The Bears Den: June 24, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

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Roster news - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Monday signed five-time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson and TE Jeron Mastrud to one-year contracts.

[Video] ChicagoBears.com - The fourth of ChicagoBears.com’s five-part series "Inside Rookie Minicamp" features Jordan Lynch’s transition from college QB to NFL RB.

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Cornelius Washington arrested in Georgia - Not-Hub Fishbain: Second-year DE has already taken care of citations for speeding and driving with a suspended license, and will not have to report to his court date.

Roster news - Bob LeGere: At 34, and with the wear and tear of 12 seasons with the Cardinals, it remains to be seen when, or if, Adrian Wilson can regain his Pro Bowl form. Dan Wiederer: Low-risk roll of the dice.

[Video] - Jeff Dickerson: Adrian Wilson brings starting experience to an unsettled safety group.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - How will Adrian Wilson fit into camp competition?

Mundy moves into starting safety role - Not-Hub Atkins: In training camp, he’ll finally show the team what he’d promised he’d bring with him from his days in Pittsburgh and New York. In a few weeks, Ryan Mundy will hit people.

Roster analysis: Quarterbacks - Michael C. Wright with a piece he filed before leaving to go on holiday. The ESPN NFCN blog editors don't edit it in light of a subsequent roster move which he predicts in the article. Let's blame Michael C. Wright; this wouldn't have happened if he'd been a fan of the Bears.

Minicamp review for all 32 teams - Alex Marvez: Bears intent on improving a D-line that only managed 31 sacks in 2013; do they have answers at MLB and the safety positions?

Gould prepared for NFL preseason experiment - Fred Mitchell: PATs will be snapped from the 20-yard line during the first two weeks of the preseason as an experiment, essentially becoming 38-yard tries. Blake Schuster: "You're not going to fill (Mannelly's) shoes."

ProFootballFocus - PFF's breakdown of 2013 QB play on screens, by whom they're throwing to, the defensive scheme they're facing, and their tendencies.

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: Robbie Gould hosted a celebrity golf tournament Monday at Conway Farms Golf Club to raise money for his foundation, The Goulden Touch. [Video] ChicagoBears.com ... [Video] More of the Awesome Mullet ... [Photos] from the Tribune.

[Video] ChicagoBears.com - In support of U.S. Soccer, Robbie Gould kicked a few under the crossbar.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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The evolution of scouting - Greg Gabriel's reflections on the profession, as a scout of three decades.

How "Intelligent" are PFF grades? - To assess the usefulness of a statistical tool, you have to validate it against known, existing measures. James Keane does just that. [Tip o' the hat to Lester.]

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Kevin Patra: One of the keys to the Vikings' offensive success in 2014 will be the maturation of sophomore WR Cordarrelle Patterson. Ben Goessling: Jennings continues to work with Patterson.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Dan Pompei: Aaron Rodgers spent three years as Brett Favre's backup before developing into one of the league's best. Now, the advantages of waiting are still being realized.

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