BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Stankevitz’ Bears grades and needs: How can the running game improve in 2019? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears need to be more effective running the ball in 2019, which may start with finding new personnel to inject into their inconsistent running back unit.
Ellis: It sure sounds like the 49ers have plans to keep kicker Robbie Gould - NBC Sports Chicago - The Robbie Gould reunion isn’t looking likely.
Wide Receiver Busts May Provide Low Risk FA Signings - Dolphins Wire - With the Miami Dolphins potentially cutting their losses with WR DeVante Parker, could low-risk free agents from the same 2015 class help?
Mayer: Massie sees Bears as Super Bowl contenders - ChicagoBears.com - Right tackle Bobby Massie re-signed with the Bears due in large part to his belief that the team will rebound from its bitter playoff loss to the Eagles and contend for the Super Bowl.
Medina: Adrian Amos’ Price Tag Is Rising - Bleacher Nation - Adrian Amos could be one of the NFL’s seven highest-paid safeties if he hits free agency.
NFL Free Agency: 49ers expected to use franchise tag on Robbie Gould - NBCS Bay Area - The 49ers figure to be in a lot of close games next season, and their kicker could be in a position to decide games.
2019 Offseason Outlook: Mitch Trubisky and the Improvement That Comes from Within - Bleacher Nation - There isn’t much left for the Bears to do to help Mitch Trubisky. The ball is in No. 10’s court right now.
Robbie Gould Lays Out What He Wants Out of His Next Deal – Wherever It May Be - Bleacher Nation - Robbie Gould has his priorities lined up and will consider all opportunities if he reaches free agency.
Robbie Gould Seeking Stability For Family, A Winning Team In Free Agency - 670 The Score - The Bears may be interested in impending free agent Robbie Gould.
Chicago Bears 2019 Mock Draft: Replacing Adrian Amos, Finding Kyle Long’s Heir - The Chicago Audible Podcast - Without a first-and second-round pick it is going to be difficult to draft impact players, but in this mock, Ryan Pace is able to fill two potential needs.
Mullin: Looking to upgrade RB, Bears have more options than draft alone - NBC Sports Chicago - Taking stock of the Bears’ best options at RB.
The Parkey Purge Countdown Timer - Countdown to Jun 1, 2019 in Chicago - Countdown to Jun 1, 2019. Showing days, hours, minutes and seconds ticking down to the time Cody Parkey is no longer a Chicago Bear.
Cardinals QB Josh Rosen OK after car accident - NFL.com - Josh Rosen is okay after getting in a car accident over the weekend, and the Arizona Cardinals QB put any worries to rest once having fun with the incident through social media.
Carr: Ten quarterbacks worth pursuing via trade/free agency/NFL draft - NFL.com - David Carr is here to help the NFL teams in need of a quarterback this offseason. The former NFL QB ranks his top 10 quarterbacks worth pursuing via trade, free agency or the 2019 NFL Draft.
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Vikings Off Season Plan - Don’t Quit My Day Job Edition - Daily Norseman - What does Mark have in store for us this time?
Mel Kiper Mock Draft: Offensive line focus continues for the Vikings - Daily Norseman - Once again, ESPN’s draft expert focuses on the front line
2019 NFL mock draft: Packers again projected for Polite, Hockenson - Acme Packing Company - Mock draft season has become predictable with regard to the Packers, who once again landed Jachai Polite and T.J. Hockenson in the first round.
Matt LaFleur, coaching staff look to inject Packers with “energy” and “enthusiasm” - Acme Packing Company - The rookie head coach introduced his staff on Monday and it’s clear a new regime is in charge
Packers offensive coaches plan to hit Aaron Rodgers from “all angles” – ProFootballTalk - The hope in Green Bay is that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is able to turn in a better 2019 season than he managed in 2018 and there will be three members of the coaching staff working with him on making that happen.
Luke Getsy has no doubt Aaron Rodgers wants coaching – ProFootballTalk - Luke Getsy returns to the Packers staff as their quarterbacks coach, charged with coaching Aaron Rodgers. The much debated question, though, is whether Rodgers is receptive to coaching? Getsy, who served as the offensive coordinator at Mississippi State last season, seems to have no doubt.
Notes: Kiper has Lions going with a tight end in new mock draft - Pride Of Detroit - A tight end at #8?
5 free agent cornerbacks the Lions should take a look at - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit needs a reliable corner to play opposite Darius Slay.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Berckes & Snyder: Bears Over Beers Episode 1: Inside Linebackers - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and EJ discuss the inside linebacker position in the launch of WCG’s newest podcast
WCG Round Table: Other than the 3 NFC North teams, which team do you dislike the most? - Windy City Gridiron - We thought we’d take these next few WCG roundtables in a different direction and go for some likes and dislikes.
Wiltfong: Don’t expect the Bears to use a franchise tag this year - Windy City Gridiron - Teams can start announcing their franchise tagged players starting on February 19. The deadline to do so is March 5.
Schmitz' Video Breaking Down the Bears: Rookie WR Anthony Miller - Windy City Gridiron - Robert Schmitz is giving us a video breakdown of Anthony Miller’s rookie year and the future is bright for the Bears wide out.
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