The Bears Den: July 26, 2011

"...where we have an extensive collection of nametags and hairnets."

Smith eager to kick off camp on Friday | Larry Mayer: With the longest work stoppage in NFL history now over, Bears coach Lovie Smith can't wait to pack his bags and head to Bourbonnais to begin training camp.

Bears moving Harris to strong safety - Brad Biggs: In a move that signals the Bears are not likely to re-sign Danieal Manning, veteran Chris Harris will be moved to his more natural strong safety position when the Bears hit the practice field for the first time Saturday in Bourbonnais , Ill.

Chicago Bears: Bears have unprecedented option in free agency - Dan Pompei: With more than 600 players expected to be unrestricted free agents this week, there are many ways the Bears can go to fill out their roster.

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Bears land wave of undrafted free agents - Brad Biggs: In the fast-paced post-lockout era, the NFL changed the rules on the fly for NFL clubs late Monday afternoon.

Source: Bears pursuing pass rusher Babin - Brad Biggs: The Chicago Bears made the biggest free agent splash a year ago when they set a franchise record for a contract by reeling in Julius Peppers.

Mannelly 'unbelievably sad' to see Maynard leave - Brad Biggs: Pat Mannelly knew very well that Brad Maynard was a free agent and that could signal the end of his long run with the Chicago Bears.

Time for Bears to protect Jay Cutler’s blind side - Chicago Sun-Times Neil Hayes: Jerry Angelo acknowledged that the offensive line was the team’s biggest question mark entering last season. Guess what? The same is true now that the lockout is over.

Bears’ Cutler should have message for critics - Barry Rozner: When Jay Cutler faces the media for the first time since the NFC title game, it may not be as interesting as you think.

Bears' Harris wants to see Kreutz, Adams return | Bears' safety Chris Harris went on 'Pro Football Talk Live' to talk about the impending free agency period and gave his opinion about who he would like to see return to Chicago.

Bernstein: Cutler Drama Begins, Again " CBS Chicago Dan Bernstein: As last year ended, so this one will begin, with one of the most polarizing figures in Chicago sports history back where he’s always been.

Chicago Bears video on Latest Bears video Rashied Davis and Anthony Adams talk about getting back to work.

Chicago Bears primer to lift NFL lockout fog - ESPN Chicago Jon Greenberg: Lift the fog of the NFL lockout talk with a C.H.I.C.A.G.O. primer.

Free-agent preview: Potential Bears targets - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Michael Wright previews what will be a busy free agency period for the Bears. Jeff Dickerson video.

Bears React to Lockout's Demise | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: You weren't the only one happy to hear that football is back.

NFC North free-agency breakdown - NFC North Blog - ESPN Kevin Seifert: A look at the free-agent priorities for each NFC North team.

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