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12-4, 1st in NFC North
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Bears sign safety Clinton-Dix to 1-year deal

The Bears are bringing in safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on a one-year, $3.5 million deal. The former first-rounder will join Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson, his teammate at Alabama, in Chicago

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Free agent safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and others. The Bears will be Clinton-Dix's third team since the start of the 2018 season. He'll have a chance to replace Adrian Amos, who signed a lucrative deal this week with the Green Bay Packers. Clinton-Dix, a 2014 first-round pick of the Packers, was a Pro Bowl player in 2016 but his play dipped since then. The Packers traded him to the Washington Redskins midway through last season.

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Ted Larsen is back to give the Chicago Bears depth at multiple positions along the offensive line. The team announced he has signed a one-year deal. Larsen, 32, has started 86 games in his NFL career, including 13 when he was with the Bears in 2016. He spent the past two seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

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Receiver Cordarelle Patterson is a perfect fit for the Chicago Bears' offense under coach Matt Nagy, who showed how he can put skilled players to good use in unusual situations during his debut season with the Bears. Patterson is the NFL's best kickoff returner, but more importantly, he is excellent in space. Nagy will find ways to use him there.

John Pluym ESPN 

How great of a pickup is S Adrian Amos for the Green Bay Packers? According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Amos was the nearest defender on 41 targets and didn't allow a touchdown in 2018 for the Chicago Bears. That was the most targets without allowing a TD by any safety in the NFL last season. Great job by the Packers to weaken a division rival by taking one of its best defensive players.

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The Chicago Bears plan to sign veteran cornerback Buster Skrine, who can play both outside and in the slot, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini and others. The move calls into question whether they will retain slot cornerback Bryce Callahan, who is a free agent. Bears fans should be warned: Skrine has been flagged for more penalties (74) than any NFL player since he started his career in 2011, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

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The Chicago Bears plan to sign former Seattle Seahawks running back Mike Davis, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini and others. Davis averaged 4.6 yards on 112 carries as the Seahawks' No. 2 running back last season, but his arrival in Chicago will spur speculation about starter Jordan Howard's future. Do the Bears need (or want) Howard, Davis and Tarik Cohen in their backfield?

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7d

Bears re-sign TE Braunecker to 2-year contract

The Bears have re-signed tight end Ben Braunecker, who made three starts and posted three catches for 42 yards last season, to a two-year contract.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Al Silverman, whose "I Am Third" — co-written with Gale Sayers — was the basis for the film "Brian's Song," about Sayers & Brian Piccolo, died Sunday at 92. A prolific author & editor of Sport Magazine for more than a decade, he also wrote books on the Yankees' Mickey Mantle era & Joe DiMaggio's 1941 season.

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11d

Sources: Teams discuss trade for Bears' Howard

Bears running back Jordan Howard, who rushed for 935 yards and scored nine TDs on 250 carries last season, has drawn trade interest from several teams, sources told ESPN.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Multiple teams approached the Chicago Bears at the combine last week and discussed a potential trade for RB Jordan Howard, per league sources. Discussions ongoing.

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12d

Bears sign Blewitt to help kicking woes. Really.

The Bears are in the market for a kicker, and on Wednesday, they signed free agent Chris Blewitt. They will release Cody Parkey, who blew it against the Eagles with a late miss.

 

Veteran right guard Kyle Long has agreed to restructure his contract, ensuring that he will remain with the Bears for the 2019 season. Long, who will be back for a seventh season, was due to count $8.5 million against the cap in 2019. The three-time Pro Bowler missed eight games with a foot injury before returning to start in a Week 17 win over the Vikings and the wild-card playoff loss to the Eagles.

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24d

Source: Bears to release embattled kicker Parkey

The Bears are releasing kicker Cody Parkey following a difficult season, a league source confirmed. Parkey missed eight field goal attempts, including a 43-yarder that would have beaten the Eagles in the first round of the playoffs.

Team Stats

Passing Yards222.821st
Rushing Yards121.111th
Points For26.39th
Points Against17.71st