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The Bear’s Den, June 1, 2017

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Bears pick up new fullback, Jordan Howard loses weight & more

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Stankevitz: Victor Cruz feels 'close' to returning to star level he was with Giants - CSN Chicago - After his first practice with the Bears, Victor Cruz said he's not far off from being the player he was with the New York Giants.

Finley: In crucial offseason, Bears CB Kyle Fuller says knee is healthy again - Chicago Sun-Times - Few people, if any, were surprised when the Bears decided not to offer cornerback Kyle Fuller a fifth-year option.

Jahns: Why Bears RB Jordan Howard is poised for big 2017 - Chicago Sun-Times - Adam L. Jahns: Taking the next step meant some changes were needed. His long runs needed to be longer. His breaks during games needed to shorter.

Halas Intrigue Podcast: What moves say about Mark Sanchez, Connor Shaw - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of Halas Intrigue, Patrick Finley looks at what Tuesday's wacky waiver moves say about Bears QBs Mark Sanchez and Connor Shaw

Potash: Bears' Cody Whitehair ready for next step after impressive rookie year - Chicago Sun-Times - He not only replaced an injured player but provided an upgrade. And, perhaps most of all, he stayed healthy.

Finley: Bears claim FB Michael Burton from Lions - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears claimed fullback Michael Burton off waivers from the Lions, a source confirmed Wednesday.

Mayer: White determined to 'turn it up' - ChicagoBears.com - After serious leg injuries in his first two NFL seasons forced Kevin White to miss 28 of 32 games, the receiver's sense of urgency is currently at an all-time high.

Mayer: Bears add FB Burton, waive TE House - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday claimed fullback Michael Burton off waivers from the Lions and waived undrafted rookie tight end Franko House.

ITB video: Demps says "I was too cocky" - ChicagoBears.com - New Bears safety Quintin Demps talks about the mistakes he made early on in his NFL career and what he learned from them.

Fishbain: CB Marcus Cooper hopes to keep ascending with Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - Cooper's on his fourth NFL team, but brings ball skills and experience to Bears secondary

POLISH SAUSAGE

Rosenthal: Biggest remaining weak spot of each NFC team - NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal looks at the biggest weak spot of each NFC team. What does he see as Chicago's biggest problem?

KNOW THY ENEMY

Reisman: Chicago Bears claim former Lions FB Michael Burton - Pride Of Detroit - Michael Burton left Detroit, but he isn’t going far.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90: Hendrick Ekpe - Windy City Gridiron - In the next part of this Bears roster series, we look at undrafted defensive end Hendrick "Hank" Ekpe.

Sunderbruch: Offensive Line Needs Are Overstated - Windy City Gridiron - Can we please stop parroting the idea that the offensive line represents a real need for Chicago? The 3-13 Bears have a lot of needs, but up front isn’t one of them.

Silverstein: The WCG All-Bears Post-Ditka Team: Safety - Windy City Gridiron - With Mike Brown and Tony Parrish, the last line of D on the Post-Ditka Bears is a strong one.

Wiltfong: ESPN lists 99 NFL people and the Bears have three - Windy City Gridiron - There are 99 days until the NFL regular season kicks off, and ESPN has compiled a list of ninety nine people that will help shape the 2017 season. The list is in no particular order of importance,...

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears claim fullback Michael Burton - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are adding a fullback to the roster and cutting an undrafted tight end.

FANPOSTS

ADClock: 99 Days to 2017 Kick-Off. These are the players the Bears chose 99th. - Windy City Gridiron - With ninety-nine days to the start of the football season, let’s take a moment to honor the two 99th draft choices the Bears made in the Super Bowl era. In 1968 they chose offensive tackle...

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