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Players are heading to Chicago for 2017 training camp...

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Quarterback Jim McMahon #9 of the Chicago Bears runs with the ball during a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Anaheim Stadium on November 6, 1983 in Anaheim, California. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

NFL training camp - Bears Houston, Cruz two of thirteen potential surprise cuts - NFL.com - Every year, NFL fans are caught off guard by certain camp cuts. Gregg Rosenthal eyes 13 veterans who could receive their walking papers, including Dion Lewis, Brock Osweiler and Jamaal Charles.

Wiederer & Campbell: As camp begins, what do we really know about the 2017 Bears? - Chicago Tribune - As training camp begins at Olivet Nazarene University, the list of major questions facing the Bears is lengthy.

Boden: Bullard a prime example of how, why and where Bears can improve - CSN Chicago - CSN's Chris Boden talks with 2016 third-round pick Jonathan Bullard, who weighs in on his future role with the Bears and his new mentor.

Finley:: What to expect from Bears QBs in training camp - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue podcast, Patrick Finley details what to watch when the Bears quarterbacks take the field in training camp:

Jahns: Meet Mark Sadowski, the South Sider who runs Bears' college scouting - Chicago Sun-Times - Sadowski is from Bridgeport and went to St. RIta. He's now the Bears' director of college of scouting.

Finley: Projecting which offensive players make the Bears' 53-man roster - Chicago Sun-Times - With the Bears ready to report to training camp Wednesday in Bourbonnais, here’s how we handicap each offensive player’s odds of making the team:

Jahns: Meet Mark Sadowski, the South Sider who runs Bears' college scouting - Chicago Sun-Times - Sadowski is from Bridgeport and went to St. RIta. He's now the Bears' director of college of scouting.

Finley: Projecting which offensive players make the Bears' 53-man roster - Chicago Sun-Times - With the Bears ready to report to training camp Wednesday in Bourbonnais, here’s how we handicap each offensive player’s odds of making the team:

Finley: Handicapping which Bears defenders will make the 53-man roster - Chicago Sun-Times - With the Bears ready to report to training camp Wednesday in Bourbonnais, here’s how we handicap each defensive player’s odds of making the team:

Potash: Know Your Bears - The Cornerbacks - Chicago Sun-Times - Behind a front seven that appears primed for a big year, Amukamara might be at the right place at the right time.

Perez: Bears’ 2017 Color Rush game revealed - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' 2017 Color Rush game was revealed on Twitter

Mayer: Two QBs among players to watch in camp - ChicagoBears.com - With the Bears set to report to training camp Wednesday, senior writer Larry Mayer identifies five players on offense to watch in Bourbonnais, starting with quarterback Mike Glennon.

Eurich: Ranking past Bears training camp fan favorites - 247sports - These Chicago Bears made quite the impression on fans at training camp over the years.

Eurich: Eddie Jackson has leaned on Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for support - 247sports - Eddie Jackson of the Chicago Bears has leaned on former Alabama teammate Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for help this offseason.

Kading: Remembering the 2006 Bears Defense - Cover32 - While, unfortunately, success seems like a far-distant past for Bears fans, their 2006 team, the last Bears team to win the NFC, was purely dominant. Lead on defense by potential hall-of-famers Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, and Charles Tillman, the Bears finished the season 13-3 before losing to Peyton Manning and the Colts in the Super Bowl.

Bears Season Breakdown and Predictions: Week Two vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Cover32 - Jameis Winston is a very impressive quarterback, and I believe he has lived up to his Heisman winning name thus far. To win the Heisman your first year is hard to do, but he has shined in the NFL light as well.

Erich: Steve McMichael thinks the Bears will struggle in 2017 - 247sports - Steve "Mongo" McMichael never mixes words when it comes to the Chicago Bears.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: Unenforceable rule may become relevant to Gareon Conley’s contract - ProFootballTalk - With Raiders first-round cornerback Gareon Conley unsigned and still under investigation for rape, the team and the player have a problem. How do they work out a deal with a cloud still lingering that could result in Conley being prosecuted and possibly convicted? The answer is simple.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Florio: Packers will never give up a home date for an international game - ProFootballTalk - The Packers accept the fact that the NFL won't host a Super Bowl at Lambeau Field. And since the Packers won't host a Super Bowl at Lambeau Field, they won't have to automatically sacrifice a home game to the league's ongoing overseas obsession.

Williams: Tony Sparano happy with his Vikings OL after injury-plagued 2016 - ProFootballTalk - The best thing about this year is it's not last year for the Vikings offensive line. Minnesota used 12 players and eight different starting combinations in its line last season. In two games last season, the Vikings were down to five healthy offensive linemen on game day.

PFT preseason power rankings No. 3: Green Bay Packers - ProFootballTalk - Seven years ago, the Packers barely made it to the playoffs. And then they went on the road for three straight playoff games, made it to the Super Bowl, and won the whole damn thing.

Western: Packers “working on” hosting Wisconsin-Notre Dame football at Lambeau Field - Acme Packing Company - The game would be part of a two-game series, with the other contest played at Soldier Field in Chicago.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Link: Are you going to Chicago Bears training camp? - Windy City Gridiron - Who wants to have some fun???

Wiltfong: USA Today predicts a third place finish for the Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - It’s not as bad as the last few season predictions...

Zeglinski & WIltfong's WCG Radio, Episode 7: Bears 2017 training camp preview - Windy City Gridiron - Report day for the Bears is on the horizon. The guys break down expectations, preview every unit, and set the table for Bourbonnais.

Wiltfong: 10 Most Important Bears of 2017 - #1 Jordan Howard - 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 #1, there was never any doubt, Jordan Howard.

Sunderbruch: In Context, Defensive Pass Interference - Windy City Gridiron - So, some sports site dings a guy for drawing too many penalties. How much should Bears fans worry?

FANPOSTS

Guy Incognito: Freeman - life saver (literally) - Windy City Gridiron - So our excellent LB Jerrell Freeman literally saved a guy's life this weekend with the Heimlick maneuver. Way to go, Jerrell! Also, yeah, everybody should try to learn basic Heimlich/CPR stuff....

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