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The Weekend Bears Den: June 14, 2014 - Chicago Bears OTAs news & notes

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Brandon Marshall believes his best is yet to come - Dan Pompei: Wiser and more mature, 30-year-old Brandon Marshall isn't letting anything get in the way of his success on the football field.

Brandon Marshall: OTAs are boring - Bears receiver joined the McNeil & Spiegel Show, is aware that games are won with hard work in the offseason.  With [Audio].

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Selfless Brown waits his turn with Bears - Jeff (not Hub) Arnold: James Brown, who has shifted from guard to tackle, learned from his 2012 season that an injury could suddenly propel him into the starting lineup.

[Video] - Kevin (not Hub) Fishbain, Arthur (not Hub) Arkush, and Jeff (not Hub) Arnold discuss the backup QB competition for the Bears after this week's final open OTA at Halas Hall.

Bears mailbag - Brad Biggs answers questions about repositioning Kyle Long, depth risk, and the tight end situation.

Martz it, I'm going deep - PFF's breakdown of QB play by pass depth: Strong arms are always lauded when discussing the deep ball but, of the top-graded QBs, only Cutler has the "requisite" cannon for an arm.

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: The entire Bears’ rookie class joined youth football participants at a Bears Youth Football Camp session Friday at the Lincoln Park South Fields in Chicago. [Video]

Bears doing good things - Rich Campbell: Charles Tillman continuing community service in Chicago [Video] ... 'relieved' Bears not on Hard Knocks.

Trestman: 'Best father in my family is my wife' - Fred Mitchell: Bears head coach says he sees a correlation between a healthy family life and a successful team.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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X&Os - Matt Bowen's NFL 101 breaks down the basics of Cover 4,

Jack Bechta: The Agent's Journal - The five toughest challenges for rookies: Rookies may have the physical tools to make it but usually struggle in non-football areas.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: Release of Lions' top corner Chris Houston raises questions about how team handled the secondary in the draft. [On the bright side, it freed up salary cap space to sign their first-round draft pick... - Den]

Fan gets Lions Super Bowl tattoo - Michael Rothstein: Yes. The Detroit Lions. The team that has never played in a Super Bowl, has won one playoff game in the Super Bowl era and only has one winning season this century.