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The Bear’s Den: June 20, 2017

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Trubisky, Shaheen and Cohen again lead the news for Chicago this off-season

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 Chicago Bears fullback Freddie Stevenson (43) during mini camp at Halas Hall. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Stankevitz: How Adam Shaheen can make an immediate impact as a rookie for Bears - CSN Chicago - Adam Shaheen has drawn lofty comparisons to Rob Gronkowski. How could he be a factor in the Bears' offense in 2017?

Boden: Can the Bears win 'Nervous Season'? - CSN Chicago - Regulated team activities are officially over, which means The Nervous Season for NFL coaches and general managers has begun.

Jahns: Analyzing the Bears after their offseason program - Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking down the gains made and the questions looming after the Bears’ offseason program.

Kwiecinski: Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky featured in first installment of “Meet the Rookies” - Bears Wire - Since late April, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has been the talk of the town, and understandably so as he was the Bears' first No. 2 overall draft pick since 1951.

Eurich: 5 stars of Chicago Bears offseason workouts, Mitchell Trubisky, Adam Shaheen, Tarik Cohen - 247sports.com - Five Chicago Bears stood out among the rest during offseason workouts.

Ryan: Season ticket holder sues Bears over ban on wearing Packers gear on sideline - Chicago Tribune - Russell Beckman said he wants the Bears to reverse their policy and allow him to take part in on-field experiences at Soldier Field wearing his Packers gear.

Lancor: 2017-2018 Chicago Bears season preview and predictions - isportsweb - Will the Chicago Bears improve upon last season? Check it out in this season preview.

Thompson: Mitch Trubisky, Tarik Cohen, Adam Shaheen featured in 'Meet the Rookies' - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are bringing back their "Meet the Rookies" series for another season, and if there's a common theme among them it's that they've faced doubters.

LeGere: Chicago Bears' newest receivers ready to battle for spots - Daily Herald - When former Pro Bowl wide receiver Alshon Jeffery signed with the Eagles on March 9, the Bears lost their most productive pass catcher of the previous four seasons. But Bears G.M. Ryan Pace brought in a group of veteran unrestricted free agents that could make the wide receiver position one of the deepest and most competitive in a training camp.

Andracki: The Bears actually had the best receiver in football for a stretch last season - CSN Chicago - For a five-game stretch in 2016, the best receiver in the NFL resided on the 3-13 Chicago Bears.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Anatomy of an NFL Draft Bust - Greg Robinson, the no. 2 pick in 2014, is no longer a Ram. But his struggles aren’t a unique occurrence ,  they’re becoming increasingly common for offensive linemen as the college and pro games continue to diverge.

Smith: Still recovering from a concussion, Michael Oher may soon get cut - ProFootballTalk - Panthers left tackle Michael Oher still hasn’t been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in September, and he may never return to play for the Panthers again. According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers appear ready to move on from Oher.

Predicting the entire NFC playoff picture - NFL Videos - The "NFL Total Access" crew predicts the entire NFC playoff picture for the 2017 season.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Rank: Why you should root for the Green Bay Packers - NFL.com - The Packers have a history of iconic QBs (including Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers) and a rich culture going back to the one and only Vince Lombardi. Adam Rank offers up reasons to be a Cheesehead.

Vensel: A dozen Vikings takeaways after a dozen practices this spring - StarTribune.com - School is out for the summer and the countdown to camp has begun.

Reischel: Packers receiver Davante Adams caught fire in third season - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Twelve months ago, Davante Adams’ future in Green Bay was tenuous, at best. Today, Adams could be positioning himself to become one of the NFL’s highest-paid wide receivers.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - John Timu - Windy City Gridiron - We’re looking at every single player on the Chicago Bears’ offseason roster in our 90-in-90 series. Next up is inside linebacker, John Timu.

Zeglinski: Leonard Floyd’s concussion battles are a story of caution - Windy City Gridiron - Floyd made sure to speak of his recovery process from head injuries in his rookie season. He deserves everyone’s attention for it.

Infante: 30 Day Challenge: Name a player the Bears passed on that you wish they would have drafted - 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...

Householder: Packers fan sues Bears in federal court over dress code for on-field access - Windy City Gridiron - The issue is over a new policy, the fan is representing himself.

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