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The Bear's Den: July 18, 2016

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The Chicago Bears are now just days away from training camp. The final big roster question, whether Alshon Jeffery would work out a long-term deal with the Bears has been answered.

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Reisman: Previewing the Lions opponents, The Chicago Bears - Pride Of Detroit - Will the Detroit Lions continue to own the Chicago Bears, or have the Bears finally turned things around?

Wiedman: Dark horse Greg Scruggs the newest Bears tight end - NFL Spin Zone - The Chicago Bears are in short supply of tight ends and decided to pull defensive end, Greg Scruggs to fill the need. He could be the golden ticket.

Altman: NFC North, Three Burning Questions For Each Team Entering Training Camp - CBS Local Sports - Up on tap today is the NFC North, a division that was a two-team race between the Packers and Vikings much of last year, but could prove trickier to sort out in 2016.

Infante: Pros and Cons of potentially re-signing Alshon Jeffery - Cover32 - The Chicago Bears chose not to re-sign WR Alshon Jeffery at the franchise tag deadline. Is he worth paying elite money for?

Emma: Bears, Jeffery Entering An Uncertain Future - CBS Chicago - Jeffery and the Bears failed to reach a long-term deal. So what is next?

Atkins: My Favorite Football Moment, Chicago Bears ILB Danny Trevathan - Pro Football Weekly - Fifth-year ILB recalls game vs. Cowboys, when he went from 'that guy' to household name

Perez: Eddie Royal could be the Bears’ breakout player of 2016 - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal appears ready to have a breakout season in 2016

Perez: Bears made right decision by making Alshon Jeffery play on one-year deal - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears made the right decision making WR Alshon Jeffery play the 2016 season on a one-year deal

Cox: What we do and don’t know about the Bears’ defensive line - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' defensive line is young and talented, creating optimism for the future but also a number of questions to be answered.

Mullen: Bears Camping Out 2016, Defensive backs desperate for takeaways - CSN Chicago - Only one team recorded fewer than the Bears' eight total interceptions, a franchise low, during the 2015 season.

Mullen: Bears Camping Out ’16, WRs need to prove durability as well as abilities - CSN Chicago - The Bears' wide receiver corps will need to remain healthy and then prove they're able to produce for Jay Cutler.

Fishbain's 2016 Chicago Bears training camp preview: Offensive Line - Pro Football Weekly - It appears only two players on the Bears’ offensive line will start at the same positions where they ended 2015: Charles Leno and Hroniss Grasu at left tackle and center, respectively. Kyle Long has moved back to right guard, the Bears signed Bobby Massie to play right tackle and there will be a competition to start at left guard. John Fox, Dowell Loggains and Dave Magazu have a vision for this group and we’ll watch it continue to form in Bourbonnais.

Salem: Slow your Roll on Jeremy Langford - NFL Spin Zone - The NFL is ready to anoint Chicago Bears' running back Jeremy Langford the next big thing, but slow your roll. His numbers were never there. Give him time.

Wiedman: Kyle Fuller and Tracy Porter Solid Tandem, But - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Analyst Ike Taylor seems to think the Chicago Bears have a tandem duo in cornerbacks Kyle Fuller and Tracy Porter. Is that really the case?

LIVING IN THE SEASON OF THE LISTS

Perez: Top 25 most important Bears of 2016, No. 15 Jeremy Langford - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford is one of the team's most important players in 2016 as he tries to fill the void left by Matt Forte

Perez: Top 25 most important Bears of 2016, No. 16 Hroniss Grasu - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' second-year center Hroniss Grasu will be one of the most important players on the team heading into the 2016 NFL season

POLISH SAUSAGE

Wolfe: Kapri Bibbs made it out of Chicago and it made him – The Denver Post - Deadly, devastating and disgusting as it is at times to Broncos running back Kapri Bibbs, Chicago is home.

Bergman: Redskins offered Kirk Cousins $24M in guarantees - NFL.com - As the franchise tag deadline passed, Kirk Cousins and the Redskins did not come to terms on a new deal. In fact, Washington's offer hadn't changed in five months.

Former Bears host charity events in Chicago - CSN Chicago - Former Bears defensive back Charles Tillman and defensive lineman Israel Idonije hosted charity events for their respective foundations Thursday evening...

KNOW THY ENEMY

Lions' Slay praises Caldwell: 'Best coach I’ve ever had in my life' | theScore.com - After watching most of his coaching staff get fired last season, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell might be concerned about his job security, but not if he asks Darius Slay.

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