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The Bear’s Den, January 23, 2019

Charles Leno, Jr, and Cody Whitehair add two more very deserving Chicago Bears players to the Pro-Bowl roster

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 Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky #10 and offensive tackle Charles Leno #72 of the Chicago Bears celebrate during second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Baltimore
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Letizia’s Chicago Bears Free Agency Primer: Bryce Callahan - The Chicago Audible Blog - Over the last two seasons, Bryce Callahan has cemented himself as one of the best slot corners in the NFL. In 2017, he was sixth among slot corners in yards per snap and second in snaps per reception. He managed to improve in 2018 finishing first in yards per snap while still holding strong in snaps per reception finishing fourth.

Mayer: Two more Bears added to NFC Pro Bowl roster - - Center Cody Whitehair and left tackle Charles Leno Jr. on Tuesday were named to the Pro Bowl, giving the Bears eight players on the NFC roster, their most since they also sent eight in 2006.

Medina: Senior Bowl Folks Are Excited About Offensive Linemen, Which is Good News for the Bears - Bleacher Nation - The Senior Bowl has some intriguing offensive line candidates who could be fits for the Bears.

Elite 8: Charles Leno Jr., Cody Whitehair Added to Pro Bowl, Which Now Features Eight Bears Studs - Bleacher Nation - The Bears haven’t had this many Pro Bowlers since 2006!

Bears reportedly met with pair of players at Shrine Game - 247Sports - The Bears reportedly met with Georgia offensive lineman Lamont Gaillard and Sam Houston State defensive end Derick Roberson.

5@5: Meaning In Trubisky’s Pro Bowl Selection? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Jahns: Chicago Bears in the Pro Bowl: Seven thoughts on seven players, including Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - The Bears have seven players in the Pro Bowl, including quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Wiederer: Q&A with Brian Urlacher - The double doink, the change to Chuck Pagano, the growth of Mitch Trubisky and that controversial Saints-Rams finish - Chicago Tribune - The Bears will have seven players at this week's Pro Bowl and one Hall of Famer — Brian Urlacher — serving as an NFC "Legends Captain." On Tuesday in Orlando, Urlacher talked with the Tribune about Mitch Trubisky's growth, Cody Parkey's miss and the controversial Saints-Rams finish.

Potash: Bears offensive linemen Charles Leno, Cody Whitehair added to NFC Pro Bowl team - Sun Times - Leno and Whitehair join six teammates with Pro Bowl recognition.

Biggs' Bears roster rundown: Jordan Howard got rolling in the season's final month, but his long-term fit in the offense is in question - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs reviews the Bears 2018 season position-by-position. In Part 2 of the 11-part series, a look at the running backs. Jordan Howard closed the season strong, averaging 4.5 yards per carry in the final five games but is he a fit for what Matt Nagy wants on offense moving forward?

Thompson: Meet Don Wachter, the Bears superfan who has a shot at the Pro Football Hall of Fame - Chicago Tribune - Plainfield's Don Wachter is probably one of the most recognizable superfans in the NFL, and he's competing with five other fans to be the first to be enshrined at the Pro Football Hall of Fame's fan museum.

Rosenthal: Mitch Trubisky and other Bears should aim to be picked for Pro Bowl - not play in it - Chicago Tribune - Hate to break the news to the Bears’ Mitch Trubisky, Charles Leno, Cody Whitehair, Tarik Cohen, Kyle Fuller, Eddie Jackson and Akiem Hicks, but the Pro Bowl is the all-star game in which no star should want to play. The Bears’ Khalil Mack has it right; he'll sit out with an injury.

Jan. 22, 1999: Bears wrongly announce Dave McGinnis as the team's head coach - Chicago Tribune - A day that began with a press release trumpeting Dave McGinnis as the 12th head coach of the Bears and office memos welcoming him, ended bizarrely Friday

Mullin: Elite? More proof the Bears are legitimate Super Bowl contenders in 2019 - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears stacked up well against the two teams about to face off in the Super Bowl, serving as yet another reminder Matt Nagy's squad should be considered among the NFL's elite.

Andracki: Bears add another pair of players following Mitch Trubisky to the Pro Bowl - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are now sending 8 players to the Pro Bowl in Orlando this weekend.

2 More Bears Named to 2019 Pro Bowl - NBC Chicago - The Chicago Bears can add two more names to the list of players headed to the Pro Bowl this weekend.


Chiefs fire Bob Sutton – ProFootballTalk - The Chiefs hoped to be getting ready for the Super Bowl this week, but they’ll be thinking about a new defensive coordinator instead. The team announced on Tuesday that they have fired Bob Sutton.


Detroit Lions hire John Bonamego as their new special teams coordinator - Pride Of Detroit - John Bonamego makes his triumphant return to Detroit.

Bob Quinn explains why Detroit Lions hired OC Darrell Bevell - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions finally broke their silence after the Darrell Bevell hire.

Do the NFL overtime rules need to change? - Daily Norseman - We’ve been down this road before Vikings fans, haven’t we?

Never let a Saints fan call you bitter again - Daily Norseman - It’s officially ridiculous down in the Big Easy

What does Matt LaFleur’s arrival mean for Aaron Rodgers’ third-down approach? - Acme Packing Company - QBs by the dozens throw short of the marker, on a third down.


Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL, the playoffs, and the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - The New Orleans Saints were screwed by the no-call on that blatant pass interference in the fourth quarter of their NFC Championship game against the Los Angeles Rams. There’s no denying that.

Infante: 2019 Senior Bowl - 10 players the Bears should keep an eye on - Windy City Gridiron - This year’s Senior Bowl class has talent galore for the Bears to target.

Wiltfong: Bears’ Charles Leno Jr. and Cody Whitehair added to the Pro Bowl - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have two more players heading to the Pro Bowl!

Schmitz' Bear With Me: Chuck Pagano, Mitch Trubisky makes the Pro Bowl, and Patriots-Chiefs + Rams-Saints Recap - Windy City Gridiron - You asked, so I delivered! On the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. investigates who Chuck Pagano is and what he’ll mean to this defense. He also discusses what this Pro Bowl might mean to Mitchell Trubisky, as well as reviewing a wild weekend of Championship Football.


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