No longer reliant, Bears just need reliability in return game - Not-Hub Arkush: With one of the league’s most dynamic offenses, relying on Devin Hester’s record-breaking production is no longer vital.
Roster analysis: Defensive end - Michael C. Wright: If the Bears once again decide to keep six DEs, there will be essentially six players fighting for three roster positions behind Allen, Houston and Young. [Washington over Bass? Interesting. - Den]
[Video] ESPN - Jeff Dickerson looks ahead to training camp position battles, and thinks Jon Bostic could contend for a starting spot.
[Video] - Doug Farrar and Chris Burke discuss if they would rather have Matthew Stafford or Jay Cutler start for their team.
Depth charts - PFF update their charts for the NFC North. A training camp battle for the center position awaits.
Fantasy Football - Dave Richard's Fantasy Football breakdown: The Bears focused on defense this offseason, leaving their offense pretty much as-is. Does it mean it won't be as good?
Sun-Times Bears section here.
X&Os - Our sister site BucsNation, ably assisted by Matt Bowen, takes a look at Lovie Smith's defense. Includes breakdown of the 2012 opening weekend game against a rookie Andrew Luck and the Colts.
NFL history - Elliot Harrison's list of the top plays of the 2000s includes two games whose outcomes were affected by poor long snapping. [And people wonder why Bears fans canonis(z)e Pat Mannelly. - Den]
Know thy enemy: Vikings - Mike Garafolo: Minnesota has a new head coach, but it might be a while before the Vikings can fix their lingering problems. Brian Urlacher is part of the FoxSports panel discussion in accompanying [Video].
Know thy enemy: Lions - PFF collates the QB breakdown for Matt Stafford.
Whoops - John Breech: Former Florida Gators TE Aaron Hernandez is Mr. July in 2014 calendar licensed by the school.