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The Bears Den: July 16, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news and notes

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Roster analysis: Tight Ends - Larry Mayer: Equally adept as a pass receiver and blocker, Martellus Bennett returns for his second season with the Bears as an integral part of their explosive offense.

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Roster analysis: Running Backs - Moon Mullin: Who is the No. 2 to Matt Forte, and who among Draughn, Lynch and Perry can do enough on special teams to warrant a roster spot?

Training camp preview: Defensive Tackles - Not-Hub Fishbain: Most of the focus in Bourbonnais will be on draft picks Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton, while Nate Collins may be on the roster bubble if the two develop quickly.

Rookie watch - Michael C. Wright: Ego Ferguson was selected to shore up the interior run defense because "nobody could run the ball against him inside at all," according to Phil Emery.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Is it Super Bowl or bust for the Bears?

[Video] - Tom Pelissero breaks down the NFC North: The route to the division goes through the Bears and the Packers.

[Video] - A few reasons for you to draft Matt Forte to your Fantasy team.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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The one that got away - Robert Klemko: As recently as two seasons ago, teams were trying to lure Jeff Samardzija back onto the gridiron. Now that the former Notre Dame WR has found stardom on the baseball field, NFL teams — and Samardzija — are left to wonder "What if?"

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ryan Wilson: Ron Jaworski says Matt Cassel isn't a good fit in Norv Turner's offense because it's reliant on play-action passes, something Cassel doesn't do well, and ranks him as the NFL's worst starting QB.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Mike Tanier: Packers have NFL's best QB situation. David Steele: ...and made one of the 10 worst offseason free agency moves in guaranteeing Julius Peppers $7.5M.


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