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The Bear’s Den, March 6, 2019

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Today is Khalil Mack day here in the Dan, for no particular reason!



Bears Release Veteran Linebacker Sam Acho - NBC Chicago - The Chicago Bears have released linebacker Sam Acho.

Mayer: Three kickers were on display at Combine - - Planning to explore every avenue in their quest to find a new kicker, the Bears had a chance to evaluate three of the nation’s top prospects at the NFL Combine: Matt Gay, Austin Seibert and Cole Tracy.

Mayer: Bears release veteran linebacker Sam Acho - - The Bears on Tuesday released outside linebacker Sam Acho. The eight-year NFL veteran spent the past four seasons with the Bears, appearing in 51 games with 25 starts.

Medina: Another High-Risk, High-Reward Prospect Has Been Mocked to the Bears - Bleacher Nation - The Bears aren’t desperate for pass-rush help, but adding depth pieces who have a starter’s upside would be nice

2019 Offseason Outlook: In Search of the Final Piece to the Tight Ends Puzzle - Bleacher Nation - Trey Burton’s 2018 didn’t end on a high note, but he produced solid numbers in his first year with the Bears.

Medina: Patriots Let Top Kicker Stephen Gostkowski Go Un-tagged as Free Agency Looms - Bleacher Nation - Stephen Gostkowski becomes the best kicker on the market for the Bears (or any team in search of a kicking upgrade).

Dannehy: Bears Should Target Spencer Ware - Da Bears Blog - A 230-pound back with 4.6 speed isn’t what most fans are dreaming of this offseason. But Spencer Ware, a sixth-round pick by Seattle in 2013, could be the perfect fit for the 2019 Chicago Bears.

Emma: Bears Release OLB Sam Acho - 670 The Score - The Bears opened up around $2 million in cap space by releasing Acho.

Brez’s post combine Mock off-season - The Bears Brawl - The Combine is a absolute breeding ground for trade and free agency rumors.

2019 NFL mock draft: How Kyler Murray at No. 1 changes 1st round for better - - After all the buzz at the combine, a Kyler Murray domino effect could take place in April.

NFL free agency 2019: Tracking rumors you need to know - - Where’s Le’Veon Bell going? Who’s getting the franchise tag?

Marc Trestman named head coach and GM of XFL's Tampa Bay franchise - Sun Times - The former Bears coach will be calling the shots for the XFL's Tampa Bay franchise.

Finley: Bears cut outside linebacker Sam Acho - Sun Times - The Bears had about $13.6 million available before cutting Acho.

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts on the Bears and the NFL draft after the scouting combine - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs offers up 10 thoughts related to the Bears after the NFL scouting combine. Keep an eye on cornerbacks. A breakdown of impressive performances from a national scout. Plenty of into on kickers and much more.

Wiederer: 'We were going to win the Super Bowl' - Matt Nagy is still energized by his team's response to its playoff loss - Chicago Tribune - As the Bears cross the bridge from last season's crushing playoff loss into this offseason's demanding work, coach Matt Nagy knows he needs to keep his players' attention and push them to stay locked into the grind that helped make 2018's surprising success possible.

Wiederer: Bears release outside linebacker Sam Acho, who was due a base salary of $1.95M in 2019 - Chicago Tribune - With the start of the new league year just a week away, the Bears continue to tweak their roster and have informed outside linebacker Sam Acho that he will be released.

Moreano: David Montgomery is the Perfect RB for Bears Offense - Chicago Audible Bloga - If the Bears want a running back that fits Matt Nagy's system, then Chicago has to draft Iowa State's David Montgomery.

Stankevitz: Running down the list of Bears' free agents that Ryan Pace could bring back - NBC Sports Chicago - With limited cap space, what choices will the Bears make?

Ellis: Bears free up more cap space by releasing LB Sam Acho - NBC Sports Chicago - Acho had spent the last four seasons in Chicago.


Deadline passes with six franchise tags in place – ProFootballTalk - The deadline for teams to use franchise tags passed at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday and there were no last minute additions to the list that filled out over the last week. That means that six players are heading into the new league year with a tag attached to their name.

News - Around the NFL - - The official source for NFL news, schedules, stats, scores and more.


Detroit Lions are Vegas favorites to sign Giants safety Landon Collins - Pride Of Detroit - Things just went from interesting to... slightly more interesting.

More Detroit Lions players lobbying to sign Giants safety Landon Collins - Pride Of Detroit - Lions players are lobbying pretty hard for Landon Collins.

NFL Combine recap podcast: Who raised and who lowered their draft stock? - Pride Of Detroit - A brand new PODcast explores the myriad takeaways of this weekend’s combine, and talks about Leonardo DiCaprio for some reason.

Report: Everson Griffen and Kyle Rudolph not interested in restructuring contracts - Daily Norseman -If neither are willing to re-do their deals, the Vikings off-season and free agency plans have just changed

Vikings Extend CJ Ham and Matt Wile - Daily Norseman - Per Vikings beat reporter Chris Tomasson, the Vikings have made a couple roster moves today - extending fullback C.J. Ham and punter Matt Wile.

NFC North Rundown: NFL Combine interviews conclude around the division - Acme Packing Company - As the 2019 NFL Combine came to an end, the Packers’ divisional rivals conducted their own interviews with this year’s top talent.


Infante: Bears release linebacker Sam Acho - Windy City Gridiron
The pass rusher spent four seasons with the team.

Leming's Bears mailbag: Post-combine/pre-free agency madness - Windy City Gridiron
The combine is over and the start of the new league year is around the corner. What can we expect from the Bears over the next few weeks?


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