RRH Returns, Pace's Daughter Knows the Draft Plans, 100 Video Chats, and Other Bears Bullets

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RRH Returns, Pace’s Daughter Knows the Draft Plans, 100 Video Chats, and Other Bears Bullets

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The forecast calls for snow tomorrow. This is April. Wasn’t it 80 in Chicago last week? Or was that something I imagined?

  • Yesterday, the Chicago Bears announced the official return of defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris, who signed a one-year tender to play his fourth season with the team. Robertson-Harris has been a solid contributor to the Bears defense the last two years, picking up 5.5 sacks, 21 quarterback hits, and six tackles-for loss in 31 games. And to think, the best could still be yet to come for Robertson-Harris, who enters his fourth year as a rotational defender (and second in Chuck Pagano’s defense).
  • Now, let’s enjoy some highlights:

  • Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune tweets Robertson-Harris’ tender is worth $3.2 million, which was the projected cost for players who received second-round restricted free agent tenders. A solid pay day projection for Robertson-Harris, after another strong season with the defense, is unsurprising. He performed admirably while playing 51 percent of the snaps last season, so any number of team should/would have been curious of his numbers given a full load of snaps.
  • Having the ability to rush the passer from a down-lineman spot in a 3-4 set, while also moving around other spots on the defense could make him a jack-of-all-trades for someone’s defense. But for now, he is a Bear. And frankly, I’m going to enjoy it while I can because Robertson-Harris is one of those guys who is fun to watch and easy to root for when he is on the field.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson loves it, so you should probably love it, too:

  • Bears GM Ryan Pace is known for playing it close to the vest. But if anyone is best equipped to know what Pace is planning to do in the draft, it might be his family. While discussing how he is preparing for life in the virtual draft room, Pace told Larry Mayer of the team’s official site that his daughter has heard some stuff while he has been working from home.

“Cardyn will come down and we’ll be in the middle of a Skype interview or a meeting with staff. She’s heard some things she probably wouldn’t [normally] hear, so that part’s been interesting.”

  • Imagine just casually hanging out at home and your dad is in a FaceTime meeting with the prospect who has the potential to help turn the Bears around. That’s a trip, my friends.
  • A notable nugget from pace is that the team has conducted more than 100 video chats with prospects ahead of the draft. That feels like a lot. Leave no stone unturned, please. This is an important draft, to say the least.
  • Much like he did in his early April media availability, Pace expressed his gratitude and appreciation for health-care workers and essential employees who are working through the COVID-19 pandemic. Some things are bigger than football.
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  • This is certainly one way to spend your lunch break:

  • This was a pretty deep group:

  • Are you a Bulls fan? Cool. You should check out our friends at BN Bulls. Among the pieces up at our sister site is this one highlighting some recent topics of conversation from a Michael Reinsdorf radio interview:


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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.