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The Bears Den: August 3, 2011

"..where 'it' happens."

Martz encouraged with line's progress | Larry Mayer: It typically takes some time for an offensive line to gel. But Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz is pleased with the progress the No. 1 unit has made early in camp.

Chicago Bears: Major Wright out to make name for himself - Vaughn McClure: After picking off a Jay Cutler pass at the end of Tuesday's practice, Major Wright did a flip into the end zone then pointed to the letters on the back of his jersey.

Chicago Bears: Knox, fellow receivers get stronger in offseason - Vaughn McClure: It's hard not to notice Johnny Knox's biceps bulging through his arm tattoos. He is far from the skinny little receiver who led the Bears in receiving yards last season with 960 on 51 catches.

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Bears coach Smith impressed with rookies at camp - Brad Biggs: The Bears have practiced for only four days and already coach Lovie Smith is singling out some of the rookies for their performances.

Bears not risking much by acquiring former top-10 picks - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: Over two days during an unprecedented free agency, the Bears landed three former top-10 picks with low-risk, high-reward contracts.

Chris Spencer in position to improve with Bears - Chicago Sun-Times Mark Potash: Chris Spencer isn’t going to try to be Olin Kreutz. He’s going to try to be better.

Bears’ Mike Martz not in tight spot with trade of Greg Olsen - Chicago Sun-Times Mark Potash: It wasn’t about Greg Olsen, Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said.

Chicago Bears: Mike Martz finally explains failed end around late in NFC title game - David Haugh: Not to pick at a scab after nearly seven months, but Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz never fully explained himself after the NFC championship game loss.

Bears center Spencer learning new job by fire - Brad Biggs: Maybe Chris Spencer will use the technique former Chicago Bears quarterback Chris Chandler used to practice when he switched teams and was forced to learn a new offense.

Has Martz learned from pass-heavy 'O' woes? | View From the Moon Mike Martz met the media for the first time since the Bears' NFC Championship game loss to the Packers. John Mullin says he seems to have learned from some of last season's significant miscalculations.

Mullin: Spencer not laughing at playbook | John "Moon" Mullin: Newly acquired Bears center Chris Spencer took a look at the Mike Martz playbook for the first time and knows there's a lot to learn.

One step from a Packers plan that worked - Mike Imrem: The Packers of the 1990s provided a model for the Bears' of this decade. Now all management here has to do is be as smart now as management was in Green Bay back then.

Chicago Bears video on Latest Bears video Video: Mullin joins CTL from camp.

Three Questions for Martz | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail t's been a long while since the Bears Offensive Coordinator has answered reporters' questions.

Ex-Bear DT Tommie Harris signs with Colts - Vaughn McClure: Back in April, after Tommie Harris was released by the Bears and during the early stages of the NFL lockout , the defensive tackle already had his next destination figured out.

Breaking down the Bears' moves | National Football Post Taking a glance at what Chicago did to reshape its roster.

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