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Rookie Mini Camp is now in the books as Chicago empties of the vast horde of kickers

Rookie being fitted for a helmet by Chicago Equipment Guru Tony Medlin. Photo courtesy the Chicago Bears.
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Bears can’t afford to ‘doink’ kicking game in 2019 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears aren't doing much to fix their kicking woes this offseason, and it could come back to haunt them in 2019.

Bears Top Ten - Power Ranking Every NFL Offense After the 2019 Draft - Bleacher Report -There's still a lot of NFL offseason left before football is back, but teams are mostly done adding the talent that'll make an impact this upcoming season. Free agency has just a small handful of proven players available... Ken's Note; Bears lead the division in offense? Three slots ahead of Green Bay? I'm good with that.

Mayer: Former Bears players meet with rookies - ChicagoBears.com - Charles Tillman was among a dozen former Bears players who shared their experiences and offered advice to more than 80 NFL hopefuls Thursday night at the team’s rookie minicamp at Halas Hall.

Chalk Talk: When was the last time Bears drafted two running backs - - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the last time the Bears selected two running backs in the same draft, the players the Raiders drafted with the picks they received from the Bears in the Khalil Mack trade and the kickers participating at rookie minicamp

Mayer: Bears rookie minicamp - ChicagoBears.com - Halas Hall was teeming with activity on a rainy Thursday as more than 80 NFL hopefuls from across the country arrived throughout the day for the start of Bears rookie minicamp.

Behind the Scenes: Rookies arrive at Halas Hall - ChicagoBears.com - Take a look as the Bears 2019 NFL Draft class and undrafted free agents arrived at Halas Hall for the first time.

Top 10: Bears undrafted free agents - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the top 10 undrafted free agents in Bears history:

Update: First day of rookie minicamp - ChicagoBears.com - Lauren Screeden has the latest from Halas Hall after the Bears rookies stepped onto the field Friday for their first day of rookie minicamp.

Video: Scout on CB Denmark 'he's got everything you look for' - ChicagoBears.com - Area scout Sam Summerville and Lauren Screeden break down the Bears No. 238 pick, cornerback Stephen Denmark.

Video: Bears scout on Kerrith Whyte - ChicagoBears.com
Chicago Bears area scout Sam Summerville breaks down rookie running back Kerrith Whyte.

Stankeviz: Five things we learned from the first weekend of the Bears’ kicking competition - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy threw some curveballs at the eight kickers competing to replace Cody Parkey this weekend at rookie minicamp.

Q&A: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky on the Jordan Howard trade, Game of Thrones and much more - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears QB Mitch Trubisky chatted with NBC Sports Chicago on Saturday about a number of topics, from the Jordan Howard trade to the moment in his career that came close to the heartbreak of “Game of Thrones’” red wedding.

Mayer: Nagy creates pressure situation for kickers - ChicagoBears.com - On the final day of Bears rookie minicamp Sunday, coach Matt Nagy found another creative way to put pressure on the kickers competing for a roster spot.

Roster moves: Bears sign Doles, Dalton - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Sunday signed offensive lineman Tommy Doles and defensive end Jalen Dalton and released kickers Redford Jones and John Baron, defensive end Lawrence Marshall and safety Adarius Pickett.

Mayer: Ridley lauded for performance in practice - ChicagoBears.com - After reviewing tape of the Bears’ first rookie minicamp practice, coach Matt Nagy praised the performance of receiver Riley Ridley, a fourth-round draft pick from Georgia.

Mayer: Montgomery appreciates Bears history - ChicagoBears.com - Running back David Montgomery has only been a member of the Bears for a week, but the third-round pick already understands and embraces the franchise’s storied history, especially at his position.

You’re Not Tarik: Bears Kicker Backflips After Winning Competition - Bleacher Nation - BE YOU! Unless you’re gonna hurt yourself.

Emma: Mitchell Trubisky Sees Path Toward Something Special - 670 The Score - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky believes he’s only scratching the surface of what he can accomplish.

Video: Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky thrilled to not have to learn new offense - NBC Sports - Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky joins Big Cat and Mike Florio to talk about how he can relate to the pressure Daniel Jones is under with the Giants, the co

Bears cut two of their four kickers – ProFootballTalk - As the Bears desperately attempt to upgrade at kicker, they’re paring down the roster. After wrapping up a rookie minicamp at which the kicking competition was the most-watched event, the Bears released two kickers, Redford Jones and John Baron.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Eli Manning has had “no response” to the drafting of Daniel Jones – ProFootballTalk - The Giants finally have acquired the heir apparent to Eli Manning. No one knows, however, when Daniel Jones will become the heir actual. And Manning doesn’t seem to care. “He’s had no response,” coach Pat Shurmur said Saturday, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.

Is Josh Rosen the Dolphins’ Brett Favre? Ravens’ transformation - NFL.com - Could Josh Rosen become the Miami Dolphins’ Brett Favre? How are the Baltimore Ravens revolutionizing the quarterback position? Bucky Brooks provides insight in his latest notebook.

The NFL could make the scouting combine its next traveling circus - Touchdown Wire - There is some fear in Indianapolis that the scouting combine -- which has been held in the city since 1987 -- could be moving on. The city and the NFL only have one year left on their current deal. The league has seen the benefit of moving major events around.

Power Ranking Every NFL Defense After the 2019 Draft - Bleacher Report - While it’s true the NFL is a passing league, a strong defense gives teams a legitimate shot to reach the postseason...

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Ask POD: Digesting the NFL Draft - Pride Of Detroit - The PODcast mailbag is back, and ready for your post-draft questions.

Analysis, scouting reports for the Detroit Lions’ 2019 UDFA class - Pride Of Detroit - A look at each individual from the Lions’ 2019 UDFA class.

What was the Detroit Lions’ worst offseason move? - Pride Of Detroit - What move this offseason are you not buying into?

Projecting the Vikings 53-Man Roster - Daily Norseman - It’s a little early, but that’s okay.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears waive 2 kickers among flurry of roster moves - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears announced several roster moves with the conclusion of this weekend’s rookie mini-camp.

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