THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
This week we are all-about free agency with videos of people who were stars in a band, but took the free agency route and started their own band or joined another one.
BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Deep Dive on Bears’ New Edge Rusher Robert Quinn – On Tap Sports Net - The Bears started the offseason in a terrible way but made up for it with the Robert Quinn signing.
Washington agrees to 1-year deal with ILB Kevin Pierre-Louis - Bears Wire - Kevin Pierre-Louis shined in relief of an injured Roquan Smith in the final four games last season. Now, he gets paid.
Bears release veteran linebacker Leonard Floyd - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Tuesday released outside linebacker Leonard Floyd. Starting all 54 games he appeared in the past four seasons, Floyd recorded 154 tackles, 18.5 sacks and 26 tackles-for-loss.
The Addition of Robert Quinn Gives the Bears 2020’s Most Fearsome Pass Rushing Duo - Da Bears Blog - Within minutes, Ian Rapoport broke the news of Robert Quinn signing a massive deal with the Bears. Within minutes of that, Adam Schefter broke the news of the Bears cutting Leonard Floyd.
Bernstein: Ryan Pace Might Finally Be 'All In' - 670 The Score - It's a phrase Bears general manager Ryan Pace has chosen to use before, most recently when he traded for star pass rusher Khalil Mack in September 2018 and immediately made him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history: "all in."
Emma: Robert Quinn Investment Bolsters Bears' Defense - 670 The Score - With eyes in Chicago focused on the Bears' quarterback search, general manager Ryan Pace was looking elsewhere Tuesday morning.
Bears To Sign Quinn, Release Floyd - 670 The Score - In a big two-part move Tuesday, the Bears made major addition to their defense by agreeing to terms with pass rusher Robert Quinn on a five-year, $70-million deal, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported.
Infante: Bears listed as odds-on favorite to acquire Cam Newton - Windy City Gridiron - With Teddy Bridgewater now in Carolina, the former MVP should be shipped out fairly soon.
Chicago Bears 2020 free agency and rumor tracker (Day 2) - Windy City Gridiron - We’re keeping track of all the Bears free agency moves and checking in on the rumors too in this handy tracker.
Wiltfong: Bears lose 2 more as Detroit signs Chase Daniel and Washington signs Kevin Pierre-Louis - Windy City Gridiron - NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Washington Redskins plan to sign Kevin Pierre-Louis to a one year contract worth up to $3.45 million with incentives.
Infante: Bears sign Robert Quinn to five-year deal, release Leonard Floyd - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears make a splash in free agency, causing a change of guard at the edge rusher position.
Moreano: Bears' Free Agent Rumors Were Exactly What Chicago's Fanbase Needed During Coronavirus Pandemic - Chicago Audible Blog - When the NFL's legal tampering period began, this allowed Bears fans to focus on football and, for a brief moment, to escape the harsh reality of COVID-19.
What does signing DE Robert Quinn show about Ryan Pace's ambitions for the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Ryan Pace isn't just re-tooling the Bears' roster. In signing DE Robert Quinn, it looks like he's loading up for a Super Bowl run.
The Bears will get another shot at finally beating Tom Brady in 2020 - NBC Sports Chicago - Tom Brady will come to Chicago in 2020 with a 5-0 record against the Bears in his greatest-of-all-time career.
Bears should be patient in trading for, signing a quarterback - NBC Sports Chicago - While a few quarterbacks are going off the board, the Bears should take a step back and wait for Tom Brady and the Patriots to make some decisions before moving forward with a move for a new QB.
Why adding Dallas Cowboys' DE Robert Quinn is a smart move for the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - You can never have too much pass rushinng.
Only Trade for Cam Newton Proves Ryan Pace's Resolve - SI.com - It's self-preservation time and Bears general manager Ryan Pace is showing he understands what this means.
Leonard Floyd Released by Bears After Signing of Robert Quinn - SI.com - The Leonard Floyd question has been answered in a big way by Bears general manager Ryan Pace.
The Walls Are Closing in on Bears in Quarterback Hunt - SI.com - The walls are closing in on the Bears in their quarterback hunt and Tom Brady's announcement Tuesday about ending his connection with the New England Patriots hurts it all the more.
5 things to know about new Bears TE Jimmy Graham - Bears WIre - The Bears have made it a point to address tight end this offseason. Get to know Chicago's newest tight end Jimmy Graham.
Former Bears RB Jordan Howard to sign 2-year deal with Dolphins - Bears Wire - Former Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard has found a new home with the Miami Dolphins.
While other teams land QBs, Bears still playing musical chairs - Chicago Sun-Times - General manager Ryan Pace prides himself on secrecy and surprise. But given the opportunity to fix his biggest mistake outright — a move that will define his Bears career — Pace appears limited to half-measures.
Bears cut Leonard Floyd for another costly upgrade - Chicago Sun-Times - Floyd, the ninth pick of the 2016 draft, did everything but what he was paid to do — sack the quarterback.
Robert Quinn addition marks the end for Bears’ Leonard Floyd - Chicago Sun-Times - Turns out, Ryan Pace does know how to walk away from one of his former first-round picks.
Bears, Robert Quinn agree to 5-year contract in NFL free agency: report - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears needed a threat to pair with Khalil Mack and landed one of the best sack artists of this era.
QB Chase Daniel heading to Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears have a long-stated desire to bring in a quarterback to either push Mitch Trubisky or take his starting job outright. That was never Daniel.
Chicago Bears determined to create quarterback competition - Chicago Tribune - Publicly, the Halas Hall “Help Wanted” ad lists a backup QB opening. But it has been made very clear throughout league circles that the job comes with potential for upward mobility.
Leonard Floyd released by Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - The Bears got a better pass rusher than Leonard Floyd when they agreed to terms Tuesday with Robert Quinn on a five-year, $70 million contract that reportedly includes $30 million in guarantees. But the bottom line is another busted top-10 draft pick is gone.
Jimmy Graham signing could be a bad sign for Trey Burton - Chicago Tribune - The Bears made clear Monday evening that they have grand visions for Jimmy Graham in their offense. So what exactly does that first splash in free agency tell us?
Instant Analysis: Chicago Bears Sign Robert Quinn & Jimmy Graham (Release Leonard Floyd) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen to our instant reaction and analysis of the Chicago Bears signing EDGE Robert Quinn & TE Jimmy Graham. Plus Leonard Floyd being released.
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