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Cox: Former NFL GM gives Bears ‘A-plus’ for upgraded offense - Bears Wire - Former NFL general manager and current NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly raved about the Chicago Bears offensive upgrades this offseason.
Photos: 23rd annual Bears Care Gala - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears Care gala on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
PFW Chicago Podcast 114: Hub and Arthur talk rookie minicamp and OTAs - Pro Football Weekly - It's an all new sound to the PFW-Chicago Podcast as we work to bring you the highest quality sound to your ears! This week Hub Arkush and Arthur Arkush recap Bears Rookie Minicamp and the speed of Roquan Smith. They guys also discuss this week's OTA
Schofield: How will Trubisky, Manning and Mahomes look in new offenses? - Pro Football Weekly - Expectations heighten for Bears, Giants and Chiefs offenses with new QB-scheme fits
Cox: Anthony Miller dons Bears No. 17 gameday uniform - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Anthony Miller got to wear his No. 17 gameday uniform at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
Cox: Ryan Pace ranked 23rd among NFL general managers - Bears Wire - In a ranking of all 32 NFL general managers, Ryan Pace came in at 23rd, despite a strong 2018 offseason.
Cox: Bears OL already loves new coach Harry Hiestand: ‘He’s getting us better’ - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears offensive line is already buying in to new OL coach Harry Hiestand. Left tackle Charles Leno Jr. raved about him.
Eurich: Bears offensive linemen already love assistant Harry Hiestand - 247Sports.com - Charles Leno is already a big fan of Harry Hiestand.
Johnny Manziel signs with CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats - NFL.com - Johnny Manziel will be returning to the pro football ranks this summer. The former Cleveland Browns quarterback announces he is signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
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Several training camp battles expected for the Packers’ offensive line - Acme Packing Company - The starting right guard job remains to be determined, but there figures to be stiff competition for other roles on the line as well.
Richard Nixon may have helped talk Bud Grant into coming out of retirement - Daily Norseman - He wrote Grant a letter saying that he hoped he’d "reconsider"
VIDEO: First look at Lions rookie RB Kerryon Johnson in a throwback jersey - Pride Of Detroit - At this weekend’s NFL Rookie Premiere event, Kerryon Johnson was looking fresh in a Lions uniform.
Aaron Rodgers reiterates plan to remain with Packers into his 40s – ProFootballTalk - As the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers continue to be locked in a mildly awkward standoff over whether and when his contract will be extended, Rodgers recently made it clear that he intends to stay with the Packers beyond his 40th birthday.
Packers have thrived in the Rodgers/McCarthy era despite lack of blue-chip talent - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay has been the most stable winning team in the NFC over the last decade, but has done it without many elite players.
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Zeglinski: Expect Matt Nagy’s Bears to have a faster, but patient offense - Windy City Gridiron - Time left on the play clock has no correlation to offensive success. With a new coach, it’s about having a plan for the Bears.
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