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The Bear’s Den: June 9, 2017

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Howard, Amos, Long, Amukamara, Acho all in the headlines this morning...

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the football against Adrian Amos #38 of the Chicago Bears
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Biggs: Newcomer Jaye Howard getting down to business for Bears at defensive end - Chicago Tribune - Jaye Howard was reminded it's a business when the Chiefs terminated his contract April 22, less than 14 months after signing him to a two-year, $12 million, contract.

Emma: Development Of Bears’ Trubisky Begins With Attention To Every Detail - CBS Chicago - "It's all about how much time you want to put in," Mitchell Trubisky says.

Eurich: Michael Burton is ready to bring 'tough mentality' to Bears - 247sports - Michael Burton is ready to bring physicality back to the Chicago Bears.

Finley: CB Prince Amukamara wants to 'bring back that tradition' of Bears D - Chicago Sun-Times - Zack Bowman brought the Bears’ big secret to the Giants and, after some prodding, spread it like religion.

Mayer: Acho set for medical mission to Nigeria - ChicagoBears.com - Bears linebacker Sam Acho will travel to Nigeria next week for the grand opening of a medical center that's being built by Living Hope Christian Ministries, an organization that's operated by his parents.

Eurich: Kyle Long updates his health in string of tweets - 247sports - Kyle Long is one the road to recovery.

PFW Chicago Podcast 078: Chicago Bears OTA recap and minicamp preview - Pro Football Weekly - The 10 Bears OTA practices have wrapped up and the 3-day veteran minicamp is coming up, so Kevin welcomes Jeremy Stoltz (@BearReport) of Scout.com to discuss players to watch on defense, such as Leonard Floyd, Jonathan Bullard, Pernell McPhee, Deiond

Eurich: Adrian Amos is facing biggest year of Bears career in 2017 - 247sports - It is now or never for Adrian Amos in Year 3 with the Chicago Bears.

DeWitt: Countdown to Camp - Previewing the Bears' Special Teams - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers begin their position previews heading into training camp and start with breaking down the Bears' special teams unit.

Boden: Why Jaye Howard is joining the Bears with 'a chip on my shoulder' - CSN Chicago - Jaye Howard has a brief history of demoralizing the Bears. Now on the other side of the ball, the defensive lineman is ready to help up front.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Gutierrez: NFC North Musical Chairs - Cover32 - Over the last few years, the Bears have both added and lost players from the other three teams within the division. Some have had successful years with their new teams and some didn’t turn out as well as they might have hoped. The newest of which is fullback Michael Burton who was just acquired off of waivers from the Detroit Lions.

Smith: Christian Hackenberg passes hit defenders and reporters at Jets OTAs - ProFootballTalk - Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg has had some hilariously bad throws at Organized Team Activities. As documented by Connor Hughes of NJ.com, Hackenberg has been missing his target repeatedly, often hitting the defense in the hands...

Sessler: Projecting a first-time Pro Bowler for each NFC team - NFL.com - Will Michael Thomas get a Pro Bowl nod in Year 2? How about Christian McCaffrey as a rookie? Or underrated veteran Olivier Vernon? Marc Sessler predicts first-time all-stars in the NFC.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Western: Revisiting the Packers’ 2013 Draft Class - Only one player remains in Green Bay - Acme Packing Company - A 4th-round pick is the only player remaining on the Packers’ roster from its 11 draftees in 2013.

Krigare: A Kicking Competition?! - Daily Norseman - It is looking like the Minnesota Vikings have a real kicker competition.

Mathews: Lions sign defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Bruce Gaston - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit added a pair of familiar divisional foes in Ego Ferguson and Bruce Gaston.

Reisman: Lions OTA highlights - Stafford running the read-option, Tabor with a sick INT - Pride Of Detroit - There were a lot of goodies from today’s set of Lions OTAs.

Ratke: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer after 8th eye surgery ‘The vision is pretty good’ - Vikings Wire - The Vikings coach seems optimistic about his chances to not undergo another surgery.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: 30 Day Challenge - All Time Favorite Running Back - 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: Chicago Bears’ Jordan Howard is #81 on CBS Sports’ Top 100 of 2017 - Windy City Gridiron - Jordan Howard, and his fantastic rookie season, may have been shut out of that other Top 100 list, but he made this one.

Wiltfong: Questions surround the Chicago Bears’ receiving corps - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he talks about the 11 wide outs currently on the Bears’ roster, what issues they have to overcome, and what they need to do to make the 53 man roster.

Link: Update on Kyle Long’s Ankle - Windy City Gridiron - It appears that Kyle Long’s rehab is going well

Sunderbruch: Of Bears, Ducks, and Quacks, what is cupping therapy? - Windy City Gridiron - Kyle Long is the heart and soul of the Chicago Bears offense. He is one of the few points of continuity on the team as it rebuilds. He also seems to be the victim of a fad bit of pseudo-science.

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