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The Bear’s Den, A Safe Area With No April Fools Tomfoolery, April 1, 2022

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NFL: AUG 21 Preseason - Bills at Bears
Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack (52) laughs during a preseason game between the Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Bills on August 21, 2021 at Soldier Field in 
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears Q&A: Does QB Justin Fields have enough help? - Chicago Tribune - Does quarterback Justin Fields have enough help? Should Ryan Poles’ signings be questioned? Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly.

NFL Draft 2022: 10 cornerbacks Bears may target with their picks - RSN - Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus need to add several defensive backs to their secondary, so expect them to address the position in the upcoming draft.

Dannehy: Poles and Flus Believe in Fields, But They’re Not Risking Their Careers on an Uncertainty - Da Bears Blog - Being that they worked together in Kansas City before coming to the Chicago Bears, it was natural to ask if Ryan Poles had contact with Matt Nagy. The answer was a simple yes and the reason was “to find out where he may have messed up.”

Chicago Bears: The panic about protecting Justin Fields is insane - Bear Goggles On - This article covers how Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears plan for Justin Fields is fine but unfinished and the panic for the situation should be on pause.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers’ $15 million in cap space gives them plenty of flexibility heading into April - Acme Packing Company - With $5 million needed to sign the team’s draft picks, there’s still plenty of money left over to bring aboard a veteran receiver via trade or in free agency.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Congressional committee explores whether the Washington Commanders used two sets of books - ProFootballTalk - Earlier today, the Washington Post reported that the Congressional investigation of the Washington Commanders has begun to consider financial improprieties. Now, some details are being added to this new branch of the probe.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong & Berckes’ Bear & Balanced: Bears’ next steps on building the roster - Windy City Gridiron - We’re going live at 7:15 p.m. CT to talk some Bears!

JACOB INFANTE’S DRAFT GUIDE

Jacob Infante's 2022 Draft Guide - Patreon - Here is how to access to Jacob Infante's 2022 NFL Draft guide, featuring scouting reports, his entire big board, a 7-round mock draft, Bears-related content, and more.

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