The Bears announced several changes to their personnel department on Wednesday.
The biggest move involved the Bears promoting Mark Sadowski to director of college scouting. Sadowski replaces Joe Douglas, who was officially hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as vice president of player personnel earlier Wednesday.
Sadowski, a Chicago native and St. Rita High School alum, has 19 years of scouting experience with the New Orleans Saints (1999-2005) and with the Bears (2005-16). He most recently served as the Bears' senior national scout.
The Bears also promoted Francis St. Paul to national scout, David Williams to west coast scout, Jeff King to pro scout and Chris White to pro scouting director.
The Patriots are in town.
Khalil Mack is probably playing with a significant injury.
Stressed out? Don't blame you. So enjoy this video of Matt Forte pranking Lance Briggs:
The best pranks are the most simple ones.
WE"LL DO IT LIVE.
Welcome back, gang. It feels like only a week ago we were all in Miami, watching one of the drunkest Bears games we've seen in a while. No rest for the weary, though, and the Bears are back in Chicago and oh god they're playing Tom Brady and the Patriots. Khalil Mack WILL play, though, and Rob Gronkowski will NOT. One step at a time.
As always, J.J. Stankevitz will be your eyes and ears from Soldier; give him a follow. Lorin Cox's tweets are also worth your time.
1210 - Touchdown Pats. New England sort of did whatever they wanted to on that drive. It begins. PATRIOTS 7, BEARS 0.
1205 - Bears kickoff to the Pats and we're underway here. So far NE's pass-catching backs are as good as advertised.
Inactives are out! Check them all out right here.
Three Keys and a Prediction
Final Thoughts on Bears-Pats
(Too) Bold Predictions
Bears' O should hang with Pats' D
The Trubisky-Brady Comparisons