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The Bear’s Den, March 3, 2021

Ryan Pace has talking for a long time while actually saying very little down to an art form...

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears: What Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy had to say - Chicago Tribune - Heading into his seventh offseason acquisition cycle with the Chicago Bears, GM Ryan Pace’s inability to solidify the quarterback position has been a major issue.

Orlovsky: Bears need to go all in on Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson trade - RSN - NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky thinks the Bears, Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy need to go all in on a quarterback.

Big Decisions Loom at QB for Ryan Pace and Chicago Bears - Sports Illustrated - Nick Foles is the only certainty at quarterback right now for the Chicago Bears according to coach Matt Nagy, and GM Ryan Pace views the QB marketplace as one where anything could happen at any time.

Bears Need to Force Action on Russell Wilson - Da Bears Blog - Once Russell Wilson has been dangled in front of the faces of Bears fans, little else will do. And recent reports out of Seattle make two things clear:

Bernstein: Nobody says nothing quite like Ryan Pace - 670 The Score - Bears general manager Ryan Pace strings words together in the same way his teams have performed over the last two seasons, with both exercises eventually being realized as largely a waste of everyone’s time.

Pace noncommittal about using franchise tag on Robinson - 670 The Score - With the deadline to apply the franchise tag looming next Tuesday, Bears general manager Ryan Pace remains hopeful his team will retain star receiver Allen Robinson for 2021.

Bears anticipate that Eddie Goldman will return in 2021 - 670 The Score - The Bears anticipate that nose tackle Eddie Goldman will return for the 2021 season, general manager Ryan Pace said Tuesday, after Goldman opted out of playing in 2020 amid the pandemic.

Why a tag-and-trade of Robinson is difficult to pull off - 670 The Score - The Bears have until next Tuesday afternoon to decide whether to apply the franchise tag on star receiver Allen Robinson. If they do, it would prevent him from hitting unrestricted free agency

Four questions for Bears GM Ryan Pace as offseason frenzy nears - Chicago Sun-Times - Pace lies this time of year. He admits as much. Still, there are questions Pace could answer Tuesday that would give some insight into his plans.

Ryan Pace on WR Allen Robinson: ‘We want to keep our good players’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears general manager Ryan Pace said Tuesday the team hasn’t “made a firm decision” about whether to give Allen Robinson the franchise tag, but said he reserves the right to do so even if it angers the star receiver.

Bears GM Ryan Pace sounds set on keeping WR Allen Robinson - Chicago Sun-Times - There are almost never concrete answers in a Pace press conference, but his comments on Robinson seemed to signal there’s no way they’ll let him leave.

Matt Nagy makes Bears a logical landing place for Alex Smith - ProFootballTalk - Within hours of the report that Washington is parting ways with quarterback Alex Smith, reports started pegging the Bears as the logical next stop in Smith’s career.

POLISH SAUSAGE

For now, free-agent visits and physicals are permitted - ProFootballTalk - It was strange to see J.J. Watt signing with the Cardinals on Monday. It was even stranger to see Watt landing in Arizona on a team plane and actually visiting the team.

How 22 first-round NFL QBs left their original teams – The Athletic - No first-round QBs drafted in 2009-16 remain with their original teams. What went wrong for Tim Tebow, Johnny Manziel, RG3 and others?

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings officially release Kyle Rudolph - Daily Norseman - The end of an era in Minnesota

Vikings cut Kyle Rudolph - ProFootballTalk - Veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph is on the way out in Minnesota.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Ryan Pace - Allen Robinson franchise tag a possibility for Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - With a litany of issues to consider, the Bears general manager admits a typical roster tool could be in play for one of Chicago’s best players.

Zeglinski: Ryan Pace - No surgeries for Chicago Bears’ Mack, Johnson - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago’s franchise talisman and top young cornerback did not have to go under the knife.

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