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The last weekend before the draft and Chicago fans are... happy to have Khalil Mack and Anthony Miller...

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Infante: Chicago Bears 2019 NFL draft primer - Draft Wire - Everything you need to know about the Chicago Bears heading into the 2019 NFL draft.

Zimmerman Podcast: Draft Analyst E.J. Snyder - Da Bears Blog - EJ Snyder, draft analyst from Windy City Gridiron, breaks down the running back prospects in detail, plus some key prospects to look out for at safety, corner, edge and tight end.

Salgado: 5 Players the Chicago Bears Should Target in the 2019 NFL Draft - Athlon Sports - The Chicago Bears were one of the biggest surprises of the NFL last season. After four consecutive losing seasons under Marc Trestman and John Fox,...

Bernstein: A Motivational Trick Off the Table For Bears - 670 The Score - A motivational trick is off the table for the Bears... here’s why...

Brooks: How to win with big-money NFL QB; what Seahawks MUST avoid - NFL.com - Can a team win a title when its quarterback is signed to a megadeal? Bucky Brooks dives into that million-dollar question. Plus, what must the Seahawks avoid in 2019, and do the Packers need to draft a QB this year?

Morrissey: With a tough schedule, Bears are lined up for a 10-6 season - Sun Times - I have applied all of my analytical powers and huddled with my sources, and I’m here to tell you that the team’s just-released schedule is a beast.

Finley: History not kind to No. 87 overall, where Bears will pick first - Sun Times - After trading his first two picks in this year’s draft, Ryan Pace is counting on striking gold when the Bears draft at No. 87 overall next week.

CBS Sports mock draft has Chicago Bears taking OL Nate Davis - 247Sports - Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports recently released a seven-round mock draft and had some interesting selections along the way for the Chicago Bears. One of the biggest surprises came with his third-round pick for the team. Since Chicago does not hold a first- or second-round pick it will not be making a selection until pick No. 87. For Wilson, he thinks North Carolina-Charlotte offensive lineman Nate Davis makes sense for the team.

Medina: Trey Burton Was Mr. Reliable for Mitch Trubisky in the Red-Zone - Bleacher Nation - What if I told you Trey Burton was one of the NFL’s five best tight ends last year?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Raiders send scouts home until after the draft – ProFootballTalk - The hay may not be fully in the barn, but the barn has been emptied of any livestock. The Raiders have sent their scouts home until after the draft, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Per the report, coach Jon Gruden and G.M. Mike Mayock “don’t know who to trust. Ken’s Note: Jon Gruden is an idiot.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Way-too-early predictions for the Lions’ 2019 schedule - Pride Of Detroit - You want predictions. We’ve got them, Magic 8-Ball style. Ken's Note: Q: "'Will Detroit finish dead last this year?" A: "You may rely on it".

2019 NFL Draft: NFL Network to have war room footage of Detroit Lions - Pride Of Detroit - Once again, we’ll get a peek into the Lions’ war room.

Detroit Lions draft history: How Detroit pulled themselves out of 0-16 - Pride Of Detroit - It has been a decade since the infamous 0-16 season. How have the Lions rebuilt since then?

Does Rick Spielman have a conference bias? - Daily Norseman - Let’s break down his picks since becoming GM

Breaking down the 2019 Vikings schedule - Daily Norseman - The season is only 144 days away!

April Fools — Looking back at APC’s most improbable real Packers headlines of the last year - Acme Packing Company - Mike McCarthy’s in-season firing is just one surprise of many in the last 12 months.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong’s Mocking the Mocks: NFL.com’s 7-round Bears draft - Windy City Gridiron - We breakdown the latest 7-round mock draft from NFL.com to see what t hey think the Bears will do.

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