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The Bear’s Den, March 25, 2020

Chicago Bears fans may not be eating up great amounts of free agency news, but... you know us... we endure...

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The Carolina Panthers “tried to send Cam Newton to the Bears,” per report - NBC Sports Chicago - Well, it’s settled then! Mock Draft 2.0 Reflects Leftover Needs - - Free agency can shape what a team needs in the draft.

Chalk Talk: Which Bears have signed elsewhere? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which Bears free agents have joined other teams, Super Bowl MVPs who have played for the Bears and why the Bears didn’t sign Cam Newton.

Reports: Bears add three free agents on defense - - According to media reports, the Bears have bolstered their defense and special teams by agreeing to terms with three free agents: outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo, cornerback Artie Burns and safety Jordan Lucas.

Reports: Chicago Bears retain DeAndre Houston-Carson, Brent Urban - - According to media reports, the Bears have agreed to terms with two of their own free agents, safety DeAndre Houston-Carson and defensive end Brent Urban.

Getting to Know New Bears Cornerback Artie Burns: Career Stats, Highlights, Fit, History, More - Bleacher Nation - Artie Burns is a reclamation project with a first-round pedigree who Chuck Pagano should look forward to coaching in 2020.

Bears Continue to be Connected to Fast-Rising Draft-Eligible QB Prospect James Morgan - Bleacher Nation - Chicago is one of the teams reportedly “closely vetting” Florida International QB prospect James Morgan.

Don’t Sleep on Jimmy Graham Signing - Da Bears Blog - Although the Chicago Bears signing Jimmy Graham was largely seen as one of the strangest free agent signings of the early period, don’t be surprised if he makes a big impact. Too many are judging the big tight end on his raw stat line in 2019, without looking at context. Even more people are using lazy narratives.

Bears Offseason Reset: Roster Taking Shape - 670 The Score - The goal in NFL free agency is for teams to fill the voids on their roster, plugging starting spots and addressing depth. The Bears did that in the first few waves of free agency over the past week.

Should the Bears have waited for Cam Newton? - Chicago Sun-Times - At his best and 100 percent healthy, he’s a better option than Nick Foles. But that’s the rub with Newton — he rarely has been at his best since winning the MVP award in 2015. He hasn’t played a full season since 2017.

Bears podcast: Nick Foles or Cam Newton at quarterback? - Chicago Sun-Times - Should the Bears make another move at quarterback?

Former Chicago Bears assistant quarantined in Italy - Chicago Tribune - “I’m alive.” That’s how Brock Olivo, the Bears assistant special teams coach for the last two seasons, answered the phone Tuesday afternoon from Rome where he’s been quarantined for two weeks.

Chicago Bears: Grading their moves in free agency - Chicago Tribune - The Bears opened free agency last week by trading for quarterback Nick Foles and signing tight end Jimmy Graham and edge rusher Robert Quinn. Here's the national media's take on those moves.

Grading the Bears’ Top 5 Offseason Additions - The Chicago Audible Blog - The Bears have made several new additions heading into the 2020 season. Here is a breakdown of the Bears' top moves and the grade for them.

Why the Bears were right to stay away from trading for Cam Newton - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears decided to add Nick Foles, not Cam Newton, to their quarterback room last week. Did they make the right call?


Cam Newton: I’m free and hungry - ProFootballTalk - Cam Newton is no longer a member of the Panthers and he’s posted his first message on social media since being released on Tuesday.


Green Bay: Nobody cares

Detroit: Nobody cares

Minnesota: Nobody cares


Infante: Bears projected wins rise after Nick Foles trade - Windy City Gridiron - After bringing in the veteran through a trade with Jacksonville, the Bears’ odds look slightly improved in 2020.


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