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Ha Ha chooses Dallas and Deon Bush re-ups for Chicago as Free Agency continues

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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!!!!

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Why Nick Foles - Da Bears Blog - Nick Foles isn’t a sexy choice to be quarterback of the Chicago Bears.

”Los Tres Caballeros” Are Back: Bears Expected to Re-Sign Long-Snapper Patrick Scales - Bleacher Nation - Patrick Scales has been a special teams standout because of his long-snapping excellence.

5@5: Will Foles Or Trubisky Start For The Bears? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Bears Donating $250,000 To Chicago COVID-19 Response Fund - 670 The Score - The Bears will be donating $250,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, they announced Friday. The fund is a collaboration between the city of Chicago, the Chicago Community Trust and the United Way.

Report: Patrick Scales, Bears Reach 1-Year Deal - 670 The Score - Patrick Scales has reached a one-year deal with the Bears to return as the team’s long snapper, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Source: Deon Bush, Bears Reach 1-Year Deal - 670 The Score - After reaching a one-year deal with the team, Deon Bush is positioned to be the Bears’ starting strong safety in 2020.

Ryan Pace's Asset Management Is Looking Problematic - Bleacher Nation - Serious questions regarding Ryan Pace's decision making, specifically with respect to his asset management, need to be addressed.

Eric Ebron or Jimmy Graham: Who Was Right Bears Choice? - SI.com - A day after the Bears lost their season opener largely because Jimmy Graham beat Bears backup safety Deon Bush for a touchdown catch in a 10-3 final, coach Matt Nagy was put in the unfamiliar position of defending one of his own defensive reserves.

Ha Ha Clinton Dix, Cornelius Lucas Leaving Bears - SI.com - It was a matter of time and it happened late Wednesday for safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Bears Bring Back Deon Bush on a One-Year Contract - SI.com - A day after the Bears lost their season opener largely because Jimmy Graham beat Bears backup safety Deon Bush for a touchdown catch in a 10-3 final, coach Matt Nagy was put in the unfamiliar position of defending one of his own defensive reserves.

The Eric Ebron signing raises even more questions about the Bears' deal with Jimmy Graham - NBC Sports Chicago - The Jimmy Graham contract looks even more curious now.

The Bears are re-signing safety Deon Bush to a one-year, $1.4 million deal - NBC Sports Chicago - The four-year vet will spend at least one more season with the Bears.

Former Bears safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signs with the Dallas Cowboys - NBC Sports Chicago - On Thursday evening, football representation agency Sports Trust Advisors announced that former Bears safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix would be signing with the Dallas Cowboys. The terms of the contract were not yet released.

Bears Safety Eddie Jackson leaves a positive message on Twitter in wake of COVID-19 - NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson checked in with his Bears fans on Friday in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bears donate $250,000 to COVID-19 response fund - ChicagoBears.com - To help those in need affected by the coronavirus, the Bears are making a $250,000 donation to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

Bears linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe delivering COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic message - ChicagoBears.com - With a background in the health field, Bears linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe understands the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic and is urging others to take the recommended precautions to contain the virus.

Bears Cap Crunch: Almost Everything is on the Table – On Tap Sports Net - Contract extension and restructure? Trade to address other pressing needs? Everything is on the table when it comes to Allen Robinson and the Bears.

8 questions about the Bears’ offseason as first wave of free agency settles - Chicago Sun-Times - The biggest question, though, is whether they’ve done enough to vault themselves back into contender status.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Will Reportedly Sign With the Cowboys – On Tap Sports Net - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who spent one season with the Bears, is reportedly signing with the Dallas Cowboys.

Will Bears find Deon Bush is the answer at safety? - Chicago Sun-Times - Though it didn’t work out last year, it looks like defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano still has faith in Bush, who in previous opportunities — six starts in 2016, two starts in 2018 — has warranted a better look.

Bears GM Ryan Pace’s bizarre signing of Jimmy Graham - Chicago Sun-Times - How Pace still has a job isn’t even a question, not if you’ve followed this franchise for part or all of the past three decades. These are the Bears.

Analyzing the Bears offseason moves - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears’ showing during the first wave of free agency:

Ex-Bears safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signs with Cowboys - Chicago Sun-Times - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who the team signed to a one-year prove-it contract last season, agreed to sign with the Cowboys late Thursday night. His agency, Sports Trust Advisors, announced the move but did not release terms.

‘Very Cavallari’ recap: Kristin opens Chicago shop, Justin pops question - Chicago Sun-Times - Proposal tugs at the heart on a finale that also includes Jay Cutler’s contribution to the Uncommon James product line.

Chicago Bears: Comparing Nick Foles, Mitch Trubisky stats - Chicago Tribune - While we wait to hear from Bears GM Ryan Pace about which quarterback he expects to be the 2020 starter, here’s a look at Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky by the numbers.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Foles is the early favorite to start week one for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - It wasn’t the sexiest of acquisitions, but the Bears’ QB room is better than it was.

Berckes & Snyder Bears Over Beers: Unfiltered Free Agency Reactions - Windy City Gridiron - Robert Schmitz joins to give some initial reactions to the three big free agency acquisitions.

Wiltfong: Bears sign Deon Bush to a one-year deal - Windy City Gridiron - According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears are bringing back safety Deon Bush on a one-year contract worth $1.4 million. This will be the fifth year in Chicago for the former...

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