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The Bear’s Den, May 13, 2019

We’re moving one week closer to Organized Team Activities... they can’t get here soon enough for me...

Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions
Shortest week in NFL history, backup quarterback, on the road at Detroit on Thanksgiving day... no way we could possibly win?
Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images



Bears RB Mike Davis surprises mom with new house on Mother’s Day - Sun Times - Davis said when he was drafted in 2015 that he would take care of his mother. On Sunday, he surprised her with a new house.

Potash: From Martellus Bennett to David Montgomery — Bears-Patriots connection pays off - Sun Times - “The more that I’m reflecting back on this draft, there’s a ton of satisfaction with it,” Bears general manager Ryan Pace said.

Aspan: Do the Bears really have the worst ‘QB situation’ in the NFC North? - NBC Sports Chicago - According to one set of rankings, the Bears have the worst quarterback situation in the NFC North. Do they really though?

NFL experts agree: RB David Montgomery has fantasy value in 2019 - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie RB David Montgomery is one of the top rookies to target for fantasy football in 2019

Riley Ridley was one of the best value picks from the 2019 NFL draft - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears fourth-round pick Riley Ridley was one of the best value picks of the 2019 NFL draft, according to Daniel Jeremiah’s big board

Brown: Bilal Nichols and the Baby Steps for Success - Cover 1 - During the 2018 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected Bilal Nichols in the fifth round. He hasn’t emerged as a superstar, but he secretly had a good rookie season. With 28 tackles and three sacks, the rookie has taken the baby steps for success. Russell Brown dives into his film and is intrigued by Nichols’ potential.


Gruden impressed with Dwayne Haskins: He can spin it - - While only the second day of rookie minicamp, Redskins coach Jay Gruden was impressed by first-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins, as the quarterback "can really spin it."

Johnson: No football--no problem - Our Turf Football - The offseason has NFL fans clamoring for any NFL related news and/or information. OTFB's Lisa Johnson gives us the dates for each team's offseason workouts.

Arhar: Big changes coming for NFL Network - Our Turf Football - The NFL is turning 100 and big changes are coming to the NFL Network. OTFB's Kate Arhar talks about the changes, and one that Cleveland fans will like.

Greenfield: NFL Rivalries - Our Turf Football - Rivalries help make the NFL fun. OTFB's Sonja Greenfield kicks off our rivalry series and gives her two cents on some of the more major rivalries in the NFL.


Report: Matt LaFleur didn’t have full say on hiring Packers’ assistants – ProFootballTalk - Packers coach Matt LaFleur has put together a coaching staff in Green Bay, but it may not have been exactly the staff he would have hired if it had all been up to him.

Packers’ free agent signings should result in 2020 compensatory picks for old teams - Acme Packing Company - Each of the four teams who lost a free agent to Green Bay will get at least one comp pick next year, some directly and some indirectly a result of their old player landing with the Packers.

3 biggest roster holes the Detroit Lions still need to fill - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit still has a few holes in the roster as we put the draft behind us.

Which Detroit Lions UDFA has the best chance of making the 53-man roster? - Pride Of Detroit - A look at which Lions undrafted rookies has the best chance of sticking around for the 2019 season.

Daniel Jeremiah appears to be a big fan of the Vikings’ draft - Daily Norseman - Particularly the value the Vikings got for some of their selections

Dillon Mitchell’s father thanks the Vikings for drafting his son - Daily Norseman - And sheds some light on why he might have dropped

Reviews are mixed on how the Packers stack up in the NFC - Acme Packing Company - One writer at CBS Sports believes Green Bay is the team to beat after an offseason of turnover, but that’s not true for many others.


Schmitz: Situational Study - What Chicago Bears’ QB Mitchell Trubisky’s Red Zone, End Zone, and 3rd Down Play Tells Us About 2019 - Windy City Gridiron - Robert S. digs into Trubisky’s 2018 red zone and 3rd down film to draw conclusions about 2019.

Mitchell’s Way Too Early 53 Man & Practice Squad Predictions - Windy City Gridiron - It’s never to early to guess about the 2019 roster, right?


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