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The Weekend Bear's Den: June 18-19, 2016

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Mini-camps are done, the weekend is here, and the weather in Chicago is lovely! Even better, each day brings us one closer to the pre-season, which can't get here soon enough for Bears fans.

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BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Wiederer: Bears offense still a work in progress as training camp approaches - Chicago Tribune - Maybe a Bears offense that ranked 21st last season in yards per game and yards per play will experience a major breakthrough in 2016. Then again, maybe it won't.

Campbell: Uncertainties carry the Bears into summer break - Chicago Tribune - Springtime in the NFL is reserved for optimism, and the Bears' reasons for it are clear. But the questions ahead loom larger, starting with a new-look offense.

Chicago Bears Twitter mailbag: Is Alshon Jeffery a goner after 2016? - Answering questions about Alshon Jeffery, wide receiver screens, how the Bears should spend that cap money and more.

Hub's Crew's Podcast: Bears DE Akiem Hicks and CSN Chicago's Moon Mullin join Chicago Football Podcast - Pro Football Weekly - It's summer vacation time! For the Bears, that is. Minicamp and the offseason program came to an end this week, and Kevin recaps the big stories (Alshon Jeffery). Kevin talks with Comcast SportsNet's Moon Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) about what we can gle

Perez: Bears’ first-round pick Leonard Floyd sports his new digs on Twitter - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears' first-round pick Leonard Floyd sported his No. 94 jersey for the first time on Twitter

Ottochain: Kevin White healthy, confident and ready for football - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White is completely past his shin injury and ready to be a big-time play-maker for his offense.

Cox: Tony Moeaki signing injects competition into tight end position - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears signed free agent tight end Tony Moeaki, who adds experience and competition to this roster when healthy.

Ottochain: Where does Roy Robertson-Harris fit into the outside linebacker rotation? - Bears Wire - Listen as Bears Wire talks with Emory Hunt of FootballGameplan.com about Chicago Bears undrafted outside linebacker Roy Robertson-Harris.

Jahns: What I learned from Bears' offseason program - Chicago Sun-Times - It's only June, but the Bears are looking like a much different team.

Mullen: Three answers to 'So, how do the Bears look?' - CSN Chicago - How exactly do the Bears look as minicamp wrapped up? Three answers to that question emerged over the past several weeks.

LeGere: Chicago Bears receiver Jeffery dealing with his decision - Daily Herald - Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was well aware that his decision to skip the optional part of the off-season program was unpopular. But he's dealing with it.

Wiederer: Bears offense still a work in progress as training camp closes in - Chicago Tribune - Maybe a Bears offense that ranked 21st last season in yards per game and yards per play will experience a major breakthrough in 2016. Then again, maybe it won't.

Campbell: Uncertainties carry the Bears into summer break - Chicago Tribune - Springtime in the NFL is reserved for optimism, and the Bears' reasons for it are clear. But the questions ahead loom larger, starting with a new-look offense.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Smith: Robert Griffin III looked shaky in Browns’ practices - ProFootballTalkRobert Griffin III may still be the favorite to win the Browns' quarterback competition, but he hasn't earned the job yet. And in the Browns' offseason program, he didn't inspire a lot of confidence that he's going to be a great player in coach Hue Jackson's offense.

Kittistad: Bears Fans, a St. Francis couple, rescue baby from hot car in Green Bay - CBS 58 Milwaukee - A man has been charged with 'child neglect' in Green Bay after his one-year-old son was rescued from the inside of a mini-van. Investigators say it happened in the heat of Sunday afternoon. The van...

KNOW THY ENEMY

Chadiha: Detroit Lions eager to prove there is life after Calvin Johnson - NFL.com - What will the Detroit Lions' offense look like without Calvin Johnson out wide? Jeffri Chadiha says Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate and Co. are eager to prove this attack can still be explosive in 2016.

Zinski: Teddy Bridgewater will throw to Antonio Brown in Miami - TheVikingAge.comTeddy Bridgewater will have Antonio Brown as his special guest when he hosts his next round of Florida workouts.

Rothstein: Lions Mailbag, can Zach Zenner be the Detroit Lions' power back in 2016? - ESPN - Questions at running back, offensive line and defensive end will linger until the Lions return for training camp in July.

Demovsky: Doughnuts are for tackling, not eating, at Green Bay Packers practices - ESPN - The Packers have tried several unconventional drills during offseason practices, the latest being the use of tackling doughnuts.

Wilde: Green Bay Packers' Tim Masthay does not take NFL career for granted - ESPN - Green Bay Packers punter Tim Masthay understands how fleeting an NFL career can be and has been cautious with his earnings.

Wilde: Green Bay Packers' Tim Masthay does not take NFL career for granted - ESPN - Green Bay Packers punter Tim Masthay understands how fleeting an NFL career can be and has been cautious with his earnings.

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