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The Bear’s Den, March 24, 2020

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A whole host of familiar faces are back with your Chicago Bears for the 2020 season... assuming, of course, that we have a 2020 season

NFL: JAN 06 NFC Wild Card - Eagles at Bears
Chicago Bears safety DeAndre Houston-Carson (36) celebrates on special teams
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Day two of Guitar Hero week, I’ve got a “two-for” from Roy Clark, who’s as good as anybody’s ever been at pickin-n-grinnin...

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

BEARRRSSSS-N-STUFF

Free Agent Bears Options Still There at Need Positions - SI.com - Bears general manager Ryan Pace has taken the same approach every draft since 2016.

Bears shed light on COVID-19-related issues - ChicagoBears.com - During a radio appearance Monday, Bears senior vice president Scott Hagel discussed the team’s donation to a COVID-19 response fund, the payment deadline for season tickets and much more.

Mike Singletary wants you to stay home, so you should listen to Mike Singletary - NBC Sports Chicago - Listen to him!

Brent Urban To Sign 1-Year Deal With Bears - 670 The Score - Veteran defensive lineman Brent Urban will re-sign with the Bears on a one-year deal, his wife, Kate, revealed on on Twitter on Monday.

Ben Braunecker On Coronavirus: ‘Flatten The Curve’ - 670 The Score - Before becoming tight end for the Bears, Ben Braunecker was studying at Harvard to fight infectious diseases.

Bears Explain Season-Ticket Payment Deadline Confusion - 670 The Score - As the Bears’ deadline for payment on 2020 season tickets passed Friday, there was some confusion about their policy amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday morning, Bears senior vice president of marketing and communications Scott Hagel joined the Mully & Haugh Show to share the organization’s

Twitter Q&A: Should the Bears draft a QB? Where’s the O-line help? - Chicago Sun-Times - With most of the big names off the board in free agency, the Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley — who can be found @patrickfinley — answers your Bears questions from the Twitterverse:

Bears free agency 2020: OLB Barkevious Mingo added to crowded position - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears are adding another outside linebacker to a room that already includes starters Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - After a busy first week of NFL free agency, Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions about the Nick Foles-Mitch Trubisky debate, why they didn’t upgrade on the offensive line and why they gave so much money to Jimmy Graham.

Coronavirus and sports: How NFL players train now - Chicago Tribune - NFL players usually use this time to prepare for offseason programs that traditionally start in April. With those programs delayed indefinitely, players are trying to stay connected with teammates via group chats and social media.

5 players the Bears could still sign in NFL free agency - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears still need to add a guard, wide receiver and running back to their offense as Week 2 of NFL free agency gets underway.

One NFL insider believes the Bears’ starting quarterback job is Mitch Trubisky’s to lose - NBC Sports Chicago - The NFL insider chimed in on how he sees the Bears’ QB dynamic taking shape.

Is Stephen Gostkowski Worth Another Bears Kicking Derby? - SI.com - At the very least, this one has to give Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro reason to shudder.

Bears Retain Defensive End Brent Urban on 1-Year Deal - SI.com - The loss of Nick Williams hurt the Bears’ defensive line depth and they took a step to stop further leakage Monday by retaining Brent Urban on a one-year deal.

OPINIONBEAR’S COVID BLOG POST

Hype for Hydroxychloroquine: Could a vintage malaria drug be due for a big second act? – Opinion Bear - Our very own Dr. Patti Curl drops a dime on Hydroxychloroquine and Covid-19. Cause she’s smart and stuff.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Green Bay: Nobody cares

Detroit: Nobody cares

Minnesota: Nobody cares

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Are the Bears better after the first wave of free agency? - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears still have some work to do in free agency, but after a week of signing some players and losing some players, are they a better team now than they were a week ago?

Wiltfong: DeAndre Houston-Carson is back with the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Chicago Bears are bringing safety and special team stalwart DeAndre Houston-Carson back on a one-year contract.

Wiltfong: Bears bring back Brent Urban - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears get some defensive line depth with the re-signing of Brent Urban.

Wiltfong: J.P Holtz and Rashaad Coward return to the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - This bit of news may have flown under the radar, but both players appear to be back with the Chicago Bears.

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