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The Bear’s Den: May 18, 2017

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 Chicago Bears quarterback Jordan West works out during the Bear's Rookie Minicamp at Halas Hall. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Biggs' Bears Q&A: Available free agents, Kevin White's progress, Hroniss Grasu's role and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly.

Wiederer: Massive rookie tight end Adam Shaheen hungry as a Bear - Chicago Tribune - Bears rookie Adam Shaheen was a red-zone beast at Ashland, recording 16 touchdowns last season to set a Division II single-season record for tight ends.

Krinch: Early look at 2017 Bears depth chart - CSN Chicago - With plenty of new faces at several key positions, here's a first look at the 2017 Bears depth chart.

Cox: Cre’Von LeBlanc primed to emerge from cornerback group in 2017 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears added three cornerbacks in free agency, but Cre'Von LeBlanc should remain in the mix for the starting competition.

Perez: 3 things to know about Mitchell Trubisky after Bears rookie minicamp - Bears Wire - A look at three things the Bears learned about Mitchell Trubisky after the team's rookie minicamp

Mayer: Howard profiled in Chicago Magazine - ChicagoBears.com - Bears running back Jordan Howard is featured in the latest edition of "Chicago Magazine" in a segment titled "Who's Got Next" that profiles "bold, innovative Chicagoans."

Fangio, Rodgers analyze returning and new Chicago Bears on defense, special teams - Pro Football Weekly - Bears coordinators discussed their personnel with the media at rookie minicamp

FBGP’s 2017 NFL Draft Grades: Chicago Bears - footballgameplan.com - Watch this video what some random dude on the internet thinks about the Bears draft.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Thompson: Matt Forte, Jimmy Clausen the next media jocks? - Chicago Tribune - Former Bears Matt Forte and Jimmy Clausen and 21 other current and former NFL players have been learning the techniques of TV and radio this week in the NFL's broadcast boot camp.

Gantt: Patriots release tight end Rob Housler - ProFootballTalk - The Patriots cut another tight end Wednesday, making it a good thing they keep plenty around. According to Phil Perry of CSNNE.com, the Patriots released veteran Rob Housler with a failed physical designation. They just cut blocking tight end/spare lineman Michael Williams last week.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Florio: Michael Floyd’s remaining DUI sentence transferred to Minnesota - ProFootballTalk - As Vikings receiver Michael Floyd serves out a sentence of house arrest, he has gotten a sliver of good news. Via multiple reports, the sentence has been transferred from Arizona to Minnesota.

Noonan: Why Packers rookie WR Malachi Dupre is unlikely to make an impact in 2017 - Acme Packing Company - Don’t fret too much, because the LSU product should have a much better opportunity to contribute in 2018 with a year on the practice squad under his belt.

Gates: Minnesota Vikings Sign Will Sutton, Waive Toby Johnson - Daily Norseman - The purple bring a former Bear to Minnesota

Mathews: Who is the Lions least-replaceable player outside of Matthew Stafford? - Pride Of Detroit - The staff writers discuss who the Lions could least afford to lose for the 2017 season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Top 5 story lines for Chicago Bears OTAs - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he gives his top 5 story lines we’re sure to hear about during Chicago Bears’ OTAs.

Silverstein: The WCG All-Bears Post-Ditka Team: Cornerback - Windy City Gridiron - Charles Tillman is the best cornerback in franchise history, and obviously the best since 1993. Who in that time is #2?

Zeglinski: The Untouchables - Which Bears are indispensable? - Windy City Gridiron - For a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in six seasons, which current Bears are a part of the next contender?

Sunderbruch: Pace Makes It Hard to Find a Narrative - Windy City Gridiron - Ryan Pace is not making the moves people expected him to make, and it’s throwing off traditional off-season storytelling.

Wiltfong: Check out these quick video clips of Mitchell Trubisky - Windy City Gridiron - Rotoworld’s Josh Norris broke out a bunch of clips on Chicago Bears’ rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky from his college days. You can see them all right here!

FANPOSTS

Chi-town phxman: Skepticism vs the Marketing Machine - Windy City Gridiron - I've held off on posting since the draft in order to let my emotions cool off like I'm sure most of you had to deal with.

FanPosts - Recent - Windy City Gridiron - Here's a link to our FanPost section, where YOU have the opportunity to contribute to Windy City Gridiron. Take a few minutes and write a post about what you are thinking about regarding the Chicago Bears, and there'a chance it will be linked right here in the Den.

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