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Khalil Mack finishes off Sack A Viking week here in the Den, as the Bears welcome another kicker to Halas hall

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Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears sacks quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at Soldier Field on November 18, 2018 in Chicago
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Kane: Bears now have a trio of kickers on their roster after signing Elliott Fry to a 3-year contract - Chicago Tribune - New Bears kicker Elliott Fry recently kicked for the Orlando Apollos in the Alliance of American Football before the league suspended operations earlier this month.

Bears sign AAF kicker Elliott Fry to add to competition - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are getting in on the hottest new trend in the NFL — signing players from the now-defunct Alliance of American Football.

Schwarz: Tight End Prospects the Bears Should Consider: Zach Gentry - Club Dub - It is crazy that Iowa has perceivably 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.

Bears Sign Kicker Elliott Fry to 3-Year Contract - NBC Chicago - The Chicago Bears have added another kicker to their roster on Friday, agreeing to terms with Elliott Fry on a three-year pact.

Mayer: Bears add Fry to kicking competition - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Friday signed kicker Elliott Fry to a three-year contract. Fry most recently played for the Orlando Apollos in the Alliance of American Football, making all 14 of his field-goal attempts.

Medina: Bears Sign AAF Kicking Standout Elliott Fry to Three-Year Deal to Join Kicking Competition - Bleacher Nation - South Carolina’s all-time leading scorer is joining the Bears’ kicking competition.

Bears sign Fry as it seeks replacement for Parkey - ESPN - The Bears signed Elliott Fry on Friday, the third kicker signed by Chicago this offseason as it attempts to find a replacement for Cody Parkey.

Emma: Bears Sign Kicker Elliott Fry To 3-Year Deal - 670 The Score - ”Very consistent, solid kicker,” said Chris Sailer, kicking coach to Fry.

Williams: Bears sign Elliott Fry – ProFootballTalk - The Bears signed kicker Elliott Fry to a three-year contract Friday, the team announced. He joins Redford Jones and Chris Blewitt on the roster as the Bears try to replace Cody Parkey. Chicago worked out Caleb Sturgis, Younghoe Koo and Nick Rose earlier this week.

Finley: Bears sign AAF placekicker Elliott Fry - Sun Times - Fry was 14-of-14 on field-goal attempts for the Orlando Apollos of the AAF, with a long kick of 47 yards.

Finley: Bears eye Notre Dame RB Dexter Williams at local pro day - Sun Times - After trading Jordan Howard, the Bears continue to do their due diligence on running backs entering the NFL Draft later this month.

Draft analysis: After moving Jordan Howard, the Bears must replace him - Sun Times - By trading Howard, who was a poor fit in Matt Nagy’s offense, the Bears created their biggest draft need later this month.

FEATURE ARTICLE

Mental health in the NFL, Part 3: Eric Hipple’s story and life after football - Pride Of Detroit - This is the final installment of our series covering mental health in the NFL. If you missed them, check out Part 1 and Part 2 here.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Montez Sweat or Brian Burns? - Pride Of Detroit - Which prospect do you like better for the Lions?

Vikings negotiate contract extension with WR Adam Thielen - Daily Norseman - The Minnesota native will be sticking around

With Matt LaFleur’s offense, don’t expect next slot WR to be Randall Cobb clone - Acme Packing Company - It’s time to forget all about the Mike McCarthy offense. Even if there are going to be similarities with Matt LaFleur, what the Packers want out of a slot receiver will look very different.

The APC Podcast 4/12: Discussing the merits of ‘The Article’ - Acme Packing Company - What — if any — new and provable information was laid out in last week’s Bleacher Report epic?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder: Chicago Bears sign former AAF, South Carolina kicker Elliott Fry - Windy City Gridiron - Fry? Fry? Anyone, Fry? Another leg in the kicker derby

Who is the one prospect you don’t want the Chicago Bears to draft? - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve shifted the focus of our offseason Chicago Bears’ roundtable topics to the NFL Draft for these last two questions.

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