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A bit more roster movement as Ryan Pace and Co. fill in holes with lower-end free agents

Khalil Mack (52) restrains from knocking Mitchell Trubisky (10) into next month during a practice at 2019 Bears Camp in Bourbonnais. Trubisky completed the pass to Allen Robinson (12). Photo by Denmaster Ken.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

This one’s for all of us...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Picks For Pace Podcast: Recapping the Bears 2020 NFL Draft Class - Bear Report - We break down the 2020 Chicago Bears draft class on the latest Pick’s For Pace podcast.

Bears Sign Another Fast Guy: Receiver/Return Specialist Trevor Davis - Bleacher Nation - Trevor Davis joins the Bears as someone who could conceivably make the roster as a special teams contributor.

Meet the First of Two Bears Seventh-Round Picks: Offensive Lineman Arlington Hambright - Bleacher Nation - In addition to having a cool name, Arlignton Hambright has intriguing developmental potential.

Something to Keep in Mind: The 2021 NFL Draft Class of Offensive Linemen Looks STACKED - Bleacher Nation - Drafting a QB in 2021 would be cool. But the same can be said about drafting a tackle for protection purposes.

Wood’s Data Draft Thoughts: On Small Schools, Selecting Needs & Not Mortgaging Future Picks (Finally) - Da Bears Blog - This draft marked the first time since 2016 that Ryan Pace didn’t trade away a future day 1 or 2 pick.

Bears Sign WR Trevor Davis To 1-Year Deal - 670 The Score - The Bears have signed veteran receiver and returner Trevor Davis to a one-year deal. Davis, 26, has played parts of four NFL seasons with three different teams.

Best NFL Bets for MVP, Playoff Teams & More - 670 The Score - With the NFL betting market already making an adjustment after the draft, it’s important to recognize value before there’s more of a correction.

Bears sign WR Trevor Davis - Chicago Sun-Times - The Packers drafted him in the fifth round out of Cal in 2016.

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly says Bears TE Cole Kmet will be ‘in line’ with NFL’s best - Chicago Sun-Times - Brian Kelly coached Travis Kelce and other star tight ends and has no doubt Kmet will reach their level.

Brian Kelly on Cole Kmet’s NFL potential - Chicago Tribune - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says new Bears tight end Cole Kmet ‘will be in line’ with the likes of Travis Kelce, Tyler Eifert and Kyle Rudolph.

The Bears have 9 tight ends, and here’s why it doesn’t matter - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears’ biggest problem in 2020 is not having nine tight ends on their roster in late April. That doesn’t matter at all, actually.

Roster Move: Bears sign receiver Trevor Davis - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday signed veteran free-agent receiver and return specialist Trevor Davis, who has appeared in 43 NFL games over four seasons with the Packers, Raiders and Dolphins.

Seventh-round linemen possess intriguing traits - ChicagoBears.com - In seventh-round draft picks Arlington Hambright and Lachavious Simmons, the Bears feel they landed a pair of promising offensive line prospects who possess versatility and a passion for the game.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Coronavirus: Roger Goodell tells NFL he will forego salary - Yahoo Sports - Roger Goodell did the right thing. Helmet tip to LostInStl for the link.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers officially confirm 15 UDFA signings following 2020 NFL Draft - Acme Packing Company - The players have all agreed to terms, presumably on the condition that they pass their physicals.

Brett Favre: I think Aaron Rodgers will play somewhere else before he retires - ProFootballTalk - When the Packers drafted Aaron Rodgers, it set the wheels in motion for Brett Favre to leave Green Bay and finish his career elsewhere, playing first for the Jets and then for the Vikings. Now Favre thinks the Packers’ selection of Jordan Love will result in Rodgers playing elsewhere as well.

Were Packers right to pass on needs to draft QB Jordan Love? - NFL.com - With Aaron Rodgers in place through 2023 and coming off an NFC title game appearance, the Packers passed on needs to draft QB Jordan Love. Judy Battista, Jeffri Chadiha, Michael Silver and Jim Trotter discuss the controversial decision.

Can Jordan Love’s interceptions be fixed? We looked at all 17 from 2019 to figure it out - Acme Packing Company - The Packers new first-round pick led FBS in interceptions last season, but how big of a problem is his decision making? We watched all his 2019 interceptions so you didn’t have to and found mindset was a bigger issue than reading defenses.

Taylor Decker joins new OL-only sports agency ahead of potential extension - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions left tackle could get paid this offseason.

Unbelievable! - 2020 NFL Draft Recap - Daily Norseman - BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down the Vikings’ 15-player draft class.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berckes: Build-a-Bear - Build your Ideal Jersey Combination - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s your chance to lay out your perfect uniform combination or share that new concept that will take Chicago by storm.

Wiltfong: Bears sign Trevor Davis - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears make a veteran acquisition which leaves only two more spots on their 90-man offseason roster...

Leming's Chicago Bears Post-draft mailbag: Scheme fits, free agents, and more! - Windy City Gridiron - The 2020 NFL draft is behind us. Now, teams will look to finalize their 90-man rosters before (hopefully) heading into Training Camp in 2020. Your questions answered here!

Infante: Previewing Bears depth chart after 2020 NFL draft - Windy City Gridiron - Where do the Bears stand after their additions in the 2020 NFL draft? We take a look at their current depth chart.

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