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The Bear’s Den, May 8, 2019

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The pundits show some love for David Montgomery and the Great Kicker Hunt of 2019 continues

Chicago Bears v Pittsburgh Steelers
Kicker Robbie Gould #9 of the Chicago Bears punts the ball after the Bears lined up for a long field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 11, 2005 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Zeglinski: As roster focus shifts, don’t forget these Bears – The Rock River Times - To pinpoint exactly what may ail the Bears next season, if anything, can prove to be a problematic proposition.

2019 NFL All-Rookie Team: David Montgomery, Kyler Murray, Devin Bush to show out - NFL.com - Which first-year pros -- like Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and Pittsburgh Steelers LB Devin Bush -- will make an immediate impact in the NFL? Chad Reuter projects his 2019 All-Rookie Team.

Roster moves: Bears trade for kicker Pineiro - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Tuesday continued their thorough and diligent search for a kicker, acquiring Eddy Pineiro in a trade with the Raiders in exchange for a conditional 2021 seventh-round draft pick.

Mayer: Star safeties to unite for Bears100 Weekend - ChicagoBears.com - Four of the greatest Bears safeties from the past and present will gather together on stage for a special panel discussion at the Bears100 Celebration Weekend June 7-9 in Rosemont.

Chalk Talk: Which rookies impressed in minicamp? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the players that stood out in Bears rookie minicamp, the undrafted free agent with the best chance to make the 53-man roster and the last time the Bears did not select a lineman in the draft.

Jon Gruden is Totally a Sleeper Agent for the Bears, Isn’t He? - Jon Gruden. Friend of the program. Ken’s Note: No, he’s an idiot.

Medina: Bears Sign Tight End Prospect Jesper Horsted From Princeton (Yes, THAT Princeton) - Bleacher Nation - You can never have enough Ivy League talent on your football roster!

Dannehy: Debating the ‘Value’ Of David Montgomery - Da Bears Blog - Shortly after the 2019 NFL Draft, the Ryan Pace detractors were at it again, claiming the Bears GM “wasted” a pick by trading up to grab Iowa State running back David Montgomery.

Wiederer & Campbell: The Bears hosted a battle royal for kickers — and then traded for one. So does all that amount to progress? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears' kicking battle royal at rookie minicamp pushed their competition forward, but it didn't necessarily clarify the identity of their Week 1 kicker. Questions remain, and the Tribune's Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer attempt to sort them out.

Bears kicker timeline: From 'double-doink' to Eddy Pineiro - Chicago Tribune - Bears kicker timeline: From 'double-doink' to Eddy Pineiro

Thompson: Allen Robinson talks about almost failing academically, his favorite book and the playoff loss that 'stung all offseason' - Chicago Tribune - Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson dedicated a reading room and discussed other topics during an appearance at the Linda and Bill Gantz Boys and Girls Club on the North Side.

Bocker: How David Montgomery Produced His Collegiate Numbers (And How It Compares to the Draft Class) - Chicago Audible Blog - Was Montgomery's overall lack of production on him or was it a by-product of his offensive line and other surrounding players?

Barbieri: Bears K Eddy Pineiro has the leg and ‘mental edge’ to succeed - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears traded for K Eddy Pineiro, who has the leg and mental edge to succeed, according to his former coach

POLISH SAUSAGE

Joe Namath hasn’t had a drink since his embarrassing moment on live TV – ProFootballTalk - More than 15 years ago, Hall of Fame Jets quarterback Joe Namath made a drunken pass at ESPN’s Suzy Kolber on live TV during a game involving his former team. Namath claims in a new autobiography that he hasn’t had a drink since that night.

Report: Jason Pierre-Paul may miss season with neck injury – ProFootballTalk - The Buccaneers said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was released from a hospital after a car accident last week and would undergo further evaluation without offering any information about the nature of his injuries.

NFL’s top 10 offenses: Saints, Colts, Eagles best of bunch - NFL.com - With the draft and the vast majority of major free-agent signings in the books, we can legitimately assess the talent on NFL rosters for 2019. So, which offenses are the most potent? Chris Wesseling ranks the top 10.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Two Packers picks named among 15 best values in the 2019 NFL Draft - Acme Packing Company - A pair of Texas A&M teammates and Packers draft picks look like great values to at least one NFL analyst.

Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford has ‘a lot less tolerance for mediocrity’ - Pride Of Detroit - Rod Wood thinks Martha Ford is more proactive than her husband was.

Vikings release safety Jordan Martin - Daily Norseman - He was let go to make room for Terrence Alexander

2019 Detroit Lions 53-man roster prediction: Post-draft edition - Pride Of Detroit - A look at who we think may make the Lions’ 53-man roster in September.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: How David Montgomery’s time at Iowa State foreshadows greatness with the Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - A heart of gold, compassion, and discipline. A foundational offensive centerpiece. Montgomery’s college career is full of signs of him being the Bears’ missing piece.

Wiltfong: Don’t forget about Mike Davis - Windy City Gridiron - With the Chicago Bears trading up for a running back in the draft and then getting another one in the seventh-round, free agent Mike Davis seems like the forgotten man.

Wiltfong: What is the biggest hole on the Bears roster? - Windy City Gridiron - ESPN recently gave their pick for the Bears’ biggest roster hole, but Lester disagrees.

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