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Fourth of July hangover? Not here at Windy City Gridiron, let's hit the post-holiday ground running... turn the amp up to 11 and let it rock!

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

BEARRRSSSS

Emma: Bears’ Alshon Jeffery Focuses On Consistent Production - CBS Chicago - "If we got him 100 percent for 16 games, he’s going to do some damage," quarterback Jay Cutler says.

Ottochain: : Connor Shaw’s familiarity with Loggains, Jeffery could give him advantage - Bears Wire - New Bears' quarterback Connor Shaw has experience playing for Dowell Loggains and with Alshon Jeffery which should help him make the team

Perez: New Bears QB Connor Shaw as a draft prospect - Bears Wire - Watch new Bears QB Connor Shaw when he was a 2014 NFL draft prospect

Perez: Top 25 Bears of 201, No. 25 Robbie Gould, kicker - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould is one of the most important players on the roster for the 2016 season

Cox: Pernell McPhee’s contract is a steal when compared to other high-profile edge defenders - Bears Wire - While players like Oliver Vernon and Von Miller earn massive paydays, Pernell McPhee makes less than $8 million per season.

Perez: How the addition of Connor Shaw will impact the Bears’ roster -+ Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears signed QB Connor Shaw off waivers, and he could end up being the developmental passer the team has been searching for

Players, colleagues pay respects to former Bears defensive whiz Buddy Ryan - Chicago Tribune - Buddy Ryan was remembered not just as a defensive master who won two Super Bowls and spawned a legacy carried on by players and sons now coaching in the NFL.

WCG Staff: Windy City Gridiron Reader Mailbag #1 - Windy City Gridiron - The staff of the Windy City Gridiron answers YOUR questions.

Cox: Kyle Long and rookie Daniel Braverman exchange jabs on Twitter - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Daniel Braverman and offensive lineman Kyle Long exchanged some friendly jabs on Twitter on Friday.

Cox: Is Bryce Callahan one of the best slot defenders in the NFL?- Bears Wire - Sports Illustrated ranked Chicago Bears former undrafted free agent cornerback Bryce Callahan as the seventh-best slot defender in the NFL.

Rawles: Buddy Ryan's 46 Defense Blitzed Giants In '85 Playoffs - Cover32 - The NFL community is celebrating the life of coaching legend Buddy Ryan, a man partially responsible for one of the darkest days in the storied history of the greatest NFL franchise ever.

LIFE IN THE SEASON OF LISTS

Arthur Arkush: 2016 Bear Necessities, No. 16 OLB Willie Young - Pro Football Weekly - Extension talks signal Bears think Young can carry over excellent second half of 2015

Ottochain: Creating the All-Time Bears roster, Running Back | Bears Wire - Walter Payton is clearly the best Chicago Bears running back of all-time, but the whole position is a strong one.

Urben; Ranking the running backs in the NFC North - After Adrian Peterson how do the running backs in the NFC North stack up?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: League, union should embrace marijuana study for pain management - ProFootballTalk - In recent weeks, plenty of chatter has emerged regarding the potential benefits of marijuana use for pain management in football players. Ultimately, any action in this regard will require the NFL and NFL Players Association to do something that doesn't happen very often: Reach an agreement.

Sunday morning one-liners - ProFootballTalk - The Bills recently hosted Gold Star families at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Assessing where the Dolphins draft class stands heading into camp. Said Patriots WR Danny Amendola, "In our offense, especially at the wideout position, it's all about feeling.

Florio: Second painkiller lawsuit survives early effort to end it - ProFootballTalk - With the NFL on verge (for the last three years) of putting the concussion litigation behind it for good, the NFL has a separate problem that eventually could end up being even more costly than the multi-million-dollar settlement negotiated in 2013 for head trauma.

Ex-Lion Stanley Wilson, found naked, shot, says he’s happy to be alive - Detroit Free Press - Authorities say Wilson was found naked and wounded in a water fountain in a backyard June 22. The homeowner had shot him in the abdomen.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Cohen: Camp could be Carl Bradford's last shot with Packers - Milwaukiee Journal Sentinel - For two years Carl Bradford has toiled in anonymity — one season on the practice squad, one more on the inactive list — and in many ways this training camp presents his best chance.

Omland: Minnesota Vikings have drafted most Pro Bowlers since 2009 - EndZoneScore.com - The Minnesota Vikings have drafted an NFL-leading nine Pro Bowlers since 2009. This is a testament to the young talent the team possess.

Reisman: Where the Lions roster stands: Detroit needs another tight end - Pride Of Detroit - The Detroit Lions have a starter at tight end, but not much else.

GOLD FROM THE VAULT

Let's do a Den Time Warp!

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The Bears Den: July 05, 2013 - Offseason news and notes - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears offseason news and notes.

The Bears Den: July 04, 2014 - Chicago Bears offseason news and notes - Windy City Gridiron - All the latest Chicago Bears offseason news and notes.

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