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The Bears Den: July 09, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news and notes

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Brandon Marshall: 'This is the new me' - Michael C. Wright with the second part of an interview with the Bears WR for ESPN The Magazine’s Comeback Issue.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses whether Eben Britton will push for a starting position on the O-line, the biggest concern heading into training camp, and the key to Jordan Lynch earning a roster spot.

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Should Bears be worried about depth on offense? - Chris Boden: The Bears have quality starters at every key position, but what happens if the injury bug strikes?

Training camp preview: Running Backs - Not-Hub Arkush: Matt Forte was the offense's tone setter and arguably most valuable player, but the Bears would love a backup to prove he’s capable of lightening Forte's load.

Best pass-catchers in the NFL - Bucky Brooks: Alshon Jeffery enjoyed a breakout 2013 campaign for the Bears, making acrobatic catches look frighteningly routine.

Four players who must prove 2013 was no fluke - Maggie Hendricks: Alshon Jeffery among players who had breakout seasons last year, but consistency can be the most difficult thing to achieve in the NFL.

Cutler has 6th-best preseason odds to win MVP award - (CBS) The Bears offense was elite and sometimes remarkable last season, and it appears outsiders have taken notice of the man in charge of it.

[Audio] - Doug Farrar and Chris Burke break down the rosters in the NFC North and discuss which one has the most pure talent on it.

Bears history - Michael C. Wright with the second of three plays nominated as the most memorable in Bears franchise history: Fridge's TD in SB20.

History of the NFL in 95 Objects - Red Grange’s Barnstorming Tour ... The Super Bowl Shuffle.

Will the NFL Draft return to Chicago in 2015? - Real possibility the seven-round spectacle could be heading back to Chicago, which is being considered along with Los Angeles as "Big Apple" alternatives.

Sun-Times Bears section here.

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NFL Rookie Symposium - Robert Klemko: The rookies took two field trips and were hit with some blunt advice from Hall of Famers during Days 3 and 4 at the annual Rookie Symposium.

Jack Bechta: The Agent's Journal - Bechta encourages his clients to travel far, read a lot, and develop cerebral hobbies and interests. [Yeah, good luck with that.]

FXFL hopes to become NFL's developmental league - Peter Bukowski: The FXFL launches this year as a place for young players to develop their skills playing professional football in the states.

Know thy enemies - ESPN NFCN reporters with the second of the most memorable plays in franchise history: Favre-Rison TD pass in SB31 ... Megatron's triple-coverage TD catch against the Cowboys ... Vikings go 80 yards in 14 seconds with no timeouts left to beat Browns in the Miracle at the Met.

Know thy enemies - Gregg Rosenthal with Around The League's writers' top-10 players list, which includes a Packer, a Lion, a Viking... but no Bear. Adam Schein concurs.  [On your marks... get set... caterwaul.]

Know thy enemy: Packers - Mike Vandermause and Weston Hodkiewicz with a team report: Mike McCarthy thinks Aaron Rodgers primed for big things after injury-marred 2013.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Tom Pelissero: Could Kyle Rudolph break out under new OC Norv Turner? Ben Goessling: Slims down before big year.

Whut Dumbass - Will Brinson: Fugitive arrested after giving newspaper opinion on Washington NFL team name.


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