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The Bears Den: July 15, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news and notes

The Bears were the only team to rank in the top 10 for both sack percentage and rushing average in 2013, according to Moon Mullin.

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Bears receivers strive to be the best - Larry Mayer: Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery will report to training camp next week looking to build on a record-breaking 2013 season, while Marquess Wilson seeks to earn the no.3 role.

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Training camp snapshot: Linebackers - Dan Wiederer: Development of Shea McClellin and Jon Bostic will be a priority for new position coach Reggie Herring.

Bears 2014 training camp preview: Defensive Ends - Not-Hub Arkush: The offseason saw major turnover at the position, with only David Bass and Cornelius Washington returning to compete and both may be long shots to make the 53.

Rookie watch - Michael C. Wright: Kyle Fuller's versatility might be his most impactful asset as a rookie, potentially affording the Bears a higher level of diversity in terms of play calls.

Training camp snapshot: Running backs - Rich Campbell: Bears boast a workhorse in Matt Forte; Ka'Deem Carey, Jordan Lynch will be worth watching in camp.

Rookie watch - James Neveau: The Bears are well-stocked at running back, but Jordan Lynch could potentially make the team as a special teams player out of training camp.

Roster analysis: O-line - Moon Mullin: The reconstruction of the O-line was arguably one of the most successful one-season makeovers in franchise annals. The Bears were the only team to rank in the top 10 for both sack percentage and rushing average.

Roster analysis: Quarterbacks - James Neveau: With Cutler’s health an ongoing question mark, the battle for the back-up QB job is an important one for the Bears. Jay Cutler's To-Do list.

[Video] - With a multitude of weapons at his disposal and another year of experience in the system, Jay Cutler makes a strong case to be drafted to your fantasy football team.

Ex-Bears doing good things - Not-Hub Paras: Two '85 Bears come to LITH to support ovarian cancer awareness.

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Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Packers aim to run 75 plays on offense per game in 2014, reducing chances for opposing defenses to adjust.

Know thy enemy: Lions - Dave Dye: Lions embrace Jim Caldwell's calm, collected approach to coaching.


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