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The Bears Den: June 16, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

The calm before the storm; the Bears' three-day mandatory veteran minicamp starts tomorrow and runs through until Thursday.

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Bears mailbag - Michael C. Wright's readers' Q&As on Shea McClellin's progress with the change of position, Jordan Lynch's chances of making the roster, and if the Bears could try Kelvin Jayden at FS.

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X&Os - Doug Farrar: The Buccaneers hope to become the new Bears, with rookie Mike Evans as the potential matchup to Alshon Jeffery; how did Marc Trestman get the most out of Jeffery in 2013?

Charles Tillman has the Bears, community covered - Chris Boden has, apparently, never heard of the final year of NFL contracts being inflated.

Matt Forte: Bears' goal is a Grant Park celebration - After watching a reported 2 million fans attend their Stanley Cup celebration in Grant Park last year, that has become the theme around the Bears locker room.

[Video] - Matt Forte reflects on the influence of his father Gene, a youth football coach.

Catch up on Bears news from the weekend in the Weekend Bears Den.

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[Video] Madden - Adam Rank stops by the EA Sports' booth at E3 to check out all the new "Madden NFL 15" features.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Chris Wesseling: With Minnesota getting Teddy Bridgewater ready to play, but Matt Cassel the starter "right now", what's to become of Christian Ponder?

Know thy enemy: Lions - Dan Pompei: The seemingly inevitable collapse may be coming this season in Detroit, but it may be more difficult to foresee because of the team's fresh faces and ideas.

Know thy enemies - Mike Tanier lists the Vikings' and Lions' among the five worst defensive backfields.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Greg Gabriel: Is the NFC North still Green Bay's to lose? The Bears have a totally revamped defense and just may take the division in 2014.