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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
RIP BILL MCGOVERN
Bill McGovern, former Bears assistant coach and UCLA defensive coordinator, dies at 60 - Chicago Sun-Times - McGovern was an assistant coach for 39 years in the college ranks and in the NFL.
Chicago Bears Podcast: What’s next for Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles with the NFL season 100 days away? - CHGO - In this episode, the guys discuss the moves they would like to see Bears general manager Ryan Poles make with the NFL season officially 100 days away.
Bears mailbag: Sign DeAndre Hopkins? Free-agent targets at edge, OL? - NBC Sports Chicago - Will DeAndre Hopkins be a Bear? Is this it for Justin Fields? Bears Insider Josh Schrock answers pressing questions in this offseason mailbag.
Bears veterans who could be challenged by 2023 rookie class - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears injected talent into their roster this offseason. The incoming rookie class should put some veterans on notice.
Bears predicted to pick up Justin Fields 5th-year option, per SI - NBC Sports Chicago - The 2023 NFL season will be big for Justin Fields and whether or not Ryan Poles decides to extend his time leading the Bears offense with the fifth-year option.
KNOW THINE ENEMY
XFL cuts jobs, still plans to play in 2024 and beyond - ProFootballTalk - The third installment of the XFL is planning something the first two installments didn’t have: A second season.
Lawyers representing Brett Favre, Shannon Sharpe don’t seem to be getting along - ProFootballTalk - As to the defamation lawsuit filed by Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre against Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe, the lawyers don’t seem to be getting along.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Witfong: How much edge help is still out there for the Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - We look at the top edge options remaining for the Bears.
Gabriel: Can the Chicago Bears win nine games in 2023? - Windy City Gridiron - If the Bears go 9-8 in 2023, that’ll put them in playoff contention in the NFC, but how likely is it?
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