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The Bear’s Den, June 15, 2018

Rookie Bears visit children’s hospital, Trubisky speaks and we welcome Aaron Leming to the WCG crew!

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NFL: Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) runs the ball against the Cleveland Browns during the second half at Soldier Field. The Bears won 20-3. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY

Countdown to Camp 2018: Chicago Bears Linebacker Preview - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Listen as the guys provide a comprehensive look at every linebacker on the roster and discuss why Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan can be dynamic, a couple of rookies poised to surprise, and much more including predictions and projections.

Kane: Getting to know Joel 'Iggy' Iyiegbuniwe during Bears' visit to Shriners Hospitals for Children - Chicago Tribune - Joel Iyiegbuniwe took some time during a visit to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago to talk about his roots in football and medicine and his interests off the field.

Wiederer & Campbell: After an energized offseason, what are the Bears' expectations in 2018? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears were energized this offseason after the hiring of Matt Nagy, an innovative offensive coach and quarterback expert. What's the best way to set expectations for 2018, given their four straight double-digit-loss seasons?

Kenney: Bears donate $20,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children, spend day with patients - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears and NFL Foundation donated $20,000 to Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago on Thursday morning.

Perez: Predicting Jordan Howard’s production in 2018 - NBC Sports Chicago - A look at the production that could be coming from Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard in 2018.

Medina: Mitch Trubisky Doesn't See Himself As Famous, But His Hometown Sees a Role Model - Ten Yard Line - Mitch Trubisky is putting his fame to good use.

Eurich: Mitch Trubisky says Bears offense is 'going to be amazing' - 247Sports - Mitch Trubisky cannot hide his excitement for this Chicago Bears offense.

Eurich: The most important areas Mitch Trubisky must improve on in 2018 - 247Sports - The future is bright for Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky if he can clear up these areas.

Eurich: Projecting the cost of a potential Eddie Goldman extension for the Chicago Bears - 247Sports - Eddie Goldman could be in for a contract extension this offseason.

Hughes' Positional Quick 3: Offensive Coaches - Da Bears Blog - The Bears have an offensive coordinator in Mark Helfrich who has been working the sideline for 21 years but none of those have been in the NFL. While Matt Nagy will be calling the plays, Helfrich will have tremendous influence on the offensive philosophy and the development of the club’s most important asset: Mitch Trubisky.

Mayer: Bears rookies visit kids at Shriners Hospital - ChicagoBears.com - Roquan Smith and the rest of the Bears rookie class lifted the spirits of young patients Thursday during a visit to a local children's hospital.

PFW Chicago Podcast 117: 2018 Veteran Minicamp Review - Pro Football Weekly - This week on the PFW Chicago Podcast, the guys recap last week's Veteran Minicamp and discuss the rehab progression of Kyle Long and Allen Robinson. The guys also discuss Tarik Cohen's versatility and the options the Bears and Mitch Trubisky have wit

Mitch Trubisky: 'This offense is going to be amazing' | NBC Sports Chicago - Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is leading by example in his first year as the team's unquestioned starter.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Carson Wentz facing one more hurdle in return – ProFootballTalk - Head coach Doug Pederson said this week that everyone on the Eagles still views it as Carson Wentz’s team, but that Nick Foles remains the starting quarterback as they put a wrap on their offseason program.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Lions receivers absent among ‘Top 10 Pass-Catching Units’ in NFL - Pride Of Detroit - The Ringer’s Danny Kelly made a list of the 10 best groups of wide receivers. The Detroit Lions did not make said list.

Marvin Jones had the perfect response to ridiculous claims Matt Patricia is losing team - Pride Of Detroit - ”It’s football. We run.”

Five notes from Packers assistant coaches’ press conferences during minicamp - Acme Packing Company - According to Green Bay assistant coaches, the running game is only expected to be better in 2018 and a couple of rookies are showing out before the pads come on.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: NFL.com releases Bears “All-time XI” - Windy City Gridiron - World Cup fever is running wild, so what better time is there to dwell upon the best 11 players in Bears franchise history?

Infante’s Sculpting the Offense: How the Bears can get the most out of Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have a potentially dangerous one-two punch at tight end on paper. Here’s how Matt Nagy can make the most of that.

Berckes’ Bears Historical Fantasy Team: The Butkus-ers & Brown-nosers - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears-iest Bears team that ever Bear-ed!

Infante: What if the Bears hadn’t picked Shea McClellin? - Windy City Gridiron - How would the NFL have changed if the Bears had made a different selection in the 2012 NFL Draft?

Leming: Main questions for the 2018 Bears going into training camp - Windy City Gridiron - From Mitchell Trubisky’s rise, to roster depth, camp in the Bourbonnais heat is going to offer a needed glimpse of where this Bears team stands.

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