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The Bears Den: January 31, 2014 - Chicago Bears news & notes

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses how many Bears players remain from the Super Bowl XLI team, Pro Bowlers Aaron Kromer has coached, and the likelihood of Tillman moving to safety.

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Jennings a bright spot on defense - Larry Mayer: Tim Jennings provided a bright spot in a bleak season for the defense, intercepting four passes and being voted to his second straight Pro Bowl.

Position outlook: Cornerback - Jeff Dickerson: The Bears' pass defense was by far the strength of the unit in 2013, but losing a player of Tillman’s caliber would hurt any team.

Tillman unsure if he'll return to Bears - Brad Biggs: For the second time in three years, Charles Tillman is a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. Will it be the final time he represents the Bears?

Tillman may not be back with Bears - Dan Wiederer: Charles Tillman guaranteed this week that we would retire as a Bear. But that doesn't mean he'll be back in 2014. [Audio]

Forte bullish on Bears' potential - (Tribune) Matt Forte enjoyed his best season in 2013 and sees even brighter days ahead for the offense under the direction of coach Marc Trestman.

Fitzgerald: Marshall-Jeffery duo ‘Best in the game’ - Larry Fitzgerald told The Mully and Hanley Show on Thursday that Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are the best receiving duo in the league. Includes [Audio].

2013 PFF All-NFC North Team - Eddie Lacy > Matt Forte. All hail Blake Constanzo!

Ex-Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: After surviving prostate cancer, former Bears DB Todd McMillon is determined to raise awareness about the disease and the importance of early detection.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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Brendan Ayanbadejo says players smoked marijuana before a Super Bowl - Former Ravens and Bears linebacker says teammates smoked marijuana ahead of one of his two Super Bowls. [Video] Ditka's reaction.

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