The Bears Den: June 10, 2011

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Faulk praises Martz as innovative coach | Larry Mayer: Former NFL star Marshall Faulk raved about Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz during a visit to Halas Hall this week.

Progress made but still lots of work left | Albert Breer: A day after the second set of secret negotiations between the NFL and players wrapped up, one of the parties present at the talks has spoken up.

Chicago Bears: George McCaskey is settling into his new role - Brad Biggs: Chicago Bears chairman expects a seamless transition as he takes over from brother Michael.

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‘He’s one of us’ sums up style of Bears’ new boss George McCaskey - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: George McCaskey, the Bears’ new chairman, can color any conversation with well-timed jokes, one-liners and stories about his legendary grandfather.

Hester, son featured in parent magazine | Bears return specialist Devin Hester is continuing to write a column for Chicago Parent Magazine and is pictured on the cover of the June issue with his son.

NFL labor talks - Sam Farmer: As NFL's Roger Goodell and players union's DeMaurice Smith hold not-so-secret meetings, Chris Collinsworth is encouraged but still believes some 2011 season games likely will be scrubbed.

Hawaii Gov. calls Pro Bowl a waste - HONOLULU -- Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Thursday it's "so stupid" that the cash-strapped state pays millions to host the Pro Bowl when the money could be used for education.

Transition complete, George McCaskey ready to lead Bears - Long before he replaced his brother Michael as the chairman of the board on May 5, George McCaskey served the Bears in far less prestigious roles.

Mullin: What happens when deal gets done? | View From the Moon Lovie Smith is adamant about time off between OTA's and training camp, so what happens if a deal is reached later rather than sooner?'s John Mullin says there definitely won't be a compressed schedule.

Coaches Clinic: Dungy Is Only the Start | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: Dungy stopped by Halas Hall this week. What other coaches of note should stop in?

Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris is skeptical of Roger Goodell's stance that the lockout will lower ticket prices. - ESPN Chicago Michael C. Wright: .Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris took to social media Thursday in joining teammate and union rep Robbie Gould in voicing critical remarks regarding the NFL labor situation.

Breaking down tight ends: Chicago - NFC North Blog - ESPN Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson breaks down the tight ends of each NFC North team. Today: Chicago Bears.

Preseason fantasy rankings | National Football Post Joe Fortenbaugh: Today we’re looking at the top-ten quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers.

Musgrave builds an offense, just needs the players | Judd Zulgad: Bill Musgrave, five months after being hired as Vikings offensive coordinator, has yet to set foot on a field with any of the players he will coach.

Titans Receiver Kenny Britt arrested in New Jersey Jim Wyatt: Titans receiver Kenny Britt keeps ending up in handcuffs.

Small Newspaper Claims NFL Lockout Is ‘Almost Over’ " CBS Chicago A small newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts is claiming the NFL Lockout is almost over, but others are saying that report is false.

Barkley, Dilfer: Players will lose labor battles - NBA - Basketball Charles Barkley and Trent Dilfer have few encouraging words for players in contract negotiations with the NBA and NFL.

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