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The Bear’s Den, June 19, The Mann Week Day 2

All the latest Bears news, plus a link to The Mann’s website so we can learn more about long snapping!

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Emma: Allen Robinson Ready To Take Flight With Bears - 670 The Score - Visiting Wrigley Field, Robinson has become enamored with Chicago.

Mayer: Fans weigh in - - readers let us know what they think of writer Adam Rank’s list of the top 11 greatest Bears of all time.

Cox: Adrian Amos is the Bears’ highest-rated player in Madden 19 - Bears Wire - Safety Adrian Amos is the Chicago Bears’ highest-rated player in Madden 19 with an 88 overall rating.

Gayle: Three Bears in NFL’s top 5 offensive linemen at each position by run-block success percentage - Pro Football Focus - PFF examines the league’s top offensive linemen per position, based on run-block success percentage.

Moreano: Trubisky positioned to have best sophomore year of 2017 first-round quarterbacks - Da Bears Brothers - Mitch Trubisky, Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes will all improve in their second seasons, but Trubisky will make the biggest jump of the QBs in 2018.

Zeglinski: This Bears team can be special, but keep expectations grounded for now – The Rock River Times - The most natural tendency is to revel in optimism when a new NFL coach is hired.

Brian Urlacher's official Pro Football Hall of Fame locker - 247Sports - Brian Urlacher has a very famous jersey at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Kenney: Wife says former Bears QB Erik Kramer on ‘manhunt’ to kill her: TMZ - Chicago Sun-Times - The wife of Erik Kramer told police she fears for her life and their daughter’s well-being after Kramer physically abused, according to TMZ.

Eric Ebron turning heads in Indianapolis – ProFootballTalk - Colts tight end Eric Ebron was a draft bust in Detroit, but he might be ready to make his mark in Indianapolis. That’s the word after the Colts wrapped up their offseason workouts, and coach Frank Reich said he loved what he saw of Ebron.

Report: Baker Mayfield not ready to compete with Tyrod Taylor – ProFootballTalk - A year after the Browns thrust then-rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer into a Week One starting role, the Browns appear intent to do the opposite, keeping quarterback Baker Mayfield on ice for as long as possible. If that’s the plan, Mayfield is making it easier to implement.

Falcons said to be “uneasy” with Julio Jones-Terrell Owens relationship – ProFootballTalk - Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones skipped the entire offseason program and spent time with a wide receiver famous for letting his contracts get in the way of his relationships with his teams. The Falcons aren’t thrilled about that.


Mike McCarthy says Packers will go running back by committee – ProFootballTalk - Don’t expect any one running back to carry the load in Green Bay this season. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the demands of the position are such that running backs Jamaal Williams, Ty Montgomery, and Aaron Jones will all be better off if none of them get too many carries.

Matthew Stafford ranked as worse draft pick than Jameis Winston, Andrew Luck - Pride Of Detroit - Matthew Stafford’s Rodney Dangerfield Tour of No Respect continues.

Packers’ spring practices are all defined by veterans skipping minicamp - Acme Packing Company - The Green Bay head coach has been approaching the offseason differently for the past few years.


Mitchapalooza10: Bears Past in Present - Windy City Gridiron - In all my time as a Bears fan, I can scarcely remember a time I’ve been so optimistic about our offense. Even in 2014, when we had big names like Marshall, Jeffrey, Forte and Bennett, there was...

60647DC3: Smash Amos is NOT Overrated - Windy City Gridiron - Adrian Amos seems to be a polarizing figure and the camps seem to be broken along this line: Those who understand the position and value a Safety who doesn’t miss assignments and doesn’t miss...

Team Jack vs Team Robert: All-Chicago Bears Historical Fantasy Tournament - Windy City Gridiron - The first round of our All-Chicago Bears Historical Fantasy Tournament kicks off today with a battle between Robert’s team and Jack’s team.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears historical fantasy team - the new “Monsters of the Midway” - Windy City Gridiron - This Bears team is built on offensive balance, athleticism, and a relentless gauntlet of pass rushers that doesn’t rest. A callback to the glory days of the franchise.

Wiltfong: What is the biggest roster decision facing the Chicago Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - ESPN weighed in with their take on the Bears biggest roster decision, but do you agree?

Wiltfong: Guess which Chicago Bears have the highest Madden Rating - Windy City Gridiron - Madden NFL 19 will be released on August 10, and some of the player and team ratings are starting to be revealed. The Chicago Bears are starting off with a 75 overall rating, a 75 on the offense,...


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