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The Bear’s Den, May 19, 2019

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Here it is, folks, the ultra-rare Sunday offseason den for your perusal and edification

NFL: Pro Bowl
NFC cornerback Kyle Fuller of the Chicago Bears (23) greets NFC cornerback Darius Slay of the Detroit Lions (23) in the NFL Pro Bowl football game at Camping World Stadium.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Chamberlain: Six indispensable Bears make playing without them a challenge - Bearmaven - Five defenders and Mitchell Trubisky are the truly indispensable Bears.

Lane Kiffin: The Bears got a ‘steal’ in RB Kerrith Whyte - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears got one of the steals of the 2019 NFL Draft, according to Kerrith Whyte’s college coach

Roling: Every NFL Team’s Biggest Potential Distraction for 2019 - Bleacher Report - Distractions can make an NFL team’s pursuit of a goal harder than it has any right being. Winning in the NFL is hard enough as it is...

Thompson: Pace’s Aggressive Plan Still Works...For Now - The Loop Sports - The Chicago Bears came out of the 2019 NFL Draft better and potentially a bit deeper than they came into it despite having limited cracks at this year’s

Finley: Kickernomics - Answers don’t come easy in plotting Bears’ best course - Chicago Sun-Times - Finding an answer is complicated, even for economists who study sports.

Medina: The Bears Are Well Represented at This Weekend’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere - Bleacher Nation - Riley Ridley and David Montgomery rub elbows with the best rookies in Los Angeles.

POLISH SAUSAGE

High-school sprinter accepts Ted Ginn’s offer – ProFootballTalk - 34-year-old Saints receiver Ted Ginn has expressed a willingness to wager $10,000 on himself in a race against anyone. Someone nearly half Ginn’s age has accepted. Matthew Boling, a high-school sprinter from Texas responded to the PFT tweet announcing Ginn’s offer with one word: “Bet.

Rumors fly of the Jets pursuing Peyton Manning – ProFootballTalk - Jets CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson wants a “great strategic thinker” to run the football operation. He needs someone who can work with coach Adam Gase. And at the intersection possibly resides one and only one name. Peyton Manning.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Packers’ young secondary is among the most underrated units in the NFL - Acme Packing Company - Big additions are a theme here, as the Packers’ new safeties combine with young corners to give this group a very high ceiling. Ken’s Note: Really? A bunch of guys who haven’t once stepped on the field together yet and they are “among the most underrated?” I know Green Bay fans are delusional, but serious, folks... let’s try to keep it in the realm believably.

Former Detroit Lions 3rd-round pick Travis Swanson retires - Pride Of Detroit - The 28-year-old center announced his retirement on Instagram.

Next Man Up: T.J. Hockenson a big win for Detroit Lions tight end depth - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions’ decision to draft T.J. Hockenson puts everyone on the TE depth chart right where they need to be.

Kirk Cousins: All Stats, But Nothing Super? - Daily Norseman - As the Vikings head into their off-season program, I thought I’d start an occasional series over the next couple months on key veterans the Vikings are counting on to help deliver a Super Bowl...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Chicago Bears News: May 18, 2019 - Windy City Gridiron - Jason La Canfora calls Bears “the poster boys for 2019 regression”. Is La Canfora right?

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