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Monday Bear’s Den Open Thread, July 10, 2017

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How about a nice Open Thread to start out your week the right way?

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Welcome to your Offseason Monday Morning Open Thread.

Since beat reporters don’t work over the weekend & during the offseason there are very few weekend stories, we will post what their is and give you an Open Thread Den this Monday. The seatbelt light is off, feel free to get up and wander around the cabin! As always, open thread responsibly!!!!

Bear Down!!!!

BEARSSSSS

Gates: Minnesota Vikings Season Preview With Chicago Bears Review Podcast - Daily Norseman - It’s our first formal look at the 2017 season.

Video: Charles Leno Jr. on Bears heading into training camp 'There's no prediction' - Chicago Tribune - Bears offensive lineman Charles Leno Jr. on where he thinks the team is at heading into training camp during a Play 60 event at Halas Hall on Friday, July 7,

Thompson: Anthony 'Spice' Adams, Bears pepper life lessons, humor to kids at Play 60 event - Chicago Tribune - Former Bear Anthony "Spice" Adams played the jester for children at the NFL Play 60 Character Camp on Friday, but he took a moment to share a somber lesson.

Dan Hampton thinks Bears would have done more Super Bowl shuffling in 80's with Jay Cutler - CSN Chicago - Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton thinks the Bears would've won multiple Super Bowls with Jay Cutler around in the 80's.

Morrissey: Dan Hampton-Jim McMahon feud best thing to ever happen to Jay Cutler - Chicago Sun-Times - Cutler could have won 4 Super Bowls? Only in Hamp's world.

Cox: Dan Hampton says ’85 Bears ‘would have won 4 Super Bowls’ with Jay Cutler - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears Hall of Fame defensive lineman Dan Hampton said his 1985 Bears would have won more Super Bowls with Jay Cutler at QB.

Mayer: Bears teammates support Warrior Games - ChicagoBears.com - Bears left tackle Charles Leno Jr. was among the celebrities who recently participated in a wheelchair basketball game during the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.

DeLuca: Hampton says '80s Bears would have won 4 SBs with Cutler - Chicago Sun-Times - “If my team had Jay Cutler at quarterback we would have won four Super Bowls,” Hampton said.

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POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: NFL players will get better deals only by missing game checks - ProFootballTalk - As NBA free agency continues, NFL players continue to gripe about how much more money NBA players make. Setting aside the inherent differences between the sports, the money paid to NFL players flows directly from the deal they've done at the bargaining table.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Western: Packers’ free agent losses lead to top-10 roster turnover ranking - Acme Packing Company - It was the loss of quality more so than quantity for the Packers, who saw several key contributors leave in the offseason.

Krigare: So, how good of a Vikings fan are you? - Daily Norseman - A discussion over what it takes to rank as a good fan base.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Link's Upsets, Underdogs and Dark Horses: Can Deiondre’ Hall Win the Starting Free Safety Position 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.

Curl: WCFF Chapter One - Mere Bear Where Bear? - Windy City Gridiron - My Windy City Fan Fiction series continues as Cameron Meredith looks into Staley’s disturbing disappearance.

Infante: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Kevin White - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest edition of our 90-in-90 series, we look at a wide receiver who has had an unfortunate start to his career.

Wiltfong: Dan Hampton believes Bears could have won 4 Super Bowls with Jay Cutler - Windy City Gridiron - Dan Hampton played for the Chicago Bears from 1979 to 1990. During his twelve year run, the Bears made the playoffs seven times and won one Super Bowl. His teams were known for outstanding defenses...

Mitchell: Remembering that moment I sat in stunned silence... - Windy City Gridiron - I didn’t see that one coming... I mean, I REALLY didn’t see that one coming...

Link: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Nick Kwiatkoski - Windy City Gridiron
The next part of this Bears roster series has us taking a look at inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski.

Zeglinski: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Sherrick McManis - Windy City Gridiron - 2016 Bears special teams captain Sherrick McManis is next up in this roster breakdown series.

FANPOSTS

Bearsfansince1963: Cut down to 53 - Windy City Gridiron - As I understand it there will be only one cut for all the NFL teams/players this year instead of 3 in past years, just before the season opens. This really has me curious as to who and how these...

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