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The Bear’s Den, April 12, 2021

Another Monday, another week closer to the 2021 NFL Draft

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Divisional Playoffs: Chicago Bears v San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback Steve Walsh #4 of the Chicago Bears looks to hand off the ball during a 1994 NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on January 7, 1995 in San Francisco
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Taylor Gabriel, former Falcons and Bears WR, retiring after six seasons - NFL.com - A key figure of the Atlanta Falcons’ 2016 Super Bowl run is calling it quits. Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel said this weekend on Instagram that he is retired from the NFL.

Position preview: Needing a starter, Bears could draft CB first - Chicago Sun-Times - The next cornerback the Bears draft in the first round may very well replace the last one they picked first.

Four QBs the Bears could consider on the draft’s second day - Chicago Sun-Times - The list of quarterbacks in this year’s draft doesn’t stop after the top five five. For the Bears, it may only start then.

Who’s on Bears’ Draft radar at OT, WR and CB? Pro day observations – The Athletic - Who have the Bears been scouting on the pro day circuit at three positions of need? Here’s who they’re looking at and what they can offer.

Former Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel retires - RSN - Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel announced his retirement on social media.

Predicting the Chicago Bears 2021 Schedule - On Tap Sports Net - Anxious to know the 2021 Chicago Bears schedule? Here’s a rundown of the opponents and a projection for what it may look like week-by-week.

Ryan Pace’s 2020 Mistake Threatens Chicago Bears Draft - Sports Illustrated - Ryan Pace scored a big win with last year’s draft but within it was one error in judgment now looming as large thorn in their plans for the 2021 NFL Draft.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jimbo Fisher: Kellen Mond "does all the things you need to judge a first-round player" - ProFootballTalk - Jimbo Fisher saw Mond play 36 games and throw for 8,286 yards for the Aggies over the last three years. He said Mond, who also played 10 games before Fisher came to College Station, has steadily improved and thinks “the body of work, the competition he’s played against” merits a high draft choice.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Unnamed agent says Packers are delaying free agent moves due to Aaron Rodgers’ contract - ProFootballTalk - The agent suggested that the Packers are refraining from making free-agent moves until something is done with Rodgers’ contract.

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: 2021 NFL Draft - Breaking down “the other” QBs Bears could target - Windy City Gridiron - If the Bears don’t trade up in the first round, they could very likely target one of these four quarterbacks.

Wiltfong: Should the Chicago Bears trade up to number 4? - Windy City Gridiron - There’s a lot of buzz that teams are looking to move up to 4 overall for a shot at the 4th QB drafted, so should the Bears be one of those teams?

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