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Trubisky’s triple digit jersey to be auctioned for charity, Patrick Scales is back and AAF shuts down

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OK, so the Bears really won’t be wearing triple-digit jerseys this season. But the No. 110 jersey that quarterback Mitchell Trubisky wore in the team’s April Fools’ Day prank video is being auctioned off to benefit Bears Care. 

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Mayer: No joke: Fans can bid on No. 110 jersey - ChicagoBears.com - The No. 110 jersey that Mitchell Trubisky wore in the Bears’ April Fools’ Day prank video will be autographed by the quarterback and auctioned off to benefit Bears Care.

Medina: Ten Years After the Jay Cutler Trade, GM Jerry Angelo Offers a Hint of Regret - Bleacher Nation - Hindsight can be so, so cruel.

Anthony Miller Is Already Bringing the Hype (VIDEO) - Bleacher Nation - Just wait until Anthony Miller is 100% healthy because he is going to bring the heat.

Medina: Getting the Band Back Together: Long Snapper Patrick Scales Re-Signs on a One-Year Deal - Bleacher Nation - Long snapper Patrick Scales is back in the fold.

Mayer: Legendary linebackers to unite for Bears100 - ChicagoBears.com - One can’t-miss highlight at the Bears100 Celebration in June will be a legacy panel featuring Bears Hall of Fame middle linebackers Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary and Brian Urlacher.

Mayer: Bears praised for signing of Clinton-Dix - ChicagoBears.com - According to one ESPN writer, the Bears’ signing of free-agent safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix ranks as one of the NFL’s best offseason moves, earning an “A” grade.

Biggs: Long snapper Patrick Scales is back on a 1-year deal, just in time for the Bears’ kicking competition - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with long snapper Patrick Scales, ensuring he will return before the team’s kicking competition begins.

Grimes: Chicago Bears Centennial Alternate Uniform - Speculation - Chicago Audible Blog - The Chicago Bears got the best of us with their April Fool’s joke, but here are a couple of real options the team can pursue for its centennial jersey.

Stankevitz: Why the Bears made Buster Skrine Bryce Callahan’s replacement and a priority free agent - NBC Sports Chicago - The biggest contract handed out by the Bears in free agency went to slot corner Buster Skrine. Why was that the case?

Club Dub Bears Podcast - Episode 8 - Club Dub Bears Blog - Forty-nine minutes of Chicago Bears talk...

Hoge and Jahns: Trade Reactions — Jordan Howard Now, And Jay Cutler 10 Years Ago - WGN Radio - 720 AM - It’s a trade reaction episode as Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns breakdown the Jordan Howard trade and explain why the market wasn’t very active. They also take a look at the re-signing of Aaron Lynch and how he helps the Bears’ outside linebacker depth. Finally, it’s the 10-year anniversary of the Jay Cutler trade so Hoge and Jahns bring you some raw radio audio from when the trade went down and how opinions were more mixed than you might remember. The Chicago Sun-Times’ Mark Potash also joins the podcast to reflect on the trade and share some stories from covering Cutler.

POLISH SAUSAGE

The AAF will suspend all football operations – ProFootballTalk - It's not over. But it's close. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Alliance of American Football will be suspending all football operations within the next few hours. The league won't be folding, yet. But it seems to be moving in that direction.

KNOW THY ENEMY

NFL Draft: Kentucky EDGE Josh Allen to meet with Detroit Lions - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are doing their homework on one of the best edge rushers in this year’s class.

NFC North FanPulse: Bears overwhelming ‘19 favorites, Vikings in second - Daily Norseman - Not surprising, to be honest

Bears remain favorites to win NFC North in 2019, say fans of all four division teams - Acme Packing Company - No surprise here - Chicago is still the team to beat. But who’s in second place? There’s no agreement on that at this point.

No matter how Aaron Rodgers’ career ends, Dom Capers wasted nearly a decade - Acme Packing Company - Whether it was mismanaging personnel, failing to evolve and adapt, or simply coming up short in big games, Dom Capers cost the Packers a chance at more sustained success. The blame should be squarely on Capers, and by extension Mike McCarthy, for wasting Rodgers’ prime. Ken’s Note; Yup, congrats on wasting the career of somebody who could have been the greatest ever.

Detroit Lions part ways with Director of Pro Scouting Brendan Prophett - Pride Of Detroit - - The Lions are making even more changes to their administration.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: A decade after a blockbuster Bears trade, Jay Cutler’s legacy endures - Windy City Gridiron - After being the centerpiece of one of the Bears’ most memorable trades ever, Cutler’s memory persists. It’s evolved past football entirely.

Wiltfong: Bears are the overwhelming favorite in the NFC North according to NFC North fans - Windy City Gridiron - The latest FanPulse show just how much Packers, Vikings, and Lions fans are wary of the Bears.

Wiltfong: Bears re-sign Patrick Scales - Windy City Gridiron - With the report that they’ve re-signed long snapper Patrick Scales, Chicago Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace continues to plug holes on his roster. The Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs is reporting...

Schmitz' Chicago Bears Bear With Me: The 10-Year Jay Cutler Trade anniversary (With Jack M Silverstein!) - Windy City Gridiron - In this episode, Jack M Silverstein joins Robert S. in a moment of reflection on the trade that brought Jay Cutler to Chicago. Was it worth it? How does he rank among all-time Chicago QBs? All of this and more in this latest episode of Bear With Me!

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