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The Bears Den Monday Open Thread: July 17, 2017

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Welcome to the last week before rookies report to camp!

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Welcome to your Offseason Monday Morning Open Thread.

Since Chicago Bears beat reporters don’t work over the weekend during the offseason there are very few weekend stories, so we are having an Open Thread Den today in addition to what few links there are.

The seat belt light is off, feel free to get up and wander around the cabin! As always, open thread responsibly!!!!

Bear Down!!!!

BEARRRSSSSS

Campbell: Patience a virtue Bears will need with Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Tribune - As difficult as it is for success-starved Bears fans to remain patient, that's an important component in the development of Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky.

Mayer: Sims, Shaheen bolster tight end position - ChicagoBears.com - Due in part to the addition of second-round pick Adam Shaheen, it should be clear in training camp that tight end is among the most improved positions on the Bears roster.

PFW Chicago Podcast 081:'Hair-Lo Chicago' joins to preview Chicago Bears training camp - Pro Football Weekly - With two weeks to go until training camp, we're joined by Amanda Kaschube (@amandakaschube) and Maggie Hendricks (@maggiehendricks) of the Hair Lo Chicago Podcast (@HairLoChicago) to discuss all things Bears, including: where the team ranks among oth

Fishbain: 2017 Chicago Bears training camp preview - Offensive Line - Pro Football Weekly - Long, Whitehair, Sitton give Bears a very good interior O-line heading into camp

Eurich: Mark Schlereth slams Bears, says Glennon belongs in a circus - 247sports - Mark Schlereth crossed the line with his comments about Mike Glennon.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jackson: Johnny Manziel has talked to teams about returning - NFL.com - Johnny Manziel isn't giving up hope that he'll get a second chance to play for the NFL. He told reporters that he's already had a couple of conversations with NFL teams about returning to the league.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Western: Offensive Line departures leave interior depth in question - Acme Packing Company - The Packers lost three of their top four interior linemen over the past 12 months, and have a youth movement behind their starters.

Gates: Let’s Talk About U.S. Bank Stadium and Birds - Daily Norseman - How bad is it, really?

Reisman: T.J. Lang signing could lead to massive guard improvement - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions guards could be a strength in 2017.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Casting the Bears in "Game of Thrones" - Windy City Gridiron - The new season of the hit HBO series premieres Sunday night. So let's take a look at comparable Bears players to power players in the land of Westeros.

Sunderbruch: Who Invested in the Offensive Line? - Windy City Gridiron - Does a team really need to invest in the trenches? For that matter, is there really that much of a difference in the approach teams take? There is, but it’s hard to say that it matters.

Link: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Adrian Amos - Windy City Gridiron - The next part of this Bears roster series has us taking a look at safety Adrian Amos.

Berckes: Fantasy Files - AFC South Preview - Windy City Gridiron - The Titans are for real and a couple big name rookies highlight the division

Link: Upsets, Underdogs and Dark Horses - Can Tight End Daniel Brown Carve Out a Role 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.

Zeglinski: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Isaiah Irving - Windy City Gridiron - A tough competition awaits the undrafted free agent Irving in the next piece of this roster series.

Infante: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Adam Shaheen - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest installment of our 90-in-90 series, we take a look at the Chicago Bears’ very own "Baby Gronk".

Zeglinski: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Connor Shaw - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago's current fourth string quarterback is up on deck in this roster series.

FANPOSTS

PowerTool's 2017 CFB Names of Note: Running Backs - Windy City Gridiron - Let's continue where we left off and preview another assembly of college football's top talents.

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