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The Bear’s Den, March 2, 2021

Reports are out that Buster Skrine is the first veteran to become an ex-Chicago Bear... he won’t be the last

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Chicago Bears v Atlanta Falcons
Kindle Vildor #22 of the Chicago Bears celebrates at the conclusion of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Atlanta
Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Reverend’s Rant, Text Edition: Why Moving the Bears From Soldier Field is Insane - Da Bears Blog - I like Hoge, but what is the point of this article?

Chicago Bears to celebrate Women’s History Month in March - NFL.com - The Bears will celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing females from across the organization on official team channels throughout March. Fans are encouraged to follow along to learn about the important roles women play at the Bears.

Chicago Bears add former University of Texas head coach Tom Herman to coaching staff - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Monday announced the hiring of former Texas head coach Tom Herman as an offensive analyst/special projects.

NFL free agency: Dak Prescott, Allen Robinson lead top 50 rankings – The Athletic - The NFL’s top 2021 free agents include Dak Prescott, Allen Robinson, Chris Godwin, Justin Simmons, Leonard Williams and Trent Williams.

Tom Herman joins Chicago Bears coaching staff as offensive analyst - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears hired former University of Texas head coach Tom Herman as an offensive analyst for special projects. Herman, 45, coached the Longhorns for four seasons before getting fired in January after compiling a 32-18 record with four bowl appearances.

Mel Kiper: Bears’ only shot at first-round QB is to be ‘very aggressive’ - Chicago Sun-Times - ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper doesn’t see one of the five quarterbacks projected to be first-round draft picks lasting long enough to reach the Bears at No. 20 late next month.

Bears hire former Texas head coach Tom Herman - Chicago Sun-Times - He’ll serve in a newly created role — offensive analyst/special projects coach.

Bears hire Tom Herman as an offensive analyst - ProFootballTalk - Former Texas head coach Tom Herman has landed a job on Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s staff.

Ian Rapoport: Bears could be a landing spot for Alex Smith - 670 The Score - You can add another name to the mix to keep an eye on in the Bears’ quarterback search that seems like it’s never-ending.

Bears cut Buster Skrine - ProFootballTalk - The Bears are saying goodbye to their veteran nickel cornerback.

Bears cutting CB Buster Skrine: report - Chicago Sun-Times - Skrine, a 10-year veteran, missed the final four games of last season because of a concussion.

Buster Skrine: Chicago Bears will cut veteran cornerback, report says - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears are releasing nickel cornerback Buster Skrine, ESPN reported. The 10-year NFL veteran had one season remaining on the three-year, $16.5 million deal he signed in 2019.

Report: Bears to release CB Buster Skrine - 670 The Score - The Bears will release veteran cornerback Buster Skrine, ESPN reported. The move will clear $5 million in cap space if Skrine is designated as a post-June 1 cut.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Texans cut Josh McCown, who may now join their coaching staff - ProFootballTalk - Josh McCown is no longer a Texans player. He may soon be a Texans assistant coach.

Six days in, no tags yet - ProFootballTalk - The window for applying franchise and transition tags opened six days ago. To date, no tags have been applied.

David Carr makes key revision to article suggesting the Raiders should trade for Russell Wilson - ProFootballTalk - On Monday morning, NFL.com posted an item from David Carr in which he suggests that the four teams on Russell Wilson‘s short list should have called the Seahawks “yesterday” about a trade. Curiously, one of those four teams — the Raiders — currently employs David Carr’s younger brother as its starting quarterback.

The NFL’s schematic evolution is helping a wider variety of QBs to succeed - Acme Packing Company - A three-part series detailing how quarterback play, quarterback development, and quarterback drafting have all changed, and why the game will be better than ever for it.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers announce full 2021 coaching staff - ProFootballTalk - Green Bay announced the promotion of Jerry Gray to defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator, Adam Stenavich to offensive line coach/run game coordinator, Rayna Stewart to assistant special teams coach, and Connor Lewis to special teams assistant/game management specialist.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears to release Buster Skrine - Windy City Gridiron - According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears are going to release defensive back Buster Skrine.

Infante: Bears hire former Texas HC Tom Herman as offensive analyst - Windy City Gridiron - In addition to the former Longhorns coach, the Bears have also hired Anthony Hibbert as an assistant strength coach.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears all offensive line mock draft - Windy City Gridiron - With offensive line a definite need for the Chicago Bears, we run through some prospects that could be available in each round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

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