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The Bear’s Den, March 30, 2021

A slow news day in Chicago for the Bears, but we are here for you because that’s what we do!

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Quarterback Vince Evans #8 of the Chicago Bears during a Game on September 28, 1980 in Pittsburgh,
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Would Chicago Bears Draft a Defensive Player in Round 1? - Sports Illustrated - A few mock drafts buck the trend and suggest it's possible the Chicago Bears could select a first-round pick on the defensive side of the football.

Chicago Bears have opportunity to unearth gem with four sixth-round picks in 2021 NFL Draft - ChicagoBears.com - With four sixth-round picks, the Bears will have multiple opportunities to unearth a late gem in this year’s NFL Draft, just as they did with sixth-rounders Patrick Mannelly (1998) and Chris Harris (2005).

Emma: Bears still stuck in the middle of NFL pack - 670 The Score - As free agency winds down, the Bears remain stuck in the middle of the NFL pack. They appear to have upgraded slightly on offense but lost a former Pro Bowl cornerback in Kyle Fuller.

Did an NFL deal get leaked during a ‘Call of Duty’ game? - 670 The Score - A game of ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ over the weekend has resulted in some new NFL rumors involving Chicago Bears restricted free agent Rashaad Coward.

Tying Allen Robinson’s Chicago Bears Future to NFL Draft - Sports Illustrated - Even with a franchise tag signed, Allen Robinson’s long-range future with the Chicago Bears won’t be certain until an extension or possibly until the NFL Draft.

Chicago Bears Interest in Mac Jones Seems Pointless - Sports Illustrated - Whether the Bears had more than a passing interest in Mac Jones isn’t known but they did talk to him for about an hour and if they had interest it doesn’t seem to matter now if San Francisco takes him at No. 3.

Colin Cowherd on Matt Nagy: He needs to escape the Chicago Bears | RSN - Colin Cowherd believes Matt Nagy is a good coach and should leave the Chicago Bears organization.

17 regular-season games? Decreasing the preseason? NFL owners to meet — virtually — about the upcoming season. - Chicago Tribune - What’s ahead for the NFL in 2021? Not even the teams know. They’ll begin finding out this week when the 32 team owners hold virtual meetings Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rashaad Coward contract: ‘Call of Duty’-playing Reddit user gets first word on ex-Bear’s new deal - Chicago Sun-Times - A video game player might have overheard Rashaad Coward’s plan to head to Pittsburgh.

Alabama QB Mac Jones: I had ‘great meeting’ with Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - The odds Mac Jones will be available when the Bears draft next month are seemingly dwindling by the day. But the Alabama quarterback said Monday that the Bears have done their homework.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Proposal for 17-game regular season includes three preseason games - ProFootballTalk - NFL owners will vote on approving a 17-game regular season schedule for the 2021 season at this week’s league meetings and there’s little suspense over which way that vote will go.

Kyle Shanahan: We still plan on Jimmy Garoppolo leading us - ProFootballTalk - 49ers General Manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan met the media on Monday for the first time since they agreed to trade the No. 12 pick in 2021, a 2021 third-round pick, and their next two first-round picks to the Dolphins for the third overall pick in this year’s draft.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Dan Campbell’s breakdown of Lions LBs doesn’t bode well for Jahlani Tavai - Pride Of Detroit - Tavai is the square peg in the Lions round hole defense .

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!

Infante’s Pro Day roundup: Alabama QB Mac Jones discusses what makes him “pro-ready” - Windy City Gridiron - Alabama held the second part of their Pro Day press conferences on Monday, and Lead Draft Analyst Jacob Infante had the chance to speak to some of their top prospects.

Wiltfong: Rashaad Coward to sign with the Steelers - Windy City Gridiron - There were some Reddit rumors circulating over the weekend about a former Chicago Bears players getting ready to sign a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, based on an open mic during a Call of Duty...

Infante: Alabama QB Mac Jones met with Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Mac Jones confirmed to Windy City Gridiron that he has formally met with the Bears, in addition to speaking with him at the Senior Bowl.

Berckes: Brushstrokes of Genius - The Legacy and Revival of Chicago Bears Artwork - Windy City Gridiron - The story of Jerry Keefe, the artist behind great Chicago Bears artwork from yesteryear, and the revival of that spirit today from Israel Idonije to Kate Lewis.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 7-round BPA Mock Draft - Windy City Gridiron - Lester’s latest “Theme Mock Draft” is all about the best player available in each round for the Chicago Bears.

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