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The Bear’s Den, April 15, 2021

Either the Bears are doing their due diligence on all first round quarterbacks, or Matt Nagy was hungry for a pie from Harvest Pizzeria and an cold Yuengling in Columbus, Ohio

Quarterback Ed Brown #15 (left) of the Chicago Bears throws a pass as linebacker Marv Matuszak #64, Gino Marhetti #89 and Art Donovan #70 of the Baltimore Colts arrive too late to stop the pass during a game on October 15, 1961 against the Baltimore Colts at Wrigley Field in Chicago
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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NFL Draft: Matt Nagy attends Justin Fields’ Pro Day at Ohio State - RSN - Does this mean something?

Cordarrelle Patterson implies he’s leaving Bears via free agency - RSN - Patterson earned First-Team All-Pro honors both of his years in Chicago.

Matt Nagy Spotted at Justin Fields’ Pro Day - On Tap Sports Net - Bears head coach Matt Nagy was spotted at Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields’ pro day on Wednesday.

Chicago Bears Solution at Slot Cornerback Could Be in Draft - Sports Illustrated - The slot cornerback position has become highly specialized if not valued and SI/FanNation football analyst Jim Mora Jr. sees one player who might be a steal in later rounds who could be of help to the Chicago Bears.

Former Chicago Bears draft picks gained fame in other areas, including Don Meredith and Jim Fassel - ChicagoBears.com - What do a former quarterback and broadcaster, four-time American League all-star first baseman and long-time NFL head coach have in common? All three recognizable names were drafted by the Bears.

Bears’ Matt Nagy attends Justin Fields’ second pro day - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy was among those in attendance Wednesday at Ohio State to watch quarterback prospect Justin Fields in his second pro day workout.

Ideal landing spots for the top WRs in the 2021 NFL Draft - 670 The Score - Coming off the heels of perhaps the deepest wide receiver draft class in NFL history in 2020, the 2021 group of wideouts also has plenty of talent that ought to catch plenty of teams’ eyes.

Should the Bears trade back in the NFL Draft? Let's project first-round trades – The Athletic - Starting with the 20th overall pick, the Bears are definitely in a position to trade back in the NFL Draft if teams come calling to move up.

Chicago Bears Q&A: What's the cost to trade up for a QB? - Chicago Tribune - As the NFL draft closes in, Chicago Bears fans want to know if it’s possible for the team to trade up to draft a quarterback — and if so, what’s the cost? But that’s not all filling up Brad Biggs’ weekly Bears mailbag.

Position preview: Bears could fill right-tackle opening in first round - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears haven’t drafted an OT in the first five rounds in Ryan Pace’s six seasons as GM. But after releasing veteran Bobby Massie, the opportunity is there in a deep tackle class for an upgrade.

Players from 3 NFL teams: we won’t report for voluntary workouts - Chicago Sun-Times - Players from the Broncos and Seahawks, followed by the Buccaneers, released statements Tuesday saying they will not report for voluntary offseason workouts. Others figure to follow suit.

Former Bears multi-purpose player Cordarrelle Patterson to Falcons: report - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears signed Patterson for two years, $10 million in 2019 thinking he’d be an exciting spark for their offense, but he became a luxury they couldn’t afford.

Position preview: Are Bears set at tight end with Cole Kmet, Jimmy Graham? - Chicago Sun-Times - Kmet is an unproven up-and-comer and Graham seems to be winding down his career. After that, the Bears have minimal help at a vital position.

I Wonder What Kind of Impact Tom Herman Will Have on the Bears Draft Board - Bleacher Nation - Former Texas football coach Tom Herman should have unique insight on many of the NFL Draft's best prospects.

Anthony Miller's Trade Value Might Be Better Than You Think - Bleacher Nation - It's possible the Bears could net a Day 2 pick if they trade Anthony Miller.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Chicago's Good Eats: Best Polish Sausages in the Windy City — Chicago Italian Beef - The Polish sausage was brought to Chicago by immigrants and it has been perfected over the years at the following five restaurants in Chicago! Loosen that belt and prepare to dig in!

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Nobody cares about Detroit, Green Bay or what’s-their-names from that purple state.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Yes, the Bears were at Ohio State’s pro day watching Justin Fields - Windy City Gridiron - So the Chicago Bears were at Ohio State’s pro day today watching quarterback Justin Fields sling the rock...

Wiltfong: Odds-makers have the Bears drafting Teven Jenkins - Windy City Gridiron - Matt McEwan from SportsBettingDime.com may have put together my favorite mock draft this season with his first-round made from the odds of what each team will do according to various odds-makers.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 7-round Big Swing for a QB Mock Draft - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s last "Theme Mock Draft" for the Bears he moved up to 13 for a quarterback, but this time he’s taking the biggest possible swing and going all the way up to the 4th overall selection.

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