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The Bears Den: August 12, 2011

"...where we don't care what he said, he said."

Tillman picks off trio of passes in practice | chicagobears .com Larry Mayer: Charles Tillman had been fairly quiet during the first 10 days of training camp, but the veteran cornerback made his presence known in a big way Thursday.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk | Larry discusses Devin Hester's role on offense, how veteran running backs Marion Barber and Chester Taylor fit in the backfield and what Bears players do in terms of rookie hazing.

Urlacher still leading by example - Vaughn McClure: Expect Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher to take a more vocal role with the departure of Olin Kreutz.

Follow WCG on Twitter. It smells of...victory.

Grass at Soldier Field has been unreliable for a long time - Matt Bowen: Scouting the Bears: Bears need to switch to consistent surface to bolster their style of play on both sides of the ball.

'Hell, no!' Urlacher doesn't plan to retire soon | Entering his 12th season in the NFL, Brian Urlacher tells John Mullin he won't even consider retiring if the Bears win a Super Bowl in this exclusive interview. Plus, why is there no hatred for the Packers?

Pick-off moves: Bears QB's throw plenty of INT's | csn For the second straight day, Jay Cutler and Caleb Hanie couldn't stop throwing interceptions. One Bears newcomer continues to make an impression and a Bears coach lost his cool with the media.

Chicago Bears video on Latest Bears video WR coach Darryl Drake sounds off. Good fodder for a remix.

Safety Chris Harris embraces role of veteran leader in second tour of duty in Chicago - Brad Biggs: Veteran safety helping younger players, hopes to force more turnovers this season.

Bears, Matt Forte experiencing contract complications - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: This much we know: running back Matt Forte wants an extension, and the Bears want to give him one. That’s the easy part.

Stock falls for Bears WR Johnny Knox - Chicago Sun-Times Rick Morrissey: It turns out that, once the last flecks of spittle leave his lips, Darryl Drake can be a pretty calm guy.

Bears’ Matt Toeaina tackles swing role with relish - Chicago Sun-Times Mark Potash: Even newcomers on the Bears’ defensive line have more name-recognition than Matt Toeaina.

Bears’ defenders are holding the line - Bob LeGere: Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli is eager to get a look at some of the team's young linemen in Saturday night's preseason opener.

The Bears have strength in numbers along the D-line - ESPN Chicago Jon Greenberg: The Bears' defensive line guru has an abundance of talent to mold.

Roach embraces starter status - Bob LeGere: Nick Roach is the Bears' "other" linebacker, but he's earned a starting spot alongside Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs.

Rashied Davis: Soldier Field turf 'atrocious' - NFC North Blog - ESPN Kevin Seifert caught up Thursday with former Chicago Bears receiver/special-teams ace: The field through Rashied Davis eyes.

Greg Olsen denies he wanted trade - Bears former tight end disputes GM's version of events leading to departure.

Fellow Bears tune out Cutler scrutiny - NFL - Yahoo! Sports Jason Cole: The fallout of Jay Cutler's removal from the NFC title game is a dead issue to his teammates.

NFL Fantasy Football Is $erious Business | We Got This Covered Lester A. Wiltfong, Jr.: NFL fantasy football is serious business for those who love it. In fact, even celebrities spend hours obsessing over their picks' stats.

Bette Davis Eyes: