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Updated: April 19, 2004, 12:38 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Chicago Bears: GM Jerry Angelo dropped hints Sunday that the club might be looking to trade down in the NFL Draft. "We've now been able to study the [draft] board more and we have a real good feel for potentially what's going to be behind us, and we like some of the players behind us," Angelo said. "Obviously, the compensation would have something to do with that, but it is a possibility and we have talked to some teams about that already." The Bears have the 14th pick of the first round. "There's a real possibility players will be there [at No. 14] that are not necessarily team needs and not necessarily perfect fits, but they're certainly going to be the most valued players at that pick. That's when you talk about the trade-down, and when the trade-down comes into play."

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Cincinnati Bengals: Once thought of as an exercise for skinny spiritualists and uptight housewives, yoga's popularity has risen dramatically over the last few decades. So much so that some people in the NFL have taken notice and are using it as a tool to help get their players in better shape. A weekly yoga class is a new and mandatory part of the Bengals' three-month off-season strength and conditioning program that started March 22. "I guess it helps you get in touch with your inner self," DT John Thornton, laughing, told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Really, it does help you relax and stretch more. It helps me loosen up my hips." Coach Marvin Lewis feels the exercises will allow his team to further improve in his second season. "The yoga gives us a chance to improve our flexibility and core strength, and that's what this is all about," Lewis said. "Ultimately, it's about winning games."

Miami Dolphins: DE Adewale Ogunleye might be on his way out of Miami after all. Agent Drew Rosenhaus said Sunday he believes Chicago is planning to make a trade offer to the Dolphins for his client the week before the start of the NFL draft on Saturday. ''That's what I have heard from the Bears and I think this could come down to a draft-day situation,'' Rosenhaus told the Miami Herald. "I've told [Ogunleye] there is a chance he could get traded and we'll be working to make something happen.'' However, several Bears sources have said repeatedly that they will not give up their first-round pick, No. 14 overall, as part of a deal. The most the Bears seem willing to offer is their second-round pick, journeyman offensive lineman Aaron Gibson and a conditional pick in 2005.

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