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Training camp is FINALLY here! Now we get onto the job of BEARS FOOTBALL!!!

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

BEARRRSSSS

Biggs: Pressure mounting for John Fox entering Year 3 with the Bears - Chicago Tribune - Since 2000, history has not been kind to NFL coaches who post a 9-23 record or worse in their first two seasons.

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.

Cahill: Odds are Mitch Trubisky will start for Bears sometime this season - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears have been resolute in saying Mike Glennon is their starting quarterback this season.

Potash: Are the Bears doomed or underrated? Our annual test of your optimism - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears might be better than people think, but their curb appeal is at a low-point following a 3-13 season that was a step back from 6-10 in [2015].

VIDEO: Watch Bears QB Mitch Trubisky find out his Madden rookie rating - Chicago Sun-Times - EA Sports released a video with NFL rookies ranking themselves in various categories then revealed their actual rating. See how Mitch Trubisky fared

Potash: Know Your Bears - The Safeties - Chicago Sun-Times - Amos enters camp with the widest range of all — if he’s better he’ll be a starter. If not, he could be cut.

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.

Perez: Several starting jobs are up for grabs at start of Chicago Bears 2017 training camp - Bears Wire - A look at three starting jobs that are up for grabs in the Chicago Bears 2017 training camp

Perez: Will RB Jeremy Langford make the Bears’ final roster? - Bears Wire - A look at whether third-year running back Jeremy Langford will make the Chicago Bears final roster

Cox: Bears roster bubble - 4 players who need a great training camp - Bears Wire -Chicago Bears training camp will have no shortage of tight competition as many talented players find themselves fighting for their job.

Mayer: Floyd, Demps among players to watch in camp - ChicagoBears.com - After identifying five players on offense to watch in training camp Monday, senior writer Larry Mayer chooses five players on defense to monitor on the practice field in Bourbonnais.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Maese: The latest brain study examined 111 former NFL players. Only one didn’t have CTE. - The Washington Post - Boston University researchers found CTE in 99 percent of brains of former NFL players, and 87 percent of all football players. Brains studied were mostly donated by concerned families.

Video: Brandon Marshall reunites with Marc Trestman at CFL game - 247sports - Brandon Marshall and Marc Trestman surprisingly reunited on Monday north of the border.

Fabiano's 2017 fantasy football projections: QBs - NFL.com - Fantasy football is almost here. Michael Fabiano goes around the league position-by-position with projections for the 2017 season. See what to expect for Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and all QBs here.

Hirschhorn: NFL to eliminate 'double up' commercial break - Acme Packing Company - The NFL has eliminated the back-to-back commercial breaks that bookend kickoffs.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Western: Don’t tell us our stock is worthless - Acme Packing Company - Owning shares in the Packers goes far beyond a piece of paper, something that people on the outside just can’t seem to understand.

Zimmer: Floyd Could Participate This Preseason - Daily Norseman - Well, this is a surprise

Reisman: Lions punter Sam Martin among 3 players placed on NFI list, 6 on PUP list - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions will be missing 9 players at the start of training camp.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: Trubisky’s Wonderlic Doesn’t Matter - Windy City Gridiron - The NFL has a number of strange rituals. Perhaps one of the most ridiculous is its continued use of a test that just doesn’t matter.

Wiltfong: Who are the overrated and underrated Chicago Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - Pete Prisco of CBSSports recently picked his overrated and underrated Chicago Bears. We weigh in on his selections...

Zeglinski's Bears 2017 training camp battles: Victor Cruz vs. Kendall Wright vs. Markus Wheaton - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears' top two receiver slots are well and locked up. But who exactly is the third option in this group?

Wiltfong: Here’s one more list before the Chicago Bears open camp! - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve got one more list for you Chicago Bears’ fans to digest before training camp kicks off.

Superfans: Happy Birthday Walter Payton - Windy City Gridiron - On July 25, 1954, the greatest football player to ever walk the planet earth, Walter Jerry Payton, was born.

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

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my NFL Thoughts this week and make sure you share a few of your own.

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