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The Bear’s Den, December 29, 2017

Bears closing end on final game of the season against the Minnesota Vikings

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

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Zeglinski: In career year, Kyle Fuller putting Bears in familiar precarious spot - The Rock River Times - This time last year, former Bears’ 2014 first-round pick Kyle Fuller had voluntarily shut himself down for the season

Campbell & Wiederer: Saying goodbye to 2017 and likely, John Fox - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Kane: Health, then better preparation on Adam Shaheen’s mind for Bears offseason - Chicago Tribune - Bears rookie tight end Adam Shaheen said Thursday his first focus for the offseason is “to get healthy.”

Greenberg: Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs, more: Chicago's top 10 sports stories of 2017 Chicago Sun-Times - Hello, Mitch Trubisky. Where are you going, Kyle Schwarber? Duck, Niko Mirotic! Here's a brief rewind in Chicago sports. Happy old year, everyone.

NFL Week 17 predictions: Bears at Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ experts offer their predictions for the Bears’ season finale against the Vikings in Week 17:

Potash: What went wrong? Markus Wheaton 'miss' emblematic of Bears' tough season - Chicago Sun-Times - After playing 29 snaps against the Bengals and catching passes for 22 and 20 yards, he played three snaps against the Browns last week

Jahns: Making the cut(s) - Bears easily can retool roster with new players for new coach - Chicago Sun-Times - To use coach John Fox’s phrasing, the Bears have done “plenty of erasing” since he and general manager Ryan Pace arrived in 2015.

Finley: John Fox, Vic Fangio won't coach Bears in 2018 for same reason: Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Vic Fangio inadvertently stumbled upon perhaps the biggest reason both he and head coach John Fox are likely entering their final game Sunday.

Potash: At 2,834 snaps and counting, Bears LT Charles Leno a dependable pro - Chicago Sun-Times - Leno signed a four-year, $38 million contract extension with $21.5 million guaranteed during the preseason.

LeGere: Talented Bears rookie Cohen adjusting to newfound fame - Daily Herald - Chicago Bears rookie Tarik Cohen has been blessed with a rare blend of skills, including speed, quickness, agility and vision that make him a dynamic, multiple-threat running back. But he's still getting adjusted to the fame that comes with being one of the most recognizable Bears.

Mullin: Playing the 'what-if' game with the Bears and Mitch Trubisky - NBC Sports Chicago - How would the Bears' season looked different if the Bears hadn't traded up for Mitch Trubisky and had an extra early-round pick? Or what if Trubisky started from Day 1?

PFW Chicago Podcast 098: Bears' 2018 begins Monday - Pro Football Weekly - We've likely reached the end of the John Fox tenure, and the guys are explaining what a new beginning for the Bears should look like. Is Ryan Pace still the guy to lead the rebuild? If so, who might his next guy be?

Cox: Could John Fox be the next head coach of the New York Giants? - Bears Wire - Assuming John Fox is let go by the Chicago Bears, he could be a prime candidate to coach the New York Giants in 2018 and beyond.

Perez: John Fox says Bears’ rookie class has been ‘tremendous’ - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears struck gold with their 2017 NFL Draft rookie class

Perez: Bears offensive line still banged up at Thursday practice - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are dealing with multiple injuries along their offensive line ahead of Week 17's season finale

Perez: Bears DC Vic Fangio on Mitchell Trubisky - ‘The game’s not too big for him’ - Bears Wire - Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio had words of praise for rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky

Perez: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is a fan of Jordan Howard - Bears Wire - Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer offered words of praise for Bears RB Jordan Howard

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Mitchell Trubisky is the Best rookie quarterback in Chicago Bears history - Windy City Gridiron - Simply saying ‘the quarterback history of the Chicago Bears isn’t very good’ is an understatement. You have to go all the way back to 1985 to find the last Pro Bowl quarterback that played for the...

Wiltfong & Snyder: Prospects Chicago Bears’ fans should watch in the Bowl games - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he’s joined by EJ Snyder, WCG’s lead draft analyst, to get his take on some of the prospects Bears’ fans should keep an eye on in the Bowl games.

Householder: Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings Week 17 Game Preview - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears season ends Sunday but the 2018 season is just beginning

Link: The Bears Off-Season Checklist - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are at a crossroads. What does Ryan Pace need to do to get this team down the right path?

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