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Fallout falls out over the Nick Foles trade as some 2019 Bears find new homes for next season

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Willie Young #97 of the Chicago Bears tackles Nick Foles of the Philadelphia Eagles after he releases a pass during the first quarter of a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 8, 2014 in Chicago
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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!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Los Angeles Rams releasing Todd Gurley shows why Bears have the right plan at RB - NBC Sports Chicago - Todd Gurley was the best running back in the NFL two years ago. Now, he’s out of a job at the age of 25.

5 Matt Nagy-Era Bears games worth rewatching with all your free time - NBC Sports Chicago - Honestly, what else is there to do right now?

Where does Nick Foles rank among NFC North quarterbacks - NBC Sports Chicago - Where does Nick Foles rank among NFC North quarterbacks?

Why Jimmy Graham Isn’t Another Ryan Pace Free Agency Dud - SI.com - The big question facing the Bears at quarterback now is whether Nick Foles can beat out Mitchell Trubisky to start on opening day.

Why Nick Foles Is No Lock to Start for Bears Opening Day - SI.com - The big question facing the Bears at quarterback now is whether Nick Foles can beat out Mitchell Trubisky to start on opening day.

Bernstein: Bears Are Better Than They Were - 670 The Score - The first wave of NFL free agency is about over, and it’s another time to hold teams to the question required to be posed for every transaction undertaken by a professional sports franchise: Are you closer to winning a championship than before?

Report: OL Cornelius Lucas To Sign With Washington - 670 The Score - Veteran tackle Cornelius Lucas will sign a two-year, $5.3-million deal with the Washington. according to reports. Lucas played in all 16 games and started eight times for the Bears in 2019.

5@5: Reaction To Bears’ Addition Of Nick Foles? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

With Tom Brady on board, Buccaneers raise ticket prices - ProFootballTalk - Supply. Demand.

The best move for the Bears offense? Extend Allen Robinson’s contract - Chicago Sun-Times - Allen Robinson is entering the final year of a three-year, $42 million contract he signed coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He’s set to receive a $3 million roster bonus on Friday and make $10.9 million in base salary this upcoming season.

Pace’s offseason quandary: fixing Bears’ o-line - Chicago Sun-Times - The offensive line ranked right up there with Mitch Trubisky’s regression and the dearth of tight ends as a culprit for the Bears’ demise last season — and some thought it should have been No. 1.

Bears crucial tight end position looking shaky with Trey Burton, Jimmy Graham - Chicago Sun-Times - There are concerns about whether Burton can return to what he was in 2018 after dealing with major injury trouble, and Graham is clearly in decline as he approaches 34.

Bears podcast: Analyzing NFL free agency’s first wave - Chicago Sun-Times - How did the Bears do in the opening days of free agency?

2020 NFL free agents: Bears backup OT Cornelius Lucas to Washington, per report - Chicago Sun-Times - Already needing improvement on the offensive line, the Bears lost a solid swing tackle in free agency.

Chicago Bears podcast details Nick Foles acquisition - Chicago Tribune - Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs are working from home — and socially distancing — as they break down the Bears' moves at the start of free agency on the Bear Download podcast.

5 things to know about new Bears quarterback Nick Foles, including his Super Bowl MVP season and his Drew Brees connection - Chicago Tribune - Nick Foles was 4-2 over three postseason runs with the Eagles, including winning Super Bowl LII.

Complete Bears Rundown: Bears Acquire Jimmy Graham, Robert Quinn and Nick Foles, Release Leonard Floyd (And Much More) - Chicago Audible Blog - A lot has happened over the last couple of days, so here are the top Bears stories you should know about as free agency continues to play out.

Why Bears chose Nick Foles over Cam Newton, Teddy Bridgewater and Andy Dalton - NBC Sports Chicago - It all comes down to trust when looking at why the Bears traded for Nick Foles instead of acquiring one of the other available QBs on this year's market.

Nick Foles a perfect solution for the Bears — for now - Shaw Media Illinois - Bears’ long-term QB answer remains to be seen, but current options now much more promising

Even a Noted Bears Hater Loved Their Deal For Nick Foles - Sports Mockery - Guys like Gregg Rosenthal have loved jabbing the Bears for their QB woes. So it must be serious when he praised them for the Nick Foles trade.

Is a Tarik Cohen Trade Imminent for the Bears? – On Tap Sports Net - Tampa Bay is actually the reason for this potential move. Tom Brady needs a check-down running back to dump the ball off to and Tarik Cohen is the perfect fit. Don’t go screaming at me yet though, this will all make sense.

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Five ways you can help local businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic - Chicago Sun-Times - We might not be able to walk through their doors right now, but we can support them in other ways.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Green Bay: Nobody cares

Detroit: Darius Slay is gone, but really, nobody cares

Minnesota: Nobody cares

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Duerrwaechter: Washington Signs Cornelius Lucas to 2-year Deal - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears’ primary swing tackle from 2019 is headed to Washington D.C.

The Bears have the worst starting quarterbacks of the Super Bowl era - Windy City Gridiron - After the kick in the nuts yesterday of the Chicago Bears sending a fourth-round draft pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for journeyman quarterback Nick Foles, I logged into Twitter hoping to find a...

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