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Free agency is fully into it’s second wave and the Bears roster still has a couple of depth holes to fill

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Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers
The fan debate continues, Amos vs Clinton-Dix
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT

Video Highlights: Marvin Hall - ChicagoBears.com - Check out highlights from new Bears wide receiver Marvin Hall.

Medina: Eddie Jackson’s Pitch and Chicago’s Culture Change Helped Sell Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on Joining the Bears - Bleacher Nation - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s journey to Chicago has Florida roots.

Johnson: 2019 NFL Draft - running backs - Our Turf Football - OTFB’s Lisa Johnson isn’t sure that a running back will be drafted in the 1st round. But if they do, she looks at 3 that could come off first.

Soble: Why the Bears Have to Sign Justin Houston - The Loop Sports - In one of the more ridiculous player acquisition periods of the past decade, the Bears were forced to stay relatively quiet. While the Ravens inked Earl

Chamberlain: Why Bears secondary will need time to process losing Bryce Callahan - Bearmaven - Bears hope doing secondary shuffle precedes doing another Super Bowl Shuffle.

Clayton: In NFL free agency, the biggest moves rarely prove to be worth the price - Chicago Tribune - In the NFL, chasing big free agency moves is more likely to end in disappointment than success.

Cox: ‘Forever grateful’ Adrian Amos thanks Bears, city of Chicago in blog post - NBC Sports Chicago - Adrian Amos, who signed with the Packers last week, thanked the Bears and the city of Chicago in a blog post.

Campbell: Bears' restrained approach to free agency affirms their bet on quarterback Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - The Bears' restrained approach to free agency affirms their bet on Mitch Trubisky, specifically the natural progression they expect from him in the second year of Matt Nagy's offense.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Farrar’s Mock Draft 3.0: Raiders, Giants make big moves in Doug Farrar’s latest mock draft - TouchdownWire - How could free agency change the draft? In this mock, two teams are making moves for the first two overall picks.

NFLPA, agents at odds as CBA talks near (and the owners love it) – ProFootballTalk - Lost in the commencement of free agency was the climax to long-lingering hostilities between the NFL Players Association and the agents who represent players in contract negotiations.

28 players still available on PFT’s Free Agent Top 100 – ProFootballTalk - The steady flow of signings since free agency officially opened last Wednesday has taken almost three-quarters of PFT’s Free Agent Top 100 list off the board. Free agency opened at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday afternoon and Sunday morning finds 72 of the players who were on the list off the market.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Which NFC North team won Week 1 of free agency? - Pride Of Detroit - Which team helped themselves the most for the 2019 season?

Lions re-sign CB Marcus Cooper - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions added to their corner depth by bringing back Cooper.

Detroit Lions top needs: Power ranking the biggest holes on the roster - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions plugged some major holes in the first wave of free agency. How do their positional needs stack up now?

What is the Detroit Lions’ biggest strength? - Pride Of Detroit - Where have the Lions improved most upon this offseason (already)?

No, the Vikings aren’t going to trade Stefon Diggs to Washington - Daily Norseman - Seriously, we shouldn’t even have to say this

Former Packers LB Jake Ryan signs with Jaguars in free agency, per report - Acme Packing Company - And now the 2015 draft class is fully gone.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berckes & Snyder's Bears Over Beers Episode 3: Free Agency Recap - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and EJ recap the Chicago Bears free agency and try to figure out what is going on in New York.

Schmitz' Anatomy of a Play: Chicago Bears’ Akiem Hicks Denies the Dolphins at the Goal Line - Windy City Gridiron - Robert S. continues his series, Anatomy of a Play, by dipping back into his stack of plays that didn’t get enough attention. This time he reviews Akiem Hicks’ dramatic goal line forced fumble in Miami.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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