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The Bear's Den: July 21, 2016

The Chicago Bears have added another veteran guard into the offensive line mix, adding competition at both guard and center. Who will the starting job for the season opener? Stay tuned.

Staley outshines ESPN in TV coverage...
Staley outshines ESPN in TV coverage...
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Podcast: Lester joins the Maximus & The Bartender Crew & talks Bears football - Maximus & The Bartender - Lester Wiltfong, Jr. from talked about Peanut Tillman's retirement and what the Bears should do with Alshon Jeffery going forward.

Mullen: After Matt Forte, Jay Cutler, Bears 'O' need a security blanket - CSN Chicago - With the Bears moving on from Matt Forte, how will the running back situation look entering the 2016 season?

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign Amini Silatolu - Windy City Gridiron - Adam Caplan of ESPN is reporting that the Chicago Bears have signed offensive guard Amini Silatolu to a one year contract.


Emma's Bears Position Preview: It’s Jeremy Langford’s Time At RB - CBS Chicago - The Bears are counting on Langford for consistency.

Dickenson: Will Jay Cutler thrive for second straight year for Chicago Bears? - ESPN - The Bears can ill afford for Jay Cutler to regress after he displayed such poise and promise last season.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Training Camp Preview: Are you confident in the Tight Ends? - Windy City Gridiron - We’re running down a training camp breakdown of every position group on the Chicago Bears.

Fishbain: 2016 Bear Necessities No. 5, OG Kyle Long - Pro Football Weekly - Another Pro Bowl season for Long should line him up for a big contract from the Bears

Fishbain: 2016 Chicago Bears training camp preview, Outside Linebackers - Pro Football Weekly - McPhee, Floyd, Houston and Young lead a deep, intriguing position group for the Bears

Podcast: Will Brinson of CBS Sports helps Hub's crew preview Chicago Bears training camp - Pro Football Weekly - Summer is coming to an end in the NFL world with training camps beginning next week, so Kevin recapped the big news of the summer, or not news of the summer, with Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) of CBS Sports.

Wiederer: Bears position preview, Quarterbacks - Chicago Tribune - Jay Cutler will be working with his sixth offensive coordinator in eight years. But the in-house promotion of Dowell Loggains hasn't forced Cutler to start totally anew.

Mayer: Miller heads to camp as top tight end - - After his breakout season last year, Zach Miller will head to training camp next week as the Bears' undisputed No. 1 tight end.

Campbell: Bears position preview, Cornerbacks - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are out to correct a glaring issue. Last season they forced only 17 turnovers, fewest since the team began tracking the stat in 1940.

Perez: Top 25 most important Bears of 2016, No. 13 Akiem Hicks - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears signed Akiem Hicks this offseason as one of their critical pieces in the transition to a 3-4 defense under coach John Fox

Perez: Predicting which defensive linemen will make the Chicago Bears’ final roster - Bears Wire - A look at the Chicago Bears' defensive linemen and which ones have the best chance to make the final roster out of training camp

Wiederer: Bears position preview, wide receivers - Chicago Tribune - For the Bears wide receivers everything boils down to whether Alshon Jeffery can prove his long-term worth and Kevin White can justify his high draft status.


Florio: Blandino explains catch rule, and it’s starting to make sense (again) - ProFootballTalk - Recently, I went from thinking (again) that I finally understand the catch rule to thinking (again) that I don't. I'm now back to understanding it. For now.

Jenkins: Why Roger Goodell, not Tom Brady, is Deflategate's real loser - Washington Post via Chicago Tribune - Deflategate has always been an inverted scandal. The real attack on the integrity of the game came not from the Patriots, but from the NFL commissioner.

Three Rivers Stadium website still active 15 years after stadium was demolished - Welcome to the Three Rivers Stadium website. You can see all of the events scheduled (none) at the stadium (which hasn't been standing for a decade and and a half). Ken's Note: Yeah, this is totally random but I thought it was interesting... and also fun to see how much web design has changed over the last 15 years.

2016 NFL Rulebook - NFL Football Operations - Explore the official rules of the game.


Rogers: Detroit Lions training camp preview: Rookie offers boost for defensive line - - A'Shawn Robinson could be key to the unit's development.

Coyer: Minnesota Vikings 4 quarters- 2016 season preview - TheVikingAge - A look ahead to the 2016 Minnesota Vikings season with win-loss expectations, player expectations, and games that stand out going into the season.

Noonan: Packers 2016 Roster Predictions: Keeping seven Outside Linebackers is realistic - Acme Packing Company - Can the Packers really keep seven pass-rushers? The versatility of several of these players makes it plausible, maybe even likely.

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