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The Bears Den: May 20, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

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Bears mailbag - Is-Hub Arkush on the QB position, and whether all the TEs on the roster means anything for Martellus Bennett's future with the team.

Roster analysis: Tight end - Jeff Dickerson: Until Martellus Bennett's contract dispute is resolved, the Bears have to feel somewhat uneasy about the position.

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McPhee is one of NFL's rising stars - Larry Mayer: Former NFL safety Matt Bowen has selected Pernell McPhee as one of the league’s “rising stars” heading into the 2015 season.

Bass urges rookies to earn degrees - Larry Mayer: David Bass recently spoke at a continuing education seminar for Bears rookies, sharing his story about returning to Missouri Western State this spring to finish his degree.

Bears unveil Soldier Field enhancements - Jeff Dickerson:Seven new digital video screens inside the stadium will be unveiled this summer, including two high definition video boards in the end zones.   Phil ThompsonAlso, bar for season-ticket holders called The Bears Den. [!!! - Den]

[Video] Inside the Bears - Anthony Adams crashes photo day, again, as players pose for the cameras at the team's annual photo day at Halas Hall.

Former Bears doing good things - Moon Mullin: Jerry Azumah and Charles Tillman are joining forces with Jarrett Payton for the first-ever “Monsters of the 5K/10K” run/walk on June 18.

[Video] - Staley Da Bear starts field days at Westwood Elementary School in Woodstock [Photos].

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What do scouts do during the summer months? - Greg Gabriel: While they aren’t on the road, there is plenty of work to be done. The cycle for the 2016 draft has begun.

NFL owners vote to change extra point rule - Alex Marvez: The spring owners meetings enact a change to the post-touchdown play, but will it affect some teams[sic] strategies?  Kenneth ArthurSavvy coaches will love the PAT rule change.

Over 220k people attended 2015 draft in Chicago - There's been no announcement yet of where the draft will be held in 2016, but perhaps these positive returns for Chicago will bode well for the city's retention of the event.