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The Bear’s Den: June 26, 2017

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Monday brings us one week closer to training camp

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hicago Bears Willie Young (97) during mini camp at Halas Hall
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Podcast: Previewing the Bears' Linebackers - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers take an in-depth look at the inside and outside linebackers on the Bears' roster and explain what to look for at camp.

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.

Fishbain: Champ Kelly scouts the right path - Pro Football Weekly - Bears director of pro scouting uses life story to inspire kids through charity camps

Kading: The Worst Trade in Bears history - Cover32 - Some decisions that Bears executives have made have proven to be disasters. None more than their deal to acquire a new quarterback in 1997. That guy’s name? Rick Mirer.

Boden: Bears’ Markus Wheaton says wide receiver group is 'definitely underrated' - CSN Chicago - Markus Wheaton is one of a number of new names to the Bears wide receiver group and he thinks they are underrated.

Finley's Halas Intrigue Podcast: Previewing the Bears' training camp, RB edition - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of the Halas Intrigue podcast, Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears running back position in anticipation of training camp:

Boden: Can Deiondre' Hall overcome on- and off-field hurdles to make an impact with Bears? - CSN Chicago - Deiondre' Hall has plenty of on- and off-field hurdles to overcome, but can he rise above it and make an impact in the Bears secondary?

Perez: Can the Bears count on LB Danny Trevathan in 2017? - Bears Wire - The status of Chicago Bears LB Danny Trevathan for the 2017 NFL season is a big unknown.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: Should NFL hold its draft before free agency? - ProFootballTalk - The question was posed during Thursday night's NBA draft in the form of a Twitter poll, and NFL fans who are typically reluctant to change embraced the idea by a 12-point margin: Hold the NFL draft before NFL free agency. Basketball and hockey both do it. Perhaps the NFL should, too.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Lewis: Bakhtiari says Packers' playoff woes 'starting to tick me off' - NFL.com - Making the NFC championship is usually a feat to be celebrated for most organizations. But for the Packers, who have one of the NFL's best QBs, it's starting to become a "stressful" experience.

Saxyprince: Three Years or You Are Out - Daily Norseman - A few stats can help a team determine if they have a franchise quarterback or not. How does Sam Bradford compare to other quarterbacks in the league?

Report: Tavon Wilson accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend - Pride Of Detroit - Tavon Wilson is facing serious allegations stemming from a 2016 physical altercation.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: 30-Day Challenge - Worst Bears hot take - Windy City Gridiron - Every day in June we’ll ask a different Chicago Bears related question to our readers. Participate so we can get to know the WCG Community. Today we’re considering Bears hot takes.

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

Curl: The biggest risk the Bears will take in the 2017 season - Windy City Gridiron - A to-be-named sports writer recently bumbled his attempt to answer this question, so I take a crack at it.

Mitchell: 30 Day Challenge - Most Overrated Bear - 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: Could a cornerback be this year’s Josh Sitton? - Windy City Gridiron - In this six part series, I’ll go around the NFL looking for cap casualties that could be late additions to the Chicago Bears à la Josh Sitton last year. This week lets look at cornerbacks.

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