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The Bears Den: June 09, 2015 - OTAs Chicago Bears news & notes

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Bears face uphill battle to catch Vikings in North - Jeff Dickerson: The Vikings resembled a program on the rise under Mike Zimmer, and Adrian Peterson's decision to report to OTAs is hardly a positive development in Chicago.

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Roster news - Larry Mayer: The Bears on Monday signed UDFA receiver Ify Umodu (Northern Arizona) and waived linebacker Jamil Merrell.

Veteran corner Porter signs with Bears - Bob LeGere: The Bears on Monday signed injury-prone NFL veteran corner Tracy Porter, best known for his clutch interceptions in the 2009 postseason during the Saints' run to the Super Bowl title.  Moon MullinMove could push Tim Jennings inside.

[Video] - Not-Hub Fishbain and Spawn of Hub look at some of the Bears' options at DE after Ray McDonald's release ... (AP): Judge dismisses Ray McDonald defamation lawsuit.

ICYMI: Bears news from last week - Larry Mayer: The Bears will conduct their final week of OTA practices Monday through Thursday. But before we kick off our coverage, we take a look back at what transpired last week.

NFL rookie projections - Bucky Brooks with best- and worst-case scenarios for a number of high-profile offensive rookies, including Kevin White.

Jay Cutler's pact named NFL's worst QB deal from team's perspective - Jeff Dickerson obviously lurks here and feels WCG hasn't had a Cutler argument for a disagreeably long time.

Radio analyst thinks Bears won't re-sign Matt Forte - Blair Sheade: Bill Zimmerman doesn't think the Bears won't give Martellus Bennett a contract extention, either.

Stats & Info - Kevin Seifert with a look at teams' offseason turnover by snaps. The Bears are one of only four teams with a net increase in playing experience.

NFL assistant coaches who deserve more credit - Jason B. Hirschhorn: While Vic Fangio's career trajectory has taken a surprising turn, he remains one of the most respected defensive minds in football.

Photos - See photos of the 2015 Monsters of the Midway.

TMZ - Blair Sheade: Kevin White Spends Weekend With Girlfriend Roxy Gbor In Chicago You Wont BELIEVE Where They Visited It Will ASTOUND You

Bears add their own twist to viral Shia LaBeouf motivational video - David Just saps my will to live.

TMZ - Blair Sheade: During Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, newly acquired Bears receiver Eddie Royal was excited about the Blackhawks. What He Said Next Will AMAZE You.

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Know thy enemy: Packers - Paul Imig: After losing a year to a torn biceps, B.J. Raji wants to 'exceed' career-best 2010 season.