The Bears Den: July 1, 2011

"...where we will now use the power of the Continuum Transfunctioner to banish you to Hoboken, New Jersey."

Bears might have competition for Olin Kreutz - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: There’s a sentiment that Olin Kreutz re-signing with the Bears is a slam dunk whenever the lockout ends and free agency begins. But like extra points and tap-ins, slam dunks aren’t gimmes.

$800M-a-year fantasy football industry braces for a lost year - Chicago Sun-Times Las Vegas: Though players and owners are still trying to figure out how to divide $9.3 billion in revenue and save the regular season, it’s already too late for some of those who make their living from the widely popular fantasy football industry.

Loss of Bears games to lockout could wallop Chicago’s economy - Chicago Sun-Times Neil Hayes: ‘‘Football is definitely what we depend on most in terms of revenue,’’ said Max Waisvisz, owner of Gold Coast Tickets. ‘‘We’re going to have to roll with the punches.’’

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Cutler helping Enderle learn Bears' system - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Jeff Dickerson: As previously reported, the Bears rookie quarterback began participating in the team's unofficial offensive workouts this week, the first step towards trying to pick up some of the offense before the Bears officially begin training camp once the NFL lockout ends.

Best of NFL: NFC North teams - NFC North Blog - ESPN Kevin Seifert: As part of Best of the NFL Week on, here are six bests for the NFC North.

Four Things Bears Need to Get From Workouts | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: Player-led workouts may be manna from heaven if the players do them right. - Bears' Wright could step into starting job Dan Parr: If Danieal Manning departs in free agency, 2010 third-round pick Major Wright would be the Bears' choice to replace Manning in the starting lineup.

Sources: 'Bizarre' twists stifle NFL labor talks - NFL - Yahoo! Sports Michael Silver: Each side believes the other has tried to manipulate the CBA negotiation process in its favor.

Inside the playbook: the NFL route tree | National Football Post Matt Bowen: Breaking down the passing game on the chalkboard. Martz's game plan

Who wants to race Detroit's Vanden Bosch? (video) | National Football Post Matt Bowen did, and the DE smoked him in a 300-yard shuttle run.

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