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The Bear’s Den, March 25, 2019

Ryan Pace wins major award, selected by his peers as the Bears surf the second wave of free agency

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Pernell McPhee #92 of the Chicago Bears sacks Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at Soldier Field
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Ferrari: 8 Under-the-Radar Options The Chicago Bears Should Be Looking At - 247Sports - There are still some holes the Chicago Bears need to fill in free agency. The next tier offers some solid players. Here are 8 under-the-radar free agent options.

Bears’ Ryan Pace Named NFL’s Executive Of Year - 670 The Score - Bears general manager Ryan Pace has been named the NFL Executive of the Year in voting by his peers.

Kane: Bears GM Ryan Pace voted NFL Executive of the Year by his peers - Chicago Tribune - General manager Ryan Pace rebuilt the Bears in 2018 with a new coach, new star and new receiving corps, and it paid off with a 12-4 regular-season record and the team’s first NFC North title since 2010.

Kane: Mike Singletary’s best memory wasn’t the Bears’ Super Bowl XX win — it was the work. And now, the work landed him in Memphis with the AAF. - Chicago Tribune - Mike Singletary’s reasoning for his recent decisions to join the Alliance of American Football is typically straightforward. “It was an opportunity to be head coach,” he says simply. Even after all these years, he still is seeking mastery of the game, for himself and those he teaches.

Perez: Bears in strong salary cap position after 1st wave of free agency - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears rank in the middle of the NFL in salary cap space after the first wave of 2019 NFL free agency

Cox: Bears GM Ryan Pace named ‘Executive of the Year’ by Sporting News - Bears Wire - Sporting News named Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace the Executive of the Year for his work in 2018.

Mayer: Pace receives NFL executive of year award - - After transforming the Bears into a division champion in 2018, general manager Ryan Pace was presented with the Sporting News NFL Executive of the Year Award Sunday at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix.

Medina: Bears GM Ryan Pace Wins Sporting News NFL Executive of the Year Award (As Voted On By His Peers!) - Bears Wire - Some much-deserved love for GM Ryan Pace.

Jahns: Risks with rewards - Why Ted Phillips sees a ‘special’ future for the Bears - Sun Times - With Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace, the Bears arrived in Phoenix for the NFL annual meetings this week in a good place.

Jahns: Bears GM Ryan Pace voted Sporting News’ NFL executive of the year - Sun Times - The Bears went 12-4 last season, making their first playoff appearance since the 2010 season.


John Mara is only Competition Committee member opposed to onside kick alternative – ProFootballTalk - The “fourth-and-15” alternative to the onside kick appears to have a good chance of passing at this week’s owners’ meeting. That’s because Giants owner John Mara told reporters that he is the only member of the competition committee opposed to the proposal, which would allow teams to choose not t...

Rob Gronkowski retires – ProFootballTalk - Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has announced his retirement. Gronk, whose potential retirement has been the subject of a great deal of speculation for more than a year, confirmed on Instagram today that he is calling it a career.


Age 30 continues to be a factor for the Packers on internal free agents - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay has strayed away from extending players at or over the age of 30, and that trend continued this offseason.

Josh Kline: The Vikings New Right Guard - Daily Norseman - He can play guard, but can he be good?

Detroit Lions sign cornerback Rashaan Melvin - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have added another cornerback in free agency, and he could be the starter opposite Darius Slay.

Detroit Lions draft team needs: Should the Lions still draft a CB early? - Pride Of Detroit - Do the Lions now have too many pressing needs elsewhere to prioritize a cornerback in the draft?


Duerrwaechter: Bears GM Ryan Pace named Sporting News’ Exec Of The Year - Windy City Gridiron - Pace is the first Chicago Bears front office exec to have been nominated for this honor.

Schmitz: Which play from this Chicago Bears 2018 season sent the biggest chill up your spine? - Windy City Gridiron - We got so many responses on Twitter that we wanted to share some of your answers here.


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