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Pernell McPhee is a Grown-Ass Man

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The Bears will open the 2016 season on the road against the defending AFC South Champion Houston Texans and over at our sister site, Battle Red Blog, they've already started to preview the September 11th game. Brett Kollmann, who is one of the better Xs and Os guys on SB Nation, has a tremendous Film Room series that he does, and yesterday he spotlighted Bears' outside linebacker Pernell McPhee.

Health is an obvious concern for McPhee, but I think the OLB group of the Bears can be a really strong one. With McPhee, Lamarr Houston, Willie Young, Sam Acho and rookie Leonard Floyd, there are enough bodies to keep everyone fresh all season long.

You factor in the upgrades made all along the front seven and this defense should make a big leap in play this season.