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The Bear’s Den: July 18, 2017

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Bears rookies one day away from training camp, Trubisky still unsigned.

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Chicago Bears defensive back Harold Jones- Quartey and Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky during mini camp at Halas Hall. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Wiederer: Bears rookies getting a head start on training camp - Chicago Tribune - The Bears will report to training camp July 26 in Bourbonnais. But rookies are expected at Halas Hall on Wednesday.

Campbell: How Kyle Long's return from injury will be important for Bears' offensive line - Chicago Tribune - Injuries, inconsistency and shuffling all confront the Bears offensive line, with Kyle Long in the forefront as the biggest question mark.

Wiederer: Why Eddie Goldman's growth is a major key to Bears' defensive line strength - Chicago Tribune - Jonathan Bullard has much to prove in his second season while Eddie Goldman and Jaye Howard will have a chance emulate what Akiem Hicks achieved last season.

Boden's Bears rival report: Are the Packers any more vulnerable? - CSN Chicago - Chris Boden looks at some changes the defending NFC North champion Packers made in the offseason.

Stankevitz: 3 burning questions for the quarterbacks - CSN Chicago - The biggest question about the Bears this year and in the future is when Mitch Trubisky will make his first career start.

Style points: Two Chicago athletes crack most fashionable list - CSN Chicago - Who's the most fashionable athlete in Chicago? Sports Illustrated had a couple high-ranking players crack their list.

Potash: Know Your Bears - The Quarterbacks - Chicago Sun-Times - Mike Glennon faces a difficult task of being immediately productive in an offense he is still learning, with players he has never played with before.

Halas Intrigue podcast training camp preview: Bears TEs and OL - Chicago Sun-Times -The Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears' tight ends and offensive line as the team prepares for training camp:

Potash: Know Your Bears - The Tight Ends - Chicago Sun-Times - If Miller is healthy, he could be a much-needed veteran safety valve for newcomer Mike Glennon.

Cox: Bears just need Mike Glennon to keep defenses from loading the box - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears don't need Mike Glennon to be a super star. He just needs to be good enough to free up Jordan Howard.

Mayer: Offensive line should provide continuity - ChicagoBears.com - While the Bears made major changes at most positions during the offseason, the offensive line is one of the few areas that will return virtually intact.

Eurich: Pressure will be on Jonathan Bullard to succeed in second season - 247sports.com - 2017 could be a make-or-break year for Jonathan Bullard.

Kading: Should Bears Fans be Worried about Mitchell Trubisky's Contract Holdout? - Cover32 - It’s now passed the halfway point of July, and Bears’ 1st round draft pick Mitchell Trubisky is still without a contract. This is odd, especially given that Trubisky is a guy that the Bears have bet so much on succeeding. Many Bears fans are extremely worried about his contract situation, but should they be?

Moreano: Game of Thrones brings excitement to the Bears' community - ChicagoBears.com - The Chicago Bears celebrated the start of the highly anticipated season 7 premier of Game of Thrones, which aired last night, by updating all their social media accounts with a new profile picture.

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Moreano: Game of Thrones brings excitement to the Bears' community - ChicagoBears.com - The Chicago Bears celebrated the start of the highly anticipated season 7 premier of Game of Thrones, which aired last night, by updating all their social media accounts with a new profile picture.

KNOW THY ENEMY

McManus: Former Cheesehead Doug Pederson says Eagles more talented than Packers' Super Bowl teams - NFL Nation- ESPN - Confidence is high, but the coach hastened to add that talent is only one ingredient in whether the Eagles can make big strides following a 7-9 season. Ken's Note: While normally we avoid ESPN in the Den, I'll make an exception if it pisses Packers fans off.

Gates: Call Your Shot - Does Teddy Bridgewater Start Camp On The PUP List? - Daily Norseman - We’ll find out in a week

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: What are the Chicago Bears “sneaky” good at? - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears had a tough go of it last year, but it wasn’t all doom and gloom. There were a few individual bright spots, like Jordan Howard, Cameron Meredith, Akiem Hicks, Cody Whitehair, and L...

WIltfong's: 10 Most Important Bears of 2017: #5 Cameron Meredith is ready to be Chicago’s #1 - 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 #5 is the wide out that has hopes to be Chicago’s #1WR, Cameron Meredith.

PODcast: Top 10 WRs of 2017, Calvin Johnson drama - Pride Of Detroit - The offseason grind takes a turn for drama

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