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The Bears Den: June 8, 2011

"where we'll take care of that thing for ya'."

Dungy spends day with Bears coaches | Larry Mayer: With no players to work with due to the ongoing lockout, Lovie Smith invited his mentor to Halas Hall to share his expertise with the Bears coaching staff.

Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag - Which Bears players will have a breakout season? How high is Johnny Knox's ceiling? The Tribune's Bears columnist answers these questions and more in his weekly mailbag.

McCaskeys don’t pack much punch - Mike Imrem: Two recent developments indicate how small-thinking Bears' ownership is and how that impacts Chicago's image as a football hotbed.

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Burress to Bears? At right price, could make sense | View From the Moon Wide receiver Plaxico Burress was released from jail on Monday, so what team will pick him up? How about the Bears? John Mullin examines the possibility in his latest View from the Moon blog entry.

Bears Mailbag: Is Plaxico a good fit? - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Michael C. Wright: We'll try to use this mailbag to impart a little logic into whether Burress makes for an ideal fit to the Bears offense.

MJD Signals It's Time to Move on from Cutler's Knee | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: Maurice Jones-Drew interview says it's time to move on.

3 people familiar with meeting confirm NFL, players hold secret talks again Tuesday - NEW YORK (AP): The NFL and its players held talks Tuesday in New York, seeking a resolution to the labor impasse.

Rex Grossman still playing it cool - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post Dan Steinberg: It’s been at least two or three days since we’ve heard from one of the Redskins potential 2011 quarterbacks. That’s two or three days too long.

Detroit Lions rookie Mikel Leshoure hopes to pick up playbook 'piece by piece' during lockout | Tom Kowalski: Leshoure is going to add power to the Lions' running attack.

Pros/cons of a lost or shortened NFL season - NFL - Yahoo! Sports Jason Cole: While the lockout threatens to rob fans of the '11 campaign, there are actually some positives to the situation.

Rivers on lockout: 'I'm about to reach my limit' - NFL - Football Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers does his job -- what little of it he can. Mike Freeman says the workouts are one thing, but not knowing if there will be an NFL season genuinely has the star signal-caller worried.

What do Scouting Departments do in June and July? | National Football Post Greg Gabriel: Many people believe June and July are down months for NFL scouts. That’s far from the truth.

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