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The Bear’s Den: July 1, 2017

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As we head into the July 4 Weekend, three Bears players met with reporters including our own Jason Infante...

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Chicago Bears kicker Connor Barth (4) drills during mini camp at Halas Hall. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Boden: Josh Sitton won’t 'go there' with Bears quarterbacks - CSN Chicago - Josh Sitton was careful when speaking about the Bears quarterbacks and how to compare them to Aaron Rodgers.

DeWitt: Countdown to Camp - An Extensive Preview of the Bears' Defensive Line - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers discuss every defensive lineman on the roster. They discuss who will make the team and what to expect from them in 2017.

Finley: Mitch Trubisky won’t hold out, says Bears deal will ‘get done’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky won’t hold out.

Video: Will the Bears make the playoffs? 'Of course,' says Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - "Of course"

Finley: Mitch Trubisky says Bears will make 2017 playoffs — but no guarantee - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will make the playoffs, Mitch Trubisky said Friday. But don’t call it a guarantee.

Perez: Ranking the 11 most important players on defense for the Bears in 2017 - Bears Wire - A look at the 11 most important players on the Chicago Bears defense in 2017

Eurich: Bears have scaled back on analytics under Ryan Pace - 247sports - Ryan Pace has scaled back on the analytical part of football.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Patra: NFL aiming to potentially play game in China in 2019 - NFL.com - If Tom Brady is going to make his desire to play a football game in China a reality, he'll need to hang around at least a few more years. The NFL is looking into potentially playing a game in China in 2019.

Patra: Philadelphia Eagles waive Dorial Green-Beckham - NFL.com - Dorial Green-Beckham's time in Philadelphia has come to an end. The Eagles announced Friday they have waived the big wideout and signed quarterback Dane Evans.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Reisman: Zach Orr finishes visit with Lions, doctors claim ‘everything looks great’ per agent - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit Lions doctors didn’t confirm it, but it sure sounds like Zach Orr passed his physical.

Western: Brett Favre expresses interest in returning to NFL & Packers as coach or scout - Acme Packing Company - Which role would suit Favre better: identifying or developing football talent?

Reisman: DC Gregg Williams says Matthew Stafford is ‘playing the best ball’ since coming into the league - Pride Of Detroit - Then Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams showered praise on two of the Lions’ biggest playmakers.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Kevin White not worried about injury history, talks relationships with QBs - Windy City Gridiron - Despite missing ample time over the past two seasons, Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White is not worried about his injuries.

Infante: Howard looking to build upon stellar 2016 season - Windy City Gridiron - As he enters his second season in the NFL, Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard looks to do even better than he did last year.

Infante: Trubisky won’t hold out, shows confidence in the Bears as a playoff team - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky appears to be confident in his team.

Curl: 30 Day Challenge wrap-up - what are you most excited for in 2017? - Windy City Gridiron - Every day in the month of June we asked a different Chicago Bears related question to our readers. We hope you guys enjoyed participating and getting to know the WCG community a little better.

FANPOSTS

Liam Fox: Should John Fox be on the hot seat this season? - Windy City Gridiron - Fox has gone a combined 9-23 in his two seasons with the Bears.

Rafe S: Fans, Media Suffering Bear Depression… Time to Get Off the Ledge - Windy City Gridiron - "Wow". That’s about all that crosses my mind when I read/hear the myriad of fans, media members and assorted expert analysts preview and predict the Bears 2017 season. But like the title of the...

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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