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

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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 ChicagoBears.com.

John Randle: Will Sutton needs to become 'a stalker' - Moon Mullin: "[Sutton] should start a book," Randle told CSNChicago.com 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 ChicagoBears.com - 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.

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Before Gary Barlow morphed into Chubby Gary Barlow.