The Bears Den: July 01, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

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A switch to running back is probably not on the cards for Jordan Mills.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses how many carries Ka'Deem Carey will get this season, the starting D-line, and a question sent in from a Bears Pro Bowler.

Draft analysis - Rob Rang: Top-to-bottom, there isn't a group of 2014 rookies I like better than the haul Phil Emery brought to Chicago, with Will Sutton's initial quickness potentially making him an immediate difference-maker.

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Adjustments to scheme helping Bostic - Larry Mayer: Thanks in part to some adjustments the Bears have made to their defensive scheme, linebacker Jon Bostic feels much more comfortable entering his second NFL season.

Roster analysis: Tight ends - Michael C. Wright: If the club’s roster headed into the 2013 regular-season finale against Green Bay is any indication, the Bears don't plan to keep many on the roster.

Team Report - Chris Burke takes a look at the biggest acquisition and loss for the Bears, assesses their draft, and considers the looming question regarding the safety position.

Team Report - The SportsXchange with a roundup of the Bears' latest offseason news as we shuffle towards training camp.

[Video] NFL Network - Jamie Dukes and Willie McGinest go over their best QB/WR duos in the NFL, and give Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall some love. John Breech: Hue Jackson does acid, says Andy Dalton & A.J. Green are the best.

NFL history - Chase Goodbread with the best and worst first-round NFL draft picks of the 2000s: When the Bears took David Terrell at No. 8, they had bigger things in mind than 14 starts in his first three seasons.

Ex-Bear news - Jeff Dickerson: Former Bears RB Adrian Peterson and his wife, Angela, recently received devastating news when the couple’s 6-year-old son A.J., the eldest of their four children, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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Know thy enemy: Lions - SportsXchange: Cornerback remains a sore spot, as it has been for a decade and it is the biggest concern despite worries at kicker, DE, and RT.

Know thy enemy: Packers - SportsXchange: Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are trolling for contract extensions, a situation made even more dramatic by the team's decision -- thus far -- not to re-sign Jermichael Finley.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - SportsXchange: Everson Griffen has the biggest shoes to fill as he transitions from a physically gifted athlete with unlimited potential to Jared Allen's replacement as starting RDE. Ben Goessling: Will be asked to set edge against the run more than Allen was.

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