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The Bear’s Den, March 13, 2021

The second cog in the Bears’ trilateral placekicking machine is back for another round. Does this mean a Patrick Scales extension is on the to-do list? Oh and if you’re sick of Russell Wilson trade rumors then that’s just too damn bad!

NFL: SEP 14 Bears at 49ers Photo by Daniel Gluskoter/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears 2021 Free Agency Preview - Chicago Audible - Listen as the guys explain which free agents the Chicago Bears should pursue in 2021.

Trey Lance pro day: QB performs in front of Bears’ Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy - NBC Sports Chicago - Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy made the trip to Fargo to closely watch the North Dakota State quarterback.

Chicago Bears agree to terms with K Cairo Santos on three-year contract extension - ChicagoBears.com - Six days before the start of free agency, the Bears on Thursday agreed to terms with kicker Cairo Santos on a three-year contract extension through 2023.

Chalk Talk: What is Piñeiro’s contract status? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses Eddy Piñeiro’s contract status, why the Bears pick 20th in the first round of the draft and the number of times the Bears have traded their first-round selection.

P Pat O’Donnell agrees to terms with Chicago Bears on one-year contract extension - ChicagoBears.com - One day after reaching an agreement with kicker Cairo Santos on a new three-year contract, the Bears on Friday agreed to terms with punter Pat O’Donnell on a one-year extension.

Draft QB Highlights: Feleipe Franks, Arkansas - Da Bears Blog - Franks isn’t a player who expects his name to be called on Thursday or Friday but the tools are worth chancing in the later rounds...

Bears reward kicker Santos with contract extension - Daily Herald - The Chicago Bears rewarded kicker Cairo Santos for a club-record season with a contract extension.

Bears bringing back punter Pat O’Donnell - Chicago Sun-Times - One day after bringing back kicker Cairo Santos, the Bears are doing the same for punter Pat O’Donnell.

Wiederer: Mitch Trubisky’s Chicago Bears tenure is ending - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky’s career as a Chicago Bears quarterback officially will come to a close Wednesday. The end closed in faster than most ever would have imagined for the No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers agree to extension - ESPN - Tom Brady has agreed to an extension with the Buccaneers, the team announced Friday. The extensions is for four years but voids to a one-year extension and saves the Bucs $19 million, sources said.

Daryl Williams, Bills agree to terms on three-year deal - NFL.com - The Buffalo Bills are keeping key impending free agents home before the market opens. A day after retaining linebacker Matt Milano, the Bills have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with tackle Daryl Williams.

Patrick Mahomes to restructure contract, saving Chiefs cap space - Arrowhead Pride - The Kansas City Chiefs are restructuring quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ contract in a move that would save the club $17 million against the 2021 NFL salary cap, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Brandon Scherff signs franchise tag with Washington Football Team - NBC Sports Washington - Brandon Scherff reportedly lock in an $18 million deal for the 2021 season.

Patriots re-signing QB Cam Newton to one-year deal - NFL.com - Cam Newton is returning to New England for another go-around. The Patriots are re-signing the quarterback to a one-year deal, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.

Chargers News: Bolts release OG Trai Turner - Bolts From The Blue - The Chargers are officially releasing offensive guard Trai Turner after failing to trade for him this past week, per NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport.

North Dakota State Bison QB Trey Lance throws for 30 NFL teams at pro day - ESPN - North Dakota State QB Trey Lance completed 58 of his 66 attempts during the workout, but didn’t participate in the other drills.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers will not tender RFA Tim Boyle, per report - Acme Packing Company - The Packers will not tender restricted free agent Tim Boyle, ending his time in Green Bay for now.

Adrian Amos restructures contract to save Packers $750k in salary cap space for 2021 - Acme Packing Company - The Packers’ excellent veteran safety is getting a check a week earlier than expected and helping his team free up a little bit of cap money for the coming season.

Packers release H-back John Lovett with failed physical designation - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay is moving on from one of its numerous H-backs ahead of next week’s salary cap deadline.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears sign Pat O’Donnell to one-year extension - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears will be bringing back a familar face on their special teams unit.

Poll of the Day: Will the Bears trade for Russell Wilson? - Windy City Gridiron - This is your chance to get it on record to show just how much of a Chicago Bears’ Nostradamus you really are.

The SuperFans’ Chicago Bears Quarterback Wish List - Windy City Gridiron - A list of reasonable demands for one certain, very special GM.

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