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The Bear's Den: June 15, 2016

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The Chicago Bears have opened up mandatory veteran's mini-camp, and most of the team's players hit the field... who was missing and who left with a possible injury? Find out in the Den.

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Dickerson: Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson leaves minicamp practice early - Chicago Bears Blog- ESPNMarquess Wilson, who has missed significant time with various injuries the past two seasons, left Tuesday's workout for undisclosed reasons.

Fishbain: Not the usual 'new coordinator' narrative for Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler - Pro Football Weekly - With Dowell Loggains calling plays, Bears' offense figures to be similar to 2015

Mayer: Bears host annual alumni golf outing - ChicagoBears.com - There were hugs, handshakes and big smiles Monday when the Bears hosted their second annual alumni golf outing at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, Wis.

Perez; Alshon Jeffery says he ‘would love to win a championship’ in Chicago - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery met with the media for the first time this offseason after day one of the team's minicamp

Finley: At long last, Bears' Kevin White is paired with Alshon Jeffery - Chicago Sun-Times - When Alshon Jeffery first entered the Bears’ huddle Tuesday at Halas Hall, someone said, "Welcome back." Others shook his hand.

Cox: Tony Moeaki trying out for Bears at minicamp - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears brought free agent tight end Tony Moeaki back in for mandatory minicamp on a tryout basis.

Mayer: Jeffery focused on football, not contract - ChicagoBears.com - Back on the practice field with his teammates Tuesday at Bears minicamp, receiver Alshon Jeffery said that he's concentrating on playing football and isn't concerned about his contract situation.

Mullen: Bears offense glad to have Alshon Jeffery back but clouds linger - CSN Chicago - After skipping out on voluntary practice sessions throughtout the offseason, Alshon Jeffery returned to Halas Hall for mandatory minicamp.

Perez: Jay Cutler says Alshon Jeffery is ‘going to do some damage’ in 2016 - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said WR Alshon Jeffery is going to do some damage in 2016 if he stays healthy

Finley: Bears staying cautious with Pernell McPhee's knee - Chicago Sun-Times - Recovering from arthroscopic left knee surgery, Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee did not practice Tuesday and won’t the rest of the week.

Moon, Boden recap Day 2 of mandatory minicamp - CSN Chicago - CSN's John "Moon" Mullin and Chris Boden discuss Alshon Jeffery's presence and much more following Day 2 of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday at Halas Hal

Photos from day 1 of Bears' mandatory minicamp - Chicago Tribune - Photos from Bears minicamp practice on June 14, 2016.

Campbell: Bears unsure Pernell McPhee will be ready for training camp - Chicago Tribune - Pernell McPhee was absent from the Bears' mandatory minicamp practice as he continues to recover from the arthroscopic surgery he had on his left knee.

Cox: Kyle Long says ‘Chicago’s got a lot to look forward to’ - Bears WireKyle Long is excited about the future of the young Chicago Bears offensive line that he is taking a bigger role in leading.

Stevens: Daniel Braverman could play big for Bears - Cover32 - A likely candidate to take on a surprisingly large role for the Chicago Bears offense is rookie Western Michigan wideout Daniel Braverman.

Emma: Bears Try Out 4 Players, Including Tight End Tony Moeaki - CBS Chicago - The Bears are looking for a starting fullback and depth at tight end.

Dickerson: Jay Cutler, Dowell Loggains get right to the point on Bears' offense - ESPN - Jay Cutler and Dowell Loggains are not starting from scratch as they try to turn around Chicago's moribund offense.

Wiederer: Alshon Jeffery remains soft-spoken about prolonged absence and return to Bears - Chicago Tribune - If Alshon Jeffery knows what his future holds, he's not letting on.

Campbell: Jay Cutler on Dowell Loggains, Alshon Jeffery and running backs without Matt Forte - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler met with reporters Tuesday for the first time in 2016.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears minicamp day 1 news and notes - Windy City Gridiron - Check out our recap from day one of Chicago Bears' minicamp. We've got news on Alshon Jeffery, Kevin White, the o-line and more...

Emma: Alshon Jeffery Returns To Bears In ‘Good Shape,’ Says ‘Team’s Always First’ - CBS Chicago
- "He looks to be in good shape," Bears coach John Fox said. "He's ready to roll."

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Are Alshon Jeffery's injuries hampering contract negotiations? - Chicago Tribune

Will the Bears make the playoffs in 2016? - Chicago Tribune

Who are the Bears' best candidates at fullback? - Chicago Tribune

Is Alshon Jeffery actually committed to the Bears? - Chicago Tribune

Can Daniel Braverman earn the Bears' No. 3 receiver spot? - Chicago Tribune

Who wins the Bears' starting running back job? - Chicago Tribune

POLISH SAUSAGE

Sessler: John Harbaugh says eams interested in Eugene Monroe - NFL.com - Three Octobers ago, Baltimore swung a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars for left tackle Eugene Monroe. Now the Ravens are looking to ship him out of town, as coach John Harbaugh confirmed Tuesday.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Gates: Teddy Bridgewater Is Much More Plus Than Minus - Daily Norseman - The Vikings' young quarterback has shown himself to be pretty solid, according to a new statistic from the folks at Football Outsiders.

Reisman: Five biggest questions heading into Lions minicamp - Pride Of Detroit - The Detroit Lions start minicamp on Tuesday, but there are still a lot of questions about the team.

Hirschhorn: Packers excuse veterans from minicamp, practice with more watching from sideline - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay let veteran stars like Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews stay home for the team's three-day minicamp session.

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