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Under Center Podcast: Ep. 202: Robbie Gould and Mock Drafts

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Under Center Podcast: Ep. 202: Robbie Gould and Mock Drafts

JJ Stankevitz, Paul Aspan and Cam Ellis dive into Robbie Gould's trade request (0:20) and look at how realistic it is for the Bears to trade for him at some point. Plus, the guys reveal their mock drafts for who they think the Bears will take with their picks this year (12:15), with a few surprises in there. 

You can listen to the entire thing right here, or in the embedded player below: 

LOOK: Bears fans swarming D.C. for Monday night matchup vs. Redskins

LOOK: Bears fans swarming D.C. for Monday night matchup vs. Redskins

The Chicago Bears have a loyal and well-traveled fan base, and in Week 3's Monday night game against Washington, there may end up being a surprisingly balanced crowd at FedEx Field.

Check out this picture of Bears fans walking the streets of Washington, D.C. in advance of Monday's game.

A few Paytons and Macks and a random No. 87 sure look good in the nation's capital, but as our JJ Stankevitz pointed out, the traveling roadies don't always tilt the game in Chicago's favor.

Kickoff between the Bears and Redskins is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. CST on ESPN.

Bears unlikely to dodge Saquon Barkley in Week 12

Bears unlikely to dodge Saquon Barkley in Week 12

The New York Giants pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday that was led by rookie QB Daniel Jones, who was making the first start of his NFL career after replacing Eli Manning earlier in the week.

New York's 32-31 victory came at a price, however. Superstar running back Saquon Barkley suffered a high-ankle sprain that will keep him out of the lineup for potentially as long as eight weeks.

If it takes Barkley the full eight weeks to recover, his first game back will be at Soldier Field against the Bears in Week 12. And while that would seem like a stroke of bad luck for Chicago, it really isn't.

It usually takes a player who's returning from a high-ankle sprain a few games to get back to 100% confidence. And while Barkley is hardly the common player, he, too, is likely to have some hesitation early in his return to the field.

The best-case scenario for the Bears is to face a Barkley-less Giants. But that doesn't appear likely barring a setback in his recovery. And if Jones plays the rest of this season the way he did against the Buccaneers, Week 12's game will be a much tougher matchup for Chicago's defense than anyone would've imagined when the schedule was released during the offseason.