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The Bear’s Den: January 30, 2020

The Bears sign CB Tre Roberson out of Canada, Kyle Long spills the beans on what he’s been doing & more

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Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long (75) celebrates with linebacker Khalil Mack (52) after the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High.
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Mitch Trubisky Had Surgery on His Non-Throwing Shoulder After the Regular Season - Bleacher Nation - Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is on the road to recovery. The latest from ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson: Dickerson reports Trubisky had surgery to

Super Bowl Preview: The Data Prediction - Da Bears Blog - I’m very excited for this Super Bowl matchup between two of the best teams in the NFL. Here’s what I’ll be watching for on Sunday night.

Sources - Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky had surgery on left shoulder - ESPN - Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky will need a few months to recover from surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder, sources told ESPN. Offseason workouts begin in April.

Source — Bears land top CFL free agent Tre Roberson - ESPN - The Bears are expected to give cornerback Tre Roberson the largest CFL-to-NFL compensation since Cameron Wake signed a reported four-year, $4.9 million deal in 2009.

Report: Mitchell Trubisky Undergoes Left Shoulder Surgery - 670 The Score - Shortly after the conclusion of the season, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky underwent surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN reported.

Source: Bears Agree To Deal With CB Tre Roberson - 670 The Score
- The Bears have turned to the Canadian Football League to find what they believe can be a difference-maker in their secondary.

Calgary Stampeders corner Tre Roberson signs with NFL’s Chicago Bears - Calgary Herald - Tre Roberson is signing with the NFL’s Chicago Bears.According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the former Calgary Stampeders cornerback signed the largest CFL-to-NFL signing bonus since Cam Wake signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2009.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag includes questions about the Bears' quarterback situation, Tarik Cohen's off year and Leonard Floyd's options.

Bears sign CFL All-Star cornerback Tre Roberson - Chicago Tribune - The Bears got an early start on one of their offseason goals Tuesday night when they improved their depth at cornerback by agreeing to a contract with CFL All-Star Tre Roberson.

Zeglinski: Finding a leading paw - Quarterback once again takes the Bears’ center stage – The Rock River Times - Winter is reaching its apex in the Western Hemisphere and the Bears, both those in the wild in their cozy caves and on the football field, are nowhere to be found.

Did Bears' Talk with Minshew Tip Off 2020 Pick? - - WGN host Mark Carman drudged up a sore spot some Bears fans didn't know existed during an interview on radio row at the Super Bowl.

What to look for from the Bears' QB decisions this offseason - NBC Sports Chicago - The Ringer's Robert Mays and Kevin Clark talked about what's next for Bears fans.

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew thought he was going to be a Bear - NBC Sports Chicago - Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew thought he was going to be a Chicago Bear during the 2019 NFL draft process.

How the signing of CB Tre Roberson impacts Bears' depth chart - NBC Sports Chicago - The signing of free-agent CB Tre Roberson will have a big impact on the Chicago Bears' cornerback depth chart.

Under Center Podcast: Kevin Clark & Robert Mays of the Ringer - NBC Sports Chicago - For today's podcast for Super Bowl week in Miami, host Laurence Holmes has two separate discussions with two great guests. Kevin Clark and Robert Mays of the Ringer join the podcast to discuss why the Chiefs and Niners are in the Super Bowl and what the Bears are missing that's holding them back from a Super Bowl.

Danny Trevathan declares himself fully healthy as free agency looms - NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan declared himself fully healthy Tuesday on Twitter.

The Tre Roberson Impact: Amukamara, Bears Free Agency, the Draft, More - Bleacher Nation - On the surface, Chicago has a good story on its hands with the signing of Tre Roberson. A regional talent who grew up in Indianapolis, played his college ball

Mitch Trubisky had left shoulder surgery – ProFootballTalk - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky will spend the first part of his offseason recovering from surgery. Jeff Dickerson of reports that Trubisky had surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Bears RB Tarik Cohen regrets Super Bowl talk, expects humbler tone next season - Chicago Sun-Times - Cohen also wants to reignite his game after a frustrating performance.

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky gets advice from Jay Cutler - Chicago Sun-Times - Jay Cutler told Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast, released Wednesday, that he could tell Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky was annoyed during some press conferences last season.

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky has surgery on non-throwing shoulder: report - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears delayed the operation until after the season, but expected it would be necessary.

Kyle Long at peace with Bears, retirement as he roars into life after football - Chicago Sun-Times - Exits are rarely smooth, and things got messy between Long and the organization last fall. But his loyalty to the Bears remains unshaken. Ken’s Note: MANDATORY READ Bears fans.

Bears add CFL free-agent cornerback Tre Roberson - Chicago Sun-Times - Roberson will have to earn any playing time he gets, though the Bears are not particularly deep at his position.

Super Bowl LIV: Bears coach Matt Nagy’s can still learn from Chiefs’ Andy Reid - Chicago Sun-Times - Nagy still has a chance to be a fruitful branch of Reid’s coach tree, but he’s running low on time.

Chicago Bears’ Mitch Trubisky had left shoulder surgery - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky reportedly had left shoulder surgery, as expected. Trubisky is expected to participate in the on-field portion of the Bears offseason program.

Bears running back Tarik Cohen appears on MTV’s Wild ‘N Out - Chicago Tribune - Bears running back Tarik Cohen made a recent appearance on MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” with Saints receiver Ted Ginn Jr.


Unbelievable! - 2019 Offensive Review - Daily Norseman - BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald review the performance of the Vikings offense in 2019. Ken’s Note: RIP sir, you were one of the greats!


Roger Goodell: We need to evaluate the Rooney Rule - - One of the most important topics of Roger Goodell's press conference on Wednesday was the Rooney Rule, and the NFL Commissioner said its time for a change.

Andy Reid: Chiefs had “a pretty good idea” how high they had to trade to draft Mahomes – ProFootballTalk - At the time that the Chiefs traded two first-round picks and a third-round pick to move up to No. 10 overall to select Patrick Mahomes in the 2017 NFL draft, it looked like they were taking a big risk. Now that we know how great a player Mahomes is, the real risk was waiting until No.

As Eliot Wolf leaves the Browns, Ron Wolf blasts “out of control” analytics – ProFootballTalk - The Browns and assistant general manager Eliot Wolf parted ways today, and in related news, Wolf's father had some harsh criticism for the Browns' analytics-heavy approach to building their team.


Darius Slay wants to retire a Detroit Lion, has talked with Jeff Okudah - Pride Of Detroit - Slay talked Kobe, Jeff Okudah and his future this week at the Super Bowl.

Tony Gonzalez wants to help tap T.J. Hockenson ‘All-Pro’ potential - Pride Of Detroit - The Hall of Fame tight end believes T.J. Hockenson can be great.

2020 Detroit Lions positional breakdown: Don’t be too sure DE is high on the needs list - Pride Of Detroit - I know you want an edge rusher, but I’m not sure the Lions feel the same way.

Our Trip to Kyle Rudolph’s End Zone - Daily Norseman - How the generosity of one Vikings player directly benefited my family in a very unexpected way. Ken's Note: Great story, read this one!

The great Aaron Rodgers “get the ball out” debate too often misses the point - Acme Packing Company - There’s nothing inherently valuable about getting rid of the ball quickly, particularly without capable playmakers to do something with the ball once they have it. The Packers seek balance not quickness in the passing game.

APC Podcast, 1/29: Packers Report Card — grading the GM and coaches - Acme Packing Company - We break out the red pens and grade the 2019 job performance for the Packers GM and coaches.


Sunderbruch: Fact Check - How Good is Ryan Pace at Drafting? - Windy City Gridiron - Despite the fact that the record shows otherwise, some people continue to believe that Ryan Pace performs well at drafting players.

Zeglinski: Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky underwent shoulder surgery - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears’ starter went under the knife immediately after the season.

Wiltfong: Specific details of the Jordan Howard trade conditions - Windy City Gridiron - Check out where the Bears are set to pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.


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