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Bears send thank-you note to police over Roquan Smith car burglary; police ask for sideline pass, Pequod's pizzas - Chicago Tribune - The Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) Police Department posted a photo on its Facebook account showing a handwritten thank-you note from John Tarpey, the Chicago Bears’ director of safety and security, for helping recover items stolen from rookie linebacker Roquan Smith's car.
Campbell: Bears QBs coach Dave Ragone on Mitch Trubisky's development - 'Everything is a lot more natural' - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone discusses Mitch Trubisky's growth and development entering his season NFL season and first season as quarterback in coach Matt Nagy's offense.
Biggs' Bears Q&A: Will Tarik Cohen be the third-down back? Does Kevin White make the final roster? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. Will Tarik Cohen become the third-down back this season? Why isn't Dontrelle Inman back with the team? Will Kevin White make the final roster? Plus much more.
Stankevitz: With a better foundation in place, Adam Shaheen still has to earn his snaps in 2018 - NBC Sports Chicago - Adam Shaheen was used sparingly in 2017, but feels like he has a better idea of what he needs to do to be successful as he enters his second year in the NFL.
Perez: Predicting Allen Robinson's production in his first season with the Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - A look at Allen Robinson's likely stat line in his first season with the Chicago Bears
Stankevitz: Patience necessary as Bears take small steps in learning Matt Nagy's offense - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears only recently were able to watch themselves on tape, and not the Kansas City Chiefs, as they install Matt Nagy's offense.
LeGere: OC Mark Helfrich finding his way in Chicago Bears offense - Pro Football Weekly - It's Nagy's scheme, but former Oregon HC will have input
Mayer's Chalk Talk: How has Anthony Miller fared? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how rookie receiver Anthony Miller has performed in practice, Dion Sims' role this season and if rookie Roquan Smith is working with the No. 1 defense.
Wood: Bears Have Increased Their Talent Level. Now, Can They Stay Healthy? - Da Bears Blog - There has been a growing feeling among local and national media alike this offseason that the Bears are a team on the rise. Several writers have pegged them as one of the most improved teams in the NFL through both the draft and free agency. Peter King recently declared they had “the best offseason of any team in football.”
Eurich: Remembering Chicago Bears training camp favorites from the past - 247Sports - Every Chicago Bears fan loves a good underdog story.
NFC North offseason grades: Vikings, Bears get top marks, Packers, Lions not far behind - CBSSports.com - All four teams in the NFC North graded favorably after each had a successful offseason
Eurich: How the Bears have orchestrated the best 2018 NFL offseason - 247Sports - Ryan Pace has a lot to smile about this offseason with the Chicago Bears.
NFL power rankings 2018: Are the Eagles still the NFL’s best team? - SBNation.com - The Vikings could be coming for the Eagles’ No. 1 spot.
Brandon Marshall joins the Seahawks – ProFootballTalk - In 12 NFL seasons, Brandon Marshall has never been to the playoffs. Now, he's joining a team that would conceivably give him a chance. Marshall sent out word via Instagram today that he had joined the Seahawks.
San Diego to get sixth AAF franchise, Mike Martz to coach them – ProFootballTalk - Football is returning to San Diego. Via the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Alliance of American Football confirmed on Tuesday that San Diego will be the sixth city that will be getting a team in the league that will launch with eight franchises.
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Packers 2017 Running Game, Part 1: Power run concepts - Acme Packing Company - An injury to Aaron Rodgers dictated a change in the game plan last year, and a competent running game emerged.
How does Marcedes Lewis’ signing affect the Packers’ TE depth chart? - Acme Packing Company - Lewis may be the team’s de facto number one in-line tight end right away.
2018 NFL power rankings: ESPN places Detroit Lions in the middle of the pack - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions can’t seem to shake their mediocre expectations.
Clay Matthews: Packers' OLB depth 'not that great' - NFL.com - The Green Bay Packers didn't use high draft picks on linebackers, and Clay Matthews is concerned about the team's depth at outside linebacker heading into the 2018 season.
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Wiltfong: Poll of the Day: Do you like the Chicago Bears’ “C” logo? - Windy City Gridiron - In a recent market research poll, FanJuicer.com had each logo in the NFL ranked from one to thirty-two. I was surprised where the iconic Chicago Bears’ "C" came in on their list. It was 28th...
Wiltfong: Kylie Fitts could be the steal of the draft - Windy City Gridiron - If Kylie FItts is healthy, and all indications are that he’s fully recovered, then the Chicago Bears found a heck of a football player in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. From an athletic...
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