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The Bear’s Den: May 11, 2017

NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
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Perez: Bears’ 2017 depth chart - Jordan Howard leads team’s running backs - Bears Wire - A look at the Chicago Bears 2017 running back depth chart

Mayer: Hicks to help fund college scholarships - - Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks recently announced that he will provide three low-income, academically-driven Chicago Public School seniors with fully-paid four-year college scholarships.

How does the Chicago Bears draft class impact position battles for 2017? - Pro Football Weekly - Defensive backs could breathe a sigh of relief, but Bears at QB, TE have company

Graziano: Setting up every 2017 NFL quarterback battle - Who's leading, which rookies could start - ESPN - Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch are competing in Denver. Rookies could start in Chicago and Houston. Here's an early look at the QB battles that will occupy our attention throughout the summer.

Jahns: Bears rookie WR Tanner Gentry is one to watch - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears might have a good one in the former Wyoming receiver.


Here are the spreads for Weeks 1-16 games for the Chicago Bears from Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology.

NFL - Full odds for 2017 Chicago Bears' games - ESP

NFL - Full odds for 2017 Detroit Lions' games - ESPN

NFL - Full odds for 2017 Minnesota Vikings' games - ESPN

NFL - Full odds for 2017 Green Bay Packers' games - ESPN


Boonsteel: Alberto Riveron to replace Dean Blandino as NFL's new director of officiating - Chicago Tribune - The NFL tabbed Alberto Riveron to replace Dean Blandino as its new director of officiating, giving the league and its officials something of a win-win.

AP: Khaseem Greene, Bears' 4th-round pick in 2013, charged in connection with shooting - Chicago Tribune - Khaseem Greene, a Bears fourth-round pick in 2013, has been charged in connection with a shooting in New Jersey.

Why Cirque du Soleil, NFL experience could come to Chicago - CSN Chicago - CSN Sports - Business Insider Rick Horrow explains how the NFL experience can boost the franchise value for the Bears.


Kathy Berman, wife of ESPN icon Chris Berman, dies in car accident - Kathy Berman, the wife of ESPN icon Chris Berman, was killed in a two-car crash near Woodbury, Connecticut, on Tuesday. Ken's Note: The staff and management of Windy City Gridiron send our condolences to the Berman family.


Thompson: Michael Floyd signs with Vikings - Daily Norseman - The native Minnesotan is signing with the local team.


Sunderbruch: Lessons from Prior Drafts: The Bears Need More - Windy City Gridiron - Looking across three years of draft history, the Bears have struggled in obvious ways. They have also failed to deal with those struggles.

Wiltfong: Jonathan Bullard putting in work with a former Bears player - Windy City Gridiron - Jonathan Bullard is determined to have a big 2017 for the Chicago Bears. Check out some of his offseason training right here.

Zeglinski: Just how hot is John Fox’s seat in 2017? - Windy City Gridiron - Fox’s job in Chicago might be on the line soon. There’s a lot he has to accomplish to keep it.

Mitchell's Bear’s Q&A: You ask, we answer - Windy City Gridiron - Windy City Gridiron Bear’s Q & A: You ask, we reply

Silverstein: The WCG All-Bears Post-Ditka Team: Return Man - Windy City Gridiron - Devin Hester heads the best all-around group of returners in the NFL since 1993.


ADClock: Which 1 of 65 Bear Wide Receiver Draft Picks was the Best? - Windy City Gridiron - How did Brian Baschnagel keep his job for so long?

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