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The Bear’s Den: May 12, 2017

The Bears Rookie Minicamp starts today at Halas Hall

Mike Glennon and family...
Mike Glennon and family...
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Biggs Bears Q&A: Biggest rookie impact, QB debate, 2018 NFL draft and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly.

Emma: Trubisky Delivers On Promise To Pace, Driving Beat-Up Car To Halas Hall - CBS Chicago - Trubisky made a promise to general manager Ryan Pace and lived up to it Thursday.

Campbell: Five things to watch as Mitch Trubisky debuts at Bears rookie minicamp - Chicago Tribune - No pressing questions will be answered, but Mitch Trubisky will take his first baby step on the long journey to answers that will define the Bears' future.

Mullin: Bears to use tutor approach for Mitch Trubisky's NFL orientation - CSN Chicago - The Bears have a plan in place to accelerate quarterback Mitch Trubisky's development beyond this weekend’s rookie minicamp.

Campbell: Bears release Eddie Royal; waive Will Sutton, others ahead of rookie minicamp - Chicago Tribune - The Bears released receiver Eddie Royal and waived defensive lineman Will Sutton, center Cornelius Edison and fullback Paul Lasike on Thursday.

Emma: Now & Later, Projecting The Bears’ 2017 Draft Class - CBS Chicago - We're looking at how the Bears' draft picks can contribute in 2017 and beyond.

Campbell: Bears announce rookie minicamp roster, undrafted free agent signings - Chicago Tribune - The Bears announced 13 undrafted free agent signings and released a rookie minicamp roster that includes 38 rookies and nine veterans trying out for the team.

Finley's Podcast: QB Mitch Trubisky's challenges at Bears rookie minicamp - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode, the Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley looks at the challenges Mitch Trubisky will face at the Bears' rookie minicamp:

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.

Mullin: Bears release veteran wide receiver Eddie Royal, waive three others - CSN Chicago - The Bears announced they have released veteran wide receiver Eddie Royal, and waived Cornelius Edison, Paul Lasike and Will Sutton.

Finley: Bears' Mitch Trubisky reports for work in hand-me-down car - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky has already kept one promise.

Potash: TE Adam Shaheen more than a big guy who can run - 'He's mean, too' - Chicago Sun-Times - He’s big. He’s fast. He’s athletic. But those aren’t the only reasons why Shaheen dominated his Division II conference.

Pro Football Focus: Bears still have need at offensive tackle - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears failed to address offensive tackle in the offseason, and Pro Football Focus thinks that's a problem

Finley: Bears release WR Eddie Royal, waive Will Sutton and 2 others - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears released wide receiver Eddie Royal on Thursday and waived three others.

Mayer: Bears ink draft picks Cohen, Morgan - - On the eve of rookie minicamp, the Bears on Thursday signed two of their five 2017 draft picks, fourth-round running back Tarik Cohen and fifth-round offensive lineman Jordan Morgan.

Hawley: Robert Zeglinski discusses the Bears rookies & offseason on Sports Feed - WGN-TV - Now that the shock from their first round draft selction has died down just a bit, it's time for the Bears to get down to business. This weekend the team will welcome Mitchell Trubisky along with the rest of their rookies to Halas Hall to take part in the annual rookie mini-camp in ...

Finley: Breaking down the Bears' 13 undrafted free agent signees - Chicago Sun-Times - Almost two weeks after they began agreeing to deals, the Bears announced the signing of 13 undrafted free agents:

Mayer: Bears release Eddie Royal, three others - - The Bears on Thursday released veteran receiver Eddie Royal and waived defensive lineman Will Sutton, offensive lineman Cornelius Edison and fullback Paul Lasike.

Finley: Former Michigan star Denard Robinson to try out for Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Denard Robinson, the former Michigan quarterback who played running back for the Jaguars the past four seasons, will try out for the Bears

Fishbain: WR Eddie Royal, DL Will Sutton among Chicago Bears' cuts - Pro Football Weekly - Royal appeared in only 18 games for the Bears in two seasons

DeWitt: Thomas Jones on What it Meant to Be a Chicago Bear (And Life After Football) - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, former Bears running back Thomas Jones discusses everything from the 2006 Super Bowl season to life in L.A. as an actor and producer.

Florio: Mitchell Trubisky shows up for work in ’97 Camry - ProFootballTalk - The second overall pick in the draft showed up for his first day of work in Chicago in a second-hand car. Via CBS Chicago, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky made good on his promise to G.M.

Krinch: Bears sign standout WR Tanner Gentry, 13 undrafted free agents - CSN Chicago - Ahead of rookie minicamp this weekend, the Bears announced on Thursday they have signed 13 undrafted free agents.


Jenkins: What happens to a company that dopes it workers? If it's an NFL team, not much - Chicago Tribune - NFL franchises and doctors need to face consequences for violating drug laws to keep players on the field.

Hanzus: The five tiers of first-round picks - Who's a stud? Dud? - - You never know if a first-round draft pick will pan out. Some teams strike gold like the Colts did with Andrew Luck. Others aren't so lucky. Dan Hanzus puts former first-rounders into five tiers.

Alper: Bruce Arians says Blaine Gabbert’s never played with receivers like Cardinals have - ProFootballTalk - The Cardinals are bringing quarterback Blaine Gabbert to Arizona on a one-year contract that will give him a chance to compete to be Carson Palmer's backup during the 2017 season.

D'Andrea: Patriots offer LeGarrette Blount a contract tender, even though they might not want him - - New England’s tender ensures it’ll get a compensatory pick if another team signs the bruising tailback.


Western: Writers count on Green Bay winning the NFC North again - Acme Packing Company - Among the NFL writers that we can find who have made predictions for 2017, it’s unanimous that the Packers will improve upon last season’s 10-6 record.

Gates: Vikings Anticipating Discipline For Michael Floyd - Daily Norseman - The team has said as much in a statement following his signing

Gates: Bucky Brooks Puts Two Vikings On His Preseason All-Rookie Team - Daily Norseman - The NFL Network analyst is looking for a big impact from two Minnesota rookies.

Payton's Lions Draft Q&A: Is Pat O’Connor a longshot to make the 53 man roster? - Pride Of Detroit - Alex Alvardo gives us a lesson on the Lions seventh-round draft pick


Snyder: Chicago Bears 2017 UDFA Class Scouting Reports - Windy City Gridiron - Here is the complete list of undrafted free agents that the Chicago Bears signed, including scouting reports on them.

Wiltfong: Which rookies will stand out at Chicago Bears’ Minicamp - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he goes over a few of the rookies he believes will make an impact this weekend at minicamp

Zeglinski: Bears release Eddie Royal, waive Will Sutton, Cornelius Edison, and Paul Lasike - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears trims their roster on the eve of Chicago’s rookie development program.

Sunderbruch: Trubisky Has the Promise, Lacks the Mileage - Windy City Gridiron - Mitchell Trubisky’s car has a lot of mileage. However, the man himself doesn’t have a lot of experience at quarterback. It’s worth looking at exactly how he compares to other highly drafted passers (and to his own transportation).

Zeglinski: Bears sign Tarik Cohen and Jordan Morgan - Windy City Gridiron - With their rookie program just about underway, the Bears locked in two members of their 2017 Draft class.

Robert Zeglinski talks Bears rookies on CLTV Sports Feed - Windy City Gridiron - The columnist joined Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman to discuss the road ahead for Bears young players such as Mitchell Trubisky.


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