The Bears Den: May 26, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

Brian Kersey

Ego Ferguson, drafted to stop teams running on the Bears.

Judge Ka'Deem Carey on the numbers, not the number - Dan Wiederer: Though 4th-round pick ran slow 40 at combine, the Bears prefer his 3,814 rushing yards, 5.8 yards per carry and 44 total TDs. Tribune photogallery.

CBA forcing Bears to go outside for strength/conditioning help - Moon Mullin: CBA has limited what teams can do, effectively forcing players like Shea McClellin to look outside for the work they need.

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Bears' receiving corps will have high ceiling - Brad Biggs: Everything in place for Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery to lead group with plenty of upside.

Bears roster projection - Chris Boden: Every roster has its locks, but the OTAs that begin this week are opportunities for veteran reserves and rookies to begin making their cases for the decision-makers.

If not Palmer, who[m - Den] should Bears have gotten for backup QB? - Moon Mullin: Because Palmer has thrown just 15 passes in his NFL career, and none since 2010, the doubters have had the floor.

Bears mailbag - Michael C. Wright's readers' Q&A on how the defense will fare, the safeties, Cornelius Washington, and Brian de la Puente's chances of beating out Roberto Garza.

Nine players who who must deliver - Adam Schein: This Chicago team is ready for prime time. Cutler has to prove he can lead, dominate and get the Bears to the promised land.

Second year spotlight - Greg Gabriel with a look at second-year players in the NFC North who are poised to break out.

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: Jermon Bushrod will return home to host the fourth annual Visualize & Rize Charity Golf Tournament and Football Camp June 13-14 in King George, Va., with two of his O-line colleagues expected to join him.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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Is the NFL better off with the rookie wage scale? - Lorenzo Reyes: Rookies are no longer awarded some of the most lucrative contracts in the NFL. Is the league better off?

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