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The Bear’s Den: July 26, 2017

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

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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 - - 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.


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 - - 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.


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.


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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