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The Bears Den: May 15, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

May 13, 2015: David Bass throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the game against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field.

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Draft, minicamps suggest what John Fox, Ryan Pace think of roster - Moon Mullin: The fact that the Bears went with players targeted because of their grades rather than simply their position – i.e., need – suggests that they don’t see the disaster-in-waiting that many outsiders do. Fox, Fangio optimistic about defense,

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Q&A with Adam Gase - Son of Hub: The Bears’ offensive scheme continues to evolve under Adam Gase as he gets a feel for his players’ strengths and how to maximize them.

Perseverance paid off for Langford - Larry Mayer: The adversity that Jeremy Langford overcame and the multiple positions he played before blossoming into a star running back at Michigan State should help him adapt to the NFL.

Which second-year NFLers are ready to make a jump? - Jason B. Hirschhorn: Between free agency and the draft, Chicago has augmented its secondary and put Kyle Fuller in better position to succeed in his sophomore campaign.

Bears hire Broncos exec as pro personnel director - Patrick Finley: The Bears have added former Broncos executive Anthony "Champ" Kelly as their director of pro personnel.

Alshon Jeffery supports Bulls in Game 6 - Blair Sheade: The receiver isn’t an avid personality on social media, but on Thursday, he let everyone know what he was doing.

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NFL Health & Safety - Jenny Vrentas: Cardiologist Betsy Nabel, the league's recently appointed health and medical adviser, on the future of sideline injury protocol, the health of players in retirement, and why she took the job in the first place

Behind the scenes at the NFL draft with an agent - Robert Klemko: The waiting, the worrying, the counseling, the celebrating. A behind-the-scenes look at an agent’s wildest ride: draft week.

Website documents how your favorite NFL team cheated - Jared Dubin: Accusations range from taping signals to performance enhancing drugs, and from tampering to salary cap shenanigans.  Bears slightly below average, are least cheaty team in NFCN.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Greg Gabriel includes two members of the Vikings' class among his draft steals who will contribute early.