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The Bear’s Den, June 13, 2018

Tarik Cohen does good things in North Carolina... players like Cohen are very easy to root for.

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NFL: Chicago Bears-OTA
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) warms up during organized team activities at Halas Hall
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY

Biggs' Bears Q&A: How does offense stack up to '17 Chiefs? What position battles loom on offensive line? - Chicago Tribune - - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. How will the offense compare to the 2017 Chiefs? More questions about the outside linebackers. Will short receivers be an issue? Are jobs up for grabs on the O-line and more.

Tidwell: Fangio’s Lemonade Stand - Da Bears Brothers - With higher-quality ingredients, Vic Fangio's defense is primed to leap into the top five if it lives up to its potential.

Bisesi: Tarik Cohen Buys Gym Equipment for Greensboro School Hit by Tornado - wfmynews2.com - The former NC A&T football star's heartfelt donation gave one Greensboro school a lift this week.

Cox: Will Bears regret letting Cameron Meredith join Saints? - Bears Wire - New Orleans Saints wide receiver Cameron Meredith is ahead of schedule in his recovery. Will the Chicago Bears regret letting him walk?

Cox: Bears secondary deemed underrated coming into 2018 season - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears kept their entire secondary in tact this offseason, a position group deemed underrated by The Ringer.

Cox: Trey Burton primed to be fantasy football sleeper - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton has all the makings of a breakout player and fantasy football sleeper for the 2018 season.

The Positional Quick 3: Tight Ends - Da Bears Blog - One refrain that emanated (leaked) from Halas Hall a year ago was that Adam Shaheen just wasn’t ready to be a down-for-down NFL contributor. Word started to come once criticisms about Shaheen’s playing time showed up in the dailies. Was that true? Probably.

Mayer: Ex-Bears hit the links at alumni outing - ChicagoBears.com - More than 40 former Bears players, including James “Big Cat” Williams, gathered at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, Wis., Monday for the team’s annual alumni golf outing.

Mayer: Bears take part in ‘Save Da’ Planet event - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears held a “Save Da Planet” sustainability event with Chicago Gateway Green and IGS Energy Tuesday at Southside Occupational Academy High School in Chicago. Ken's Note: This is not an invitation to a political debate.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Oakland Raiders cut QB Christian Hackenberg - NFL.com - The Christian Hackenberg era in Oakland has officially ended, as the Raiders waived the former Penn State QB on Tuesday afternoon.

Jay Gruden: Alex Smith has to win right away – ProFootballTalk - With quarterback Kirk Cousins on his way out the door, Washington traded with the Chiefs for quarterback Alex Smith. And coach Jay Gruden knows that Smith will need to hit the ground sprinting.

Jury orders Rams to pay Reggie Bush $12.5 million for knee injury – ProFootballTalk - Reggie Bush won his lawsuit against the Rams, with a St. Louis jury ordering the NFL team to pay the former running back $12.5 million, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

KNOW THY ENEMY

What if Blair Walsh didn’t choke vs. the Seahawks in the 2015 plyaoffs? - Field Gulls - It’s January 10th, 2016 at a frigid TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Seattle Seahawks, one of the hottest teams in the NFL, are on the verge of a disappointing playoff loss against...

PODcast names winners, losers of Lions minicamp, discusses worst column ever - Pride Of Detroit - Recapping Lions minicamp, and addressing the misinformed elephant in the room.

What if the Detroit Lions had drafted Aaron Donald? - Pride Of Detroit - It’s a question we’ve asked ourselves hundreds of times since 2014.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Superfans: Mike Ditka gives stamp of approval to the 2018 Chicago Bears: Next stop, Super Bowls - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve been waiting for this. We know you have been too.Legendary Chicago Bears’ Icon, "Iron" Mike Ditka (aka Da Coach), has finally weighed in on the 2018 version of our Chicago Bears. Some of...

Householder: This All-Chicago Bears Historical Fantasy Team is the best - Windy City Gridiron - It’s time to meet Sam’s All-Bears team.

Zeglinski: Bears poised to breakout and become stars in 2018 - Windy City Gridiron - Every quality NFL team has guys that take steps toward stardom each season. Here are the Bears ready to evolve into stars this year.

Curl's 2018 Chicago Bears Fan Fiction, Chapter Two: Seeing Orange - Windy City Gridiron - Akiem Hicks struggles with his orange jersey obsession and the Bears attend a charity gala to remember in this installment of fantastic fanatical Chicago Bears Fiction.

Zeglinski’s Bears mailbag call: H.A.G.B.S (Have a good Bears summer) - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have gone in their different respective directions as they’ve concluded off-season activities. That doesn’t mean the questions until training camp arrives can’t continue.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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