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The Bear’s Den: July 11, 2017

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Tuesday morning in Bearsland in the heart of the off-season

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

BEARRRSSSS

Stankevitz: Bears training camp preview - 3 burning questions for the defensive line - CSN Chicago - The Bears' defensive line needs to stay healthy and see improvements from players like Jonathan Bullard in 2017.

Episode 13: Connor Shaw Chicago Bears & Former South Carolina QB - Rich Take On Sports Podcast - Connor Shaw was recently released by the Chicago Bears only to receive a Facetime call from the Bears Offensive Coordinator driving back to Greenville, SC that Mark Sanchez was hurt and he needed to return to the Bears

Thompson: Kyle Long makes relationship 'Instagram official' as only Kyle Long can - Chicago Tribune - If Kyle Long has indeed introduced the world to his new girlfriend, he did it in the most Kyle Long way possible.

Perez: Chicago Bears blanked in best NFC North newcomer vote - Bears Wire - ESPN.com voted on the best newcomer in the NFC North, and the Chicago Bears came up short

Mayer: Phillips traversed unique road to NFL - ChicagoBears.com - All of the Bears rookies beat the odds to reach the pinnacle of their sport. But none of them traveled a more interesting or unusual path to the NFL than Andy Phillips.

Mully and Hanley Show: Arians Reflects On Bears Interview, Evaluates Chicago’s QB Situation - CBS Chicago - "I thought the interview was fantastic," Arians recalled of his Bears meeting. "I really was waiting for a call to tell me I had the job."

POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: Guarantees holding up Jabrill Peppers deal - ProFootballTalk - Five of the top 10 picks in the draft remain unsigned. The 22 picks after that are all signed, with the exception of two. Taken consecutively at No. 24 and No. 25, the unsigned first-rounders beyond the top 10 are Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley and Browns safety Jabrill Peppers.

Florio: Kirk Cousins says it’s not about money (so it’s about money) - ProFootballTalk - With one week to go before the annual window on negotiating a long-term deal with Washington closes, quarterback Kirk Cousins has spoken again regarding his situation. In short, he says it's not about the money. Which, of course, means that it's about the money.

Video: Best fits for 2017's remaining NFL free agents - NFL Videos - The "NFL Total Access" crew tells us where the best landing spots are for the top available free agents in 2017, including Colin Kaepernick and Darrelle Revis.

NFL hype week - SBNation.com - NFL hype week on SB Nation

KNOW THY ENEMY

Boden: Lions needing a 'rush' on both sides - CSN Chicago - Chris Boden takes a look at how a NFC North foe of the Bears, the Detroit Lions, did this offseason.

Hirschhorn: A.J. Hawk adjusting well to life after football - Acme Packing Company - The former Green Bay Packers linebacker feels at peace with the end of his playing career.

Western: Packers 2017 53-Man Roster Predictions - Green Bay returns to 2-quarterback plan - Acme Packing Company - APC continues to believe that the Packers will go back to only carrying two quarterbacks in 2017.

Gates: Minnesota Farmer Guarantees Huge Harvest - Daily Norseman - Or maybe not. But the field looks awesome.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: ESPN says Bears Will Struggle in the Next 3 Years - Windy City Gridiron - Thanks to the talking heads at ESPN, there is no need to play the next three seasons of NFL Football. We already know how things will turn out.

Wiltfong: Which Chicago Bears player are you most excited for in 2017? - Windy City Gridiron - When you’re coming off a three win campaign, the expectations for excitement are usually pretty low. But when you’re talking about a relatively young team, with a number of prospects that are...

Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2017: #8 Is Dion Sims ready to break out? - Windy City Gridiron - For the 9th straight year, I'm bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. At #8, free agent pick up, Dion Sims.

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