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The Bear’s Den, May 11, 2020

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Good morning, good Monday my good Bears fans friends!

NFL: SEP 23 Bears at Redskins Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

This one’s for the offseason, may it turn as soon as possible...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Guard Options Exist With Larry Warford Out of Picture - SI.com - The Bears’ interest in lineman Larry Warford existed and now it apparently does not.

New Chicago Bears face mask, NFL face masks are the perfect COVID-19 prevention for football fans, Where to get them - Bears Wire - Looking to support your NFL favorite, Chicago Bears in these unprecedented times, look no further than purchasing a Bears facial covering. These facial coverings are to help protect the health and safety of fans amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Were Kmet and Johnson the right picks for the Bears? - ESPN Video - Jeff Dickerson breaks down whether TE Cole Kmet and CB Jaylon Johnson were the right picks for the Bears on Day 2 of the 2020 NFL draft.

Could Schedule Help Trubisky’s Case To Start Opener? - 670 The Score - While the Bears have proclaimed that they’ll hold an “open competition” at quarterback between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles, the prevailing belief is that Foles will be the starter in Chicago’s opener at Detroit on Sept. 13.

5@5: What Games You Circling On Bears’ Schedule? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Looming NFL Cuts The Chicago Bears Should Be Interested In - Sports Mockery - The Chicago Bears may have a full slate of 90 players on their roster, but that doesn't mean they're done making changes just yet.

1st-and-10: Bears can use Larry Warford, but can they afford him? - Chicago Sun-Times - The three-time Pro Bowl guard, who was cut by the Saints in a salary-cap move Friday, would be a plug-and-play starter and an immediate upgrade for the Bears.

Mitch Trubisky is football sin that keeps giving Bears headaches - Chicago Sun-Times - Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson responds to tweets suggesting race played a role in Bears’ decision to take Trubisky.

Bears’ 2020 schedule features 5 key elements in quest to return to playoffs - Chicago Sun-Times - There’s some good and bad in the Bears’ upcoming schedule. But either way, it’ll be compelling television.

Chicago Bears' Joel Iyiegbuniwe's mom sparks medicine interest - Chicago Tribune - Abiola Iyiegbuniwe supported the football career of her son Joel by taking him to practices and out-of-state football camps when he was young, and she inspires his ideas for a post-NFL career in medicine even now.

How the 2020 Bears schedule could be impacted by coronavirus contingency plans - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' schedule is out, but will all 16 games get played on time?

Strength of Bears Schedule Tough to Gauge in Numbers - SI.com - Plenty of scrutiny focused in on NFL teams' opponents once the league released its schedule, and then came the stories about strength of schedule.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Could Las Vegas host both L.A. teams? - ProFootballTalk - The 49ers and Cardinals could share the Arizona venue with no conflicts at all. The Chargers and Raiders could share the new Las Vegas Stadium with only one potential conflict. Ditto for the Rams and the Cowboys.

John Lynch: 49ers up against the cap, not planning any big moves - ProFootballTalk - The 49ers are set to go into the season with the roster they have.

Rivers, Brady will start ‘20 season making history - NFL.com - The 38-year-old Philip Rivers and the 42-year-old Tom Brady are expected to become the fifth and sixth quarterbacks in NFL history to start for new teams after having previously won 100-plus starts for another franchise, per NFL Research.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Green Bay: Nobody cares

Detroit: Nobody cares

Minnesota: Nobody cares

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

My favorite game on the Bears 2020 schedule is... - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG Staff is making a few super early predictions about the Chicago Bears 2020 schedule!

The Bears record in 2020 will be... - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG Staff makes their way too early predictions for the Bears 2020 record.

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