In this Friday edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at a Northern Illinois standout who will be working out for the Chicago Bears (no, it isn’t Garrett Wolfe), what safeties the team could look at drafting in May’s draft, and where one former Bear ended up signing after being cut by the Houston Texans.
-We start out talking about draft items. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season, and will be looking to be a steal of a pick in the later stages of the NFL Draft in May. The Bears will bring in the quarterback for a workout later this month. [CBS Chicago]
-As for what the Bears will do with their earlier picks in the draft, the odds are strong at this point that they will either go with a safety or a defensive tackle in the first round. Dominique Blanton has a good breakdown of the safeties that could be available to them in the first few rounds of the draft. [Chicago Bears Huddle]
-Speaking of the first round of the draft, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery gave some high praise to fellow South Carolina Gamecock Jadeveon Clowney, who is a possible target for the Houston Texans with the number one overall pick in the draft. [Gridiron Grit]
-What positions should the Bears be looking to address as the draft and OTA's draw ever closer? Matt Eurich examines that question. [Bleacher Report]
-Even though wide receiver DeSean Jackson has signed with the Washington Redskins, teaming up with Pierre Garcon in the process, it is still safe to say that Jeffery and Brandon Marshall are the best wide receiver tandem in the NFL. [CSN Chicago]
-Speaking of Jackson, he has picked a new jersey number to wear with the Redskins, since it would be really difficult for him to pry the #10 jersey away from Robert Griffin III in the nation’s capital. [Shutdown Corner]
-Finally, ex-Bears safety Danieal Manning has decided on a new team, picking the Cincinnati Bengals. [Chicago Tribune]