The Bears Den: June 14, 2013 - Minicamp news and notes


Brandon Marshall is a beast. Major Wright agrees.

Trestman pleased with productive offseason program - Larry Mayer: With the end of their three-day minicamp Thursday, the Bears completed their offseason program and won't meet again until reporting to training camp July 25 in Bourbonnais. [Video] Minicamp highlights; [Photos].

Bears emerge from minicamp 'injury-free' - Michael C. Wright: The Bears wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp without Stephen Paea and Tom Zbikowski, who were both excused for personal reasons.

Steve Ronkowski: Bears Playbook - What's with Brandon Hardin?

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Trestman speeds up the clock on Cutler - Jeff Dickerson: The Bears spent the entire offseason program working with Jay Cutler on ways to get rid of the football in a more timely manner.

Gannon thinks Cutler, Trestman should develop bond - Larry Mayer: Former NFL QB Rich Gannon excelled in part due to his relationship with Marc Trestman and thinks the Bears will benefit if a similar bond develops between the coach and Cutler.

Hester having to prove his worth as returner - Brad Biggs: No longer working with offense, record-setter believes his legs will be fresher, getting lots of special teams reps in offseason program.

Anderson grabbing opportunities - Dan Pompei: With Marshall, Jeffery limited, former undrafted WR who turned down 53-man roster offers from two teams last season to stay on Bears PS is making team take notice.

Guard James Brown impressing new coaches - Adam L. Jahns: It took a string of injuries and a player to leave to set things in motion for guard James Brown last season. But there has been little to slow his rise since.

Kev H: Bears sign O-lineman A.J. Lindeman

Bears minicamp observations - Larry Mayer: Cutler beginning to develop a rapport with Martellus Bennett, who is expected to be a key target in the passing game; Mel Tucker pleased with rookie LBs' progression.

Bears minicamp observations - Moon Mullin: Coaches maintaining sense of urgency; players getting used to new things; more observations. More from Jeff Dickerson, Brad Biggs.

What are the 3 best words in the English language? "Cutler to Marshall."


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Know thy enemy: Lions - Carlos Monarrez: Calvin Johnson says he already sees confidence emerging from veterans and newcomers on offense. Anwar S. Richardson: CB Darius Slay impressing coaches.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Kevin Patra: Mike McCarthy said unequivocally on Tuesday that the Packers' ground game will be better in 2013. Packers ChatWrap with Rob Demovsky.

NFL implements new bag policy - John Breech: Beginning with the 2013 season, only clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags will be permitted inside NFL stadiums.

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