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The Bear’s Den, May 17, 2019

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Washington rookie QB Dwayne Haskins says that he doesn’t want to get hit by Khalil Mack. Smart call, rook.

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Dwayne Haskins: ‘Khalil Mack is someone I don’t want to be touched by’ - Bears Wire - Redskins rookie QB Dwayne Haskins said Kahlil Mack is one player he doesn't want to get hit by.

Parr: Montgomery high on list of top 25 NFL rookies in best position for Year 1 success - NFL.com - Which rookies are in the best position to soar in Year 1? The Bills' Ed Oliver leads Dan Parr's ranking of the top 25 newbies in the most favorable situations, but the Cardinals' Kyler Murray isn't far behind.

Mayer: Working with vets an ‘eye-opener’ for rookies - ChicagoBears.com - After a week off following their minicamp, Bears rookies returned to Halas Hall this week to work out with their veteran teammates for the first time.

Medina: Bears Player Personnel Assistant Champ Kelly Is Someone to "Keep an Eye On" in Jets GM Search - Bleacher Nation - The Bears' front office could be poached by an old friend.

And Just Like That, Ex-Northwestern Offensive Lineman Tommy Doles is Back With the Bears - Bleacher Nation - Tommy Doles is back with the Bears!

Mayer: Bears100 panel will feature famed ’85 team - ChicagoBears.com - A panel discussion featuring 1985 Super Bowl champions Richard Dent, Willie Gault, Jay Hilgenberg, Emery Moorehead and Otis Wilson will highlight the Bears100 Celebration June 7-9 in Rosemont.

Roster moves: Bears sign Doles, cut Dotson - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Thursday signed rookie offensive lineman Tommy Doles and waived/injured cornerback Jomon Dotson. Doles spent the past three seasons as Northwestern’s starting right guard.

Eurich: Chicago Bears are embracing life after the Double-Doink - 247Sports - The double-doink is going to follow the Chicago Bears all offseason long. That band aid will get ripped off the first time the Bears attempt a field goal in the preseason. It will happen again on the first field goal of the regular season. The first time the kicker has a chance to win a game with his leg it will get brought up. If the team makes it to the playoffs for the second year in a row it will be talked about throughout the pregame show and in any moment that features the kicker in a big situation.

Eurich: Senior Bowl director praises Chicago Bears TE Dax Raymond - 247Sports - Dax Raymond is fighting for a roster spot with the Chicago Bears. The Utah State tight end was viewed as one of the top undrafted free agents after the draft concluded this year and he quickly landed in Chicago. He is someone with a lot of upside who fits a need on Chicago's roster. Many have been crediting the Bears for being able to sign him this offseason and one of those people is Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy.

Price: NFL division odds 2019: Bears listed as NFC North favorites - Chicago Sun-Times - The Packers and Vikings aren’t far behind, however.

Stankevitz: What recent data tells us about expectations for David Montgomery and Kerrith Whyte Jr. - NBC Sports Chicago - David Montgomery gets compared to Kareem Hunt frequently, but is what Hunt did his rookie year a fair expectation for the Bears’ third round pick?

Schapiro: Taking a post draft, rookie-minicamp look at the Bears 2019 opponents: Weeks 7-10 - NBC Sports Chicago - The second of our three part series: Weeks 7-10.

Hoge and Jahns: Current Depth Chart, NFL Draft Lottery, and What’s Up With the Jets? - WGN Radio - 720 AM - Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns spend time during one of the few “NFL down periods” during the calendar year talking about whether the league should follow in the footsteps of the NBA and NHL by adopting a draft lottery. The guys also discuss the situation developing in New York, where former Bears’ offensive coordinator, Adam Gase, is not only the head coach but also the interim general manager after the team fired Mike Maccagnan. Later on, Hoge and Jahns go over the Bears’ depth chart, pointing out which position battles will be most intriguing heading into camp. The crew wrap the pod by making a bet on which kicker will win the starting job.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Roundup: WR Ricardo Louis (knee) to miss season - NFL.com - Receiver Ricardo Louis will miss his second straight season. The Miami Dolphins, who signed the wideout last month, placed Louis on injured reserve, ending his 2019 campaign before it began.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Detroit Lions hoping to mend relationship with Calvin Johnson this year - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are hoping to make Megatron a team ambassador in the next couple years.

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson suspended 6 games, will miss opener vs. Lions - Pride Of Detroit - The Cardinals’ star corner will miss the game against Detroit.

Examining Adjusted Games Lost can help explain the NFC North in 2018 - Acme Packing Company - The Bears were extremely healthy in 2018, while the Packers were not so fortunate. Ken's Note: That and you guys had crappy starters and zero depth... so... there's that, too.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears sign Northwestern offensive lineman Tommy Doles - Windy City Gridiron - This may seem like déjà vu to some of you fans that keep close tabs on the Chicago Bears roster moves, as this is the second time the Bears have added undrafted free agent Tommy Doles this month.

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