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Rotoworld's latest NFL mock draft: At No. 3, the Bears select...

Rotoworld's latest NFL mock draft: At No. 3, the Bears select...

In his first two NFL mock drafts, Rotoworld's Josh Norris had the Bears selecting North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Following the NFL Combine and the first week of free agency - in which the Bears signed quarterback Mike Glennon - Norris posted his latest mock draft on Sunday. And he's got the Bears addressing the defensive line this time around.

Via Josh Norris' Mock Draft III

3. Chicago Bears - EDGE/DL Solomon Thomas, Stanford - Thomas is a really, really, really good football player. He can rush from the edge or possibly work inside. The Bears’ older pass rushers are nearing the end of their contracts, or at least the guarantees. I would not be shocked to see a tackle, although many would scream against the value. Piling resources into the offensive line for a new quarterback can work.

Thomas, the 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive lineman, is the same player CSN's Scott Krinch had the Bears selecting in his first mock draft posted last month.

Thomas said at the Combine that he's versatile enough to play in multiple schemes, and he'd certainly fit in what Vic Fangio is trying to do in bolstering the Bears' front seven.

Bears to don throwback helmets Sunday against Giants

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Bears to don throwback helmets Sunday against Giants

The Bears are throwing it back to the past this weekend at Soldier Field.

The Bears will rock 1960s throwback helmets Sunday when they take on the New York Giants. The helmet is navy blue and features a white "C" logo and gray facemask, whereas the current helmet has an orange "C" and white facemask.

A look at the throwback lid:

The Bears donned those helmets from 1962-72 during the playing days of  Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers, now Hall of Famers. They won the 1963 NFL Championship along the way.

“I think a lot of Bears fans remember the ‘60s, especially the ’63 championship team winning at Wrigley against the Giants with those ‘Cs’ on our helmet,” Bears chairman George H. McCaskey said. “And of course Butkus and Sayers and all the great memories they provided. That small change I think means a lot to people.”

As 2019 is the Bears' 100th season as a franchise, they've been honoring a different decade at each home game. The Bears have also installed seven-foot tall bobbleheads around Chicago each week featuring players from that week's celebratory decade.

Unsurprisingly, this week's game will celebrate the 1960s, with Butkus and Sayers represented in life-size bobblehead form:

The Bears will give out bobbleheads of Butkus and Sayers to the first 20,000 fans who arrive at Sunday's game.

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Mitch Trubisky practiced in full on Thursday

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Mitch Trubisky practiced in full on Thursday

As Chicago continues to analyze Mitch Trubisky’s hip and figure out if his benching was actually injury related or performance related, the injury report from practice makes it seem like he should play on Sunday.

Trubisky was a full participant in practice on Thursday, just as he was on Wednesday. Back-to-back full practices would seem to indicate he should be full go for Sunday’s game against the Giants.

If not, then chaos will ensue.


As for the rest of the injury report, offensive lineman Bobby Massie was not limited with his back injury while linebacker Isaiah Irving was limited with a quad injury.

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