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The Bears Den: May 08, 2015 - Post-draft Chicago Bears news & notes

A fraction too late, George McCaskey only remembered Da Coach's rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" hadn't gone so well when Ditka started on "Bear Down".

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Bears rookies get first test in three-day minicamp - Bob LeGere: Coaches will get their first look at the team's draft picks, along with 15 UDFAs and assorted others when the three-day rookie minicamp kicks off with Friday morning's practice at Halas Hall.

What will the Bears' draft class do in 2015? - Adam L. Jahns projects what the Bears' 2015 draft class will do this season.

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Bears rookies arrive at Halas Hall - Larry Mayer: The newest Bears filled out paperwork, got fitted for equipment and took medical tests Thursday at Halas Hall in advance of this weekend's rookie minicamp [Photos].

[Video] - Larry Mayer checks in with Eddie Goldman, Adrian Amos, and Cameron Meredith at Halas Hall as the Bears rookies arrive in Lake Forest.

Kevin White's potential top attraction at Bears rookie camp - Dan Wiederer takes a look at key storylines to watch. What does Adrian Amos bring?

Rookie minicamp means first look at Bears' 2015 draft class - Moon Mullin: With no pads and three of the Bears’ six picks being linemen, the truly meaningful answers will have to wait until July 29 when the Bears open training camp in Bourbonnais.

[Video] View from the Moon - Moon Mullin says UDFA QB Shane Carden is worth watching.

Fox: McClellin has a 'bright future' - Adam L. Jahns: John Fox continues to speak highly of Shea McClellin, who is finally in the defensive scheme he was projected to be suited for, and is determined to make it work with the Bears.

Rodgers prides himself on catching, pass protection - Arthur McHub: After spending his first four seasons under Mike Smith in Atlanta, Jacquizz Rodgers is relishing a fresh start – and an earlier one.

White, Goldman get max rookie deals - Jeff Dickerson: The Bears signed five of their six draft picks, with first-rounder Kevin White and second-rounder Eddie Goldman receiving max rookie deals.

Roster news - Adam L. Jahns: On Thursday, the Bears waived OT Paul Cornick after he failed his physical, according to the league's transaction wire.

Bears mailbag - Brad Biggs' readers' Q&As: Are the Bears' top three draft picks Day 1 starters?

Draft analysis - Greg Gabriel reviews every draft pick of the teams in the NFC North.

Draft analysis - The ESPN NFC North reporters vote on which team had the best draft, place Vikings top and Lions last, with Bears and Packers tied.

Projecting the 2015 NFL All-Rookie team - Charles Davis: Jay Cutler is at his best when he's cutting it loose downfield, and Kevin White gives him a big target and speed to throw to on the outside.  Doug FarrarWhite a faster and more dynamic version of Brandon Marshall.

2014 Incomplete pass breakdown: Passers - Football Outsiders takes a detailed look at QBs. TL;DR 1: Jay Cutler was the 7th most accurate passer, but was in the bottom quartile when it came to throwing the ball away. TL;DR 2: Abandon thread.

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The Business of Football - Andrew Brandt: While the details seem trivial and even comic, the violations in the Wells report strike at the heart of the league’s watchwords — integrity and competitive balance. The implications for Tom Brady and the Patriots are serious.  Cy BrownThe 5 dumbest revelations from the Wells Report.

Non-gridiron link - What each state is #1 for. Heh.


It doesn't end well.