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The Bears Den: May 11, 2015 - Rookie minicamp Chicago Bears news & notes

Kevin White and the other Bears rookies will get their first experience of working alongside NFL veterans today, as they join returning teammates at Halas Hall.

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Rookies finish a whirlwind weekend - Larry Mayer: John Fox was pleased with what he saw both on and off the field during the Bears' rookie minicamp, which concluded Sunday with an hour-long practice inside the Walter Payton Center.

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[Video] - John Fox addresses the media Sunday as the Bears wrap up the final day of rookie minicamp.

Bears feel fortunate to have signed Carden - Jeff Dickerson: The Bears believed East Carolina QB Shane Carden was a draftable player based on their evaluations.

Role reversal awaits Hroniss Grasu on line with Kyle Long - Dan Wiederer: Both players are eager to channel their tight friendship from the season they spent as teammates at Oregon and turn it into productivity on the Bears' O-line.

[Video] - Moon Mullin: Kevin White impresses during first Bears practice; Bears finish off first look at 2015 rookies.

Team notes - Not-Hub Fishbain: The Bears concluded their three-day rookie minicamp on Sunday and the rookies under contract will join their veteran teammates in Phase Two of their offseason training program this week.

Team notes - Patrick Finley: Bears in no rush on whether to move Kyle Long to tackle; Tim Jennings could be fit both inside and out; ball security top trait in kick returners.

[Video] - Special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers discusses the importance of special teams with the media following the final rookie minicamp practice.

Bears assistants look to change Halas Hall culture - Patrick Finley: In their first interviews Sunday since being hired, the Bears’ position coaches detailed their plans — in attitude more than on-the-field specifics.

John Fox: Nothing new on Martellus Bennett - Jeff Dickerson: With phase two of the voluntary offseason program in full swing, the status of Martellus Bennett remains unresolved.

Bears give McDonald a fresh start - Bob LeGere: Ray McDonald's one-year deal means there is little risk for the Bears if he doesn't take measures to eliminate off-the-field problems. But the team also got input from Vic Fangio.

Ryan Pace looking to fill another spot in front office - Brad Biggs: Dwayne Joseph, the associate director of pro personnel the past two years, was offered the position of director of pro personnel but chose to explore opportunities elsewhere.

Kevin White's mom has special message for her son - Blair Sheade: Kevin White was showing his parents a good time in Chicago for Mother's Day.

Kyle Long defends himself as a Chicago fan - Blair Sheade: When asked if he was hopping on the Bulls’ bandwagon, Kyle Long's response: "Were you drafted by two Chicago teams? Nah? Can it."

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Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein with five thoughts wrapping up the three days of Lions rookie minicamp.