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The Bear’s Den, June 19, 2017

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Welcome to a (probably) not so manic (for football at least) Monday here in Bearsland

NFL: Chicago Bears-Minicamp
Chicago Bears defensive back Harold Jones- Quartey and Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky during mini camp at Halas Hall. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Campbell: How Dave Trubisky helped Mitch become man Bears had to have - Chicago Tribune - Football has connected Dave Trubisky and his son since Mitch was old enough to pick up a ball.

Potash: Where the Bears stand after their offseason program - Chicago Sun-Times - If the starting job were an open competition instead of Glennon’s no matter what, there's no reason to believe that Trubisky would not be a contender.

Morrissey: Will Mitch Trubisky have to be saved from John Fox? - Chicago Sun-Times - No good reason for Bears to play rookie quarterback in 2017.

Waack: Jordan Howard 'Trying to be the No. 1 rusher in the league this year' - Chicago Tribune - Bears' Jordan Howard believes he can get better as a receiver in his second year and has league rushing title as his goal after finishing second last season.

Jahns: Instant impact - Bears see Adam Shaheen, Tarik Cohen as Day 1 players – Chicago Sun-Times - An offseason program spent dealing with everything rookie tight end Adam Shaheen can do for the Bears’ offense led inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman to reach the same conclusion about him the front office has. ‘‘You see him out here catching fade balls and wreaking havoc there on the inside,’’ Freeman said. ‘‘He has a lot of intangibles. He has a lot of upside. I think he’s going to be a pretty good guy.’’

PFW Chicago Podcast 079: Chicago Bears Minicamp recap with Moon Mullin - Pro Football Weekly - School's out for summer! The Bears wrapped up their offseason training program and head on a 6-week summer vacation, so we welcomed back Moon Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) from Comcast SportsNet Chicago to recap what we saw from the Bears. Kevin and Moon d

Eurich: Akiem Hicks says he would re-sign with Bears 'in a heartbeat' - 247 Sports - Now is the time to pay Akiem Hicks.

Kading: All Time Bears Budget Team - Cover32 - I peruse through twitter a lot, probably more than healthy, so I see a lot of cool things. One thing that has spread across the site, mostly pertaining to basketball, is a game where you pick players who have different values, and try to fit it under a budget. A couple days ago, I found one of these games for the Chicago Bears. It was originally posted by Windy City Gridiron last week, and their twitter manager claims is created back in 2014, leaving most present day Bears out of it. Despite this, however, I’m going to give you my answers, and my team, under a budget of $20.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: Zimmer cautiously optimistic about the Minnesota offense - ProFootballTalk - The Vikings can never quite match strength on one side of the ball with basic competence on the other. From the early Dennis Green teams that were all defense and no offense to the Moss-Carter versions that had plenty of offense and not enough defense to now, with a very good defense and an offense ...

Shook: Myles Garrett diagnosed with lateral foot sprain - NFL.com - Browns fans can exhale: Myles Garrett is going to be OK. The defensive end and first-overall pick was diagnosed with a lateral foot sprain and will be ready for camp, the team announced.

Shook: Ryan Shazier wants CBA changes for rookie deals - NFL.com - After a week spent discussing Odell Beckham Jr.'s contract, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier believes the next collective bargaining agreement should allow for more wiggle room on rookie deals.

KNOW THY ENEMY

skelly10: Coach Mike Zimmer May Hand Off Defense Play Calling To George Edwards - Daily Norseman - There is no official word but Zimmer is already taking a more hands on approach with the offense.

Florio: Zimmer cautiously optimistic about the Minnesota offense - ProFootballTalk - The Vikings can never quite match strength on one side of the ball with basic competence on the other. From the early Dennis Green teams that were all defense and no offense to the Moss-Carter versions that had plenty of offense and not enough defense to now, with a very good defense and an offense ...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: 30 Day Challenge - My favorite team 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 guys participate the entire month so we can all get to know the WCG community a little better.

Link: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Johnthan Banks - Windy City Gridiron - The next part of this Bears roster series has us taking a look at cornerback Johnthan Banks.

Curl: Kendall’s not wrong - New Bears receiver blames Titans for drop in production - Windy City Gridiron - In a recent interview, Kendall Wright blamed his drop in production on the lack of opportunity the Titans provided him. The numbers seem to back him up.

Infante: Which Bears have the best chance of making the Pro Bowl? - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears had two representatives at the Pro Bowl last year. How many will they have this year?

Mitchell: 30 Day Challenge - All Time Favorite Bears Linebacker - 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 guys participate the entire month so we can all get to know the WCG community a...

Link: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Daniel Brown - Windy City Gridiron - The next part of this Bears roster series has us taking a look at tight end Daniel Brown.

Wiltfong: Old School Video - Rosevelt Colvin and Warrick Holdman give a tour of Halas Hall - Windy City Gridiron - This is a neat old school video featuring a couple of Chicago Bears from 2002.

FANPOSTS

FanPosts - Recent - Windy City Gridiron - Here's a link to our FanPost section, where YOU have the opportunity to contribute to Windy City Gridiron. Take a few minutes and write a post about what you are thinking about regarding the Chicago Bears, and there's a chance it will be linked right here in the Den.

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