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Biggs: Bears exploring new position for Kyle Long when he returns to field - Chicago Tribune - Multiple sources tell the Tribune the Bears are in the process of shifting Kyle Long to left guard for 2017 to have him swap places with veteran Josh Sitton.

Mitch Trubisky drops a dime through tire swing - CSN Chicago - If you're worried about rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky's accuracy, you may want to check out this viral video circulating from the Bears Twitter account.

Finley: Downhill, then uphill, climb for the Bears' 28-year-old rookie kicker - Chicago Sun-Times - Andy Phillips’ road to becoming the Bears’ 28-year-old rookie kicker started not long after he took his first steps.

Jahns: Five things gleaned from talks with Bears coaches - Chicago Sun-Times - With plenty to learn about the Bears’ current makeup, here are five things about five new players that we gleaned from recent talks with coaches.

Finley: Bears DE Jaye Howard out to show league 'I'm still a dominant player' - Chicago Sun-Times - It doesn’t matter what Jaye Howard accomplished before he got to Chicago. He knows that.

Perez: Bears TE Zach Miller says foot injury is close to 100 percent - Bears Wire - Bears tight end Zach MIller said his foot injury is close to w100-percent healed

Former Bears safety Gary Fencik on team's draft selection of Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - Former Bears safety Gary Fencik gives his thoughts on the draft selection of quarterback Mitch Trubisky during the 22nd annual Bears Care Gala at Soldier Field

Waack: Zach Miller dressed for occasion at Bears Care Gala - Chicago Tribune - Bears and former Bears such as Zach Miller and Gary Fencik come together to raise money for research and treatment programs for breast and ovarian cancer.

Photos: 2017 Bears Care Gala - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the 22nd annual Bears Care Gala, held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Soldier Field.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Goldrick: Zach Miller thinks Jay Cutler still has a lot of football left in him - CSN Chicago - Zach Miller firmly believes his former quarterback can still play at a high level in the NFL. Speaking to the media at the 2017 Bears Care Gala, the Bears tight end discussed his reaction to hearing that Jay Cutler was stepping off the field and into the booth.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Smith: Calvin Johnson “Of course” I had concussions I hid from the doctors - ProFootballTalk - Calvin Johnson was a quiet guy during his playing career, but he has plenty to say in retirement. Johnson, the former Lions receiver who said yesterday that he didn't like how the team treated him when he retired, also had some interesting things to say about concussions.

Underwood: Versatile secondary will be critical for Packers’ improvement on Defense - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay added a few defensive backs this season who will allow the players on the roster to contribute in multiple roles on the back end.

Gates: Happy 90th Birthday, Bud Grant! - Daily Norseman - The greatest coach in Minnesota Vikings’ history hits the big 9-0 today.

Reisman: The Lions were both right and wrong in recouping Calvin Johnson’s signing bonus - Pride Of Detroit - Calvin Johnson isn’t happy with how he was treated, but did the Lions do anything wrong?

Lemieux: Calvin Johnson unhappy with how relationship ended with Lions - Pride Of Detroit - Megatron doesn’t like to talk much about the end, but doesn’t hold a grudge.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: See Mitch Trubisky in his Chicago Bears jersey for the first time - Windy City Gridiron - Check out these pictures and video clips of Chicago Bears’ first round draft pick, Mitchell Trubisky, from the NFL Players Association Rookie Premiere, presented by Panini America.

Mitchell: The day I became a Chicago Bears fan for life - Windy City Gridiron - The story of a kid in Japan, the Kansas Comet and a historic win over the Green Bay Packers.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears may be changing Kyle Long’s position again - Windy City Gridiron - Even though Kyle Long has yet to be cleared to practice, the Chicago Bears are reported to be changing his position again.

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