The Bears Den: July 12, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

Jonathan Daniel

Melton calm as contract deadline approaches - Vaughn McClure: Pro Bowl DT must sign long-term deal before Monday's cut-off-date to escape franchise tender.

2013's most important Bears - The Score's panel has Henry Melton coming in at #9 for the second straight season.


Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.: The 10 Most Important Bears of 2013 - #10 The MLBs

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Depth chart breakdown - Adam Hoge takes a look at the RB corps: Trestman will look to utilize a position of strength more this season.

Bears position preview - Brad Biggs on the DE position group: Julius Peppers still the linchpin of the defense but he needs more help from Wootton and McClellin. He could get them each one of these t-shirts.


Sam Householder: How confident are you in the Bears DEs?

Bears position preview - Moon Mullin: Outside of the coaching staff, no area of the organization on or off the field has undergone the makeover that the O-line has been put through.

Roster notes - Maggie Hendricks: Henry Melton. Jay Cutler. Robbie Gould, all important Bears in crucial spots that play in different phases. What else do they have in common? They are all playing for a contract.

Groh looking to build upon recent success - Larry Mayer: New WRs coach Mike Groh hopes to have the same type of success in the NFL that he enjoyed at the collegiate level the past few years.

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Know thy enemy: Lions - Joe Fortenbaugh: The Lions have come under fire in the wake of Stafford’s contract extension, but the team made the correct move. Mike Garafalo: Stafford in last wave of cap-eating QBs. Kevin Seifert: Cap issues moving forward.

NFL Health & Safety - Tyler Dunne: HOF LB Dave Robinson believes the NFL needs to do something about the erosion of tackling.

Know thy enemies - PFF evaluates the Vikings' projected lineups, and those of Detroit & Green Bay.

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