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The Bear’s Den, February 11, 2019

The Bears front office gets back to work this week, with decisions about Adrian Amos and Bryce Callahan pending

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A Chicago Bears fan tries to stay warm during the game against the Minnesota Vikings on December 3, 2006 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 23-13 to clinch the NFC North Division title.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Monsters of the Microphone Bears Podcast: Offseason 2019 - The Loop Sports - The NFL offseason is officially underway and the Chicago Bears are going to busy. Nick, Dan, and Jack talk offseason plans for the Bears, including the

Nazario: 4 Running backs to target in 2019 NFL Draft - NFL Spin Zone - Should the Chicago Bears decide to move on from Jordan Howard they could find a replacement through the draft. Here are four targets.

Koshul: Trey Burton makes Super Bowl promise - DaWindyCity - If Chicago Bears fans keep wondering when their team will make the Super Bowl, tight end Trey Burton seems to have the perfect answer for them.

Perez: Re-grading the Chicago Bears’ 2016 NFL draft class - Bears Wire - A look back at the Chicago Bears' 2016 NFL draft class and re-grading GM Ryan Pace's performance with what we know after three seasons.

Perez: 4 most underappreciated Chicago Bears of 2018 - Bears Wire - A look at four Chicago Bears players who were underappreciated in their NFC North championship season of 2018

Perez: 6 questions facing the Chicago Bears this offseason - Bears Wire - A look at six questions facing the Chicago Bears in free agency and the NFL draft this offseason

Eurich: Two MMQB writers pick Bears to win Super Bowl in next 5 years - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears are firmly inside their championship window. Few expected that window to become so wide open during the 2018 season. The Bears were coming off 14 wins in three years when Matt Nagy was hired as head coach in January 2018.

Eurich: Vic Beasley called an 'ideal trade scenario' for the Bears - 247Sports - The offseason is the perfect time to think outside of the box a little bit. Bleacher Report's Brad Gagnon did just that when he wrote up some offseason trade scenarios for every team in the NFL. One of the more surprising scenarios he laid out was one for the Chicago Bears in which they would acquire former first-round pick Vic Beasley from the Atlanta Falcons.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Matt Slauson passed on chance to join Colts staff – ProFootballTalk - Matt Slauson announced his retirement from the NFL last week and said he was "excited for what the next chapter holds" in his life. For now, that chapter will not include a job as a football coach.

Fangio: Broncos can't put 'Band-Aids' on problems - NFL.com - Vic Fangio is inheriting a Broncos team that just suffered back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since the Nixon administration. The new coach is not preaching patience in the turnaround.

Longtime NFL referee 'Red' Cashion passes away - NFL.com - Known for his signature "First dowwwn!" call, referee "Red" Cashion passed away at age 87. He was an NFL official from 1972 to 1996 with two Super Bowl assignments.

Cox: Rams recognized Patriots using Bears’ blueprint to win Super Bowl 53 - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears might have helped the New England Patriots shut down the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53.

'NFL 100' commercial: Breaking down everything you saw in epic ad - Sporting News - Haven't stopped watching the most exciting two minutes from Super Bowl 53 since Sunday? You're not alone. The 'NFL 100' commercial that aired to celebrate the league's upcoming centennial season provided more highlights than 60 minutes of Rams vs. Patriots.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Packers 2018 Roster Grades: Special Teams were a nightmare in 2018 - Acme Packing Company - Mason Crosby’s missed kicks cost the Packers.

Packers could find veteran edge rushers available soon as salary cap casualties - Acme Packing Company - Three once-elite pass-rushers could be on the free agent market for financial reasons in the coming weeks.

Stefon Diggs hopes Vikings fans will be patient – ProFootballTalk - The first year of the Kirk Cousins experiment didn't go well, with the Vikings regressing from a final four team to one of the 20 franchises that watch the playoffs from home.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schmitz: 17 Again - A Statistical Comparison of Anthony Miller and Alshon Jeffery Rookie Second-Round Wide Reciever - Windy City Gridiron - Anthony Miller isn’t the first 2nd round, #17-wearing rookie Wide Receiver to make noise in Chicago

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