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The Bear’s Den, March 14, 2019

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Three new Bears in the books, a former Bear returns to the Den, and Clinton-Dix spends the night in Chicago

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Ted Larsen #62 of the Chicago Bears blocks Sylvester Williams #92 of the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field on August 11, 2016 in Chicago
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Zeglinski: You root for laundry: Bears signing elsewhere have nothing to apologize for – The Rock River Times
“It’s different guys every year,” said Seinfeld repeatedly and famously in the early 1990s. “You’re rooting for clothes, when you get right down to it. We’re screaming about laundry.”

Emma: 2019 Bears Free Agency Tracker - 670 The Score
Follow along with all the moves from the Bears and the NFL in free agency.

Medina: Definitely Interesting - The Bears Are Reportedly Hosting Free Agent Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - Bleacher Nation
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix as a replacement for Adrian Amos would be interesting.

Emma: Bears Tender Contracts To 3 Players - 670 The Score
The Bears have locked in Isaiah Irving, Roy Robertson-Harris and Rashaad Coward.

Emma: Bears Officially Release Kicker Cody Parkey - 670 The Score
The Bears have released kicker Cody Parkey, whose lone season in Chicago will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

Emma: Bears Sign OL Ted Larsen To 1-Year Deal - 670 The Score
The Bears have signed offensive lineman Ted Larsen to a one-year deal.

Emma: Bears Decline Qualifying Offers For DeAndre Houston-Carson, Patrick Scales - 670 The Score
Both players have become free agents.

Mayer: Bears ink offensive lineman Larsen - ChicagoBears.com
The Bears on Wednesday signed free-agent offensive lineman Ted Larsen to a one-year contract. Larsen spent the past two seasons with the Dolphins after playing for the Bears in 2016.

Officially Official: Cody Parkey Is No Longer a Chicago Bear - Bleacher Nation
Cody Parkey’s time in Chicago is over.

Under Center Podcast: Happy New League Year! - NBC Sports Chicago
JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and Paul Aspan look at the Packers having better Super Bowl odds than the Bears, if recently-cut Eric Berry could make sense in Chicago and take a deep dive into Cordarrelle Patterson with NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry.

Andracki: Bears reportedly courting free agent safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - NBC Sports Chicago
The Packers filled their need at safety by snapping a former Bear off the market and now Ryan Pace may be following suit, with a report indicating their interest in Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Santoromita: Bears make it official: Cody Parkey has been released - NBC Sports Chicago
The worst kept secret around the Bears this offseason has been that Cody Parkey would not be back with the team. It was made official on Wednesday.

Neveau: Chicago Bears Announce Contracts for Trio of Free Agents - NBC Chicago
Wednesday marks the official beginning of the NFL league year, and the Chicago Bears have announced a trio of signings to kick off free agency.

Perez: Chicago Bears host pre-draft visit with FAU RB Devin Singletary - Bears Wire
The Chicago Bears hosted a pre-draft visit with 2019 NFL draft RB prospect Devin Singletary

Perez: Bears sign offensive lineman Ted Larsen for second stint in Chicago - Bears Wire
The Chicago Bears signed offensive lineman Ted Larsen to a one-year deal. He started eight games for the team back in 2016.

Mayer: Bears agree to terms with Patterson - ChicagoBears.com
The Bears on Wednesday announced that they have agreed to terms, pending a physical, with versatile return specialist/receiver Cordarrelle Patterson on a two-year contract.

Mayer: Bears add veteran cornerback Skrine - ChicagoBears.com
The Bears on Wednesday announced that they have agreed to terms, pending a physical, with veteran cornerback Buster Skrine on a three-year contract.

Mayer: Bears add running back Mike Davis - ChicagoBears.com
The Bears on Wednesday announced that they have agreed to terms, pending a physical, with running back Mike Davis on a two-year contract.

Mayer: Bears tender exclusive FAs, release Parkey - ChicagoBears.com
The Bears on Wednesday tendered contracts to exclusive rights free agents Rashaad Coward, Isaiah Irving and Roy Robertson-Harris while also releasing kicker Cody Parkey.

Jahns: What NFC North's big spending says about Bears, Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times
The Bears watched the Packers and Lions spend big in free agency this year.

Finley: Bears hosting former Packers S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: report - Sun Times
Before Eddie Jackson ever played a snap for the Bears, he asked his former Alabama teammate and fellow safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix what to expect.

Finley: Bears cut kicker Cody Parkey - Sun Times
The Bears said last month they planned to cut kicker Cody Parkey on the first day of the new league season. Wednesday afternoon, they did just that.

Kane: Bears open free agency with four signings, official release of Cody Parkey. But what’s next? - Chicago Tribune
As free agency officially opened, Wednesday afternoon passed rather quietly on the Bears front as other players and teams screamed on social media about their new matches.

Wiederer: Was the Le'Veon Bell-to-the-Bears fantasy all just a hope-filled hallucination? - Chicago Tribune
For Bears fans looking for a shortcut to the Super Bowl, this week's dreams of running back Le'Veon Bell coming to Chicago were both fantastic and short-lived. Now, with Bell set to join the New York Jets and the Bears staying practical in free agency, a new perspective is needed.

Hub Arkush: Bears get a difference-maker in Patterson - Daily Herald
The Bears and GM Ryan Pace have a game plan, and with the addition of Cordarrelle Patterson they appear to be executing it awfully well.

Stankevitz: The Bears were never going to sign Le’Veon Bell, and that's totally fine - NBC Sports Chicago
The Bears were never going to sign Le'Veon Bell, and that was the right approach to take by general manager Ryan Pace.

POLISH SAUSAGE

John Elway: Joe Flacco a “perfect fit” for what Broncos want to do – ProFootballTalk
The Broncos trade for Joe Flacco became official Wednesday afternoon, though a blizzard delayed Flacco’s arrival to Denver. The Broncos decided a trade for Flacco was preferable to another year with Case Keenum. Flacco becomes the fifth starter since Peyton Manning retired after the 2015 season.

Jaguars release QB Blake Bortles after signing Foles - NFL.com
The inevitable has become a reality in Duval. As the NFL’s new year officially opened, Blake Bortles’ tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars officially ended.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Tuesday’s free agent haul begins to amend the Packers’ forgettable 2015 draft class - Acme Packing Company
In a flurry of external free agent spending, Green Bay took the first step in making up for its lost draft of 2015.

2019 NFL free agency: Packers to re-sign Marcedes Lewis to 1-year deal - Acme Packing Company
The Packers’ new blocking tight end is the same as their old one.

NFL free agency winners; PFF likes Detroit Lions’ early haul - Pride Of Detroit
It’s early, but the Lions have done enough to get some national recognition.

Report: Anthony Barr ‘loved Lions,’ but Trey Flowers was Patricia’s priority - Pride Of Detroit
If not for Matt Patricia’s desire to sign the former Patriots pass rusher, the Lions could have went with Anthony Barr instead.

NFL teams interested in Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes - Daily Norseman
The week just keeps getting more interesting in Minnesota

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: Grading Ryan Pace - Free Agent Departures and Cuts 2015-2016 - Windy City Gridiron
As free agency kicks off, it’s worth looking at how past moves by Ryan Pace have worked out.

Wiltfong: How will the new Bears affect the depth chart? - Windy City Gridiron
Let’s see how the new Chicago Bears will fit on the 2019 team...

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