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The Bears Den: June 05, 2015 - OTAs Chicago Bears news & notes

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Fangio vs Rodgers: X&Os - Dan Durkin: From 2012 through 2014, Aaron Rodgers went 0-4 against the 49ers — and Vic Fangio was calling the shots for the 49ers in each of those games. How did he gameplan to contain the Packers' passing attack?

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McManis hopes to earn role at corner - Larry Mayer: Sherrick McManis has established himself as one of the Bears’ core special teams players. But he also wants to contribute regularly at corner for the first time in his NFL career.

McPhee learning scheme 'secrets' - Patrick Finley: Pernell McPhee’s ability to attack the passer from all over the field fits well in Vic Fangio’s defense, which he describes as more unpredictable than the Ravens’ 3-4.

McClellin returning to roots in new Bears 3-4 scheme - Moon Mullin: If there is an oddity about Shea McClellin’s situation it is that the incoming coaching staff has a higher opinion of him than either of the previous two, including the one that drafted him.

Bears hoping  Acho signing a 'smart' move - Chris Boden: If Sam Acho can pressure QBs like he can recite Shakespeare, the Bears might have themselves a valuable signing. Rich CampbellIntelligence, experience on edge of 3-4 front appealed to Ryan Pace.

[Video] - Former Bear Chris Harris: Most important part of 3-4 is outside linebackers.

New father Rolle brings veteran perspective to Bears' D - Not-Hub Atkins: On his third team in his 11th year, two-time Pro Bowler Antrel Rolle has seen and done so much in the NFL already, but this offseason has been something new entirely.

[Video] - Not-Hub Fishbain, Not-Hub Atkins, and Son of Hub share their thoughts on Martellus Bennett skipping OTAs, and look at the rest of the tight end group competing for the number two slot.

Bears enter 2015 with one of the top backfields - Blair Sheade: After a 5-11 season, the Bears don't have many strength across the board, but Matt Forte will have some help this season with the new draft picks and free agent signings.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Former Bear Chris Harris talks about what went wrong with the previous regime at Halas Hall and more thoughts on the Bears.

Photos - with photos from Bears OTAs.

Five worst NFL draft classes of last 25 years - Jim Reineking: The Bears' selection of Cade McNown at No. 12 in the 1999 draft punctuated a brutal run for the team when it came to taking offensive players in the first round (Curtis Enis in 1998 and David Terrell in 2001).

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Know thy enemy: Vikings - Adam Schein: With Adrian Peterson rejoining a fine young core headlined by Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota demands attention.