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The Bear’s Den, May 18, 2018

The first week of OTA’s is in the books, and the Bears take a weekend off before resuming next week

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NFL: Chicago Bears OTA
Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long (75) warms up during organized team activities at Halas Hall.
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Kane: Eddie Jackson excited to have Bears defensive coaches back so he can build on rookie season - Chicago Tribune - Continuity on defense is a major plus for second-year safety Eddie Jackson.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Could Bears trade for Jaguars' Dante Fowler? Will any Bears make the Pro Bowl this year? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. There is no shortage of questions about pass rushers and what the team can do to improve that area. Could the Bears pry Dante Fowler away from Jacksonville? Plus more.

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: Expectations Have Shifted At Halas Hall - WGN Radio - As the Bears’ offseason calendar moves from rookie minicamp to OTAs, new head coach Matt Nagy continues to put his fingerprints on the organization. Here are 10 things you need to know following the second of 10 OTA practices over the next three weeks:

Hub Arkush's Team for the Ages - Specialists - Pro Football Weekly - Selecting the greatest placekicker for my "Team for the Ages" is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Adam Vinatieri, Mark Mosely and Stephen Gostkowski are all worthy of consideration, but in the end, I had to go with Morten Andersen.

Mayer: Bears players are big fans of coach Nagy - - Bears veterans and rookies alike have enjoyed working with Matt Nagy, describing the first-year head coach as a detailed-oriented hard worker who makes football fun.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: How is Allen Robinson's rehab going? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses receiver Allen Robinson's recovery from a knee injury, if Kyle Long is locked into the right guard position and if facing an established Bears defense in practice will hurt the offense.

Dickerson: Can Roquan Smith be Chicago Bears' next franchise linebacker? - ESPN - Dick Butkus and Brian Urlacher have given their endorsements to Bears rookie Roquan Smith, who is eager to follow in their footsteps.

MeDina: Prince Amukamara Re-Signed with the Bears Because He Believes in Mitch Trubisky - - Prince Amukamara says he saw greatness from Mitch Trubisky back when he was Mike Glennon's backup.

Eurich: Trey Burton compared Bears QB Mitch Trubisky to Carson Wentz - 247Sports - Trey Burton sees a lot of the same traits in Mitch Trubisky that he saw in Carson Wentz.


Arhar: New Sports Betting Laws and the NFL |- Our Turf Football - OTFB's Kate Arhar take a look as the Supreme Court ruling allowing states to regulate sports betting.


Gil Brandt ranks the Vikings’ offseason as one of the NFL’s best - Daily Norseman - The Godfather speaks

T.J. Lang calls new offensive line coach Jeff Davidson ‘a great addition to the team’ - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions appear excited to have a new offensive line caoch.

Packers rookie linebacker Oren Burks talks football on the APC Podcast - Acme Packing Company - Listen in to hear Green Bay’s third-round draft pick talk about how he fits into the Packers’ defense.


Wiltfong: Where is your confidence in Mitchell Trubisky? - Windy City Gridiron - After the offseason that Ryan Pace just delivered for the Chicago Bears, it’s hard to not have high expectations for the 2018 season. Now when I say "high," I don’t necessarily mean playoffs like...

Superfans: Conspiracy Confirmed - No Packers on the 2017 All-Penalties Team - Windy City Gridiron - The Superfans have uncovered some not-so surprising news about the team to the north.


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