The Bears Den: June 09, 2014 - Chicago Bears OTAs news & notes

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Change is in the air for the Bears - Bob LeGere: Shea McClellin's conversion from DE to LB has received plenty of attention, but there are a lot more changes this year on a unit that was one of the NFL's worst last season.

Team Report - Dan Pompei: The Bears made some moves that made sense, blowing up an underachieving D-line, and others that confounded, like not adding enough QB depth or safety help.

Follow WCG on Twitter; like us on Facebook (& click on 'Subscribed to'). Bomb diggity. Check out David "OSS" Taylor's CheekyMonkeyArt prints and t-shirts. Den pic in hi-res.

----------
Bearsss

Allen should help Lamarr Houston rack up sacks this year - Adam L. Jahns: Jared Allen’s track record says that Houston could be looking at his best season yet when it comes to sacks.

Marquess Wilson has his eyes on No. 3 receiver spot - Rich Campbell: Wilson showing body control, strength, precise timing and sure hands - the qualities Bears seek from No. 3 receiver.

Team notes - Blake Schuster: Matt Forte brimming with optimism; Kyle Long experiencing first full offseason with Bears. Kevin Patra: ''No ceiling' on Bears' offense [with Video].

Fales works to find place in QB competition - Jeff (not Hub) Arnold: David Fales focused on himself to make sure he's in a position to remain a viable player in the competition.

Bears mailbag - Michael C. Wright's readers' Q&As. Why did the Bears sign Clausen, could they fire Mel Tucker during the season, and what chance Vereen starts in week 1?

The best (and worst) defensive front sevens - Mike Tanier: The Bears took drastic counter-measures in the offseason to ensure that they would break camp with seven defenders playing their proper positions.

ProFootballFocus - PFF breaks down QB play by depth of dropback and direction of pass.

Cutler, Trestman lead Bears locker room change - Peter King: Trestman and Cutler recently flew to New York to meet with the league’s new values-meister to exchange ideas about fostering a more ethical culture in the locker room.

Photos - The Tribune's gallery from the Bears Care Gala.  Martellus Bennett has... interesting... taste in trousers.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

----------
Polish sausage

Could Bears' failure to lure a Super Bowl be blessing in disguise? - James Neveau: After looking at the NFL's list of demands for the game, that could be a good thing. Nick Schwartz: 154-page list of demands for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

Developmental league has support, no launch plan - (AP) Not since NFL Europe disappeared in 2007 has there been an NFL-affiliated place where players could go to prove themselves worthy of a look by one of the league's 32 teams.

----------

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Windy City Gridiron

You must be a member of Windy City Gridiron to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Windy City Gridiron. You should read them.

Join Windy City Gridiron

You must be a member of Windy City Gridiron to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Windy City Gridiron. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker