The Bears Den: July 6, 2011

"...where on a night like this everybody's looking for somebody stranger."

In honor of Richard Dent's upcoming enshrinement, is celebrating the rest of the Bears who have preceded him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 7 - George Halas - Chicago Bears and 99 - Dan Hampton - Chicago Bears

What was best Payton run? | Larry discusses his favorite Walter Payton run, Bears players who've led the NFL in interceptions and Hall of Famers who spent a small part of their careers with the Bears.

Chicago Bears: Safety Chris Harris skeptical lockout will be over in time for Hall of Fame Game - Vaughn McClure: If Bears report later than July 22, they shouldn't play in Hall of Fame Game. McClure Video

I check the list. Rubber tubing, gas, saw, gloves, cuffs, razor wire, hatchet, Gladys, and my mitts. And follow WCG on Twitter.

NFL retirees file complaint against players, NFL - While NFL owners and players appear to be inching toward a resolution of the league's long lockout, a group of retired players is clamoring to be more involved in the discussions.

Chicago Bears: NFL players strike in 1987 changed the course of many lives - Dan Pompei: The last time a work stoppage gripped the NFL, it changed the course of many lives and one legendary team.

Bears feeling sense of urgency as Hall of Fame Game approaches - Chicago Sun-Times Neil Hayes: Coach Lovie Smith’s team is scheduled to open training camp early and participate in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 7.

Bears’ Anthony Adams wants to stay, but he’ll have options - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: Adams, an unrestricted free agent, wanted to know his NFL home for 2011, and he hoped he wouldn’t have to relocate his family.

Clock ticking for Hall of Fame Game - Inside the Bears Neil Hayes: Richard Dent will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6 regardless of whether the Hall of Fame exhibition game scheduled for the following day is cancelled because of the lockout.

Hillenmeyer Remains Optimistic During NFL Lockout | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Robert Rodriguez: Hunter Hillenmeyer provides his player, player representative prospective on the NFL lockout and continuing labor disputes.

Peppers Ranks Among Top-10, Players Say | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: He was named among the best of the NFL. Here's why we agree.

Fawkes: Bears not on track for playoffs - NFC North Blog - ESPN Kevin Seifert: Ben Fawkes has an ESPN Insider piece discussing the Chicago Bears significant flaws.

Video: NFL's top 5 defensive players - NFC North Blog - ESPN Herm Edwards and Skip Bayless discuss their top five defensive players in the NFL. Bayless selects Julius Peppers No. 1 on his list.

Whither Revenue Sharing? | National Football Post Andrew Brandt: Key issue strangely silent.

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