. and we are predicting that the Bears will take Khalil Mack in round 1" The Bears DenNotesXs and OsSuperfansThe Bear’s Den Trey Burton Jerseys 2019 , April 22, 2019New,195commentsIt’s Draft Week here at Windy City Gridiron... and we are predicting that the Bears will take Khalil Mack in round 1CDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:The Bear’s Den, April 22, 2019TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailLance Briggs #55 of the Chicago Bears high fives fans after a win against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field September 19, 2004 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Bears defeated the Packers 21-10.Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesBEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!BEARRRSSSS / FREE AGENCY / DRAFTPrice: Bears-Packers opener one of NFL's hottest tickets on early 2019 resale market - Sun Times - Only a pair of Patriots games at Gillette Stadium have a higher get-in rate on the secondary market.Potash: Seven out? Ryan Pace is the next shooter as Bears look to the draft for a kicker - Sun Times - The Bears have three kickers on their roster — Redford Jones, Chris Blewitt and Elliott Fry — but none has attempted a kick in the NFL.NFL Network, ESPN execs pitch Bears fans on watching NFL Draft while awaiting pick - Sun Times - As the order stands now, Bears fans will wait the longest for their team to make a pick in the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday night in Nashville.Potash: Bears GM Ryan Pace can't lose his productive mid-round touch in 2019 draft - Sun Times - Outside of a running back and a kicker, the Bears are not in dire need of front-line help in this draft.Chicago Bears 2019 Schedule Analysis (And Mock Draft Special) - Chicago Audible Podcast - In this episode, the guys share their instant reaction and analysis of the Chicago Bears 2019 schedule. Plus White Cody Parkey Jerseys , they share their final Bears mock drafts.Medina: Kicker Prospect Matt Gay Is Comfortable From 60 Yards Out and Taught Himself What He Needed to Know - Bleacher Nation - Matt Gay has a big leg and crazy range ... and he taught himself everything.Johnson: Lock it in. Final 2019 NFL mock draft - Our Turf Football - Will he or won't he? OTFBs Lisa Johnson gives us her final 2019 mock draft, and her thoughts on if Kyler Murray will be the first pick.Pearson: Chicago Bears Scouting Report: K Matthew Gay - 247Sports - One of those players on the Bears' radar is Utah's Matthew Gay. Chicago has already met with him in the pre-draft process and they attended his Pro Day just a few weeks back. To say there's interest is an understatement.BEST WISHESKelly Stafford announces she’s home after 12-hour brain surgery - Pride Of Detroit - Great news for Kelly! 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Those two concepts could provide the basis for a fair and sensible tradeoff in the next labor deal.KNOW THY ENEMYTony Mandarich cites steroids, painkillers for his draft bust status – ProFootballTalk - Tony Mandarich is included on any list of the biggest draft busts in NFL history, and he says his story is a cautionary tale not for NFL scouts who struggle to identify the top prospects coming out of college, but for NFL players who struggle with substance abuse.NFL Draft: If the Detroit Lions trade back, who should they pick? - Pride Of Detroit - Who should the Lions target if the move back to 15-ish?Vikings Mock 4.21 - Getting Bigger - Daily Norseman - Mark is at it again!How The Vikings Built One of the Best Rosters in the NFL - Part II - Daily Norseman - We continue with a look at how the current Vikings came to bePackers Draft History: Picking at 30 overall, Green Bay has had little lasting success - Acme Packing Company - The Packers got a combined seven years out of four draft picks at 30 overall.NFC North in Free Agency: Packers swap out edge rushers - Acme Packing Company - The Packers decided to go in a new direction with their EDGE rushers this off-season, bringing in two new Smiths.WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS2 Minute Drill - Website - iTunes - Andrew Link; Steven’s Streaming – Twitch – Steven Schweickert; T-Formation Conversation - Website - iTunes - Lester Wiltfong, Jr.; WCG Radio - Website - iTunes - Robert Zeglinski - The Blitz NetworkTHE RULESWindy City Gridiron Community Guidelines - SBNation.com - We strive to make our communities open and inclusive to sports fans of all backgrounds. 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Latest NewsNewsRoster AnalysisChicago Bears 2019 Position Battles: The offensive line shuffleNew,24commentsWe’re diving into the offensive line in part five (of 11) of our Chicago Bears Training Camp preview series.CDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Chicago Bears 2019 Position Battles: The offensive line shuffleTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPh oto by Norm Hall/Getty ImagesEven though the Chicago Bears are returning the same five starters from a year ago, their offensive line room is undergoing a makeover. Gone are Bryan Witzmann and Eric Kush, who started seven games each at guard last year, and Bradley Sowell, last years swing tackle, changed his number to 85 and is now playing tight end. Their Pro Bowl starting center and and 21-year old starting left guard are swapping positions too. But I’m not worried at all because leading this group is the best offensive line coach in the business,Harry Hiestand talking to Cody Whitehair at 2018’s training camp. Photo by Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. of Serena V Photography.Roster LocksA year ago the Bears opened the season with eight offensive lineman White Taylor Gabriel Jerseys , so there’s a good chance they do the same in 2019. Chicago’s starting five — if healthy — has the potential to be one of the best groups in the league. The underrated Bobby Massie will be at right tackle, a healthy and determined Kyle Long is at right guard, second year pro James Daniels moves over to center, Pro Bowler Cody Whitehair will settle into his new left guard position, and he’ll be next to Pro Bowl left tackle Charles Leno Jr.Long is the key to the unit taking a step forward in 2019, which is why he appeared on my 10 Most Important Bears list this year. The three time Pro Bowler has been able to go through all offseason activities for the first time in three years. With no injuries to rehab, he’s raring to get after it and lead this group back to the playoffs.The Daniels/Whitehair position swap is a big thing, but I fully expect it to be a seamless transition. Whitehair is such a solid professional that hasn’t missed a start in three years, and Daniels was a stud at center in college. “He’s a very intelligent football player,” Trubisky said about Daniels via the team’s website. “It comes easy to him and obviously he played it in college, so it’s been a natural switch and it’s been going really well. Cody’s been doing a great job at guard also.”With Bradley Sowell dropping some weight and changing positions, that leaves Rashaad Coward as the only returning swing tackle candidate, and I think he has the tools to win the job. Last year was his first at o-line, and I thought he looked promising.With Witzmann and Kush moving on, the Bears turned to a familiar face to back up on the interior by bring Ted Larsen back. He started 8 of the 16 games he played in with the Bears in 2016 Taylor Gabriel Jerseys 2019 , but he was signed away by Miami before the 2017 season. With the Dolphins he started 21 of the 23 games he played, so he’s bringing some valuable experience to the position. He can also play both guard spots and center. If these 7 are locks, then the battle for the last spot will be fierce. A good bet to make itUndrafted free agent Alex Bars (6’6”, 312) chose Chicago so he could be reunited with his college o-line coach, Harry Hiestand, who caoched him when the two were at Notre Dame. His recent collegiate experience was at guard, but he also played right tackle for the Irish in 2016. If he can show some position versatility that could give him the edge for the eighth spot. However, he is coming off an injury in college, so he may get the sneaky red-shirt treatment if any injury pops up.On the bubbleVeterans Cornelius Lucas (6’9”, 328) and T.J. Clemmings (6’5”, 309), who is currently on the PUP list, could both push for the swing tackle spot on the 53-man roster, but that’s only if Coward hasn’t developed like I believe he has. All things being equal, I think you go with the youth and upside over experience. Jordan McCray White Chase Daniel Jerseys , a 29-year old guard, will try to get his career on track now with his fourth NFL team after playing in the AAF. The Bears have four other UDFAs in camp that will try to impress which are Blake Blackmar (6’5”, 326) from Baylor, Joe Lowery (6‘7”, 310) from Ohio, Sam Mustipher (6’3”, 306) from Notre Dame, and Marquez Tucker (6’4”, 291) from Southern Utah.The Bears will try to get a couple of these players back on their practice squad.