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The Bear's Den: June 16, 2016

Day 2/3 (depending on how you count it) of mandatory mini-camp is in the books, and training camp is now officially less than two months away. Here's all the news you need to know (and some of it you probably don't).

Bases loaded, 2 out, bottom of the 9th, Bears down by 3... Jay Cutler Calls his shot...
Bases loaded, 2 out, bottom of the 9th, Bears down by 3... Jay Cutler Calls his shot...
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Emma: Bears’ Marquess Wilson Re-Fractures Foot; Surgery Next Week - CBS Chicago - Wilson has missed games during each of his first three NFL seasons.

Fishbain: Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson to miss time with injured foot - Pro Football Weekly - Last year's second-leading Bears WR, Wilson could start the season on the PUP list.

Perez: Bears WR Marquess Wilson breaks foot, likely to miss start of season | Bears Wire - Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson fractured his foot in minicamp and is likely to miss the start of the 2016 season.

Finley: Marquess Wilson suffers broken foot at Bears minicamp - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ mandatory minicamp claimed its first one casualty: Marquess Wilson.

Mullen: Bears could lose Marquess Wilson to fractured foot for start of 2016 season - CSN Chicago - Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson fractured his foot and will undergo surgery, head coach John Fox announced on Wednesday.

Campbell: Marquess Wilson re-fractures foot, could miss start of season - Chicago Tribune - Bears receiver Marquess Wilson could miss the start of the regular season after re-fracturing his left foot during Tuesday's minicamp practice.

Wiltfong: Bears' Marquess Wilson has a broken foot, could start year on PUP list - Windy City Gridiron - Yesterday Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson left practice early with an injury and details of that injury are now coming out. Head coach John Fox told the media that Wilson suffered a broken left foot that will require surgery.

Fox's Interview Video: WR Wilson re-fractures foot -
- Head coach John Fox addresses the media Wednesday at Halas Hall.


Mayer: Bears offense counting on continuity - - Many of the names and faces have changed on the Bears offense. But even with Dowell Loggains replacing Adam Gase as coordinator, the scheme remains virtually the same.

Perez: Pernell McPhee’s health remains a mystery after first day of Bears’ minicamp - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears OLB Pernell McPhee was absent during the first day of the Chicago Bears' minicamp, raising concern that he is still injured

Ottochain: Bears linebacker Don Cherry must stand out on special teams to make the final roster - Bears Wire - Listen as Bears Wire talks with Emory Hunt of about undrafted Chicago Bears' linebacker Don Cherry from Villanova.

Perez: Jay Cutler says Bears’ defense is faster, quicker and confident - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler spoke highly of the team's defense on Tuesday, saying the unit is faster, quicker and more confident

LeGere: Bears' Cutler says new offense will take some getting used to - - Quarterback Jay Cutler says the offense is adapting to new coordinator Dowell Loggains, the Bears' former quarterbacks coach who succeeded Adam Gase. But there will be some getting used to at running back without Matt Forte.

Mitchell: The Best Bears Website on the net - I've been searching around and I've finally found what I was looking for, the single best Chicago Bears website on the internet. I may get in trouble for sharing it with you, so don't nark me out to the "powers that be" m'kay?

Dickerson: Bears' Leonard Floyd packs on some pounds, tolerates weight obsession - ESPN - Bears rookie Leonard Floyd is on a weight-gain program, and he said he can't put a specific number on it, but he's gaining.

PFW Pressers: Chicago Bears Minicamp 06-15-2016 - Pro Football Weekly - Day two of Chicago Bears veteran minicamps was more focused on the defense. Head coach John Fox discussed how the changes to the defense have impact the team. In addition, linebackers Danny Trevathan and rookie Leonard Floyd, along with defensive lin

Fishbain: Leonard Floyd learning from Young, impressing his teammates | Pro Football Weekly - And Bears ILB Danny Trevathan showed off his Super Bowl ring

Cox: Leonard Floyd says he can ‘add weight and still be as fast’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie outside linebacker Leonard Floyd is working on gaining weight and isn't concerned about it affecting his game.

Finley: 'Tougher' Kyle Fuller embraces head start before key Bears season - Chicago Sun-Times - The cornerback has one more season to justify the Bears picking up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract; their deadline is next April.

Wiederer: Danny Trevathan has Super Bowl ring delivered to Halas Hall - Chicago Tribune - Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan sported an attention-grabbing piece of jewelry — his massive 10-karat white-and-gold ring with a total of 212 diamonds set in.

Pictures: Bears' mandatory minicamp - Chicago Tribune - Photos from Bears minicamp practice on June 14-16, 2016.

Bear Download - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Biggs: As the offense stays the same, a lot changes for Jay Cutler and Bears - Chicago Tribune - Though the new offensive coordinator is familiar as Jay Cutler's quarterbacks coach, many personnel changes means learning curve sharp.

Rosenbloom: Sorry, but I only care about Alshon Jeffery making plays, not comments - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are playing by their own silly, brainwashing rules. Alshon Jeffery is playing by his collectively bargained rights. That¿s what it comes down to.

Wiltfong: Can the Chicago Bears go worst to first? - Windy City Gridiron - In the last 13 years, 17 teams have gone worst to first in the NFL, so what are the chances the Chicago Bears do it in 2016?

Gantt: Jay Cutler happy to have "big guy" Alshon Jeffery back with team - ProFootballTalk - The Bears finally got franchise-tagged wide receiver Alshon Jeffery back in the building this week, and it's clear that was a welcome sight for quarterback Jay Cutler.

Dickerson: Meet the Chicago Bears' offensive line's new social chair, Kyle Long - Chicago Bears Blog- ESPN - Chicago's offensive line is a close-knit group that often enjoys each other's company outside the team facility.


Jackson: Ravens sitting Monroe while they try to trade him - ProFootballTalk - The Ravens are holding offensive tackle Eugene Monroe out of minicamp practices because they're trying to trade him, Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters Tuesday.

Orr: Which players could sign mega-deals this summer? - - With names like Chargers wideout Keenan Allen and Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox recently inking big deals, Conor Orr takes a look at some other potential deals that could be expected this summer.

Bucholtz: Darren McFadden broke elbow trying to catch his phone - TheComeback.comCowboys' RB Darren McFadden reportedly broke his elbow trying to catch his iPhone 6S.

NFL Salary Cap Space - Over The Cap - NFL salary cap space estimates for all 32 teams in the 2016 NFL seasons, the bears currently sit in 6th best position in the league.

Orr: Image makeover? Suh showing off comedic chops - - The normally reticent Ndamukong Suh now is showing off his newfound comedic instincts. Conor Orr tries to make sense what this could mean for the Dolphins in 2016.


Gates: Xavier Rhodes Took On The Best This Offseason - Daily NorsemanVikings' cornerback Xavier Rhodes had a pretty interesting offseason. What was he doing? Just working out with some of the NFL's best receivers.

Reisman: Darius Slay believes he’s the seventh-best cornerback in the league - Pride Of Detroit - Entering his contract year, Darius Slay is feeling confident in his abilities.

Mitrosilis: The Green Bay Packers are using science to see if Eddie Lacy is actually in shape - FOX SportsGreen Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy has worked extremely hard this offseason to get in better shape for the 2016 season after last year ended with head coach Mike McCarthy calling him out, saying, "He cannot play at the weight he did this year." All those efforts seem to have paid off so far as Lacy looks significantly leaner this spring, which his Packers teammates have noticed.

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