Encouraging Claypool News, Skoronski vs. Hutchison, Lessons to Learn From Cubs and Hawks, and Other Bears Bullets

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Encouraging Claypool News, Skoronski vs. Hutchison, Lessons to Learn From Cubs and Hawks, and Other Bears Bullets

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I was going to say it’ll take some time to get used to Saturdays without college football, but there are bowl games on today. Maybe I’ll watch? Or should I give today’s NFL triple-header slate a shot?

  • Buyer beware! I know many of us are disappointed with how the Cubs’ offseason is going. But there is a cautionary tale to be told with the Blackhawks:
  • And considering the Bears’ offseason position, maybe we should also take heed. The Bears are going to have a bunch of money under the projected 2023 salary cap, at least $100 million by most estimations. And they should spend a whole bunch of it. But if they don’t spend it wisely, then they’re going to complicate the rebuild they were meticulous about beginning in the first place. TL;DR – Don’t sign the football version of Seth Jones this offseason and you’ll be in good shape.
  • Elsewhere in the BN family, yet another piece that should put the Bears’ offseason into proper perspective:
  • Substitute Rafael Devers’ name with any number of receivers who we were dreaming of hitting the market and the sentiment should hit close to home. And if it doesn’t, then keep in mind that while salary cap space *DOES* roll over, just know that not everyone you think will hit the market will hit the market. It’s why I so strongly believe in acquiring the good players who are available now and building from there rather than waiting on a tomorrow that might not come.
  • As for the present, I’m in a mixed bag of emotions when it comes to Chase Claypool’s situation. On the one hand, he is has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. But on the other hand, Head Coach Matt Eberflus said he doesn’t believe Claypool’s knee injury is a season-ender. Whew.
  • Offensive Coordinator Luke Getsy has a relatively encouraging update on the Claypool front:
  • Getsy really puts it into perspective here. That Claypool is in a place where he can handle “most of the offense” after a handful of weeks when he didn’t have the luxury of months in the scheme makes me feel a little better. I really hope the Bears didn’t cough up a top 5 pick in the second round of the upcoming NFL Draft for a receiver who is a non-fit.
  • With Claypool out and N’Keal Harry listed as questionable, this thought crossed my mind:
  • No matter what happens with Claypool and Darnell Mooney, receiver remains a long-term need that must be addressed this offseason.
  • If the Bears are in a position to draft Jordan Addison after a trade-down, then I’d be OK with it:
  • Y’all know what to do to get Justin Fields to Vegas:
  • An Eddie Jackson tweet confirming he doesn’t need surgery to repair his season-ending foot injury is a welcome sight:
  • I truly hope everyone comes out of this with a clean bill of health:
  • Considering how often the Bears will see Aidan Hutchinson, then maybe they should keep Skoronski in mind when they go on the clock.
  • If you’re looking for something to help you kill time this weekend, can I suggest the PFF mock draft simulator?
  • The Bulls are in a rough patch and it’s time to re-evaluate some things:

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Author: Luis Medina

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