Chicago Bears News, questions abound as teams tag and release players

Chicago Bears News, questions abound as teams tag and release players
Chicago Bears News, questions abound as teams tag and release players



Orlando Brown is exciting option for Bears in free agency – Chicago Sun-Times – After the Chiefs declined to use the franchise tag on the four-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle again, Brown will likely be one of the top tackles available in free agency.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba is a perfect fit for Bears offense – The Irish Bears Network – Jaxon Smith-Njigba is someone we’ve been singing the praises of for months now. In a weak class of pass catchers, he is the one player who stands out above his peers as a potential blue-chip prospect. While the first pick is obviously too rich for his services, the Bears would be wise to prioritize

Saquon Barkley tag helps give Bears clear plan of attack in free agency – NBC Sports Chicago – The NFL’s tag deadline saw the Chiefs give the Bears a top free-agent target while the Giants removed an unnecessary temptation from the equation.

Orlando Brown Jr., Frank Clark could earn Chiefs’ loss Bears’ gain – NBC Sports Chicago – Ryan Poles knows Orlando Brown Jr. and Frank Clark well from his time in Kansas City. With the Chiefs potentially moving on from two stars, the Bears could take advantage of the championship predicament.

What the Saquon Barkley franchise tag means to the Bears, David Montgomery – NBC Sports Chicago – The Giants signed Daniel Jones to a contract extension on Tuesday, and it had a domino effect that could affect the Bears and David Montgomery.

Wood: Zooming in on Blockers, Vol. 3 – Center, TE, WR – Da Bears Blog – Earlier days explored the tackles and guards, and today will focus on center, with a bonus look at tight end and wide receiver blocking.


New York Jets officials fly to meet Aaron Rodgers in person – Acme Packing Company – The Jets are pulling out all the stops to try to entice Rodgers to agree to move to the Big Apple.

Aaron Rodgers’ flirtation with the Jets could end up as a blessing for the Bears – Chicago Sun-Times – Tuesday, but provided perhaps the most tangible sign that Rodgers could leave the NFC North and transfer his claim to the Bears franchise back to its rightful owner.


Top 101 NFL free agents in 2023: Orlando Brown, Javon Hargrave headline rankings – – Gregg Rosenthal dives deep into the upcoming market to rank’s top 101 free agents in 2023. Who are the best players available in this year’s class ?

Lamar Jackson’s unproven collusion has started fast – ProFootballTalk – When it comes to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, there will never be direct evidence of an agreement between the teams or a directive from 345 Park Avenue to avoid at all costs giving Jackson a fully guaranteed contract . But the circumstances are potent, and (as we saw today) sudden.


Giants place franchise tag on Saquon Barkley after completing deal with Daniel Jones – ProFootballTalk – The Giants are now franchise tagging Barkley, after Jones agreed to a contract extension.

Ravens place non-exclusive franchise tag on Lamar Jackson – ProFootballTalk – Lamar Jackson is available to any team that can sign him to a contract and is willing to give the Ravens two first-round draft picks.

Falcons won’t pursue Lamar Jackson – ProFootballTalk – According to multiple reports, the Falcons won’t pursue Jackson to be their next quarterback.


Todd McShay mock draft has Bears trading twice, drafting Peter Skoronski – NBC Sports Chicago – With excitement growing about this year’s quarterbacks after the NFL Combine, Todd McShay believes the Bears will trade the No. 1 pick, then trade back again before adding someone to help Justin Fields.

CHGO Bears Podcast: Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles Wants All NFL Draft Picks – CHGO – In this episode, Adam Hoge, Mark Carman and Nicholas Moreano discuss dual trade-down scenarios in the first round and Orlando Brown’s fit on the Bears.

Wood: Zooming in on Blockers, Vol. 3 – Center, TE, WR – Da Bears Blog – Earlier days explored the tackles and guards, and today will focus on center, with a bonus look at tight end and wide receiver blocking.

Wood: Zooming in on Blockers, Vol. 2 – Guards – Da Bears Blog – The Bears had four guards play meaningful snaps last year, and the table below shows how they held up in pass protection compared to the 77 guards around the NFL who had the least 200 pass-blocking snaps (Lucas Patrick didn’t have enough snaps to qualify, so his ranks are where he would have passed if he did).

Bears use putt-putt, darts to create relaxed interviews – 670 The Score – At the NFL Combine, the Bears challenged prospects to compete in putt-putt golf or darts, a unique concept that helped create a more relaxed and comfortable environment.

Housekeeper: 2023 NFL Franchise tag players set – Windy City Gridiron – Six players received the franchise tag. There could be some fallout related to Chicago and their No. 1 overall pick

Schmitz’ All 22uesday: NFL Combine Review + More Free Agency – Windy City Gridiron – Robert S. talked through the tape of various draft prospects who showed up at the NFL Combine, as well as a few undisputed Bears Free Agency targets live at 2nd City Gridiron yesterday evening — check it out at the link below!

Wiltfong: 2023 Chicago Bears Mock Draft: All trenches edition – Windy City Gridiron – Lester’s latest themed mock draft for the Chicago Bears had one goal in mind: Improve the trenches.

Schmitz’ 2023 NFL Draft Profile: Kansas State CB Julius Brents – Windy City Gridiron – Robert Schmitz shares his scouting report on Kansas State cornerback Julius Brents.

Gabriel: NFL Combine fallout, trade talks, and what’s next for the Bears? – Windy City Gridiron – It was another newsworthy NFL Combine, so Greg Gabriel shares his thoughts on what went down in Indy and what could be next for the Chicago Bears.


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