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The Bear’s Den: January 28, 2020

All eyes turn this week towards the Super Bowl, our thoughts are on free agency and the draft...

NFL: Pro Bowl-NFC Practice
Chicago Bears special teams player Cordarrelle Patterson (84) talks on cell phone during NFC Practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports.
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NFL Mock Draft: Bears get aggressive at QB in 2nd round - NBC Sports Chicago - After a questionable week of practices by quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl, the Bears get aggressive at the position in Round 2.

Bears Season in Review: Adam Shaheen - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears tight end Adam Shaheen was one of the most disappointing players in Chicago last season. Ken’s Note: One of? He double doinked the tight end position.

Ryan Pace Blame Minimal for Missing Out on Jimmy Garoppolo - - Of all the connections of the Bears to this Super Bowl matchup, the quarterback tie-in is easily the most intriguing and depressing.

Locating Another Right Guard Option Critical to Bears Line - - Rashaad Coward went through college recruitment trying to get schools to take him seriously as a defensive lineman, then after he accomplished this at Old Dominion he found out in the NFL he was an offensive lineman.

Bears’ work in social justice sees results - - The Chicago Bears have worked to improve the community around them. Their support of several local organizations has helped bring change.

Bears Pro Bowlers reflect on memorable week - - Bears stars Eddie Jackson, Kyle Fuller and Cordarrelle Patterson enjoyed their week at the Pro Bowl in Orlando, especially spending time with their counterparts from other NFL teams.

Eddie Jackson and Chicago Bears teammates hit hard by the passing of Kobe Bryant - - Eddie Jackson was shocked and deeply saddened when he learned Sunday that former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant—a basketball player the Bears safety idolized—had died in a helicopter crash just outside Los Angeles.

Eddy Piñeiro Might Be the Kicker in 2020, But the Bears Still Visited Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship - Bleacher Nation - In case you didn’t know, Zack Pearson (Bear Report) does a great job of tracking the Bears’ prospect meetings, creating an expansive list of draft-eligible

Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler to host Valentine’s Day event at West Loop store - Chicago Sun-Times - Tickets cost $200 for the private shopping experience and Q&A at Uncommon James in the West Loop.

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s high school coach: ‘He’ll be fine’ - Chicago Sun-Times - A year after Trubisky made his Pro Bowl debut, he was nowhere to be found at the festivities this year. His high school coach, however, isn’t concerned.

Bears play Pro Bowl in a daze after learning of Kobe Bryant’s death - Chicago Sun-Times - "It was surreal," Bears safety Eddie Jackson said. "It don’t seem right. It don’t sound right, just saying it."

What did 1985 Chicago Bears do with their Super Bowl rings? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears' only Super Bowl championship ring is almost 34 years old, and its existence is as colorful as ever.

Back in Miami for the Super Bowl, Devin Hester still remembers THAT touchdown - NBC Sports Chicago - And it's not even the clear-cut frontrunner for his favorite play, either.

Mark Sanchez knows Mitch Trubisky and John DeFilippo, and he knows it's a great pairing - NBC Sports Chicago - DeFillipo's history with quarterbacks is well-documented.

TJGOBIG: 2020 NFL QB Carousel - Windy City Gridiron - There are a lot of Bears fans out there clamoring for change at the QB position. The majority of what I read and what I hear in regards to our QB options just leaves me shaking my head in a “NOT A...


Key week for CBA talks – ProFootballTalk - On Sunday, Chargers left tackle Russell Okung officially declared his intention to run for the soon-to-be vacant position of NFL Players Association president. He could be too late. Or, possibly, just in time. It’s a big week for Collective Bargaining Agreement talks.

CBA based on 17-game season suddenly in doubt – ProFootballTalk - The momentum has grown in recent months for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that expands the NFL’s regular season from 16 to 17 games. As the NFL Players Association prepares for a Thursday meeting of the union’s board of player representatives, a source with knowledge of the dynamics of the s...

Bucky Brooks’ 2020 NFL mock draft 1.0: Jordan Love to Saints - - In Bucky Brooks’ first look at Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft, he has quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert going back-to-back within the top 10 — and Jordan Love landing in a very intriguing situation.


Jerry Gray, Tony Oden interview for Packers DB coach opening – ProFootballTalk - The Packers got to work on finding a new defensive backs coach on Monday. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Packers head coach Matt LaFleur interviewed Jerry Gray and Tony Oden for the vacancy.

Lions to follow 49ers path? ESPN’s Bill Barnwell makes compelling case - Pride Of Detroit - Could the Lions make a worst-to-first jump? ESPN lays out a convincing case.

NFL Mock Draft tracker 1.0: Derrick Brown gaining ground on Jeff Okudah as Detroit Lions’ pick - Pride Of Detroit - Since the season ended, it seems like Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah was destined to be the Detroit Lions’ pick at third overall. While many fans clung to hope that Washington would pass on...

2020 NFL Draft scouting report: Is Jake Fromm worth all the hype? - Pride Of Detroit - The Georgia quarterback burst onto the scene as a true freshman a few years ago, and now he’s heading to the NFL, but does he have what it takes to make it at the next level?

Vikings name Andre Patterson, Adam Zimmer co-Defensive Coordinators - Daily Norseman - That’s a bit of a different look

Salary cap implications if the Packers release Jimmy Graham or Lane Taylor - Acme Packing Company - The Packers could instantly gain $12.5 million in cap space with these two transactions.


Down_Chicago: When Advanced Stats Don’t Pass the Eye Test - The Curious Case of the 2019 Chicago Bears Offensive Line - Windy City Gridiron - This Fanpost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community. NFL stats have come a long way in the last 5...

Wiltfong: If the Bears were sold, who would you like to see buy them? - Windy City Gridiron - A recent hacking of the Chicago Bears Twitter account that indicated the team was being sold to a Saudi Arabian official got me thinking about if the Bears would ever be sold.


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