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The Bears Den: July 18, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

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Bears preview - Michael C. Wright: The Bears training camp schedule provides a glimpse of the changes afoot under the direction of new coach Marc Trestman.

Money matters - Chris Boden: Phil Emery should have himself a hungry group of veterans looking for their paydays, which could create a big headache for him, or make his decisions a little easier come January. Kevin Seifert: No 2014 salary-cap spike.

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Bears position preview: Cornerbacks - Brad Biggs: After the stellar seasons of Tillman and Jennings, standing pat at CB figures to be a sound move even if age starts to be a negative factor.

Tillman is in win-now mode - Fred Mitchell: Charles Tillman is in the last year of his contract and he realizes this might be his last opportunity to win a title. ‘Jealous’ of what the Blackhawks did.

Tillman is a Bear to the bone - Adam L. Jahns: Charles Tillman might just be the Bears’ best CB of all time. And he would like to retire a Bear, whenever that comes.

Sam Householder: Tillman is one of the best CBs in the NFL
Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.: Could 2013 be Tillman's last year in Chicago?

Bears preview - Greg Gabriel: The club begins a new era under head coach Marc Trestman, and the key to the Bears season will be how Cutler and the rest of the offense adapt to Trestman’s offense.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Camp won't be a vacation for the Bears.

Depth chart breakdown - Adam Hoge: The Bears' starting D-line has the potential to be one the best in the league, but depth could be an issue. That’s a scary though when the Cover-2 base relies so heavily on an effective pass rush.

Steven Schweickert: The D-Line must drive the Defense

Bears position preview - Moon Mullin rambles at some length about "replacing" Urlacher.

2013's most important Bears - The Score's panel have Brandon Marshall at #6: Will the Bears be better if his numbers actually go down? Hopes Martellus Bennett opens pass game.

Lester A. Wiltfong Jr's 10 Most Important Bears of 2013 - #6 Lance Briggs

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Does Cutler deserve a long-term contract with the Bears? According to some of the panel, it's really easy to learn a new playbook.

Know thy coaches - Larry Mayer: Mike Phair enters his third season as Bears DL coach, looking to generate similar results from a talented group that includes Pro Bowlers Julius Peppers and Henry Melton.

Ex-Bear news - Recently retired DT Anthony Adams will host "Inside the Bears", a new weekly half-hour show, starting this September. The year round magazine-style show will focus on off-the-field fun and entertainment.


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NFL Health & Safety - Tom Pelissero: NFL players' medical records about to go online, with doctors able to view a player's file the moment he's injured; information will also move between clubs as players switch teams.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: CB Chris Cook has the size to handle dynamic receivers like Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall, and now Antoine Winfield is gone the Vikings will be counting on him to take on the tough matchups.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Carlos Monarrez: Detroit parts with Jahvid Best, whose career appears over after rash of concussions. Kevin Seifert: Would a player with Best's medical history even be drafted in 2013?

Know thy enemies - With the AFC in possession of the Lombardi, Sam Farmer takes a look at the big questions for the NFC teams. Is the Bears' offense ready to pull its weight?