BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Ellis: The Bears are on summer break for the next 5 weeks. So what exactly will they be up to? - NBC Sports Chicago - There’s a lot of golf to be played over the next 5 weeks.
Quick hits: Brown reminisces, Hester weighs in - ChicagoBears.com - One highlight of last weekend’s Bears100 Celebration was hearing former safety Mike Brown relive one of the most remarkable feats in franchise history.
Mayer: Kyle Long supporting early childhood literacy - ChicagoBears.com - Bears Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long, in partnership with First Book, recently sent thousands of Chicago kids in need home with brand-new books as part of his brother Chris' “First Quarter for Literacy” campaign.
Video: Bears wrap up veteran minicamp - ChicagoBears.com - Take a look at some of the action on the practice field from this week’s veteran minicamp at Halas Hall.
Countdown to Camp 2019: Chicago Bears Quarterback Preview (Plus Special Guest: Lou Canellis) - Chicago Audible Podcast - The guys preview the Chicago Bears quarterbacks. Plus Lou Canellis of Fox 32 joins the show and explains why he believes the Bears will make the Super Bowl.
Pro Football Focus: Khalil Mack is NFL’s most valuable edge rusher - NBC Sports Chicago - It didn’t take the Bears long to see how valuable Khalil Mack is to their defense, elevating the group from the moment he first stepped on the field.
"Hell Yeah" Khalil Mack Learned Some Things From Hall-of-Fame Pass-Rusher Richard Dent - Bleacher Nation - If you want to see Khalil Mack use some of Richard Dent's moves next season, give me a "hell yeah!"
Finley: Bears safety Eddie Jackson talks Tim Anderson, celeb softball and offseason motivation - Chicago Sun-Times - Eddie Jackson was playing at Alabama when he first met the Tuscaloosa kid whom the White Sox drafted with a first-round pick in 2013.
Finley: Bears offseason 2019 - Patrick Finley analyzes the good and bad entering summer break - Chicago Sun-Times - Sun-Times expert Patrick Finley breaks down the best and worst of the Bears’ offseason program and what to expect when the team sets up camp in Bourbonnais.
Potash: Bears offseason 2019: Mark Potash analyzes the good and bad entering summer break - Chicago Sun-Times - Sun-Times expert Mark Potash breaks down the best and worst of the Bears’ offseason program and what to expect when the team sets up camp in Bourbonnais.
Biggs: The Bears feel good about their roster depth. But competition looms at swing tackle and cornerback. - Chicago Tribune - The Bears were one of the healthiest teams in the NFL in 2018 so their depth wasn’t tested often. That could change this year and there are questions for camp.
Gordon: Bears’ Eddie Jackson: We’re taking this whole thing - NFL.com - With last season’s first-round playoff loss still stinging, Bears All-Pro safety Eddie Jackson is motivated and believes Chicago can win it all in 2019.
Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 82, Doug Plank - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune’s Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Doug Plank is No. 82.
Campbell: The end of the Bears’ spring practices starts Chicago’s summer of anticipation — is it September yet? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears conclude spring practices and head for summer breaking, leaving Chicago to savor the Super Bowl buzz that has swelled around its team.
Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 84, Bill Wade - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune’s Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Bill Wade is No. 84.
Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 83, Zuck Carlson - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune’s Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Zuck Carlson is No. 83.
Patrick Mahomes’ summer assignment: Improving footwork – ProFootballTalk - Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes isn’t letting his Most Valuable Player trophy go to his head. Mahomes thinks he has plenty to work on before training camp, and he told Dianna Russini of ESPN that he’ll spend his summer between minicamp and training camp focused on footwork.
2019 NFL MVP candidates: Patrick Mahomes ready to repeat? - NFL.com - Will Patrick Mahomes win back-to-back MVP awards? Can Philip Rivers notch a career first? Adam Schein presents his top nine (early!) candidates for MVP in the 2019 NFL season.
KNOW THY ENEMY
Lions cut TE Roberts after trade with Pats is voided - NFL.com - The Detroit Lions waived tight end Michael Roberts after their trade with the New England Patriots was voided. Roberts played two seasons in Detroit and compiled 146 yards receiving.
Which NFL team will be next to win their first Super Bowl? - Pride Of Detroit - The NHL and NBA did it this year, could the NFL follow suit?
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania names street after Dennis Green - Daily Norseman - He will live forever in his hometown
Chad Beebe singled out by Gary Kubiak for offseason progress - Daily Norseman - Could he be a bigger part of the offense in 2019?
Could Harrison Smith be the next Viking that’s up for a contract extension? - Daily Norseman - It sounds like that could happen
Packers include workout bonuses into third-round pick Jace Sternberger’s rookie contract - Acme Packing Company - The new Packer’s deal also comes in about $340,000 higher than the projection for his draft slot.
With or without Josh Jones, the Packers should add a veteran safety - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay missed an opportunity to increase its depth at the position last season and it cost the defense considerably.
Aaron Rodgers wants more freedom at the line of scrimmage – ProFootballTalk - The transition in Green Bay is going well. Unless it isn't. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn't seem to be thrilled with the fact that new coach Matt LaFleur's system entails little freedom at the line of scrimmage for the guy who gets the snap.
Detroit Lions’ running backs could win you your fantasy football league - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit’s new run-first offense could do wonders for your fantasy team.
Packers cut RB Kapri Bibbs following mandatory minicamp, per report - Acme Packing Company - With mandatory minicamp complete, the Packers have moved on from reserve running back Kapri Bibbs.
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Mitchell: Greatness challenges Hicks, Bears defense to win it all this year - Windy City Gridiron - The Defensive Line Panel at the Bears 100th Celebration got both Akiem Hicks and Bears fans fired up to win...
Mitchell: Chicago Bears Weekend Poll - Will Bears Defense Regress? - Windy City Gridiron - Will the change of coordinators and the loss of two starters cause a regression, or will the Bears actually improve on D in 2019?
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