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NFL: Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith (81) catches a touchdown pass as Washington Redskins defensive back Greg Toler (20) and cornerback Bashaud Breeland (26) defend during the second quarter at Soldier Field.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Finley: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky - 'I really feel like I was built for this offense' - Chicago Sun-Times - Four days after the Bears first met to install their offense, quarterback Mitch Trubisky feels like he was born to run it.

Finley: Bears WR Cam Meredith signs offer sheet with Saints - report - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears have five days to either match the terms or let Cam Meredith walk without compensation.

Kane: Saints reportedly sign Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith to offer sheet - Chicago Tribune - The Saints are signing Bears restricted free-agent wide receiver Cameron Meredith to an offer sheet, ESPN reported Friday.

Roumeliotis: Saints reportedly sign Cameron Meredith to offer sheet, will Bears match? - NBC Sports Chicago - The New Orleans Saints reportedly signed wide receiver Cameron Meredith to an offer sheet on Friday afternoon. So will Ryan Pace and the Bears match?

LeGere: Chicago Bears will have to spend big to keep WR Meredith - Pro Football Weekly - Saints extend Bears' 2016 leading receiver $9.6M offer sheet

Perez: 5 edge rushers Bears could consider in 1st round of 2018 NFL Draft - Bears Wire - A look at five edge rushers the Chicago Bears could consider in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft

Eurich: Matt Nagy to sing seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field - 247Sports - Matt Nagy will get a chance to sing in front of the Chicago Cubs faithful next week.

Wood: Random Roster Thoughts - Da Bears Blog - Free agency is settling down, so now is a good time to take a look at where the Bears’ roster currently stands. This will give us a better idea of what minor free agency moves should still be made and where the draft attention should focus for the first few rounds.

Eurich: NFL.com has Bears trading down in five-round mock draft - 247Sports - Chad Reuter's five-round mock draft has the Chicago Bears being very active.

Robert Zeglinski joins Sports Feed to talk Bears - WGN-TV - This is a spring in which there is a healthy amount of optimism about the Bears, and that's a good thing. Mitchell Trubisky, Matt Nagy, and a collection of new offensive weapons have people feeling a bit better about the team after a few down years of retooling in the early Ryan Pac...

Eurich: Free-agent WRs Bears can target if they lose Cameron Meredith - 247Sports - If the Chicago Bears lose Cameron Meredith there will be veteran options available.

Eurich: How Kevin White can produce under Matt Nagy - 247Sports - Kevin White has been a bust for the Chicago Bears but there's still hope he can produce in Matt Nagy's system.

Eurich: What losing Cameron Meredith would mean to the Bears - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears could be losing a lot if Cameron Meredith joins the New Orleans Saints.

Mayer: Rashied Davis hosting charity benefit - ChicagoBears.com - Former Bears receiver Rashied Davis will host a fundraiser to benefit his charity, Saturday Place, at Kings Dining & Entertainment Lincoln Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

Mayer: Trubisky - 'I was built for this offense' - ChicagoBears.com - Introduced to the new Bears offense this week with the start of the voluntary offseason program, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is already a huge fan of the scheme.

Mayer: Ex-Bears line coach Haupt passes away - ChicagoBears.com - Former Bears defensive line coach Dale Haupt, who was on Mike Ditka’s staff with the 1985 Super Bowl champions, passed away Tuesday after a long battle with an illness.

Cox: Details of Cameron Meredith’s offer sheet from Saints - Bears Wire - The New Orleans Saints agreed to an offer sheet with Chicago Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith worth nearly $10 million over two years.

Lewis: Saints signing Bears' Cameron Meredith to offer sheet - NFL.com - The New Orleans Saints signed Cameron Meredith to an offer sheet Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Bears have five days to match the deal.

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NFL Draft news: Michigan DT Maurice Hurst not asked for medical recheck by NFL Combine - Pride Of Detroit - More good news for the local defensive tackle prospect.

Smith: Les Snead thinks Rams have the cap space to keep their team together – ProFootballTalk - The Rams are taking a risk this offseason, trading away draft picks and loading up on players who come with expensive contracts, including many contracts that expire after this season. But Rams G.M. Les Snead says he's not concerned.

Ndamukong Suh: I had a lot of great offers, Rams were the best fit – ProFootballTalk - Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said choosing Los Angeles as his third NFL stop was not an easy choice, but it was the right choice. Suh said at his introductory press conference today that he was weighing offers from several teams but considered the Rams the team where he would be the best f...

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APC Podcast — Packers Draftstravaganza! Part 1: Skill positions and secondary - Acme Packing Company - Jake Ogden helps identify possible Packer fits among this year’s crop of skill position and secondary prospects.

2018 NFL mock draft: SB Nation’s writers make their picks - SBNation.com - All 32 of SB Nation’s NFL team brands are going through the first round of the draft, doing it their way.

Top cornerback prospect Nick Nelson suffers torn meniscus - NFL.com - Top cornerback prospect Nick Nelson has suffered a torn meniscus during a private workout with a team, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears late round or UDFA small school prospects - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation podcast he was joined by the NFL Draft Bible‘s Christian Shanafelt, who has really carved out a niche for himself scouting small school prospects.

Chicago Bears Draft Roundtable: Edge Defenders, Part One - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears’ biggest need heading into the 2018 Draft is opposite Leonard Floyd. The Windy City Gridiron crew discusses which edge prospects the Bears could target.

Zeglinski: To trade or not to trade: how the Bears move forward with Jordan Howard - Windy City Gridiron - If the Bears want to maximize their offense, that might mean moving their workhorse. On the latest WCG Radio, we detail potential moves with Howard and begin draft previews.

Zeglinski: Jordan Howard’s trade value, Bears’ optimism, and more with Robert Zeglinski on CLTV Sports Feed. - Windy City Gridiron - The football journalist discussed Jordan Howard’s value to the Bears, draft needs, and got optimistic in his latest appearance on Sports Feed.

Wiltfong: Cameron Meredith signs an offer sheet from the New Orleans Saints - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears now have five days to match the offer sheet that Cameron Meredith signed from the New Orleans Saints.

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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