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How Bears players are spending their summer vacation

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NFL players don’t have long summer breaks, so they have to make the most of it. Here’s what some of your favorite Chicago Bears are doing.

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Your favorite Bears players are making the most of their short summer vacation.
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Football players don’t get a lot of time off from their work.

Although the NFL offseason is nearly five months long, very little of that time is spent relaxing. Through offseason workout programs, OTA's and training camp, players are constantly busy with preparing for the new season.

Between now and mid-July, however, the veterans don't have any camps on schedule. Some of your favorite Chicago Bears players are taking advantage of this "summer break".

Offensive guard Kyle Long took a boating trip out on Lake Michigan with teammates Pat O’Donnell, Patrick Scales, Connor Barth, Mark Sanchez, Mitch Unrein and Chris Prosinski.

As the caption states, Saturdays are certainly for the boys.

The Bears may have a musical maestro on their hands, as well. Tight end Zach Miller released this video of him playing "Still D.R.E." by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg on the piano.

As WGN's Larry Hawley pointed out, the tight end also posted a video in which he played a soothing melody on the guitar, proving that he is a man of many talents.

Miller also took a trip out to the Brookfield Zoo with fellow Bears Jordan Howard, Cody Whitehair and rookie Tarik Cohen.

The group entered the bear exhibit and took plenty of pictures with fans.

To help get them accustomed to the city of Chicago, the Bears gave their rookies a tour of Soldier Field, as well as a trip to a Cubs game.

Coincidentally enough, they attended the same game in which former Bears defensive coordinator (and current Carolina Panthers head coach) Ron Rivera threw out the first pitch.

New cornerback Marcus Cooper has also been doing some touring of the city, as made evident by a recent tweet of his.

Although many Bears players are enjoying the time off now, they'll be all business when training camp rolls around. We as fans can only hope that that hard work translates into a better season than last year.

What will you be doing this summer (besides trying to drink away the pain of being a Bears fan)? Let us know in the comments below.