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The Bears Den: June 27, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

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15 star players at career crossroads - Joel Corry: New coach Marc Trestman's West Coast offense is Cutler's fourth system in his five years in Chicago. If the Bears miss the playoffs for a third straight year under Cutler, they could look in another direction at QB after the season.

LESTER Wiltfong: How has Jay Cutler fared in the West Coast Offense?

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[Video] Inside Rookie Minicamp - Larry Mayer: The final segment of's five-part video series features first-year coach Marc Trestman and the last of three practices.

Chad Johnson works out with Marshall, Jeffery - Mark Strotman: Marshall and Jeffery are getting an early start on their preseason work, and Wednesday they sought out the advice of one of the all-time greats.

Football Outsiders - How did defenses fare against play-action? The Bears come in somewhat below average in that regard (damn, this table is fidgety and can't they reverse DVOA on defense to make it more intuitive?) were among the best, both against PA and overall.

Bears fans can participate in Q-and-A session - Larry Mayer will answer your questions on from noon-1 p.m. (CT) Thursday. If you're trolling him, post your Qs below in the comments.

Player profile - Maggie Hendricks with a look at a new Bear who has the tough task of replacing a legend: D.J. Williams. No, he's not the legend. This guy.


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Know thy enemy: Vikings - PFF: The Vikings' acquisition of former Packer Desmond Bishop could leave the team with its best set of LBs in years.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Kevin Seifert: Gary Horton looks ahead and lists Kyle Rudolph as the #2 TE overall behind Jimmy Graham in 2016.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Kevin Seifert: It's usually assumed that successful GMs only allow veteran players to leave when their careers are on the downturn, but that hasn't always been the case with Ted Thompson. Could GB trade Jermichael Finley to Patriots?

Mark Sanchez gives new meaning to butt-fumble in home dance video - The face of the Jets was, until this came out, Rex Ryan's wife's feet. Now it's the Sanchize's rear end. (Censored clip here if you really want to see it.)

Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.: Who is the Face of every franchise in the NFL?

All-time worst Chicago Bulls draft picks - For those of you who follow the Bulls, Bryan Crawford warms you up for the upcoming NBA draft.