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Potash: Mitch Trubisky talks LeBron James, new facial hair & staying busy this offseason - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky showed up in Naperville with a new look — a beard that served as an appropriate metaphor for the second-year quarterback.
Eurich: Bobby Massie will be key part to Bears' success on offense - 247Sports - The pressure is on Chicago Bears tackle Bobby Massie in Year 3.
Eurich: Bears' salary cap situation heading into training camp - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears are sitting pretty when it comes to cap space.
Eurich: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky doesn't mince words regarding his confidence - 247Sports - Mitch Trubisky is carrying himself like a new man in 2018.
Dickerson: Bears will go only as far as Mitchell Trubisky takes them - ESPN - The new Bears offense will be built around second-year QB Mitchell Trubisky, but it can lean on 1,000-yard rusher Jordan Howard, too.
Mayer: Robinson earns high fantasy ranking - ChicagoBears.com - Fantasy Football has ranked Bears receiver Allen Robinson as the league’s 29th best fantasy player.
Mayer;s Chalk Talk: How many Bears have led NFL in interceptions? - ESPN - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how many Bears have topped the NFL in interceptions, if the Bears have held training camp in Bourbonnais longer than at any other site and the possibility of moving Kyle Long to right tackle.
Bears help launch HS blood drive - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears have announced a two-year partnership with Heartland Blood Centers, which includes the “Type C Blood” High School Program that encourages high schools to host blood drives and get involved in their community.
1-on-1 with Mitch Trubisky - NBC Sports Chicago - NBC Sports Chicago goes 1-on-1 with Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky as he spoke with kids in Naperville Monday morning.
Pick Six Podcast: Why it might be the Bears defense that's a sleeping giant in 2018 - CBSSports.com - Former Steeler Bryant McFadden breaks down a group of sleeper defenses for 2018, also talks Bucs and Jameis Winston
Cox: Aaron Lynch - ‘You gotta be a dog’ to fit in on Bears defense - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears outside linebacker Aaron Lynch is already buying into the identity and mentality of his new defense.
Wood: If Jordan Howard Wants to Stay in Chicago, He’ll Need to Improve in Passing Game - Da Bears Blog - Jordan Howard has surpassed all expectations as a fifth round pick. After a series of injuries gave him an opportunity just a few games into his career, he grabbed the job and literally ran with it. 2400 yards and 15 touchdowns later, Howard is firmly entrenched as one of the best runners in the NFL.
Medina: Yikes! The Bears Are Favored in Just Three Games Next Year By Vegas Oddsmakers - 10 Yard Line - May the odds be in your favor.
Medina: Mitch Trubisky is Loving His New-Look, Quarterback-Friendly Surroundings - 10 Yard Line - Embrace it.
Medina: It's the First Monday of July, So Let's Check Out the Bears' 90-Man Roster - 10 Yard Line - The Bears' 90-man roster isn't as clear-cut as others, but that just means we'll have some fun competitions ahead of us.
Eurich: Chicago Bears favored in just three games heading into 2018 - 247Sports - The outlook in 2018 from bettors does not look good for the Chicago Bears.
Campbell: Mitch Trubisky applies a pro's perspective to disappointment over LeBron James' departure - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears quarterback and Cleveland-area native Mitch Trubisky, when asked about his reaction to LeBron James' signing with the Lakers, asked reporters for a moment to collect himself, took a swig of Gatorade and spoke.
Video: Mitch Trubisky throws passes at Offense-Defense football camp - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky throws passes at the Offense-Defense football camp at North Central College on Monday, July 2, 2018.
Hughes' The Positional Quick 3: Special Teams - Da Bears Blog - One could argue – with relative ease – that Ryan Pace has not botched any position on the roster worse than kicker. The Bears did not just jettison Robbie Gould too early. They WANTED Connor Barth, a player who has never been any good.
Eurich: The biggest "what ifs" in Chicago Bears history - There are plenty of moments the Chicago Bears wish they had a do-over.
Eurich: Anthony Miller wants to be the best WR to 'ever play the game' - 247Sports - Chicago Bears wideout Anthony Miller is not afraid to speak his mind.
Eurich: Tempering expectations for Bears wideout Taylor Gabriel in 2018 - 247Sports - Taylor Gabriel has the tendency to disappear for stretches during the regular season.
Eurich: Bears are stacked against the odds for the 2018 season - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears have a lot to prove this upcoming season.
O’Gorman: Kam Chancellor leaving football - a valiant decision - Our Turf Football - OTFB’s Dayna O’Gorman on Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor’s decision to leave football after his neck injury.
Ex-Titans scouting director: Marcus Mariota was “an easy choice” over Jameis Winston – ProFootballTalk - Heading into the 2015 NFL draft, pretty much everyone agreed that quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota were the top two players. But not everyone agreed on the order between the top two. As it turned out, the Buccaneers took Winston first overall, and the Titans took Mariota second.
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PODcast debates the top 10 NFL running backs of 2018 - Pride Of Detroit - Which NFL running back reigns supreme this year?
NFL allows teams to wear throwback jerseys for three games in 2018, per report - Acme Packing Company - Look for some teams to wear throwbacks more frequently this year, but the Packers probably won’t be among them.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2018: #7 Eddie Jackson can be a star - 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 seven is safety that has Pro Bowl potential, Eddie Jackson.
Infante: Coming off of a busy offseason, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky ready to break out in his second year - Windy City Gridiron - In an exclusive interview, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky talks about hydration, his offseason routines and his excitement for getting to training camp.
Zeglinski: Fantasies do come true: why can’t Matt Nagy’s Bears be different? - Windy City Gridiron - Optimism has surrounded previous Bears coaches and it amounted to nothing. Why can’t Nagy be different?
Lemming: Projecting the Bears’ 2018 individual offensive numbers - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears should take a major offensive jump in 2018. But how big should we expect? The numbers may surprise.
Zeglinski: Have Matt Nagy’s Bears done enough to turn the tide on the Lions? - Windy City Gridiron - With an overhauled coaching staff and offensive roster, have the Bears done enough to turn the tide on the Lions? Breaking down history and their matchup with Detroit on the latest WCG Radio.
Infante: Despite loaded supplemental draft, Bears better off sitting out - Windy City Gridiron - This year’s group of supplemental draft prospects is easily the most talented in a long time, but it would be best if the Bears didn’t spend any draft picks on the bunch.
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