever - The Star - The Humboldt Broncos bus crash took 15 lives, mobilized a massive emergency response and cloaked the small prairie city in a grief so intense it touched every corner of the country and beyond. “In time, the darkness will be less,” said Kevin Garinger, the team president, during a vigil. But not yet. For now, Humboldt is consumed with sorrow and questions. Ken's Note: This has absolutely nothing to do with the Chicago Bears or the NFL, but please read it anyway.
Florio: Color Rush uniforms are going away – ProFootballTalk - Color Rush has cut to black. With FOX inhering the full Thursday Night Football schedule, FOX says that Thursday Night Football no longer will consist of alternative, monochromatic uniforms.
Maurice Jones-Drew mock draft 1.0: Browns land Lamar Jackson - NFL.com - Maurice Jones-Drew unveils his first mock of the 2018 NFL Draft, and there are surprises from top to bottom, including three trades in the first round.
Smith: Colts paid the price for letting Andrew Luck play hurt – ProFootballTalk - As Robert Griffin III limped through a playoff loss at the end of his rookie year, social media lit up with people asking why Washington was leaving him in the game.
KNOW THY ENEMY
Bukowski: Drafting a receiver will reveal how the Packers feel about their offense & roster - Acme Packing Company - It’s not just when, but who and "what" when it comes to the receivers in this draft class and what their selection reveals about the team.
Western: Packers will get home opener in 2018 for 100th season; ranking the top possible matchups - Acme Packing Company - Which of the eight possible opponents would be the best to ring in this milestone year?
Payton: 4 things to know on the Lions new quarterback Matt Cassell - Pride Of Detroit - Learning about the new backup from our Titans friends
Lions NFL Draft strategy: Detroit going best player available in the draft? - Pride Of Detroit - Bob Quinn made it sound like he’s not locked into one player or position for the first round.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Chicago Bears 2018 Draft Roundtable: Edge Defenders - Windy City Gridiron - A roundtable discussion on pass rushing gems the Bears could dig up in the draft moves to sleepers and other boosts.
Zeglinski: Courtland Sutton to meet with Chicago Bears over weekend - Windy City Gridiron - An explosive and powerful receiving option will soon be evaluated more privately by Chicago.
Wiltfong: The Chicago Bears select Tremaine Edmunds in the SB Nation writer’s mock draft - Windy City Gridiron - And with the eighth pick in the 2018 SB Nation Writer’s Mock Draft, Windy City Gridiron selects for the Chicago Bears...
54OakLightning: Why NOT to pick ANYONE - Windy City Gridiron - Hello boys and girls, As we all know the 2018 NFL draft is right around the corner and everyone already has their "mancrush" pick, their "pencil throwing" pick and alot of "meh".
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