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The Bear’s Den, March 26, 2020

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The Bears make a massive signing in Germain Ifedi (at least by body size) and bring back Tyler Bray at QB3(ish)

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Guitar Gods week continues... here’s a pair of them...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Draft Pick Who Could Be the New Kyle Long for Bears - SI.com - The Bears need guard help on the offensive line and a tough-guy presence they lost with Kyle Long’s retirement.

Were the Bears Better off Waiting for Cam Newton? - SI.com - If the old Mitchell Trubisky-Deshaun Watson-Patrick Mahomes controversy seemed kind of stale, at least there’s a new quarterback controversy involving general manager Ryan Pace for Bears fans to bemoan.

Bears Re-Sign QB Tyler Bray, But That Shouldn’t Stop Them from Drafting a QB - Bleacher Nation - A familiar face is returning to the Bears QB room in 2020.

Bears Signing OL Germain Ifedi to a One-Year Deal - Bleacher Nation - Germain Infedi was a first-round pick in 2016 and a four-year starter with the Seahawks. He’ll look to grab onto a starting gig in Chicago.

Jalen Hurts Could Be the Perfect QB Prospect for Matt Nagy and the Bears - Bleacher Nation - Jalen Hurts isn’t the perfect QB prospect. But he could be a perfect fit for the 2020 Bears.

Wood: Light, Fast & Explosive - Looking at TE Fits in the 2020 Draft - Da Bears Blog - It’s no secret that the Bears are looking to upgrade the tight end group this offseason, after the position gave them historically bad production in 2019. If past positional overhauls are any indication (RB in 2018 offseason, WR in 2017 offseason), Ryan Pace will likely look to add players both in free agency and the draft.

Report: Bears To Re-Sign QB Tyler Bray - 670 The Score - The Bears will re-sign quarterback Tyler Bray, ESPN reported Wednesday afternoon. Bray, 28, has been with the Bears for the past two seasons.

Report: Bears To Sign OL Germain Ifedi - 670 The Score - The Bears have agreed to a deal with offensive lineman Germain Ifedi, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Wednesday afternoon. Ifedi, 25, was a first-round pick of the Seahawks in 2016.

Bears to bring back No. 3 quarterback Tyler Bray: report - Chicago Sun-Times - Bray spent most of last season on the practice squad, and his roster spot will be in question if the Bears draft a quarterback.

2020 NFL Draft: ESPN analyst Mel Kiper’s best-case scenario for the Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Kiper’s advice to Bears GM Ryan Pace runs counter to the consensus.

2020 NFL free agency: Bears adding swing tackle Germain Ifedi, per report - Chicago Sun-Times- Ifedi has played guard and tackle in his four seasons with the Seahawks and gives the Bears much-needed versatility after losing backup swing tackle Cornelius Lucas.

NFL tells team offices to close for 2 weeks - Chicago Sun-Times - Teams can conduct normal business during that period.

Chicago Bears: NFL to close all team facilities till April 8 - Chicago Tribune - In a memo sent to NFL teams, Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined strict closure regulations for all team facilities until at least April 8. The league has adopted these latest measures to ensure a level playing field amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bears address offensive line depth by signing ex-Seahawks lineman Germain Ifedi - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears finally took a step towards addressing their issues on the offensive line.

The Bears' quarterback situation is a choose-your-own-adventure book right now - NBC Sports Chicago - Trubisky? Foles? The general consensus right now is that there isn't one.

Bleacher Report, and also every single Bears fan, thinks Anthony Miller will have a big 2020 - NBC Sports Chicago - A lot's going to be expected out of the third-year WR this season.

POLISH SAUSAGE

John Elway latest G.M. to call for NFL to postpone draft - ProFootballTalk - It’s obvious NFL teams want the draft pushed back. It’s also obvious the NFL isn’t going to push back the draft.

NFL aiming to virtually involve prospects in 2020 draft - NFL.com - The NFL is reaching out to 2020 NFL Draft top prospects to virtually involve them in April’s draft, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday.

One-helmet rule could change for 2021 - ProFootballTalk - Bucco Bruce could be making a comeback.

Cam Newton's exit physical from the Panthers means nothing - ProFootballTalk - Yes, Cam Newton passed a physical administered by the Panthers (via a doctor in Atlanta) before the Panthers cut him on Tuesday. No, it means nothing as it relates to his search for a new team.

NFL closes all team facilities - ProFootballTalk - NFL teams will become like much of the rest of the nation in less than 24 hours. Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a league-wide, stay-at-home order Tuesday night.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Green Bay: Nobody cares

Detroit: Nobody cares

Minnesota: Nobody cares

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears Bring Bray Back - Windy City Gridiron - Tyler Bray’s career got a boost with the new CBA allowing veteran players to be on the practice squad.

Infante: Bears sign offensive lineman Germain Ifedi to one-year deal - Windy City Gridiron - The former first-round pick marks the first new offensive lineman the Bears have brought in this offseason.

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