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The Bear’s Den, May 8, 2021

There’s more talk of the Bears moving out of the city, our own Lester Wiltfong Jr. has some insightful analysis on Teven Jenkins, and the talking heads keep saying some weirdo up in Wisconsin is seeking emancipation.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Dickerson: Bears’ next QB dilemma is when to play Justin Fields - ESPN - It’s not an overstatement to call quarterback Justin Fields’ arrival in Chicago the city’s most celebrated sports moment since the Cubs won the World Series in 2016.

Panthers request interview with Bears’ Jeff King for assistant G.M. job - Yahoo Sports - The Panthers interviewed another candidate for their Assistant General Manager job on Friday and there’s at least one more candidate they’d like to talk to before hiring anyone.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Addresses Potential Bears Move to Arlington Park – NBC Chicago - Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday addressed concerns over the Chicago Bears reported interest in moving from downtowns Soldier Field to the suburbs.

ESPN’s Matt Bowen Provides His Insight on the Bears’ 2021 Draft Class - The Chicago Audible - For this episode of The Chicago Audible, Nicholas Moreano is joined by ESPN analyst and writer Matt Bowen. Before the interview with Bowen, Moreano gave his thoughts on the Bears’ decision to cut Charles Leno Jr. and how that will impact second-round draft pick Teven Jenkins.

Townsend helping team’s defensive backs grow as players and people - ChicagoBears.com - Ears perk up in the Bears defensive backs room whenever secondary coach Deshea Townsend speaks—and it’s not only because he played 13 NFL seasons as a cornerback and won two Super Bowl rings.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Players’ association fires back at NFL’s voluntary offseason workout policy following Ja’Wuan James’ injury - ESPN - The Denver Broncos and tackle Ja’Wuan James have become the focal points in the growing acrimony between the NFL and the NFL Players Association over attendance of players at voluntary offseason workouts.

Jon Gruden goes silent - ProFootballTalk - When last we heard from Raiders coach Jon Gruden, he was openly tampering with a player he never tried to sign. Since then, Gruden has disappeared.

Eagles claim RB Kerryon Johnson off waivers from Lions - PhiladelphiaEagles.com - What the Eagles did on Friday certainly made a lot of sense as they added Johnson – a 2018 second-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions – to a backfield that can use some size and competition.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Frank Ragnow fulfills childhood dream of giving back to parents - Pride Of Detroit - On Friday morning, it finally hit Frank Ragnow just how important his recent extension is to him.

Packers offered to make Aaron Rodgers NFL’s highest-paid quarterback- Fox News - Details about the growing rift between the Green Bay Packers and star quarterback Aaron Rodgers continue to surface almost daily and, according to one report this week, the Packers tried to mend the relationship by offering to make Rodgers the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.

Greenberg: Packers’ Aaron Rodgers should get away — from the Bears — while the gettin’ is good - Chicago Sun-Times - OK, so Green Bay has owned this rivalry for nearly three decades. But hear this: It won’t be much longer (will it?) before the cheese dries up and crumbles.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Roundtable: Which was your favorite Bears 2021 draft pick? - Windy City Gridiron - The answer to question three in our latest WCG roundtable is obviously dominated by the Chicago Bears top two picks, but let’s take a look at what our team had to say when asked this question.

Infante: Ranking Bears needs after 2021 NFL Draft - Windy City Gridiron - Let’s take a look at how the Bears’ roster stacks up after the 2021 NFL Draft.

Wilfong Jr: Teven Jenkins is technically sound and violent - Windy City Gridiron - Draftniks and analysts have been touting the manner in which he plays the game, throwing adjectives around like violent, nasty, and angry, but there’s another side to his tape from Oklahoma State that gets lost in the highlight clips.

Bear With Me PODCAST: How did the Chicago Bears’ 2021 draft affect their salary cap situation? - Windy City Gridiron - PFF’s Brad Spielberger joins Robert S. on Bear With Me to discuss!

THE RULES

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