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The Bear’s Den, March 24, 2023


NFL: Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
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We are now 34 days away from the NFL Draft, and the Bears sit at the ninth overall pick… for now…



Ed Oliver trade wouldn’t fit Ryan Poles’ Bears rebuild strategy – NBC Sports Chicago – Ryan Poles said he can’t fix everything this offseason. Trading for Ed Oliver feels like an unnecessary force unless the price is much cheaper than the No. 9 pick.

Where do DJ Moore, Darnell Mooney and the Chicago Bears wide receivers rank? – In Thursday’s CHGO Bears Podcast, the guys discuss where the Bears’ wide receiver room ranks among the rest of the NFL and plenty more.

Film Review: What Nate Davis adds to the Chicago Bears offensive line – CHGO – Bears general manager Ryan Poles upgraded the offensive line by signing guard Nate Davis. Here is what the newest offensive lineman adds to the offense

Dannehy: Poles Playing Dangerous Game In Trenches – Da Bears Blog – Generally speaking, the best way to create a good offensive line is to invest resources into it. That’s what makes Ryan Poles’ decisions up front so confusing.


Raiders sign Duke Shelley – ProFootballTalk – The Raiders have signed cornerback Duke Shelley away from Vikings, the club announced on Thursday.

Cam Newton may be a fit in Detroit, analyst argues – Pride Of Detroit – The Detroit Lions have a need for a backup quarterback. Could Cam Newton fit the bill—or even challenge for a starting job?


WCG’s lead draft analyst Jacob Infante’s 2023 NFL Draft guide is out now on his Patreon! Make sure to subscribe if you haven’t already. For just $1 a month, you’ll get access to his entire big board, a 7-round mock draft for each team, in-depth scouting reports, player comparisons and more exclusive content! Ken’s Note: Denmaster Ken recommended!


Bryce Young declines to weigh in at Pro Day workout – ProFootballTalk – As he prepares to enter the NFL, former Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young has a pair of significant red flags. One is undeniably flapping in the breeze. The other is a little more fuzzy.

Report: Raiders met with Bryce Young on Wednesday night – ProFootballTalk – The Raiders may have signed Jimmy Garoppolo, but they’re still in the market for a long-term solution at quarterback.


Infante’s 2023 NFL Draft: Late-round WRs for Bears to target – Windy City Gridiron – WCG’s Lead Draft Analyst looks at some of the top sleeper WR prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Berckes: I hate the Carolina Panthers – Windy City Gridiron – It’s been building up but this is the year for the Panthers to pay

Householder: Chicago Bears sign former Titans LB Dylan Cole – Windy City Gridiron – GM Ryan Poles adds a depth and special teams piece

Wiltfong: A closer look at Ryan Poles’ offensive line additions – Windy City Gridiron – Ryan Poles has been on the job for about fourteen months now, so is there anything to learn about his vision for the offensive line based on his previous transactions?


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