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The Bears Den: June 19, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

Blake Costanzo needed ball security drills more than most.

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USA TODAY Sports Divisional challengers - Elliot Harrison runs through the NFL to find potential challengers to last season's eight division champions, and lists the Bears for the NFC North.

Inside the NFL - Andrew Brandt: Jay-Z the agent already a threat; London is calling; more mail.

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NFCN Blog - Kevin Seifert with up-to-date salary-cap reports for each NFC North team; the Bears have least space with slightly over $1.6M for emergencies.

T.J. Shouse: Bears maximize cap space better than most

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: Matt Forte, Tim Jennings and former receiver Johnny Knox recently traveled half a world away to visit U.S. troops (Den: and, apparently, Bears fan Psy).

Player profile - Maggie Hendricks with everything you need to know about new TE Martellus Bennett. Hendricks links to WCG articles every now and then; Den > Bites.

Mike Tice on coping with life away from NFL - As well as the Tribune, former Bears coach spoke with Bob Sansevere about how he's keeping busy and his desire to return to coaching.

The NFL all-third string team - Mike Tanier includes a certain sexy former Bears QB who likes to go deep.....


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[Video] X & Os - Vince Lombardi teaches how to run the power sweep. Josh Katzowitz demonstrates that he's Hendricksesque at padding out an article.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Two current marquee players on the Lions made the final cut of's most overrated and underrated players in franchise history.

Lester: Most overrated / underrated Bears ever

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Kevin Seifert: Erin Henderson adamant that he'll be manning the mike position this season, but coach Leslie Frazier stopped short of committing to him at the position; Bishop release unrelated to cap. Judd Zulgad: Vikings' moves mean far more than their message.

The 16 worst coaches In modern NFL history - No Bears head coaches make the list, but beloved former Bears DC Buddy Ryan did.

[Video] - A sneak peak[sic, sigh] of Madden 25 from the E3 Expo in Los Angeles.

More mullets in this music video than there were in the whole of Crocodile Dundee.