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The Bear’s Den: January 22, 2020

It’s Hump Day here at the Bear’s Den... and no, the placement of the ‘ is not a typo... think about it...

Jim Miller #15
Jim Miller #15




Hoge and Jahns: The Super Bowl Through Bears’ Lenses, And A Possible Tight End Option - WGN Radio - Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns take a look back at the NFC and AFC Championship games and discuss all the Bears connections in Super Bowl LIV. Yes, the Bears could have drafted Patrick Mahomes, but remember when they could have had Jimmy Garoppolo... twice? The guys also take a look at an interesting tweet from free agent tight end Eric Ebron and debate a couple rule changes that are coming to the Pro Bowl.

Bears doing due diligence on tight ends at Senior Bowl - - The Bears are looking to shore up the tight end position this offseason, and they have their eyes on two prospects at the Senior Bowl.

Eddie Jackson, Kyle Fuller, Cordarrelle Patterson en route to Pro Bowl - - Bears safety Eddie Jackson, cornerback Kyle Fuller and return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson will head to Orlando this week to represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl.

Tight Ends Brycen Hopkins and Jared Pinkney Confirm Meetings with Bears at the Senior Bowl - Bleacher Nation - Players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft will be transported to a stage on the water at the Fountains of Bellagio by a boat. No, really. Perhaps when the Chicago

Happy Senior Bowl Week! Meet the Quarterbacks We’ll Be Obsessing About Until the NFL Draft - Bleacher Nation - Over the years, the Senior Bowl has churned out plenty of high-caliber draft-eligible prospects, who’ve used the game as a platform to springboard their stock

Bears’ Khalil Mack Won’t Play In Pro Bowl - 670 The Score - Mack will be replaced by Packers pass rusher Za’Darius Smith.

Khalil Mack won’t play in Pro Bowl, will be replaced by Packers’ Za’Darius Smith - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears outside linebacker will skip the NFL’s all-star game, as expected.

On ‘The Conners,’ a Packers fan tests the tolerance of a Bears-loving family - Chicago Sun-Times - Evanston-born actress Alicia "Lecy" Goranson tackles a football-themed episode to celebrate one of her favorite aspects of being from the Midwest.

2020 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears need to find gems at quarterback, tight end - Chicago Sun-Times - With a diluted set of draft picks, Bears general manager Ryan Pace needs to find some bargains at the Senior Bowl.

How 2 different plans will mean an entertaining Super Bowl - Chicago Tribune - The Chiefs: Top-tier quarterback play. An explosive offense. A sense of superiority. The 49ers: A feisty defense. A commitment to a physical running game. How two different plans set up an entertaining and possibly educational Super Bowl showdown.

Chicago Bears' Khalil Mack to miss Pro Bowl - Chicago Tribune - Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack will miss the Pro Bowl on Sunday in Orlando, Fla. Ken's Note: "Will miss" assumes that he had any desire to go. Judging from his comments at the end of the season, he didn't.

Khalil Mack won't be playing in the 2020 Pro Bowl - NBC Sports Chicago - It's not an entirely surprising piece of news.

2020 Senior Bowl: Who won the weigh-in? - NBC Sports Chicago - Who were the big winners from the 2020 Senior Bowl weigh-ins?

Bears Season in Review: Prince Amukamara - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara was consistent and reliable again in 2019, but was it enough to keep him around for 2020?

Jalen Hurts underwhelms in first Senior Bowl practice - NBC Sports Chicago - Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts didn't have his best day at Tuesday's 2020 Senior Bowl practice

Lessons for Matt Nagy from Conference Title Games - - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy no doubt watched with glee as Andy Reid won the AFC championship.

Daniel Jeremiah 2020 NFL mock draft 1.0: Four QBs in top 15 - - In Daniel Jeremiah’s initial look at Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft, he has four QBs — including Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa — going in the top 15. Who else landed on DJ’s first mock draft of the year?

2020 Senior Bowl, Day 1: Javon Kinlaw shines; a DE for Patriots? - - Is South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw pushing into the top 20 of the 2020 NFL Draft? What’s the Bengals’ take on LSU QB Joe Burrow? Lance Zierlein and Chase Goodbread reveal what they learned on Day 1 of Senior Bowl practice.

2020 NFL Draft: Utah State QB Jordan Love aspires to be Patrick Mahomes 2.0 - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears should keep a close eye on Love. While some analysts see him as a mid-first-rounder, others believe he could be available when their selections come up in Round 2.

Lions coach Matt Patricia feeling hot seat, but Bears should beware - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears were as close to the last-place Lions as they were the division champion Packers, and both of their wins against Detroit were narrow escapes. Ken’s Note: Jason’s kind of a party pooper these days.

Chicago Bears podcast: The Bears’ ties to Super Bowl teams - Chicago Sun-Times - Did you know the Bears are in the Super Bowl? OK, some former Bears are in the Super Bowl.


Report: Antonio Brown is a suspect in the battery of the driver of a moving truck – ProFootballTalk - Free-agent receiver Antonio Brown’s gradual self-destruction continues. According to Cameron Wolfe of, Brown is a suspect in the battery of the driver of a moving truck. Brown’s trainer, Glen Holt, already has been arrested for felony burglary and battery.

Duke Tobin on Andy Dalton: We won’t do something willy-nilly – ProFootballTalk - The Bengals have been answering questions about their plans for the first overall pick of this year’s draft at the Senior Bowl this week and most people expect they’ll be taking a quarterback who will displace Andy Dalton as the team’s starter.


Las Vegas appears to be going full Vegas for the NFL Draft - Daily Norseman - A stage in a fountain? Why not?

Packers 2020 Free Agents: Bryan Bulaga, Blake Martinez lead large group of key players - Acme Packing Company - The Packers have 20 players with contracts expiring at the end of the 2019 league year.

Four more Vikings selected as Pro Bowl replacements - Daily Norseman - Including one that nobody saw coming.

Senior Bowl primer, recounting championship weekend - Pride Of Detroit - Unlike the Lions coaching staff, the PODcast crew is all here for the Senior Bowl.

Kenny Golladay named to the 2020 Pro Bowl - Pride Of Detroit - The NFL’s receiving touchdown leader is heading to Orlando.

Have you already given up on the Lions in 2020? - Pride Of Detroit - Can the Lions turn the corner in year 3?


Infante's 2020 Senior Bowl: Recapping Day 1 of practices - Windy City Gridiron - This year’s Senior Bowl is officially underway, so let’s break down what happened in the first day of practices.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears special teams ranked 23rd - Windy City Gridiron - Rick Gosselin has been covering the NFL for nearly five decades, and during that time he has devised a methodology for ranking special team units in 22 different categories. The Chicago Bears have...

Wilftong: Khalil Mack passing on the Pro Bowl - Windy City Gridiron - The NFL has announced that Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith is replacing Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack in the 2020 Pro Bowl. Mack has been selected to five...

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out our Thopughts on the NFL after a fun Championship Sunday of football and be sure to leave some thoughts of your own in the comment section.


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