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The Bear’s Den, March 9, 2018

Welcome to the last weekend before the madness that is NFL Free Agency’s opening wave

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A fan holds a cutout and a sign during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on December 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Cowboys 45-28.
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Gabriel: Bears Should Steer Clear Of Le’Veon Bell - 670 The Score - The salary that Le’Veon Bell is seeking in free agency would constrain the Bears in other important areas.

Emma: Bears Have Need To Fill At Tight End - 670 The Score - The Bears are seeking more reliability and playmaking at tight end given all of Adam Shaheen’s injuries.

5@5: Should The Bears Trade Jordan Howard? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debated whether the Bears should trade running back Jordan Howard and more.

Perez: 4 running backs the Bears could pursue if they trade Jordan Howard - Bears Wire - A look at four free-agent running backs the Chicago Bears could pursue if they decide to trade Jordan Howard

Medina: Jordan Howard Is Inarguably Talented, But Is He the Right Fit? - Bleacher Nation - He’s talented, but does he fit.

Medina: Are the Bears Really in Play for Adrian Peterson? Should They Be? - Bleacher Nation - Adrian Peterson on the Bears? That doesn’t seem like an ideal fit. Ken’s Note: He’s a HORRIBLE fit, he’s old, he is a bad receiver and he can’t block.

Podcast: The Great Jim Miller [AUDIO] - Da Bears Blog - Bill speaks with Jim Miller on:

NFL Mock Draft: Aaron Leming’s Post-Scouting Combine edition - 247Sports - Bear Report insider Aaron Leming drops his first mock draft for 2019 and has the Bears addressing several needs on offense and defense.

Eurich: Mike Singletary applauds Matt Nagy’s first season as Bears coach - 247Sports - Mike Singletary was likely hoping to have similar success in his first year as a head coach in the AAF as Matt Nagy had with the Chicago Bears in 2018.

2019 NFL free agency glossary: All the terms you need to know - - We’re about to head into the free agency frenzy -- a hectic period on the NFL calendar that has a language all its own. Fortunately, Anthony Holzman-Escareno is here for you with a glossary explaining all the terms you need to know.

Finley: Ex-Vikings head coach Brad Childress expected to return to Bears - Sun Times - Former Vikings head coach Brad Childress is expected to return to the Bears in a similar capacity to which he served last year.

Stankevitz: From Landon Collins to Stephen Gostkowski, do the Bears have a realistic shot of signing the biggest names in free agency? | NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears don’t have much cap space. But will that prevent Ryan Pace from signing a big-name free agent like Landon Collins?

Perez: Should the Bears consider signing Carlos Hyde? - Bears Wire - Should the Chicago Bears pursue former Jaguars RB Carlos Hyde?


Chiefs propose major changes to overtime – ProFootballTalk - Last week, Kansas City G.M. Brett Veach hinted that the Chiefs would be proposing a significant change to the overtime rules, one that would have given the Chiefs an opportunity to possess the ball after New England scored a touchdown on the first drive of overtime in the AFC Championship.

Report: Martellus Bennett may join Patriots to play with his brother – ProFootballTalk - A year ago, Martellus Bennett was released by the Patriots, and he announced his retirement a couple weeks later. Now he may be ready to come back. Shortly after news broke that the Patriots are working on a trade for Michael Bennett, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that his brother Martellus Benn...


The Vikings’ Kirk Cousins decision, a year later - Daily Norseman - With free agency about to get underway, a look back at the $84 million decision

Vikings Off Season Plan - Pre Free Agency - Daily Norseman - Well, the free agency negotiating window starts in 3 days and the Vikings only have $5,340,897 in cap space. I guess they are waiting until the last minute to release or restructure players. It...

What does a perfect 2019 Packers offseason look like? - Acme Packing Company - In a pivotal year for the Packers front office, these moves would help the Packers maximize improvement while preserving their long-term outlook. Ken's Note: Great choice of pictures.

Vikings facing a cap crunch – ProFootballTalk - The Vikings splurged last year. This year, they'll likely be purging. Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has taken a close look at the Vikings' current cap crunch. They currently have $4.94 million in 2019 cap space.

T.J. Lang’s farewell message to Detroit Lions fans: ‘Stay with them’ - Pride Of Detroit - Lang is a classy, classy man.

Detroit Lions release T.J. Lang - Pride Of Detroit - The move will save nearly $9 million in cap space.

2019 NFL head coach rankings: Lions’ Matt Patricia ranked 3rd-worst among returning coaches - Pride Of Detroit - There’s not a lot of national confidence in Matt Patricia after a rough debut.


Wiltfong's NFL Free Agency 2019: Experts predict Adrian Amos leaving Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - We take a look at the predictions from a couple publications about Bears’ free agents Adrian Amos and Bryce Callahan.


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