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Chicago Bears tight end Adam Sheehan (87) works out during the Bear's Rookie Minicamp
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!!

BEARSSSSSSS

Biggs: Bears begin preparing franchise QB Mitch Trubisky and it's a process - Chicago Tribune - Ten minutes into the first practice of Bears rookie minicamp Friday, there was a reminder that it's a process for Mitch Trubisky, who is the team's future.

Wiederer: Bears TE Adam Shaheen looks comfortable in 1st NFL practice - Chicago Tribune - Bears rookie tight end Adam Shaheen exhibited the agility and route quickness that convinced the Bears to use a second-round pick on him last month.

Halas Hall Pass: Recapping Mitch Trubisky's first Bears practice - Chicago Tribune - Tribune reporters Dan Wiederer and Rich Campbell recap No. 2 draft pick quarterback Mitch Trubisky's first practice as a Bear at rookie minicamp on Friday, May

Campbell: Mitch Trubisky makes fine showing in Bears rookie minicamp debut - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky at least looked the part of a talented quarterback prospect as he took the bulk of practice reps Friday on Day 1 of Bears minicamp.

Haugh: Bears should not limit Mitch Trubisky if he proves capable of starting - Chicago Tribune - The Bears should not limit rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky's growth if he emerges as the best quarterback at training camp.

Wiederer: Bears rookie Adam Shaheen addresses social media backlash 'I was a dumb teenager' - Chicago Tribune - On NFL draft weekend, a handful of old Tweets by Chicago Bears rookie Adam Shaheen were dug up, with critics calling the tight end's character into question.

Wiederer: Bears rookie Tarik Cohen looks to become 'Joker' in more ways than one - Chicago Tribune - The Bears hope Tarik Cohen will carve out a specialty niche as a "Joker back," creating favorable matchups as a pass catcher and big-play threat on third down.

LeGere: Bears TE Shaheen leaping from D-2 to NFL - Daily Herald - Ashland tight end Adam Shaheen, the Bears' second-round draft pick, faces all the same obstacles as any rookie, but he has the added hurdle of making the leap from Division-II to the NFL. Fortunately for him, Shaheen has a lot of qualities that transcend level of competition.

Boden, Moon discuss sights and sounds from Bears rookie camp - CSN Chicago - Chris Boden and John 'Moon' Mullin break down the Bears' rookies at rookie minicamp.

Boden: Bears new wideout coach hopes to bring best out of Kevin White - CSN Chicago - Zach Azzanni may be unknown in the NFL world, but he could make a big name for himself if he improves the Bears receiving core.

Mullin: Bears looking beyond rookies for defensive boost - CSN Chicago - One of the keys for the Bears defense next season projects to be Leonard Floyd, whose rookie season was hampered by two concussions.

Mullin: Multiple routes for Mitch Trubisky to Bears starting QB - CSN Chicago - With rookie minicamp in the books, John 'Moon' Mullin writes that there are certain NFL cases that suggest Mitch Trubisky could start.

Finley: Mitch Trubisky on 1st Bears practice: 'They wanna see me run the show' - Chicago Sun-Times - Trubisky spent hours studying the playbook on flash cards.

Finley: Dowell Loggains says Ex-Bears QB Jay Cutler will be 'wonderful' on TV - Chicago Sun-Times - Cutler joked last week as the newest Fox color analyst that he would “crush every play call” Dowell Loggains makes this season.

Potash: Bears fourth-round pick Eddie Jackson limited in minicamp debut - Chicago Sun-Times - The former Alabama star is recovering from a fractured leg he suffered on a punt return against Texas A&M on Oct. 19.

Potash: From Chipotle to Twitter, life is bigger than ever for Adam Shaheen - Chicago Sun-Times - It was an off-the-field “Welcome to the NFL” moment for Shaheen, who was virtually anonymous as a star player at Division II Ashland (Ohio) University

Potash: 'He looks healthy', Kevin White eager to prove everybody wrong in 2017 - Chicago Sun-Times - White was supposed to make Alshon Jeffery expendable. Instead, the Bears have neither Jeffery nor the Kevin White they expected.

Finley: Fangio says Danny Trevathan starting camp is 'in question' - Chicago Sun-Times - Vic Fangio seems prepared for the likelihood Danny Trevathan won’t be ready to start training camp after the linebacker ruptured his patellar tendon

Jahns: A look at how Bears will prepare Mike Glennon, develop Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains called splitting reps between the two "our biggest challenge."

Finley: Bears RB Tarik 'Big Daddy' Cohen to doubters: 'Turn on the tape' - Chicago Sun-Times - Tarik Cohen noticed fewer cut-back lanes in his first week of pro practices.

Finley: John Fox says Bears QB Mitch Trubisky had 'great camp' - Chicago Sun-Times - John Fox said No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky had a “great camp” in his first stint with the Bears.

Finley: Bears sign Wheaton-Warrenville South alum Titus Davis - Chicago Sun-Times - Hours after their rookie minicamp ended, the Bears signed former Wheaton-Warrenville South star Titus Davis.

Jahns: Bears excited by what Leonard Floyd can be in Year 2 - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears have high hopes for their 2016 first-round pick in Year 2.

Cox: 4 things we learned from Day 1 of Bears rookie minicamp - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears went through one day of rookie minicamp, and it revealed plenty about Mitch Trubisky and the team's draft picks.

Mayer: Shaheen's size, speed carry over to NFL - ChicagoBears.com - Tight end Adam Shaheen's extraordinary combination of size and athleticism that jumps off his college tape was also evident in his first NFL practice Friday at Halas Hall.

Mayer: Trubisky impresses in first pro practice - ChicagoBears.com - In his first pro practice Friday, quarterback Mitch Trubisky demonstrated some of the same traits that convinced the Bears to trade up and select him with the second pick in the draft.

Fishbain: Fox, Loggains laud Kevin White's work ethic at start of offseason - Pro Football Weekly - White is coming back from his second season-ending injury

Mayer: Fangio getting to know new secondary - ChicagoBears.com - Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will spend the offseason familiarizing himself with a revamped secondary that likely will feature at least three and maybe even four new starters.

Photos: Chicago Bears open rookie minicamp at Halas Hall - Pro Football Weekly - Chicago Bears open rookie minicamp at Halas Hall

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears say there's no quarterback controversy, but how long will that last? - Pro Football Weekly - Trubisky, Fox, Loggains spoke to the media Friday at the start of Bears rookie minicamp

Fishbain: Eddie Jackson taking it slow at the start of Chicago Bears rookie minicamp - Pro Football Weekly - The DB and punt returner is coming off a broken leg but has skills the coaches are excited to see

Fishbain: RB Tarik Cohen wants to be versatile weapon for offense, special teams - Pro Football Weekly - Cohen used rookie minicamp to show Bears coaches his dynamic skill set

DeWitt: Bonus Off Script Pre-Recording Chat with Thomas Jones - Da Bears Brothers - In this bonus episode, you'll hear the pre-recording chat between Da Bears Brothers and former Bear Thomas Jones.

VIDEO

Eddie Jackson on strengths: 'I have good vision' - CSN Chicago - Bears rookie safety Eddie Jackson discusses his strengths after practice at the rookie training camp.

Shaheen on social media mistakes: 'I was a dumb teenager' - CSN Chicago - Bears rookie tight end Adam Shaheen discusses the mistakes he's made on social media in the past.

Making Mom Proud - NFL Videos - Mitch Trubisky & mom among the featured...

POLISH SAUSAGE

Lincicome: Fox Sports the latest to see more in Jay Cutler than is really there - Chicago Tribune - In time, who knows, Jay Cutler may become the happy buffoon every NFL Sunday requires. Terry Bradshaw can't go on forever.

AP: Businesses outside of Minneapolis to see boost during 2018 Super Bowl - Chicago Tribune - Communities an hour or more from Minneapolis are already feeling the economic impact generated by the 2018 NFL Super Bowl.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Zilavy: The 15 most irreplaceable Packers who cannot miss time in 2017 - Acme Packing Company - They may not be the most talented players on the roster, but the Packers are counting on them to stay healthy.

Gates: ESPN Says Stacy Coley One Of Draft’s Biggest Steals - Daily Norseman - A group of talent evaluators named him the biggest heist of the draft’s final round.

Platte: Improved pass rush vital to Teez Tabor’s fit in Detroit - Pride Of Detroit - The highly polarizing second-round pick is going to need some help up front to have the impact the Lions are expecting.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Mitchell's Bears Q&A: Draft picks, UDFA’s & more - Windy City Gridiron - Ken answers readers questions about the Chicago Bears

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Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Rookie minicamp Day 2 recap - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s a recap after day two of Chicago Bears’ rookie minicamp.

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