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The Bear’s Den, March 22, 2021

Last week was an eventful one for the Chicago Bears. What will this week bring?

NFL: AUG 09 Preseason - Bears at Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) talks with Chicago Bears quarterback Chase Daniel (4) after the preseason game against the Chicago Bears and the Cincinnati Bengals on August 9th 2018, at Paul Brown in Cincinnati, OH.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears free agency big board: 15 players who could help – The Athletic - As the Bears navigate free agency with Andy Dalton as the starting QB, here’s how they can surround him with some help.

Andy Dalton as Bears QB1 could look similar to Alex Smith in 2017 - RSN - The answer to why the Bears signed Andy Dalton might lie in the 2017 version of Alex Smith with the Chiefs and Matt Nagy.

Chicago Bears Now Have Altered Draft Agenda - Sports Illustrated - The Chicago Bears have needs to address in the draft and the first week of free agency has affected which of those needs require immediate attention and which can be focused on later.

Extra Compensatory Pick to Stay with Chicago Bears - Sports Illustrated - The NFL looked like it would take away a Chicago Bears compensatory pick because it made an error on calculations and had shorted New England of one, but the resolution to the problem was to Chicago’s liking.

Roster Move: LB Jeremiah Attaochu signs one-year contract with Chicago Bears - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Sunday signed outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu to a one-year contract. The 6-3, 252-pounder has appeared in 74 games with 23 starts in seven NFL seasons with the Chargers, Jets and Broncos.

Roster Move: Chicago Bears sign veteran CB Desmond Trufant to 1-year contract - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Saturday signed veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant to a one-year contract. Trufant has started 103 games in eight seasons with the Falcons (2013-19) and Lions (2020).

Report: Kyle Fuller to join Broncos on 1-year deal - 670 The Score - Former Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller is set to reunite with a familiar face. Fuller has agreed to join the Broncos on a one-year deal with $9 million guaranteed, the NFL Network reported.

With Dalton aboard, Nick Foles another miss for Ryan Pace - Chicago Sun-Times - And a costly one at that. After signing Andy Dalton to a one-year $10 million contract, the Bears cut two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Kyle Fuller on Saturday. That looks like a net loss for the Bears.

Broncos pounce on Kyle Fuller after Bears release CB - Chicago Sun-Times - Kyle Fuller didn’t take long to find a new home. And it’s with a familiar face.

Bears miss out on WR Kenny Golladay - Chicago Sun-Times - On Saturday, Golladay agreed to sign a four-year, $72 million deal with the Giants, receiving $40 million in guarantees, per NFL Network.

Bears’ Andy Dalton an upgrade over Nick Foles, Mitch Trubisky? - Chicago Sun-Times - One year. Ten million dollars. And all the Dalton Bears fans can stand. Can you feel the excitement?

Without Kyle Fuller, Bears are down to 1 homegrown first-round pick - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ failure to draft and develop first-rounders has hastened their plunge into salary-cap hell.

Chicago Bears: What’s next after signing Andy Dalton? - Chicago Tribune - Andy Dalton is — for the time being — the Chicago Bears starting quarterback in 2021. A letdown? Probably. Surprising? Not really. So what's next?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bills, Emmanuel Sanders match had been years in the making - ProFootballTalk - The Bills knew they wanted Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders knew he wanted Buffalo.

Giants signing WR Kenny Golladay to four-year, $72 million deal - NFL.com - A big-time free agent is heading to the Big Apple.

Lawyer will request a grand jury to consider criminal charges against Deshaun Watson - ProFootballTalk - Beyond pursuing 12 lawsuits and counting against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, lawyer Tony Buzbee will commence on Monday an effort to spark a criminal prosecution of Watson.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Michael Brockers contract details: Lions gain cap relief while giving security - Pride Of Detroit - Another win-win contract executed by the Lions new front office

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!

Wiltfong: Report - Akiem Hicks “likely” staying with the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs, who has been all over the inside info for the Chicago Bears during this free agency period, is reporting that Akiem Hicks is likely to remain with the team for the...

Infante: Bears officially release CB Kyle Fuller, signs immediately with the Broncos - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears were unable to find a suitor for Fuller through a trade, so they officially released him on Saturday.

Wiltfong: NFL screws up, but the Bears benefit! - Windy City Gridiron - When was the last time the Bears caught a break?

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