New OC is more than a sidekick - Is-Hub Arkush: Adam Gase seems to be a lot more than Peyton Manning’s caddy and, unlike his failed predecessors, is the first who is actually ascending with his arrow pointing up.
X&Os - Dan Durkin: Given Kevin White’s willingness to work over the middle of the field, his aggressive open-field running style and big-play speed, he’s a prototype target in Adam Gase’s base concept mesh and rub routes.
Bears commence rookie minicamp
Bears kick off rookie minicamp - Larry Mayer: First-round draft pick Kevin White and the rest of the Bears' rookies participated in their first NFL practice Friday at Halas Hall. Patrick Finley: Bears tryouts include two QBs, two Illini.
Q&A with John Fox - Jeff Dickerson: John Fox spoke to reporters off the field Friday at the opening of rookie minicamp.
Kevin White impossible to miss at rookie minicamp - Jeff Dickerson: Kevin White already has made a good impression on Adam Gase, who endorsed him after the receiver’s April pre-draft visit to Halas Hall ... Brad Biggs: Bears see no limit to White's potential.
Rookie watch - Dan Wiederer: Kevin White learning to line up at different spots; Eddie Goldman and Tayo Fabuluje unable to complete Friday's practice; three QBs in attendance at rookie minicamp.
Rookie watch - Patrick Finley: Hroniss Grasu leans on Kyle Long to learn; Jeremy Langford looking forward to being tutored by Matt Forte and earning playing time on special teams; Cameron Meredith, Illinois State’s leading receiver last year, feels pull of hometown team.
[Video] - Is-Hub Arkush, Not-Hub Fishbain, and Spawn of Hub report from Halas Hall as the Bears began their three day weekend minicamp with the newly acquired rookies.
[Audio] View from the Moon - Moon Mullin: Bears' first three picks could be eventual starters.
Bears sign Grasu to 4-year contract - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Friday signed third-round draft pick Hroniss Grasu to a four-year deal and now have their entire 2015 draft class under contract.
Gase: Cutler ready for a fresh start - Larry Mayer: New Bears OC Adam Gase has watched Jay Cutler evolve and grow since he entered the NFL and is excited about working with the veteran QB.
Gase 'comfortable' with Cutler - Jeff Dickerson: Adam Gase expresses enthusiasm about working with QB who is on his fifth OC in seven years ... Rich Campbell: Duo aren't starting from scratch ... discusses Cutler, new offense. Patrick Finley: Not crossing anything off playbook at this stage.
[Video] SportsTalk Live - Adam Gase expresses confidence in Jay Cutler. [Kaplan and Greenberg don't really say anything; I doubt we missed much. - Den]
Adam Gase: 'I haven’t seen [Bennett] in a while' - Adam L. Jahns: Martellus Bennett is looking for a new contract and has continued to miss the Bears’ voluntary work ... Blair Sheade: Bennett shows off offseason workouts.
Draft analysis - Bucky Brooks handed out seven A-grades in the wake of the 2015 draft, among them the Bears.
Bears' odds of winning worsen, but here's why - Phil Thompson: With all the work that went into improving the Bears this offseason, how did their chances of winning it all get worse?
2014 Incomplete pass breakdown: Receivers - Football Outsiders with a detailed look at incomplete passes from the other side of the ball.
Mock draft - Josh Norris suggests a Michigan State product who could be drafted in 2016 as the Bears' QB of the future.
Draft analysis - Adam Grossman with a look at the Bears' drafts from the perspective of a metric that examines a player’s economic contributions to the franchise compared to the minimum performing player that could play the same position.
Ex-Bear news - Blair Sheade: Mike Singletary will be inducted into the Texas High School Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Ex-Bear news - Jeff Dickerson: Brandon Marshall revealed that before he signed a three-year extension last offseason, the Bears explored the possibility of trading him to the Patriots [with Video] ... [Video] SportsTalk Live.
Ex-Bear news - Fred Greetham: Mike Pettine says Josh McCown starter for "foreseeable future", Browns taking their time with Manziel.
Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Matt Kalil, who had arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees this offseason, has the team optimistic about his health for the 2015 season. Brian Hall: Trae Waynes catches on quickly on first day as a Viking.
This... saga... by the 1986 Cleveland Browns is so epic that I wanted to devote an entire weekend to it without the distraction of the draft. Part 2 tomorrow, if you can wait (link should be available at the end of part 1 if you can't). Also, if that isn't how Ozzie Newsome is dressed (at 5:17 into the clip) when he arrives for work at the Ravens' facility every day, I'm sorely disappointed.