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In a move surprising to nobody, the Bears trade Jordan Howard for a draft pick and more Bears news

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Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers is sacked by Leonard Floyd #94 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.The Bears defeated the Packers 24-17.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

JORDAN HOWARD

Florio: Bears trade Jordan Howard to Eagles – ProFootballTalk - His 2018 season ended against the Eagles. His 2019 will start with them. Running back Jordan Howard has been traded from the Bears to the Eagles. Philly has announced that they have secured the rights to Howard in exchange for a conditional 2020 draft pick.

Bergman: Eagles acquire Bears RB Jordan Howard in trade - NFL.com - The Chicago Bears finally moved Jordan Howard. Chicago shipped the running back to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional 2020 draft pick on Thursday night.

Finley: Bears trade RB Jordan Howard to Eagles for 2020 pick - Sun Times - Days after admitting they were listening to trade offers for Jordan Howard, the Bears traded their running back to the Eagles.

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: The ‘Yin And Yang’ Of Pace And Nagy - WGN Radio - From “four years of hell” to sudden darlings in the NFL, the Chicago Bears’ remarkable shift to relevance was on full display over four days at the Arizona Biltmore during the NFL Annual Meeting.

Medina: Jordan Howard Traded to the Eagles - Bleacher Nation - After three years in Chicago, Jordan Howard has been traded to Philadelphia.

Emma: Bears Trade RB Jordan Howard To Eagles - 670 The Score - The Bears will receive a 2020 conditional draft pick in return.

Mayer: Bears trade RB Jordan Howard to Eagles - ChicagoBears.com - The Chicago Bears have traded running back Jordan Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles for a sixth-round draft pick in 2020. Conditions of the trade could potentially flex the pick to a 2020 fifth rounder.

Eurich: Chicago Bears trade running back Jordan Howard - 247Sports - Thursday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Chicago Bears had traded Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2020 pick. The Eagles later confirmed the move. The pick being exchanged is currently a sixth-rounder, but it can change to a fifth.

PRE/HOWARD TRADE BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT

Mayer: Bears backfield boasts depth, diversity - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears feel they already possess a talented mix of running backs with different styles, but the position could continue to evolve throughout the rest of the offseason.

Mayer’s Chalk Talk: What is Zach Miller’s status? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses tight end Zach Miller’s status, trade rumors involving running back Jordan Howard and why the Bears signed kick returner Marvin Hall shortly after inking star kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson.

Medina: Roy Robertson-Harris Could Be a Creative Alternative to the Bears Pass-Rush Depth Issue - Bleacher Nation - The Bears might get creative in finding some more playing time for Roy Robertson-Harris.

Medina: Jordan Howard’s Future with the Bears Remains Unclear - Bleacher Nation - Matt Nagy didn’t dismiss the Jordan Howard trade rumors when talking about the Bears’ backfield.

Hughes: Packers/Bears, Pass Interference, Ted Phillips & More! - Da Bears Blog - My Thoughts: I hate it. The opening Sunday of NFL football is my favorite day of the entire year and if the Bears are not playing in that early window it is ruined for me. (Hopefully the Bills are home that weekend so I can make something of the whole experience. I’ll just go up there and eat the world’s best wings and drink Blue Light.)

Wiedman: NFL made the right call opening with Bears-Packer rivalry - Our Turf Football - The NFL has decided its opening game. OTFB’s Wanda Wiedman gives us the reasons why it’s appropriate for the Bears and Packers to play first.

Schmitz’ Chicago Bears Film Study: Comparing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Adrian Amos’ Defensive Fits - Windy City Gridiron - In part 2 of his Clinton-Dix/Amos comparison, Robert S. looks at how Amos and HCD fit into their new defenses.

Jahns: Bears still finalizing plans for Raiders matchup in London - Sun Times - The Bears are playing the Raiders in London this year.

Jahns: Safety switch only adds more intrigue to Bears-Packers season opener - Sun Times - Safety Adrian Amos will play the Bears for the first time -- and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will do the same against the Packers.

Wiederer: Bears storylines from Arizona - Joe Maddon’s advice for ‘fearless’ Matt Nagy, London travel questions and Bryce Callahan’s exit after his investment - Chicago Tribune - As the owners meetings wrap up in Arizona, Dan Wiederer looks at how advice from Cubs manager Joe Maddon could help Bears coach Matt Nagy and the 2019 Bears. In addition, the Bears’ London travel plans are being discussed and Bryce Callahan’s exit has become clearer.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Did Matt Nagy clear up Jordan Howard’s future? Should third OLB spot be concerning? What does Year 2 hold for Javon Wims? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. Did coach Matt Nagy clear up Jordan Howard’s status when he spoke earlier this week at the NFL owners meeting? Is the third outside linebacker spot becoming a concern? What role will Javon Wims have in Year 2?

Letizia: Chicago Bears Draft Prospect Profile - EDGE Christian Miller - Chicago Audible Blog - The Chicago Bears can fill their need for a third pass rusher by drafting Alabama’s Christian Miller with the 87th pick in the NFL Draft.

Schwarz: Matt Nagy on the Growth Needed by Mitch Trubisky in 2019. - Club Dub Bears Blog - I’m listening to the “Chicago Tribune Bear Download Podcast” and there is an interview with Matt Nagy. We have all heard Nagy talk about how he expects the offense to take a big jump in 2019. He’s said over and over how it takes two years for his playbook to be fully installed. Nagy has also mentioned that in year two, things will begin to click and guys will be faster at making plays.

Sikes: What Went Wrong - Trubisky’s Interceptions In 2018 Season (Final Part) - Club Dub Bears Blog - Well here we are. The final part of the “What Went Wrong” series. I want to thank you all for following along on this journey. Hopefully next season I only have to look at a handful of these.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL’s top five rivalries for 2019 season: Browns-Steelers at No. 1! - NFL.com - The 2019 NFL season will begin with the league’s oldest grudge match: Bears vs. Packers. With that in mind, which rivalries could truly shine in the coming campaign? Adam Rank provides his top five. Ken’s Note: WRONG! Not included on this list is the only rivalry that matters, Bears vs. Those People From Wisconsin.

Who benefits more from new replay rule, offense or defense? – ProFootballTalk - With replay review now available for both defensive and offensive pass interference, an obvious question arises: Does this change benefit offense, defense, or both sides equally? Given the perception (reality) that defensive pass interference gets called more frequently than offensive pass interf...

KNOW THY ENEMY

Jordy Nelson’s peak years have gone underappreciated - Acme Packing Company - Nelson doesn’t have the longevity of many other receivers, but his peak production makes him an all-time great.

Ed Oliver Pro Day results: Houston DT dominates the day - Pride Of Detroit - Ed Oliver may have sealed his future as a top-10 pick.

Matt Patricia explains why Jarrad Davis has it harder than most linebackers - Pride Of Detroit - It hasn’t been an easy road for Jarrad Davis.

The Detroit Lions are getting considerably younger on defense - Pride Of Detroit - The future looks bright for this budding Lions defense.

Packers fans overwhelmingly say that Brian Gutekunst improved the team in free agency - Acme Packing Company - You’d be hard-pressed to find a Packers fan who thinks the team got worse this spring.

Daily Norseman FanPulse: Confidence increases slightly, still not great - Daily Norseman - Fans still aren’t terribly happy with the team

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Have the Bears improved in free agency? - Windy City Gridiron - We take a look at our first FanPulse results of the off season to see if you guys think the Bears got better in free agency, and to check our confidence level in the team’s direction.

Curl & Berckes’ Chicago Bears Blither-Blather: Free Agency, Snacks, and 100 years of Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Patti and Jeff return to discuss the Bears’ new signings and the most appropriate Bear celebration snacks.

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