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Ted Ginn says he still has speed to burn as Chicago prepares to find out what the 2020 schedule looks like later today

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NFC Pro Bowler Chicago Bears tackle Charles Leno Jr. signs autographs during NFL Pro Bowl practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

This one speaks of gender is a good way...

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

BEARRRSSSS

The Chicago Bears’ 2020 schedule will be announced on ChicagoBears.com at 6:30 p.m. CT Thursday - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears’ 2020 schedule will be announced on ChicagoBears.com and the Bears Official App at 6:30 p.m. (CT) Thursday—30 minutes before the league’s entire 2020 slate is revealed on NFL Network.

ESPN analyst Matt Bowen thinks Chicago Bears 2020 draft pick Cole Kmet will excel - ChicagoBears.com - ESPN’s Matt Bowen, a former NFL safety, lists Bears second-round pick Cole Kmet among 10 draft selections who landed in schemes that will allow NFL teams to maximize their ability.

Video: David Montgomery is Putting in that Offseason Work - Bleacher Nation - David Montgomery is training to take it to another level.

Wood: Why Do Day Three Draft Picks Hit (or Miss)? A Deep Dive - Da Bears Blog - Former NFL executive Joe Banner did an interview a few years ago where he referenced a study by an NFL team that found most day 3 picks who turn into successful NFL players are guys who slip through the cracks either because they were from small schools, had an injury in their last year of college, or were undersized for their position.

Bears’ Opponents In 2020 Season - 670 The Score - The Bears’ schedule will be set Thursday night.

Bears Envision Ted Ginn Jr. Adding A Key Threat To Offense - 670 The Score - For newly signed veteran receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and the Bears, age is just a number. Ginn is 35 years old and entering his 14th season in the NFL, but those are just minor details in his mind.

Chicago Bears’ 2020 schedule comes out Thursday. Here’s what the NFL should do. - Chicago Sun-Times - The NFL will become the first major sports league in America to announce a plan to return to games, but the idea of a full schedule seems far from a sure thing.

Ted Ginn Jr. brings speed, experience to Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - The Bears signed wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. for his experience and speed. The experience is undeniable. The speed, he said, is also still there, even at age 35.

Colts-bound ex-Bears TE Trey Burton lists Northbrook home - Chicago Tribune - Trey Burton played two years with the Bears, but was released in mid-April and signed with the Indianapolis Colts before listing his Northbrook home.

Chicago Bears: Tickets go on sale Thursday night - Chicago Tribune - The NFL will release its 2020 schedule Thursday night and shortly after the announcement, the Chicago Bears will put single-game tickets on sale.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - The latest installment of Brad Biggs' weekly Chicago Bears mailbag asks about the 2021 quarterback room, why the Texans cut Tashaun Gipson and if there are any candidates for contract extensions besides Allen Robinson.

Exclusive Interview: Utah Cornerbacks Coach Sharrieff Shah on Jaylon Johnson - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as Utah cornerbacks coach Sharrieff Shah gives an inside look on who Jaylon Johnson is on and off the football field.

Bears hope Ted Ginn Jr. can bring much needed speed to Matt Nagy's offense - NBC Sports Chicago - The speedy receiver chatted with Chicago media on Wednesday for the first time.

Bears detail how tickets refunds would work for 2020 NFL season - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears single-game tickets will go on sale on Thursday and the team provided information on how refunds would work if games are canceled, rescheduled or played with no fans.

New Chicago Bears WR Ted Ginn Jr. still believes speed is his best attribute, even at 35 years old - ChicagoBears.com - Even at 35 years old, new Bears receiver Ted Ginn Jr. is confident in his speed, telling reporters during an introductory teleconference: “I can still run … Don’t let the age and the years fool you.”

Chalk Talk: How many 2021 NFL Draft picks do the Chicago Bears have? - ChicagoBrears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the picks the Bears have in the 2021 draft, how many pairs of brothers have been Bears teammates and how many times the Bears have traded up versus down in the draft under GM Ryan Pace.

At 35, Ted Ginn’s game hasn’t changed: ‘I can still run’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Veteran wide receiver’s speed could help the Bears fill the void left by Taylor Gabriel’s absence. But he’ll have to prove he’s still got it.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Commissioner tells teams not to comment or speculate on 2020 season - ProFootballTalk - The NFL doesn’t know how the pandemic will affect plans for the 2020 season. And the Commissioner wants teams to refrain from discussing the subject.

Andy Dalton: I understand my role, backing up Dak Prescott - ProFootballTalk - Andy Dalton’s only interaction with Dak Prescott came after a regular-season game in 2016 and a preseason game in 2018.

DeShone Kizer clears waivers - ProFootballTalk - Three years ago, the Browns used a second-round pick on quarterback DeShone Kizer. Today, even at a time when NFL rosters have room for 90 players, not a single team wants him.

Memo sent to teams for path to reopening facilities - NFL.com - A memo laying out protocols on how facilities may reopen, which includes consent from state government officials, establishment of a club infection response team, social distancing and other measures was sent out to all clubs on Wednesday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.

NFL players to root for in 2020: Joe Burrow, Dak Prescott excite - NFL.com - Which players have Adam Rank’s support in 2020? He identifies one player from each NFL team that he’ll be rooting for during the upcoming season.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Where could Aaron Rodgers play in 2021, if not Green Bay? - ProFootballTalk
- Many believe that, because of his contract and cap charges, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will spend at least two more years in Green Bay. As recently explained, however, the Packers would save nearly $4.8 million in cap space and $22 million in cash by trading Rodgers after the 2020 season.

Detroit: Nobody cares

Minnesota: Nobody cares

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Oddsmakers give Bears 3rd-best odds to win NFC North - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears trail the Vikings and the Packers, but the race is tighter than you’d expect.

Leming's Bears mailbag: Running back options, the offensive line and much more - Windy City Gridiron - Now that the smoke has settled from the NFL draft and the roster is at 90, we’ll dive deeper to answer your questions as well enter the long wait before the start of training camp.

How pleased are you with the Bears offseason changes? - Windy City Gridiron - For this latest round table topic, we asked our staffers to take the entire Chicago Bears offseason into consideration. We’re talking about free agency, the draft, the UDFAs, the coaching changes,...

Zeglinski's A new friend: The Bears’ Darnell Mooney brings unfiltered speed to Chicago - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears need a big-play threat that can stretch the field. Enter the blazer, Darnell Mooney.

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