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

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Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Breaking down Bears rookie minicamp and much more - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio's Adam Hoge offer their thoughts on Bears coach Matt Nagy's first rookie minicamp.

Jahns: What members of Bears' 2018 draft class said about future roles - Chicago Sun-Times - For the Bears' 2018 draft class, it's on to organized team activities with the veterans.

Finley: Bears sign 5 players, including Simeon and Benedictine alum Matt Fleming - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears signed five players Monday, including Simeon alum Matt Fleming, one day after the end of rookie minicamp that featured tryout players.

Jahns: 'Be you' - Bears rookie camp provides inside look at Matt Nagy's coaching style - Chicago Sun-Times - Nagy is a new coach with new messages to share. A massive new paint job was required.

Thompson: Former Bear Kelvin Hayden proposes to Taraji P. Henson on Mother's Day - Chicago Tribune - Kelvin Hayden found the ideal cover to disguise the fact he was planning to propose to “Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson: Mother’s Day.

Campbell: Bears and NFL face new questions after Supreme Court ruling on sports gambling - Chicago Tribune - The NFL has long opposed widespread legalized sports gambling, at least publicly. In the months before Monday’s ruling, the league was not as active as MLB, the NBA and the PGA Tour were in laying policy groundwork that would cut in sports leagues on tax revenue from gambling.

Campbell: Bears sign 5 tryout players after rookie minicamp concludes - Chicago Tribune - The Bears signed five tryout players Monday, increasing their roster to the 90-man limit.

Kane: Bears rookie linebacker Kylie Fitts ready to put ‘run of bad luck’ behind him - Chicago Tribune - As he begins his Bears career, outside linebacker Kylie Fitts is ready to put the injury questions to rest.

Mullin: John Fox beginning ESPN work, becomes latest analyst from Bears' Cradle of Analysts - NBC Sports Chicago - John Fox is the latest former member of the Bears' organization to take a spot providing football commentary on a local or national level.

Prerez: Matt Nagy impressed by sixth-round pick Kylie Fitts at Bears rookie minicamp - NBC Sports Chicago - Kylie Fitts, the Chicago Bears' sixth-round pick from Utah, impressed coach Matt Nagy at the team's rookie minicamp last weekend.

Stankevitz: Five hypothetical Bears prop bets for the 2018 season - NBC Sports Chicago - With the U.S. Supreme Court paving the way for legalized sports gambling on Monday, what are a few prop bets that fans could place on the 2018 Chicago Bears?

Cox: Bears WR Anthony Miller invited to NFLPA Rookie Premiere - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller will attend the NFLPA Rookie Premiere to learn the off-field business of the NFL.

Cox: Matt Nagy sees 6th-round pick Kylie Fitts ‘putting it all together’- Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie edge rusher Kylie Fitts is healthy and starting to impress his coaches at rookie minicamp.

Hughes: Trubisky at Rookie Camp - Da Bears Blog - This might feel like a slight gesture but it’s not. For the rookies in this camp, many desperate to make ANY roster, seeing the starting quarterback out there inspires them. It shows them this is not only important to them but important to the entire franchise. And it makes them work that much harder.

Eurich: Anthony Miller to take part in NFLPA's Rookie Premiere - 247Sports - Anthony Miller will be part of the NFLPA's showcase in California this week.

Eurich: Predicting the Bears complete offensive depth chart - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears have solidified their 90-man roster by inking a handful of tryout players following the team's conclusion of their rookie minicamp.

Eurich: Bears linebacker Kylie Fitts is not dwelling on his injury-plagued past - 247Sports - Kylie Fitts is not letting his injury history slow him down with the Chicago Bears.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bernstein: A Non-Gambler's Reaction To Legalized Sports Gambling - 670 The Score - More interest in and intelligent analysis about sports is good for all.

Cardinals drafted Christian Kirk knowing he was recently arrested – ProFootballTalk - The Cardinals spent a second-round draft pick on wide receiver Christian Kirk even though he was arrested in February on a disorderly conduct and property damage charge that is still pending.

Rozner: Can Illinois get sports gambling right? - Daily Herald - Sports gambling is now legal in America and many states already have legislation ready to go. Any chance Illinois can get it right?

KNOW THY ENEMY

Former Lions legends give their thoughts on Detroit’s 2018 offense - Pride Of Detroit - Former Lions have a few things to say about the Lions offense going into the 2018 season.

Golden Tate is excited about WR free agency market, would love to stay in Detroit - Pride Of Detroit - Golden Tate wants to stay with the Lions, but knows his value has gone significantly up.

Matt Millen opens up on his time as Lions GM: ‘I was in over my head’ - Pride Of Detroit - Millen shares about his deadly disease, his time with the Lions and his past mistakes.

Lions notes: Supreme Court opens door for legalized gambling in America - Pride Of Detroit - You may be able to legally gamble on the Lions in Michigan soon.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: How do the Chicago Bears match up with the new Packers? - Windy City Gridiron - Zach Jacobson of Cheesehead TV discusses how Green Bay has changed since 2017’s end and whether Mitchell Trubisky can tilt a one-sided rivalry back in the Bears’ favor.

Wiltfong: Bears officially sign five tryout players, waive four - Windy City Gridiron - Meet your latest Chicago Bears...

Zeglinski: Joel Iyiegbuniwe brings leadership and versatility to the Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Forever overlooked, the Bears’ young linebacker is a physical freak and diligent master of his craft.

Wiltfong: Bears are 100/1 to win the Super Bowl, Trubisky 100/1 to win MVP - Windy City Gridiron - When I saw the latest NFL odds and win totals for the Chicago Bears from BetOnline.AG, I wanted to pass it along to you guys, but then I saw the news pertaining to sports gambling and had to share...

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