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The Bear’s Den, January 16, 2021

Edwards did bad, Bears add via futures contract and the fans are restless as the Bears are out of the dance

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Bears DL Mario Edwards Jr. suspended for 2 games in 2021 - 670 The Score - Bears defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. was suspended for the first two games of the 2021 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, the league said Friday.

Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn struggle in first season as tandem - 670 The Score - The Bears made major financial commitments to pass rushers Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn in recent years, believing they could lead a dominant defense. But the two struggled in their first season as a tandem, which is a serious concern moving forward.

Mario Edwards suspended two games - ProFootballTalk - Mario Edwards, a defensive end who played for the Bears in 2020 and becomes a free agent in March, will start the 2021 season serving a suspension.

Bears season review: George McCaskey on the hot seat in 2021 - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears chairman lost the support of a sizable chunk of the fan base and needs one of those lightning-in-a-bottle seasons — always possible in the NFL — to prevent a fan revolt next season.

Bears DL Mario Edwards Jr. suspended 2 games - Chicago Sun-Times - Defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr., was suspended two games by the NFL on Friday for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug ban.

7 big questions heading into a jobs-on-the-line offseason for the Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at the quarterback situation, some tough choices on veterans and more.

Bears sign Jester Weah, an heir to soccer royalty - Chicago Sun-Times - Receiver Jester Weah is the nephew of George Weah, the former FIFA Player of the Year and Ballon D’Or winner.

Chicago Bears: Team's response to COVID-19 was a success - Chicago Tribune - It was no surprise when Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey said the team's handling of COVID-19 was a notable factor in deciding to bring back GM Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy for another season in 2021.

Chicago Bears: Playoff results in last 20 years - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears have played in nine postseason games since 2000, winning only three. Their last postseason victory came after the 2010 season, when the beat the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC divisional round. A capsule look at the nine games.

What's next for Bears defense? On Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn – The Athletic - Eddie Jackson, Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn didn't perform up to expectations in 2020. So what's next?

George McCaskey Seems Unpleased With Ryan Pace's Due Diligence - On Tap Sports Net - Bears' chairman George McCaskey joined 670 The Score for an interview and had an interesting response about Ryan Pace's approach to the 2017 NFL Draft.

How the NFL Can Eliminate Tanking - On Tap Sports Net - Why the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars intentionally tanking should be the catalyst for overdue change in the NFL.

Chalk Talk: Which Chicago Bears are due to be free agents? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses Bears players who are due to become free agents in March, the likelihood of Tarik Cohen being able to return from his torn ACL to start training camp and whether the Bears are considering placing a franchise tag on Alle

Roster Moves: Chicago Bears sign WRs Reggie Davis, Jester Weah to reserve/future contracts - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Friday signed wide receivers Reggie Davis and Jester Weah to reserve/future contracts.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Falcons announce Arthur Smith as their head coach - ProFootballTalk - The Falcons have landed their new head coach.

Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely - ProFootballTalk - Gordon’s conditional reinstatement has been rescinded and he is now suspended indefinitely again, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Report: Von Miller is under "criminal investigation" - ProFootballTalk - According to 9News.com, linebacker Von Miller is “under criminal investigation” by the Parker, Colorado police department.

No news on the 2021 Scouting Combine - ProFootballTalk - As of Sunday, it was expected that the fate of the 2021 Scouting Combine would be determined within the next week. Five days later, everyone remains in the dark.

Texans owner Cal McNair in contact with Deshaun Watson, wants QB involved in hiring head coach - NFL.com - After upsetting his superstar quarterback, Texans owner Cal McNair has vowed to go about things differently as he decides on who will be the team's next head coach. That is, he's going to do what he told Deshaun Watson he'd do before hiring a general manager: involve him.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears add two more receivers on reserve/future contracts - Windy City Gridiron - On Friday the Chicago Bears announced that they signed two more wide receivers to reserve/future contracts, Reggie Davis, who played his college ball at Georgia, and Jester Weah, who played...

Wiltfong: Mario Edwards suspended 2 games - Windy City Gridiron - Per multiple reports, the NFL has suspended defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. for two games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Robinson: One Stop Shop - This Is Fine. - Chicago Bears Animation - Windy City Gridiron - This animated GIF is my gift to a frustrated Chicago Bears Fan Base. Use it wisely my friends.

Wiltfong: Bears 2021 opponents are set - Windy City Gridiron - With the Bears schedule trending on social media again, I figured there were some of you that wanted a refresher on next season.

Wiltfong: Are you confident in the direction of the Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Bears fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

Derrwaechter: Who the Bears May Consider For Vacant Defensive Coordinator Position - Windy City Gridiron - With Chuck Pagano’s retirement now official, the Chicago Bears are searching for their new DC. ECD provides his shortlist here.

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