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The Bear’s Den, June 27, 2018

Today’s Den Photo Shoutout goes to Bobbie Massie, a two year starter at right tackle for Da Bears...

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NFL: Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears tackle Bobby Massie (70) and Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) during the game at Soldier Field. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Zeglinski’s Bears 2018 training camp preview: How much does Harry Hiestand help? – The Rock River Times - The last time the Bears went to the Super Bowl in 2006, they rushed for 1,918 yards as a team and allowed only 25 sacks. An offensive led by center Olin Kreutz in his prime keyed Chicago’s offense en route to the franchise’s first NFC championship since 1986.

Eurich: Bears backup QB situation ranked the best in the NFC North - 247Sports - It has been quite awhile since the Chicago Bears have been able to claim to have the best of something in their division, let alone anything having to do with the

Wood: How Might the Bears Dynamic Running Back Duo Be Deployed in 2018? - Da Bears Blog - The Bears have two very good and very different running backs in Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. Howard is a bigger, more physical runner, while Cohen is a smaller scatback. Both were effective in different ways last year, and today I want to dig a little bit deeper into:

Mayer: Iyiegbuniwe highlighted in ‘Meet the Rookies’ series - ChicagoBears.com - The second of ChicagoBears.com's four-part series

Mayer: Trubisky speaks at prep awards gala - ChicagoBears.com - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky headlined the second annual Journal Star Best of Central Illinois Preps awards gala Monday night in Peoria.

Mayer: Chicago Sports Alliance hosts event at city college - ChicagoBears.com - As part of the Chicago Sports Alliance, the Bears joined forces with the Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox to host a special event at Malcolm X College in Chicago.

Cox: Allen Robinson will face stiff competition for 2018 Comeback Player of the Year - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson should have a shot at Comeback Player of the Year in 2018, but the competition this year is tough.

Moreano: Funk’s Barbershop attracts a variety of customers - Da Bears Brothers - Funk's Barbershop isn't an ordinary barbershop. The shop's uniqueness comes from the people, which include members of the Chicago Bears organization .

Eurich: Using previous drafts to set up expectations for Bears wideout Anthony Miller - 247Sports - Anthony Miller was the guy the Chicago Bears wanted. After using their only second-round pick on offensive lineman James Daniels at No. 39, it appeared that Day 2 of the

Eurich: Bears legend Gale Sayers continues his battle with dementia - 247Sports - When on the field for the Chicago Bears, Gale Sayers was a warrior for the organization. Although his career was cut short by injuries, Sayers is known as one of the greatest football players of all-time. For a legend like Sayers, life has not been easy in recent years.

Eurich: Former Bears running back Thomas Jones to appear on NBC sitcom - 247Sports - Former Chicago Bears running back Thomas Jones' time in the Windy City was brief, but he made a lasting impression on the organization.

Tarik Cohen: Nagy has me lining up at 'every position' - NFL.com - In a Monday interview, Bears running back Tarik Cohen revealed that coach Matt Nagy already has him moving around the gridiron as a pre-snap chess piece.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Police believe deceased was strangled or suffocated at Janoris Jenkins’ house – ProFootballTalk - The news that a dead body was found at the New Jersey home of Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has come with few official details. However, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that police are investigating a possible strangulation or suffocation as the cause of death.

Ex-Chicago Bears player Kirk Barton indicted for assaulting deputy - ESPN - A former Chicago Bears and Ohio State University football player who authorities say was ordered to leave a bar because he was intoxicated and stumbling has been indicted for allegedly slamming an Ohio sheriff’s deputy arm with a van door.

Will any current NFL receivers catch Calvin Johnson’s single-season record? - Pride Of Detroit - We take a statistical look at how untouchable Calvin Johnson’s yardage record is.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Brett Favre’s consecutive starts record will last forever - Acme Packing Company - With increased awareness and care about injuries in the NFL — an appropriate approach — we probably will never see another player match this feat.

Tony Romo calls Green Bay Packers ‘the team to beat’ - NFL.com - Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo sees a lot to like about the Green Bay Packers and believes Aaron Rodgers and Co. will be the team to beat in the NFL this season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong’s 10 Most Important Bears of 2018: #9 Will Jordan Howard still be the engine that runs the offense? - Windy City Gridiron - For the 10th straight year, I’m bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. At number nine is running back Jordan Howard.

All-Bears Historical Fantasy Tournament: House of Bears vs The Optimists - Windy City Gridiron - These two teams need your vote to make it to the Championship!

Zeglinski’s Bears 2018 training camp preview: what’s Jordan Howard’s ideal role? - Windy City Gridiron - At running back, their best and deepest position, the Bears have a lot to figure for Howard and the explosive Tarik Cohen.

Zeglinski: Shining bright - do the Bears have enough star power? - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago has comprised a generally solid roster. The question as to whether the Bears have enough special talent remains.

Leming’s 2018 Positional breakdown: ranking the Bears’ and NFC North’s offenses - Windy City Gridiron - This division has the potential of four stellar offenses. Who shakes out as the best?

WIltfong: Tarik Cohen has been lining up in “every position” for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Tarik Cohen was a guest on the Jim Rome show yesterday and the two discussed a number of topics...

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