clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Bear’s Den, July 18, 2023

Some are happy and some are not as the franchise tag deadline passed. How will new contracts affect Chicago?

Atlanta Falcons v Chicago Bears
Calvin Thomas #33 of the Chicago Bears blocks against the Atlanta Falcons during an NFL football game on November 24, 1985 at Soldier Field in Chicago
Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images



Chicago Bears Training Camp Battles to Monitor #2: Defensive Tackle - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears invested heavily this offseason at the defensive tackle position, but will it pay off for Matt Eberflus and his 4-3 defense?

Madden 24: Ratings for Chicago Bears wide receivers, safeties - Bears Wire - Madden 24 has released ratings for wide receivers and safeties. See the Bears’ players ratings:

NFL analyst believes Bears RB Khalil Herbert in line for ‘big year’ - Bears Wire - Could Bears RB Khalil Herbert be in for a breakout year? One NFL analyst believes so.

Schmitz: What does Evan Engram’s extension mean for Cole Kmet? - Da Bears Blog - I knew Cole Kmet was a fairly polarizing Chicago Bear, but I didn’t think he was this polarizing.

Bears 2023 position preview: Defensive line - - The Bears addressed their defensive line in both free agency and the draft, adding key pieces to create more depth and competition. Ken’s Note: This is the Bears house website... so expect some rah rah rah


Nathaniel Hackett says Jets will benefit from Aaron Rodgers making calls at the line - NBC Sports - Nathaniel Hackett was hired this offseason to be the Jets’ offensive playcaller, but he says Aaron Rodgers will be calling plenty of plays at the line of scrimmage, and the Jets will benefit from that.


Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, Tony Pollard will play under franchise tag this season - NBC Sports - The deadline for signing franchise-tagged players to a long-term deal passed Monday afternoon.


Infante: 2020 NFL redraft - Burrow, Herbert or Hurts at No. 1? - Windy City Gridiron - WCG’s lead draft analyst tries out a redraft for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Zimmerman: Evan Engram’s contract and impact on Chicago Bears extending Cole Kmet - Windy City Gridiron - How much will Evan Engram’s new contract impact the Bears’ negotiations with Cole Kmet?

Zimmerman's Chicago Bears Training Camp Preview: Justin Fields new supporting cast - Windy City Gridiron - DBB’s Robert Schmitz joins Bears Banter to preview training camp!

Zimmerman: Chicago Bears Training Camp Battle - Khalil Herbert vs Roschon Johnson - Windy City Gridiron - The running back room is crowded, who will emerge as RB1?


2nd City Gridiron is our new video home! So hit the link and help us grow that brand!


Windy City Gridiron Community Guidelines - - We strive to make our communities open and inclusive to sports fans of all backgrounds. The following are not permitted in comments. No personal attacks, politics, gender-based insults of any kind, racial insults, etc.

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bears Banter hosted by Bill Zimmerman, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, Making Monsters with Taylor Doll, Bear Bones from Dr. Mason West and Danny Meehan, Bear & Balanced from Jeff and Lester A. Wiltfong Jr., and T Formation Conversation from Lester; EJ also co-hosts The Bootleg Football Podcast with Brett Kollmann; and Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert is another fun one.

Click on our names to follow us on Twitter: Jeff Berckes; Patti Curl; Eric Christopher Duerrwaechter; Kev H; Sam Householder; Jacob Infante; Aaron Lemming; Ken Mitchell; Jack R Salo; Steven Schweickert; Jack Silverstein; EJ Snyder; Lester Wiltfong, Jr.; T.J. Starman; Bill Zimmerman; 2nd City Gridiron; Like WCG on Facebook; Like 2nd City Gridiron on Facebook.