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Hoge: Even At A Lower Price, Trading Jordan Howard Made Sense | WGN Radio - 720 AM - A trade that has been expected for months finally materialized Thursday night, as the Bears sent Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2020 sixth round pick that could eventually turn into a fifth round pick, depending on the conditions.
Mayer: Bears re-sign DB DeAndre Houston-Carson - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Friday re-signed safety DeAndre Houston-Carson to a one-year contract. The 2016 sixth-round draft pick has appeared in 32 games in three seasons, contributing primarily on special teams.
Mayer: Bears believe in their revamped backfield - ChicagoBears.com - It will sport a new look after at least one addition and one subtraction, but the Bears are confident that their retooled backfield will boast depth and diversity in 2019.
Medina: With Jordan Howard Gone, How Will the Bears Address Their Running Game? - Bleacher Nation - For the first time since 2015, the Bears’ running backs room won’t feature Jordan Howard. So what’s next?
Medina: The Bears Are Bringing Back Safety DeAndre Houston-Carson on a One-Year Deal - Bleacher Nation - Valued reserve safety and special teams contributor DeAndre Houston-Carson is back for another year.
Bernstein: I Won’t Miss Jordan Howard - 670 The Score - Howard simply wasn’t quick or elusive enough to fit in Matt Nagy’s offense.
Bears Re-Sign DeAndre Houston-Carson On 1-Year Deal - 670 The Score - The Bears have re-signed DeAndre Houston-Carson, who’s a backup defensive back and a key special teams contributor.
Emma: Why The Bears Traded Jordan Howard - 670 The Score - In trading running back Jordan Howard to the Eagles, the Bears moved on from a player they didn’t desire anymore and gathered what they could in return.
Biggs: A lack of success forced Ryan Pace to chase pricey free agents. Now the Bears can bide their time with ample cap room - Chicago Tribune - After years of being very active in the first wave of free agency when teams are forced to overpay by nature, the Bears were able to be more reserved this time around. They have ample cap room for now, making it a better situation for GM Ryan Pace.
Biggs: DeAndre Houston-Carson, special-teams standout, returns to Bears on 1-year contract - Chicago Tribune - The Bears re-signed safety DeAndre Houston-Carson to a one-year contract Friday, bringing back one of their core special teams players. He tied for the team lead in tackles on special teams last season and contributed to the dime defense late in the year.
Jordan Howard Traded to the Eagles (Plus: NFC North Defensive Bracket Breakdown) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Jordan Howard is no longer a Chicago Bear. Check out our raw instant reaction Plus, we go through and rank each NFC North team at every defensive position.
Ingalls: Trading Jordan Howard Hurts, But It Doesn’t Matter - Chicago Audible Blog - It may sting letting go of a productive back such as Jordan Howard, recent history proves that Super Bowl teams don't typically rely on a featured back.
Stankeviz: Why trading running back Jordan Howard to the Eagles made sense for the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - For as good a player as Howard is, his fit within Nagy's system never quite worked.
Mullin: Bears make winning deal sending Jordan Howard to Eagles through Chicago-Philly 'pipeline' - NBC Sports Chicago - From the beginning of Matt Nagy’s tenure as Bears head coach, the question became not if Jordan Howard would be on his way out of Chicago, but rather when.
5 Players the Bears Could Target to Replace Jordan Howard - NBC Chicago - The Chicago Bears don't have a first or second round draft pick this season, but they could still make a move to snag a running back as they look to replace Jordan Howard.
Sikes: Jordan Howard Thanks Bears Organization - Club Dub Bears Blog - It was just a matter of time before what happened yesterday became official. Jordan Howard is no longer a Chicago Bear.
Sikes: Trey Burton On His First Year In Chicago “Bears Fans Are Awesome” - Club Dub Bears Blog - Looking back at the end of the 2017 season, the Bears tight end situation was pretty bleak. Zach Miller’s career ended in New Orleans on a horrific knee injury, Dion Sims continued to show that he was not reliable, and they had an unproven rookie in Adam Shaheen.
Orr: Ranking NFL teams QB situations, best to worst - SI.com - Taking stock of NFL each team’s quarterback room—not just starting talent, but cost, health, backup quality and more. Ken's Note: Bears are 10 spots below Derek Carr, Mike Glennon and Nate Peterman? I'll have some of what Sports Illustrated is drinking, please...
Smith: Jordan Howard trade again shows Eagles prioritize compensatory picks – ProFootballTalk - The Eagles’ decision to trade a 2020 third-day pick for Bears running back Jordan Howard is another example of the value Philadelphia places on compensatory picks. That’s because Howard is heading into the final year of his rookie contract.
Jahns: Bears search for right back intensifies in draft - Sun Times - The Bears traded running back Jordan Howard to the Eagles for a sixth-round pick.
Finley: RB Jordan Howard says his goodbye to the Bears - Sun Times - ”Although it was brief, the past three years were truly an amazing experience,” Jordan Howard wrote on Twitter.
Which 2018 NFL playoff team is in the most trouble for the 2019 season? - NFL.com - The 2018 playoff field was absolutely stacked. Two months later, following loads of offseason movement, which 2018 playoff team is in the most trouble heading toward the 2019 campaign? Let’s debate!
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NFL poll: Everyone agrees the Detroit Lions got better in free agency - Pride Of Detroit - Lions fans are seriously chugging the Kool-Aid.
NFL free agency: Former Lions TE Luke Willson signs with Raiders - Pride Of Detroit - For yet another offseason, the Lions will move on from their previous year’s tight end talent.
Grading the Vikings’ free agency moves so far - Daily Norseman - Has Minnesota gotten better in the last three weeks?
The draft offers depth, but expect the Packers’ biggest improvements at WR to come from within - Acme Packing Company - The NFL Draft is rich in second-day receiving prospects, but Green Bay’s three choices a year ago figure to set the tone for the position in 2019.
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Wiltfong: Bears re-sign DeAndre Houston-Carson - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have brought back special teams stand out DeAndre Houston-Carson.
Wiltfong & Gowton: Jordan Howard - 5 things to know about the Eagles’ new running back - Bleeding Green Nation - Bears perspective on Philadelphia’s new backfield member.
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