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See all those Pro Bowler’s in the picture (plus Brian Urlacher, of course)? All of the Bears players return in 2019.

NFL: Pro Bowl-NFC Practice
Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23), quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10), safety Eddie Jackson (39), former linebacker Brian Urlacher, defensive tackle Akeem Hicks (96), tackle Charles Leno. Jr. (71), center Cody Whitehair (65) and return specialist Tarik Cohen (29) pose during NFC practice
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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NFC North projected starters: Familiar challenge awaits Rodgers - NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal projects post-draft starting lineups for each NFC North team.

Photos: Bears Care Gala - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears Care Gala on Saturday night, May 18, 2019 at Soldier Field.

Sugrue: Allen Robinson believes offense is ‘years ahead’ from last year - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson is expecting big things from the team's offense in 2019.

Bears get 11 wins in ESPN’s regular season score projections - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are expected to string together a lot of wins in 2019, according to one ESPN NFL analyst.

Chicago Bears quarterbacks ranked 19th in NFL by Bleacher Report - Bears Wire - The quarterback position is the most important in all of sports. It is the highest-paid position in the NFL and every team without a bonafide star there is looking for their own. The Chicago Bears have been seemingly looking for that star player at the position for years and hope they finally have the answer. As Mitch Trubisky enters his third year in the league even more pressure will be put on the young quarterback in 2019.

Top ESPN Tape Guru Breaks Down Why the NFL Fears Tarik Cohen - Sports Mockery - Tarik Cohen has a reputation already around the NFL, and for good reason. Matt Bowen of ESPN went in-depth to help illustrate why.

Carlin: Trubisky one of Three players who need to prove themselves during the 2019 NFL season - Clutch Points - We are only a few months away from the 2019 NFL season, and there are three players who must prove themselves in the new campaign.

Roling: Floyd one of NFL Players Who Could Shed the ‘Bust’ Label in 2019 - Bleacher Report - The 2019 NFL season could serve as a banner redemption arc for several so-called busts. Those busts earned the label for a variety of reasons. Some face-planted as rookies... Ken’s Note: Leonard Floyd may not be all everybody had hoped for, but he’s far, far from a bust.

Chicago Bears given 10% chance to win Super Bowl in the next 3 years - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears’ window to win a Super Bowl is just beginning to open, but The Score doesn’t like their odds.

Chalk Talk: Will Montgomery be a workhorse? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether rookie David Montgomery will be the Bears’ primary ballcarrier, the likelihood of the Bears signing a veteran pass rusher and if the Bears are eligible to be featured on “Hard Knocks.”

POLISH SAUSAGE

Chris Long retires after 11 seasons – ProFootballTalk - Defensive lineman Chris Long, the second overall pick in the draft, two-time Super Bowl champion, and 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year, has retired from the game. “Cheers,” he tweeted on Saturday night. “Been a hell of a journey.

Former Eagles, 49ers assistant Keanon Lowe tackles armed student in school – ProFootballTalk - Keanon Lowe was a college football player at Oregon who then had jobs working for coach Chip Kelly as an offensive analyst with the Eagles and 49ers. He now coaches football at Portland’s Parkrose High School, and he may have saved students’ lives on Friday.

Eagles: We were fortunate to have Chris Long – ProFootballTalk - Defensive end Chris Long announced his retirement from the NFL on Saturday night after spending the last 11 years playing for three teams in the NFL. The final two years of that career were spent with the Eagles and saw Long win both a Super Bowl and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Detroit Lions had one of the best 2019 offseason, per NFL.com - Pride Of Detroit - Gil Brandt remains a big fan of what the Lions are doing.

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