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DeWitt: Catching Up with Ex-Bear Cameron Lee - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Listen as Da Bears Brothers are joined by former Chicago Bear, Cameron Lee, to learn more about his story, his time with the team, and much more.
Cox: Where should Kyle Fuller rank among NFL’s top cornerbacks? - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller is one of the NFL's highest-paid cornerbacks, but is he even a Top 10 player at his own position?
Cox: Ryan Pace sees Mitchell Trubisky ‘taking more of an authoritative approach’ - Bears Wire - The off-field growth for Mitchell Trubisky has been evident in an important offseason for the Chicago Bears quarterback.
Cox: Bears left tackle Charles Leno Jr. looking to take leadership role on offense - Bears Wire - Left tackle Charles Leno Jr. is trying to take a bigger leadership role in the Chicago Bears' offense.
Cox: Aaron Rodgers warns that Year 2 can be toughest for quarterbacks - Bears Wire - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers believes a quarterback's second season can be the most difficult to get through.
Cox: Former NFL QB Dan Orlovsky breaks down Mitchell Trubisky’s accuracy - Bears Wire - Watch as Dan Orlovsky talks through Mitchell Trubisky's accuracy on tape during his rookie season.
Mayer: Bears rookie class volunteers at Lambs Farm - ChicagoBears.com - Shaq Roland, Kevin Toliver II, Garrett Johnson and Roquan Smith helped shear a sheep during a volunteer outing for the entire Bears rookie class at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
Mayer: Bears Care Gala held at Soldier Field - ChicagoBears.com - With 650 guests and 29 Bears players in attendance, the 23rd annual Bears Care Gala last Saturday night at the United Club in Soldier Field was a rousing success.
Wood: Like ‘Em or Not, These Are the Chicago Bears For the Foreseeable Future - Da Bears Blog - Since Ryan Pace showed up in 2015, there has been nearly complete roster turnover, with only Kyle Long, Charles Leno, Sherrick McManis, and Pat O’Donnell remaining from the previous regime. Every single offseason has seen significant changes, with a host of prominent players leaving and a sizable new batch of faces coming in.
Eurich: Chicago Bears backfield ranked fourth-best in the entire NFL - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears running backs are finally earning some respect.
Eurich: Ryan Nall chose the Chicago Bears for the chance to play running back - 247Sports - Ryan Nall is keeping hope alive to be a running back in the NFL.
Eurich: Leonard Floyd among the NFL's best in pressure rate last year - 247Sports - Leonard Floyd has all the pressure on him in 2018.
Bernstein: Virginia McCaskey, A Woman Ahead Of Her Time - 670 The Score - McCaskey disbanded the Bears' cheerleading group in 1985.
Debrief: What matters -- and what doesn't -- during OTA season - NFL.com - Tracking Ryan Tannehill's status? Where is Tom Brady? Gregg Rosenthal sorts the useful news from the less-so as OTA season continues.
Jets trade Christian Hackenberg to Raiders for seventh-round pick – ProFootballTalk - The Christian Hackenberg era has come to an end for the Jets, after zero games played. Hackenberg has been traded to the Raiders for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.
Mike Ditka to speak at benefit for shuttered Indiana college that used to host Bears preseason camps - Chicago Tribune - Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is helping out a now-shuttered northwestern Indiana college that once hosted the Bears' preseason camps.
Henry: Helmet hits will lead to ejections under new NFL rule - Chicago Tribune - The NFL has passed a new rule for this season that says any player who initiates contact with his helmet is subject to ejection after an in-game video review that will be decided in New York.
KNOW THY ENEMY
Packers cautious in first public OTA practice as Davante Adams & others sit - Acme Packing Company - The Packers had a total of ten players not participating in the year’s first public practice.
Reisman: Should the Detroit Lions pursue released LB Mychal Kendricks - Pride Of Detroit - A veteran linebacker is coming to the market. Should the Lions pursue?
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Wiltfong: Everybody loves Vic - Windy City Gridiron - Vic Fangio is the type of old school coach that players gravitate towards and he has the respect of his players.
Witfong: Tarik Cohen was the biggest, big play threat in 2017 - Windy City Gridiron - Pro Football Focus had Tarik Cohen down as the running back with the highest breakaway percentage in the NFL last year. Imagine what he’ll do with a play caller that is "giddy" about his talents.
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