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The Bear’s Den: January 25, 2020

Bears players compete in the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge & it’s Senior Bowl weekend

NFL: Pro Bowl Skills Showdown
Chicago Bears special teams player Cordarrelle Patterson (84) catches a pass during the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown at ESPN Wide World of Sports.
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Why Mitchell Trubisky Wins in a QB Battle with Andy Dalton - - Since the Chicago Bears signed Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator, speculation has gradually built about Andy Dalton coming to town as Mitchell Trubisky’s competitor for the starting quarterback job.

Bears’ Defensive Line Depth Becomes Costly Luxury - - One of the great strengths of the Bears defenses could vanish during only a few days of free agency unless they open up the wallet.

Grading the 2019 Bears by position: Wide receivers - Bears Wire - Heading into the 2019 season, the Bears WRs looked to be one of the deepest position groups on the team. How’d they grade for the season?

New Bears assistants lauded by former players - - New Bears offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo drew rave reviews at this week’s Pro Bowl from some of the stars they worked with at previous NFL stops.

Senior Bowl features intriguing NFL prospects - - The Senior Bowl hosts some of the upcoming draft’s top talent. Everyone from surefire first-rounders to potential late-round steals will be on display in the game Saturday in Mobile, Ala.

Bears announce 2020 ticket prices - - The Bears on Friday announced ticket prices for the 2020 season, with the team distributing a letter to season ticket holders from President/CEO Ted Phillips.

Bears To Increase Season Ticket Cost By Average Of 3.9% - 670 The Score - The Bears announced season ticket price increases ranging from 1.6% to 5.3%, with team president Ted Phillips saying in a letter that, “Our goal is to bring a world championship back to Chicago.”

Kyle Fuller: Watching brother Kendall Fuller in Super Bowl is ‘going to be cool’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears cornerback is one of four siblings to play in the NFL.

Bears ticket prices: Season tickets will increase an average of 3.9 percent in 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times - ”Demand-based” pricing policy will continue next season, with each game — including the preseason — having its own ticket price. Training camp tickets will still be free “for select practices.”

Bears Pro Bowl players praise new coaches John DeFilippo, Bill Lazor - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky made the Pro Bowl last year. For him to ever return, both DeFilippo and Lazor will have to impress in their first year with the Bears.

‘Very Cavallari’ recap, episode 303: Nothing seems real except the real estate - Chicago Sun-Times - Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler don’t sweat it as their Nashville home goes unsold for more than a year

Brad Biggs: 10 thoughts on Chicago Bears at the Senior Bowl - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts on the Bears’ offseason road map and the Senior Bowl after a week of chilly practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Chicago Bears raise 2020 ticket prices - Chicago Tribune - Bears season ticket prices will increase by an average of 3.9% in 2020, with non-club-level tickets going up by an average of 4.3%.

NFL concussions up in 2019 - Chicago Tribune - The NFL on Thursday said there were 224 reported concussions in the 2019 season, 10 more than in 2018. But those totals are way down from the 281 in 2017.

Ticket Prices for Bears Games to Increase by 3.9% - - The bad news for Bears fans is they missed the playoffs and finished 8-8 after a 12-4 season.The worse news is going forward they get to pay more for their tickets


Senior Bowl risers: Javon Kinlaw won the week; two QBs flashed - - Bucky Brooks dedicates this week's entire Scout's Notebook to one of the most important events of the pre-draft process: Senior Bowl. Who won the week? Which receiver could be a Day 2 steal?

Giants will retire Eli Manning’s No. 10 – ProFootballTalk - The Giants opened up Eli Manning’s retirement press conference with a video showing the top highlights from his 16 years with the team and then co-owner John Mara took the microphone to make some introductory comments.


Packers GM: Free agency will be more restrictive - - Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst will have his work cut out for him this offseason. Why he admitted that they’ll be more restrictive in free agency this year.

2020 NFL Mel Kiper Jr. mock draft: Detroit Lions get OSU CB Jeff Okudah - Pride Of Detroit - Another big draft analysts believes Okudah is a perfect fit in Detroit.

George Paton drops out of Browns General Manager search - Daily Norseman - He’ll be staying in Minnesota for another season

2020 positional breakdown: Detroit Lions face 2 big questions at offensive tackle - Pride Of Detroit - What do the futures of Rick Wagner and Taylor Decker hold?

2020 NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado - Acme Packing Company - Shenault has size, yes, but he’s a more sophisticated version of the bigger receivers that the Packers have targeted recently

Report: George Paton “wasn’t entirely comfortable” with Browns G.M. job – ProFootballTalk - It's critical that the 2020 Browns consist of a power structure that resides at all times on the same page. That apparently wouldn't have happened if Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton had taken the G.M. job there. Via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.


Wiltfong: Bears will raise ticket prices in 2020 - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have informed season ticket holders, in a letter from team president Ted Phillips, that they will be raising ticket prices for the 2020 season. But don’t worry Bears’ fans,...

Zimmerman's Chicago Bears Podcast: Adam Rank discusses offseason plans - Windy City Gridiron - Adam Rank breaks down what the Bears should do this offseason

Wiltfong: Let’s talk about Jameis Winston - Windy City Gridiron - One publication believes the Bears should sign Jameis Winston.


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