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The Bear’s Den, February 17, 2021

JJ Watt was in Chicago, but Bears fans shouldn’t get too excited about the visit...

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Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney (11) makes a catch against Green Bay Packers free safety Darnell Savage (26)
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Can the Bears land J.J. Watt? - Chicago Sun-Times - J.J. Watt spent Valentine’s Day in Chicago — but don’t expect him to finish his career here.

Meet Sean Desai, the ‘mad scientist’ of the Chicago Bears defense - Chicago Tribune - Sean Desai’s background in education is interesting because it reaches the core of what coaching is — teaching. Now Desai has to prove he can stand in front of the room and command the entire Chicago Bears defense while also being a master tactician on game days.

Inside Sean Desai’s ‘tune up’ of Bears defense and Vic Fangio’s influence - RSN - There will be an obvious Vic Fangio influence, but ‘this is going to Sean Desai’s defense,’ the new Bears defensive coordinator said.

Report: J.J. Watt ‘seriously considering’ joining Cleveland Browns - RSN - The Bears simply have bigger positional needs, with limited resources.

Report: Bears, Allen Robinson haven’t discussed contract since September - RSN - Usually you have to talk before agreeing to a new contract

Reports Call Chicago Bears Favorites and Out of Running for Carson Wentz - Sports Illustrated - Indianapolis is being mentioned as Carson Wentz’s top choice in a trade but it’s not free agency and besides, Chicago is a city and Indianapolis a town.

Former Chicago Bears RBs Gale Sayers, Willie Galimore were active participants in Civil Rights Movement - ChicagoBears.com - In the 1960s, Bears star running backs Gale Sayers and Willie Galimore both were active participants in the Civil Rights Movement, which aimed to end racial discrimination.

Bart Scott: Bears would be Super Bowl contender with Wentz - 670 The Score - Former Pro Bowl linebacker and current ESPN analyst Bart Scott believes the Bears are one piece away from becoming a legitimate Super Bowl contender – and he thinks that piece is Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: J.J. Watt seriously considering Browns - ProFootballTalk - The Browns were one of the first teams to show interest in signing defensive end J.J. Watt after he was released by the Texans last Friday and it appears the interest is mutual.

Trevor Lawrence's surgery on non-throwing shoulder 'went great'; QB will be ready for training camp - NFL.com - Trevor Lawrence's shoulder surgery is already in the past. Now it's on to rehab.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Frank Ragnow talks Matthew Stafford post-trade: ‘I just look at him like a superhero’ - Pride Of Detroit - “I just look at him like a superhero.”

Forecasting the Detroit Lions’ first round draft strategy - Pride Of Detroit - Will the Lions take a quarterback or another position? Trade up or trade down?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2021 Roster Turnover: What to expect at the safety position - Windy City Gridiron - In this 13 part series we’ll take an in depth look at each position group for the Chicago Bears with an eye towards the 2021 season. We’ll speculate on who stays, who goes, and some potential additions we’d like to see general manager Ryan Pace make.

Wiltfong's Mocking the Mocks: Would you be good with a wide out at 20 for the Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - Some of the mock drafts around this time of year get a little predictable when making their mock picks. Take the Chicago Bears for example, consensus says that the offensive line is a big need, so...

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