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The Bear’s Den, March 5, 2021

Rashaad Coward is searching for a new football home, as the Bears execute their off-season trim-down

Chicago Bears v Tennessee Titans
Rashaad Coward #69 of the Chicago Bears plays against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Nashville
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

What was Jay Cutler like in Chicago? Ask his backup QBs – The Athletic - Bears quarterbacks come and go, but to this day, Jay Cutler’s backups remember him fondly.

Allen Robinson contract: What franchise tag deadline means for Bears, WR - RSN
- The Bears still sound like a team intent on keeping Allen Robinson.

Kyle Long thinks Bears make a splash at quarterback - RSN
- Former Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long thinks the Bears make a splash at quarterback.

How Trading Allen Robinson Makes Chicago Bears Better - Sports Illustrated - The franchise tag on Allen Robinson would allow the Chicago Bears to actually obtain one thing they’ve never had, so they must pursue this at all costs.

A Free Agent Tight End Who Should Attract Chicago Bears - Sports Illustrated - Tight ends Jared Cook and Kyle Rudolph hit the open market as salary cap victims on Wednesday but it’s a different tight end who should catch the eye Bears GM Ryan Pace.

Matt Nagy reveals what he’s looking for in 2021 Chicago Bears starting quarterback - ChicagoBears.com - Coach Matt Nagy told reporters that the Bears are searching for a No. 1 quarterback who ideally possesses excellent leadership and decision-making skills as well as at least some mobility.

There Is No Mystery QB - Da Bears Blog - The player doesn’t exist.

Bears NFL offseason: Tracking all the quarterback moves - Chicago Tribune - The NFL quarterback dominoes began to fall early this offseason with the Jan. 30 blockbuster trade agreement that sent the Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Jared Goff and three draft picks.

Chicago Bears podcast: Previewing offseason moves - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears have a steep hill to climb from 8-8 to Super Bowl contention. To have a chance, they’ll have to upgrade at quarterback (it will be shocking if Mitch Trubisky returns) as well as at receiver through the draft and free agency, and possibly via trade.

Chicago Bears Q&A: Why can’t Allen Robinson get a new deal? - Chicago Tribune - With the arrival of March, a new league year and free agency are on the horizon for the Chicago Bears. Brad Biggs digs into his weekly mailbag to field questions about the Bears’ strategy for the coming weeks.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Ben Roethlisberger gets $14M for 2021, Steelers get $15M in cap room - ProFootballTalk - Details have emerged about the new deal that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger signed for the 2021 season.

Ravens to propose revolutionary "spot and choose" overtime procedure - ProFootballTalk
- It works like this: One team picks the spot of the ball to start overtime, and the other team chooses whether to play offense or defense.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Sheila Ford Hamp reflects on a time when the NFL had no jobs for women - ProFootballTalk - “When I graduated from college all I wanted to do was go work for the NFL. I loved football and grew up with it,” Hamp said, via the Associated Press. “I actually knew the commissioner, Pete Rozelle. My dad had taken me to league meetings and I had an opportunity to sit next to him at dinner and we kind of became friends and he was impressed about how much a girl new about football. When I graduated, I went to see him, and he really tried and he liked me, but he couldn’t think of one thing a woman could do in the NFL.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Report - Bears will not re-sign Rashaad Coward - Windy City Gridiron - Not really what one would call a shocking decision.

Schmitz: Rule of 3 on Locker Room - Windy City Gridiron - Check it out.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears finalize 2021 coaching staff - Windy City Gridiron - While there has been no official announcement from the Chicago Bears, in their recent article about Ryan Pace’s press conference on the team’s website, senior writer Larry Mayer wrote that the...

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