The Bears Den: July 22, 2011

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"...where they're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God."

NFL teams approve detailed agreement | chicagobears.com NFL clubs on Thursday approved the terms of a comprehensive settlement of litigation and a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association.

NFL cancels Aug. 7 Hall of Fame Game | chicagobears.com Larry Mayer: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell revealed Thursday evening that the Hall of Fame Game between the Bears and St. Louis Rams has been canceled.

Which Bears wore No. 51 after Butkus? | chicagobears.com Larry discusses the Bears who wore No. 51 after Dick Butkus, how the Bears have fared against their first three opponents this year and the Bears' record when Walter Payton rushed for 100 yards.

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses. And following WCG on Twitter.

NFL lockout: Hall of Fame Game exhibition canceled; Chicago Bears could report to training camp Wednesday if NFL players ratify deal - chicagotribune.com Vaughn McClure, Brad Biggs: Bears' first exhibition dropped, but they could report to camp as soon as Wednesday.

Chicago Bears: Nose tackle Adams has a head for business - chicagotribune.com Vaughn McClure: Free agent works toward MBA during lockout.

Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag - chicagotribune.com Fans ask questions. Dan answers them.

NFL owners OK labor deal, but players say not so fast - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen is at the NFL meetings. Reports continental breakfast underrated.

Olivet Nazarene keeps Bears training camp on front burner - Chicago Sun-Times Neil Hayes: Officials at the Bears training-camp home at Olivet Nazarene University took a leap of faith long before NFL owners voted to end the lockout.

Phillips, George McCaskey react to ratification vote - Inside the Bears Neil Hayes: George McCaskey and Ted Phillips attended owners' meetings in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday and had this to say.

Bears ought to be primed, ready to go - DailyHerald.com Barry Rozner: With all these months to get ready, the Bears know exactly what they need to do in free agency.

Mullin: There will be football and soon | csnchicago.com View from the Moon: The owners voted to end the lockout and now wait on the players vote.

Length of lockout may work to Bears' advantage | csnchicago.com More from the Moon: The Bears have five games scheduled against teams with new head coaches including the Ron Rivera-led Panthers.

Arkush: Owners Have Zero Regard For Players " CBS Chicago Listen: The tentative agreement ratified only by NFL owners is "infuriating and insulting" to the players who remain locked out, says Pro Football Weekly and 670-The Score’s Hub Arkush.

What Bears Do While Waiting | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: Bored Bears take to Internet as they await lockout news.

Bears should have plenty of cap room - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Michael C. Wright says the Bears have the flexibility to make a free agent splash.

Commish for a day: Concussion prevention - NFC North Blog - ESPN Kevin Seifert: Our divisional bloggers discuss one thing they'd change as commissioner for a day.

NFLPA does not vote; claims owners’ proposal may violate labor laws - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports Doug Farrar: "It's not that there's not a sense of urgency; it's just that we as men first and foremost, and businessmen, are going to make educated and informed decisions. When we feel that we're at that point, then we'll put it to a vote."

We have a (proposed) deal | National Football Post Andrew Brandt breaks it down.

Mort: Players vote expected on Friday | ProFootballTalk Mike Florio: "All in all, despite the games that were played by the NFL, things look much more optimistic," a source in player leadership told Mortensen.

Bill Barnwell on NFL free agents whom you meet in hell - Grantland A look at the NFL players whom front offices should avoid.

Play along at home or, if at work, sing as loudly as possible to yourself:


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