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The Bear's Den: May 19, 2017

Surprising to nobody, talk about the Chicago Bears centers around the quarterback position as we head towards OTA's

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Bears Twitter Q&A: The scenario where Mitch Trubisky plays in 2017 - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts can answer your Bears questions all week on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of Tuesday's queries sent to @patrickfinley

Finley's Podcast: What we learned about Bears QB Mitch Trubisky's first camp - Chicago Sun-Times - Patrick Finley and Mark Potash talk about what they learned from Mitch Trubisky's first rookie minicamp:

PFW Chicago Podcast 075: Recapping Bears Rookie Minicamp - Pro Football Weekly - It's a storytelling podcast this week as Kevin plays sound from John Fox, Dowell Loggains, Tarik Cohen and others to tell some of the key stories from rookie minicamp. Topics include Mitch Trubisky's first impression, splitting up quarterback reps...

Mayer: Jackson, Cohen could boost return game - - The Bears hope that running back Tarik Cohen and safety Eddie Jackson contribute on their respective sides of the ball as rookies. But the fourth-round picks also could make an impact returning punts.

Fishbain: Former skier Andy Phillips brings 'unique profile' to Chicago Bears' kicking competition - Pro Football Weekly - Bears rookie PK Phillips, 28, was productive at Utah even though he got a late start at football

Zierlein: Trubisky one of five early round NFL draft picks that are likely to be slow starters - - While some top picks live up to, or even exceed, expectations right away, others need time to get acclimated before they begin to deliver. Lance Zierlein sees slow starts ahead for these 5 rookies.

Video: Rookie Minicamp Highlights - - Get on the field as the rookies practice for the first time as Chicago Bears during Rookie Minicamp.

ITB: Hicks unique path to the NFL - - Akiem Hicks talks about his unique journey that led him to the NFL and eventually Chicago.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Did Bears sign any tryout players? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears signed any players who tried out during their rookie minicamp, which undrafted rookie has the best chance of making the 53-man roster and if kicker Andy Phillips has a legitimate chance to unseat veteran Connor Barth.

Hoge: Kevin White, Leonard Floyd Will Shape Bears’ Progress In 2017 - WGN Radio - While eyes will understandably be zeroed in on Trubisky, the two players most likely to reflect success or failure of the current regime in 2017 are easy to spot: Kevin White and Leonard Floyd.


Every NFL QB room, ranked from 1-32 - Pro Football Weekly - Who has the best collection of quarterback and QB coaches? The Bears are not even close to dead last, surprisingly.

NFL Films Presents: The dos and don'ts of NFL jersey swaps - NFL Videos - You know the respect is real when your favorite player walks off with another man's jersey. Here's how the ultimate postgame tradition of camaraderie originated.

Wagner-McGough: NFL Front Office Power Rankings: 49ers, Buccaneers challenge Patriots for top spot - - Now that the offseason is all but over, let's rank how each team's front office fared. Ken's Note: This may be the single stupidest article I have ever shared with you. Helmet tip to PSoTD for sharing it in the comments yesterday.


Schein: Two Detroit Lions among nine NFL stars who should be paid NOW - - Derek Carr's getting frustrated with contract negotiations. Adam Schein doesn't blame him. Carr, Aaron Donald and DeAndre Hopkins are among the nine players most deserving of new dough.

Patra: Abdullah says he is a 'better player' than any RB Lions could sign - - The Detroit Lions' running back corps is the same as it ended the 2016 season. Ameer Abdullah said the offseason discussions about adding to the corps didn't threaten his status as the alpha.

Wagner: Packers added some Southern flair to the roster in 2017 - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay took an unusual dip into the Deep South’s pool of talent this offseason.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 182: Optimal Johnson - Daily Norseman - This week, Arif, Dusty and Carson recap the latest Vikings roster moves and discuss the threshold for dismissing/keeping a starting quarterback. Featuring the hottest take on Avril Lavigne and the...

Payton: 5 free agents the Lions should be considering - Pride Of Detroit - Five free agents the Lions can steal late in the game.


Wiltfong: Would you like to write for WCG? - Windy City Gridiron - View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Sunderbruch: How Bad Was Emery? 2012-14 In Context - Windy City Gridiron - The question has been asked—did Emery’s draft picks really do that much worse than everyone else’s? Yes, yes they did.

Wiltfong: The Chicago Bears best offseason move was... - Windy City Gridiron - We want you guys to let us know which offseason move from the Chicago Bears was the best one.


Wetnight: Strange Draft? Not if Pace is Building The Saints of the Midway - Windy City Gridiron - To the frustration of many, the Bears just had a strange draft. They made a numerically irrational gamble to move up and grab their quarterback. Then over half of their remaining picks were spent...

Draftwired: Pace, Trubisky and the 2016 draft - Windy City Gridiron - I can honestly say I was not one of those who groped and complained when Mr Pace give up a few mid rd picks to insure that he could get the best qb of the draft. Whether or not John Lynch used...

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