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The Bear’s Den, March 28, 2019

Pace & Nagy speak, Howard’s future in question and “that person from Wisconsin” is photo-sacked yet again

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) fumbles the ball after getting sacked by Chicago Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd (94) in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Floyd recovered the fumble for a touchdown.
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Sikes: Bears Are Considering Using Roy Robertson-Harris At OLB - Club Dub Bears Blog - The Bears are in desperate need of adding depth to their edge rusher/outside linebacker position. The need stems from the release of Sam Acho earlier this month and the uncertain future of free agent, Aaron Lynch. The team has already expressed interest in retaining Lynch, for the right price. However, if he gets the money he’s asking for from a different team, the Bears will need to address it via free agency or the draft.

Mayer: McCaskey lauds Pace-Nagy partnership - - Bears chairman George H. McCaskey cites the collaboration between NFL executive of the year Ryan Pace and coach of the year Matt Nagy as a significant factor in the team’s resurgence.

Medina: Ryan Pace’s 2016 and 2017 Drafts Literally Saved His Job - Bleacher Nation - There was plenty of risk in giving GM Ryan Pace an extension in January 2018, but the pay-off has been something else!

Medina: Yoga Enthusiast Khalil Mack Worked Out During the Super Bowl, Because Of Course He Did - Bleacher Nation - Khalil Mack says yoga has helped him find flexibility, explosiveness, and balance. Now, where do I sign up?

Greenfield: Checking in on the NFC North quarterbacks - Our Turf Football - What will 2019 look like for the NFC North quarterbacks? OTFB’s Sonja Greenfield looks at each one and gives an idea of what 2019 may look like.

Chicago Bears Podcast: Hoge & Jahns with Bears coach Matt Nagy, GM Ryan Pace - Sun Times - The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio's Adam Hoge sit down and talk with Bears coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace.

Jahns: Bears chairman George McCaskey's great story about a lost ring ... and more - Sun Times - Chairman George McCaskey had plenty to discuss when he met with reporters after the league meetings concluded Tuesday night.

Campbell: The Bears aren't just answering the phone about Jordan Howard — they're dialing out - Chicago Tribune - The Bears running back situation remains a puzzle. Jordan Howard could be traded. Drafting one seems like a no-brainer. Tarik Cohen is a reliable, do-it-all flash of lightning. And free agents Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson were targeted because they fit Nagy's preference for versatility.

Campbell: George McCaskey teases new 'classic' Bears uniform, talks dancing at Club Dub, Khalil Mack and more - Chicago Tribune - George McCaskey teased a new "classic" Bears uniform for their 100th season, talked Cubs TV network, dancing at Club Dub, Khalil Mack, replay expansion and much more at the NFL owners' meetings.

Wiederer & Campbell: Bitmojis, kickers and a missing Super Bowl ring: Wrapping up the NFL owners' meetings on the Bear Download podcast - Chicago Tribune - Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer wrap up the NFL owners' meetings in Phoenix: Assessing the unmistakable confidence and energy Matt Nagy is exuding (3:00 mark), moving the...

Arkush: Bears' coach Nagy's convinced having fun and winning championships don't have to be mutually exclusive - Daily Herald - A remarkably successful rookie campaign as the biggest Bear in the den at Halas Hall has done little to curb his enthusiasm or diminish the joy Bears coach Matt Nagy takes from being an NFL head coach.

Stankevitz: Bears leave Arizona fired up for season opener against Packers - NBC Sports Chicago - It won't happen until Sept. 5, but there was a palpable excitement from the Bears this week about playing the Packers to begin the 2019 NFL season.

Under Center Podcast Ep. 195: Breaking down Nagy and Pace's interviews from the NFL Owners Meetings - NBC Sports Chicago - Paul and Cam dial up J.J. from Arizona, where he spent the week covering the annual Owners Meetings.

Matt Nagy Offers Correct Pronunciation of Chris Blewitt's Name - NBC Chicago - Chicago Bears fans had a good laugh about the team’s decision to sign kicker Chris Blewitt earlier this offseason, but according to head coach Matt Nagy, the assumed pronunciation of the name isn’t correct.

Jordan Howard's Future With Bears Sparks Speculation - NBC Chicago - The fate of Jordan Howard has been on the minds of Chicago Bears fans throughout the offseason, but there is at least one prominent football scribe who thinks there’s a chance he could be suiting up in...

Jahns: Why the Bears’ brass is excited about the massive expansion of Halas Hall - Sun Times - When the Bears get home from the NFL owners meetings, there will be new offices to move into at Halas Hall as part of the expansion.


Bengals will not extend Andy Dalton’s deal before season – ProFootballTalk - The Bengals will not extend quarterback Andy Dalton’s contract before the 2019 season, owner Mike Brown said, via Fletcher Page of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The team wants to see what Dalton does in new coach Zac Taylor’s offense.

Eagles’ draft strategy? Lurie: “We believe in volume” – ProFootballTalk - When the Eagles identified Carson Wentz as a future franchise quarterback, they did what they had to do to trade up and draft him. But aside from trading up for a franchise quarterback, the Eagles favor trading down.

Jordy Nelson to retire from NFL after 11 seasons - - Jordy Nelson is calling it quits after 11 seasons. The former Packers and Raiders wide receiver is retiring from the NFL, per ex-teammate James Jones.

NFL madness! Sixteen teams to spotlight for the 2019 season - - With a nod to the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16, Adam Schein spotlights the 16 teams to keep an eye, predicting playoff participants and bubble teams for the 2019 season.


The Detroit Lions won’t change their uniforms in 2019 - Pride Of Detroit - Don’t expect any uniform changes in the next couple years.

Minnesota Vikings extend contract of GM Rick Spielman - Daily Norseman - He’s now signed through 2020

After bolstering defense in free agency, the Packers can justify drafting a tight end early - Acme Packing Company - Tight end may not be considered a premium position, but in Matt LaFleur’s offense it just might be. For a Packers team looking for a complement to Davante Adams, they might find it in a player like T.J. Hockenson.


Sunderbruch: The 2019 Bears Draft - Uncharted Waters - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears enter the 2019 draft in an unusual position—neither to they matter much to the draft nor does the draft matter very much to them.

Schmitz' Chicago Bears Film Study: Comparing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Adrian Amos - Windy City Gridiron - Robert S. dives into the film vault to evaluate both new Bears and old, analyzing the play tendencies of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Adrian Amos.

Wiltfong: If you don’t think the Bears should open the NFL’s 100th season, then you are an idiot - Windy City Gridiron - There are some awful takes circulating about the NFL’s 2019 season opener, so please allow us to set the record straight.

Leming's Bears Mailbag: Draft talk, possible extensions, the running back situation and edge rushing depth options - Windy City Gridiron - With free agency winding down and draft talk on the forefront, this week’s mailbag is another hard hitter.

Wiltfong: Matt Nagy on the Bears free agent acquisitions - Windy City Gridiron - Matt Nagy met the media yesterday and he talked about how excited he was for his 2019 free agents.


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