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The Bears Den: May 29, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

The Bears are taking a week off from OTAs. In the meantime, please enjoy this photo of Brandon Marshall.

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses the likelihood of Brian Urlacher being a first-ballot Hall of Famer, whether Lance Briggs will move to MLB, and Jon Bostic's role as a rookie.

Steve Ronkowski: Bears Playbook - Jon Bostic vs. the Mobile QB

Peter King's TMQB - Charles Woodson eager to justify Raiders' faith in him; mail.

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Julius Peppers named 54th best player in NFL - Larry Mayer: Since being selected by the Panthers with the second overall pick in the 2002 draft, Peppers has 111.5 sacks, second most in the league behind Jared Allen (117).

Bears v. Lions - Jeff Dickerson: Both teams desperately need to make the playoffs in 2013; have the Lions passed up the Bears in the offseason?

NFL's most indispensable offensive players - Adam Schein's list of non-QB players whom teams simply cannot live without has Brandon Marshall second only to AP.

T.J. Shouse: How confident are you in the Bears WRs?

Grading O-lines for 2013 - Dave Richard's piece is for Fantasy Football, but it's interesting to note that the three new projected starters all grade better than our returning incumbents.

Bears' 'inside-out' protection - Kevin Seifert: Gary Horton of Scouts Inc. on how the Bears' pass protection is likely to change in the new system.

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: Adam Podlesh and five of his teammates recently had their heads shaved to help raise money for six-year-old cancer patient Gavin Waterman.


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Know thy enemy: Vikings - Judd Zulgad: Vikings enter OTAs looking for answers on defense.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Rob Rang: Detroit may have gambled with their first two selections, but by addressing a significant concern with a relative sure thing in SEC-standout Larry Warford in the third round, the Lions may regain their roar in 2013.

Blood in the streets in the town of Chicago...