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The Bear’s Den: May 31, 2017

Shaw out (then back in), Seales out, Cruz in, White back, Sanchez gone and Floyd missing... WHEW!

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Chicago Bears quarterback Connor Shaw
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Mayer: Victor Cruz excited about joining Bears - - Fully recovered from two serious leg injuries, new Bears receiver Victor Cruz is confident that he can revert to the form he showed during three productive seasons with the Giants from 2011-13.

Arthur Arkush: Victor Cruz prepared to produce and mentor in Chicago Bears' transitioning WR corps - Pro Football Weekly - Bears' Cruz, 30, thinks he's 'close' to recapturing peak form.

Jahns: Victor Cruz feels 'natural' in mentor role for Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Cruz said he feels "very close" to becoming the Pro Bowl player he was before injuries changed his career.


Mullin: Bears wide receiver Kevin White leaves no doubt: 'It’s got to happen now' - CSN Chicago - After two injury-riddled seasons, Kevin White has a sense of urgency headed into his third year in the NFL.

Emma: Bears Receiver Kevin White Is Healthy, Out To Prove Himself - CBS Chicago - A week after confusion over his absence from OTAs, White is back and out to prove he's not a bust.

Potasah: 'It's gotta happen now': Bears Kevin White eager to prove he's no bust - Chicago Sun-Times - White insisted his motivation comes from within. “You guys can write it up; fans, everybody [has] their own opinion. So I’ll just leave it at that."

Cox: Kevin White returns to Bears practice, knows ‘it’s gotta happen now’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White returned to practice at organized team activities, and he knows the pressure he faces.

Patra: Kevin White says I have to 'turn it up' in Year 3 - - Kevin White has played a total of four games in two seasons due to injury. After participating in OTAs on Tuesday, White was asked by reporters if he's motivated by some calling him a "bust."

Hub Arkush: It's now or never for Kevin White in Year Three with Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - The No. 7 pick from 2015 addressed the media Tuesday following Bears practice


Finley: And then there were 3 as Bears waive QB Connor Shaw - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears narrowed their quarterbacks room down to three players Monday, waiving Connor Shaw to make room for wide receiver Victor Cruz.

Mayer: Bears waive fourth QB Connor Shaw - - The Bears on Tuesday made room on their 90-man roster for veteran receiver Victor Cruz by waiving quarterback Connor Shaw.


Kwiecinski: QB Connor Shaw is still a Chicago Bear - Bears Wire - Tuesday morning, it was announced quarterback Connor Shaw was being waived from the Bears roster. Then again, maybe not. It was reported Tuesday evening Shaw wasn't waived after all, and that he would remain on the team through OTAs.

Mayer: Bears rescind waivers on QB Shaw - - Hours after waiving Connor Shaw Tuesday to make room for receiver Victor Cruz on their roster, the Bears rescinded the move, bringing back the reserve quarterback.


Photos: Victor Cruz and others at Bears OTA practice - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears' OTA practice at Halas Hall on May 30, 2017.

Cox: Leonard Floyd, 7 others miss Bears practice Tuesday - Bears Wire - Leonard Floyd was among the eight players to miss practice at the Chicago Bears' organized team activities, raising more question marks.

Hub's Book Club: Hub's favorite books No. 10 "Halas by Halas" - Pro Football Weekly - Originally published in 1979 chronicles the life of George Halas.

Video: Chicago Bears continue organized team activities - Pro Football Weekly - Hub Arkush and Kevin Fishbain report from Halas Hall on Tuesday, following the Chicago Bears second OTA practice open to the media. All eyes were on Bears WR group, including new comer Victor Cruz, and Kevin White who is returning back from injury.

Hoge and Jahns, Episode 94: ‘It’s May’ and other Bears OTAs observations - WGN Radio -The Bears are in their second week of OTAs and Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns are trying to figure out what matters and what they are actually allowed to tell you. Kevin White is back at practice, but seemed salty. How long will Mike Glennon remain the starter? And with Jahns ever pay up his Christian Hackenberg bet from over a year ago?

LeGere: After career season, Bears' Hicks believes he can do better - Daily Herald - In 2016, his first season with the Chicago Bears, Akiem Hicks accomplished a milestone none of his new defensive teammates did -- he had a career year. But it was lost in the train wreck of the Bears' 3-13 season.


Smith: McCown looking better than Petty and Hackenberg at Jets’ OTAs - ProFootballTalk - The Jets are giving all three of the quarterbacks on their roster a chance to win the starting job, but Josh McCown appears to be a step ahead of Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.

Former Bears star Charles Tillman on new hairdo, budding acting career, bowling - WGN-TV - Legendary Bears cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman stops by the morning show to discuss his new hairdo, his budding acting career and some of the Bears offseason moves. Tillman's playing career may be over, but he continues to do great charity work in Chicago.


Stites: Aaron Rodgers hopes to play until he’s 45 like Tom Brady - -Warren Moon started until he was 42, but Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers think they can leave that number in the dust.

WLudford: Vikings Offensive Line Update - Daily Norseman - Over at there is an update on OTAs today, that includes some info on offensive line personnel and positions for practice this morning.

Reisman: T.J. Lang calls Ndamukong Suh a ‘literal psychopath,’ ‘nutjob’ - Pride Of Detroit - T.J. Lang, Graham Glasgow and Travis Swanson joked around with the boys from "Pardon My Take."


Zeglinski: Bears OTA round-up: Victor Cruz and Kevin White speak to media, some veterans miss practice - Windy City Gridiron - Halas Hall was buzzing with receiver speculation in the second OTA media availability day for the Bears.

Wiltfong: The Chicago Bears have the best roster in the NFC North - Windy City Gridiron - This one was a bit of a surprise, then again, how much weight do you put in to PFFs grades?

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my Thoughts on the National Football League, and be sure to drop a few thoughts of your own in the comment section.

Infante: Brandon Marshall trade looks genius for Bears in hindsight - Windy City Gridiron - Despite the flak they received for it, the Chicago Bears’ trading of Brandon Marshall now looks like a smart move.

Wiltfong & Zeglinski: Bears actually keep Connor Shaw - Windy City Gridiron - The second-year quarterback was on his way out until an unfortunate injury to a veteran happened.


ADClock: In 1978 Jim Finks Got it All Wrong. Let's Hope Ryan Pace Does All Right. - Windy City Gridiron - As of this writing, I remain upbeat about Ryan Pace as the Bears’ general manager. This year he took a big swing, and whether he connected waits to be seen. If Mitchell Trubisky proves to be as...

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