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Aaron Lynch is back in blue & orange as Bears move in to renovated Halas Hall

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Aaron Lynch #99 of the Chicago Bears celebrates his sack of Nathan Peterman #2 of the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter during NFL game action at New Era Field on November 4, 2018 in Buffalo, New York.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Bears Re-Sign OLB Aaron Lynch On 1-Year Deal - 670 The Score - The Bears have re-signed outside linebacker Aaron Lynch on a one-year deal after he posted three sacks in 2018.

Neveau: Could the Bears Wear Triple Digit Numbers for Anniversary Season? See the Team’s Clever April Fools’ Prank - NBC Chicago - The Chicago Bears are getting ready to celebrate their 100th anniversary this season, but could they celebrate by changing up their jerseys in a way that’s never been done before?

Sikes: Bears Have Re-Signed Aaron Lynch - Club Dub Bears Blog - Boom. There’s your OLB depth as Kevin Fishbain says as well. The Bears have re-signed Aaron Lynch to a one-year deal.

Sikes: Could RB Ryan Nall Make The 53 Man Roster This Season? - Club Dub Bears Blog - Fullback Michael Burton is a free agent this offseason, and I have heard absolutely nothing leading me to believe that he will be brought back. The position itself is slowing dying off in the NFL as it becomes more of a passing league. Burton played just 49 snaps in 2018.

Medina: The Early Projected Win Totals Are Out and Vegas Is Still High On the Bears - Bleacher Nation - Is 9.5 wins for the 2019 Bears too high? Too low? Or just right?

Medina: Pass-Rushing Linebacker Aaron Lynch is Back on a One-Year Deal - Bleacher Nation - The Bears had a need at outside linebacker and brought back Aaron Lynch to fill the spot.

Gabriel: Who Will Replace Jordan Howard In Bears’ Backfield? - 670 The Score - The Bears are eyeing a workhorse running back in the NFL Draft after trading Jordan Howard to the Eagles last week.

Finley: Bears re-sign OLB Aaron Lynch - Sun Times - The team re-signed edge rusher Aaron Lynch to a one-year deal on Monday. He started three games last year, totaling three sacks.

'Very Cavallari' recap: Jay Cutler thinks big, beyond lawn care and chickens | Chicago Sun-Times - We also meet Kristin's dad Dennis, who somehow doesn't want to discuss a family tragedy before the cameras.

Biggs: Bears re-sign Aaron Lynch to a 1-year contract, answering a depth question at outside linebacker - Chicago Tribune - The Bears will have every player who had significant playing time in their front seven back as outside linebacker Aaron Lynch returns on a one-year contract.

Wiederer: Oh, those wacky Bears announcing triple-digit jersey numbers for 2019 - Chicago Tribune - The Bears announced Monday morning that the team would be wearing jerseys with triple-digit numbers on them in 2019 to commemorate the team's 100th season. Only the announcement came on the first day of April. So was it for real? Or just a wacky gag?

Campbell: A remodeled Halas Hall opens today, complete with the Bears' navy-and-orange stripes on the walls - Chicago Tribune - Bears coaches and the football personnel department will move into their new offices in the remodeled Halas Hall on Monday.

Arkush: Bears re-sign Lynch to 1-year deal - Daily Herald - The Bears on Monday announced the re-signing of Aaron Lynch to a one-year deal.

Letizia: Safety Plan? 3 Safety Prospects the Bears Could Still Target in the NFL Draft - Chicago Audible Blog - Since Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signed a one-year deal, the Chicago Bears would be wise to draft a potential replacement in the mid-to-late rounds of the NFL Draft.

Stankevitz: With Aaron Lynch back, Bears will continue to look for creative ways to generate pass rush - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears brought back Aaron Lynch on Monday, but that's just one piece of what could be a creative approach to pressuring opposing quarterbacks.

Ellis: Bears announce they've signed LB Aaron Lynch to one-year deal - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears addressed a depth need with a familiar face.

Stankevitz: Matt Nagy on Cordarrelle Patterson: Bears ‘are going to find some good stuff for him’ - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace are clearly excited about what the Bears can do with Cordarrelle Patterson in 2019.

POLISH SAUSAGE

AAF’s status mired in confusion, uncertainty – ProFootballTalk - The Alliance of American Football may or may not be in its final days. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the AAF currently is mired in confusion and uncertainty.

Broncos have only six players remaining from 2015 – ProFootballTalk - Starting inside linebacker Todd Davis is one of only six players remaining from the Broncos’ 2015 Super Bowl title team. Von Miller, Chris Harris Jr.

KNOW THY ENEMY

NFL free agency: Lions agree to 1-year deal with RB C.J. Anderson - Pride Of Detroit - It appears the Lions finally have their RB2.

Detroit Lions offseason workout, OTA dates announced - Pride Of Detroit - We’re starting to get into the meat of the offseason.

Minnesota Vikings Re-Sign C/G Brett Jones - Daily Norseman - The Vikings have made another move in free agency - this time re-signing Brett Jones, who played center for the first few weeks last season for the Viking while Pat Elflein was on the PUP list.

Packers release 2019 offseason workout schedule, will begin April 8 - Acme Packing Company - The Packers will welcome players back one week from today.

Potash: Ten years after - The Jay Cutler trade - was it worth it for Bears? - Sun Times - If the Cutler deal was a mistake, it was a mistake GM Jerry Angelo had to make. The Bears were that desperate for a quarterback.

NFC North roster reset: Bears to fend off retooled division rivals? - NFL.com - Will the Chicago Bears repeat as division champions after losing some key members of their defense? Dan Parr takes stock of the NFC North just a few weeks away from the 2019 NFL Draft.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears re-sign Aaron Lynch - Windy City Gridiron - This move feels like a bigger deal that it probably should, but considering the untested depth under contract behind starters Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd. it’s good to see Aaron Lynch back on a...

Householder: Chicago Bears workout, OTAs, minicamp schedule released - Windy City Gridiron - Get ready for guys in shorts on football fields

Wiltfong: Bears met with defensive back Ugo Amadi - Windy City Gridiron - The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Chicago Bears have met with Oregon defensive back Ugo Amadi today on a pre-draft visit.

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