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ESPN calls Allen Robinson a Tier 1 wideout for the Bears - 247Sports - Allen Robinson just learned his place among the NFL's best.
Trubisky talks about developing good attitude - YouTube - Video of Trubisky speaking at a charity function.
Perez: Mitch Trubisky promises Bears will be a good team in 2018 - NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky stopped short of predicting his team's success but promised Bears will be good, fun team in 2018.
Bears 90-man roster update: Week of June 25 - 247Sports - The current Chicago Bears roster has some interesting designations.
Rang: Finding the Fits - Bears' top rookies generating early buzz - nfldraftscout.com - There is a new cocktail being formed in the Midwest this summer, giving hope to fans hung over with the fact that the once-proud Chicago Bears have failed to qualify for the playoffs since 2010.
Dannehy's Who Could Be The 2018 Breakout Bears: Offense - Da Bears Blog - The revamped and retooled Chicago Bears offense certainly has a fair amount of buzz surrounding it, but some of the “breakout” players just may be guys who were already on the roster. Yes, the team spent a lot of money and some prime draft assets on the offensive side of the ball and those players are largely expected to carry the load. But an entire offense can’t be built in one off-season.
Mayer's Chalk Talk: How has Ryan Nall performed? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how Ryan Nall fared in offseason workouts, the first player the Bears ever drafted and whether players sign autographs before games.
Mayer: Burton creating fantasy football buzz - ChicagoBears.com - Three different fantasy football columns on NFL.com recently identified Bears tight end Trey Burton as a player who could post big numbers this season.
Cox: Former QB Jim McMahon reveals why he always wears sunglasses - Bears Wire - Do you know why former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon almost always wears sunglasses? He revealed the details of his fork incident.
Chicago Bears Offensive Line Preview With Guest Lester Wiltfong, Jr. - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Windy City Gridiron's Lester Wiltfong Jr. joins the show to help Da Bears Brothers preview the Bears offensive line. Listen as the guys discuss how Cody Whitehair can bounce back, what to expect from the now healthy Kyle Long, why you should be content with both tackles, reasonable rookie expectations for James Daniels, and much more including who'll be the primary reserves.
Schwab's 2018 NFL Preview: Mitchell Trubisky, Bears could be fun - Shutdown Corner - With new coach Matt Nagy and second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the Bears might have a entertaining offense.
Bears Film Room: What Chicago is getting in Allen Robinson - 247Sports - Allen Robinson gives the Chicago Bears something they sorely lacked in 2017.
Eurich: Danny Trevathan questions NFL's Use of Helmet rule - 247Sports - Danny Trevathan wants to know if there are different stands for offensive players in the NFL.
Nick Foles: I’m excited to wear that Eagles jersey for “at least one more year” – ProFootballTalk - Nick Foles remains in Philadelphia with a restructured deal. But with Carson Wentz returning, it begs the question of how long the Super Bowl MVP will stay around as a backup? While promoting his new book, “Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds,” Foles appeared on FS...
Tamba Hali big on Mahomes: I compare him to Favre - NFL.com - Former Chiefs LB Tamba Hali praised second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes and compared him to a Hall of Fame signal-caller, while appearing on ‘Good Morning Football’ Wednesday. Ken’s Note: Not at all, Mahomes is a good guy, not a complete #%$*(@ (cool it, Sab, not an open thread!). Tamba, you ready for Mahomes to break Brett’s records for turnovers?
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Detroit Lions have 15th-best roster per PFF - Pride Of Detroit - PFF isn’t all that impressed with the Lions’ 2018 starting roster. Ken’s Note: Neither are we. In fact, I personally think 15th is about 10 too high...
Kirk Cousins not included on David Carr’s (laughably bad) list of NFL’s top quarterbacks - Daily Norseman - He made sure his brother got on the list, though
Five surprising individual Packers records - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay’s leader for sacks in a single game is just one of a few lesser-known individual record holders. Ken’s Note: Read my cutline on the picture at the top of the Den if you want some amazing Cheezehead (and NFL) records...
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2018: #8 Can Danny Trevathan play all 16 games? - 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 eight is the quarterback of the defense, inside linebacker Danny Trevathan.
Sunderbruch: What Should Fans Expect From Trubisky? - Windy City Gridiron - Obviously, expectations are high for the NFL sophomore. A look at recent history creates a minimum baseline for success.
Zeglinski’s Bears 2018 training camp preview: Allen Robinson sets the Bears apart - Windy City Gridiron - An overhauled receiving corps gives the Bears an unfamiliar advantage. It’s on Robinson to set the pace for this group.
Link’s The Bears Top-10 (Sneaky) Most Important Players for 2018: No. 10 - DeAndre Houston-Carson - Windy City Gridiron - Unsung heroes will help make or break the Bears’ 2018 season. Special teams’ ace Houston-Carson has a part to play.
Wiltfong: Bears’ Matt Nagy mic’d up in the Arena Football League - Windy City Gridiron - Nagy is a player is a solid glimpse of what Nagy will be as a coach.
Infante: Bears fans ranked as sixth-best fan base in the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - After years of less-than-stellar play, the Bears finally rank highly in something, even if that thing has nothing to do with how good the team actually is.
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