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The Bear’s Den, February 23, 2021

Will Allen Robinson be a Chicago Bear nest year? Tagged? Tagged and traded?

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

A dangerous game of tag — the Bears’ Allen Robinson quandary - Chicago Sun-Times - GM Ryan Pace could buy time to negotiate a long-term deal with Robinson by applying the franchise tag. But he also risks alienating a productive player who embodies the culture the Bears cherish.

Allen Robinson: Will Chicago Bears put franchise tag on star WR? - Chicago Tribune - Would the Chicago Bears let Allen Robinson get away in free agency? Will they use the franchise tag on the proven and productive receiver? What’s next in a contract stalemate that has lasted for too long?

NFL Draft 2021: Why Trey Lance could fall to Bears, Ryan Pace at No. 20 - RSN - A couple of experts aren’t sold on Lance being a top-10 pick.

Bears deemed losers of Carson Wentz trade by several NFL blogs - RSN - Haters gonna hate.

Khalil Mack at 30: Aging Gracefully or Just Aging? - Sports Illustrated - Running backs are usually done by 30, but does this have to be the case for an edge rusher like linebacker Khalil Mack of the Chicago Bears?

Bill Zimmerman Tweets Cost To Move Up in Draft - Da Bears Blog - Sometimes really good things are posted on Twitter. And then they’re gone. I found Bill Zimmerman’s thread – documenting what the Bears would need to give up to move up in the draft – quite illuminating. So I’m sharing it here.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Teams believe three first-rounders the base for a Russell Wilson trade - ProFootballTalk - When Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went public with his desire to have a voice in personnel decisions and his frustration with getting hit too much earlier this month, word was that the Seahawks were unhappy about it and that led some to wonder if it was the first step toward a departure from the team.

Eagles to release WR Alshon Jeffery when league year begins - NFL.com - One year ago, as rumors swirled about Alshon Jeffery's purported discontent with being an Eagle, his agent hopped on the Twitter machine to declare his client's love for Philadelphia.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Kenny Golladay a ‘strong’ candidate for Detroit Lions franchise tag - Pride Of Detroit - The NFL Network reporter said he’d be ‘surprised’ if Golladay hit free agency this year.

Here’s an impressive stat from the past five years for the Vikings - Daily Norseman - It’s pretty hard to believe

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears listed as favorites in Allen Robinson sweepstakes - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are currently viewed as the favorites to secure Allen Robinson among betting circles.

Wiltfong's Mocking the Mocks: Offensive line or safety for the Bears at 20 - Windy City Gridiron - We round up the four latest mocks from the CBS crew to see how had it best for the Bears.

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