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The Bear’s Den: June 5, 2017

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The internet is buzzing about Jeremy Maclin being available, will Chicago drop a dime and ring him up?

Chicago Bears v Philadelphia Eagles
Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles attempts to make a catch against Charles Tillman and the Chicago Bears
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Wiederer: With training camp nearing, Bears receiving corps a mess of uncertainty - Chicago Tribune - All the Bears candidates at wide receiver have promising possibilities, but there are so many questions they also all possess worrisome concerns.

Boden: Mitch Trubisky pick means Bears staff might stick for 2018 - CSN Chicago - Pace going all in on Mitch Trubisky could mean buying more time for John Fox and his staff than the more common belief they are on their Chicago lifeline this fall.

Perez: Jordan Howard named a player to avoid in fantasy football for 2017 - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard was named a player to avoid in fantasy football by NFL.com

Cox: 4 reasons why Bears should not sign WR Jeremy Maclin - Bears Wire - The Kansas City Chiefs released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, but the Chicago Bears should pass on signing the speedy veteran.

Mamola: Chicago Bears projected starters on defense in 2017 - FOX Sports - Projecting the starters on defense for the Chicago Bears in the 2017 NFL season. The Chicago Bears added some impact defenders in free agency, but used only one of their draft picks on the defensive side of the ball. Instead of overhauling the defense, the Bears are counting on significant improveme...

Patrick: Fox one of 6 NFL coaches whose seats are the hottest heading into the 2017 season - The Comeback - Who are the six unlucky men that may see their name scroll across the sports ticker when Black Monday strikes again in 2018?

Boyd: Is Jeremy Maclin to the Bears a good idea? - Cover32 - Jeremy Maclin was considered a high prospect coming out of Missouri. After being drafted 19th overall in 09′ by the Eagles. He did did not live up to the hype becoming difficult to stay on the field, His 2010 season was by far his most successful with 1000 all purpose yards.

Shook: Bears one of potential landing spots for Jeremy Maclin - NFL.com - Now that we've had time to digest Kansas City's Friday evening release of Jeremy Maclin, it's time to project where the veteran could be headed. Which teams offer the best fit?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Rigdon: The Chiefs just released Jeremy Maclin, and no one knows why - The Comeback - Jeremy Maclin had one great and one injury-riddled season in Kansas City, but the Chiefs still decided to bite the salary cap bullet and release him. Ken's Note: Stupid headline of today, obviously the Chiefs know why! Additionally, anybody who can read a cap chart knows why, he's the only guy they can cut to clear big space without tons of dead money. Alex Smith is in the same boat next year.

Bennett: Chicago Bears 4 Downs To Success in 2017 - Cover32 - The Chicago Bears are considered one of the worst teams going into the 2017 season but, as most know, the Bears weren’t expected to do much in 2001 either. Teams can’t be judged on paper only. Some teams surprise and if Chicago can get these four things working, I could see them making a playoff run in 2017.

Florio: Wade Phillips kicked officiating crew out of Bills’ facility over Music City Miracle - ProFootballTalk - The new Wade Phillips book, Son of Bum, contains plenty of stories from decades of NFL experience. One story relates to the aftermath of the last time the Bills played in the postseason.

Smith: Alex Smith “shocked” to lose “great teammate” Jeremy Maclin - ProFootballTalk - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was taken aback to learn he has lost one of his favorite receivers. Smith pronounced himself "shocked" when asked for his reaction to the news that Jeremy Maclin has been cut.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Gates: The Film Room Breaks Down Dalvin Cook - Daily Norseman - If you’re not already excited, you will be

Reisman: Nick Fairley may have a career-threatening heart condition, Lions teammates reach out - Pride Of Detroit - Get well soon, Nick.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Swerski, O'Connor, Arnold & Wollarski: Pro Football Focus had the worst infographic in the history of infographics - Windy City Gridiron - The Superfans have been quiet around theses parts of late, but something pissed them off enough to get them out of hibernation. You've got to see the Pro Football Focus Tweet that set them off.

Silverstein: 30 Day Challenge - All Time Favorite Bears Wide Receiver - Windy City Gridiron - A salute to Jack M Silverstein’s favorite Bears receiver, Tom Waddle

Link: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Pat O’Donnell - Windy City Gridiron - In the next part of this Bears roster series, we take a look at the fourth-year punter in O’Donnell.

Infante: Who will win each Bears positional battle? - Windy City Gridiron - There is plenty of uncertainty on the Bears’ depth chart. Who will end up winning the team’s biggest positional battles?

Link: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Daniel Braverman - Windy City Gridiron - The next part of this Bears’ roster series has us taking a look at the second-year pro, wide receiver Daniel Braverman.

Mitchell: Eight tips for writing a great Fanpost - Windy City Gridiron - Fanposts are a chance for you to share your vision for the Chicago Bears with the world!

Silverstein: 30 Day Challenge: Favorite place to watch the Bears - 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...

Infante: Should the Bears target Jeremy Maclin? - Windy City Gridiron - Jeremy Maclin was recently let go by the Kansas City Chiefs. Should the Chicago Bears give him a look?

LInk: Upsets, Underdogs and Dark Horses: Can Connor Shaw Be the Backup Quarterback in 2017? - Windy City Gridiron - In this ongoing series, I’ll spotlight a few Chicago Bears’ players that could be flying under the radar, but could also make an impact in 2017.

FANPOSTS

Overmannen: How Much Can We Count On Trubisky Panning Out? - Windy City Gridiron - Good day fellow Bears fans! I've decided to see the silver lining in my broken shoulder and use the sudden influx of free time to contribute to one of my favorite sites, which I haven't done in...

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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