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The Bear's Den: July 28, 2016

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WE SURVIVED! It's HERE! Training camp is ACTUALLY FINALLY HERE!!! Man, that was brutal.

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

BEARRRSSSS

Mayer: Bears sign DB Boykin, WR Daniels - ChicagoBears.com - On their first day of training camp Wednesday, the Bears signed defensive back Brandon Boykin and receiver B.J. Daniels.

Mitchell: Bears sign Brandon Boykin, B.J. Daniels - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have added a veteran slot cornerback in Boykin and wideout depth with Daniels on the eve of training camp.

Byrne: Bears Sign Brandon Boykin, B.J. Daniels - ProFootballRumors - The Bears have signed free agent cornerback Brandon Boykin to an undisclosed contract, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times was among those to report (Twitter link). In addition to Boykin, the Bears have added free agent wide receiver B.J. Daniels, thus bringing their roster to the 90-player maximum.

Perez: Bears to conduct physicals, conditioning tests on eve of training camp - Bears WireChicago Bears will conduct medical exams and physical conditioning tests to determine who will start training camp on the PUP list

Potash: How optimistic are you about the 2016 Bears? Take our test - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears are considered a candidate to be a surprise team in the NFL this season. But few if any are enthusiastic enough to actually predict it.

Jahns: 5 things to watch at Bears training camp - Chicago Sun-Times - With Bears players reporting to Bourbonnais on Wednesday, here are five things I know I want to watch in training camp.

Emma's Bears Position Preview: Little Is Certain In The Secondary - CBS Chicago - The Bears are counting on health and consistency with little depth in the secondary.

Perez: Are you ready for Bears’ training camp? - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears released a training camp hype video in advance of July 28 first day of practices

Cox: Bears RB Ka’Deem Carey says WR Kevin White is ‘unbelievable’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears running back Ka'Deem Carey is one of the few people who have seen Kevin White up close in action, and he liked what he saw.

Video: Leonard Floyd in good hands with John Fox - ESPN - Louis Riddick explains why John Fox is the perfect guy to develop Leonard Floyd into an elite pass rusher.

Fishbain: Chicago Bears position battles heading into 2016 training camp - Pro Football Weekly - An in-depth look at some of the positions still unsettled going into Bourbonnais

Perez: Bears WR Josh Bellamy reports to training camp on a hoverboard - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears WR Josh Bellamy made a grand entrance at training camp when he arrived on a hoverboard for the team's reporting day

Kaberon: Ex-Bears share camp memories - ChicagoBears.com - The heat, the competition and the fights – three former Bears recall their time at training camp.

Cox: Bears players share their excitement for training camp on Twitter - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are all ready for training camp, and they took to Twitter to share how excited they are to be in Bourbonnais.

Jahns: Bears place OLB Pernell McPhee on PUP list - Chicago Sun-Times - Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee was one of the Bears' best players last season.

Finley: With no playoff buzz, Bears feel 'league-wide disrespect' - Chicago Sun-Times - Citing a "league-wide disrespect on the Chicago Bears," guard Kyle Long said the team knows few are picking it to reach the playoffs.

Cutler: I feel like there's been a major shift in experience - CSN Chicago - Bears QB Jay Cutler talks about the major shift in experience, particularly on offense, and being a veteran in a young locker room.

Chicago Bears 2016 Enhanced Security Procedures - ChicagoBears.com - To enhance game day safety for fans, the NFL has implemented a new policy to limit the quantity and size of bags that are permitted inside stadiums. Based on recommended NFL public safety best practices, the Bears strongly encourage fans to not bring any bags.

Mullen: John Fox, Bears coaches balancing workload with injury risk as training camp convenes - CSN Chicago - John Fox and the Bears coaching staff is balancing a "fine line" of a heavy workload with injury risk as 2016 training camp convenes.

Boden: Bears first-month foes already adapting - CSN Chicago - While the Bears deal with roster depth in training camp, their first-month opponents have to adjust to injuries and suspensions as well.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2016 Position Battles: Are the Outside Linebackers ready to dominate? - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears report to training camp today, so we’ll continue our series looking at all their training camp position battles.

Photos: Bears report to training camp in Bourbonnais - Chicago Tribune - Photos of the Chicago Bears reporting to training camp in Bourbonnais on July 27, 2016.

Campbell & Wiederer: Bears return to Bourbonnais, embrace 'new attitude' - Chicago Tribune - Bears players streamed onto campus at Olivet Nazarene University on Wednesday to report for John Fox’s second training camp as coach

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my latest batch of Thoughts on the NFL and please do leave a few of your own thoughts in the comment section...

Biggs: Development of Kevin White, Leonard Floyd as important for Ryan Pace as wins - Chicago TribuneKevin White and Leonard Floyd are the first back-to-back top-10 picks for the Chicago Bears since Brian Urlacher and David Terrell in 2000-2001.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears place three on the PUP list to open training camp - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have announced that outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, offensive lineman Amini Silatolu and wide receiver Marquess Wilson will all begin camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Morrissey: Despite John Fox's history, 8-8 sounds right for these Bears - Chicago Sun-TimesKen's Note: Warning, Morrissey alert: "I don’t think I’m caving in to the hype that accompanies every Bears training camp, but it looks like the team won’t stop at winning this season’s Super Bowl. We’re talking a dynasty, statues outside Soldier Field and sainthood for John Fox. Kidding. Kid-ding."

Video: Charles Tillman throws out first pitch before Cubs-White Sox - CSN Chicago - Former Bears CB Charles Tillman threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday's Cubs-White Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passes on watching his brother on 'The Bachelorette' - Chicago TribunePackers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is passing on an opportunity to go into detail about his relationship with his reality show contestant-brother.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Payton: Win or lose, these aren't your 'same old Lions' - Pride Of DetroitKen's Note: We vote LOSE. A lot.

Reisman: 2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles, who starts at strongside linebacker? - Pride Of Detroit - Will Kyle Van Noy really take that extra step this year, or will the Lions have to rely on their reserves?

Hirschhorn: Datone Jones' weight loss could leave defensive line light in Week 1 - Acme Packing Company - With Datone Jones spending more of his time at outside linebacker and Mike Pennel suspended for the first four games of the season, the defensive line could suffer.

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