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First day of Bears veteran minicamp spurs as many questions as it does answers

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Jerrell Freeman (50) cools off during mini camp at Halas Hall. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Emma: Bears Rookie TE Adam Shaheen’s Adjustment To NFL Going Well - CBS Chicago - Bears coach John Fox believes Shaheen's tools and talent will make for a seamless transition.

Boden and JJ break down early Bears minicamp headlines - CSN Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and Chris Boden discuss the top headlines from Bears minicamp, including a Mitch Trubisky package during the rookie season.

Biggs: A Tim Tebow-type package for Mitch Trubisky? QB development front and center - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are not going to compare Mitch Trubisky to Tim Tebow but the latter’s name came up.

Bear Download podcast - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Biggs: Bears 'messing around' with switching guards Kyle Long, Josh Sitton - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears are "messing around" with switching guards Kyle Long and Josh Sitton, coach John Fox said at minicamp Tuesday.

Jahns: Danny Trevathan, Kyle Long could miss start of Bears camp - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears could have a handful of starters who are not ready to fully practice when training camp opens next month, coach John Fox said.

Finley: A Tim Tebow package for Mitch Trubisky? Bears better off being patient - Chicago Sun-Times - The last question asked of John Fox following Tuesday’s Bears mandatory minicamp practice was a hypothetical one.

Potash: Versatile Josh Sitton unfazed by position switch with Kyle Long - Chicago Sun-Times - And while chemistry is important, having Pro Bowl caliber players solves many issues.

Perez: Chicago Bears rookies get first look at Soldier Field - Bears Wire - Watch as the Chicago Bears' rookie class gets their first tour of Soldier Field

Kwiecinski: John Fox updates the status of WR Cameron Meredith, other injured Bears - Bears Wire - The Bears began their minicamp on Tuesday but will be without one of their most productive players from the 2016 season. Wide receiver Cameron Meredith injured his thumb, and will not be available during minicamp. Coach John Fox told media members Tuesday he'll be ready for training camp.

Eurich: Off the field connection could help Kevin White in 2017 - 247sports - Kevin White's connection with Mike Glennon off the field should help him perform in 2017.

Kaberon: Sitton may move to right guard - ChicagoBears.com - Josh Sitton had a lot to figure out last year when he joined the Bears. This year, the only question is which position he will play.

Fishbain: Kendall Wright has plenty of motivation to produce for Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - Plus John Fox provided a few injury updates on key Bears

Arthur Arkush: New starter Mike Glennon 'excited' about direction of Chicago Bears transitioning offense - Pro Football Weekly - Glennon and Bears attempting some unorthodox methods to accelerate learning curve

Eurich: Bears bring in three tryout players for minicamp - 247sports - Tre' Jackson headlines the list of tryout players at Chicago Bears minicamp. Ken's Note: Sorry about this one, folks...

Smith: John Fox references Tim Tebow in developing Mitchell Trubisky - ProFootballTalk - Tim Tebow did not exactly have the kind of NFL career that a first-round quarterback would be told to emulate, but Bears coach John Fox says he might just follow the Tebow model when bringing first-round pick Mitch Trubisky along.

Biggs: Bears starting QB Mike Glennon can't be consumed with a Mitch Trubisky Watch - Chicago Tribune - Bears starting quarterback Mike Glennon might be the only person in or around the team not keeping close tabs on when Mitch Trubisky's time will come.

#BearsTalk Pick Six: What are the important storylines for veteran minicamp? - CSN Chicago - CSN's Chris Boden and JJ Stankevitz look at six storylines that are worth focusing on during this week's veteran minicamp.

Stankevitz: A special Mitch Trubisky package? It’s not a yes or no question for Bears - CSN Chicago - The Bears will deploy Mitch Trubisky when he's ready, whether that's in a special package or as the team's starting quarterback.

Eurich: Danny Trevathan could be ready for the start of training camp - 247sports - Danny Trevathan appeared in nine games with the Chicago Bears last season.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jeremiah: Scouting Wyoming QB Josh Allen - NFL.com - Wyoming's Josh Allen might not be a household name, but scouts are well aware of him -- Daniel Jeremiah says he has the most upside of any college QB. See his full scouting report.

Hanzus: Jeremy Maclin's deal includes free crab cakes for life - NFL.com - Jimmy's Seafood in Baltimore offered Jeremy Maclin free crab cakes for the length of his contract if he signed with the Ravens. He landed a even sweeter deal by holding out a few days.

Lyles: NFL will never have a team like the Warriors - SBNation.com - There’s a level of dominance in the NBA by Golden State that we’ll never see in the NFL.

KNOW THY ENEMY

APC Pod: The curious case of Eddie Lacy - Acme Packing Company - Why was Eddie Lacy given such a bad rap by many Packer fans? Alex and Zach dissect this and other topics of the Packers offseason.

Gates: Wisconsin Man Convicted Of Battery Against Vikings Fan - Daily Norseman - The charges stemmed from an altercation in the Viking fan’s yard

Isaacson: The infamous hit from the ref's perspective - ESPN - Jerry Markbreit remembers the day he kicked Charles Martin out of the game at Soldier Field. Ken's Note: This story is 5 years old but I remembered it being really good when it came out. EJ Snyder's 30-in-30 about the "Most hated opposing player of all-time" reminded me of it so I am posting it here for you folks.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Snyder: 30 Day Challenge - Most Hated Opposing Player of All Time - Windy City Gridiron - Every day in the month of June we'll ask a different Chicago Bears related question to our readers. Make sure you participate over the entire month so we can all get to know the WCG community a...

Infante: How Bears players are spending their summer vacation - Windy City Gridiron - 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.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears minicamp practice recap: Position changes, injury updates and more - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears began their veteran minicamp today and we have all the important news right here in our recap...

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Peep out my Ten Thoughts on the NFL this week and be sure to add a few of your own in the comment section.

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Roman F: 10 Things that Need to Go Right for the Bears in 2017 - Windy City Gridiron - I’m very impressed with the amount of optimism here at WCG. Many are predicting a bounce back year for the Bears, some have even used the word "playoffs," to them I merely point out my...

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