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The Bear’s Den, February 21, 2023

The Free Agency pool of available players continues do deepen. Will the Bears dive into the deep end?

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles, left, and head coach Matt Eberflus speak to the media during an end-of-the-season news conference at Halas Hall
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Hines Ward: Bears WR Chase Claypool ‘needs to grow up a little bit’ - Chicago Sun-Times - “Sometimes I think with Chase, it became more about Chase and less about the team,” Ward said.

CHGO Bears Podcast: Which Chicago Bears are likely to get cut after Al-Quadin Muhammad? - CHGO - In this episode, the crew debates who the Chicago Bears may cut next after releasing Al-Quadin Muhammad.

Bears’ only chance at king’s ransom for No. 1 pick might be draft gamble - NBC Sports Chicago - If the Bears want a king’s ransom for the No. 1 pick, they’ll have to gamble and pass on two blue-chip players. What’s worth more to future of the franchise?

Wood: Zooming in on the Chicago Pass Rush - Life Before & After Robert Quinn - Da Bears Blog - Every Bears fan knows the team had a terrible pass rush last year, which is why they have been heavily rumored to be interested in high-priced free agent defensive linemen and highly regarded pass rushers at the top of the draft. But to better understand what the Bears need, let’s first look at exactly how bad they were last year, and what they have returning.


With Daniel Jones likely getting tagged, Saquon Barkley could be headed to open market - ProFootballTalk - With Giants quarterback Daniel Jones changing agents in an effort to change the terms the team is offering, he’s now on track for the franchise tag.


Report: Colts to hire Jim Bob Cooter as offensive coordinator - ProFootballTalk - Indianapolis is hiring Jim Bob Cooter for the role, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.


Infante: Top 10 prospects from FCS schools - Windy City Gridiron - WCG’s Lead Draft Analyst looks at his top 10 prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft to come from FCS schools.

Wiltfong: Building the Board - TCU wide receiver Quentin Johnston - Windy City Gridiron - Check out this quick film breakdown of TCU’s Quentin Johnston.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2023 Roster Turnover: The defensive line shuffle has begun - Windy City Gridiron - In this 12-part series, we’ll take an in-depth look at each position group for the Chicago Bears with an eye toward the 2023 season. We’ll speculate on who stays, who goes, and a few possible additions we’d like to see general manager Ryan Poles make.


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