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The Bear’s Den, June 6, 2017

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Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws an incomplete pass as he is hit by Willie Young #97 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Jerrell Freeman Sees Potential In Bears Defense - CBS Chicago - Freeman is eager to see one player in particular on this Bears defense.

Wiederer: Roster lock, on the bubble or a long shot, a look at the Bears wide receivers - Chicago Tribune - All the Bears candidates at wide receiver have promising possibilities, but there are so many questions they also all possess worrisome concerns.

Eurich: Bears previous QB situation sheds unfair light on Mitch Trubisky - 247sports CBS - Mitchell Trubisky will have a hard time earning the trust of Chicago Bears fans off the bat.

Kading: Chicago Bears - A Fantasy Football Outlook - Cover32 - As the football season draws nearer and nearer, millions of Americans eagerly await one thing, fantasy football season. While they do not have any of the biggest names you are likely to see at the top of your fantasy draft boards, the Bears do have quite a few players that may be able to make […]

Boden: Why an older Willie Young remains a good Bears catch - CSN Chicago - Willie Young's been patient throughout his career. The Bears linebacker learned how to wait and prepare by fishing.

Eurich: Mike Glennon ranked 27th-best starting QB by Sporting News - 247sports - Mike Glennon now knows his place among the rest of the quarterback starters in the NFL.

Mayer: Burton proud of old-school mentality - ChicagoBears.com - A traditional old-school fullback who was claimed off waivers from the Lions last week, Michael Burton is determined to make the most of his opportunity with the Bears.

Stankevitz: Dion Sims explains why he 'loved' Bears' draft pick of Adam Shaheen - CSN Chicago - Dion Sims is excited to see what Adam Shaheen can do with the Bears as he learns the offense.

Finley's Halas Intrigue podcast: Willie Young on Bears QBs, his heath & fishing - Chicago Sun-Times - In Halas Intrigue, Bears outside linebacker Willie Young discusses the team's new quarterbacks, the role of the defense and his love of fishing

Eurich: Bears offseason moves show a desire to get bigger on offense - 247sports - Offseason additions point to an offensive philosophy change for the Chicago Bears.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: Were the Seahawks ever truly interested in Kaepernick? - ProFootballTalk - When the Seahawks first commenced their flirtation with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, skepticism emerged from Kaepernick's camp regarding whether the interest was genuine.

Gantt: ESPN bringing Hank Williams Jr. back to MNF open - ProFootballTalk - At a time when some are criticizing ESPN for being too political (though that's largely just a euphemism for letting non-white people and women talk), they're bring back a guy whose political commentary cost him a gig in the first place.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Western: Packers’ new tight ends reflect a shift in offensive philosophy across the NFL - Acme Packing Company - With defenses getting smaller and faster, the Packers’ free agent moves will help them be bigger and more physical in 2017.

WLudford: Not Many Vikings Roster Spots Up For Grabs - Daily Norseman - As we continue through OTAs this week, taking a look at the Vikings roster, and all the players that are locks or near-locks to make the final roster, there aren’t many spots left up for grabs. ...

Ask POD: This old Lion’s learned a few tricks - Pride Of Detroit - Mailbag gets on the road again, ready to go.

Noonan: Aaron Rodgers vs. Sam Bradford, Why Aaron is Aaron and Sam is Sam - Acme Packing Company - Although the two QBs have some similar overall stats, a deep dive into the numbers illuminate why Rodgers is a two-time MVP and Bradford is on his third NFL team.

Thompson: Mike Zimmer cleared for a return to the Vikings - Daily Norseman - The Minnesota Head Coach has been approved to return to Winter Park.

Mathews: Lions with 7 players in ESPN’s top-200 PPR rankings - Pride Of Detroit - ESPN’s list will be updated throughout the offseason, but for now, seven Lions players made their list of the top-200 PPR options for 2017.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder: 30 Day Challenge - Least Favorite Play - Windy City Gridiron - Every day in the month of June we’ll ask a different Chicago Bears-related question make sure you participate the entire month so we can all get to know WCG Community a little better.

Wiltfong: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90: Rueben Randle - Windy City Gridiron - In the next installment of this Bears’ roster series, I’ll take a look at the chances wide receiver Rueben Randle can make the 53 man roster.

FANPOSTS

PowerTool: 2018 Chicago Bears Mock Draft - Windy City Gridiron - You probably sighed when you saw the headline. I realize these articles are worthless even in the weeks before a draft, let alone before the preceding season has even begun. That said, we haven't...

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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