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David Haugh: It would be a mistake for the Bears to trade Jordan Howard

Just before the NFL trade deadline in October, a team in the playoff hunt offered the Bears a third-round draft pick for running back Jordan Howard.

General manager Ryan Pace declined, one of several smart decisions Pace made for the eventual NFC North champions.

A source said the Bears held on to Howard for their own playoff chase, faith he rewarded with a strong final month. Howard gained 399 yards on 88 carries in five games down the stretch, providing the reliability his

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