The Bears Den: June 6, 2011

...where we've got lots of minutes.

Chicago Bears: Chicago Bears coaches aren't idle during NFL lockout - Dan Pompei: Chicago Bears coaching staff taking time without players to rethink their operation from top to bottom.

Cullen Jenkins: Cullen Jenkins a face of NFL lockout - Brad Biggs: Green Bay Packers free agent defensive lineman will command plenty of money but is in limbo until labor strife ends.

Burress to leave jail Monday for uncertain NFL career - NEW YORK -- Locked up for 20 months for illegally carrying and firing a gun at a Manhattan nightclub, Plaxico Burress is ready to walk out of prison and face another grim reality, a lockout that could jeopardize the resumption of his football career.

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Chicago Bears: 18 holes … with Patrick Mannelly - Teddy Greenstein: A long day with the long snapper as consistent Chicago Bear seeks consistency at Ivanhoe.

Mike Ditka praises Lions, says Calvin Johnson did make that catch vs. the Bears | Detroit Free Press | Carlos Monarrez: Detroit, meet your newest fan: Mike Ditka.

Sayers challenges NFL players to assist retirees - NOVI, Mich. -- Gale Sayers sent a stern message to NFL players, challenging them to help those who paved the way.

At 50, Gault still a speed burner - Bob LeGere: Former Bears wide receiver Willie Gault has an easy explanation as to why he's been able to hang on to the world-class speed that made him one of the most dangerous deep threats in the NFL for a decade.

Despite Lockout, Bears Still Have Good News | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: Matt Forte, Israel Idonije and Roberto Garza's fans bring us a bit of sunshine in this lockout-clouded week.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post Dan Pompei: The return of Plax, ranking the old receivers, Ohio State supplemental prospects and much more.

Would you sign Plaxico? | National Football Post Matt Bowen: WR to be released from prison today--and he needs a new team.

Donald Driver eyeballs franchise records, Canton | ProFootballTalk Mike Florio: And as he climbs the list of all-time franchise receiving records, he’s thinking about another goal.

‘Simulated’ Fantasy Football If Lockout Leads To Canceled Games? « CBS Chicago One major element of the NFL season that would suffer a major hit, but has received little conversation so far, is fantasy football.

NFL's best series: The top 10 cornerbacks of 2011 - Gary Graves: This summer, USA TODAY will be revealing the 10 best players at each position. Up first: cornerbacks.

Is Roethlisberger NFL's seventh-best QB? Players think so, but do you? - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL - Nate Davis: The list of top 50 players began to unfold Sunday night on NFL Network's The Top 100 Players of 2011, a 10-part series determined by the votes of active players.

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