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The Bear’s Den: February 18, 2020

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Looking for Chicago Bears offseason news? Well you’ve come to the right place for that!

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Last week, we went with videos that were world-class awful from the 1980’s. This week we are going to give you a daily two-for-the-price-of-none. Song one is an 80’s video classic, song two is just a great song and video recorded in the 1980’s (some may have been released right at the edge of the 90’s but they were recorded in the 80’s) but you will probably only remember it if you are a fan of the band/artist involved. Be aware some of these songs have political messages, feel free to discuss the songs (but not the politics... besides, these are politics of 35-40 years ago). Enjoy!

The Classic

The “Known To Fans Of The Band/Artist”

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Bears announce key 2020 offseason dates - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Monday released a list of important offseason dates, highlighted by two minicamps and 10 OTA practices.

Wood: How Much is an Elite Kick Returner Worth? - Da Bears Blog - Earlier this offseason, I suggested the Bears could release Cordarrelle Patterson to free up just under $5M in cap room. A number of people responded that Patterson was the best kick returner in the NFL in 2019 and thus was worth the money. I wasn’t sold that any kick returner was worth that much, but set out to figure out just how much value they add.

NFL insider projects Nick Kwiatkoski will get big pay day - Bear Report - An NFL insider predicts that Chicago Bears inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski will be in line for a big payday this offseason.

Browns Release Tight End Who Played for Matt Nagy - SI.com - The release Monday of tight end Demetrius Harris by the Cleveland Browns could give the Chicago Bears an opportunity to add someone with experience at a key position in their offense.

Reviewing new Mike Adamle documentary on NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Tribune - You have to be moved by “The Adamles: Mind Over Matter.” But it lacks the intimacy one expects from more than a year of access with ex-Bear Mike Adamle and wife Kim. Ken’s Note: This is a story I encourage everybody to follow.

POLISH SAUSAGE

P.J. Walker ended up with Roughnecks after push from Andrew Luck – ProFootballTalk - While assigning quarterbacks to the eight XFL teams, Commissioner Oliver Luck had someone in his ear about P.J. Walker. Walker spent two seasons on the Colts’ practice squad when Luck’s son, Andrew Luck, was the team’s starting quarterback.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Report: Lions speaking to teams about potential Darius Slay trade - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions star corner could be leaving Detroit.

NFL offseason preview: The NFC West could be the league’s best divsion - Pride Of Detroit - Expect the division to be at the top again.

Ranking Detroit Lions free agents by fans’ desire to re-sign - Pride Of Detroit - Who do fans want the Lions to re-sign? We asked, you answered.

2019 Detroit Lions Awards: Play of the Year - Pride Of Detroit - Vote on the 2019 Detroit Lions play of the year.

2020 NFL Combine preview: Offensive tackles the Detroit Lions should watch - Pride Of Detroit - With Taylor Decker’s future uncertain and no secure option at right tackle, the Lions are sure to be paying close attention to OT at the Combine.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?: Xavier Rhodes - Daily Norseman - Looking at upcoming roster decisions on some key personnel

Why Packers don’t need to force an early draft pick at wide receiver - Acme Packing Company - It might cause a riot with fans, but recent history and the Packers current roster construction allows the front office to be patient in finding more help with Davante Adams.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schmitz' BWM: Handing out Chicago Bears end of season awards, part 2 (with Jeff and EJ!) - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert’s end of season conversation with Jeff Berckes and EJ Snyder continues as they bid farewell to the 2019 Chicago Bears’ season by handing out the final remaining Staleys!

An Infante 2020 NFL mock draft: Picking all 7 rounds for Bears before free agency - Windy City Gridiron - Free agency will provide a clearer look at the Bears’ needs, but let’s take a premature look at what they might do in the draft this year.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2020 Roster Turnover - More is needed from the defensive line - Windy City Gridiron - In this 13 part series we’ll take an in depth look at each position group for the Chicago Bears with an eye towards the 2020 season. We’ll speculate on who stays, who goes, and some potential additions we’d like to see general manager Ryan Pace make.

Berckes: A-Rob the Alpha Dog, Destined for the Record Books - Windy City Gridiron - How good was Allen Robinson’s 2019 and can he really be the leading receiver in franchise history? We dive into the numbers.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network

THE RULES

Windy City Gridiron Community Guidelines - SBNation.com - We strive to make our communities open and inclusive to sports fans of all backgrounds. The following is not permitted in comments. No personal attacks, politics, gender based insults of any kind, racial insults, etc.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, Bears Banter hosted by Bill Zimmerman, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network

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