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The Bear's Den, June 7, 2016

The Bears finish signing their draft class while one bitter rival renounces the food that makes his state famous, and another division rival moves into their new stadium located on Chicago Avenue. Strange things are afoot in the NFC North.

Willie Young helps "that person from Green Bay" cut the cheese during the Bears Thanksgiving victory over "those people"
Willie Young helps "that person from Green Bay" cut the cheese during the Bears Thanksgiving victory over "those people"
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Dickerson: Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller embraces life after Martellus Bennett - ESPNZach Miller believes that with an increased workload now as the No. 1 tight end, he can really build upon his career year in 2015.

Chat replay: PFW's Kevin Fishbain takes your Chicago Bears questions - Pro Football Weekly - OTA's: I can tell you that Pernell McPhee and Alshon Jeffery have not been present. But I think everyone knows that by now. I can't really break down who's playing with the 1's, 2's and 3's but I have been watching the wide receivers closely, where it's been fun to see Kevin White, and Josh Bellamy has been very active. I've only watched two sessions - there's another open one on Wednesday and then 3 practices next week when I should have a better idea of how guys are performing.

Mayer: Bears ink Bullard to four-year deal (& Florida highlights video) - - The Bears on Monday signed third-round pick Jonathan Bullard to a four-year deal and now have their entire 2016 draft class under contract.

Ottochain: The Captivating Career of Jay Cutler - Bears Wire - No player in NFL history has overcome more and received less credit than Jay Cutler. His career has been nothing short of miraculous.

Danny Trevathan documents trip to White House with former Broncos teammates - CSN ChicagoDanny Trevathan is documenting his day at the White House with his former Bronco teammates. President Obama is honoring the Super Bowl 50 champs.

Wiltfong: Just how bad is the Chicago Bears' roster? - Windy City Gridiron - Pro Football Focus has ranked every roster in the NFL and they only have two teams ranked below the Chicago Bears.

ITB: Butkus on dangers of steroids - - Things heat up as Spice Adams and Bears defensive back Chris Prosinski sweat through a session of hot yoga.

ITB: Spice, Prosinski try hot yoga - - Things heat up as Spice Adams and Bears defensive back Chris Prosinski sweat through a session of hot yoga.

Mayer: Eleven ex-Bears on College HOF ballot - - Former star middle linebacker Brian Urlacher is among 11 ex-Bears players who are on the ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Sanderson: Broncos fly Trevathan to White House in coach after signing with Bears - - Trevathan: "They booked my flight for economy to The White House!!! Come on Broncos"!!!

Cox: Is Leonard Floyd more Jason Taylor or Dion Jordan? - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' first-round pick has boom-or-bust potential with striking similarities to Jason Taylor and Dion Jordan.


Seifert: Projecting NFL's next big-money contracts - ESPNHarrison Smith's big deal is just the beginning; Le'Veon Bell, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck and Von Miller are among those who could cash in soon.

The NFL-to-London talk heated up at the owners' meetings - Las Vegas and the Super Bowl appeared to be large talking points at the NFL’s Spring meetings. However, the talk of a team to London was a big one among NFL owners.

Lichtenstadter: The San Francisco 49ers aren't favored in a single game in 2016 - - The San Francisco 49ers currently aren't favored in a single game in 2016.

Kilgore: Ravens lineman urges NFL to remove marijuana from banned substance list - Chicago Tribune via Washington PostEugene Monroe made up his mind, his conviction steeled by obsessive research. He would advocate publicly for medical marijuana use in the NFL.


Demovsky: Aaron Rodgers cuts the cheese & it's national news - ESPNAaron Rodgers has removed dairy products from his diet as part of a long-term nutrition plan to help him play as long as possible.

Smith: Vikings, Harrison Smith agree to five-year contract extension - ProFootballTalk - The Vikings think they got one of the best safeties in the league when they took Harrison Smith in the first round of the 2012 draft, and now they're paying him like it. Smith has agreed to a five-year, $51.25 million extension that includes a $10 million signing bonus.

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