Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Mock Draft 3.0

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Mock Draft 3.0
Round 1: Calvin Pryor, Safety, Louisville: The Chicago Bears went into the off-season with pressing needs at safety, and now, with Chris Conte out four to five months following shoulder surgery, the position is a huge priority. The team signed Ryan Mundy and M.D. Jennings, but that is not enough to feel comfortable about the position... Read more »

Chicago Bears Mock Draft 1.0

Chicago Bears Mock Draft 1.0
By this time last year I’d already had several mocks on the books. However, the advantage of waiting until just about a month to go until the draft is that the Bears’ major free agency acquisitions are done and, of course, all underclassmen who are eligible for the draft have already declared. With that in... Read more »

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: A look at safety prospects

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: A look at safety prospects
Safety Prospect Rankings Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama Calvin Pryor, Louisville Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois Deone Bucannon, Washington State Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State Safest pick: Calvin Pryor – One of the top two safety prospects in the draft, Pryor is the safer pick, because, between him and Clinton-Dix, Prior has the best positional flexibility. In coverage, Pryor... Read more »
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Chicago Bears make roster moves

Chicago Bears make roster moves
The Chicago Bears announced a number of roster moves Tuesday afternoon, signing three new bodies on defense and releasing one former fan-favorite on offense.

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Free Agency Aftermath

Chicago Bears Huddle Draft Notebook: Free Agency Aftermath
You can read my entire draft notebook series from start to finish here. Draft Big Board Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State Ha’sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville Ra’Shede Hageman, DT/DE, Minnesota Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State Eric Ebron, TE, North... Read more »

Chicago Bears hit NFL Free Agency, sign four on day one

Chicago Bears hit NFL Free Agency, sign four on day one
The Chicago Bears leaped right into NFL Free Agency and announced deals with four players less than two hours after the new league year began on Tuesday. First up was 6-3, 300 lb. defensive end Lamarr Houston. Houston was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round (44th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.... Read more »
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2014 Road to the NFL Combine Experience

This past weekend I had the honor of being invited to the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on behalf of the NFL, Bridgestone, the Chicago Bears and 1iota as a part of their Road to the Combine experience. And what I saw was a very skillful class of offensive players, which made me cringe at the idea of the Bears potentially passing... Read more »

Chicago Bears Huddle draft notebook: Combine mock draft

Chicago Bears Huddle draft notebook: Combine mock draft
10 NFL Combine invitees to watch closely: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT/DE, Minnesota: Hageman will be a guy many talent evaluators will keep a close eye on because he looks the part of a physically imposing player with the quickness and athleticism to go along with it. The 6-6, 318 pound DT could see his stock rise... Read more »

Chicago Bears sign homegrown defensive end Austen Lane

Chicago Bears sign homegrown defensive end Austen Lane
The Chicago Bears announced on Monday that they have signed DE Austen Lane to a one-year contract. Originally drafted in the fifth round (153rd overall) by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010, Lane spent three years with the team at right defensive end, playing in 28 games with 17 starts under then defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.... Read more »
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Chicago Bears Huddle draft notebook: Shoring up holes on defense

Chicago Bears Huddle draft notebook: Shoring up holes on defense
Draft Big Board Kony Ealy – DE/Missouri Ha’Sean Clinton – Dix- Safety/Alabama Justin Gilbert – CB/Oklahoma St C.J. Mosley – ILB/Alabama Aaron Donald – DT/Pittsburgh Ra’Sheade Hageman – DL/Minnesota Stephon Tuitt – DL/Notre Dame Louis Nix – NT/Notre Dame Darqueze Dennard – CB/Michigan St Calvin Pryor – Safety/Louisville Trent Murphy – DE/OLB/Stanford Timmy Jernigan –... Read more »