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The Bears Are About to Pick Up a Cool $1 Million in Salary Cap Space - Bleacher Nation - Nothing like having an extra million bucks in available cap space!
Gabriel: Assessing Bears’ OLB Situation - 670 The Score - The Bears’ starting outside linebacker pairing is as good as any in the NFL, but the team could use more depth at the position.
Mayer: Daniels easing into new role at ‘natural’ position - ChicagoBears.com - James Daniels’ move from left guard to center this offseason has been a smooth one so far for the second-year pro, who has returned to the position he played his final two seasons at Iowa.
Quick hits: Burton recovering from surgery - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears are hopeful that tight end Trey Burton will return to practice by the start of training camp in July after undergoing sports hernia surgery earlier this offseason.
Chalk Talk: Which rookie could start Week 1? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which Bears draft pick is most likely to start the season opener, if the Bears will bring three kickers to training camp and the team’s plans for second-year linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe.
Matt Nagy Explains The Origins of His “BE YOU” Mantra to Delaware Grads and It Is Inspiring - Bleacher Nation - Life can be so simple sometimes. Just be you.
Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 98, Tom Thayer - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune's Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Tom Thayer is No. 98.
Thompson: Mitch Trubisky looked the part at his Formula One shoot — but don't worry, the Bears wouldn't let him drive - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky looked the part for his cameo in a teaser video for the Formula One Festival at Soldier Field, but the Bears wouldn't let him drive a race car.
Bears Q&A: How will they divide playing time among the running backs? Will Riley Ridley or Anthony Miller be better? Why move Bradley Sowell to tight end? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers Bears questions weekly. How will playing time in the backfield be divided among Mike Davis, David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen?
Wiederer: Mark Helfrich on Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky's development - 'The air about him is way different' - Chicago Tribune - Bears offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich sees exponential growth this spring from quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
Biggs: James Daniels and Cody Whitehair trading places is the right move for the Bears offensive line - Chicago Tribune - The Bears flipped positions on the O-line, moving James Daniels to center and Cody Whitehair to guard. The belief is Daniels will be elite at the position.
Countdown to Camp 2019: Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Preview - Chicago Audible Podcast - The Chicago Audible continues its annual countdown to Chicago Bears training camp with an in-depth look at (and preview of) the team's wide receivers.
Vanzuiden: Mitchell Time - 3 Reasons Trubisky Will Soar in 2019 - Chicago Audible Blog - Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is poised to take a step forward and silence his doubters in 2019.
Ellis: The Bears Are Ready To Take The Leap in Year 2. But What About The Guys In Year 1? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' newest additions will have to skip right to Football 202.
Bears ink offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears added depth to their offensive line Friday by signing veteran tackle T.J. Clemmings, a fifth-year pro who made 30 starts over two seasons with the Vikings in 2015-16.
Finley: Is this the Bears’ new throwback jersey? - Chicago Sun-Times - Dick’s Sporting Goods in Algonquin appears to have released a uniform that dates to 1936.
Finley: Inside the mind of Brad Childress, the man other Bears coaches lean on for guidance - Chicago Sun-Times - "He’ll give me advice," Bears coach Matt Nagy said. "He’s not worried about who I am or what I do or what my title is."
Finley: Take that, Aaron Rodgers - Bears QB Mitch Trubisky drinks up at White Sox game - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky became the third NFC North quarterback to down a drink on camera in the last eight days. He might have been the fastest.
Finley: One year after a lost offseason, Bears receiver Allen Robinson ‘light-years’ ahead - Chicago Sun-Times - In March, Robinson flew to Huntington Beach, California, to work with Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
Potash: Bears’ Kyle Long willing to pay the price for success - Chicago Sun-Times - With no rehab and no practice restrictions, the two-time Pro Bowl guard is aiming to regain his old form.
Finley: Bears sign former Vikings starting tackle T.J. Clemmings - Chicago Sun-Times - Still in search of competition at swing tackle, the Bears signed T.J. Clemmings on Friday.
Campbell: Bears are sifting through misses and makes as their 3-man kicker competition continues - ‘We’re going to be delicate with it’ - Chicago Tribune - A snapshot of the Bears’ kicking competition was a familiar picture of a team still deep in its search for a reliable one.
Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 96, Joey Sternaman - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune’s Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Joey Sternaman is No. 96.
Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 97, Hugh Gallarneau - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune’s Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Hugh Gallarneau is No. 97.
Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 99, William Perry - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune’s Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. William Perry is No. 99.
Bruce Arians: Gerald McCoy “just didn’t fit” – ProFootballTalk - The Buccaneers swapped defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and his $13 million salary for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and his $9.25 million salary. So why did they essentially trade the third pick in the 2010 draft for the second pick in the 2010 draft.
KNOW THY ENEMY
Calvin Johnson willing to mend relationship with Lions if they return money - Pride Of Detroit - Calvin Johnson made a resolution pretty clear and easy for the Lions.
Chad Beebe reportedly the early favorite for Vikings’ punt return job - Daily Norseman - He’s got some big shoes to fill
Laquon Treadwell remaining optimistic about his future - Daily Norseman - But he’s still got an uphill battle ahead of him
Packers’ Matt LaFleur tears Achilles playing basketball, will coach from cart - Acme Packing Company - An injury could already set back the Packers in OTAs, only this time it’s to the team’s new, hands-on head coach.
Former Packers DT Muhammad Wilkerson charged with drunk driving - Acme Packing Company - The one-year Packer faces legal trouble after an incident this weekend.
Detroit Lions DT Damon Harrison teases ‘major news coming soon’ - Pride Of Detroit - The veteran DT wants to clear the air regarding his trade, and promises something big coming soon.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Wiltfong: Bears wide receiving corps ranked 10th in the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - SB Nation is ranking each position group in the NFL and they have Chicago’s receiving corps sneaking into the top 10.
Householder: Chicago Bears game spreads and updated Super Bowl odds for 2019 - Windy City Gridiron - Let’s take an early look at how Vegas is handicapping the Bears
Wiltfong: How athletic is the Bears offensive line? - Windy City Gridiron - Using the Relative Athletic Scores compiled by @MathBomb, we check in on how athletic the Bears offensive line is.
Infante: Bears sign offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have added some depth along the offensive line.
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