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The Bear's Den, July 19, 2016

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We have officially moved from the "Season of the Lists" to the "Season of the Preseason Previews". Fortunately, this is the LAST of the "seasons" before training camp... so that's a win, right?

Willie Young gets in Teddy Bridgewater's face
Willie Young gets in Teddy Bridgewater's face
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

PEANUT

Noble: Former Chicago Bears legend Charles Tillman announces retirement - Windy City Gridiron - One of the all-time greats is hanging up the cleats... Charles Tillman, has announced his retirement from the NFL. Tillman was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2nd round of the 2003 NFL Draft, and spent the next 12 seasons wearing the navy and orange.

Rosenthal: Veteran DB Charles Tillman retires after 13 seasons - NFL.com - Charles Tillman is retiring after 13 seasons in the NFL. Tillman announced the news on Twitter via YouTube Monday, wrapping up a distinguished career where he played a big role on many great defenses.

Dickerson: Charles Tillman retires as greatest defensive back in Bears' history - ESPN - Charles Tillman retired Monday, ranking third on the franchise list for interceptions and No. 1 in several categories, including forced fumbles.

Mayer: Tillman retires after 13 NFL seasons - ChicagoBears.comCharles Tillman's illustrious 13-year NFL career officially ended Monday when the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback announced his retirement.

Perez: Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman retires from NFL after 13 seasons - Bears Wire - Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman announced his retirement from the NFL after 13 seasons, 12 of which with the Bears

Former Bears corner Charles Tillman announces retirement with 'Peanut Punch' video - CSN Chicago - Charles Tillman announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, bringing an end to a 13-year pro career, 12 of which he spent with the Bears.

VIDEO: Charles Tillman Career Highlights - ChicagoBears.com - Former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman retires from the NFL.

BEARRRSSSS

Mayer: Bears offensive line sports new look - ChicagoBears.com - The offensive line that steps on the field when the Bears open training camp next week will be dramatically different than the one that spent last summer in Bourbonnais.

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.

Wiltfong: See where the Chicago Bears' rookies were ranked on the Dallas Cowboys' draft board - Windy City Gridiron - Once again, thanks to our sister site that covers the Dallas Cowboys, Blogging The Boys, we have access to most of the Cowboys' 2016 draft board, so we'll take a look at how Jerry Jones and company had the Chicago Bears draft class slotted.

Sunderbruch: Cutler Fact or Fiction, Super Bowl Aspirations - Windy City Gridiron - Smokin' Jay can only win a Super Bowl if he dramatically ups his game, right?

LIVING IN THE SEASON OF THE PREVIEWS

Emma's Bears Position Preview: There’s Depth At Quarterback - CBS ChicagoJay Cutler is back for his eighth season as starter, but who else joins on the depth chart?

Fishbain: 2016 Chicago Bears training camp preview, Defensive Line - Pro Football Weekly - Hicks and Bullard join Goldman in what should be a much better Bears D-line

Arthur Arkush: 2016 Bear Necessities, No. 6 S Adrian Amos - Pro Football Weekly - Bears showing great faith in Amos after he was defensive ironman as fifth-round rookie in 2015

Perez: Top 25 most important Bears of 2016, No. 14 Bobby Massie - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears added right tackle Bobby Massie in free agency, and he'll have one of the most important roles on the team in 2016.

Wiederer's Bears position preview: Offensive line - Chicago Tribune - There is a lot of potential with the offensive line, but to fulfill it second-year center Hroniss Grasu has to become more an answer than a question.

Campbell's Bears position preview: Defensive line - Chicago Tribune - There's a bit of upside to this group that lacks a proven game-wrecker. Eddie Goldman as a rookie last season established himself as a building block for the 3-4 front.

Campbell's Bears position preview: Running backs - Chicago Tribune - The Bears made no effort to re-sign Matt Forte, allowing the decorated and reliable eight-year veteran to sign with the Jets on a three-year, $12 million contract.

Wiederer's Bears position preview: Inside linebackers - Chicago Tribune - Of all the upgrades the Bears made to their defense over the offseason, the improvement at inside linebacker will be significant and immediately obvious.

Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2016: #1 Is Jay Cutler still ascending as a player? - Windy City Gridiron - For the 8th consecutive year, I'm bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. Next up, back at his customary #1 spot after last season's #4 ranking, quarterback Jay Cutler.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Seifert: How the NFL trains officials on catch rule, 'if in doubt, incomplete' - ESPN - In an effort to get everyone on the same page, Dean Blandino offers a quick mantra to all NFL officials: "Bang-bang is incomplete."

Fowler: Robots are invading NFL training camps, Bears interested - ESPN - They're fast and durable and ultimately may help reduce incidents of brain trauma. Mobile Virtual Players aren't perfect, but more NFL teams are seeing the value in these mobile tackling dummies.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Duffy: Aaron Rodgers Says Alex Smith Was Picked No. 1 Because He Was More Polite - Bleacher Report - The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

DN’s Absolutely Unofficial Training Camp Guide - Daily Norseman - We share our experience and information to help you have a great trip to Minnesota Vikings training camp in Mankato...

Kato: Can Detroit count on Tahir Whitehead to stop the run? - Pride Of Detroit - That Tahir Whitehead did not show much against the run in 2015 had more to do with utilization than ability. If Detroit had put him on the field more, he most likely would have delivered.

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