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The Bear’s Den, March 4, 2021

Five Bears Exclusive Rights Free Agents are returning to the fold for 2021, headlined by potential starting offensive lineman Alex Bars

NFL: DEC 27 Bears at Jaguars
Chicago Bears Offensive Guard Alex Bars (64) during the game between the Chicago Bears and the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 27, 2020 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fl.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Can Kyle Fuller, Akiem Hicks survive a Bears salary cap purge? - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears general manager Ryan Pace is hopeful, but couldn’t guarantee that both defensive stars would be on the roster in 2021. "Everyone’s prepping for a tighter cap," Pace said. "We have a plan in place with that. There’s different ways to create room with our cap — not just releasing players."

Bears stuck at QB? Ryan Pace says he’s ready to ‘pivot a number of ways’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ general manager doesn’t have a franchise quarterback. He isn’t drafting high enough to land one next month without trading years’ worth of picks. The best free agent available when the league year opens March 17 is — gulp — Mitch Trubisky.

Chicago Bears in free agency: Tracking the latest moves - Chicago Tribune - As the Chicago Bears sign players and others join new teams, the Tribune’s team will track the moves and provide insight into what they mean. NFL free agency begins March 17, and the window to negotiate contracts with impending free agents opens two days earlier.

Allen Robinson: Playing for Bears under franchise tag 'bottom of my list' - RSN - The deadline for the Bears to tag Robinson is March 9 at 3 p.m.

Chicago Bears re-sign five exclusive rights free agents: OL Alex Bars, TE J.P. Holtz, RB Ryan Nall, LB James Vaughters, LB Josh Woods - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday re-signed five exclusive rights free agents in offensive lineman Alex Bars, inside linebacker Josh Woods, outside linebacker James Vaughters, running back Ryan Nall and tight end J.P. Holtz.

Chalk Talk: Is Chicago Bears NT Eddie Goldman returning for 2021 season after opting out due to COVID-19? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether nose tackle Eddie Goldman will be back with the Bears after opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID, how a lower-than-expected salary cap will affect the Bears and how Alabama quarterback Mac Jones boosted hi

Allen Robinson likes tweets linking him to Jets - 670 The Score - If the Bears let star receiver Allen Robinson hit free agency, he could have his eyes on one team in particular: the New York Jets. On Tuesday, Robinson liked multiple tweets about him potentially joining the Jets.

Bears sign 5 players back as exclusive-rights free agents - 670 The Score - The Bears have signed five players back to their roster as exclusive-rights free agents: running back Ryan Nall, guard Alex Bars, inside linebacker Josh Woods, outside linebacker James Vaughters and tight end J.P. Holtz.

Bears need a trade miracle (Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson), not a real one (Alex Smith) - Chicago Sun-Times - Hard to see how they’re going to land one of the top two quarterbacks this offseason.

Bears re-sign five exclusive rights free agents - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears re-signed five exclusive rights free agents Wednesday: guard Alex Bars, running back Ryan Nall, tight end J.P. Holtz, outside linebacker James Vaughters and inside linebacker Josh Woods.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Proposed rule change would delay coach hirings until after Super Bowl - ProFootballTalk - NFL teams may have to wait until after the Super Bowl to hire coaches, if a proposed rule change goes into effect.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Lions head coach Dan Campbell adopted more aggressive mentality from Sean Payton - Pride Of Detroit - Campbell revealed that his eyes were opened by

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Infante: Introducing Jacob Infante’s 2021 NFL Draft Guide! - Windy City Gridiron - Lead Draft Analyst Jacob Infante has dropped his first ever draft guide on his Patreon for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Wiltfong: Bears re-sign 5 exclusive rights free agents - Windy City Gridiron - On Wednesday the Chicago Bears announced that they have re-signed five of their six exclusive rights free agents; running back Ryan Nall, offensive lineman Alex Bars, tight end J.P. Holtz, inside...

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