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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Finley: If Saquon Barkley somehow falls, would Bears consider the RB? - Chicago Sun-Times - Barring a cataclysmic shift, the Penn State great will be gone by the time the Bears use their first-round pick at No. 8 overall.

Finley: Bears re-sign defensive lineman John Jenkins - Chicago Sun-Times - He had eight tackles in eight games (one start) last season, his first with the team. Jenkins has 121 tackles in NFL five seasons.

Boren: An 'emotional' Johnny Manziel shows mixed results in Spring League game - Chicago Tribune - The plan for Johnny Manziel was to use the Spring League game to show off in front of NFL scouts, proving that he is capable of playing quarterback at a high level, but the results were mixed.

Wiederer: How Bears boss Ryan Pace can find hidden WR gems late in the draft - Chicago Tribune - Bears general manager Ryan Pace set out this offseason to upgrade the talent and depth at wide receiver. After making a splash in free agency, Pace must now look to find a hidden gem at the position later in the draft.

Bears free-agency tracker: Bears bring back DL John Jenkins on a 1-year deal - Chicago Tribune - As free agency deals unfold and players change teams, the Tribune’s coverage team will track the Bears’ moves and provide insight into what it all means. Check back often for updates.

Biggs: With Bears heavily invested at wide receiver, what's next for Cameron Meredith? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are fourth in the NFL in 2018 with cap space committed to wide receivers and must make a decision on Cameron Meredith now that he has an offer sheet from the Saints. Do the Bears pay another wideout or let Meredith walk?

Cox: 7 round Chicago Bears NFL mock draft with trades - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears make a pair of trades early in this seven-round NFL mock draft, still landing a top guard and edge rusher.

Perez: Bears re-sign John Jenkins to 1-year deal - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears re-signed DL John Jenkins to a one-year deal

Perez: Saints had competition to sign Bears WR Cameron Meredith to offer sheet - Bears Wire - The New Orleans Saints signed Bears WR Cameron Meredith to an offer sheet, but they weren't the only team that made an offer

Eurich: John Jenkins re-signed by the Bears - 247Sports - John Jenkins gives the Chicago Bears more depth at nose tackle in 2018.

Hughes: Former Bears Playing Golf [VIDEOS] - Da Bears Blog - It’s Masters Sunday. And I really don’t care about the Chicago Bears on Masters Sunday. So here’s some videos of former Bears players playing golf.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Smith: New league will go without kickoffs, and NFL will watch closely – ProFootballTalk - The NFL seems to be moving toward eliminating kickoffs, and leading the way will be the new Alliance of American Football. That upstart league, which will begin play in 10 months, will not have any kickoffs.

Smith: Johnny Manziel turns in mediocre performance in Spring League game – ProFootballTalk - Johnny Manziel has returned to the football field, but he's a long way from a return to the NFL. Manziel completed nine of 15 passes for 82 yards with one touchdown and three sacks in his first game for The Spring League, a minor league that Manziel is hoping will showcase his talent to NFL scout...

KNOW THY ENEMY

Hottest Take of the Week: the 2018 Offseason is off to a scorching start - Acme Packing Company - Matub is back with a new video breaking down some particularly flaming takes from the past few weeks, including the first-ever 5!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears trade back in NFL.com 5-round mock draft - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears load up on draft capital in Chad Reuter’s latest mock draft.

Infante: Bears meet with Virginia wide receiver Andre Levrone - Windy City Gridiron - The big-bodied wide out broke out in his 2017 senior campaign.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears re-sign John Jenkins - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are bringing back John Jenkins to add some depth to their defensive line.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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