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The Bear’s Den, June 22, The Mann Week Wrap-Up Edition

It’s time to say goodbye to The Mann Week here in the Den. We hope you enjoyed seeing articles and photos of Patrick Mannelly, the GOAT.

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New Orleans Saints v Chicago Bears
Patrick Mannelly #65 of the Chicago Bears blocks against the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on December 30, 2007 in Chicago
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY

Cox: Mike Trout predicts Browns will do better than Bears this season - Bears Wire - Los Angeles Angels baseball star Mike Trout thinks the Cleveland Browns will have a better record in 2018 than the Chicago Bears.

Arkush: Walter Payton - Team for the Ages - Pro Football Weekly - Over the past three months, thousands of fans voted in our “Team For the Ages” contest to construct the best imaginable 50-man roster from the NFL’s modern era, which began in 1967. The votes have been counted, and we’re unveiling one player each wee

PFW roundtable: 5 key offseason questions, NFC North edition - Pro Football Weekly - Bears’ Smith the top rookie? McCarthy’s seat warmest? Vikings Super Bowl favorites?

Dewitt: Countdown to Camp 2018 - Chicago Bears Defensive Line Preview - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Listen as Da Bears Brothers preview the entire defensive line. The guys talk about why Akiem Hicks will take yet another step, Eddie Goldman’s potential “breakout year,” the position battle between Jon Bullard and Roy Robertson-Harris, what to expect from Bilal Nichols as a rookie, and much more including season predictions for the entire unit.

Eurich: Projecting a contract extension for Bears safety Adrian Amos - 247Sports - Adrian Amos should be looking to get a new contract with the Chicago Bears.

Eurich: Breaking down the Chicago Bears quarterback room - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears built a QB room to help develop Mitch Trubisky.

Eurich: Projecting Roquan Smith's rookie contract with the Bears - 247Sports - Roquan Smith still has not signed his rookie contract with the Chicago Bears.

Eurich: Key upcoming dates for the Chicago Bears in 2018 and beyond - 247Sports - On paper the Chicago Bears look like an improved team in 2018. Gone is former head coach John Fox and the majority of the offensive staff in favor of Matt Nagy. General

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

Mayer: Trubisky ranks sixth in NFL jersey sales - ChicagoBears.com - Bears second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has the sixth best-selling jersey in the NFL this week, according to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Hughes: The Positional Quick 3 - Defensive Line - Da Bears Blog - Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman are the core of everything this defense wants to do. When they’re on the field, they become the focal point of opposing offensive coordinators because they are both capable of ruining a game.

Cox: 5 things that stand out on Bears’ latest official roster - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' roster list on their official team website has some interesting positional designations.

Cox: Mike Trout predicts Browns will do better than Bears this season - Bears Wire - Los Angeles Angels baseball star Mike Trout thinks the Cleveland Browns will have a better record in 2018 than the Chicago Bears.

Arkush: Walter Payton - Team for the Ages - Pro Football Weekly - Over the past three months, thousands of fans voted in our “Team For the Ages” contest to construct the best imaginable 50-man roster from the NFL’s modern era, which began in 1967. The votes have been counted, and we’re unveiling one player each wee

PFW roundtable: 5 key offseason questions, NFC North edition - Pro Football Weekly - Bears’ Smith the top rookie? McCarthy’s seat warmest? Vikings Super Bowl favorites?

Dewitt: Countdown to Camp 2018 - Chicago Bears Defensive Line Preview - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Listen as Da Bears Brothers preview the entire defensive line. The guys talk about why Akiem Hicks will take yet another step, Eddie Goldman’s potential “breakout year,” the position battle between Jon Bullard and Roy Robertson-Harris, what to expect from Bilal Nichols as a rookie, and much more including season predictions for the entire unit.

POLISH SAUSAGE

The top remaining NFL Free Agents heading into training camp - 247Sports - Big-name stars remain on the market after free agency peak, NFL Draft

KNOW THY ENEMY

Matt Patricia ranked dead last among all NFL coaches - Pride Of Detroit Matt Patricia is - going to have to earn respect around the league.

2018 NFL preview: Bears top group in the NFC North running backs ranking - Pride Of Detroit - There’s a lot of budding talent in the NFC North backfields. But who has the best crew?

The odds are good you’ve already purchased a Kirk Cousins Vikings jersey - Daily Norseman - He’s the best selling Vikings’ jersey of this year

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: It’s now or never for the Bears’ Leonard Floyd - Windy City Gridiron - The summer hype has returned for Floyd. For once, he has to live up to expectations.

Wiltfong: Predict Jordan Howard’s stat line in 2018 - Windy City Gridiron - Predict how many yards Jordan Howard will have in 2018.

Zeglinski's Bears mailbag: starters opposite Akiem Hicks and playoff scenarios - Windy City Gridiron - It’s (almost) summer. That means it’s time to responsibly speculate about Bears’ defensive issues, getting to the postseason, and more in this week’s mailbag.

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