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Zeglinski: Training camp hype and familiar stories for Matt Nagy’s Bears – The Rock River Times - It’s funny how despite making the playoffs exactly zero times since 2010, the Bears are decisively the city of Chicago’s favorite sports team. How despite being a football albatross for a better part of three-plus decades, they’re still king in comparison to teams that have actually won championships in the 21st century. No one sells optimism like the Bears do.
Florio: Roquan Smith standoff likely less about offsets, more about structure – ProFootballTalk - Bears linebacker Roquan Smith is one of the seven unsigned top-10 draft picks. With his team among the first to report for training camp, Smith becomes the first 2018 rookie to not show up.
Eurich: Mitch Trubisky called a "poor man's" Jimmy Garoppolo - 247Sports - Mitch Trubisky does not garner much respect from Colin Cowherd. Ken's Note: Yes, this base story was linked before but this is a bit of a different take on it.
Eurich: Bears bold predictions for top stars - 247Sports - The 2018 NFL regular season will be here before Chicago Bears fans know it. This offseason has been an interesting one for the organization. General manager Ryan Pace
Dickerson: Bears' revamped offense center of attention on eve of training camp - ESPN - The Bears handed the coaching reins to former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, who must develop Mitchell Trubisky and fit pieces around him.
Dannehy's Ranking The Entire Bears Roster: The Long and Longish Shots (60-90) - Da Bears Blog - The Bears report to training camp this week with a large number of guys you probably don’t need to know.
Medina: Getting to Know the 2018 Chicago Bears: Wide Receivers - 247Sports - It's all about Allen Robinson, but this group is as deep as it's ever been.
Mayer: Defensive players to watch in training camp - ChicagoBears.com - Second-year safety Eddie Jackson is among four key players to watch on defense this summer during Bears training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.
Cox: 5 plays that show what Trey Burton brings to Bears offense - Bears Wire - The Philadelphia Eagles laid out the blueprint for how the Chicago Bears can best utilize tight end Trey Burton.
PFW Chicago Podcast 119: 2018 Training Camp Offense Preview - Pro Football Weekly - This week on the PFW Chicago Podcast, Hub and Bob preview the Offense heading into Bears Training Camp. How prepared is this offense heading into training camp this season? Is Matt Nagy ready for his first training camp as a head coach? Plus, the guy
Mullin: Tight ends and all things “timing” will change in Matt Nagy Bears West Coast offense - NBC Sports Chicago - John "Moon" Mullin talks about the Bears' tight end core and Mitchell Trubisky's "timing" in head coach Matt Nagy's offense.
Cox's Chicago Bears 2018 schedule preview: New York Giants - Locked On Bears Podcast - With training camp right around the corner, we're hitting the home stretch of our look ahead at the Chicago Bears 2018 schedule. On this episode...
These last 10 months has been the greatest experience I’ve had, Being tested in all facets of my life! I was tested, and I pasted that test! Praise to the most high! Camp 5, Let’s get it Chicago #BearDown # ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/we92it8306— Allen Robinson II (@AllenRobinson) July 18, 2018
Sansone: Bears' Charles Leno Jr. providing roadside assistance? - Chicago Tribune - Bears left tackle Charles Leno Jr. stopped to assist a broken-down Bears fan bus Wednesday. "I just felt like it was good karma to stop," he tweeted.
Thompson: Former Bear Alan Ball talks flag football — and gives lofty comparison for Allen Robinson - Chicago Tribune - Former Bears defensive back Alan Ball talked about playing flag football with other former Chicago pros, his days in Chicago and the all-time great he’s reminded of when he watches former Jaguars teammate and current Bears receiver Allen Robinson.
Potash: Are Bears headed for a breakout season? Our annual test of fans' optimism - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears have been a train wreck ... but this year’s team fits the profile that catapulted the Rams from 4-12 in 2016 to 11-5 in 2017.
Telander: Tests on Doug Buffone's brain can't determine whether he had CTE - Chicago Sun-Times - ‘‘I don’t really know how I feel,’’ Dana Buffone said after the teleconference with Boston doctors. ‘‘They said the test was inconclusive.’’
Finley: Will Roquan Smith sign his contract before the start of Bears training camp? - Chicago Sun-Times - As the Bears prepare to report to training camp Thursday, first-round pick Roquan Smith has yet to sign his rookie contract.
Dunne: Mitchell Trubisky Ready to Be the Bears' Savior, 'Make People Eat Their Words' - Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights - The man has every reason to be miserable. Outside on this summer day, it's a borderline monsoon. Back home, Mom just had ACL surgery after a four-wheeling excursion gone wrong in the Caribbean...
Former Jets CB Darrelle Revis retiring after 11 seasons - NFL.com - The starry, wondrously unique career of Darrelle Revis has come to an end. The seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.
KNOW THY ENEMY
Ranking the 5 Detroit Lions uniforms from the 2017 season - Pride Of Detroit - We’ve had a year to digest the Lions new uniforms. Now let’s rank them.
Minneapolis Miracle wins ESPY Award for Best Moment - Daily Norseman - Because duh
What would we change about the Packers’ primary uniforms? Nothing. - Acme Packing Company - The team’s throwback uniform is a different story, however.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Pollin: Trey Burton is the Key to the Bears Offensive Turnaround - Windy City Gridiron - In golf, the old saying is, you drive for show and putt for dough. In the modern NFL, at least on offense, the saying could read, wide receivers provide the show while tight ends earn the dough....
Wiltfong's Bears 2018 Position Battles: The big question at RB comes down to the FBs - Windy City Gridiron - Up next in our 11-part position by position look at the Chicago Bears’ training camp battles are the running backs.
Zeglinski's Bears training camp preview: A make or break year for Leonard Floyd - Windy City Gridiron - Outside linebacker is the thinnest Bears position group. It’s one rife with questions led firmly by Floyd for the first time.
Berkes: Fantasy Files - AFC North Divisional Preview - Windy City Gridiron - This is our third in a series of eight divisional previews. We will review all 32 teams via the 8 NFL divisions over the summer. Reviewing the league this way helps for a couple obvious reasons....
Infante: Bears UDFA breakdown: Safety Nick Orr - 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 TCU alum Nick Orr.
Link's 2018 Chicago Bears Preview: The sneakiest most important Bears for 2018: No. 5 - Cody Parkey - Windy City Gridiron - Unsung heroes will help make or break the Bears’ 2018 season. New kicker Cody Parkey has a very important part to play.
Zeglinski: From Bourbonnais to Nagy, a Bears alphabet to understand training camp - Windy City Gridiron - There’s a lot to know about the Bears entering their first camp under Matt Nagy. Let’s put it in elementary terms.
Sunderbruch: Bears’ first round picks have played in the fewest games in the NFL since 2015 - Windy City Gridiron - When first-round picks don’t play, teams lose one of the only advantages they gain from prior struggles. Some teams have missed out more than others across the last few years.
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