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The Weekend Bear's Den: June 11-12, 2016

The weekend is here, OTA's are done and mini-camp approaches. Roster moves were made, more changes are expected soon.

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Severed Viking head... yeah, that works...
Severed Viking head... yeah, that works...
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Fishbain: Unknown a year ago, Bryce Callahan starts offseason as Chicago Bears' nickel corner - Pro Football WeeklyBears' Callahan made a strong impression in the second half of the season

Emma: Goldman, Hicks Want To Be Bears’ Wrecking Balls - CBS Chicago - "We can do big things," Eddie Goldman says.

Wiederer: New Bears receivers coach means business, 'He won't let guys be average' - Chicago Tribune - Tough-minded wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson has long-standing reputation for demanding and getting the most out of his players.

Mayer: Top player quotes from OTA practices - - With the Bears conducting their 10th and final OTA practice Thursday, we take a look back at some of the most interesting quotes from the last three weeks of workouts.

Q&A with Bears Wide Receiver Kevin White - The MMQB with Peter King - The No. 7 pick of the 2015 draft is finally ready to start his NFL career after missing all of last season. White reflects on the emotional toll of sitting out as a rookie, and the positive outlook on his current health as he goes through OTAs

Durkin: Bears hope their latest O-line combo is the best one - The Athletic - Looking at the motley crew of players that have lined up to protect Jay Cutler, Bears offensive line coaches have certainly been fed their fair share of manure. Since Cutler arrived in 2009, the Bears have gone through 37 different offensive line combinations.


Greeny recalls Ditka turning down O.J. Simpson interview - ESPN - Mike Greenberg tells the story of the time when he was covering the Chicago Bears in 1992 and Mike Ditka wouldn't do a sit down interview with O.J. Simpson who worked at NBC at the time.


Wojnowski: Cooter still unlocking mysteries of Lions offense - - It didn’t take long for Jim Bob Cooter to have an impact on the Lions offense. It didn’t take long for the young coordinator to connect with Matthew Stafford. And it sure didn’t take long for Cooter to understand the responsibilities of his new high-profile position.

Western: Receivers, not Rodgers, deserve blame for Packers’ poor passing game in 2015 - Acme Packing Company - Football Outsiders digs deep to find out why Green Bay had trouble through the air last year, and finds that the receivers’ hands were a bigger issue than we might have realized.

Dougherty: Mike McCarthy pondering Packers' play-calling puzzle - - Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy's decision to give up play calling last year didn't stick. But his reasons for relinquishing the role are as valid today as they were when he made the move.

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