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Windy City Gridiron Feb 17, 2017
The Bear's Den: February 17, 2017

The Bear's Den: February 17, 2017

Bear down, Chicago Bears, make every play clear the way to victory! BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS NFC North rookie grades: Jordan Howard boosts Bears - NFL.com - Bucky Brooks grades the rookie class of each team in the NFC North. Did Leonard Floyd's Bears outperform Kenny Clark's Packers? Plus, each squad's combine/free agency focus. PFW Chicago Podcast: Discussing Jimmy Garoppolo and the Chicago Bears' QBs - Pro Football Weekly - We are back from a little break to dive into the trade waters and decide whether or not the Bears will or should trade for Patriots QB Jimmy...
Bears Gab Feb 16, 2017

Possible Landing Spots for Jay Cutler

By Bryan Dietzler  It’s almost a certainty that Jay Cutler is going to not be a Chicago Bear next season.  You haven’t heard him mentioned as part of General Manager Ryan Pace’s future plans. The media is talking about him but not in any capacity that would suggest he won’t be back with the Bears […] The post Possible Landing Spots for Jay Cutler appeared first on Bears Gab.
Windy City Gridiron Feb 16, 2017
Pay the man? A Bears’ financing dilemma with Alshon Jeffery

Pay the man? A Bears’ financing dilemma with Alshon Jeffery

It’s beyond difficult to commit long-term to Alshon Jeffery without risk. Nevertheless, a decision looms. When asked in 2014 which receivers in the NFL he would rank ahead of himself in a pecking order, former Bears wideout, Brandon Marshall, mentioned two names: The Lions’ future Hall of Famer and since retired, Calvin Johnson as well as Alshon Jeffery. As crazy as that sounds now to lump in Jeffery among the game’s best, Marshall preceded naming Jeffery among Johnson’s and his own company earlier that season with even higher praise. “I’ve always said he could be the best to...
Windy City Gridiron Feb 16, 2017
Chicago Bears 7 Round Mock Draft: BPA Edition

Chicago Bears 7 Round Mock Draft: BPA Edition

Thanks to our friends over at Fanspeak, we have access to their fun On The Clock Draft Simulator again this year. I use it as a tool to help me go through the draft process and learn about some potential prospects for the Chicago Bears. Every mock that I run through will be with a different scenario in mind. With this one, I’m sticking with a best player available policy, because we’ve seen Bears general manager Ryan Pace do that in the past. The only time I planned to veer from *BPA was when the top player available was a repeat position from earlier in my draft, or if it was from a...
Windy City Gridiron Feb 16, 2017
Alshon Jeffery Franchise tag: WCG Contributors weigh in

Alshon Jeffery Franchise tag: WCG Contributors weigh in

Our writers opine on one of the biggest questions surrounding Bears free agency Yesterday the window for NFL teams to apply the franchise tag to one of their impending free agent players opened. Teams have until March 1 to use the tag, if they would like. For the Chicago Bears the only player really in consideration for the tag is Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery received the franchise designation last season as well but between his suspension and on-field performance, the team’s concerns that led to the application of the tag were not answered. So now the Bears must either let Jeffery hit the...
Windy City Gridiron Feb 16, 2017
Chicago Bears Draftwatch - QB Triple Header: Mitch Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes II, and Brad Kaaya

Chicago Bears Draftwatch - QB Triple Header: Mitch Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes II, and Brad Kaaya

If big arms equal big expectations, this trio will have fans pinning their sights sky high. Last week on Draftwatch I looked at Deshaun Watson and DeShone Kizer. This week I'll round out the top 5 QB's available in this year's NFL draft with a closer look at 3 passers who will bring different strengths (and weaknesses) to their new team's table. Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, University of North Carolina Let's just get this out of the way up front. If you want a QB in the 2017 draft, you want Mitch Trubisky. He checks all the big boxes in bold marker AND he does the little things well too....
Windy City Gridiron Feb 16, 2017
The Bear's Den: February 16, 2017

The Bear's Den: February 16, 2017

One day in and nobody tagged... when will the first shoe drop? BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! ERIC KUSH Mayer: Bears ink Kush to two-year deal - ChiagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday re-signed veteran offensive lineman Eric Kush to a two-year contract. Finley: Bears sign offensive lineman Eric Kush to two-year deal - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears signed center Eric Kush to a two-year contract on Wednesday. Krinch: Bears sign OL Eric Kush to two-year deal - CSN Chicago - The Bears added to their offensive line depth on Wednesday as they announced the signing of Eric Kush to a...
Windy City Gridiron Feb 15, 2017
How Not to Scout a Quarterback, Part 1

How Not to Scout a Quarterback, Part 1

Presume, for the moment, that Ryan Pace elects not to engineer a trade of some kind and therefore ends up looking for Jay Cutler’s successor in the draft. For that matter, simply presume that you are a bored football fan trying to crack the code and figure out what to look for in a college prospect. What’s the best way to sort through the haze? How can we spot what a good quarterback looks like coming out of college? Ignore stats and watch film. This might sound strange coming from someone who typically writes articles laden with stats, attempting to quantify a game that has so many...
Windy City Gridiron Feb 15, 2017
2017 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock's positional rankings for the Chicago Bears’ needs

2017 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock's positional rankings for the Chicago Bears’ needs

Last month we spotlighted the top players at the Chicago Bears’ need positions according to the positional rankings of ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr, and this time out we’re taking a look at the positional rankings from the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock. The Bears have a lot of needs, from the more obvious quarterback, safety, cornerback, to the less needy, but just as important edge rusher, defensive line and wide receiver. Free agency will fill some of their needs, but when you end a season with three wins, you could use talent all over the roster. Here are Mayock’s top 5 rankings at some...
Bears Gab Feb 15, 2017

Bears Ink Offensive Lineman Eric Kush to Two-Year Deal

The Bears have announced they are bringing back offensive lineman Eric Kush, a player who came in when the team lost Hroniss Grasu to a torn ACL. PFT reports that Kush has inked a two-year deal. Kush may be best known for his “Man of a Thousand Tank Tops” persona on Hard Knocks, and has […] The post Bears Ink Offensive Lineman Eric Kush to Two-Year Deal appeared first on Bears Gab.
NFL Trade Rumors Feb 15, 2017

Bears Sign OL Eric Kush To Two-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that they’ve signed OL Eric Kush to a two-year contract. #Bears have signed OL Eric Kush to a two-year contract. Congrats, @EricKush64!
2017 NFL free agency rumors: What do the odds tell us about Alshon Jeffery?

2017 NFL free agency rumors: What do the odds tell us about Alshon Jeffery?

The Bears are a favorite for his services, but the 49ers are listed in the mix. NFL free agency gets going in just under a month, at which point teams will be blowing ridiculous amounts of cash to sign players that may or may not pan out. We will criticize and praise, and pretend we clearly know better than the people making the decisions. It’s our favorite past time! One notable name on the market could be Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. The Bears used their franchise tag on him last season, at a cost of $14,599,000. If they used the tag a second straight season, it would...
Acme Packing Company Feb 10, 2017
Bears sign Justin Perillo: Former Packers TE stays in Chicago

Bears sign Justin Perillo: Former Packers TE stays in Chicago

A former Green Bay player is sticking around in Chicago after spending the end of last season there. A running joke over the past decade or so has been that the Minnesota Vikings are quick to snatch up former Green Bay Packers players. However, today it is a different NFC North rival who is signing someone who played in Green Bay recently. This time, the team is the Chicago Bears, and the player is tight end Justin Perillo. The report comes initially from ESPN’s Field Yates before the Bears confirmed the move. Perillo bounced around from the Packers’ practice squad to the active roster...
Bears Gab Feb 9, 2017

The Chicago Bears Quarterback Position and How To Fix It in 2017

By Bryan Dietzler The 2017 off-season has come and all 32 teams are now getting set for the upcoming season.  Some teams have less work to do than others.  Then you have teams that have a lot of rebuilding to do.  The Bears are one of those teams that have a lot of work to […] The post The Chicago Bears Quarterback Position and How To Fix It in 2017 appeared first on Bears Gab.
NFL Trade Rumors Feb 6, 2017

Bears Officially Waive OLB Josh Shirley

The Chicago Bears officially placed OLB Josh Shirley on waivers Monday. The move was reported close to a month ago, but it took until now for the move to become official. Shirley, 24, originally signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of UNLV back in May. However, he was among the Raiders’ … The post Bears Officially Waive OLB Josh Shirley appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Pats Pulpit Feb 3, 2017
Jason LaCanfora: Chicago Bears to make a heavy push for Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Jason LaCanfora: Chicago Bears to make a heavy push for Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Are the stars aligned for a Garoppolo homecoming? With the start of the 2017 league year quickly approaching, the 30 teams without a rooting interest in Sunday's big game are eager to get to work. According to CBS's Jason LaCanfora, a few of those franchises, specifically those with a need at quarterback, have had detailed in-house dialogues about the potential costs of acquiring popular trade targets Tony Romo, Kirk Cousins, and Arlington Heights, IL-native Jimmy Garoppolo. LaCanfora reported the Bears will be making a heavy push for Garoppolo, according to his sources inside the Bears...
Bears Gab Jan 29, 2017

The Chicago Bears Roster: The Bears’ Biggest Needs

.   By Bryan Dietzler The 2016 season has just about come to an end and the Bears are on the hunt for some talent.  They have a lot of needs in several areas and they will have the money and the draft picks to try to fill them.  Another thing that will factor in […] The post The Chicago Bears Roster: The Bears’ Biggest Needs appeared first on Bears Gab.
Windy City Gridiron Jan 28, 2017
Bears 2017 Senior Bowl: Players to watch

Bears 2017 Senior Bowl: Players to watch

In a deep draft class, there’s a lot of gems and players filling in positions of need playing at the Senior Bowl. The excellent scouting opportunity for the Chicago Bears comes to a close with this afternoon’s climactic Senior Bowl game. It’s been a productive and worthwhile venture for the Bears who figure to be selecting more than a few of the players on hand in Mobile, Alabama. After all, six of general manager Ryan Pace’s thirteen previous draft picks appeared in this college All-Star game. General due process would mean Chicago will pick more from guys they were able to gain a...
Windy City Gridiron Jan 27, 2017
Bear’s Den Weekend Open Thread: January 28 - 29, 2017

Bear’s Den Weekend Open Thread: January 28 - 29, 2017

Welcome to your Weekend Den Open Thread. We will come back to our review of Bears Free Agents on Tuesday of next week, and run that feature Tuesday-Friday until they are all done. We have a relaxed atmosphere here in the Weekend Den and we make it an Open Thread to give you good people a place to come and leave comments, links, mock the Packers for getting blown out in the playoffs, and whatever else you want to say (as long as you stay within the community guidelines). The seat belt light is off, feel free to get up and wander around the cabin! As always, open thread...
Windy City Gridiron Jan 27, 2017
What if Kiper and McShay were drafting for the Chicago Bears the last 7* years?

What if Kiper and McShay were drafting for the Chicago Bears the last 7* years?

Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay are two of the most well known NFL Draft analysts on the planet. Both work for ESPN, and both have been dropping mock drafts for a very long time now. Our sister site, Blogging The Boys, who cover the Dallas Cowboys for SB Nation, recently dug up the last seven mock drafts from these two ESPN Draftniks and wondered how their team would look, had the Cowboys listened to them. I figured that would a fun exercise to apply to the Chicago Bears, right here on Windy City Gridiron, so I jacked his idea. Here’s a reminder of what the Bears have done the last seven...

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