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The Bear’s Den, May 8, 2018

Bears playbook iPad in the wind, draft analysis abounds and a photo shout out to Bears great Bill George

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Finley: Bears iPad among items stolen from first-round pick Roquan Smith's car - Chicago Sun-Times - Roquan Smith, the Bears' first-round pick in last month's draft, is missing a Bears iPad after it was stolen from his car over the weekend.

Thompson: Roquan Smith's Bears iPad and national championship jersey among items stolen from his car - Chicago Tribune - Bears rookie Roquan Smith's national championship jersey was among several items stolen from his car outside his apartment complex in Athens, Ga.

Clark: Annual prep football tripleheader must move from Soldier Field - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago High School Kickoff Classic, an annual high school football tripleheader usually held at Soldier Field, is looking for a new home.

Fantasy Football: Top 10 rookie WR landing spots Includes Bear's Miller - Pro Football Weekly - No rookie WR made found better fantasy landing spot than Falcons' Ridley

PFW Chicago Podcast 113: Hub and LeGere dish on the draft - Pro Football Weekly - Welcome back to the PFW Chicago podcast, where Bob LeGere and Hub Arkush take a post-draft look at the Bears roster. Leading off, LeGere explains what roles to expect for the top three picks and gauges Day 3 sleeper potential, which is Ryan Pace's sp

Perez: Will Bears’ rookie class make the biggest impact in 2018? - Bears Wire - recently named the Chicago Bears' rookie class as one that could make the biggest impact in the NFL in 2018

Mayer: Bowen sees Bears having NFL’s top rookie class - -'s Matt Bowen is predicting that the Bears—led by top draft picks Roquan Smith, James Daniels and Anthony Miller—will have the NFL's most impactful rookie class this season.

Hughes: An Ex-Pro Personnel Man Breaks Down the Current Roster (Via Text) - Da Bears Blog - He’s bored. He’s currently unemployed (but not for long). So I asked my buddy, who was formerly the head pro personnel man for an NFL franchise, to break down the Bears roster. Here it is.

Chicago Bears iPad, Georgia Bulldogs jerseys stolen from Roquan Smith's car - ESPN - Roquan Smith told Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) police that his Bears-issued iPad and three of his Georgia Bulldogs jerseys were among items stolen from his car on Saturday.

Eurich: Matt Nagy and Mark Helfrich remain a perfect fit for Bears - 247Sports - Mark Helfrich and Matt Nagy can be a match made in heaven on offense for the Chicago Bears.

Eurich: Analyzing what Mike Furrey can bring to Bears coaching staff - 247Sports - Mike Furrey is an important hire for the Chicago Bears in 2018.

Eurich: Predicting the Bears offensive depth chart after the 2018 Draft - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears depth chart already looks drastically different in 2018.

Bears defense ranked ninth by Bleacher Report after the draft - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears defense is still getting love following a strong 2017 season.

Eurich: Anthony Miller's attitude will make him a Bears fan favorite - 247Sports - Jonah Jordan of GoTigers247 laid it all out on who the Chicago Bears are getting in wide receiver Anthony Miller.

Hawley: A Bears’ iPad, Georgia jerseys among items stolen from Roquan Smith’s car in Athens - WGN-TV - In just a couple of days, he'll be putting on a Bears jersey for the first time as a member of the team. Luckily for Roquan Smith, it wasn't in his car this past weekend in Georgia.

Bernstein: Could Bears' Secrets Be For Sale? - 670 The Score - Roquan Smith had his team-issued iPad stolen. Now everything is at risk.

Bears rookie Roquan Smith has team-issued iPad stolen from his car – ProFootballTalk - NFL players often get their playbooks on team-issued tablets, and the Bears may be hoping the tablet they gave first-round draft pick Roquan Smith doesn't have an easy-to-guess password.


Saints release tight end Coby Fleener - - Tight end Coby Fleener's time in New Orleans will come to a close. The Saints are releasing Fleener after two underwhelming seasons, according to a source informed of the move.


Why we don’t have to wait to grade the Packers’ 2018 draft - Acme Packing Company - We have no idea if any of these rookies are going to great or terrible, so how can we decide how good this draft was? Easy: grade the process.

ESPN: Guard still the biggest hole on the Vikings’ roster - Daily Norseman - Same as it ever was. . .same as it ever was. . .

Why the Detroit Lions are likely to sign someone soon - Pride Of Detroit - A deadline needs to pass before the Lions should make a move.

Florio: Which players have legitimate beef with their current teams (Aaron Rodgers is high on the list)? – ProFootballTalk - Inspired by Friday's remarks from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and by the lack of any remarks from Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco either about or to rookie Lamar Jackson, Monday's PFT Live draft focused on the question of player beefs.


Wiltfong: So far, so good for the Bears’ offseason, but what hole remains? - Windy City Gridiron - Since the first of this year, Chicago Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace has been getting positive offseason kudos after his coaching staff overhaul, his free agency signings, and his draft picks.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears 2018 53-man roster and depth chart projection - Windy City Gridiron - May marks the beginning of preseason camps. How this year’s Bears’ roster should shake out after the summer fun.

Zeglinski: Getting acquainted with the Chicago Bears’ Roquan Smith - Windy City Gridiron - Smith has the athleticism and drive to thrive for a long time with the Bears. It’s crucial to understand his beginnings.


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