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Another returner signed, along with depth on the defensive line. Questions remain about OLB depth, though.

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Aaron Lynch #99 of the Chicago Bears tackles Jamaal Williams #30 of the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at Soldier Field on December 16, 2018 in Chicago
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

5@5: Will Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Exceed Adrian Amos’ Production? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Emma: Bears’ Actions At Running Back Call Jordan Howard’s Future Into Question - 670 The Score - The Bears’ extensive scouting work on running back prospects further clouds Jordan Howard’s future.

Emma: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Turned Down More Lucrative Offers For Bears - 670 The Score - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix turned down more lucrative offers to sign with the Bears in free agency.

Emma: Bears Re-Sign DL Nick Williams To 1-Year Deal - 670 The Score - The Bears have re-signed defensive lineman Nick Williams on a one-year deal.

Medina: Bears Sign Free Agent Receiver (and Speedster!) Marvin Hall - Bleacher Nation - The Bears added another speed merchant in Marvin Hall, who ran a blazing 40-yard dash time in 2016.

Getting to Know the Bears New All-Purpose Threat: Cordarrelle Patterson - Bleacher Nation - Cordarrelle Patterson is here to get things done and have fun while doing so.

Dannehy: In Early Free Agency, the Bears Have Given Themselves Options at Running Back - Da Bears Blog - Under Ryan Pace, the Bears have always tried to give themselves multiple options on draft weekend by filling roster holes in free agency. That approach held true earlier this week as the team signed two veteran options at running back. Mike Davis isn’t a household name. Most probably wouldn’t consider Cordarrelle Patterson a running back. But the two men give the Bears needed flexibility at a pivotal position.

Campbell: Bears Sign WR Marvin Hall To 1-Year Deal - 670 The Score - The Bears have signed receiver Marvin Hall to a one-year deal in free agency. Ken’s Note: Marvin Hall has “Ludicrous Speed”

Neveau: Bryce Callahan Reportedly Leaving Bears to Sign With Vic Fangio, Broncos - NBC Chicago - The Chicago Bears will say goodbye to another one of their free agents, as cornerback Bryce Callahan has reportedly reunited with former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in Denver.

Mayer: Jackson helped Bears land Clinton-Dix - ChicagoBears.com - Six years after Ha Ha Clinton-Dix helped recruit fellow Florida native Eddie Jackson to Alabama, Jackson returned the favor, leading to a reunion of the two safeties in the Bears secondary.

Chalk Talk: What’s expected from Patterson? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the impact he thinks that Cordarrelle Patterson will make with the Bears, if the Bears should draft a kicker and how many Bears free agents have signed with other teams.

Mayer: 3 things we learned from free-agent signees - ChicagoBears.com - Cordarrelle Patterson’s admiration for a former Bears great is just one of the interesting tidbits that was revealed during conference calls with three of the team’s free-agent acquisitions.

Mayer: Bears ink free-agent receiver Marvin Hall - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Friday inked free-agent Marvin Hall, who spent the past two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons as a reserve receiver and kickoff returner.

Mayer: Bears re-sign Nick Williams to one-year deal - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Friday re-signed defensive tackle Nick Williams to a one-year contract. Williams appeared in two games last season for the NFC North champions.

Medina: Broncos to Sign Bryce Callahan… Which Puts the Bears in Line to Get a Compensatory Draft Pick in 2020 - Bleacher Nation - Bryce Callahan's multi-year deal with the Broncos could pay off for the Bears with a compensatory draft pick next year.

Medina: Getting to Know New Bears Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: Career Stats, Fit, History, More - Bleacher Nation - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix brings different things to the strong safety spot.

Finley: CB Bryce Callahan set to join coach Vic Fangio with Broncos - Sun Times - Callahan’s fate with the Bears was sealed Tuesday, when the team agreed to sign former Jets slot cornerback Buster Skrine.

Finley: Former Bears 1st-rounder Kevin White signs 1-year deal with Cardinals - Sun Times - Kevin White, the Bears' oft-injured former No. 7 overall pick, is starting over in the desert.

Potash: Analyzing the Bears’ free-agent moves, the future and more - Sun Times - He got more value than you normally get in free agency and filled key holes at nickel and safety while still leaving room for inevitable extensions.

Finley: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - I turned down more money to join Bears, pal Eddie Jackson - Sun Times - Count Jackson among the main reasons that, despite getting more lucrative offers, Clinton-Dix took a one-year deal worth a reported $3.5 million.

Kane: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was drawn to the Bears by friend Eddie Jackson — and the chance to prove himself on a 'special defense' - Chicago Tribune - New Bears safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is excited to be joining a young and special defense and particularly enthusiastic about reuniting with former Alabama teammate Eddie Jackson.

Clayton: 8 NFL free agency takeaways, including Chiefs taking step back, Packers spending big and Giants looking lost - Chicago Tribune - NFL free agency had a record-setting start this year, with 20 players moving to different teams on contracts worth $10 million or more per year. That included a pair of safeties resetting the market, a running back getting big money and several high-profile trades.

Chicago Bears Free Agency Reaction: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix / Cordarrelle Patterson / Ted Larsen - Chicago Audible Podcast - In this episode, the guys share their initial reaction and thoughts on the newest Chicago Bears Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Cordarrelle Patterson and Ted Larsen.

Stankevitz: The match between Bears, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix looks ideal - NBC Sports Chicago - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix took less money to sign with the Bears, hoping to rebuild his free agency value while trying to win a Super Bowl.

Mullin: Takeaways from early ’19 free agency: Bears not flashy, just better - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears went about their business well below the level of roster pyrotechnics of other teams. However, the question isn’t necessarily how much or on whom, but whether or not they improved.

Walton: Kevin White says goodbye to Chicago with farewell Instagram post - NBC Sports Chicago - On Friday evening, former Bears wideout Kevin White posted a message on Instagram thanking the Bears organization for the opportunity and let the fans know that despite a rough start to his career, he has big things in store for the near future.

Williams: Bryce Callahan agrees to terms with Broncos – ProFootballTalk - Well, that didn't take long. Not long after news broke that Bryce Callahan is in Denver for a visit comes word from Dianna Russini of ESPN that the cornerback has agreed to a deal with the Broncos.

A COUPLE OF PODCASTS TO CHECK OUT

Da Tailgate Show by datailgateshow on Apple Podcasts - Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of Da Tailgate Show by datailgateshow for free.

The Halas Hall Brawl Podcast by TheBearsBrawl on Apple Podcasts - Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of The Halas Hall Brawl Podcast by TheBearsBrawl for free.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Tyreek Hill investigated in battery case on a child – ProFootballTalk - Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is reportedly being investigated for battery on his young son. The Kansas City Star reports that a police report lists a juvenile as the victim, and that the victim is Hill’s son. The Star reports that Hill’s son was left with a broken arm.

NFL suspends Browns RB Kareem Hunt eight games - NFL.com - The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt eight games for violations to the personal conduct policy.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Detroit Lions free agency: TE Daniel Brown visiting on Friday - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit is looking at some more tight end depth.

NFL free agency: Detroit Lions hosting WR Tommylee Lewis, RB Malcolm Brown - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are starting to look at some offensive weapons in free agency.

Report: Vikings interested in OT Ryan Schraeder - Daily Norseman - He was released by the Falcons on Wednesday

Report: Vikings make contract offer to Nick Easton - Daily Norseman - He could be back in the fold again soon

Packers sign Geronimo Allison to one-year deal, ending restricted free agency concerns - Acme Packing Company - The Packers get their young receiver back for another season in 2019 after agreeing to a new contract.

How a few minor factors will have a major impact on Aaron Rodgers’ future - Acme Packing Company - Every adjustment Aaron Rodgers made to his game made sense, but most of them are terrible for his long-term effectiveness.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Bryce Callahan to reunite with Vic Fangio in Denver, departs Bears - Windy City Gridiron
Formerly one of the Bears’ most underrated players, Callahan is reuniting with his long-time - defensive coordinator at Mile High.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears sign Marvin Hall, shore up depth and special teams - Windy City Gridiron - The former standout Atlanta special teams gunner is on his way to Chicago.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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