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The Bears Den: June 26, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news & notes

What chance an Earl Bennett reunion with the Bears? Brad Biggs discusses in his Bears mailbag.

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Bears doing good things - Marin Cogin: Brandon Marshall is meeting the NFL's mental health crisis head-on.

[Video] - Larry Mayer: In the final segment of’s five-part series "Inside Rookie Minicamp," Marc Trestman and Mel Tucker are mic’d up for the last practice.

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Roster analysis - Not-Hub Fishbain with an updated look at the Bears' 2014 depth chart,

Roster analysis: Receivers - Michael C. Wright: Six players seem to be competing for two or three roster spots, and the ability to contribute on special teams will likely wind up being a major determining factor.

[Video] ESPN - Michael C. Wright discusses the Bears' uncertain situation at linebacker.

Bears mailbag - Brad Biggs fields readers' questions on Kyle Long, 'blue' players, Marquess Wilson, the chances of Earl Bennett re-signing with the Bears, and more.

Bears mailbag - Actually-Hub Arkush's readers' Q&A on Christian Jones' chances, Marquess Wilson's development, starting safeties and backup TEs, and more.

Gamblers high on Bears - "They were a good team last year, and their defense has gotten better," said a MGM Resorts book manager. "They're kind of like the team every year that's just on the verge. People expect them to keep going up the ladder. They're kind of the 'it' team."

Bears post win at Rookie Symposium - Larry Mayer: They have yet to play in an NFL game, but the eight prospects the Bears selected in last month’s draft teamed up to record an impressive victory this week.

NFL history -'s Chase Goodbread picks out a couple of candidates for the best and worst first-round NFL draft pick in each year of the 1990s. The Bears drafted one of the worst, and traded for another.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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[Audio] NFL history - How did the NFL become what it is today? The story of Joe Carr's vision; plus, what the very first NFL draft was like.

Ex-Bear news - David Steele: How one time illegal gun toter Terry 'Tank' Johnson became Roger Goodell's friend.

Power Rankings - FOX Sports rates the likability of every NFL franchise. Prepare to be trolled, hard.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Dan Pompei: If there is anyone who can prove that the running back position still can make a difference, it's Adrian Peterson, who feels a personal responsibility to bring back the back.


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