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Trubisky, Young, McPhee & Shaw spill the beans about happenings at OTA

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Halas Hall Pass: A closer look at Bears outside linebackers - Chicago Tribune - Dan Wiederer and Rich Campbell discuss the Bears' outside linebackers after OTA practice on June 6, 2017.

Eurich: Pernell McPhee talks a good game, needs to show it on the field - 247sports - Pernell McPhee needs to prove himself in 2017.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Adding Jeremy Maclin, ranking the receivers, Adrian Amos' role and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly.

Wiederer: Mitch Trubisky embracing rookie growth curve: 'It's what I was born to do' - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are in their final week of OTAs at Halas Hall. Which means another opportunity to check in on the progress of rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Haugh: Chicago's NFL team's new QB once was on radar of Chicago's Big Ten team - Chicago Tribune - If not for a number of factors outside his control as a high school recruit, Mitch Trubisky could have landed at Northwestern instead of North Carolina.

LeGere: For Chicago Bears' Trubisky, it's all football - Daily Herald - For the first time in rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky's life football is a full-time job. Fortunately for the Chicago Bears' quarterback of the future, he's got a job he loves.

Video: Boden, Stankevitz on the talking points from Bears OTAs - CSN Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and Chris Boden talk about Bears OTAs.

Eurich: Pernell McPhee shows off slimmed down physique - 247sports - A slimmer Pernell McPhee is ready to get after the QB in 2017.

Hoge: If Healthy, Bears’ Outside Linebackers Should Be Strength Of The Team - WGN Radio - On a roster that seems to be changing almost daily, one position room inside Halas Hall will look almost exactly the same in 2017.

Fishbain: Connor Shaw describes whirlwind from being waived to returning to Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - Shaw was on his way to South Carolina when the Bears called him to come back

Video: Unofficial LB day at Bears OTAs - Pro Football Weekly - Hub Arkush and Kevin Fishbain report from Halas Hall on Tuesday, following the Chicago Bears third OTA practice open to the media. The OLB group was the focus, including Willie Young and Pernell McPhee who is returning back from injury.

Arthur Arkush: Chicago Bears rookie Mitch Trubisky learning the time commitment of being an NFL quarterback - Pro Football Weekly - Trubisky pleased with his progress as Bears continue final week of OTAs

Johnson: Bears have a position which you should not sleep on - Cover32 - The Chicago Bears are smack dab in the middle of a rebuild and their roster is chock full of untapped potential. Plenty of said potential is held in the defense with studs like Leonard Floyd and Eddie Goldman, and much can be said for the offensive line in the strong interior featuring Kyle Long, Josh […]

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.

Stankevitz: How is Mitch Trubisky maximizing his OTA work with the Bears? - CSN Chicago - Mitch Trubisky sounds like he's developing well as the Bears near the end of their offseason program.

Finley: Mitch Trubisky says he will be 'at practice every day' despite no Bears deal - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky won't let his rookie season start the way last year's No. 3 overall pick did — with a holdout.

Potash: Pernell McPhee keeping the faith, but Bears might need more than that - Chicago Sun-Times
But like too many other key Bears players ... the affable McPhee enters the 2017 season as an x-factor when he should be a sure thing.

Jahns: Four takeaways from Bears QB Mitch Trubisky's meeting with the media - Chicago Sun-Times - What's new with quarterback Mitch Trubisky?

Mayer: Hard work is paying off for Trubisky - ChicagoBears.com - Saying he's "put in more work on this playbook than I've put into anything in my life," Bears first-round pick Mitch Trubisky is pleased with the progress he's making.

Eurich: Bears offseason battle breakdown - Slot Receiver - 247sports - The slot wide receiver position for the Chicago Bears will have plenty of competition this offseason.

Downes: Four bold predictions for the 2017 Chicago Bears - isportsweb - Four bold predictions of that to expect from the Chicago Bears, including what to expect from both Jordan Howard and Leonard Floyd

Barber: The Chicago Bears receiving corps, Mike Glennon's island of misfit toys - isportsweb - New Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon getting adjusted to his new receiving corps.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Williams: Deshaun Watson has passed all tests so far - ProFootballTalk - The Texans drafted Deshaun Watson as their quarterback of the future. The former Clemson star has passed all the tests so far. “He's doing good," Bill O'Brien said via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. "For a rookie coming in here, he's spent a lot of time. He's studying hard.

Zierlein: Projecting compensatory picks for 2018 NFL Draft - NFL.com - Which teams "won" the offseason when it comes to positioning themselves for compensatory picks in next year's draft? See Lance Zierlein's projections.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Hanzus: Friendly Cheeseheads give Davon House ride to OTAs - NFL.com - Packers CB Davon House was stuck in Minneapolis on Monday after inclement weather caused him to miss his connecting flight. To avoid missing the first day of OTAs, House took to Twitter for help.

Western: Packers OTAs, June 6th: Practice updates & discussion - Acme Packing Company - The final open practice before minicamp is here - follow along and discuss this afternoon.

Krigare: NFL allowing liquor commercials - Will the Vikings take advantage? - Daily Norseman - The NFL has allowed liquor commercials, so how will the Minnesota Vikings take advantage of it?

Lemieux: Taylor Decker undergoes surgery for injured shoulder; season in question - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions sophomore tackle injured his shoulder in practice last week, but Caldwell doesn’t think it will impact season outlook.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90: Joel Bouagnon - Windy City Gridiron - Taking a look at undrafted rookie running back Joel Bouagnon in the latest installment of this Bears roster series.

Wiltfong: NFL executives bash the Chicago Bears’ offseason - Windy City Gridiron - By now, we should be used to this, but all this negativity will just make it that much sweeter when the Chicago Bears are back on top!

Zeglinski & Silverstein's WCG Radio, Episode 1: Quarterbacks galore! - Windy City Gridiron - Mike Glennon doesn’t seem happy. Mitchell Trubisky is ready to compete. While Jay Cutler is basking in retirement. Quarterbacks, quarterbacks, and more quarterbacks.

Zeglinksi: Bears OTA round-up - Pernell McPhee’s goals in 2017 are to “dominate.” - Windy City Gridiron - In the last of Bears media availability in OTA’s, the veteran outside linebacker did not mince words with his trademark bravado.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Give my Ten Thoughts on the NFL a gander this week.

Wiltfong: 30 Day Challenge - All Time favorite Chicago Bears quarterback - 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...

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