A general view of Chicago Bears offices and workout facilities at Halas Hall April 26, 2011 in Lake Forest, Illinois. A federal judge has temporarily lifted the 45-day lockout preventing players from entering the facilities, the NFL has already asked for a stay on the judges order.
Good morning and welcome to your post-draft edition of Bear Bites, your rundown of Chicago Bears news.
- With the draft over, the Bears will turn their attention to free agency. The big wrinkle is that the lockout was reinstated, and the team has no idea when free agency will begin. (Chicago Tribune)
- Looking inside the Bears/Ravens draft mishap, it's clear that the Bears screwed up. (ESPN Chicago)
- However, that doesn't mean the Bears should have given up a draft pick. The Ravens got the player they wanted. (Shutdown Corner)
- If you were hoping the Bears would pick up a big receiver, this draft was disappointing. (Chicago Sun-Times)
- The rest of the NFC North had a good draft, particularly the Lions. The Nick Fairley-Ndamukong Suh line is nothing short of terrifying. (Chicago Tribune)
- Lance Briggs was the first Bear to make the NFL's Top 100 list. The league is counting down the very best of the players they've locked out. (NFL)
- Former Bear R.W. McQuarters was shot in Tulsa. His wound was not life-threatening, and he drove himself to the hospital. (News OK)
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