The Bears Den: July 20, 2011

"...where, of all the Bear Dens in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

The Bears have a bunch of dudes in the Hall of Fame. They're getting ready to add one. You should check them out.

Olin Kreutz: Chicago Bears must act quickly to retain Olin Kreutz - David Haugh: Because they didn't pony up earlier, vital free agent center will be expensive to keep.

NFL labor: NFL, union nailing down final details - Sam Farmer: 10-year labor agreement could be all set Thursday after special owners' meeting.

Report: Even if deal done, Bears won't report this week - Two people familiar with the situation say the Bears won't report to training camp this week even if there is a new labor agreement because they need more time to prepare.

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Bears bracing for roster-filling frenzy - Brad Biggs: With rosters expected to be expanded to 90 for training camp, there is a lot of work to be done.

Bears in great salary-cap shape — but don’t expect a splurge - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: After splurging on defensive end Julius Peppers, the Bears are returning to their usual approach, even though they’re in prime position to make another splash.

Mike Ditka relieved, wary as NFL plans help for retired players - Chicago Sun-Times Neil Hayes: When it comes to former NFL players in need, owners and players finally might be doing what Mike Ditka has been urging them to do for years: the right thing.

Briggs prefers to skip HOF game - Inside the Bears Neil Hayes: Count Lance Briggs among the chorus of Bears players who would prefer to skip the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 7.

Could be fun with less time for coaching - Mike Imrem: NFL owners, executives, general managers, coaches and players are the world's most regimented people, and they'll soon be squirming.

NFL tells UK fans to prep for London game The NFL's UK office is encouraging fans in England to buy tickets to the Bears-Bucs game scheduled for Oct. 23. So, does that mean the lockout will be ending soon?'s John Mullin takes a look.

Chicago Bears video on Latest Bears video Bears defensive back DJ Moore joins CTL to talk about the loss of his brother; shares why he would like Sidney Rice on the Bears.

Love John Harbaugh's honesty, but ... - NFC North Blog - ESPN For pure entertainment value, you simply can't beat what Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said during Tuesday during an interview with ESPN 1000.

Holmes’ Bears Mailbag: Extra Motivation This Year? " CBS Chicago With the NFL lockout nearing an end, Laurence Holmes answers your Bears questions.

Every Scoring Play In The NFL Will Now Be Reviewed | We Got This Covered Lester A. Wiltfong, Jr.: The NFL will be back soon and with a new season comes the new rule changes.

NFL Videos: Quick hits: NFC North Elliot Harrison and Steve Wyche take a look at the current quarterback storylines in the NFC North.

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