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The Bear's Den: August 3, 2016

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Your Chicago Bears are back to work today as the second week of training camp opens.

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

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Emma: Bears Could Be A Pleasant Surprise - CBS Chicago - The Bears are early in their rebuild but still could become a playoff team.

Marshall says Jay Cutler can be MVP - ESPN Video - Brandon Marshall shocked the whole First Take crew when he reveals Jay Cutler as his MVP pick for this upcoming NFL season.

Fishbain: New Zealand native Paul Lasike gives Chicago Bears rugby tenacity at fullback - Pro Football Weekly - Lasike's career changed from rugby to football, and he can bring the fullback back to the Bears

Perez: Scouting Bears rookie WR Daniel Braverman - Bears Wire- Watch two scouting tapes of Chicago Bears WR Daniel Braverman and tell us why you think he slipped to the seventh round of the NFL Draft

Potash: Rookie Daniel Braverman making his mark and the fans love it - Chicago Sun-Times- With a lot of eyes on him, Braverman has been impressive in every facet of camp.

Ottochian: Ka’Deem Carey excited about running back competition, increased opportunity - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears running back Ka'Deem Carey is in a tight competition for playing time, and he loves having the opportunity.

Finley: Roundup of Bears training camp, thus far - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns, Patrick Finley and Mark Potash break down the Bears’ camp so far, on occasion of the team’s first off day:

Jahns: How new ILBs immensely improve Bears' D - Chicago Sun-Times - As the Bears’ offensive players see it, here is how Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman have changed the defense.

SportsTalk Live: Jahns talks Bears at training camp - CSN Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times Bears writer Adam Jahns joins SportsTalk Live to talk about training camp in Bourbonnais.

Mitchell's Fanpost: Phil's last draft, where are we with those picks? - Windy City GridironKen's Note: This fanpost article uses links & resources gathered in 2014 by Spongie. Most NFL followers agree that it takes a full 3 seasons to accurately evaluate the quality of a teams draft.

DoubleDuck's Fanpost: Phil's last UDFA - Windy City Gridiron - Ken so kindly gave us a rundown of Phil's last draft class here and challenged anyone to do the same for the UDFA for 2014 (and Phil's other years). So, I'll take that challenge, for 2014, at...

Dickerson: Revisiting Jay Cutler's history with ex-Bears offensive coordinators - Chicago Bears Blog- ESPN - As Jay Cutler prepares to work with his sixth offensive coordinator in Chicago, we review the QB's highs and lows with each of his former coordinators.

Podcast: Zach Miller, Jerrell Freeman, Kieren Duncan check in from Bears training camp - Pro Football Weekly - We're back from Bourbonnais to recap the first five practices of Bears training camp. Who has stepped up? Who isn't injured? Kevin brings you interviews from Bears camp with inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman (3:30), tight end Zach Miller (9:05) and undrafted rookie wide receiver Kieren Duncan (18:05).

Mullen: A Jay Cutler interception; Charles Leno, blindside protector - CSN Chicago - After going 11 practices without throwing an interception last season, Jay Cutler was picked off on Monday. That, and more, in Moon's Bears Camp Shorts.

LeGere: Chicago Bears RB Carey won't run from contact - Daily Herald - At 5-feet-10 and 215-220 pounds, Ka'Deem Carey isn't huge, but he runs with authority, and that's his most valuable asset as he fights for more playing time in a backfield that has several candidates vying to fill the void left by the departure of workhorse Matt Forte.

Bears hosting free practice event at Warren High School - Chicago Tribune - The Bears stop at Warren Township High School in Gurnee on Aug. 20 for the "Varsity Bears High School Takeover," a free event.

Campbell: Hroniss Grasu studying and fighting to win Bears center job - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears are determined to rebuild through the draft, so it's important for Hroniss Grasu, a third-round pick in 2015, to be a reliable contributor

Wiltfong: Who should be the next Chicago Bears player to enter the Hall of Fame? - Windy City Gridiron - Elliot Harrison, NFL Media analyst for NFL.com, recently gave his take on which player from all 32 teams should be the next from their franchise to be honored with enshrinement into the Pro...

Mayer: Amos in better position to make plays - ChicagoBears.com - Adrian Amos is far from a seasoned veteran. But the Bears safety is much more comfortable in this year's training camp than he was last summer as a rookie.

Mullen: Akiem Hicks surprising new Bears teammates with rare size/speed combination - CSN Chicago - The biggest surprise of Bears training camp has been the rare combination of size/speed from mammoth defensive lineman Akiem Hicks.

Ottochain: Observations from day five of Chicago Bears training camp - Bears Wire - Bears Wire's Lorin Cox attended Chicago Bears' training camp on Friday and shares his observations from Bourbonnais.

Mayer: Carey boasts physical running style - ChicagoBears.com - Third-year pro Ka'Deem Carey boasts a physical running style that complements the faster and more elusive Jeremy Langford in the Bears backfield.

Hub Arkush: Do the Chicago Bears have enough depth on the offensive line? - Pro Football Weekly - If the injury bug hits, the Bears could be in big trouble

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Smith: NFL rules video reminds players of new horse collar rule - ProFootballTalk - When the rule banning horse-collar tackles was first proposed, there was a great deal of pushback from defensive players who thought it would be impossible to bring down a ball carrier from behind without being allowed to grab him by the back of the shoulder pads. It hasn't turned out that way.

Campball: 2017 NFL Mock Draft - WalterFootball.com - Chicago Bears: Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida Even though cornerback was a huge need, the Bears passed on Vernon Hargreaves III in the 2016 NFL Draft for Leonard Floyd. Getting a corner to pair with Kyle Fuller would make a lot of sense for Chicago.

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