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Anthony Miller recovers from off season surgery while fallout scatters from the Packers meltdown in Green Bay

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Chicago Bears v San Francisco 49ers
Anthony Miller #17 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Santa Clara, California.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFT

Medina: Even After Re-Signing Pat O’Donnell, Utah Punter Mitch Wishnowsky is on the Bears’ Draft Radar - Bleacher Nation - Utah’s Mitch Wishnowsky is one of the best draft-eligible punter prospects in football. Should the Bears be interested?

Mayer: Bears to wear four different jerseys in 2019 - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will don four different jerseys during their 100th season in 2019—navy, white, orange and a new classic jersey that will be unveiled at the Bears100 Celebration in June.

Film Review: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - ChicagoBears.com - Tom Thayer breaks down game tape and takes a closer look at new Bears defensive back, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Film Review: Cordarrelle Patterson - ChicagoBears.com - Tom Thayer breaks down game tape and takes a closer look at new Bears wide receiver, Cordarrelle Patterson.

Finley: Bears to unveil new jersey in June - Sun-Times - The Bears will unveil a fourth jersey — something the team is deeming a “new classic” — to celebrate their 100th season this year.

Kane: As Anthony Miller rehabbed in Memphis, 550 miles away from Halas Hall, the Bears were on his mind: ‘Chicago hasn’t seen how I can play yet’ - Chicago Tribune - As confident Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller rehabs in Memphis, he has reasons to believe he’ll come back from his shoulder injury better than before — because he is used to conquering obstacles.

Mullin: Fewer picks, fewer headaches? 2009 draft provides cautionary tale for Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - How 2009 can teach the Bears something about their 2019 draft.

Sikes: Making The Case - Running Backs The Bears Should Draft (Benny Snell) - Club Dub Bears Blog - The Bears have met with 10 running backs up to this point per 247sports. They’ve had a chance to meet with each of these draft prospects at the Senior Bowl, the NFL Combine, their respective pro days, a private workout, or a combination of each.

SIkes: Making The Case - Running Backs The Bears Should Draft (Bryce Love) - Club Dub Bears Blog - It’s almost a foregone conclusion that the Bears will be taking a running back with the 87th overall pick. It’s highly unlikely that Bears GM Ryan Pace will move up in this draft. He’d for sure have to sacrifice the team’s future draft picks to do so and eventually that catches up with you. So let’s make the case for (and against) each of the 10 running backs that the Bears have met with.

Schwarz: Chicago Bears Edge Rushers to Target in 2019 NFL Draft - Club Dub - Free agency is essentially over. As we get closer to the NFL Draft in April, less impact players will be signed. Teams will typically sign a second wave of free agents after the draft. Teams want to see how their rosters shake out before signing the “leftovers”.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Weidman: The underlying truth behind the fall of the AAF - Our Turf Football - OTFB’s Wanda Weidman gives the lowdown about why the AAF went under, and what it means for the players.

AAF players finally receive authorization to sign with NFL teams – ProFootballTalk - The NFL had instructed all teams to not sign AAF players. NFL teams can now sign AAF players. The AAF has announced via its Twitter account that players officially have the ability to sign with NFL teams.

Broncos expect Vic Fangio to run an old-school, 1960s-style training camp – ProFootballTalk - Get ready for the Oklahoma drill in Denver? Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay is ready. Lindsay said new head coach Vic Fangio has told the players that they should be prepared for an old-school training camp that’s tougher than modern players may be used to.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Medina: Today is a Bad Day to Be a Packers Fan - Bleacher Nation - Aaron Rodgers does not come off as pristine after reading about his petty beef with Mike McCarthy.

Mike McCarthy’s definition of complacency seems to differ from the Packers’ - Acme Packing Company - McCarthy doesn’t seem to understand how and why his coaching philosophy stopped working.

Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy tension dated back to 2005 – ProFootballTalk - It had been believed for years that the problems between Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Packers coach Mike McCarthy predated his hiring in 2006. The excellent story on more than a decade of Green Bay dysfunction from Tyler Dunne of BleacherReport.com reveals that it does.

Packers expose uncovers era of disfunction headed by Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy - Pride Of Detroit - Things got pretty ugly in Green Bay.

Detroit Lions film breakdown: What can Danny Amendola still bring to the table? - Pride Of Detroit - The "Patriot Way."

5 AAF players the Detroit Lions should consider signing - Pride Of Detroit - As the doors close on the AAF, the Lions should think about propping open opportunity for these five players.

The Packers can support their CB talent by focusing on other positions in the 2019 Draft - Acme Packing Company - After many years of trying to shore up the cornerback position, Green Bay can pour premium draft capital into other defensive positions in 2019.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 7 round BPA mock draft - Windy City Gridiron - We’re sticking with a (somewhat) strict best player available philosophy in our latest Chicago Bears mock draft.

Householder: 2016 Re-Draft has Bears take different OLB, Howard, Whitehair in first - Windy City Gridiron - NFL.com did a re-draft of the 2016 draft and it has two Bears players in the first round, Chicago gets a different player

Wiltfong: The Bears’ 100th anniversary jersey will be revealed on June 7 - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears will wear four different jerseys during the 2019 season.

Schmitz: Why Didn’t Jordan Howard Fit Matt Nagy’s Chicago Bears Offense? - Windy City Gridiron - In the wake of the Jordan Howard trade, Robert S dives into the film room in search of answers. What causes an RB to "not fit" in an offense?

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