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The Bear’s Den: June 22, 2017

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The talk today is about roster spots, Who is likely in, What is likely out & I Don’t Know is on the bubble*

NFL: Chicago Bears-Rookie Minicamp
Chicago Bears running back Tank Cohen (29) 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Biggs: Bears Q&A: Surprise cuts, wide receiver group, Ka’Deem Carey’s future and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.

Stankevitz: After historically low turnover total in 2016, what can Bears do to get more takeaways? - CSN Chicago - The Bears are putting more of an emphasis on creating turnovers in 2017, but don't want to go overboard with those efforts.

Telander: Forget waiting, Mitch Trubisky should see the field this season - Chicago Sun-Times - When Glennon screws up or gets hurt (and both likely will happen, such is the life of NFL QBs) then let rookie Mitch Trubisky play.

Eurich: Hroniss Grasu is not guaranteed a roster spot with Bears - 247sports - Hroniss Grasu was a third-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 2015.

Bears Talk Podcast: How will the offensive line fare in 2017? - CSN Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and Chris Boden talk about the Bears' offensive line and make some predictions for the 2017 season.

Berns: Kyle Fuller facing contract, make-or-break 2017 season - Endzonescore.com - Back in April the Chicago Bears declined CB Kyle Fuller's contract option. A make-or-break season in 2017 determines the former Hokie's NFL future.

Joniak: Cohen motivated by those who doubt him - ChicagoBears.com - The latest installment of "Meet the Rookies" features running back Tarik Cohen and his constant battle against perceptions about his size.

Eurich: Trio of former Bears work out together - 247sports - These three former Chicago Bears look like they could still lace up their cleats in the NFL.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bears Wire Fantasy Football Mock Draft 1.0: The value of RBs and WRs - Bears Wire - A complete 16-round fantasy football mock draft

KNOW THY ENEMY

Podcast: Wes Hod from Packers.com talks minicamp, rookies, Game of Thrones - Acme Packing Company - Packers.com beat writer Wes Hodkiewicz gives his impressions of minicamp, previews upcoming position battles, and talks a little Game of Thrones.

Meerdink: Packers DT Letroy Guion Arrested in Hawaii - Acme Packing Company - Guion was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

PODcast: LISTCASTs and Greg Robinson, feat. Geoff Schwartz - Pride Of Detroit - What do offensive tackles and the Slap Chop have in common?

Patra: Lions president OK paying Stafford 'whatever it takes' - NFL.com - Matthew Stafford has insisted there is no timetable to get a deal done. Lions president Rod Wood said he's comfortable making Stafford the highest player in the NFL, in order to keep the QB.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Ranking the excuses for the Bears’ 3-13 season - Windy City Gridiron - It’s natural to want to defend your team. In this article, I scrutinize and arbitrarily rank the excuses I have made and heard for the Bears disappointing 2016 campaign.

Berckes: 30 Day Challenge - Best Bear for Beers - 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...

WIltfong: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Jonathan Anderson - Windy City Gridiron - We look at inside linebacker, Jonathan Anderson, in out latest Chicago Bears’ 90-in-90.

Silverstein: The WCG All-Bears Post-Ditka Team - Running Back - Windy City Gridiron - For the final positional group of the WCG All-Bears Post-Ditka Team, we look at the running backs who help the Bears "Get off the bus running," led by Matt Forte and Thomas Jones.

Link: Bears’ fans are better than Packers’ fans according to scientific research - Windy City Gridiron - Where do Bears fans rank? The answer might surprise you. Spoiler Alert: We’re the best in the NFC North!

Sunderbruch: NFC North Roster Comparison - Wide Receivers - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears might have some distance to make up before they can compete at quarterback. The wide receiver situation is not likely to help, unless some of Pace’s gambles work out.

The Top 5 Chicago Bears’ one year contracts - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears signed nearly 30 players this offseason to one year contracts, here are our Top 5 that we expect the most from in 2017.

FANPOSTS

CodyTheSpartan: Titans' fan asks our opinions & expectations for Kendall Wright - Windy City Gridiron - What are you guy's opinions and expectations for Kendall Wright? Curious. Anyways, I have mad respect for Kendall Wright. Despite his comments in a interview, I understand he is frustrated with...

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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* In case anybody doesn’t get the reference below the headline, here you go: