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The Bear’s Den, May 3, 2019

Rookie Camp is nearly here, let’s put the kids in and see if they’ve got what it takes...

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Bear Report Podcast: Guests E.J. Snyder and Alex Halsted - 247Sports - The latest Bear Report podcast episode features special guests E.J. Snyder and Alex Halsted to break down the NFL Draft.

Letizia: Kerrith Whyte - Another Explosive Athlete for Matt Nagy to Unleash - Chicago Audible Blog - Bears HC Matt Nagy must be licking his chops to have yet another talented athlete in Kerrith Whyte who should make an impact as a rookie.

Stankevitz: Which undrafted free agents have the best chance of sticking with the Bears? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears signed a handful of intriguing undrafted free agents following last weekend’s draft, some of whom could have a shot at sticking in Chicago.

Neveau: Bears Announce Big Addition to 100th Anniversary Celebration - NBC Chicago - The Chicago Bears are planning a huge blowout for their Bears 100 Celebration Weekend, and the team says that the event just got a little more “ridiculous.”

Roster moves: Bears sign 22 undrafted rookies - - The Bears on Thursday signed 22 undrafted rookies, including two in receiver Emanuel Hall and tight end Dax Raymond who were ranked as the top UDFAs available at their respective positions by’s Gil Brandt.

Mayer: Hester to appear at Bears100 Celebration - - The latest big addition to the Bears100 Celebration Weekend, Devin Hester will join former teammates Charles Tillman, Olin Kreutz, Roberto Garza and Patrick Mannelly on a panel to discuss the 2006 Super Bowl team.

Mayer: Childress named senior offensive assistant - - Bears head coach Matt Nagy has announced the hiring of Brad Childress as senior offensive assistant.

Medina: Your Team Needs David Montgomery, The Second-Ranked Fantasy Rookie - Bleacher Nation - The Bears newest RB ranks highly in the 2019 fantasy landscape.

DBB’s [AUDIO] - Da Bears Blog - Jeff Hughes Breaks Down the 2019 Draft Class with the Boys in Des Moines

Finley: The full list of Bears undrafted free agents, tryout players for minicamp - Sun-Times - Two Notre Dame offensive linemen — Alex Bars and Sam Mustipher — signed with the Bears as undrafted free agents and will reunite with position

Derby weekend: All eyes on 8 kickers during Bears rookie minicamp - Sun Times - Field goals have vexed the Bears since they cut Robbie Gould on the eve of the 2016 season.

Kane: Get to know Bears draft pick Duke Shelley: A Q&A with former Kansas State DBs coach Tom Hayes - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune caught up with retired Kansas State defensive backs coach Tom Hayes to talk about Bears sixth-round draft pick Duke Shelley’s potential in the NFL.

Letizia: What Role Will WR Riley Ridley Have in Chicago’s Offense? - Chicago Audible Blog - Riley Ridley fell right into the Bears’ laps. Here’s how the wideout can make an impact as a rookie and beyond.


Steve Keim: Kyler Murray will start season opener – ProFootballTalk - A year ago, the Cardinals drafted Josh Rosen 10th overall after signing Sam Bradford in free agency. The Cardinals named Bradford the starter but added they would give Rosen a chance to compete for the job. Everyone knows how that turned out.

Fifth-year option tracker for 2016 first-round picks - - The May 3 deadline is approaching for NFL teams to option the fifth year on rookie contracts for their 2016 first-round picks, and some clubs are getting out ahead of the pack.


Vikings increase their number of draft picks signed to eight - Daily Norseman - Eight is more than three

Packers-Raiders preseason game likely to take place in Winnipeg, says Mark Murphy - Acme Packing Company - Get ready, Canada — it looks like the Packers are coming.

Three tryout players who could make the Packers’ roster after rookie minicamp - Acme Packing Company - The team will have numerous unsigned players in for tryouts this week. Here are three who have a good shot at getting a contract.

Packers can use Jadeveon Clowney as blueprint to maximize Rashan Gary’s talent - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay took a risk on tools by taking the former No. 1 recruit with injury and production questions. Mike Pettine can take a page out of the Texans playbook to deploy the 12th overall pick.

Report: Detroit Lions to hold joint practices with Houston Texans in August - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions will have at least one set of joint practices this year.

Danny Amendola feeling ‘confident’ in Detroit Lions’ new offense - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions’ veteran receiver is feeling comfortable in Detroit.


Which Bears’ draft pick was a head scratcher? - Windy City Gridiron - Our offseason WCG roundtable topics are shifting over to the 2019 NFL Draft for the next few articles, and this time we want to know which draft pick made you go hmmm.


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