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The Bears Den: June 22, 2015 - Offseason Chicago Bears news & notes

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10 thoughts - Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley compile 10 storylines about the Bears as they break before reporting to Bourbonnais on July 29.  Matt BowenWhat do we really learn from NFL minicamps?

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Goldman makes good first impression - Larry Mayer: Rookie DT Eddie Goldman impressed coach John Fox both on the field and in the classroom during the team’s recently-completed offseason program.

Bears players give John Fox high marks - Adam Jahns: Fox’s ways of endearing himself to players are renowned across the NFL and seemingly make him the ideal coach for the Bears after a troubling time.

Jared Allen wants to bring championship to Bears - Not-Hub Bartelson: While the city of Chicago continues its celebration of the Blackhawks' third Stanley Cup in six years, Jared Allen has certainly taken notice and yearns for the same feeling for his teammates in the future.

Jenkins aims to start on Bears' 3-4 D-line - Jeff Dickerson: Jarvis Jenkins, who started 33 regular-season games in Washington, will be a candidate to fill the void left by Ray McDonald's release.

Eddie Royal, Kyle Long raise their stocks in OTAs - Jeff Dickerson: Royal certainly has looked worth the investment, and fellow receivers Alshon Jeffery and Marquess Wilson also look sharp in OTAs and minicamp.

[Audio] - Ben Eagle, Chris Burke, and Doug Farrar debate the new toughest division in the NFL. With the 49ers slipping toward mediocrity, has the NFC North taken the mantle from the NFC West?

Bears history - Rick Telander: Jim McMahon isn't that bad of a boy after all, according to his father. ‘‘Don’t believe any of his [BlairSheade],’’ says Jim, the elder, with a chuckle. You mean, he was a delight as a child, never a problem? ‘‘He had his moments.’’

TMZ - Blair Sheade: Alot Of Chicagos Professional Athletes Took To Social Media Wishing There Dad A Happy Fathers Day. #4 Will Make You Cry

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X&Os - Matt Bowen breaks down the basics of the Prevent defense and discusses how to properly play the Hail Mary pass.  More X&OsThe 2-point conversion playbook.

NFL Health & Safety - (BBC Sport): It is "not around the corner" but the chairman of the NFL's safety commission believes gridiron could ban helmets one day ... John BreechUpdate/clarification: He doesn't, after all.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - (AP): Vikings give giant 27-year-old tackle with limited American football experience in leagues in Germany and his native Poland a try. [And didn't bring back J-Webb Nation. Just sayin'. - Den]