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The Bears Den: May 29, 2015 - OTAs Chicago Bears news & notes

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Bears handling of Bennett, Forte warrants watching - Moon Mullin: Ultimately, value is determined by what Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte will be worth in the 2015 offense, not only what they were in seasons past. [Video] View from the Moon.

X&Os - Dan Durkin breaks down the roles of the Mike and Jack inside linebackers in Vic Fangio's 3-4.  Which players may be best suited to each position?

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Ratliff willing to move positions - Patrick Finley: Jeremiah Ratliff said he's willing to play DE and, after Ray McDonald was cut by the Bears, his ability to do so is more of a necessity than a luxury.

McClellin embracing another position change - Not-Hub Bartelson: Despite defensive scheme overhauls and three coaching regimes since he was drafted in the first round in 2012, Shea McClellin says he has a positive outlook heading into the 2015-16 campaign.

Photos - brings you back to the practice field for day two of OTAs at Halas Hall.

Forte: Contract talks won't be a distraction - Bob LeGere: Matt Forte is entering the final year of his deal, and would love to have the peace of mind and security that come with a contract extension. But he says he won't become a distraction if he doesn't get his way.

What does Ray McDonald debacle mean for Bears? - How big a deal is the Ray McDonald debacle?  Dan Wiederer and Rich Campbell break it down.

McCaskey unsure if owners want increased penalties for player misconduct - Jeff Dickerson: George McCaskey, who serves on the league's Conduct Committee, says the topic of increased team punishment has not been discussed among owners.

A good chunk of Cutler's interceptions aren't his fault - Some guy on the internet reckons 8 of Jay Cutler's 18 INTs in 2014 were not his fault.

Bears doing good things - Larry Mayer: Ryan Mundy and former NFL receiver Steve Breaston will host a free football clinic for boys and girls ages 8-13 this Saturday just outside Pittsburgh in Turtle Creek, Pa.

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Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Clay Matthews to continue in dual linebacker role for Packers' defense.

Know thy enemy: Packers - [Video] Elliot Harrison's top 10 greatest Packers players in NFL history.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Nina Mandell: Adrian Peterson goes on Twitter rant about contract disputes, says players need more power.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Mike Wallace feeling at home in Vikings' offense, which will seek to push the ball deep under coordinator Norv Turner.


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