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The Bears Den: June 03, 2015 - OTAs Chicago Bears news & notes

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Christian Jones bulks up for next big step - Adam Jahns: If Christian Jones is going to be a building block for the Bears’ defense as Vic Fangio thinks, the young linebacker has built himself into a bigger one. As in 10 pounds bigger.

NFC North a test kitchen for contrasting offensive approaches - Moon Mullin: The two QB-centered NFC North teams reached the playoffs last season, though AP was out and the Bears' offense was the epitome of dysfunction. AP and Matt Forte vs Aaron Rodgers and Matt Stafford just got a whole lot more interesting.

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No change in Cutler's arm strength - Jeff Dickerson: After seeing Jay Cutler suffer a sprained MCL, broken thumb, torn groin, high-ankle sprain, and all those sacks in the last five seasons, you can't help but wonder when they will take their toll. but the 32-year old QB can still sling it.

Adrian Amos looks the part at free safety - Jeff Dickerson: First impressions indicate the fifth-round rookie could be able to fill a valuable role as a center fielder-type free safety for the Bears.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Kyle Long is making sure local kids will have food to eat on the weekends and have a place to play.

Photos - Bears coaches, players, and front-office personnel lent their support for the Bears Care Gala to raise critically needed funds for innovative research and treatment programs in Chicago.

Urlacher on college HOF ballot - Larry Mayer: Brian Urlacher is among six former Bears listed on the 2016 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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The 2016 free-agent class could be best ever - Kenneth Arthur with an early look at the NFL free-agent class of 2016, which is shaping up to be a great market.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: Randall Cobb not repeating his mistake of putting additional pressure on himself after signing a hefty contract in March.  (AP): Veterans Peppers, Raji back to fortify Packers D.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Tom Pelissero: Vikings welcome Adrian Peterson 'with open arms unequivocally' ... Return to Vikings well timed ... Will BrinsonVikings look like early playoff sleeper with AP back.