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Nagy & Pace speak, a position swap for Daniels & Whitehair on the table? This and more sacking of “that person from Wisconsin”

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NFL: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked by Chicago Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris (95) and linebacker Khalil Mack (52) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Stankevitz: Are James Daniels, Cody Whitehair headed for a position swap? - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy hinted on Tuesday the Bears are considering moving James Daniels to center and Cody Whitehair to guard, among other newsworthy items from the NFL’s annual meeting in Arizona.

Cox: Bears open to Cody Whitehair and James Daniels switching positions - Bears Wire - All five of the Chicago Bears’ starting offensive linemen are back for 2019, but the team could still make some changes up front.

Mayer: 3 things we learned from GM Ryan Pace - ChicagoBears.com - General manager Ryan Pace spoke to reporters Tuesday about why free agents want to sign with the Bears, the tremendous versatility of recent acquisition Cordarrelle Patterson and the continuing quest to address the kicker position.

Medina: The Bears Are Considering Moving Cody Whitehair and James Daniels Back to Their Natural Positions - Bleacher Nation - A natural center moving to guard? A natural guard sliding over to center? What madness!?

Medina: GM Ryan Pace Continues to Emphasize One Specific Thing He Wants From the Bears’ Next Kicker - Bleacher Nation - After watching Cody Parkey kick in Chicago, you can see why Ryan Pace values leg strength in his next kicker.

Dannehy: Opener is Time for Bears to Retake Control of Rivalry - Da Bears Blog - What better time for the Chicago Bears to reestablish their dominance with their oldest rivals than the opener of the 2019 season? On Monday, the NFL officially announced the opening of the 2019 season, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the league with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers.

Bernstein: Bears Sound Like They’re Over Jordan Howard - 670 The Score - The Bears appear so over running back Jordan Howard, as coach Matt Nagy has been praising in others the qualities that Howard lacks.

Ryan Pace - Bears Could Add Another Kicker This Offseason - 670 The Score - The Bears have signed two kickers this offseason and want to continue adding to the competition after releasing Cody Parkey.

Sikes: Brad Biggs On 670 The Score - “The Bears Have Interest In Bringing Aaron Lynch Back” - Club Dub Bears Blog - Biggs indicated that Lynch is looking somewhere around $5 million per season, which would be roughly double his salary from last season. He stated that the Bears would like to have him back, but not at that price tag. If the Bears cannot come to agreement with Lynch, there are still enough experienced guys out there.

Jarod: Why We Expected Too Much from the Bears this Offseason - The Loop Sports - For the first time in a long time, the Bears are winners. Just two years ago this team was 3-13 with no sense of direction. Two years ago the Bears

Fox: Complete Bears Seven Round Mock Draft 3.0 - The Loop Sports - The free agent period is mostly over and draft season is upon us. Ryan Pace and his scouting staff haven't had the splashy off-season of 2018 but they've

Jahns: The five best stories that Bears coach Matt Nagy shared at NFL annual meeting - Sun Times - Coach Matt Nagy’s one-hour meeting with the media provided more than the breakfast buffet and omelette station that were only a few steps away.

Jahns: Bears owner Virginia McCaskey featured in documentary celebrating 100 seasons - Sun Times - As part of the NFL’s centennial celebration, Bears owner Virginia McCaskey is featured in a special NFL Films documentary, “A Lifetime of Sundays."

Wiederer: 5 things we learned at the NFL owners meetings, including the Matt Nagy-Andy Reid Bitmoji connection and more Mitch Trubisky love - Chicago Tribune - It's true. Bears coach Matt Nagy and Chiefs coach Andy Reid communicate with Bitmojis. That was one nugget that turned up at the NFL owners meetings. Nagy and GM Ryan Pace also offered insight on quarterback Mitch Trubisky, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.

Wiederer: 'Last year is gone' - Matt Nagy is resetting his team's focus — and that includes Jordan Howard for now — as the Bears ready for 2019 - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace are speaking with the media Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings.

Biggs: Even Matt Nagy can crack wise about the Bears' kicking situation, but he's super serious about solving the problem - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy had some lighthearted takes on the Bears' kicking situation Tuesday morning at the NFL coaches breakfast, but he's serious about finding the right man for the job. The current battle is between Chris Blewitt and Redford Jones.

Stankevitz: How the Bears see Mike Davis, Jordan Howard and their running game shaking out in 2019 - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace spoke Tuesday for the first time since rumors swirled about a possible Jordan Howard trade and the Bears signed Mike Davis.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Owners add pass interference to replay review – ProFootballTalk - The NFL finally has done the right thing. Pass interference will now be among the plays subject to replay review. It will apply both to offensive and defensive interference. And it will apply to calls and non-calls.

League owners vote to eliminate blindside blocks - NFL.com - The rule changes for the 2019 NFL season are starting to come out from the Annual League Meetings and safety is in mind, as NFL owners voted to eliminate blindside blocks,

KNOW THY ENEMY

NFL to allow challenges to pass interference calls - Pride Of Detroit - The rule comes in the aftermath of the controversial finish to the NFC championship game.

Tyrell Crosby may get looks at guard this offseason, but don’t read into it - Pride Of Detroit -If you see Crosby lined up at guard this summer, don’t jump to conclusions.

2020 Compensatory Pick Update: Vikings now up to four selections - Daily Norseman - That’s the maximum they can receive from the NFL

Report: Dolphins tried to trade for Matthew Stafford in 2018 - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions had a chance to move on from Stafford in 2018. They didn’t even consider it.

Packers, Raiders in talks to play 2019 preseason game in Canada - Acme Packing Company - The Packers could play an exhibition game against the Raiders in either Saskatchewan or Winnipeg later this year.

Aaron Rodgers has killed the Bears, who now must face him Week 1 without much to study - Acme Packing Company - Matt LaFleur’s offense may be good, or it may be bad, but facing it in Week 1 provides a unique challenge for Chicago’s dominating defense: they won’t be sure what to expect.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: Ryan Pace and the Price of Opportunity - Windy City Gridiron - Ryan Pace has a tendency to make aggressive deals. He doesn’t always make the best decisions, but his decisions are consistently guided by an understandable principle.

Duerrwaechter: Matt Nagy open to shuffling Bears’ starting O-Line (again) - Windy City Gridiron - James Daniels and Cody Whitehair might be changing positions with each other in the upcoming season.

Infante's 2019 NFL mock draft: Predicting the Bears’ picks post-free agency - Windy City Gridiron - It’s time for another mock draft!

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