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The Bear’s Den, June 12, 2018

The Bears are hibernating while we do those offseason things we do.

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Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Biggs: 10 questions for the Bears looking ahead to Matt Nagy's first training camp - Chicago Tribune - The Bears wrapped up the first offseason under first-year coach Matt Nagy, and the energy and positive vibes at Halas Hall are palpable. Questions remain for the organization looking ahead to training camp and the preseason. Here are 10 to consider.

Perez: Reggie Wayne says Mitch Trubisky is 'about to be a rookie again' - NBC Sports Chicago - Former Colts WR Reggie Wayne recently gave his opinion on QB Mitch Trubisky and preached patience as he begins Year One in new system

Mullin: Look beyond Bears hype and hyperbole - one big takeaway from their offseason - NBC Sports Chicago - John "Moon" Mullin takes a look at one big takeaway from the Bears' offseason.

Gabriel: Is this most talented Chicago Bears club in past decade? - Pro Football Weekly - Holes remain, but Nagy's Bears headed in right direction, perhaps toward contending

Peterson: Jordan Howard excited about new 'multiple' Chicago Bears offense - Pro Football Weekly - Anticipating diversified role, Bears' Howard used special-teams drills to work on hands

Cox: 5 Chicago Bears facing the most pressure in 2018 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears need the players at critical positions to step up in 2018 with the pressure mounting.

Perez: Mike Ditka says Mitch Trubisky has traits of Jim McMahon - NBC Sports Chicago - Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka said QB Mitch Trubisky shares several positive traits that Super Bowl winner Jim McMahon had.

Long surprises with Dunkin’ Donuts - Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long surprises downtown commuters with Dunkin’ Donuts and coffee.

Mayer: Floyd expects to be “full-go” in training camp - ChicagoBears.com - After practicing without restrictions during last week’s minicamp, Leonard Floyd feels that he has fully recovered from his knee injury and expects to be “full-go with everything” in training camp.

Mayer: What will be top storyline in training camp? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what to watch in training camp, an update on Johnny Knox and depth at outside linebacker.

Hughes' Positional Quick 3: Wide Receivers - Da Bears Blog - When I speak to people around the Bears about this position group, the player they keep talking up is Taylor Gabriel. The Bears do not believe Gabriel was properly utilized in Atlanta and believe the Nagy/Helfrich offense suits him to perfection. If he didn’t have a chip on his shoulder going into 2018

Eurich: NFL executives give Bears a B-minus for their offseason - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears still have some work to do.

Eurich: Chicago Bears listed as a 'best bet' for Week 1 vs. the Green Bay Packers - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will play for the 197th time in Week 1.

Eurich: Adrian Amos only Bears player named to CBS Sports' top-100 list - 247Sports - Only one member of the Chicago Bears made CBS Sports' list.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Eurich: Andy Reid heaps praise on Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy - 247Sports - Andy Reid believes in what Matt Nagy can do for the Chicago Bears.

Patra: Saints DE Marcus Davenport to undergo thumb surgery - NFL.com - New Orleans Saints rookie pass rusher Marcus Davenport is dealing with a minor thumb injury that will require surgery after minicamp. The first-round pick is expected to be fine for training camp.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Are the 2018 Vikings the strongest NFC North rival in the Packers’ Rodgers era? - Acme Packing Company - The Packers have dominated the division for years, but the Vikings have re-asserted themselves of late. Is this Green Bay’s biggest test yet?

John DeFilippo’s Offense - Daily Norseman - Ever since the Vikings hired former Eagles QB Coach John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator, there has been speculation as to what changes he will bring to the Vikings offense, and how he...

What if the Detroit Lions had re-signed Ndamukong Suh in 2015? - Pride Of Detroit - Would the Lions be better off right now had they re-signed Ndamukong Suh in 2015?

Kenny Golladay wants to ‘link up’ with Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions receiver is hoping to work with the All-Pro receiver.

John DeFilippo’s Offense - Daily Norseman - Ever since the Vikings hired former Eagles QB Coach John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator, there has been speculation as to what changes he will bring to the Vikings offense, and how he...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Silverstein: Why I picked Brian Urlacher #1 over Walter Payton in our WCG all-time Bears draft - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG staff did an all-time Bears draft. I had the #1 pick. I took 54 over 34. Please let me explain why.

Wiltfong: The Chicago Bears have one of the best running back duos in the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - NFL.com recently named the top running back committee backfields heading into 2018, and the Chicago Bears’ Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen checked in at number four.

Wiltfong: The Bears’ Adrian Amos makes CBS Sports’ Top 100 NFL players list - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears had one representative on Pete Prisco’s Top 100 NFL Players list of 2018, and it wasn’t the player we were expecting.

Zeglinski: What if the Chicago Bears never traded for Jay Cutler? - Windy City Gridiron - It was a franchise-defining trade for the Bears that had ripple effects across the league. But what if it never happened?

BOBdaBEAR: Tarik Cohen will be playing in the first official Fortnite tournament (50 gamers + 50 celebs) - Windy City Gridiron - We know how at least one Bears player will be starting off the 6-week break before Training Camp.

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