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The Bear’s Den, July 10, 2018

Don’t tell anybody, it’s our little secret,... but there’s only 9 days left until training camp...

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Chicago Bears v Minnesota Vikings
Sam Acho #93 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after sacking quarterback Case Keenum #7 of the Minnesota Vikings
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Eurich: Setting expectations for Bears top assistant coaches in 2018 - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears coaching staff has a lot of pressure this season.

Wiedman: Three UFDA Players to Watch at Chicago Bears Training Camp - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Wanda Weidman looks at 3 undrafted players that could have a big impact on the Chicago Bears

NFC North Newcomers: New faces in Chicago, Minnesota, Green Bay & Detroit - ESPN - The Vikings made the biggest splash in free agency with Kirk Cousins, but that's not the only significant move that could pay off big in the division. Chicago's new receivers top the list.

Wood: Which Reid offense will Chicago most resemble? - Da Bears Blog - There’s been a good deal of talk this offseason about how the Bears will model their offense after the Kansas City Chiefs, which makes sense given that new head coach Matt Nagy spent his last several years in Kansas City learning from Andy Reid.

Mayer: Line should benefit from vets, Hiestand - - The return of four veteran starters combined with the arrival of highly-respected assistant coach Harry Hiestand should give the Bears offensive line a major boost this season.

Cox: Kyle Long knew Jay Cutler was ‘made for TV’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long wasn't surprised by the performance of former quarterback Jay Cutler on the "Very Cavallari" reality TV show.

Cox; Trey Burton ‘would like to line up everywhere’ in Matt Nagy’s offense - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton is excited to provide a versatile weapon for new head coach Matt Nagy's offense.

Edholm: Jay Cutler surprisingly makes ‘Very Cavallari’ somewhat watchable - Pro Football Weekly - Snarky, unemployed QB is everything you’d hope in wife Kristin Cavallari’s new reality TV show

Stankevitz: Just how good can Mitch Trubisky be? - NBC Sports Chicago - We're getting you ready for training camp with three pressing questions about Mitch Trubisky and the Bears quarterbacks heading into 2018.

Stankevitz: Three questions for the Bears’ coaching staff - How will Matt Nagy handle adversity? - NBC Sports Chicago - Our JJ Stankevitz presents: Countdown to Training Camp Day 1

Perez: Bears’ Roquan Smith among PFF’s top newcomers for 2018 - NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears first-round pick was listed among Pro Football Focus’ top 20 newcomers expected to make an immediate impact in 2018

Under Center Podcast: Should you buy the hype around the Bears’ offense? - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz, John “Moon” Mullin and Bryan Perez break down what they’re looking for from the Bears’ offense when training camp begins later this month in Bourbonnais.

15 Most Important Bears of 2018: No. 13 - Danny Trevathan - NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears ILB Danny Trevathan will be relied upon to mentor first-round pick Roquan Smith and lead the defense back into the NFL’s top 10.

Walton: Could Shaq Lawson be a meaningful addition to the Bears? - NBC Sports Chicago - Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson has made statements this offseason indicating he is ready to live up to his potential. Could the Bears be a good landing spot for the DE who is reportedly on the trading block?

Haugh: Jay Cutler, the King of Not Caring, still rules on ‘Very Cavallari’ - Chicago Tribune - This is a cry for help. I made popcorn and spent an hour Sunday night watching a program on the E! Network. On purpose.

Campbell: Bears need defensive linemen Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman to strengthen pass rush - Chicago Tribune - Training camp preview of the Chicago Bears defensive line includes Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, Jonathan Bullard and rookie Bilal Nichols.

Kane: Can new coach Harry Hiestand lift Bears offensive line to the top of its game? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears return four of their five main offensive line starters from 2017 — left tackle Charles Leno, right tackle Bobby Massie, center Cody Whitehair and right guard Kyle Long — and add a promising newcomer in James Daniels.

From the archives: Bears arrive at training camp - Chicago Tribune - Pillows, giant TVs, Segways, toliet paper and more ... see what Bears players brought to training camp through the years.

Morrissey: What he does all day, blessedly, is nothing - A defense of Jay Cutler the Slacker - Chicago Sun-Times - If you can’t slack off when you’re worth millions and millions of dollars, what’s the point of being filthy rich? That’s the ultimate goal.


Giants’ A.J. Francis blasts TSA for mishandling his mother’s ashes – ProFootballTalk - Giants defensive tackle A.J. Francis says TSA rifled through his checked luggage, which included his mother’s ashes, and in the process spilled her ashes all over his other items.

Panthers finalize sale to David Tepper; COO resigns - - The Carolina Panthers officially finalized the sale of the franchise to billionaire David Tepper on Monday after he was approved as owner in May.

NFC East training camp preview: Key issues, players to watch - - Can Dak Prescott’s Cowboys evolve? How will Saquon Barkley elevate the Giants’ run game? Will Carson Wentz be ready for Week 1? Jeremy Bergman looks ahead to camp in the NFC East.


NFL Network names top “trick plays” in Vikings history - Daily Norseman - Although one of them isn’t really a “trick play” at all

Should the Packers be worried about Pettine over-emphasizing passing defense? - Acme Packing Company - Pettine’s run defenses steadily declined after leaving the Jets, but does it really matter?

5 reasons the Detroit Lions will make the playoffs in 2018 - Pride Of Detroit - Opening up the arguments on the Lions playoff chances just before camp


Link: Jay Cutler makes his TV debut - You’ll never guess which Bears player is a reality TV star! - Windy City Gridiron - Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably haven’t heard about Jay Cutler’s TV exploits. Hint: He is as amazing as you would guess!

Zeglinski: Cap gymnastics - Diagnosing the Bears’ 2018 salary cap situation - Windy City Gridiron - From cap space and pending extensions, to the best and worst deals, how the Bears’ 2018 financial situation shapes up.

Wiltfong: ESPN ranks the Bears’ backfield No. 14 - Windy City Gridiron - ESPN ranked the top backfields in the NFL. The Bears’ top-three runners came out in the top 15.

Link’s 2018 Chicago Bears preview: The sneakiest most important Bears for 2018: No. 6 - Benny Cunningham - Windy City Gridiron - Unsung heroes will help make or break the Bears’ 2018 season. Backup RB and special teams ace Benny Cunningham has a part to play.

Roman F: Is Ryan Pace following the Howie Roseman Formula? - Windy City Gridiron - First of all, this is a must watch. Go watch it and come back in 20 minutes and we’ll discuss it. Brett Kollman takes a stab at identifying Howie Roseman’s building plan. I’m not sure...


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