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The Bear's Den, June 29, 2016

Out of respect for Buddy Ryan, we have a special version of the "Bear's Den" in his honor with the stories of his life and passing. Here's the "rest of the Chicago Bears news" from the day.

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Sessler: Mike Singletary to serve as Rams defensive assistant - - Mike Singletary is returning to the NFL. The Hall of Fame linebacker and former coach of the 49ers announced Tuesday that he will work with the Rams defense this season in an advisory role.

Perez: Mike Singletary says he ‘will be coaching this year’ - Bears WireChicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary said he expects to be on the Rams' coaching staff this season


Emma: Bears’ Bolstered Defense Will Make The Difference - CBS Chicago - Noise seems to be a constant now in Bears practices. It’s chirping from the defense and its new leaders, linebackers Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman. It resonates with the rest of this rising unit. Like Trevathan said, that new swagger will spread like wild fire. This is just the beginning.

Perez: Bears, Vikings exchange jabs on Twitter - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings exchanged jabs on Twitter today, featuring WR Alshon Jeffery and more

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my NFL Thoughts this week and be sure to drop a few thoughts of your own in the comment section.

Fishbain: 2016 Bear Necessities No. 19, DL Jonathan Bullard - Pro Football Weekly - Bears' third-round pick, Bullard, could be making impact early on the D-line

Perez: Akiem Hicks’ contract is the Bears’ most team-friendly deal - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears added Akiem Hicks during the 2016 free agency period and his contract is the most team-friendly deal on the roster.

Mayer: Braverman featured in "Meet the Rookies" - - Bears seventh-round pick Daniel Braverman is featured in the second segment of "Meet the Rookies," a four-part series that chronicles the inspirational stories of the team's newest players.

Perez: Matthew Berry is more important to the NFL than any Chicago Bear, according to USA Today - Bears Wire - USA Today recently listed the 100 most important people in the NFL. There are certainly some surprises and not a single Chicago Bear.

Stevens: The Chicago Bears need a new return man - Cover32 - Since the departure of Devin Hester, the Chicago Bears has yet to find a standout return man.


NFL commits $10 million to sexual violence prevention initiative - - Three leading sexual violence prevention organizations announced today the creation of "Raliance," a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation.


Payton: The Detroit Lions Court of Fan Opinions: Matthew Stafford - Pride Of Detroit - On today's docket, Matthew Stafford. Quite possibly the most polarizing athlete in Detroit sports history. It's as if Moses himself came to Detroit and split Lions fans like the Red Sea. On one side, the fans that want nothing more than the Lions to move on from Stafford. On the other are the fans that believe Stafford's as good as it gets for the Lions. I know which side I'm on. But I've always wondered what goes through the head of both sets of fans. Why do they feel the way they do about No. 9 in Honolulu Blue?

Alper: Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson 'Sometimes I didn’t work hard enough' - ProFootballTalk - The Vikings didn't pick up their fifth-year option on wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson's contract this offseason, leaving the 2013 first-round pick on track for free agency after the season.

Goessling's NFC North Q&A: Wil Adrian Peterson lead NFL in rushing at age 31? - ESPN -'s NFC North reporters don't see Adrian Peterson slowing down anytime soon.

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