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 a pregame perk that prompted a federal lawsuit by a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan who wanted to wear the Wisconsin team’s green and gold apparel to warmups at Soldier Field.Bears attorney Paul Greenwalt told The Chicago Tribune that the team is eliminating the program that allows season ticket holders to attend pregame warmups in a marketing reorganization. He said that means Russell Beckman’s lawsuit Stephen Denmark Jersey Color Rush , which accuses the Bears of violating free-speech rights by prohibiting fans from wearing Packers gear at the warmups, is no longer applicable.A judge has given the team until mid-February to file for dismissal. The Bears sought to have the case dismissed last year, but the motion was denied.Beckman filed the lawsuit in 2017 . He lives in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin about — an hour drive north of Chicago — and holds Bears season tickets, the lawsuit said. Beckman said he was able to attend the pregame warmups in 2014 and 2015, often wearing a Packers’ jersey and hat, green and yellow beads and with his beard dyed green.The Bears sent Beckman an email before a Bears-Packers game warning in capital letters, “NO OPPOSING TEAM GEAR WILL BE ALLOWED,” according to the lawsuit. He went in Packers apparel anyway and was turned away.Beckman sent an email to Bears executives urging them to “stop coddling” the team by creating “segregated safe spaces for Bears fans Womens Stephen Denmark Jersey ,” according to court records.Beckman sought to have a temporary restraining order and injunction so he could wear Packers’ attire at the pregame events while the lawsuit is being decided, but a judge denied the request. Friday will be a big day for plenty of local NFL draft hopefuls."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Library FalcFans Podcast on The FalcoholicContact The FalcoholicFalcons StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Falcons NewsYahoo Falcons Team PageYahoo Falcons ReportYahoo Falcons Depth ChartYahoo Falcons TransactionsYahoo Falcons PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Georgia’s Deandre Baker, Mecole Hardman, Natrez Patrick, Riley Ridley invited to Falcons’ local pro dayNew,29commentsFriday will be a big day for plenty of local NFL draft hopefuls. EDTShareTweetShareShareGeorgia’s Deandre Baker, Mecole Hardman, Natrez Patrick, Riley Ridley invited to Falcons’ local pro dayDale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Falcons are hosting their local pro day Friday Stephen Denmark Chicago Bears Jerseys , and two big Georgia names will be in attendance. The Athletic’s Jason Butt shared that two Bulldogs draft prospects will be with the team at week’s end. Deandre Baker and Mecole Hardman were integral parts of the 2018 Georgia who just fell short of a spot in the College Football Playoffs. Baker projects to the first round as a corner and, if drafted, would have the in-line to the nickel corner spot. Hardman, who Butt says the team has taken a liking to, would factor in as a depth receiver and competition for the returning jobs with the Falcons. He’s expected to go somewhere around the fourth and fifth rounds. Baker doesn’t feel all that likely, but it’s good for the team to do its due diligence of the first round corners, since the value will be quite high on the position at pick 14. It’s not all that impossible for the team to angle for one of the draft’s premiere secondary players where they stand if all the top line prospects they like go earlier. As for Hardman, it’s a distinct possibility. The team has no shortage of mid-round picks this cycle, and they very much could use additional depth at receiver. He could also be a fascinating option for the returning game Chicago Bears Jerseys Stitched , where new signee Kenjon Barner seems to be the only viable option on the roster at the moment. The Falcoholic’s Jeanna Thomas has also learned that Georgia ILB Natrez Patrick and Kennesaw State WR Justin Sumpter will be in attendance for the day as well. Patrick projects as a late pick or undrafted free agent and leaves behind a key role on the Bulldogs’ vaunted defense. We’ll see if Baker, Hardman and Patrick wind up with the Falcons after Friday’s evaluation day. D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC has additional names attending, too: Georgia WR Riley Ridley (Calvin Ridley’s brother), Auburn WR Darius Slayton, Georgia Tech RB Clinton Lynch and DL Desmond Branch, Mississippi CB Ken Webster, TCU S Ridwan Issahaku, South Carolina LB Bryson Allen-Williams, West Georgia WR Shannon Smith Stephen Denmark Jersey 2019 , NC Central S Davanta Reynolds,, Marshall RB Keion Davis, and Western Carolina P Ian Berryman.