The Bears Den: May 14, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

Jonathan Daniel

Gabe Carimi: not giving up the day job just yet.

Bears add four players from rookie minicamp - Larry Mayer: DT Corvey Irvin and three other players who participated in the Bears rookie minicamp on a tryout basis have been added to the roster. Tryout players followed unusual path to minicamp.


Lester A. Wiltfong Jr: Bears make roster moves following rookie mini camp

Peter King's MMQB - Manti Te'o's NFL life in earnest begins in San Diego; more from around the league.

Team report - A round-up with particular focus on the 2013 draftees.

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Bears rookies practice with veterans for first time - Larry Mayer: Bears rookies joined their veteran teammates on the practice field for the first time Monday as the team conducted the first of 10 OTA workouts.

Bears' rookies will have a chance to start - Kip Lewis: The Bears selected six players in this year's draft, and what's interesting about the class is that many of them could find their way on to the field based on the positions they play. Moon Mullin: Washington, Wilson will have their shots.


Steven Schweickert's Plan: DE Cornelius Washington, WR Marquess Wilson

Greene finds LB more to his liking - Bob LeGere: Fourth-round pick Khaseem Greene had a major impact on the Rutgers' defense when he was moved from safety to LB, especially with his ability to force fumbles, a skill that should help him fit in nicely in the Bears' defense.

Long connects with Cutler as fruitful minicamp ends - Adam L. Jahns: Cutler visited Halas Hall this past weekend because he wanted to meet and welcome the rookies. Long, of course, figures to be one of the most important to the recently offensive-minded Bears, especially with the emphasis the team is putting on interior protection.

Washington: Bears brought me here to rush - Jeff Dickerson: Sixth-round draft choices are not guaranteed a spot on the Bears' 53-man roster, but a defense can never have enough quality pass rushers.

Carimi misses first OTA - Jeff Dickerson: 2011 first rounder felt working out in Arizona gave him the best opportunity to return to the field healthy and avoid the knee problems that have plagued him the last two years, a source said.

Trestman impressed with QB Blanchard - Bob LeGere: Lake Zurich High School's Matt Blanchard is getting a long look in the off-season, and he hopes to impress the new coaching staff enough to hang on to the No. 3 QB job behind Jay Cutler and Josh McCown.

Bears undecided on use of helmet cam - Michael C. Wright: Coaches yet to study the footage taken from Blanchard's helmet camera during the weekend's rookie minicamp, and it's still unclear to the club whether there's a tangible use for the experiment.

Bears turn things inside out - Mike Tanier goes over the Bears' rebuild of the O-line.


Sam Householder: Bears rebuilding OL from inside out

15 things we learned from NFL rookie minicamps - Gregg Rosenthal mentions the Bears no fewer than three times.

[Video] ESPN - Brandon Marshall talks about his battle with personality disorder, being an advocate for mental health issues, and Titus Young's struggles over the past year.

Natty Brandon Marshall attire. Natty!

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Know thy enemy: Lions - Justin Rogers' observations from Lions rookie minicamp. Kevin Seifert: Two intriguing rookie tight ends.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Packers shuffle their O-line to protect Rodgers, after QB was sacked a league-high 51 times last season.

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