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The Bear’s Den, May 13, 2020

Some thoughts on Cohen, Trubisky, Floyd, Hicks... all this and the shocking news that Denver still hates Jay Cutler

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Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field on November 22, 2015 in Chicago
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This one’s Kinky



Has The Time Arrived for a New Tarik Cohen Contract? - - All the talk about contracts with the Bears has understandably centered around the fifty-year option for Mitchell Trubisky and a potential contract extension for wide receiver Allen Robinson.

Tackles Bobby Massie, Charles Leno Jr. Facing Uncertain Situations - - Two of the most often-criticized and least-appreciated players on this Chicago Bears offense since the arrival of general manager Ryan Pace have been tackles Charles Leno Jr. and Bobby Massie.

Leonard Floyd Elated to Rejoin Former Bears Assistant - - Leonard Floyd is in a new situation with the Los Angeles Rams.

Tashaun Gipson and Eddie Jackson Are a “Perfect Pairing” in the Bears Modern, Do-Everything Secondary - Bleacher Nation - If there are questions as to where Gipson will play, the answer just might be “everywhere.”

Deshaun Watson’s Performance in Chicago, in December, Will Be Pace Referendum - Da Bears Blog - Ryan Pace had no interest in drafting Deshaun Watson, the quarterback who played in two National Championship games, leading Clemson to the title in 2016. The quarterback who chucked 90 touchdowns to 32 interceptions in collage and ran for another 26 more touchdowns. No interest.

Chalk Talk: How many times have the Chicago Bears used their first draft pick on a tight end? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how many times the Bears have spent their first pick in the draft on a tight end, if Walter and Eddie Payton ever played together in the NFL and the lowest round pick ever to play for the Bears.

Bears’ defense has significant questions to answer in 2020 season - Chicago Sun-Times - Most of the attention on the Bears’ remodeling has been on the offense, but they’ve made some moves defensively that raise uncertainty. Will they still have a Super Bowl-level defense in 2020?

Chicago Bears’ Anthony Miller rehabbing his left shoulder again - Chicago Tribune - Never one to lack confidence, Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller believes there is more to come in 2020, even as he rehabs from another shoulder surgery.

ESPN names Bears’ Mitch Trubisky as one of 2020 NFL offseason’s ‘losers’ - NBC Sports Chicago - NFL writer Bill Barnwell didn’t mince words about Trubisky’s offseason.

Bears 2020 Schedule: Matt Patricia’s Detroit Lions to host season opener - NBC Sports Chicago - Take a detailed look at the Bears’ first opponent: the Detroit Lions


NFL has an opportunity to revolutionize in-game advertising - ProFootballTalk - As the NFL stares at the possibility of games played with no one staring at the field from the stands, the league is looking at the loss of significant revenue. The challenge becomes replacing it.

Tom Brady strongly denies "deteriorating relationship" with Josh McDaniels - ProFootballTalk - Tom Brady vehemently denies he had a “deteriorating relationship” with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

All-Paid Team of Tomorrow: Projecting next big NFL contracts - - Patrick Mahomes will become the NFL's highest-paid player but what's his price tag? Is a lucrative contract in Jamal Adams' future? Anthony Holzman-Escareno projects which players will reset the market at their respective positions.

Denver Broncos media complaining about Jay Cutler only makes him look cooler - NBC Sports Chicago - Hell hath no fury like a sports writer who feels slighted.

Jay Cutler's Mother's Day Instagram about Kristin Cavallari raises questions - NBC Sports Chicago - The latest conspiracy surrounding Cutler and Cavallari is a doozy.


Green Bay: Nobody cares

Detroit: Nobody cares

Minnesota: Nobody cares


Wiltfong: Akiem Hicks named a top 5 interior defensive lineman - Windy City Gridiron - Pro Football Network named Akiem Hicks as a top 5 interior defensive lineman.

Zeglinski's A new friend: Chicago Bears’ Kindle Vildor is scrappy and versatile - Windy City Gridiron - One of college football’s recent more decorated and accomplished corners joins the Bears. He’s out to show he belongs.

My “take it to the bank” lock for a Bears win is... - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG Staff is making a few super early predictions about the Chicago Bears 2020 schedule and today we’re giving our sure fire winner!


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