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The Bears Den: June 25, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

A former Bears Hall of Famer who knows a thing or two about the MLB position is in no doubt that Brian Urlacher will join him.

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How Chicago's offense flipped things around - Will Brinson: The Bears went from one of the worst offensive teams in the NFL to one of the best, basically overnight. How did it happen?

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses Adrian Wilson's role in the secondary, Patrick Mannelly's replacement as long-snapper, and the number of QBs who started for the Bears during Mannelly's career.

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Adrian Wilson the latest ingredient in Bears' safety recipe - Chris Boden: The Bears and the 34-year-old will find out in Bourbonnais whether he can come anywhere close to the stunning stats he piled up in Arizona. [Video] Highlights from

John Randle: Will Sutton needs to become 'a stalker' - Moon Mullin: "[Sutton] should start a book," Randle told recently. "You’re ‘profiling’ guys, ‘stalking’ them. I gotta know [an opponent’s] strengths and his weaknesses."

Scott 'fortunate' to land with Bears this offseason - Not-Hub Arkush: Only one Bears DE not named Jared Allen has recorded seven sacks in a single season, but chances are you wouldn't have known it to be Trevor Scott.

Roster analysis: Running backs - Michael C. Wright: It’s likely the Bears head into 2014 with Forte, Carey and Ford along with Fiammetta; best-case scenario for Lynch appears to be a spot on the practice squad.

Who is the face of the franchise for each NFCN team? - Who's next in line? For the Bears, Bucky Brooks picks out Lance Briggs and Jay Cutler.

[Videos] from - Robbie Gould on charity, Mannelly retirement ... Patrick Mannelly on retirement, golf ... Kevin Butler impressed with Gould.

Trestman reflects on CFL experience - Larry Mayer: Named CFL coach of the year in 2009, Marc Trestman says he wouldn't have been as prepared to be an NFL head coach without his experience in Canada. Doug Flutie: NFL becoming more like the CFL.

[Video] Is Brian Urlacher Hall of Fame worthy? - Mike Singletary: "Absolutely."

[Audio] Bears history - Mike Singletary talks about the peak and fall of the ’80s Bears, their rivalry with Dan Marino and the Dolphins and where ’85 Bears’ D ranks in NFL history. Plus, thoughts on his head coaching experiences with the 49ers.

NFL / Bears history - From MMQB's project identifying 95 artifacts that tell the story of the NFL: The worn-down, kicked-over stool that went everywhere NFL pioneer George Halas went in football.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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Jack Bechta: The Agent's Journal - How the NFL became a 12 month sport: The evolution of the year-round product.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Dan Pompei: It's a time of transition for the Vikings, who have a temporary home for the next two years and a shiny new QB prospect. Kevin PatraVikings high on DE Everson Griffen.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: QB instability ultimately doomed Leslie Frazier and Brad Childress. Zimmer should have the good sense to avoid the potholes his predecessors hit. Brian HallBridgewater surprising Vikings with deep throws.


Before Gary Barlow morphed into Chubby Gary Barlow.