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The Weekend Bears Den: May 24, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

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Ka'Deem Carey and Jordan Lynch at rookie minicamp.

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Team Report - Adam Hoge ranks the Bears' offseason moves, answers reader mail, takes a look at the 2-technique, and more.

Marshall has mission in mental health outreach - Jarrett Bell: Brandon Marshall is defining himself as more than a football player with his dedication to a cause.

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Emery ecstatic about Marshall's deal - Larry Mayer: Calling Brandon Marshall "a special player and teammate," Phil Emery expressed his excitement about signing the Pro Bowl receiver to a three-year extension.

Marshall's trust in Trestman beginning to skyrocket - Dan Wiederer: When did Marshall begin warming to a head coach who preaches ongoing messages to his players about developing horizontal leadership and  culture of serving others?

Marshall's contract details - Brad Biggs: If the Bears reach the Super Bowl once in the next three seasons, Brandon Marshall’s new contract can max out at $40 million.

[Audio] - Brandon Marshall dishes on the lawsuit former players have filed against the NFL, the significance of his trade to Chicago, why he wants to surpass Cris Carter's numbers and more.

[Video] View from the enemy - Reggie Bush knows Chicago's revamped defense will be a new challenge when the Bears and Lions get together this season.

[Video] - Lamarr Houston can't wait to get started with Bears.

The most surprising cuts in recent NFL history - One current and one former Bear make the list, but Alex Gelhar apparently doesn't know the difference between being cut and a contract expiring.

Ranking potential choices for Hard Knocks - Charles Tillman and Brandon Marshall are two of the league’s more compelling characters — well-spoken and insightful on issues that go way beyond football.

NFL players treated like 'livestock,' says former Bear great - Fred Mitchell: Richard Dent long has been a proponent of having the NFL provide lifetime health insurance for all of its players, and currently sees a system that exploits its players.

Rookie Bears meet sailors at naval station - Mike Martinez: Bears' Rookie Rally designed to help rookies acclimate to the Chicago area and potential off-field demands.

Photos - Ka'Deem Carey gallery from the Tribune.

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[Video] - CSNChicago panel discuss Ditka's stance: Long-term effects, but nobody forced to take painkillers.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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X&Os - Matt Bowen's NFL 101 series continues with a look at the zone-running game.

Ex-Bear news - Scott Krinch: Cowboys don't want Kyle Orton to retire.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: Exuberant Lions setting up for an aggressive defense.

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