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The Bears Den: June 11, 2015 - OTAs Chicago Bears news & notes

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Jon Bostic has been unable to participate in OTAs to date because of a balky back.

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Antrel Rolle: Bears' 2015 defense 'coming together' - Jeff Dickerson: Veteran safety has witnessed enough in the past two months to convince him the Bears defense is on the road to recovery.

Kyle Long practices at right tackle during OTAs - Adam Jahns: With other linemen sitting out the voluntary workouts because of injuries, Long was moved to RT.  Brad BiggsCharles Leno getting reps mostly at LT.

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Long determined to keep improving - Larry Mayer: Kyle Long is the only O-lineman in Bears history to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two NFL seasons. But that doesn’t mean the 2013 first-round pick is satisfied.

Ferguson, Sutton adjusting to Bears' 3-4 defense - Not-Hub Nabors: Finding a spot for both Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton on the 53-man roster won't be easy despite being taken on the second day of the draft just last year.

McDonald's departure gives Jenkins a big opportunity - Bob LeGere: Jarvis Jenkins remains eager to show that he can be a cornerstone defender for his new team, after failing to do so with the team that drafted him.

Porter gets opportunity to 'prove it' with Bears - Not-Hub Atkins: Tracy Porter is hoping he can get back to the best of his abilities, the ones that have enabled him to start 60 games and intercept 10 passes.

Bears set to wrap up OTAs without Martellus Bennett - Not-Hub Fishbain: The Bears have taken the opportunity to have a look at Dante Rosario, Zach Miller and Bear Pascoe.

OTAs notes - Larry Mayer: John Fox is happy to be reunited with veteran corner Tracy Porter, is impressed by how hard Alshon Jeffery works at his game; Antrel Rolle likes blend of experience and youth on Bears’ revamped defense.

OTAs notes - Adam Hoge: Position switch not imminent for Kyle Long; Jon Bostic still unable to participate due to back issue; more from OTAs.  Patrick FinleyKevin White adjusting to NFL speed, working with Jay Cutler.

[Video] - Moon Mullin and Kip Lewis talk OTAs: Kevin White, Martellus Bennett, and the significance of Kyle Long spending time at right tackle.

Photos - ChicagoBears.com: The Bears headed back to the practice field for the ninth day of OTAs at Halas Hall on Wednesday.  More from Hub-or-not-Hub.com.

Fabuluje featured in ‘Meet the Rookies’ - Larry Mayer: ChicagoBears.com chronicles the inspirational and unique stories of how four of their rookies reached the NFL, beginning with OT Tayo Fabuluje [Video].

Five NFC teams to watch that missed the 2014 playoffs - Danny Shimon: John Fox and Vic Fangio have a track record of building good defenses. If they’re successful, and Adam Gase gets the offense rolling, we can see Chicago contending for a Wild Card spot next season.

The men who are in line to become NFL head coaches - Robert Klemko includes both Adam Gase and Vic Fangio on his list of candidates for future head coaching opportunities that open up in the league.

32 players whose NFL careers can either flourish or falter - Ross Jones: Mason Foster will have a chance to quarterback the Bears' defense, and could strike it rich in free agency next season.

TMZ - Blair Sheade: Kristin Cavallari Talks About Relationship With Jay Cutler And What She Said About His Feelings Towards The Paparazzi Will ASTOUND you.

TMZ - Blair Sheade: Alshon Jeffery Is At Teh United Center For Game 4 Of The Stanley Cup Final. You Wont Believe You're Eyes When You See What He And His Girlfriend Are Wearing OMG

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The Business of Football - Andrew Brandt: The NFL can handle and has prospered through scandals, but players retiring early is a problem the NFL doesn't want to have and is unprepared to deal with.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Brian Hall: Zygi Wilf made no predictions -- although he did say "we can win the Super Bowl" -- but his feeling on Minnesota's team, coaches and organization is at an all-time high.  Ben GoesslingNo plans to play Adrian Peterson in preseason.

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