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The Bear's Den: July 8, 2016

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The Chicago Bears secondary is fairing well here in the "Season Of The Lists," with pundits picking them as high as 5th best combination in the NFL. Are Fuller & Porter worth the praise? Read and see what you think.

Kyle Fuller runs back a pick off of Teddy Bridgewater... may he have many, many more...
Kyle Fuller runs back a pick off of Teddy Bridgewater... may he have many, many more...
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Dragon: Bears, Alshon Jeffery far apart on long-term deal - NFL.com - Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is unhappy with his contract situation and there's not a sense of optimism that things will get done. Could this be Jeffery's last year in Chicago?

Cox: Bears Wire Film Room of Deiondre’ Hall on special teams - Bears Wire - Watch as Bears Wire analyzes Deiondre Hall's film to show you how he can contribute on special teams as a rookie.

Dickerson: Will Bears regret losing Matt Forte, Martellus Bennett? - ESPN - The Bears allowed productive skill players Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett to exit, and while they have some RB pieces, the hole at TE is significant.

Lambert: New Fact Shows How Unlucky Jay Cutler and Bears Were In 2010 NFC Championship - Sports Mockery - Many Chicago Bears fans remember the 2010 NFC championship game. In fact they still have a hard time getting it out of their heads. A frigid afternoon at Soldier Field against the rival Green Bay Packers for a chance to go to the Super Bowl. So many incredible moments came out of that game from big plays on defense to a spirited comeback, but at the end of the day the entire talk of the game wasn’t the fact that the Packers had won. It was that quarterback Jay Cutler had failed to return to the game after exiting with a knee injury.

McTigue: Packers-Bears the NFL's greatest rivalry - Stats & Info- ESPN - These NFC rivals have met 192 times, including playoff games. Check out the most notable stats in this rivalry.

LIVING IN THE SEASON OF THE LISTS

Fishbain: 2016 Bear Necessities No. 1, DL Akiem Hicks - Pro Football Weekly - A massive addition to the Bears' D-line, Hicks should improve the group right away

Wiltfong: Sports Illustrated names Bears' Bryce Callahan as the 7th best nickleback in the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Sports Illustrated recently ranked the NFL's Best Slot Defenders and to my surprise they had Chicago's Bryce Callahan on the list.

Perez: Top 25 most important Bears of 2016, No. 23 Lamarr Houston - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lamarr Houston will play an important part for the defense now that he is completely recovered from his ACL

Fuller & Porter among NFL's 5 best cornerback tandems - NFL.comAqib Talib and Chris Harris helped deliver a Super Bowl title to Denver, but together, are they the best CB duo in the NFL? Our resident corner, Ike Taylor, ranks his top five CB tandems.

Wiltfong: 10 Most Important Bears of 2016, #8 Leonard Floyd must be a difference maker - Windy City Gridiron - For the 8th straight year, I'm bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. At number 8 is the rookie that should bring a different element to the defensive side of the ball.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Gantt: Sheriff needs to know more about investigation of Jaguars RB sleeping in a pond - ProFootballTalk - If you read the story of Jaguars running back Denard Robinson asleep in his car, sinking in a pond at 4:20 a.m., with local cops finding nothing wrong and thought the whole thing a little strange, you're not alone.

Florio: Only one of 122 NFL officials won’t be back in 2016 - ProFootballTalk - When announcing its official roster of 124 officials for 2016, the NFL specifically pointed out that all 17 referees will return. Although the announcement also names three new officials who will be joining the overall workforce for the coming year, there was no mention of anyone who won't be b...

KNOW THY ENEMY

Dahlke: Green Bay Packers 2016 position preview, Inside Linebacker - LombardiAve.com - A month away from training camp we breakdown the Green Bay Packers inside linebacker position and discuss each player's chances of making the 53-man roster.

Larrabee: Vikings' Kyle Rudolph stresses importance of wins in new stadium - 247sports - The Minnesota Vikings will soon be playing in one of the premier facilities in all of sports when U.S. Bank Stadium opens up next month. But while there's a great deal of

Reisman: Where the Lions roster stands: Detroit finally has depth at offensive tackle - Pride Of Detroit - One of last year’s biggest weaknesses could be a strength this season.

Orr: Training camp preview of Bears week one foe, the Houston Texans - NFL.com - Conor Orr is breaking down all 32 teams across the league, and previews what to expect come training camp in July. Can Jadeveon Clowney stay healthy and is Brock Osweiler the missing link?

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