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The Bear’s Den, May 31, 2018

Organized Team Activities finish up today, Robinson and Floyd practice and players & coaches answer questions

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NFL: Chicago Bears-OTA
Chicago Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd (94) runs during organized team activities at Halas Hall.
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Haugh: Quietly, emerging leader Jordan Howard catching onto Bears' new offense - Chicago Tribune - So much focus surrounds the Bears’ new offensive whiz-kid coach Matt Nagy and their franchise-quarterback trainee Mitch Trubisky that it gets easy to overlook Jordan Howard, the only running back in team history to begin his career with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

Photos: Bears' OTAs at Halas Hall - Chicago Tribune - Photos from Bears' 2018 OTAs at Halas Hall on May 16, May 23 and May 30.

Biggs: Vic Fangio acknowledges questions at outside linebacker but believes Bears can rush the passer - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have some questions regarding both depth and depth quality at outside linebacker according to Vic Fangio, but the pass rush should be OK when you consider the team had 42 sacks last year and it didn't lose an elite sack man.

Wiederer: Allen Robinson bouncing back into on-field drills at Bears OTAs - Chicago Tribune - Bears receiver Allen Robinson worked his way back into individual drills during this week's organized team activities at Halas Hall. Robinson's steady progress has coach Matt Nagy feeling optimistic.

Finley: Bears WR Allen Robinson takes biggest step yet in return from knee injury - Chicago Sun-Times - Allen Robinson participated in some drills during the Bears’ organized team activity practice Wednesday, the latest milestone in his recovery.

Finley: What will the NFL's new kickoff rule look like? Bears will be first to find out - Chicago Sun-Times - To start the Hall of Fame Game in August, the Bears will participate in the first play under the new kickoff rule. No one’s sure what it’ll look like

Potash: Arrow pointing up for Vic Fangio, Bears' defense - Chicago Sun-Times - Fangio has 13 players returning from a ninth-ranked scoring defense who started at least three games last season.

Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Breaking down Bears OTAs -- Part 2 (Kevin White edition) - Chicago Sun-Times - What was up with receiver Kevin White's salty news conference? Where does tight end Adam Shaheen in coach Matt Nagy's offense?

Stankevitz: Allen Robinson and Leonard Floyd are practicing, but Bears continue to preach patience - NBC Sports Chicago - Allen Robinson and Leonard Floyd participated during Wednesday's OTA practice, but did so in limited fashions as the Bears continue to preach patience.

Mayer: Robinson returns to practice on limited basis - - New Bears receiver Allen Robinson has taken a major step in his recovery from a torn ACL this week, returning to the practice field-albeit in limited fashion.

Mayer: Fangio impressed with Smith’s progress - - Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is pleased with how well first-round draft pick Roquan Smith-a speedy and tenacious inside linebacker-has digested the playbook.

LeGere: Chicago Bears notes: Vic Fangio finally has continuity - Pro Football Weekly - And new Bears WR Robinson takes a small step back from ACL injury

Mayer: Fitts discusses his transition into NFL - - During a recent appearance on the Bears All-Access radio show, sixth-round draft pick Kylie Fitts discussed slipping in the draft, switching to outside linebacker and transitioning into the NFL.

Dannehy: Floyd Must Be The Solution to Bears Pass Rush Problem - Da Bears Blog - Ryan Pace has taken a lot of heat for not adding another pass rusher to complement Leonard Floyd. But if Floyd is who Pace once thought, the Bears will be just fine. The Bears need the Georgia product to realize his potential. In two years Floyd has struggled to stay on the field and has just 11.5 sacks. The bigger problem? He hasn’t been able to get pressure consistently.

Wiedman: NFL gives no R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Bears RB Jordan Howard - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Wanda Wiedman shares her frustration with the lack of respect given Chicago Bears Running Back Jordan Howard.

Eurich: Allen Robinson practices during Bears OTA for first time - 247Sports - Allen Robinson appears to be on the right track for the Chicago Bears.

Eurich: Recapping Matt Nagy's May 30 OTA press conference - 247Sports - Matt Nagy covered a variety of topics regarding his Chicago Bears on Wednesday.

Eurich: Trey Burton wants to throw '10-plus passes' for Bears in 2018 - 247Sports - Trey Burton is ready to do a little bit of everything for the Chicago Bears.

Eurich: Matt Nagy sees Bears wideout Taylor Gabriel as more than just a 'gadget' guy - 247Sports - Matt Nagy is not putting Taylor Gabriel inside a box for the Chicago Bears.

Alper: Allen Robinson gets on the field at Bears OTAs – ProFootballTalk - The Bears made wide receiver Allen Robinson a centerpiece of their offense when they signed him to a three-year, $42 million deal as a free agent this offseason despite the torn ACL that brought his 2017 season to an end in Week One.

Wesseling: Allen Robinson (ACL) practices for first time with Bears - - Signed to a three-year, $42 million contract, wide receiver Allen Robinson is the centerpiece of the Bears' revamped offense. Until this week, though, teammates and coaches had yet to glimpse Robinson's potential.


Jared Cook, Raiders embracing Jon Gruden's message - - New Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has begun changing the culture in Oakland, and his approach has won over support from veterans such as tight end Jared Cook.


Davante Adams has a chance to prove he belongs among league’s elite receivers - Acme Packing Company - With Jordy Nelson gone and Adams proving his mettle last season, 2018 could be the year the former Fresno standout becomes a superstar.

Packers look to regain tight end productivity against NFC North foes in 2018 - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay’s two offseason additions should pave the way for more aerial activity next season.

Anthony Barr clarifies his absence from OTAs - Daily Norseman - Not the reason we were expecting to hear

Lions DC Paul Pasqualoni explains Detroit’s defensive philosophy - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions’ new defensive coordinator gave some vague details on what to expect from the Lions defense in 2018.


Wiltfong: If Twitter was always a thing, which Bear would be most likely to have a burner account? - Windy City Gridiron - The possibilities are endless...

Duerrwaechter: Bears Robinson, Floyd return to practice; Roquan Smith rolling with first team defense - Windy City Gridiron - Two critical veterans return from injury, while their latest 1st round pick earns time with the starters.

Sunderbruch: I Still Believe in Adam Shaheen - Windy City Gridiron - Possibly lost in the influx of new weapons, Adam Shaheen still has a chance to validate Ryan Pace’s selection of him in the second round of the 2017 draft.

Curl: Chicago Bears Fan Fiction 2018 Premiere - Windy City Gridiron - As the off-season slows down, the fan fiction season is just starting to get hot in this year’s premiere installment of Chicago Bears Fan Fiction!

TJGoBig: One Year Later - Paying Glennon & Drafting Trubisky - Windy City Gridiron - The NFL is a copy cat league and is copying Ryan Pace. The media largely blasted Ryan Pace for moving up from Pick #3 to Pick #2 in the 2017 NFL draft to get QB Mitchell Trubisky when they...


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