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The Bears Den: June 11, 2014 - Chicago Bears OTAs news & notes

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Bostic already challenging for No. 1 MLB job - Moon Mullin: With Jon Bostic making a strong impression even in non-contact OTA sessions, Bears could conceivably have both McClellin and Bostic starting as three-down players sooner rather than later.

Hard Knocks - Will the Bears get the call for HBO's 'Hard Knocks' this summer? ... [Video] CSNChicago discussion - No shortage of storylines [KAPCON: 5]. Colin McGowan: NFL teams' interest in Hard Knocks is waning.

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Forte target: 12 years with Bears and a Payton-esque plan - Moon Mullin: The more the ball is spread around to the offense’s target-rich environment, the better the chances of Forte reaching his 12-year target.

Marquess Wilson looking to take next step - Patrick Finley: As a rookie, Wilson learned not to complain and how to block. The result is a new comfort level, both with coach Marc Trestman’s scheme and with himself.

Offseason notes - Adam Hoge with a glossary of gridiron vernacular for the upcoming season, and thoughts on Jimmy Clausen's signing and Kyle Long actually getting to participate in an offseason program.

Bears bond over bowling - Rich Campbell: Marc Trestman used one of the team's 10 OTA days for a bowling outing aimed at strengthening the interpersonal bonds he values highly.

Cutler prepping to last all 16 games - Michael C. Wright: Jay Cutler suffered the fewest sacks of his entire tenure with the Bears in 2013, but Trestman still wants the team to improve in the protection department.

ProFootballFocus - PFF breaks down QB play by quarter.  Jay Cutler = Tom Brady in Q4.

Ex-Bear news - Jenny Vrentas: Keith Van Horne is battling heart conditions and bouts of extreme dizziness. He blames team doctors for issuing excessive doses of painkillers and no warning about the risks. Here’s why he’s suing the NFL.

Fales offers support to ex-teammate - Larry Mayer: David Fales was blindsided by the news Tuesday that former San Jose State teammate David Quessenberry has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

[Video] - Trailer for Inside Rookie Minicamp, which debuts on Wednesday June 11th.

Bears Family Fest tickets on sale - Larry Mayer: Tickets to the 2014 Chicago Bears Family Fest, which features a practice and fireworks show Aug. 2 at Soldier Field, are now on sale.

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Know thy enemy: Lions - Reggie Bush says the Lions' new scheme is a perfect fit for Matthew Stafford. Can the QB emulate Drew Brees' success in a similar offense?

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Packers fortunate Sam Shields did not get away ... McCarthy, Rodgers like vibe from this team ... Observations from OTAs.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Brian Hall: Teddy Bridgewater has been working hard at learning Vikings' system, but at the same time understanding he is being viewed as the QB of the future, not necessarily the present.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Gregg Rosenthal: Can second-year CB Xavier Rhodes develop into a Pro Bowl player this season?

How does FIFA compare to the NFL in depravity? - Aaron Gordon: Using football's misdeeds as our unit of measure, we breakdown just how depraved soccer's international governing body really is.