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The Fridge & the press

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears Hire 2 New Assisants - 670 The Score - The Bears have named Deshea Townsend their defensive backs coach.

5@5: Is Matt Nagy The Best NFC North Coach? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Roster Moves: Bears sign CFL WR Williams-Lambert - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Friday signed receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert to a reserve/future contract. He’s the 13th player the Bears have inked to a reserve/future contract this month, including the third from the CFL.

Mayer: Future is bright for Trubisky, Bears offense - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears were pleased with the strides that Mitchell Trubisky made in his first season in their new offense and are excited about the quarterback’s continued growth in 2019.

Medina: Bears Hire Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Deshea Townsend as Defensive Backs Coach - Bleacher Nation - An ex-NFL standout will coach Bears DBs next year.

Medina: Five Prospects For Bears Fans to Watch as College Football All-Star Game Season Starts on Saturday - Bleacher Nation - It's time to turn our attention to college football all-star games and the upcoming NFL Draft.

Hughes: Response to Data, Aerobics Video, Title Game Picks & More! - Da Bears Blog - The Bears had the best defense in the NFL in 2018 and exited the playoffs on Wildcard Weekend. There’s no doubt in my mind they can return to Wildcard Weekend without Adrian Amos and Bryce Callahan on the roster. (The Eagles just made it a weekend further with Cre’von LeBlanc as their BEST corner.)

Medina: A Salary Cap Crunch Could Limit the Bears Flexibility with Outgoing Free Agent Adrian Amos - Bleacher Nation - Despite playing well enough to earn a second contract in Chicago, Adrian Amos' future with the Bears is up in the air.

Brooks: Can Chuck Pagano take the Bears' defense to the next level? - NFL.com - What can the rest of the NFL learn from the four Championship Sunday participants? Bucky Brooks identifies the key lessons. Plus, analysis of the Bruce Arians-Jameis Winston marriage, C.J. Anderson's rebirth and more.

Alper: Deshea Townsend joins Bears as defensive backs coach – ProFootballTalk - Former NFL defensive back Deshea Townsend will be coaching the Bears defensive backs in 2019. The Bears announced Townsend's hiring on Friday. He replaces Ed Donatell, who left the Bears to join Vic Fangio's Broncos staff as defensive coordinator.

Finley: Bears name former NFL CB Deshea Townsend new defensive backs coach - Sun Times - The Bears continued remodeling their defensive coaching staff Friday, announcing the hiring of new defensive backs coach Deshea Townsend.

Jahns: Chicago Bears offseason: Looking at what's ahead for the Bears - Sun Times - In general manager Ryan Pace’s own words, he’s reached a point where he only has to “fine tune” and “tweak” his Bears roster.

Campbell: Bears add two assistant coaches to defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano's staff - Chicago Tribune - The Bears hired defensive backs coach Deshea Townsend and defensive quality control coach Ronell Williams as new coordinator Chuck Pagano’s staff of assistants continues to come into focus.

Campbell: Improved health was hugely important to the Bears' 2018 success. Is it repeatable? - Chicago Tribune - Improved health was hugely important to the Bears' success in 2018. Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy will examine the factors with hopes of repeating it next season.

Stankevitz: What should the Bears do with impending free agent Adrian Amos? - NBC Sports Chicago - Adrian Amos will hit the open market in two months, leaving the Bears with plenty of questions about how to address his free agency and what to do at safety next to Eddie Jackson.

Stankevitz: Bears hire Deshea Townsend as defensive backs coach - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears announced their first assistant coach hiring since bringing aboard Chuck Pagano, with Deshea Townsend unveiled as the team's new defensive backs coach on Friday.

Mayer: Bears hire Townsend as defensive backs coach - ChicagoBears.com - Bears coach Matt Nagy added Deshea Townsend to his staff Friday as defensive backs coach. Townsend has spent 18 seasons in the NFL, 13 as a player and five as an assistant coach.

POLISH SAUSAGE

MRI shows Jim Kelly is cancer free – ProFootballTalk - Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly got good news today. Kelly’s wife, Jill, posted on Instagram that an examination showed no signs of the cancer Kelly has been battling for years. “We finally got back the results from Jim’s recent MRI...CLEAN!” Jill Kelly wrote.

All-time high 135 players leave NCAA eligibility behind to enter 2019 NFL draft – ProFootballTalk - More players than ever before are heading to the NFL while they’re still eligible to play college football. The NFL announced today that a total of 135 players who could have retained NCAA eligibility have instead decided to enter the 2019 NFL draft.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Packers hire Adam Stenavich to be offensive line coach, per report - Acme Packing Company - The Wisconsin native and former Kyle Shanahan assistant gets a new title in Green Bay and a chance to coach close to home.

2019 NFL Draft: Quantity or quality for the Vikings? - Daily Norseman - GM Rick Spielman is a known wheeler and dealer on draft weekend. Which way should he go this year?

Vikings, 2019: Super Bowl, or clean house - Daily Norseman - This is getting old already

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berckes’ Exclusive Interview with Anthony Miller: “We’re Bringing that Trophy Home” - Windy City Gridiron - Anthony Miller on the shoulder injury, who helped him make the transition, and the future of this Bears squad

Infante: Bears hire Deshea Townsend as defensive backs coach - Windy City Gridiron - Townsend will be replacing the recently-departed Ed Donatell in the role.

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