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The Bear’s Den, March 18, 2021

Ifedi & Bush are back in the fold, as Dalton news reverberates around Chicago

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears Get Under Cap and Sign Deon Bush - Sports Illustrated - The Chicago Bears made it in under the cap with some restructuring magic, and they were able to safety Deon Bush signed back on for a sixth season with one-year contract.

Roster Move: QB Andy Dalton agrees to terms with Chicago Bears on 1-year contract - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Andy Dalton on a one-year contract.

Roster Move: OL Germain Ifedi agrees to one-year contract extension with Chicago Bears - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday agreed to a one-year contract extension with veteran offensive lineman Germain Ifedi.

Source: Deon Bush to re-sign with Bears on 1-year deal - 670 The Score - The Bears will re-sign safety Deon Bush on a one-year deal, a source said Wednesday afternoon. Bush has been with Chicago since 2016, playing in 65 career games.

Listen: Laurence Holmes is fed up with Ryan Pace, Bears - ChicagoBears.com - The news of the Bears agreeing with veteran quarterback Andy Dalton on a one-year deal landed with a thud in Chicago on Tuesday. And on Wednesday, 670 host Laurence Holmes took aim at Bears general manager Ryan Pace.

Schmitz: Bears re-sign Deon Bush to 1-year deal - Windy City Gridiron - Bears bring back depth safety with Fangio/Desai experience

Report: Bears offered blockbuster trade package for Wilson - 670 The Score - The Bears failed in their effort to acquire Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson on the trade market – but not before making a significant offer.

What now? 3 things to glean from Bears’ big swing for Russell Wilson - Chicago Sun-Times - If Ryan Pace specialized in throwing horseshoes or hand grenades, he’d be taking a victory lap Wednesday.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll blocked Russell Wilson trade to Bears: report - Chicago Sun Times - When the Bears’ massive offer for Wilson was rejected, they settled for signing free agent Andy Dalton.

You thought Bears would get Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson? Really? - Chicago Sun-Times - Given the team’s history, why in the world would you have thought that?

Andy Dalton and the Chicago Bears’ quarterback woes: What the data says about spending, success and ratings - Chicago Tribune - A look at quarterback performance and spending shows that since 2015, when Ryan Pace began as Bears general manager, teams that have spent more money on quarterback have won more. This isn’t true in all cases, but it’s the general trend.

Mitch Trubisky: 20 telling stories from his Chicago Bears tenure - Chicago Tribune - As Mitch Trubisky, officially a free agent now, considers his next destination, here’s a look back at his time with the Chicago Bears through 20 of the Chicago Tribune’s most important stories about him.

Starting Andy Dalton, potentially trading Nick Foles and more: 5 Bears takeaways – The Athletic - The Bears' signing of Andy Dalton means a lot of things for the Bears, but it shouldn't rule out another swing at quarterback.

Bears fans already dislike new QB Andy Dalton before he's even played a game – The Athletic - Let's hope Andy Dalton isn't active on Bears Twitter, because the long-suffering fans aren't happy about this.

How Bears tried to trade for Russell Wilson, but ended up with Andy Dalton - RSN - The Bears made a real effort to trade for Russell Wilson. When the Seahawks made up their mind, they moved on.

Russell Wilson trade: Bears offered Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks to Seahawks - RSN - Despite harsh criticism from fans and media, Bears general manager Ryan Pace offered just about all he could to Seattle for Russell Wilson.

Russell Wilson trade: Seahawks, Bears deal could still happen - RSN - Don't give up hope on missing out from Russell Wilson just yet, Bears fans. ESPN's Adam Schefter isn't ready to say that Wilson will be a Seahawk this season.

Source: Bears bring back S Deon Bush on one-year deal - Chicago Sun-Times - Bush has started only eight games in five seasons with the team, but has emerged in recent years as one of the Bears’ better special teams players.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Longtime Bears lineman Kyle Long signs with Chiefs worth max of $5 million: report - Chicago Sun-Times - Long is back from retirement after one year.

2021 NFL free agency: Jacksonville fielding calls about Minshew - The Raiders and veteran WR John Brown agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $3.7 million with incentives that could push the deal to $5.5 million, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report. Here's other news we're monitoring as the new league year

Chiefs sign Kyle Long - ProFootballTalk - Kyle Long is back, and he may be ready to help the Chiefs win another Super Bowl.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Quarterback Scarcity is Over: The Bears are the exception that proves the rule - Acme Packing Company - Most teams actually have either good quarterbacks or are in the process of evaluating prospects. And then we have the Bears. Ken’s Note: Have you ever thought how absolutely idiotic the statement “the exception that proves the rule” is? It makes absolutely no sense. Then again, Packers fans, they go together like stink on... well... Packers fans.

Vikings re-sign Chad Beebe - Daily Norseman - One Year Vet Minimum Deal

NFL news: Former Lions kicker Matt Prater signs with Arizona Cardinals - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions will need a new kicker in 2021.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Free Agency news and rumor tracker - Windy City Gridiron - It’s happening right now!

Grading the Andy Dalton signing - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG staff hands out their grades for the Andy Dalton acquisition.

Schmitz' Chicago Bears Video: Paying Tribute to Cairo Santos’ 2020 Season - Windy City Gridiron - With a team-friendly extension signed, let’s celebrate Santos’s phenomenal 2020 season together with a hype video!

Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo speaks out on violence against Asian Americans - The Falcoholic - Younghoe Koo released a statement on Tuesday’s mass murders at spas in Atlanta, in which several people of Asian descent were killed.

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