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The Bears Den: July 24, 2013 - Offseason news and notes

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses how Bears coaches have done in their first year on the job, the likelihood of Brian Urlacher joining the Bears as a coach, [Oxford comma, Larry. Use it.] and getting autographs at training camp.

Bears training camp - Training camp schedule courtesy of Advice courtesy of Maggie Hendricks; the Shouser rejoices.

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Training camp

Bears training camp - Big changes hit the Bears with the force of a winter wind in Chicago. Now, it's time to see how all the moves play out; five things to know heading into the first practice on Friday.

Roster battles - Adam L. Jahns with four roster battles to keep an eye on during Trestman’s first camp and preseason.

Depth Chart Breakdown - Adam Hoge: With a mix of new and old, and a number of guys in contract years, there is no lack of motivation among the cornerbacks and safeties.

Rookie Long anxious to get to work - Kyle Long has heard the talk that he likely will start at right guard, but the first-round pick told Waddle & Silvy that he isn't buying in.

Steven Schweickert: What's the Plan for Kyle Long?

Training camp rankings - Mike Tanier ranks the 32 NFL teams not on quality or their Super Bowl chances, but on preseason amusement value: "...with Mike Tice gone we will get a rare look at what the O-linemen can do if they get two or more consecutive reps at the same position."


Team Report - Doug Farrar breaks down the state of the Bears and expectations for 2013.

Bears poised to surprise - Jon Greenberg with four predictions for a promising season under new coach Marc Trestman.

Naysayers could be wrong about the Bears - Dan Pompei: Expectations are low but there's reason for limited optimism at the dawn of training camp.

Tom Thayer Q&A - Brad Biggs: Longtime Chicago Bears radio analyst and former O-lineman gives his take on the team heading into training camp.

Rate your confidence level for Bears’ prospects in ’13 - Mark Potash: Few NFL teams have had the range of success and failure as the Bears the last two seasons. Take the test to see how you score on the optimist-pessimist ECD-LostInSTL continuum.

Bears preview: Offense - Moon Mullin: After 20 scores by 'D' & 'teams' over the past two seasons, the burden shifts to the offense to carry its own weight.

2013's most important Bears - Adam Hoge: The Bears QB is The Score's panel's unanimous selection as the most important player on the team.

Lester A. Wiltfong Jr's Top 10 Most Important Chicago Bears of 2013 NFC players on the spot - Bucky Brooks with one player on each NFC team facing major pressure to perform in 2013. His pick for the Bears is DJ Williams.

Webb's last chance? - Michael C. Wright: 2013 shapes up as a make-or-break season for J'Marcus Webb, who is entering the final year of his original rookie contract, which pays $575,000.

Player profile - Dan Durkin reviews Khaseem Greene’s game tapes to highlight what he's good at and what he needs to work on.

Steven Schweickert: What's the Plan for Khaseem Greene?

[Video] CSNChicago STL - Chris Conte joins SportsTalk Live to discuss the changes in the offseason and take a look ahead to the season.

Bears salary cap outlook - Brian McIntyre with a look at the Bears' salary cap situation for 2013 and 2014.

Know thy coaches - Larry Mayer: Suffering a broken neck while on the job with the Cowboys reaffirmed special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis’ priorities: faith, family and football.


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Know thy enemy: Vikings - Chip Scoggins: The Vikings are happy campers heading to Mankato as they arrive as a playoff team, not one that’s facing a painful rebuild.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Pete Dougherty: Packers expect first-rounder Datone Jones to add missing dimension on D-line. Gregg Rosenthal: Kaepernick says Packers' defense argued in playoffs.