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The Bears Den: June 17, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

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Big changes in 2014 unavoidable for Bears - Brad Biggs: Aging roster, big money decisions and expiring contracts mean GM will have a lot of flexibility as he remakes the Bears. Moon Mullin: Is Hester on the roster bubble?

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses whether the O-line will protect Jay Cutler, if the Bears will sign JaMarcus Russell and how Sedrick Ellis will be used.

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James Anderson comes with a teacher feature for Bears rookies - Adam L. Jahns: Luke Kuechly predicts Anderson will become a great resource for Bostic and Greene, as he was for Kuechly at this time last year; rookie duo already talk about him like a favorite teacher.

[Video] Inside Rookie Minicamp - launched a five-part video series Friday that takes a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the Bears’ rookie minicamp.

Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag - Q&A about Cutler's learning curve, Trestman's game-day coaching and Marshall's shifting target.

NFCN Blog - Matt Williamson examines the major question facing each team in the NFC North as summer break looms. For the Bears, it's still the O-line.

Sam Householder: How confident are you in the Bears' interior OL?

Four Downs - Will Kyle Long be an impact player? Jeff Dickerson & Michael C. Wright pitch in with their thoughts.

Matt Bowen: Scouting the Bears - Reality of offseason hype is closer to hope: When the Bears put on the pads in training camp there will be a clearer indication of what this team can accomplish offensively.

Bears roster review: Defense - Dan Durkin takes a look at the Bears' defensive roster by position group.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Was Cutler's praise of Trestman a jab at Lovie, or was there an imbalance between offense and defense under the former HC? Moon Mullin: Franchise will turn on Cutler-Trestman 'trust' factor.

Steven Schweickert: Cutler must trust in Trestman

Roster notes - With the Bears going on break before training camp opens in late July, Adam L. Jahns has some topics to consider over the next few weeks.

Briggs on Urlacher - Lance Briggs, who becomes the face of the defense now that Brian Urlacher has retired, talked about moving on without #54. [Video]

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: Bears rookies joined youth football players at a Chicago Bears youth football camp session Friday at the Lincoln Park South Fields in Chicago.

Red Grange's 1925 college yearbook - Josh Katzowitz: To celebrate the 110th anniversary of Red Grange's birth, the Pro Football Hall of Fame released Grange's recently acquired 1925 college yearbook.

The WCGer formerly known as GallopingGhost: The Greatest Bears by Number (75-79)

NFL, Bears to enhance safety, improve stadium access - To provide a safer environment for the public and expedite fan entry into Soldier Field, the Bears joined the NFL in announcing a new policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium.



Four downs with Ditka - Ditka on Cutler, Tebow, ditching Carimi and Rodriguez, and Tiger Woods.


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NFP Sunday Blitz - Dan Pompei: Monte Kiffin shares the secrets of a coaching tree; best father-son coaching combos and a whirl around the league.

NFP Agent's Journal - Jack Bechta shares his thoughts on some happenings from around the league.

Rookie starters by position group - Pat Kirwan: It's tough to break into the starting lineups a year after the draft, and the reality is that just under 27 percent of the 2012 draft class will be starters by their second season.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Dave Birkett: Ryan Broyles, who was a full participant in all three days of minicamp this week, could provide a huge lift for a Lions offense that barely addressed WR this off-season.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Larry Mayersson Mike Wobschall with a look at 8 standout players as OTAs conclude. Ponder? O RLY?

Let's take a trip to the land down under. Bonus points for anyone getting the Tanelorn reference without googling it.