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Report: Potential Bears target QB Mike Glennon expected to land contract in range of $14-15 million per season

Report: Potential Bears target QB Mike Glennon expected to land contract in range of $14-15 million per season

If the Bears are looking to sign free agent quarterback Mike Glennon, they may have to open up their checkbook.

According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo, the 27-year-old is expected to receive a contract in the $14-15 million per season range.

https://twitter.com/CharlesRobinson/status/838588037915426817

To put that in perspective, Jay Cutler has a base salary of $12 million for the 2017 season.

The Bears have been one of few teams linked to Glennon, who has only played in eight games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since his rookie season in 2013, where he played in 13.

The Bears have also expressed interest in New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, though ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that he will remain with New England.

Another option for Ryan Pace & Co. is to re-sign Brian Hoyer as a bridge quarterback.

It's unclear which direction the Bears will ultimately go in, as there are many options. But as the NFL Draft approaches, a decision will soon be made.

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.