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NFL draft position preview: Tight ends - Chicago Tribune - South Carolina's Hayden Hurst is the headliner of this year's tight end draft class. But who else might be worth a look for Bears general manager Ryan Pace? And just how big is the team's need at the position?

LeGere's NFL draft preview: Will Chicago Bears find a fit at linebacker in the first round? - Daily Herald - Taking a look at what the Chicago Bears might considering concerning linebackers in the upcoming NFL draft.

Letizia: Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock Draft (With Multiple Trades) - Da Bears Brothers - What would happen if the Chicago Bears trade out of the top-10? Let's find out with this new mock draft from Steve Letizia.

Mayer: Bears officially sign WR Bennie Fowler - ChicagoBears.com - The Chicago Bears have signed veteran free agent wide receiver Bennie Fowler to a one-year contract.

Mayer: Who analysts think Bears will draft - ChicagoBears.com - With the NFL Draft only a little over two weeks away, we take a look at who 15 analysts think the Bears will select with the No. 8 pick in the first round.

Hughes: Finley on the defensive line, Nagy Inspires the Cubs, Bennie Fowler, Links! - Da Bears Blog - I have it on good authority that both Ryan Pace and Vic Fangio believe Jon Bullard can be a top player in the league. Not just good. Top. Has he shown that potential? No. At least not in the game tape. But they believe they’ve seen flashes.

Chicago Bears Salary Cap Situation Before The Draft - Over the Cap - Chicago Bears salary cap, contracts, bonus money, dead money, and cap savings for every player

Eurich: Making the case for the Bears to re-sign Dontrelle Inman - 247Sports - Dontrelle Inman caught 23 passes for 334 yards with one touchdown for the Chicago Bears in 2017.

Baffoe: For The Sake Of Mitch, Bears Need Another Wide Receiver - 670 The Score - The Bears' focus must be doing what's best for Mitchell Trubisky.

Emma: New Coach Matt Nagy, Bears Set To Continue Work With Minicamp - 670 The Score - The Bears will hold minicamp for three days, starting Tuesday.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL, NFLPA prohibit use of 10 helmet models after study - NFL.com - The NFL and NFL Players Association will prohibit 10 helmet models from being worn by players this season based on the results of an annual laboratory study used to assess performance.

Florio: Broncos to release running back C.J. Anderson – ProFootballTalk - Running back C.J. Anderson had planned to use trade talk as motivation. He'll now have even more motivation. Per a league source, the Broncos will be releasing Anderson.

Florio: Is Tom Brady leading a revolt against Bill Belichick? – ProFootballTalk - On the 18th anniversary of Bill Belichick's decision to make Tom Brady a Patriot, is Brady - actively trying to unmake the Patriots? The notion that #Tommy is fomenting Foxborough friction would have been inconceivable a year ago.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Patra: Packers' offseason program delayed by blizzard - NFL.com - Twenty-five NFL teams with returning head coaches were set to begin Phase One of the offseason program today, which officially begins a nine-week, mostly voluntary, workout period.

Ludford: Guys the Vikings Are More/Most Likely to Draft - Daily Norseman - When the Vikings held their ‘Top 30’ event in Eagan earlier this month, it included some prospects the Vikings had not met with previously - including some that could potentially be the Vikings’...

Thompson: Minnesota Vikings Sign Eric Kendricks to Five Year, $50 million Extension - Daily Norseman - The deal includes $25 million of guaranteed money.

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Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Mock Draft roundup - Windy City Gridiron - Let’s take a look around the interwebs to see how all the experts have the Chicago Bears drafting

Chicago Bears 2018 Draft Roundtable: Offensive Line and Quenton Nelson - Windy City Gridiron - Where can the Bears find interior offensive line talent in the 2018 NFL Draft? Should they consider a tackle? A roundtable discussion.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears Draft preview 2018: Defensive edge - Windy City Gridiron - Part one of a three-part draft series pinpoints the Bears’ biggest need: their edge pass rushers. There’s negligible talent opposite and behind Leonard Floyd. It’s time to get him help.

Zeglinski: University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Jalen Tolliver visits Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago met with the Division II stud, showing once again they’ll leave no obscure stone unturned in the draft process.

Wiltfong: 2018 NFL Draft: Bears Poll Of The Day - Should Chicago draft Quenton Nelson? - Windy City Gridiron - Vote in our Chicago Bears poll of the day and make sure you elaborate on your answer in our comment section.

Zeglinski: LSU’s Arden Key visits the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Key has fallen some after originally being lauded in this draft. The Bears are doing their homework regardless.

Zeglinski: A Whitehair adjustment? Iowa’s James Daniels to visit Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - The sturdy center has been mentioned as an interior offensive line option for Chicago aplenty.

AChiTownFan: How Ryan Pace Won the NFL Draft - Windy City Gridiron - We are fast forwarding two weeks into the future and looking back on how the 2018 NFL draft has unfolded. Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace reviews his bounty, knowing that once again he had his plan...

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