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The Bears Den: June 19, 2015 - Chicago Bears minicamp news & notes

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Team report - Adam Hoge's post-minicamp look at the Bears' position battles and depth chart.

Bears defense has a renewed emphasis on pressuring the QB - Jeff Dickerson: Ryan Mundy said at minicamp there is a renewed emphasis on pressuring the QB in theBears' new 3-4 scheme.

Bears adjourn after minicamp pleased — for now — but not fully satisfied - Rich Campbell: Ryan Pace and John Fox have striven to create a high-energy work environment that inspires players, the importance of which can't be dismissed as coach-speak after the painful drama that played out during 2014.

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Roster news - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Thursday signed two veterans who participated in this week’s minicamp on a tryout basis, safety Sherrod Martin and running back Daniel Thomas.

Mundy on a mission to protect fellow safety Rolle - Jeff Dickerson: Ryan Mundy and Antrel Rolle played alongside each other with the Giants, and Mundy thinks the duo can rekindle the connection wearing Bears uniforms.

White, Bostic expected to return for training camp - Jeff Dickerson: John Fox downplayed Kevin White's three-day absence at mandatory minicamp, and sounded optimistic about the prospects of Jon Bostic's return to action for Bourbonnais.

Team notes - Spawn of Hub: John Fox pleased with offseason progress as minicamp breaks; free-agent acquisitions ephasizing importance of team chemistry; injury updates.

Team notes - (NFL.com): Kyle Fuller receiving rave reviews; Kyle Long could eventually move to tackle; injury news.

Fox wants players to stay out of trouble - Adam Jahns: With 40 days until the Bears report to training camp in Bourbonnais, John Fox doesn't want to read about any of his players unless they win the lotto.

[Video] - Is-Hub Arkush, Not-Hub Fishbain, and Product of Hub's Seed on the final day of Bears minicamp: Defense is still the talk ahead of Bourbonnais, and Eddie Royal is getting more opportunities on the offensive side of the ball.

[Video] - Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley recap the state of state of the Bears after their three-day mandatory minicamp.

Fox excited to practice next month against Colts - Jeff Dickerson: John Fox recommended the Bears practice against the Colts on Aug. 19 and 20 leading up to their preseason matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Christian Jones out to make 'undrafted' label obsolete - Brad Biggs: Jones still is adjusting to some of the zone concepts and coverage responsibilities of the new defense, but he has made steady progress over the last two months while shedding that tag of being undrafted.

Eddie Royal trying to expand role - Dan Wiederer: Veteran receiver wants Adam Gase to know he’s willing to move around wherever he may be needed.

Jenkins working on pass rush skills - Larry Mayer: Known more for his ability to stuff the run than rush the passer, new Bears DE Jarvis Jenkins is determined to become a more complete player.

Forte: contracts lead to 'hypocritical league' - Patrick Finley: Matt Forte has one year and a base $7.05 million left on his four-year contract, and wants an extension.

All-NFC North team - Dave Dameshek finds room for two Bears on his All-NFC North team. Doesn't stop him from having a face I want to put a fist into [what the Germans call a Backpfeifengesicht].

Photos - ChicagoBears.com: The Bears headed back to the field on Thursday for the final mandatory minicamp practice at Halas Hall.

Blackhawks party stirs memories of 1985 Bears - Is-Hub Arkush: What will it be like in Chicago when the Bears win their next Super Bowl?

TMZ - Blair Sheade: Kyle Long Posted A Picture To Instagram With His Brothers And You Will Not Believe Which Old School Haircut They're Sporting Erhmahgerd You Must Click To See

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Worst NFL draft classes by team of last 10 years - Jim Reineking doesn't include the Bears in his 14 worst.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Robert Klemko: Mike McCarthy gave up play-calling duties after a crushing loss in the NFC title game. How will it affect one of the NFL’s elite teams?

Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: Haloti Ngata believes he fits in well with Lions as workouts conclude.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Brian Hall: Adrian Peterson back with Vikings but normalcy still awaits.

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