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The Bear’s Den, January 16, 2024

The first playoff weekend is over, and two division rivals remain in the hunt

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Potential Bears draft pick QB Caleb Williams declares for 2024 NFL Draft - Chicago Sun-Times - The suspense over whether Williams would pivot to the 2025 draft or various other options is over, and he’s officially an option for the Bears.

NFL draft analyst on Caleb Williams, Chicago Bears and No. 1 pick - Chicago Tribune - USC quarterback Caleb Williams has declared for the NFL draft, opening the door for GM Ryan Poles to solve one of this offseason’s high-stakes riddles: What should the Chicago Bears do with the No. 1 pick?

Column: Chicago Bears can learn to turn a franchise’s fortunes from Houston Texans - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears and Houston Texans were the worst in the NFL in 2022. But as Bears coach Matt Eberflus seeks to reboot the majority of his offensive staff and find a defensive coordinator, the Texans are preparing for a playoff game.

J.J. McCarthy entering NFL draft after leading Michigan to national title - Chicago Tribune - J.J. McCarthy is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft after leading Michigan to a national championship. McCarthy made the announcement Sunday on social media.

Bears 2024 NFL mock draft: Justin Fields trade cements QB path – NBC Sports Chicago - This offseason will be a franchise-defining one for the Bears and general manager Ryan Poles. Insider Josh Schrock’s first mock draft sees the Bears make a...

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator search: Shane Waldron has been to a Super Bowl and learned from the best - CHGO Sports - The Chicago Bears have requested to interview Shane Waldron for their vacant offensive coordinator position. Here is what Waldron brings to the table.

Caleb Williams officially declares for 2024 NFL Draft – NBC Sports Chicago - Caleb Williams’ college career is officially over after the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner declared for the NFL draft on Monday. Will Chicago be his next stop?

C.J. Stroud, Texans show Bears what’s possible, could have been – NBC Sports Chicago - As C.J. Stroud and the Texans rolled the Browns on Wild Card Weekend, Ryan Poles and the Bears got a glimpse of what is possible and what could have been.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jim Harbaugh interviews with Chargers for head coach job – NBC Sports Chicago - The Los Angeles Chargers have officially gone after University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. It is Harbaugh’s first NFL interview since the Minnesota...

23 million, on average, made Dolphins-Chiefs the most streamed event in U.S. history - NBC Sports - As more and more Americans cut the cable cord, more and more get their video content from streaming platforms.

Chris Grier on Tua Tagovailoa: Goal is to have him here long-term, playing at a high level - NBC Sports - One of the storylines for the Dolphins this offseason will concern quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's contract.

Commanders announce the hiring of Adam Peters as General Manager - NBC Sports - Washington has made it official.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: What we know about the Bears assistant coach and front office changes - Windy City Gridiron - We check in on what we know so far regarding the Chicago Bears assistant coach and front office search and changes.

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