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The Bear’s Den, February 23, 2019

Ding dong, the witch is dead, which old witch? The WICKED witch, ding dong the wicked witch is getting released for double doinking our playoffs...

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Kevin Butler knows it can get cold for kickers in Chicago...



Emma: Report - Bears To Release Kicker Cody Parkey - 670 The Score - Parkey is out with the Bears after one season of a 4-year contract.

Chicago Bears to release kicker Cody Parkey - ESPN - The Chicago Bears are releasing kicker Cody Parkey following a difficult season, a league source confirmed. Parkey missed eight field goal attempts, including a 43-yarder that would have beaten the Eagles in the first round of the playoffs.

Bears expected to release kicker Cody Parkey - - In the aftermath of a season-ending blocked “Double Doink” field-goal attempt, kicker Cody Parkey won’t be returning to play for the Bears, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.

Report: Bears to cut Cody Parkey – ProFootballTalk - Cody Parkey’s missed field goal in the playoff loss to the Eagles will be his last as a Bear. The Bears will release Parkey at the start of the league year, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. That’s going to be an expensive decision: Parkey is due $3.5 million guaranteed in 2019.

Medina: The Bears Could Restock Their Backfield with Running Backs from the Draft - Bleacher Nation - Draft Guru Mel Kiper Jr. lists Saquon Barkley’s old backup as one of three RBs to watch.

Medina: The Full NFL Draft Order is Officially Set and the Bears Have Five Picks - Bleacher Nation - Even after trading away their first two picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Bears are slated to make five selections.

Medina: The Bears Can Create Nearly $34 Million in Available Cap Space with a Sprinkle of Creativity - Bleacher Nation - The Bears might be in salary-cap hell, but relief is only a few cuts away. Ken’s Note: The Chicago Bears are NOT IN CAP HELL. I’ve seen teams in cap hell, this is not what they look like. When you have no talent, a ton of dead money, 8 spots to fill and are in the minus on your cap having to cut starters, THAT is cap hell. Not “we have enough money to sign our free agents and draft picks but then we won’t have any left over” That’s barely “cap heck”.

The 2018-19 Deep Ball Project (Part 1/3) – Brick Wall Blitz - The fifth annual edition of The Deep Ball Project is here, see how accurate your team’s quarterback is on deep passes! This is Part 1/3 of the 2018-19 edition.

Finley: Bears to release kicker Cody Parkey - Sun Times - The Bears are releasing embattled kicker Cody Parkey, sources confirmed to the Sun-Times.

Finley: NFL Draft 2019 - No compensatory picks for Bears - Sun Times - Friday, the NFL announced compensatory picks, which are awarded to teams that lose more compensatory free agents than they acquire.

Jahns: Bears at the NFL Scouting Combine: What’s in store for Bears? - Sun Times - The NFL world descends on Indianapolis for the scouting combine, which officially opens Wednesday. Here is a look at what’s on the Bears’ agenda.

Kane: Bears will release kicker Cody Parkey at the start of the new league year - Chicago Tribune - The Bears will release kicker Cody Parkey at the start of the league year March 13.

Stankevitz: Bears will reportedly release Cody Parkey when new league year begins - NBC Sports Chicago - Cody Parkey’s tenure with the Bears will officially come to an end on March 13, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

2019 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears draft order officially set - Bears Wire - With compensatory picks handed out, the full 2019 NFL Draft order is set. Here’s where the Chicago Bears are picking.

Robbie Gould Understands Speculation About Possible Bears Return - NBC Chicago - As the ball hit the upright and crossbar, Robbie Gould could imagine how Cody Parkey felt. The Chicago Bears’ breakthrough season came to a crushing conclusion, particularly for their embattled kicker.

Mayer: NFL awards comp picks, sets draft order - - With the draft order now set after the NFL awarded 32 compensatory picks Friday, the Bears will select at No. 87 in Round 3, No. 126 in Round 4, No. 162 in Round 5, and Nos. 222 and 238 in Round 7.

Mayer’s Chalk Talk: How active will Bears be in free agency? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how active the Bears will be in free agency, a Bears record that likely will never be broken and if Mitchell Trubisky’s career passer rating is the best in franchise history.

Triple Doink: Bears to Release Cody Parkey - Bleacher Nation - The Bears are planning to kick Cody Parkey to the curb.


O’Gorman: New, Young Head Coaches Smart To Add Veteran Coordinators - Our Turf Football - OTFB’s Dayna O’Gorman looks at 4 NFL teams who hope the mix of young head coaches with fresh ideas and veteran coaches with experience will be the recipe to win in 2019.

Chiefs sign E.J. Manuel, three others – ProFootballTalk - The Chiefs announced the signings of four free agents, including quarterback E.J. Manuel. They also signed receivers Sammie Coates and Davon Grayson and defensive back Dontae Johnson. Manuel, 28, has not played an NFL game since 2017. The Raiders cut him out of the preseason in 2018.

With three first-rounders, Jon Gruden leaving options open – ProFootballTalk - With three first-round selections, the Raiders have flexibility in the draft. Coach Jon Gruden said Friday afternoon the team will consider all options, including trading one or more of their first-rounders. “I think so,” Gruden said on The Game Plan podcast on the team’s website.

Ravens have most compensatory picks in history – ProFootballTalk - The NFL has awarded compensatory picks since 1994. No team has more than the Ravens have all-time and by a wide margin. The Ravens have received 50 extra choices in history, which means losing more or better compensatory free agents (CFA) than it acquired the previous year based on a formula usin...


2019 NFL free agency: 4 cornerbacks the Detroit Lions should avoid - Pride Of Detroit - Free agent cornerbacks the Lions should avoid

Roster review: Should the Teez Tabor experiment continue? - Pride Of Detroit - The corner has disappointed thus far, has he earned another chance?

2019 NFL Draft: Vikings given three compensatory picks - Daily Norseman - And, yes, the Cardinals have officially hosed us

For Packers, Odell Beckham Jr. makes more sense than Antonio Brown - Acme Packing Company - If the Giants make Odell Beckham Jr. available this offseason, the Packers have less to risk by pursuing him than disgruntled Steelers superstar Antonio Brown.

NFL Draft 2019: Packers receive no compensatory picks, as expected - Acme Packing Company - The Packers still hold ten picks in the upcoming draft, however.


Wiltfong: 2019 NFL Draft order official, here are the Bears’ picks - Windy City Gridiron - With the comp picks announced, the 2019 NFL Draft order is official.

Infante: Bears to release Cody Parkey - Windy City Gridiron - The move will officially happen on March 13 when the new league year starts.

Zeglinski: For 10th straight year, Chicago Bears awarded no compensatory draft picks - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago will have to await another year to take advantage of cheap and free draft assets.

Superfans: Happy Birthday Khalil Mack with his Top 10 Plays - Windy City Gridiron - And a hearty Chicago sized thank you to Jon Gruden! Ken's Note: Jon Gruden is an idiot.


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