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The Weekend Bears Den: June 20, 2015 - Chicago Bears minicamp news & notes

The Bears are aware that replacing Brandon Marshall will be a group effort for the receiving corps.

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New Bears D may have great schemes, but it needs some great players - Matt Bowen: Vic Fangio understands how to  dictate the flow of the game from a defensive perspective, but does he have the players, the right personnel, and the overall talent level to run his system with the pedal pressed to the floor in 2015?

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Fox happy with progress Bears making - Larry Mayer: John Fox was pleased with what the Bears accomplished in their offseason program, which ended Thursday after a third and final mandatory minicamp practice.

Which rookies could start for Bears? - Jeff Dickerson gives his reasons for why Kevin White, Eddie Goldman, and Hroniss Grasu could find themselves starting during the 2015 season.

Bears’ decision on Kyle Long involves more than just Long - Moon Mullin: Where Kyle Long begins training camp, and ultimately the season, may depend on not only where he individually is best suited, but also how his positioning affects the overall

Four who have to lay it all on the line at Bears training camp - Dan Wiederer: Jared Allen, Jordan Mills, Mason Foster, and Marquess Wilson all will have plenty at stake when the action begins in Bourbonnais.

Replacing Marshall a group effort for Bears - Patrick Finley: Even if Jay Cutler considered Alshon Jeffery his No. 1 receiver last season, he would have had a hard time saying so. Could you imagine Brandon Marshall’s reaction?

McPhee adding versatility to his game to help Bears - Not-Hub Atkins: Pernell McPhee plans to shedding enough weight to become fleet in mid-range coverage, while not sacrificing the oversized frame that has long allowed him to bump over to tackle or end in 4-3 sub packages.

Several new teammates making impressions on Eddie Royal - Moon Mullin: The veteran does not impress easily, but several of his new Bears teammates made dramatic early impressions and he singled out a handful as this week’s final minicamp concluded.

[Video] - Chris Boden and Moon Mullin: Bears wrap minicamp and head into break.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Bears ranked dead last by USA Today.  Kaplan has a grumpy baby meltdown over something, I forget what.

TMZ - Blair Sheade: Matt Forte Is Excited For The 2015 Season To Start And You Will NOT Believe What He Posted To Instagram It Will Amaze You

[Video] Inside the Bears - Emojis are all the rage these days, but what would they look like in real life? Anthony Adams challenges Bears fans to make their best emoji faces.

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And now the Chicago Sports hangover - Tim Baffoe: The reality of the rest of the summer is not exactly a fun Chicago sports to-do list, but it’s one you can’t ignore as you sober up from deserved celebration.

Know thy enemies - The ESPN NFC North reporters take a look at which rookies could start for the Packers, the Lions, and the Vikings.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Matt Bowen: Why receiver Davante Adams will break out in his 2nd season.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Mike Zimmer reminding himself to 'think about the positive' with Vikings.


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