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The Bears Den: June 03, 2014 - Chicago Bears OTAs news & notes

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Roster news - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Monday signed undrafted rookie free agent CB Al Louis-Jean.

How good is the Bears' offense, really? - Moon Mullin: The Bears were the only team to have quarterbacking, a running back, WRs, a TE and O-line play ranking in the top 10.

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Jeffery: Bears have 'two best receivers' in NFL - Michael C. Wright: Normally quiet, Alshon Jeffery apparently has gained a little more confidence and swagger from Brandon Marshall's mentorship.

Ranking best and worst O-lines in the NFL - Mike Tanier: No O-line in the NFL improved more than the Bears line last season, with the emergences of two rookie starters, though they were a pretty terrible short-yardage team.

Brandt sees Bears making 'sizable leap' - Larry Mayer: Of the six NFL teams that finished with 8-8 records last season, NFL media senior analyst Gil Brandt predicts that the Bears will show the most improvement in 2014, winning 10 games.

Bears to make the playoffs! - Nate Davis with record projections for all 32 NFL teams in 2014.

ProFootballFocus - PFF takes a closer look at QB performances by downs and by downs and distance.

Jermon Bushrod on paintballing, fashion and more - Jermon Bushrod joined CSNChicago to talk about the Bears' bonding trip in March, fashion, and his charity event [with Video].

[Video] Inside the Bears - Behind the scenes as Anthony Adams crashes the annual photo day at Halas Hall, takes a selfie with Jay Cutler, and pranks Jordan Mills. [Also, Cutler spills on the secrets of his hair.]

Photos - In the wake of the Blackhawks' elimination from the playoffs, the Tribune present a gallery of the most painful losses in Chicago sports history.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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Ditka - Michael Rothstein: Matthew Stafford happy to see Mike Ditka at golf tourney. [Even wears hat the right way around. - Den]

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Ex-Bear news - Dan Wiederer: Are Cowboys considering Urlacher as MLB option?  Brandon George: Not interested in signing him right nowMoon Mullin: 'There’s nothing there,' per source ... [Video] CSNChicago discussion [KAPCON: 5].

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Vikings among teams with new coaching staffs affected by NFL's offseason rules, limiting time to get rookies up to speed before training camp.

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