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Rookie Mini Camp is over, next up? Voluntary OTA’s for veterans and rookies at Halas Hall, starting tomorrow, May 15

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Potash: Former Simeon/Benedictine star Matt Fleming opens eyes at Bears rookie minicamp - Chicago Sun-Times
Nagy’s unabashed enthusiasm continues to drive an offseason of hope at Halas Hall.

Jahns: Can rookie Kylie Fitts fill the Bears' hole at pass rusher? - Chicago Sun-Times - “I’m healthy, feeling good now, and I’m banking on remaining healthy and playing good," Fitts said.

Biggs: Future looks bright for Bears rookie James Daniels, and where he lines up isn't a big issue for now - Chicago Tribune - Bears' second-round pick James Daniels has a lot of work to do but he possesses a great frame and comes with top-flight evaluations from an Iowa program that has consistently produced NFL offensive linemen. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz called Daniels the most gifted center he's worked with.

Campbell: Roquan Smith's intangibles leave strong first impression at Bears rookie minicamp - Chicago Tribune - Linebacker Roquan Smith made a good first impression in the Bears three-day rookie minicamp.

Mullin: Why Anthony Miller and his 'assassin' mindset should fit well with Mitch Trubisky - NBC Sports Chicago - Anthony Miller is the latest Bears wide receiver with an "assassin" mindset that should fit well with Mitch Trubisky.

Hub Arkush: Bears rookie wideout Anthony Miller sounds NFL ready - Pro Football Weekly - If he catches like he interviews, 2nd-round pick could be star

Cox: Division-III track star Matt Fleming impressed Matt Nagy at Bears rookie minicamp - Bears Wire - Matt Fleming, a D-III wide receiver out of Benedictine University, impressed Matt Nagy at Chicago Bears rookie minicamp.

Cox: Bears sign USF guard Jeremi Hall after rookie minicamp tryout - Bears Wire - After his rookie minicamp tryout, USC guard Jeremi Hall earned a contract with the Chicago Bears.

Mayer: Daniels off to a good start at guard - ChicagoBears.com - Beginning his Bears career at guard after starting at center the past two seasons at Iowa, second-round draft pick James Daniels expects to make a smooth transition.

Eurich: Brian Urlacher reveals Bears want to honor him in Week 2 - 247Sports - Brian Urlacher is expecting to be honored by the Chicago Bears in Week 2 this season.

Taranto: Bovada releases odds for 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year - 247Sports - Top quarterbacks, running backs lead pack in odds to be NFL's top rookie for 2018

Eurich: Jeremi Hall to reportedly sign with the Bears - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears have a new offensive lineman in Jeremi Hall.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Vance Joseph: Paxton Lynch can relax, learn from Case Keenum – ProFootballTalk - The Broncos picked quarterback Paxton Lynch in the first round of the 2016 draft and gave him a chance to win the starting quarterback job the last two years.

Legendary coach Chuck Knox dies at 86 – ProFootballTalk - Chuck Knox, a head coach renowned for impressive turnarounds of three NFL franchises, has died at the age of 86. Knox served as head coach of the Rams, Bills and Seahawks and is the only coach ever to win the Associated Press Coach of the Year award with three different franchises.

KNOW THY ENEMY

You might want to jump on the “Over” on the Vikings 2018 win total - Daily Norseman - For entertainment purposes only, of course

Lions rookie minicamp update: Frank Ragnow appears to be taking snaps at left guard - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions may have tipped their hand regarding their first-round-pick.

Ask POD: So... this week happened - Pride Of Detroit - The PODcast moves on into uncharted territories.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears sign defensive back John Franklin III - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears take a chance on an unproven undrafted free agent with a sky-high athletic ceiling.

Wiltfong: Report- Bears sign OG Jeremi Hall and WR Matt Fleming - Windy City Gridiron - Check out the some highlight clips from two of the newest Chicago Bears.

Mitchell: Chicago Bears fans, what is your favorite family sports memory? - Windy City Gridiron - In honor of Mother’s Day, we invite our readers to share their favorite family sports memory.

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