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Bears trade down from No. 36, recoup picks lost in Mitch Trubisky trade

Bears trade down from No. 36, recoup picks lost in Mitch Trubisky trade

The Bears on Friday traded their second (No. 36) and seventh-round (No. 211) picks to Arizona for the Cardinals' second (No. 45), fourth (119th) and sixth-round (197th) picks a day after dealing away four picks to move up one spot to take quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The Bears also acquired a 2018 fourth-round pick from Arizona in the trade. 

The Bears on Thursday traded the Nos. 3, 67 and 111 picks, as well as a 2018 third-round pick, to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the No. 2 pick. 

Prior to the trade, the Bears only had four picks remaining (second round, fourth round, fifth round, seventh round). They now have the Nos. 45, 117, 119, 147 and 197 picks. 

Arizona used the No. 36 pick to select Washington safety Budda Baker. 

Bears' Jaylon Johnson gets second-best Madden rating of all rookie cornerbacks

Bears' Jaylon Johnson gets second-best Madden rating of all rookie cornerbacks

Madden Ratings are content now, which in this one very specific case is actually good news for Bears fans! 

Jaylon Johnson, the Utah cornerback that the team took in the 2nd round of this year's draft, comes in rated at 73, which sounds fine? Right?

The hype around Johnson – who's become a trendy CB2 pick already – only continues to grow, and the rookie, to his credit, isn't backing away from it: 

"I didn't think there were six conerbacks that should've been taken ahead of me," he said in an interview with Bears media. At the end of the day, that's just more fuel to my fire. Even if I was the first one taken, I still would have found something to motivate me in some way, shape, or form to keep me going. Just being, like you said, the 7th cornerback taken, it just makes me want to go to work even more."

Mike Ditka becomes owner of X League, a women's tackle football league

Mike Ditka becomes owner of X League, a women's tackle football league

Mike Ditka is now the owner and chairmen of 'X League' football, apparently. 

X-League is a women's tackle football league that was originally founded as the Lingerie Football League. In 2009 they rebranded to the Legends Football League, and 10 years after that decided to again rebrand, this time calling it X-League. Now Mike Ditka owns it. There's a video and everything, exclusively featuring footage and photos of his playing days (??): 

Ditka also provides a quote in the video, saying, "Now from an ownership and executive perspective, I want to provide women a high-profile platform to compete against the greatest female athletes in the world while creating a destination league for millions of girls to aspire to play in."

"It’s time to give women, and girls, the same opportunity to play the game that the men play,” he added.