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The Bears Den: June 16, 2015 - Chicago Bears minicamp news & notes

So, apparently something happened last night that's got Chicago sports feeling good.

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Minicamp to mark last Bears stop before training camp - Moon Mullin: Meaningful decisions will wait until August; more important now is whether or not an internal cohesion and comfort level in all three phases are forming.

5 questions for Bears minicamp - Patrick Finley & Adam Jahns: With the Martellus Bennett issue seemingly answered, at least for now, a look at five more issues entering Tuesday’s minicamp kickoff.  Jeff DickersonThree storylines to follow.  [These guys are weak; Lester comes up with five just on his own.]

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Martellus Bennett returning for Bears minicamp

Bears tried to claim Tim Wright - Jeff Dickerson: The Bears' waiver claim for third-year TE Tim Wright is noteworthy because of the on-going drama involving Martellus Bennett.

Bennett expected at Bears minicamp - Rich Campbell, Dan Wiederer: TE's absence disappointed the Bears’ new regime, particularly because of the learning and team-building elements to John Fox’s first offseason in charge.

Bennett may learn skipping OTAs no laughing matter - Dan Wiederer: Now comes the task of getting back on the same page with the team. And that won't be easy with a significant chunk of lost time.  Moon Mullin: Future with Bears still uncertain.

Jay Cutler is the worst thing, like, ever

Should Bears trade for Tampa Bay QB Mike Glennon? - Jeff Dickerson: ESPN NFL Insider Matt Williamson believes that if Mike Glennon ends up in Chicago, it's not far-fetched to think he would enter 2016 as a clear starter.

Who are the NFL's most overpaid players? - Will Laws: The Bears' embattled Jay Cutler is undoubtedly the most overpaid man at his position.

TMZ - Blair Sheade: You Will NOT Believe Which Quarterback Adam Gase Thinks Fits The Mold Of The New Offensive Better Than Jay Cutler Does OMG His Nickname Is Like A Type Of Food Or Something


Time for Bears to go to work - Is-Hub Arkush: Players are no longer here because they want to be. Now they have to be, and we get to begin to see who wants it most and, more importantly, which current Bears actually have it.

Sutton ready to earn a place in Fangio's defense - Adam Jahns: Will Sutton says it’s a misconception that he’s solely a three-technique for a 4-3 defense, while Vic Fangio says the 3T in his defense is similar to 4-3 defenses.

[Video] - Not-Hubs Atkins and Fishbain report from Halas Hall on the signing of Tracy Porter who, if healthy, could add another level of competition to the corner position.

[Video] NFL Network - The "NFL Total Access" crew list Pernell McPhee among their biggest free agent steals of the offseason.

Grasu featured on 'Meet the Rookies' - Larry Mayer: Third-round pick Hroniss Grasu recalls the lessons he learned while working at his family’s pizzeria along with his brother [Video].

NFL's top QB franchise: a historical countdown - Elliot Harrison with a look at the top three signal-callers in each franchise's history. It's not pretty for the Beloved.

TMZ - Blair Sheade: Kyle Long Was Going To Attend Game 6 Of The Stanley Cup Final,,, But You Will NOT Believe Why He Was Unable To Go It Will Astound You

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Non-gridiron link - Joe Delessio: The Chicago Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in six seasons with a 2-0 Game 6 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, capping off an impressive run of playoff excellence. We should take a step back and admire how consistent they've been.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Michael Rothstein: Adrian Peterson is kidding himself if he thinks he's going to break Emmitt Smith's all-time rushing record and still be the best back in the league a half-decade from now.


Nope.  However, feel free to turn the comment section into the usual cesspit with arguments about Cutler.  The Sponge decided he'd finally had enough of the stupid in the comments at the weekend and has read his last.