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Back to work after the 4th, we’ve got some links and a bit of news to start off your day

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Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears
Trevor Davis #11 of the Green Bay Packers carries the football against Sam Acho #93 of the Chicago Bears
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Infante: Top 5 NFL draft steals in Chicago Bears history - The Draft Wire - These five NFL draft picks were the best bargains in Chicago Bears history. Ken’s Note: It’s a slideshow, so be warned ahead.

Cox; 2014 NFL draft redo - Bears take Pro Bowl linebacker instead of Kyle Fuller - Bears Wire - In DraftWire’s redo of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears used the 14th-overall pick on a Pro Bowl linebacker instead of Kyle Fuller.

Eurich: Matt Nagy says Bears are 'all in this to win the Super Bowl' - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears head coach has one thing on his mind.

Eurich: Chicago Bears Mitch Trubisky and Kevin White workout together on 4th of July - 247Sports - Mitch Trubisky and Kevin White still put in work on a holiday.

Fifteen draft picks remain unsigned, including seven of top 10 – ProFootballTalk - With Calvin Ridley signing his four-year deal with the Falcons, 15 drafted players remain unsigned. Eleven of those are first-round choices, including the top four overall picks and the Bears first rounder Roquan Smith. In fact, only three of the top-10 picks have signed.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Cox: Former Bears quarterback Connor Shaw starting career as college coach - Bears Wire - Connor Shaw had a short stint as a Chicago Bears backup quarterback, and now he’s turned his attention to coaching college football.

PFW Podcast 099: 2018 Divisional Breakdowns - NFC North | Pro Football Weekly - Eric Edholm and Arthur Arkush continue an eight part division-by-division breakdown series around the NFL looking at the potential ceiling for teams and where they need to improve. This week we focus on the NFC North. Plus, we talk some of this week’

Gabriel’s early 2019 NFL draft breakdown: Ohio State DE Nick Bosa | Pro Football Weekly - Relentless with advanced fundamentals, Nick Bosa on track to follow in Pro Bowl brother’s footsteps.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Vince McMahon reportedly considered purchasing the Minnesota Vikings - Daily Norseman - Back in 1998, that is

Ranking the NFC North Position Groups: Defense - Acme Packing Company - Minnesota claims a clean sweep after ranking the division’s top defensive units.

How should the Packers’ defense define success in 2018? - Acme Packing Company - Mike Pettine’s arrival, along with an influx in talent brings high expectations this season. What should Green Bay reasonably expect?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: The Chicago Bears have a legitimate number one receiver - Windy City Gridiron - ESPN recently ranked all thirty-two team’s number one wide receivers in four tiers and they had the Chicago Bears’ Allen Robinson in their first group. Robinson was given a hefty deal (3-years/$42...

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