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2016 Schedule
6-10, 4th in NFC North
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Biggest remaining holes for all 32 teams

The Colts still need depth behind RB Frank Gore, and the Bucs could use a receiver opposite Mike Evans. Football Outsiders analyzes the biggest post-draft needs for every team.

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Dominik ranks his most improved positional groups (3:27)
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Bears will need protection next year

Chicago selected five defensive players in the first six picks the team had at their disposal in the 2016 draft. Offensive lineman Roderick Johnson would fit the bill if the Bears decide they need offense in the next draft. Way-too-early 2017 mock draft (Insider)

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Whitehair is a 'plug-and-play starter'

Mel Kiper Jr. sees Cody Whitehair as an instant starter for Chicago. He has plenty of experience at tackle, but the Bears should kick the rookie inside for now. Kiper: Impact rookies (Insider)

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Bears found what they sought

Lamarr Houston led the Bears in sacks with just 8.0 last season, so they were in desperate need of a pass-rusher at the top of the draft. After nabbing Leonard Floyd, Chicago landed on Todd McShay's list of most improved teams. Most improved teams (Insider)

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Lamarr Houston's hate for Aaron Rodgers is real (1:07)
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Mel Kiper Jr, NFL Draft Analyst

ESPN NFL Draft Analyst, Mel Kiper Jr, joined Carmen and Jurko. He analyzed the Bears selections in the draft, and looked at the other major story lines from the weekend.

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Bears save money, get younger with Rolle's release (1:51)
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Bears earn high marks

Mel Kiper Jr. gave Chicago an exceptional grade for its work in the draft, despite having concerns about the Bears' first selection, Leonard Floyd. NFL draft grades (Insider)

Bears' best pick: Leonard Floyd

Overall, Chicago had a great draft, but its first-round pick -- the outside linebacker from Georgia -- gives the Bears a badly needed pass-rusher with both speed and versatility. Todd McShay (Insider)

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What Hoyer brings to the Bears (1:08)

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Brian Hoyer agrees to a one-year deal with Chicago Bears. GM Ryan Pace says Hoyer's experience and connection to OC Dowell Loggains played a huge role in team wanting the veteran QB.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears GM Ryan Pace confirms team has agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer.

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Bears do well in draft (1:26)
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NFL draft trade tracker

A full look at all the moves made during the NFL draft, broken down by team.

Team Stats

Passing Yards228.923rd
Rushing Yards115.711th
Points For20.923rd
Points Against24.820th

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