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The Bear's Den, June 14, 2016

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Mandatory mini-camp starts today at Halas Hall, kicking off the last phase of the "offseason". The Bears have a lot of questions to answer over the next couple of months at key positions including OL, DL, DB's, RB's & WR's.

RIP Bryan Robinson... gone too soon...
RIP Bryan Robinson... gone too soon...
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BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Dickerson: Alshon Jeffery's return highlights Chicago Bears' three-day minicamp - ESPN - All eyes will be on franchise-tag receiver Alshon Jeffery, QB Jay Cutler and wideout Kevin White as things crank up at veteran minicamp.

Infante: Chicago Bears: 2016 rookie projections - Cover32 - The Chicago Bears had a fantastic draft this year, filling positions of need on offense and defense. The new group is sure to make a splash...

Mayer: Jeffery reports to Bears minicamp - ChicagoBears.com - After skipping the voluntary portion of the Bears offseason program, receiver Alshon Jeffery reported to Halas Hall Monday for the team's mandatory minicamp.

Ottochain: Did the Bears sign the next Russell Wilson? - Bears Wire - Listen as Bears Wire is joined by Emory Hunt of FootballGameplan.com to talk about undrafted rookie free agent quarterback Dalyn Williams.

Cox: Front-runner emerging from unheralded tight end group - Bears Wire - Undrafted rookie free agent tight end Ben Braunecker has reportedly been impressive at Chicago Bears OTAs with the second team.

Finley: Alshon Jeffery will attend Bears' mandatory minicamp - Chicago Sun-Times - Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery reported to Halas Hall and will attend the the Bears' mandatory minicamp this week, the team said.

Mullen: Bears' new offensive line settling in despite embargo on contact - CSN Chicago - The Bears offensive line is using OTAs as a chance to settle in and lay the foundation for coordination despite not being allowed to hit.

Campbell: Alshon Jeffery reports for start of mandatory minicamp - Chicago Tribune - Receiver Alshon Jeffery reported to Halas Hall on Monday, as expected, for the start of the Bears' mandatory minicamp, the team announced.

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

BRYAN ROBINSON

Wiltfong: Ex-Bear Bryan Robinson dead at 41 - Windy City Gridiron - Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson, star player of the "Walter Payton Game," was found dead on Saturday evening in a Milwaukee hotel room. He was 41 years old.

Official Chicago Bears statment about former Bear Robinson's passsing - We are saddened to hear of the loss of Bryan Robinson. He will be remembered for the determination and work ethic he displayed on the field over his six years in Chicago. Our prayers are with Bryan and his family.

Finley: Bears mourn death of former defensive lineman Bryan Robinson - Chicago Sun-Times - The 41-year-old Robinson died at 10:17 p.m. Saturday at the Midpoint Hotel in Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner.

Mullen: Ex-Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson found dead at age 41 - CSN Chicago - Former Bears defensive lineman Bryan "B-Rob" Robinson was found dead in a Milwaukee hotel room late Sunday night. He was 41.

Biggs: Former Bear Bryan Robinson found dead in Milwaukee motel room - Chicago Tribune - Former Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson, a 14-year NFL veteran, has died.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Williamson: NFL forces Patriots to wear practice jerseys with numbers on them - TheComeback.com - The New England Patriots and NFL are butting heads again, this time over the use of practice jerseys without numbers.

Denver Broncos' Super Bowl hangover keeps growing - ESPN - Besides the Super Bowl celebrations, the Broncos' offseason also has included contract disputes, acrimonious exits, a QB quandary and a shooting.

Social media stars on all 32 NFL teams - Bears is Kyle Long - ESPNAaron Rodgers and Von Miller are both must-follows on social media. Our NFL Nation reporters highlight a social media standouts on all 32 teams.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Gates: Mike Zimmer Praising. . .Cordarrelle Patterson? - Daily Norseman - It would appear that the head coach is impressed with the progress of one of the team’s more enigmatic players.

Lemieux: The Lions are adding cheerleaders in 2016 - Pride Of Detroit - After months of actively dodging around the issue, an issue born off years of nattering from 45-year-old fans belching buffalo sauce while discussing how they want some flesh to distract them from a bad football game, the Detroit Lions announced Monday that they would once and for all add official cheerleaders to their selection of game day on-field activities.

Rigdon: Aaron Rodgers takes Clay Matthews deep in softball, flips bat - TheComeback.com - Aaron Rodgers bat-flipped a homer off Clay Matthews in a Jordy Nelson charity softball game.

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