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The Bear’s Den: July 20, 2017

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Rookies reported to Halas Hall, football pre-season is finally here!

NFL: Preseason-Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns
Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Campbell: Mitch Trubisky signs 4-year contract as Bears rookies report for camp - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky has signed his contract in time to report Wednesday to Halas Hall with the Bears rookies.

LeGere: Chicago Bears top pick QB Mitchell Trubisky agrees to 4-year deal - Daily Herald - The Chicago Bears have signed quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, their first-round NFL draft pick and the No. 2 overall selection in April, to a four-year contract, team officials announced Wednesday.

Mayer: Bears ink first-round draft pick Trubisky - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday completed their final piece of important offseason business a week before reporting to training camp, signing first-round draft pick Mitch Trubisky.

Finley: As rookies report to Halas Hall, Bears sign top pick Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - They said it was a fait accompli all along and as it turns out, it was: the Bears have signed rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Cox: Why 2017 could be Danny Trevathan’s last year in Chicago - Bears Wire - The writing is on the wall for Chicago Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan, who is coming off of a serious knee injury.

Patra: Bears, Cowboys rookies report to training camp today - NFL.com - The winds of winter have begun to gust lightly in the NFL's direction. Rookies from five NFL teams -- the Bears, Jaguars, Ravens, Cowboys and Saints -- report to training camp on Wednesday.

Boden's Bears training camp preview: 3 burning questions for the wide receivers - CSN Chicago - As the Bears training camp draws near, Chris Boden breaks down the top three questions facing the wide receivers.

Stankevitz: The wait is over, Bears sign Mitch Trubisky - CSN Chicago - The Bears on Wednesday -- the day rookies reported to Halas Hall -- signed No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky

Potash: Know Your Bears — The Wide Receivers - Chicago Sun-Times - Kevin White is the team's second-biggest X-factor behind Mike Glennon.

Halas Intrigue positional breakdown: what to expect from Bears LBs - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue podcast, Patrick Finley discusses what to expect from the Bears' outside and inside linebackers:

Behrens: Fantasy WR sleepers 2017 - Cameron Meredith won't be bearish - Yahoo Sports - Forget cute and cuddly, Meredith is a ravenous bear hungry to make his mark. Think Kung-Fu Panda, not a stiff Teddy Ruxpin. He satisfies what every fantasy player desires: 1) Opportunity, 2) Projected volume, 3) Relatively untapped potential (He’s a converted college QB).

Wiederer: Why health of Leonard Floyd, others is critical for Bears edge rushers - Chicago Tribune - At full strength, Bears have promising combination of talent and depth at outside linebacker. But "at full strength" is far from promised.

Campbell: Can unestablished receivers group jump-start Bears offense, help new QBs? - Chicago Tribune - Bears wide receiver Kevin White was fully healthy during spring practices, so that's a good start. His career to this point has been painful.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Nerds in Sports Podcast: Juggling football, family and gaming with ex-NFL punter Chris Kluwe - CSN Chicago - On the latest Nerds in Sports podcast, former NFL punter Chris Kluwe stops by to discuss family, football and gaming.

Kenney: Jay Cutler will broadcast Bears' season opener against Falcons - Chicago Sun-Times - Fox Sports Charles Davis said Tuesday that Cutler will call the Bears home opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 10.

Smith: Dante Fowler has at least 10 traffic tickets in the last 20 months - ProFootballTalk - Everyone breaks an occasional traffic law, but Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler appears to be doing more than his fair share of unsafe driving. Fowler has at least 10 traffic tickets in the last 20 months, according to Mike Kaye of First Coast News, who has searched court records in four Florid...

2017 NFL Draft first-round signing tracker - NFL.com - The 2017 NFL Draft is in the books. Stay up to date with which first-round draftees have agreed to deals with their respective teams with our tracker below.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Hirschhorn: Casey Hayward still hurt about Packers' rejection - Acme Packing Company - The Packers' former slot cornerback didn't appreciate the lack of attention he received from his old team last offseason.

Reisman: The Lions embarrassing playoff banners at Ford Field are finally gone - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have finally removed one of the biggest eyesores in Ford Field.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Link: Training Camp is Approaching... - Windy City Gridiron - Who wants to have some fun???

Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2017: #4 Mike Glennon, the world’s most expensive placeholder - 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 #4, starting quarterback Mike Glennon.

Silverstein: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Jordan Howard - Windy City Gridiron - Our series examining the Bears 2017 roster reaches the brightest spot of the 2016 season: Jordan Howard.

George: 5 NFL teams welcome rookies, and a new beginning, at training camp - SBNation.com - Championship aspirations for 2017 started Wednesday for a handful of NFL teams and their first-year players.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign first-round draft pick Mitchell Trubisky - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears now have their entire 2017 draft class under contract.

Sunderbruch's NFC North Roster Comparisons: Safeties - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have needed an answer at safety for a long time. Is the rest of the division any better off?

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