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The Bear's Den: July 26, 2016

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Training camp has started for the Colts and the Hated Packers, as the Bears get ready to open camp this weekend... plus, we see the return of the "Troll In The Poll".

"I'm on TV!!! Hi Everybody!!!"
"I'm on TV!!! Hi Everybody!!!"
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Weaver: Walter Payton would have turned 62 July 25th - Cover32 - Walter Payton would have turned 62 years old today. Unfortunately on November 1st, 1999 the Sweetness was taken from us all too soon.

Fishbain: Keep an eye on these 5 unknown Chicago Bears in Bourbonnais - Pro Football Weekly - Will any find their name on the final Bears' roster?

Mayer: Offensive players to watch in camp - ChicagoBears - Second-year pro Jeremy Langford will be among the most intriguing players to watch on offense when the Bears begin training camp Wednesday in Bourbonnais.

Fishbain's 2016 Bear Necessities: No. 1, QB Jay Cutler - Pro Football Weekly - Cutler is always the most important Bear; now can he build off his 2015 success?

Perez: Predicting which cornerbacks will make the Chicago Bears’ final roster - Bears Wire - A look at which Chicago Bears' cornerbacks will make the final roster in 2016

Finley: 5 things to watch at Bears training camp - Chicago Sun-Times - Two days before Bears players report to Bourbonnais, here are five things I know I want to watch in training camp...

Perez: Predicting which safeties will make the Chicago Bears’ final roster - Bears Wire - A look at the Chicago Bears' safeties and the players who will make the team's final roster

Potash: Phil Emery's imprint still visible on ever-changing Bears roster - Chicago Sun-Times - In all, 22 Emery-era players remain on the Bears’ 90-man roster heading into training camp, including 20 acquired by Emery in 2012-14. Ken's Note: Emery has only been gone 18 months I would sure hope we still have a lot of his guys playing... sheesh...

Finley: 5 things to watch at Bears training camp - Chicago Sun-Times - Two days before Bears players report to Bourbonnais, here are five things I know I want to watch in training camp:

Mullen: Bears mix of QB Jay Cutler with OC Dowell Loggains still a critical work in progress - CSN Chicago - The Bears mix of quarterback Jay Cutler and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is still a critical work in progress.

Podcast: 3 Bears who might be key to team's return to relevance - Chicago Tribune - The development of Leonard Floyd, Kevin White and Kyle Fuller may directly reflect just how fast the Bears can pull off a return to relevance.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Training Camp Preview: The offensive line has depth issues - Windy City Gridiron - We’re taking at look at the Chicago Bears' offensive line in our latest training camp preview.

Householder: The Chicago Bears All-Training Camp Team - Windy City Gridiron - Who doesn’t fall in love with a prospect or two during training camp? Every year it inevitably happens. Some fringe player starts making huge plays, all the beat reporters do feature stories on his...

Sunderbruch: Cutler Fact or Fiction: Coach-Killer - Windy City Gridiron - Does Jay Cutler take a greater-than-average toll on the careers of his head coaches?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Maxwell Street Polish - A Maxwell Street Polish consists of a grilled or fried length of Polish sausage topped with grilled onions and yellow mustard and optional pickled whole, green sport peppers, served on a bun. The sandwich traces its origins to Chicago's Maxwell Street market, and has been called one of "the classic foods synonymous with Chicago".

Florio: NFL, NFLPA unveil new concussion protocol enforcement policy - ProFootballTalk - Last year's embarrassing failure of the Rams and the NFL to get quarterback Case Keenum off the field when he obviously had suffered a concussion resulted in no discipline for anyone involved.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Biggs' Training camp preview: Checking in on Bears' NFC North rivals - Chicago Tribune - The Packers were stung by the loss of wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a torn ACL in preseason and stumbled in the second half of the season after a 6-0 start.

Reisman: 2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles, has Taylor Decker already won the left tackle job? - Pride Of Detroit - Can Riley Reiff hold off Taylor Decker for the left tackle job or is it already too late?

Gates: Phil Loadholt Announces His Retirement - Daily Norseman - Following a setback suffered in mini-camp, the longtime right tackle for the Vikings has decided to call it a career.

Alper: Mike McCarthy says Aaron Rodgers in "best shape" I’ve seen - ProFootballTalk - The Packers offseason started with coach Mike McCarthy talking about running back Eddie Lacy needing to lose weight, but he's not the only player whose waistline became a talking point in the last few months.

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