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The Bear’s Den, January 9, 2020

Bears pick up Brice, sort out offseason roster as weekend two of the playoffs approach.

NFL: OCT 20 Bears at Packers
Green Bay Packers Safety Kentrell Brice (29) tries to strip the ball from Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Cameron Meredith (81) during the Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.
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The Peters Report: The Final Autopsy: What Happened to Matt Nagy’s Offense in 2019? - As someone who has literally written a book about Matt Nagy’s system, I can speak to many of the nuances that we see on tape. The most glaring problem with the Chicago Bears in 2019 was the regression from their 3rd year quarterback.

The Bears Got It Right With Eddie Jackson … So Who Else Deserves an Extension? - Bleacher Nation - There are times when big-money extensions can be tough to swallow, but I don’t think Eddie Jackson’s will be one of them. Not with his skill set, age,

Georgia QB Jake Fromm Declares for the NFL Draft - Bleacher Nation - One of college football’s most accomplished quarterbacks is moving onto the NFL. And it happens to be someone who just might fit in the Bears’ future plans: And

Wood’s Big Picture Stats: What Changed from 2018 to 2019? - Da Bears Blog - The 2018 Chicago Bears went 12-4 and outscored their opponents by 138 points, the 4th best mark in the NFL. Expectations for the team were sky high heading into 2019, but Chicago responded by falling flat. They finished 8-8 and were actually outscored by 18 points over the course of the season.

Bears Sign Safety Kentrell Brice To Reserve/Future Contract - 670 The Score - The Bears added depth to their secondary in signing safety Kentrell Brice to a reserve/future contract Wednesday. Brice, 25, played 36 games over three seasons with the Packers from 2016-’18.

Bears’ Nick Williams Takes Pride In Breakout Season - 670 The Score - In his seventh NFL season and with a fourth team, Bears defensive lineman Nick Williams received his greatest opportunity in 2019 and finished with six sacks. He’s now set to capitalize on that as he’s set to enter free agency.

Bears sign Brice to reserve/future contract - - The Bears on Wednesday signed veteran safety Kentrell Brice to a reserve/future contract. Brice played three seasons with the Packers from 2016-18.

Tom Brady: “I know I still have more to prove” – ProFootballTalk - After Saturday's season-ending loss to the Titans, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said it's "pretty unlikely" that he'll retire. A few days later, it ain't pretty. "I know I still have more to prove," Brady says at the end of an Instagram post that thanks fans for their support over the years.

Kyle Rudolph says media member deceived him for his gloves, sold them on eBay – ProFootballTalk - Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph caught the game-winning touchdown pass in Sunday's playoff win for the Saints, so the gloves he wore in the game are a valuable piece of sports memorabilia.

Bears, ex-Packers safety Kentrell Brice agree to reserve/futures contract - Chicago Sun-Times - Brice started 10 games for the Bears’ rivals in 2018, his third year in the league.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag includes questions about Mitch Trubisky, David Montgomery, Tarik Cohen, Allen Robinson, the offensive line and the team's draft strategy.

Chicago Bears keep Eddie Jackson’s 2020 salary-cap number low - Chicago Tribune - Eddie Jackson will earn $13.15 million this year, but his salary-cap number for 2020 is only $3,716,452, which is significant for the Bears, who are projected to bug snug against the cap.

Zeglinski: A Long Ballad - Kyle Long was a beacon of light in a dark Bears era – The Rock River Times - It is said the best thing an offensive lineman can do is to be unnoticeable.

Why you shouldn't be fooled by the Bears’ offensive coordinator search - NBC Sports Chicago - Regardless of who they hire, the Bears' OC isn't changing.

Danny Trevathan Decision Among Roughest for Bears - - Bear Maven is a Sports Illustrated Channel featuring Gene Chamberlain to bring you the latest news, rumors, notes, and quotes surrounding the Chicago Bears

Bears’ 2019 position review: Receiver - - The receivers were arguably the most productive position group on the Bears offense in 2019, led by veteran Allen Robinson, who caught a team-leading and career-high 98 passes for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns.

Chalk Talk: Are Bears eligible for ‘Hard Knocks?’ - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears are eligible to be featured on the “Hard Knocks” reality series this year, if any current Bears played for either team in the NCAA title game and the deadline to exercise Mitchell Trubisky’s fifth-year


Jerry Jones calls hiring of Mike McCarthy ‘fortuitous’ - - The Cowboys introduced new coach Mike McCarthy on Wednesday. He and owner Jerry Jones touched on several topics, including what led to the hire, Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the Dez Bryant non-catch.


Detroit Lions 2020 positional breakdown: How much should a team spend on backup QB? - Pride Of Detroit - Our 2020 positional outlook starts with Detroit’s backup quarterback conundrum.

Detroit Lions 2019 season snap counts: Breaking down personnel decisions on offense - Pride Of Detroit - A look at how injuries and personnel decisions shaped the Lions offense in 2019.

Detroit Lions promote Hank Fraley to offensive line coach - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions filled their offensive line coach vacancy with an in-house hire.


Sunderbruch: How does Trubisky stack up with other quarterbacks 25 and younger? - Windy City Gridiron - At the start of the season, hopes were high that Trubisky would take a step forward. It’s time to see how his performance to date compares to his true peers.

Wiltfong: Bears sign safety Kentrell Brice to a reserve/future contract - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have added an 11th player on a reserve/future deal.

Wiltfong: Eddie Jackson’s contract details - Windy City Gridiron - The numbers are in for Eddie Jackson and they’re looking good!

Zeglinski: Andy Dalton is the Chicago Bears’ red-colored Band-Aid, nothing more - Windy City Gridiron - Dalton presents competence for the Bears. That competence is relative, and has a capped ceiling.


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