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The Bears Den: June 09, 2014 - Chicago Bears OTAs news & notes

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Change is in the air for the Bears - Bob LeGere: Shea McClellin's conversion from DE to LB has received plenty of attention, but there are a lot more changes this year on a unit that was one of the NFL's worst last season.

Team Report - Dan Pompei: The Bears made some moves that made sense, blowing up an underachieving D-line, and others that confounded, like not adding enough QB depth or safety help.

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Allen should help Lamarr Houston rack up sacks this year - Adam L. Jahns: Jared Allen’s track record says that Houston could be looking at his best season yet when it comes to sacks.

Marquess Wilson has his eyes on No. 3 receiver spot - Rich Campbell: Wilson showing body control, strength, precise timing and sure hands - the qualities Bears seek from No. 3 receiver.

Team notes - Blake Schuster: Matt Forte brimming with optimism; Kyle Long experiencing first full offseason with Bears. Kevin Patra: ''No ceiling' on Bears' offense [with Video].

Fales works to find place in QB competition - Jeff (not Hub) Arnold: David Fales focused on himself to make sure he's in a position to remain a viable player in the competition.

Bears mailbag - Michael C. Wright's readers' Q&As. Why did the Bears sign Clausen, could they fire Mel Tucker during the season, and what chance Vereen starts in week 1?

The best (and worst) defensive front sevens - Mike Tanier: The Bears took drastic counter-measures in the offseason to ensure that they would break camp with seven defenders playing their proper positions.

ProFootballFocus - PFF breaks down QB play by depth of dropback and direction of pass.

Cutler, Trestman lead Bears locker room change - Peter King: Trestman and Cutler recently flew to New York to meet with the league’s new values-meister to exchange ideas about fostering a more ethical culture in the locker room.

Photos - The Tribune's gallery from the Bears Care Gala.  Martellus Bennett has... interesting... taste in trousers.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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Could Bears' failure to lure a Super Bowl be blessing in disguise? - James Neveau: After looking at the NFL's list of demands for the game, that could be a good thing. Nick Schwartz: 154-page list of demands for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

Developmental league has support, no launch plan - (AP) Not since NFL Europe disappeared in 2007 has there been an NFL-affiliated place where players could go to prove themselves worthy of a look by one of the league's 32 teams.