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The Bear’s Den: July 6, 2017

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Adrian Amos, Mitchell Trubisky, Josh Sitton and Cre’Von LeBlanc headline today’s news

NFL: Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys
Cole Beasley (11) is tackled by Chicago Bears free safety Adrian Amos (38) 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Moreano: Bears face tough start to 2017 season - Da Bears Brothers - Going toe-to-toe with the Falcons, Steelers, and Packers in the first quarter of the season, the Bears will have their work cut out for them.

Stankevitz: Why the Bears' defense wants more responsibility in 2017 - CSN Chicago - Members of a veteran-heavy Bears defense want to take on a bigger role in deciding games this fall.

Bears Talk Podcast: Jim Miller shares how he'd manage Glennon, Trubisky, QB competition - CSN Chicago - Alongside Chris Boden former Bears QB Jim Miller gives his input on the current QB competition that the Bears are facing with Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky.

Adrian Amos: The Bears’ secret superstar? - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears safety Adrian Amos was named the team's secret superstar by Pro Football Focus for playing better than his reputation states.

Mayer: LeBlanc giving hometown kids a boost - ChicagoBears.com - Bears defensive back Cre’Von LeBlanc is making the most of his time off this summer, giving back to his hometown before he returns to Chicago for training camp.

Sitton makes Pro Football Weekly's 2017 Top 10 Offensive Guard rankings - Pro Football Weekly - At 6-4, 320 pounds, he is athletic enough to pull and get to the second level while being more than sturdy enough to take on bigger tackles trying to collapse the pocket. Sitton also plays with great leverage and, in matchups where the low man almost always wins, Sitton almost always gets the lowest.

Downes: Four Chicago Bears on the roster bubble - isportsweb - A prediction of four players that are on the Chicago Bears roster Week 1 on the 2017 season including a pair of running backs and a receiver.

Finley's Podcast: What to Expect From Tight Ends and Offensive Line - VSporto - Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times looks at the Bears' tight ends and offensive line as the team prepares to start training camp.

NFC North Q&A: Will Chicago Bears regret not re-signing Alshon Jeffery - Alshon Jeffery could have been a help to a young starting QB in Chicago. NFC North writers weigh in on how much the Bears might miss him. Ken's Note: News is so sparse right now (other than here on WCG) that it's linking ESPN or nothing. Kind of a pick-um. Don't worry, I won't make it a habit.

Thompson: Brian Urlacher talks 'Lovie Curse,' Mitch Trubisky and Hall of Fame - Chicago Tribune - Brian Urlacher should know, when it comes to Chicago, you don't throw around the word "curse" lightly.

Boden: Truth, Trubisky and (what should be) the Bears Way - CSN Chicago - The Bears are hoping that Mitch Trubisky will be the face of the franchise for many years to come, on and off the field. So far, he's embracing it.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Chiefs Announce Bud Light Game Day Pass - Chiefs.com - New mobile-only ticket option gives fans access to seats in Arrowhead for $200. Ken's Note: Presented as an interesting development in ticket sales. Remember, Arrowhead is a HUGE stadium for KC's size, and the fan-base is not as well off financially as many others in the league.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Wagner: Is Kevin King the next Pro Bowl defensive back from Washington? - Acme Packing Company - The University of Washington has been churning out pro secondary players the past several seasons; the Packers hope Kevin King is the next to break out.

Saxyprince: Vikings Running Back Depth Chart - Daily Norseman - I continue to predict the depth chart for the Minnesota Vikings in 2017.

Reisman: Experts fawn over Ameer Abdullah’s potential ‘2017 could be a fun year’ - Pride Of Detroit - Ameer Abdullah is already turning heads and the season hasn’t even started yet.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Link: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Bryce Callahan - Windy City Gridiron - The next part of this Bears roster series has us taking a look at nickel cornerback Bryce Callahan.

Householder: Urlacher believes Bears are cursed - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears legend Brian Urlacher thinks he can explain the team’s woes of the past several years.

Sunderbruch: NFC North Roster Comparisons - Offensive Line - Windy City Gridiron - How do the Chicago Bears compare to their division rivals up front?

Silverstein: The WCG All-Bears Post-Ditka Team - Coaching Staff - Windy City Gridiron - A celebration of the best Bears coaches and coordinators since Mike Ditka was fired, and a question about Lovie Smith: Is it a bad sign if an NFL head coach is described as "a better man than a coach"?

Curl: Windy City Fan Fiction - Prelude - Windy City Gridiron - In lieu of making up news in the slow off-season month of July, I will be making up a fantastic fictional story involving everyone’s favorite Bears players

FANPOSTS

Powertool: 2017 CFB Names of Note: Quarterbacks - Windy City Gridiron - Last year I submitted a couple articles with names and short personal insights that were fairly well received. All of the names that entered the draft found themselves drafted, many in the...

Raichu: 2018 Community Mock Draft (Bears) - Windy City Gridiron - Hello again fellow SBNationites! You may remember me from a little while ago where I posted a mock selection for the 2018 NFL Draft on your blog. I've just finished posting the last...

FanPosts - Recent - Windy City Gridiron - Here's a link to our FanPost section, where YOU have the opportunity to contribute to Windy City Gridiron. Take a few minutes and write a post about what you are thinking about regarding the Chicago Bears, and there's a chance it will be linked right here in the Den.

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