The 2020 Senior Bowl is upon us, and with it comes the official start of NFL Draft season.
The Bears are fresh off of one of their most disappointing seasons in recent franchise history. And while an 8-8 record isn't a disaster, it's a massive failure for a team that began the year with Super Bowl aspirations.
GM Ryan Pace has several holes to fill this offseason and the draft will be a major part of his plan. Whether it's at tight end, offensive line, pass rusher or quarterback, the Bears need to hit early and often on their 2020 picks.
Chicago currently has two second-round picks (No.s 43 and 50) and there's a good chance both players will be among the talented group participating in the Senior Bowl.
Here's a look at 15 players who Bears scouts will be focusing on, so you should be too.
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Every once in a while, a moment comes along that so perfectly captures the essence of a city – its energy, its ethos. These brief moments make up the identity of the city. They're the driving heartbeat that connects a vast network of wonderfully unique cultures while simultaneously creating an ongoing sense of community.
Anyway, here's Chicago's moment:
It's an incredible commitment to one of the city's longest-running bits. Hell hath no fury like a beleaguered Bears fan. Just imagine what sort of Nick Foles jokes are waiting for us down the road!
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On Thursday afternoon, the Bears announced that the team has committed almost $2 million to COVID-19 relief funds in the Chicago area.
In an email, the team announced that through Bears Care – the charitable arm of the organization – they'll donate $1,920,000 to various funds throughout the state of Illinois. As part of the commitment, the team has already donated $250,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, and identical donations will be made in the near future to the Advocate Charitable Foundation's Relief Fund, the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, and University of Chicago's Community Support Programs.
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CEO Ted Phillips said, in a statement, “During this unprecedented crisis, we all need to join forces and do what we can to overcome this challenge together. At the Bears, we have committed $1,920,000 to local COVID-19 relief efforts and are encouraging fans to lend a helping hand in whatever ways possible. We will be forever grateful to the healthcare providers, first responders, grocers, sanitation workers, janitors and everyone keeping our communities healthy and safe during this time. Please continue to do your part and stay home so we can slow down the virus and save lives.”