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The Bear’s Den, May 29, 2018

Organized Team Activities week three starts today at Halas Hall, the final week of this phase of the offseason.

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Chicago Bears center Hroniss Grasu (55) and center Cody Whitehair (right) participate in a drill during organized team activities at Halas Hall
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Potash: 'Iron sharpens iron' - Bears' D playing key role in Mitch Trubisky's development = Chicago Sun-Times - Trubisky acknowledged the defense’s role in the development of the offense and the competitiveness between the two phases.

Biggs: Bears run deep with talent at tight end, a year after Ryan Pace called it a position of strength - Chicago Tribune - GM Ryan Pace called tight end one of the strengths of the Bears' roster when training camp opened last year. The production didn't reflect that, but a year later the team looks set at the position.

May 27, 1968: George Halas retires as Bears coach - Chicago Tribune - From the Chicago Tribune archives: The story from the day George Halas retired for the fourth and final time as head coach of the Chicago Bears.

Stankevitz: Why Mitch Trubisky's biggest weakness won't preclude him from success in 2018 - NBC Sports Chicago - The thing holding Mitch Trubisky back the most is his lack of game experience, which isn't actually that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things.

Stankevitz: Bears still see Dion Sims as a valuable piece to their offensive puzzle - NBC Sports Chicago - Dion Sims had a disappointing first year in Chicago, but the Bears decided to keep him and see him as an important part of their 2018 offense.

LeGere: As injury history gets longer, Kevin White's answers get shorter - Pro Football Weekly - Chicago Bears 2015 top pick still battling health issues

Cox: Strength of division may be biggest obstacle to Bears 2018 playoff push - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are primed for a much-improved 2018 season, but a strong NFC North division could keep them out of the playoffs.

Cox: Eagles RB trolled Bears TE Trey Burton on Twitter for leaving Philadelphia - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton was trolled on Twitter by one of his former teammates for leaving the Eagles after winning a Super Bowl.

Cox: 6 Bears make list of all-time greatest linebackers - Bears Wire - Former NFL executive Gil Brandt included six Chicago Bears in his ranking of the top linebackers in NFL history.

Cox: Anthony Miller catches 1-handed passes in full Bears uniform - Bears Wire - At the NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller worked on his one-handed catches.

Film Room: Anthony Miller can do little bit of everything for Bears offense - Bears Wire - Rookie wide receiver Anthony Miller can win in a number of different ways and make a big impact on the Chicago Bears offense.

Mayer: Trey Burton has a ball at Wrigley Field - - Bears tight end Trey Burton enjoyed his first visit to Wrigley Field Saturday night, throwing out the first pitch and singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at the Cubs-Giants game.

Broome: Bold predictions for the NFC North division for 2018 campaign - 247Sports - 247Sports' stable of NFC North writers gathered to give their bold takes on what they think the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings are capable of that others may not believe.

Eurich: Kevin Toliver could be a diamond in the rough for the Chicago Bears - 247Sports - Kevin Toliver has all the tools to make the Chicago Bears roster.

Burleson: Deshaun Watson heads NFL's top second-year players for 2018, Trubisky on the list - - The 2017 draft class took the league by storm as rookies. Can they keep up the high-level player in Year 2? Former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson ranks his top 10 second-year players ahead of the 2018 season.


Remembering NFL players killed in combat - 247Sports - Select few NFL players in history have been killed serving in U.S. military


Quinten Rollins in for a battle to make Packers’ roster at cornerback – ProFootballTalk - Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins, who tore his right Achilles in an October game against the Vikings, is back practicing on a limited basis. “It feels good,” Rollins said, via Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I didn’t have no setbacks since I started rehabbing.

One man’s opinion on the Vikings’ contract extension priorities - Daily Norseman - The Vikings have a lot of contracts potentially coming up. Who should they prioritize?

Harrison Smith makes NFL Network Top 100 at #46 - Daily Norseman - Again, seems low

NFL Top 100 players of 2018 Darius Slay named No. 49 - Pride Of Detroit - Slay finally has the respect from his peers after a Pro Bowl season.


Wiltfong: "Dedicated To The Men And Women Of The Armed Services" - Windy City Gridiron - Have a safe and happy Memorial Day everyone.

Hughes: Chicago Bears 2017 to 2018 - Comparisons & Progress - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears 2017 to 2018: Comparisons & Progress.


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