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The Bear’s Den, April 19, 2018

It’s day three of voluntary veteran’s Mini Camp as the Bears focus on being detail oriented and “obsessed”

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Campbell: Matt Nagy relishing ups and downs of Mitch Trubisky's introduction to Bears offense - Chicago Tribune - After Mitch Trubisky threw two interceptions during Bears minicamp Wednesday, coach Matt Nagy explained his appreciation for Trubisky's learning process.

Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Talking Bears live at Durty Nellies in Palatine - Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Sun-Times' Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio's Adam Hoge talk Bears with special guests Jarrett Payton and Patrick Mannelly.

Jahns: From RB to WR, Tarik Cohen will be an 'advantage' in Matt Nagy's Bears offense - Chicago Sun-Times -’s recently released highlight reel of running back Tarik Cohen’s rookie season featured 10 plays that speak to his do-everything

Potash: Devin Hester, Matt Forte to retire as Bears on Monday - Chicago Sun-Times - Hester is the most prolific kick returner in NFL history, with 20 kick returns for touchdowns ... Forte led the Bears in rushing from 2008-15.

Finley: Bears using 'fresh start' to build up WR Kevin White's confidence - Chicago Sun-Times - Kevin White is working for his fourth Bears receiver coach in as many years. But having a new head coach — and a new offense — helps him hit reset.

Kenney: John Fox - 'Life's too short' to be mad at Bears, ready for 'new chapter' at ESPN - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears fired Fox on Jan. 1 after three disappointing seasons. Fox insisted that he has no ill feelings toward the Bears.

Jahns: Devin Hester, Matt Forte to retire as Bears with one-day contracts - Chicago Sun-Times - They will sign one-day contracts with the Bears on Monday.

Campbell's NFL draft position preview: Defensive ends - Chicago Tribune - NFL draft preview of the defensive ends class and options for the Bears.

Copeland: 'A clean, motivational start' Pernell McPhee ready to move forward with the Redskins - Chicago Tribune - New Redskins linebacker Pernell McPhee eager for fresh start after being released by the Chicago Bears following two injury-plagued seasons.

Kane: Devin Hester and Matt Forte to sign 1-day contracts to retire as Bears - Chicago Tribune - Former Bears return man Devin Hester and running back Matt Forte will sign one-day contracts Monday at Halas Hall so they can retire as members of the Bears.

Rosenbloom: Say it, Matt Nagy - You expect the Bears to make the playoffs - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy has nothing to lose by saying it. He has the job. His contract is long. The GM has his back. So, say it with me, Matt: Playoffs.

Kane: Speculation begins anew as Kevin White returns to Bears practice - Chicago Tribune - Kevin White, the No. 7 pick in the 2015 draft, was back on the practice field this week during Bears veteran minicamp to begin his third comeback attempt from a major injury.

Wiederer: Tarik Cohen under the microscope as new Bears offense takes shape - Chicago Tribune - As new Bears coach Matt Nagy pieces together his offense, he has an interesting chess piece to utilize in running back Tarik Cohen. Cohen's continued evolution as both a receiver and a ball carrier has the potential to give the Bears' offense added pop.

Moreano meets Hoge and Jahns at Durty Nellies - Da Bears Brothers - Nicholas Moreano recaps his experience of the first ever live Hoge and Jahns podcast at Durty Nellies in Palatine.

Murray: Devin Hester, Matt Forte will retire as Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Devin Hester and Matt Forte will sign one-day contracts to retire as Chicago Bears.

Stankevitz: Why Tarik Cohen is so excited to be a part of Matt Nagy's offense - NBC Sports Chicago - Tarik Cohen feels like he hasn't accomplished anything yet, but that could change in Matt Nagy's dynamic offense in 2018.

Mullin: Three 'LB or OL?' decision points for Bears' pick at No. 8 overall - NBC Sports Chicago - John "Moon" Mullin superimposes on three elite prospects, all of whom are big-picture drivers behind a pick at the Bears’ level (No. 8).

Forte, Hester To Sign 1-Day Contracts, Retire As Bears - CBS Chicago - The team says they will make it official at a ceremony on Monday.

[Video] Matt Nagy likes what he sees after 2 days of voluntary mini camp - Pro Football Weekly - After two days of voluntary mini camp, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy is optimistic about the team in 2018. Nagy spoke on the progress of Trubisky, along with utilizing Tarik Cohen and having Kevin White healthy. PFW Bears beat writer Bob LeGere

LeGere: Chicago Bears notes: Cohen ready to improve on do-it-all role - Pro Football Weekly - Plus, former greats Hester, Forte will formally retire as Bears

Cox: Bears hosted Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley on pre-draft visit - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears brought in Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley for a pre-draft visit on Tuesday.

Cox: Jordan Howard’s issue with dropped passes is overblown - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard has limitations in the passing game, but his dropped passes are largely overblown.

Perez: Matt Nagy hints Bears will select a WR in 2018 NFL Draft - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are in the market for a wide receiver in the 2018 NFL Draft

Mayer: Is Kevin White practicing this week? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether receiver Kevin White is participating in minicamp, running back Jordan Howard's status and when the Bears report to training camp.

Mayer: Forte, Hester to retire as Bears Monday - - Former stars Matt Forte and Devin Hester will sign one-day contracts with the Bears Monday at Halas Hall and officially retire as members of the organization.

Mayer: Nagy driven by attention to detail - - Bringing three-by-five notecards with him to every team meeting he conducts helps Bears coach Matt Nagy focus on the details he feels are necessary to win in the NFL.

Dickerson: Bears' Tarik Cohen ready to become household name in second season - ESPN - After scoring TDs via rushing, receiving, passing and punt return in 2017, Tarik Cohen has bigger goals in 2018.

Dickerson: Matt Forte, Devin Hester to sign one-day contracts and then retire as Chicago Bears - ESPN - Former Chicago Bears greats Matt Forte and Devin Hester will retire as members of the organization.

Report: NFL moving kickoff times for night games slightly earlier – ProFootballTalk - West Coast fans probably won't like it, but most of those on the East Coast probably will. The NFL will kickoff its night games slightly earlier this season, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. Sunday Night Football will kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET rather than 8:30 p.m.

PFF's 2018 live seven-round, all-analyst mock draft - Pro Football Focus - The PFF analysis team makes their selections as if they were the general manager of every NFL franchise as we approach the 2018 NFL Draft.

Wiedman: Bears Must Go Defense Bears Must Go Defense No Matter WhatNo Matter What - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Wanda Wiedman explains how the Chicago Bears picking a defensive player is a must.

Eurich: Grading the 2015 Bears NFL Draft Class - 247Sports - The first draft class of Ryan Pace is not the best of his Chicago Bears tenure.

Eurich: Zach Miller isn't ruling out retirement just yet - 247Sports - Zach Miller suffered a devastating knee injury in late October 2017.

Hawley: Matt Forte and Devin Hester will officially retire with the Bears, signing one-day contract on Monday - WGN-TV - They were two of the greatest players for the franchise the past 20 years, so it was expected that their careers would have an official end in Chicago. Now the Bears have a date for that to happen for running back Matt Forte and kick returner Devin Hester.

Gabriel: Assessing Bears' Needs After Free Agency, Ahead Of NFL Draft - 670 The Score - Adding an offensive lineman, receiver and defensive back is top of mind.

Emma: Quenton Nelson May Not Be Sexiest Pick But Would Be Another Investment For Mitchell Trubisky - 670 The Score - As draft night looms, the Bears may operate without a major surprise this time.

LeGere: Washington's Vea would be huge addition to Chicago Bears DL - Pro Football Weekly - Bears have serious depth issues behind Hicks, Goldman

Williams: Devin Hester, Matt Forte to sign one-day deals to retire with Bears – ProFootballTalk - Devin Hester and Matt Forte will sign one-day contracts with the Bears to retire with the organization that drafted them, the team announced Wednesday. Both players spent the first eight years of their NFL careers in Chicago.

Alper: Tarik Cohen - I don’t feel like I’ve done anything yet – ProFootballTalk - There weren't many bright spots for the Bears during the 2017 season, but running back Tarik Cohen's play was among them. Cohen became the first rookie in more than 50 years to score touchdowns as a runner, receiver, passer and punt returner and showed a versatility that has left many excited about...


D'Andrea: Looking back at the weird 2012 NFL Draft. Is history repeating in 2018? - - The Browns targeting RB/QB help? The Patriots, fresh off a Super Bowl loss, with two picks? This is familiar.

2018 NFL mock draft: The Browns are going to blow it, aren’t they? - - More signs continue to point toward the Wyoming quarterback being the choice for the Cleveland Browns.

2018 NFL draft: 8 sleepers you should know before everyone else does - - If you dig deep, there are some diamond in this year’s draft.

Gantt: Dolphins think they could make a move up for a QB, if they choose – ProFootballTalk - The Dolphins still profess confidence in quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but have been open about looking at the top prospects in this year's draft. And if they need to move up to get one, they think they have the ability to do so.


Hirchhorn: Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix discusses changes on defense - Acme Packing Company - Speaking with the media during the Packers’ offseason program, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix opens up about the new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, meeting expectations, and teammates holding each other accountable.

2018 Detroit Lions mock draft: 3 reasons why the Lions should select Marcus Davenport - Pride Of Detroit - It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was the right one for the Lions.

Top 3 Detroit Lions needs: Defensive fits for Matt Patricia’s scheme - Pride Of Detroit - We try to predict what defensive players the Lions may pursue in the draft by checking what Matt Patricia worked with in New England.

Reisman: Detroit Lions sign cornerback Raysean Pringle - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have another new player in their secondary.


Sunderbruch's Chicago Bears 2018 Seven-Round Mock Draft: PAC-12 Edition - Windy City Gridiron - The PAC-12 offers a lot of talent, even if not very much of it lines up with the Bears’ exact needs.

Zeglinski: Devin Hester and Matt Forte to retire with one-day contracts as Bears Monday - Windy City Gridiron - Next Monday will be ridiculous and reliable at the same time.

Wiltfong: Bears’ fans, let’s get obsessed - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears may have a 2018 slogan already. "Be Obsessed"

Zeglinski's Chicago Bears Draft preview 2018: Interior offensive line - Windy City Gridiron - Health issues and departures have left the Bears’ interior offensive line shaken. The next part of this draft series rebuilds their offensive wall.

Herff: Chicago Bears 7 Round Mock Draft - Windy City Gridiron - With free agency signings and the NFL Combine in the past, it's a good time to explore the possibilities in a seven-round mock draft. I used to conduct my very own seven-round mock...

x160630: My One and Only Mock - Windy City Gridiron - I've been hearing about all of the rave reviews over the realism of's program. I took to flight at put it to the test. I will say, I find it's automated picks for other teams is...


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