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The Bear's Den: June 13, 2016

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The Chicago Bears begin a new week by getting ready for mandatory veteran's mini camp, slated to begin June 14.

Pernell McPhee rushes Teddy Bridgewater
Pernell McPhee rushes Teddy Bridgewater
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Ask Hub Arkush: Jeremy Langford's role, state of the Cleveland Browns and favorite TV shows - Pro Football Weekly - Hub takes your Bears, Browns, and television questions in this week's mailbag

Ottochain: Unheralded Bears offensive lineman Nick Becton fighting for swing tackle role - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears offensive tackle Nick Becton received praise from Ryan Pace earlier this offseason and finds himself in a tough competition

SNC: Boden talks with Bears OL Grasu 1-on-1 - CSN Chicago - Chris Boden chats with Bears offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu for SportsNet Central and discusses the player's improvement.

Perez: Predicting which receivers will make the Chicago Bears’ final roster - Bears Wire - A look at the likely group of wide receivers who will make the Chicago Bears final roster in 2016

Cox: 338-pound Akiem Hicks can do more pull-ups than you - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears' defensive lineman Akiem Hicks posted videos of himself lifting at the gym and showing off his impressive strength.

Tight end Khari Lee confident he can produce for Bears | Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears need a tight end to step up with Martellus Bennett gone.

Cox: Bears Wire Film Room, Deon Bush stopping the run - Bears Wire - Watch as Bears Wire takes you into Chicago Bears rookie safety Deon Bush's tape at Miami to show you how he stopped the run in college.

Perez: Bears invite former Redskins FB Darrel Young to minicamp - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears invited former Redskins FB Darrel Young to participate in the team's mandatory minicamp next week

Watch video highlights from the Bears’ OTAs - Bears Wire - Watch video highlights from the Chicago Bears' 2016 OTAs

Potash: A 'regular guy', Chicago is Kyle Long's kind of town | Chicago Sun-Times - Long has embraced Chicago like an athlete who not only enjoys people and understands fans, but is fully aware and appreciative of the opportunity.

Cox: Bears ‘Kling Kong’ takes 40-50 extra pass sets per practice - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears undrafted rookie free agent offensive tackle John Kling is putting in extra work before and after practices to improve.

Biggs: Bears seek to beef up ground game with return of fullback - Chicago Tribune - A leading candidate to become the Bears new fullback is New Zealander Paul Lasike, who learned football at BYU after going there to play rugby.

Cox: Bears rookie wide receiver catches 100 balls after practice - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears seventh-round pick Daniel Braverman catches 100 footballs on the JUGS machine after practices to help improve his game.

Cox: Bears Wire Film Room, Deon Bush in coverage - Bears Wire - Watch as Bears Wire takes you into Chicago Bears rookie safety Deon Bush's tape at Miami to show you what he can and can't do in coverage.

Weaver: Chicago Bears defensive free agent targets - Cover32 - Yesterday I wrote about a few free agents on offense the Chicago Bears might consider signing for each position. Today I will switch...

Video: 5 most improved position groups - Pro Football Weekly - Chicago Bears linebackers top the list

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Weseling: Six most interesting players still on free-agent market - NFL.com - Free agency and the draft are now in the rearview mirror, but there are still some good free agents waiting for the right team. Chris Wesseling explores the most interesting free agents available.

KNOW THY ENEMYSmith: Vikings Rookie Jayron Kearse 'Night and Day' Difference in His Game - Vikings.com - Early on in Thursday’s 10th and final organized team activity (OTA) practice of the offseason, Vikings rookie safety Jayron Kearse couldn’t corral an interception that bounced off his hands. Just 20 minutes later, Kearse was around the ball again, this time coming away with a pick off a deflection near the goal line in a team red zone drill.

Sharp: Can Jim Bob Cooter take Matthew Stafford to next level? - Detroit Free Press - Many point to the blazing second half of last season, but is Cooter the answer as Lions look to lean on Stafford this season?

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