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The Bears Den: June 10, 2014 - Chicago Bears OTAs news & notes

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Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry Mayer discusses the backup QB situation, how much playing time Ka'Deem Carey will receive, and the third receiver position.

Trestman ahead of the game - Michael C. Wright: Marc Trestman might be on track to show that a proper culture in the locker room could translate into victories on the football field.

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Is Forte NFL's most underrated back? - Larry Mayer: Former Broncos star Terrell Davis thinks that Matt Forte may be the most underrated RB in the NFL.

Trestman: Cutler bigger, stronger to improve durabilty - Rich Campbell: Jay Cutler has prioritized his durability with hopes of ending a four-season streak of missing at least one game.

Brandt: Vereen possible impact player - Larry Mayer: Gil Brandt thinks that Brock Vereen could be one of the rookies drafted in the fourth round or later who could emerge as an impact player.

Bears mailbag - Brad Biggs fields questions on the schedule, the free-agent market, Pat Mannelly's rehab and other, more minor matters.

Breakout players for every NFL team - Getting to play on the same unit as sack specialist Jared Allen can't hurt Shea McClellin's chances of salvaging a disappointing NFL career.

Willie Young, Lions broke on good terms - Michael Rothstein: Former Lion, who now lives by the Bears' practice facility, has spent his time trying to learn his second NFL playbook and hasn't yet been in downtown Chicago much.

Photos - Coaches, players and front-office personnel lent their support for the Bears Care Gala to raise critically needed funds for innovative research and treatment programs in Chicago. [Apparently that was Martellus Bennett's wife Siggi in yesterday's photos.]

Ex-Bear news - Moon Mullin: Seahawks chatting with former Bear Richard Dent to work with D-linemen as a pass-rush consultant.

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Around the NFL - Pete Prisco: Exposing 2013 myths, ferreting out some for 2014.

Know thy enemies - Bucky Brooks projects best- and worst-case scenarios for some big-name rookies, including the Vikings' Anthony Barr and Teddy Bridgewater, and the Lions' Eric Ebron.


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