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Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints runs the ball against Charles Tillman #33 and Alex Brown #96 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 11, 2008 i
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Stankevitz: How will Jordan Howard fit Matt Nagy’s offense? - NBC Sports Chicago - Jordan Howard is a talented running back to be sure, but how will he fit in Matt Nagy's offense? We analyze that as we get ready for Bears training camp.

Zeglinski's Bears 2018 training camp preview: This year’s camp heroes – The Rock River Times - When NFL training camps roll around, the optimism the off-season has created comes to a head. A team finally practicing together and beginning formal preparations for the grind of the regular season is seen as the most momentous occasion of the calendar year, because it’s tangible football.

Campbell: Mitch Trubisky's ability to command Matt Nagy's offense will define the Bears' season - Chicago Tribune - Training camp preview of the Bears quarterbacks focuses on Mitch Trubisky's development under new coach Matt Nagy.

Wiederer: Prince Amukamara 'reaching for the stars' with his 10-interception goal this season - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have continuity in their side in the secondary with starters Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara back together and picking up where they left off in Vic Fangio's defense. What's next?

Podash's Bears position breakdown: Get to know the quarterbacks - Trubisky completed 67.1 percent of his passes and had an 85.4 rating in his final five games as a rookie.

Tealander: Bears vs. Packers great way to open season - Chicago Sun-Times - The excitement comes from the matchup between Bears second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky and Packers all-world surgical master Aaron Rodgers.

Perez: Do the Bears have the NFL's next great secondary? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Chicago Bears were recently dubbed a contender to field the NFL's next Legion of Boom.

Kelly: Who Will Be the NFL’s Next Legion of Boom? - The Ringer - With Kam Chancellor’s retirement, the days of the Seahawks dominating quarterbacks are officially done. Which team will take up the mantle?

Gabriel's Bears Positional Breakdown: After Big Paydays, Cornerbacks Carry High Expectations - 670 The Score - The Bears locked up Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara to long-term deals.

Raman: Why Adam Shaheen is the Bears' Biggest Sleeper - The Loop Sports - All the hype around the Chicago Bears tight ends this off-season has been focused on Philly-Special star, Trey Burton. However, the recent focus on Burton has left last year's second-round pick, Adam Shaheen, disregarded. This is a folly for Bears' fans, as Shaheen may be a better breakout candidate than Burton, especially with Matt Nagy leading the offense.

Chicago Bears Offseason Report: WR Kevin White - 247Sports - We review the offseason for wide receiver Kevin White and what we should expect when the Bears head to Training Camp in late July.

Eurich: Isaiah Irving could be Bears breakout contributor in 2018 - 247Sports - Isaiah Irving flashed in the preseason before an injury ended his 2018 regular season campaign.

Eurich: Bears predicted to sign Bright Ugwoegbu as Supplemental Draft free agent by Rotoworld - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears could still end up with a supplemental player after this year's draft.

Greenfield: My Thoughts on a Shady Situation - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Sonja Greenfield gives her thoughts on the situation that is arising with Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy.

Dannehy: The Most Important Bears: Offense - Da Bears Blog - Unlike the defense, the Bears offense is going to feature a bunch of new players expected to fill big roles. Nearly half of the club’s Week 17 starters are being replaced, some by high-profile acquisitions. But it’s the returning soldiers who figure to be essential to the team’s success this coming season.

Medina: The NFL's Supplemental Draft Came and Went … And the Bears Didn't Pick Anyone - TheTenYardLine.com - No dice in the supplemental draft for the Bears.

Mayer: Smith, Trevathan lead linebacking corps - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears plan to pair rookie first-round draft pick Roquan Smith with veteran Danny Trevathan to create a formidable tandem at inside linebacker this season.

Bears to practice at Vernon Hills High - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will conduct their third annual “Varsity Bears” practice Aug. 22 at Vernon Hills High School. The event is free, but tickets are required for entry.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Can Smith make immediate impact? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of first-round pick Roquan Smith making an immediate impact as a rookie, the last time the Bears opened the season against the Packers and where Brian Urlacher ranks among the great Bears middle linebacke

Neveau: Bears to Host Summer Practice at Suburban High School - NBC Chicago - The Chicago Bears will get back to their roots this summer, as the team will be holding a training practice at a suburban high school.

15 Most Important Bears of 2018: No. 11 - Tarik Cohen - NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen will be one of the most important pieces to Matt Nagy's offense in 2017.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Giants take Sam Beal in third round of supplemental draft – ProFootballTalk - The Giants will have a new rookie cornerback joining them at training camp later this month. They selected former Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal in the third round of Wednesday’s supplemental draft.

Giants, Redskins select corners in supplemental draft - NFL.com - The New York Giants selected Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal in the third round, while the Washington Redskins chose Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander in the sixth round.

NFC South training camp preview: Key issues, players to watch - NFL.com - Will Calvin Ridley help return the Falcons’ offense to the ranks of the elite? Can Marcus Davenport elevate the Saints’ pass rush? Herbie Teope gets you ready for camp in the NFC South.

KNOW THY ENEMY

NFL Supplemental Draft 2018: Packers do not acquire any players - Acme Packing Company - Although two intriguing corners were eligible for Wednesday’s Supplemental Draft, neither one landed in Green Bay.

Packers 2018 Roster Prediction: All three WR draft picks will make the 53 - Acme Packing Company - APC projects Brian Gutekunst to keep all of his tall, fast rookie wideouts on the roster this fall.

Former Lions head coach Darryl Rogers dies at 83 – ProFootballTalk - Darryl Rogers, whose long coaching career included four seasons as head coach of the Lions, has died at the age of 83. Rogers had spent many seasons as a college head coach but had never been in the NFL in any capacity when the Lions decided to take a chance on him in 1985.

2018 NFL predictions: What do analysts outside of Detroit think about the Lions? - Pride Of Detroit - Getting into the minds of people who aren’t Lions guys

PODcast discusses Lions among the all-time greats - Pride Of Detroit - LISTCAST Pass Rusher Edition, Wayback Machine to Lions @ Packers and so much more.

Gates: Vikings do not add any players in Supplemental Draft - Daily Norseman - Two players did get selected, though

Packers 2018 Roster Prediction: All three WR draft picks will make the 53 - Acme Packing Company - APC projects Brian Gutekunst to keep all of his tall, fast rookie wideouts on the roster this fall.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: Can the Bears Be Relevant? - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have been out of the playoff discussion for far too long, and they have been struggling to show real progress. Here are simple expectations for the least the should be able to accomplish in the coming season.

Zeglinski’s Bears training camp preview: Harry Hiestand boosts an underrated offensive line - Windy City Gridiron - An experienced and steady coaching hand defines a rising Bears offensive front.

2018 NFL Supplemental Draft results: Giants take Sam Beal with a 3rd-round pick - SBNation.com - Five players are in this year’s supplemental draft and two of them have a legitimate chance to get drafted.

Infante’s Bears UDFA breakdown: Defensive end Bunmi Rotimi - Windy City Gridiron - Every year a few UDFAs make the Chicago Bears’ 53-man roster, so we’ll take a look at the Top 10 most likely to do so. This time, we’re looking at former Old Dominion standout Bunmi Rotimi.

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