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Bears trade for Khalil Mack

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The former Raiders star is on his way to Chicago.

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Mack is pointing to Chicago here.
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In what will likely go down as one of the biggest moves in franchise history, the Chicago Bears have traded for former Oakland Raiders edge rusher Khalil Mack, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The full details of the trade can be found here, where the Bears actually received a second rounder in return for the superstar.

With this trade, the Bears fill their biggest hole on the roster in the outside linebacker position. Mack now teams up with Leonard Floyd, forming a pass-rushing tandem that looks like one of the best pairings in the NFL on paper. The former Buffalo standout also joins the likes of Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan to form a potentially elite front-seven.

The addition of Mack caps off what may be the most eventful off-season in Chicago franchise history. With a brand new coaching staff, several new offensive weapons, and a handful of defensive contributors joining the roster, the Bears are a completely different team from the group that finished 5-11 last season.

As the Bears now work through officially extending Mack long term, it is certain that his presence makes the team an instant playoff contender in the loaded NFC conference.

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Robert is an editor, writer, and producer for Windy City Gridiron, The Rock River Times, The Athletic Chicago, and other fine publications. Jacob Infante is a writer for Windy City Gridiron and The Draft Wire. You can follow them both on Twitter @RobertZeglinski and @jacobinfante24.