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The Bear’s Den, April 11, 2019

One day closer to the draft, one day further along in our Sack The Vikings week in the Den.

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Shea McClellin #99 of the Chicago Bears sacks Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings on December 1, 2013
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Hoge and Jahns: Bears Holding Kicker Tryouts, Packers Drama and D2 Review - WGN Radio - Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns get together to talk about what most football writers talk about during the offseason: movies that were released 25 years ago. Before getting to the much-anticipated review of “D2: The Mighty Ducks”, Hoge and Jahns react to the Bears holding a tryout with a couple of the kickers who played in the AAF. They also discuss the recent Bleacher Report piece about Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The guys welcome back an old friend and debut a new segment as well. Listen below!

Barbieri: Chicago Bears not expected to add kicker from AAF tryouts - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears looked at the kickers left over from the Alliance of American Football, but they aren’t expected to add one to the roster.

Perez: Mel Kiper says Bears can earn A-grade if they select a RB in 3rd round - Bears Wire - ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper said the Chicago Bears should target FAU’s Devin Singletary to earn an ‘A’ grade in the third round.

Mayer: Who analysts think Bears will draft - - With the NFL Draft just two weeks away, we take a look at who eight national analysts are projecting the Bears will select with their first pick in the third round at No. 87 overall.

Chalk Talk: Where do Bears rank in strength of schedule? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses where the Bears rank in strength of schedule, the likelihood of receiver Anthony Miller challenging for a starting job in 2019 and where the Bears might trade up in the draft.

Eurich: Ryan Pace doesn’t deserve benefit of the doubt with kicker spot - 247Sports - Can a team be trusted to fix a problem they haven’t been able to fix the last three seasons? The Chicago Bears sure think so. Ken’s Note: Is anybody out there giving Ryan Pace the benefit of the doubt on the kicking position? If so, I sure haven’t noticed. Pace has been rightfully universally roasted for the kicking position.

Schmitz: How Would You Grade The 2019 Chicago Bears’ Offseason So Far? - Windy City Gridiron - Between key re-signings, contract restructures, and free agency, the Bears have changed a lot in the last two months. Do you think it’s been for the better?

Draft Profile: Emanuel Hall, WR Mizzou - Club Dub - The Bears will be bringing in the speedy Mizzou WR for a visit this week

Morrissey: World turned upside down - Bears happy, Aaron Rodgers very much not - Sun Times - Had Chicago known that the successful Packers were a simmering mess, it might have made the bad Bears football of the past a bit more bearable.

Finley’s draft analysis: 2 years later, what do the Bears have in TE Adam Shaheen? - Sun-Times - Since being drafted in the second round out of Ashland two years ago, Shaheen has caught 17 passes for 175 yards and four touchdowns.

NFL mock draft 2019: Mel Kiper, Todd McShay project Bears to pick RB in third round - Sun Times - In one potentially ideal scenario, ESPN’s Todd McShay sees Alabama’s Damien Harris falling to the Bears in Round 3.

Zeglinski: Reasonable contract parameters for Leonard Floyd – The Rock River Times - When the Bears drafted Leonard Floyd in 2016, they expected him to become a centerpiece of their rebuild. An eminently talented outside linebacker that won the 2015 Butkus Award as the nation’s best linebacker, the Bears had visions of grandeur of what the lanky kid from Eastman, Georgia could accomplish at the professional level. The Bears wanted to go with the “Flo,” as the talented outside linebacker is colloquially named.

Under Center Podcast: Could the Bears regret the Anthony Miller trade? - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz, Paul Aspan and Cam Ellis dive into that explosive Bleacher Report article about the Packers and look at a few teams that could be dark horses to contend in the NFC this year.

Schwarz: Chicago Bears should look at Jace Sternberger as potential tight end - Club Dub - It is crazy that Iowa has perceivable the two best tight end prospects entering the 2019 NFL Draft. T. J. Hockenson and Noah Fant are both projected to go in the first round. Neither of these guys will be available for the Bears to draft. Although the Bears have Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen, tight end is a position of need for Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy.

Da Tailgate Show Podcast - DaTailGateShow Episode 8 Wanda Wiedman Interview - BDiddy and Double A hold it down while AirJer is on the IR. Great interview with big Bears fan Wanda Wiedman @WandaW63 from @thecb_podcast and Enjoy @DaTailGateShow


Mental health in the NFL, Part 1: Eli’s story - Pride Of Detroit - The first part in our 3-part series on mental health opens up with a personal story.


All-Paid Team of Tomorrow: Projecting next big NFL contracts - - Will Russell Wilson become the NFL’s highest-paid player? Is a financial windfall in Jalen Ramsey’s future? Anthony Holzman-Escareno projects who will earn the big-money contracts of tomorrow.


Aaron Rodgers: There’s no grace period because of coaching change – ProFootballTalk - There's been a lot of attention paid to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' relationship with the team's former head coach since the publication of an article about dysfunction inside the organization during Mike McCarthy's final years in Green Bay.

Packers’ silence regarding McCarthy-Rodgers story becomes deafening – ProFootballTalk - The refusal of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to say whether he has spoken to former coach Mike McCarthy since the release of last week's bombshell from Tyler Dunne of speaks volumes.

Top 100 busts NFL Draft history: 4 Detroit Lions make the list - Pride Of Detroit - That’s actually not all that bad.

Vikings sign two more former AAF players - Daily Norseman - The Vikings have now signed five players from the now-defunct league

Cole Madison’s return should not change the Packers’ draft strategy, but it provides competition - Acme Packing Company - The jury is still out on last year’s fifth-round pick as he looks to make his Lambeau Field debut, but he should bring versatility and competition to the offensive line.

Aaron Rodgers stands by 'everything' he said on article - - After addressing a much-discussed Bleacher Report article earlier in the week, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers stood his ground on Wednesday and looked to move forward.

Rodgers declines to say whether he talked to McCarthy after article came out – ProFootballTalk - Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy have both denied a recent report that portrayed their relationship as growing ugly last season, but there's no word on whether the two of them have talked about it. Rodgers was specifically asked today whether he talked to McCarthy after BleacherReport.


Wiltfong’s Mocking the Mocks: A look at ESPN’s Grade A picks for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Our usual Mocking the Mocks series has been lighter than usual this offseason with the Chicago Bears not scheduled to select until the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Most mock drafters don’t go...

Leming’s Bears mailbag: Hope for Robbie Gould, drafting a running back and Aaron Rodgers’ rough week - Windy City Gridiron - The draft is getting closer and the draft visits are ramping up. Draft questions and more as the offseason continues to drag along.


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