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Chicago Bears Latest News: April 22, 2021 – Windy City Gridiron

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

DENMASTER KEN’S ONE & ONLY 2021 MOCK

Here’s my one and only Mock of the year, made on PFF’s site using their board. No trades allowed. It’s pretty easy to detect the theme I was going for, and for the most part PFF liked my picks (the one they didn’t was BPA at the position I wanted to double up on).

No, I don’t expect Sam Ehlinger to compete for a starting job, but I do think he can be a longer-term cheap backup (so Chicago doesn’t end up paying $5M a year for a backup).

Drop your thoughts down below.

BEARRRSSSS

NFL Draft: GMs believe Bears poised to trade up for quarterback – RSN – Pace’s desire to move up might be irrelevant when it comes time to make a big move.

Navigating Bear Markets: 1st Round QB’s – On Tap Sports Net – Why have so many quarterbacks taken in the first round flopped? We dive into quarterbacks drafted from 1990-2016 and their situations.

Draft Pressures Build for Ryan Pace, Chicago Bears – Sports Illustrated – Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace has pressure to produce in this NFL Draft and once it actually begins there are reasons why finding the right player can be difficult.

Why Christian Barmore Could Fit Chicago Bears in Round 1 – Sports Illustrated – The Chicago Bears have plenty of needs and defensive line might not rate high in the minds of many, but they’re not being far-sighted enough.

NFL to release full 2021 schedule May 12 – Chicago Bears – The NFL on Wednesday announced that it will unveil its complete 2021 regular-season schedule on Wednesday, May 12.

2021 NFL rule changes: Expanded jersey numbers among 6 new rules – ChicagoBears.com – The expansion of jersey numbers at certain positions was one of six new rule proposals approved Wednesday by NFL owners.

Chicago Bears launch annual Schedule Prediction Challenge for 2021 season – ChicagoBears.com – The Bears on Wednesday launched their annual Schedule Prediction Challenge brought to you by United Airlines, giving fans who correctly guess the team’s 2021 regular-season schedule a chance to win $25,000.

Bears’ proposed rule change for penalties on PATs passes – 670 The Score – The Bears’ proposed change to penalty enforcement on point-after touchdown tries has been passed by the NFL, the league announced Wednesday.

Will Chicago Bears trade up in Round 1 for a QB? – Chicago Tribune – Until the NFL draft begins on April 29, the Chicago Bears will be linked with every team in the top 10 that is considering a trade down. If the Bears aren’t in panic mode regarding the quarterback room, they probably should be.

NFL Draft position preview: Inside linebacker on hold for Bears until late rounds – Chicago Sun-Times – The Bears appear to be betting everything on Roquan Smith staying healthy and productive. They don’t have much other choice.

Bears opponents: NFL to release schedule May 12 with 17 games in 2021 – Chicago Sun-Times – The league appears to be permanently moving its annual reveal from April to May. Here’s who the Bears will play.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Cordarrelle Patterson: It doesn’t matter where they put me, I go out a make a play – ProFootballTalk – Putting a label on Cordarrelle Patterson‘s position can be difficult and Patterson isn’t looking to change that in 2021.

NFL will make taunting a point of emphasis this season – ProFootballTalk – Expect more taunting penalties in the NFL this season.

NFL approves expanded duties for replay official – ProFootballTalk – NFL owners voted on proposed rule changes on Wednesday and they approved one dealing with the role of replay officials.

The NFL Passed a Bunch of New Rules – Including a Proposal from the Bears! – Bleacher Nation – The ever-changing NFL rule-book will see a slew of new regulations entering the 2021 season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Can Bears make a real impact with 20th pick in NFL Draft? – 670 The Score – The first round of the NFL Draft hasn’t been kind to Chicago in general manager Ryan Pace’s tenure. With the Bears holding the No. 20 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, will that change?

Berckes & Snyder’s Bears Over Beers: CB and WR NFL Draft Preview – Windy City Gridiron – Part 2 of the Bears Over Beers two part draft preview, this episode focuses on CBs and WRs

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