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The Bear’s Den, June 20, 2019

It’s the Season of the Lists, so if you came here looking for lists you won’t be disappointed.

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Cody Whitehair #65 and Roquan Smith #58 of the Chicago Bears walk off the field together after a win against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on December 16, 2018 in Chicago
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Biggs' Bears Q&A: Is team handling the kicking competition correctly? How will Matt Nagy balance the offense? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions including if the team is handling the kicking competition the right way and how Matt Nagy will balance the offense.

Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 79, Jim McMillen - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune's Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Jim McMillen is No. 79.

Bears RB David Montgomery impressing as a pass catcher - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie RB David Montgomery is already impressing the team with his receiving ability

Medina: The Bears' Offseason Is Getting Better Now That Their Front Office Is Staying In Tact - Bleacher Nation - Champ Kelly is sticking around!

Mayer: Mack ranked among top 10 best players in NFL - - CBS Sports analyst Pete Prisco has ranked four Bears on his list of the NFL’s top 100 players—led by All-Pro outside linebacker Khalil Mack at No. 5.

Wood: Projecting Cody Whitehair’s Coming Extension - Da Bears Blog - Offensive lineman Cody Whitehair has quickly become a stalwart on Chicago’s offensive line. In three years with the Bears, he has been a high-quality center who missed only 26 total offensive snaps, and he was rewarded with his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2018.

NFC North running backs ranked near bottom of NFL - 247Sports - Sean Wagner-McGough of CBS Sports ranked the NFL divisions by running backs and the NFC North came in seventh. The only division ranked lower than the NFC North is the AFC South.

Campbell & Wiederer: Has Mitch Trubisky progressed enough to lead the Bears to the Super Bowl? It’s up for debate on the Bear Download podcast. - Chicago Tribune - Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss how the weight of Super Bowl expectations rests on the shoulders of Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky.


Jones-Drew: Ranking all 32 RB1s heading into 2019: Saquon Barkley No. 1 - - Former Steeler Le’Veon Bell is now the New York Jets’ top running back. After sitting out the entire 2018 season, where does he land in Maurice Jones-Drew’s ranking of the league’s 32 RB1s?

Gerald McCoy: Reissuing No. 93 shows how Bucs feel about me – ProFootballTalk - After defensive tackle Gerald McCoy signed with the Panthers early this month, he said he would “never say anything bad” about the Buccaneers despite the fact that they released him this year.


Former Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts fails 2nd physical, waived by Green Bay Packers - Pride Of Detroit - It appears Michael Roberts’ injury issue may be more serious than the Lions thought.

Detroit Lions among ‘most likely’ teams to draft a QB early in 2020 - Pride Of Detroit - Here come the move-on-from-Stafford rumors.

ProFootballTalk floats Kirk Cousins to San Francisco trade possibility - Daily Norseman
I don’t get this at all. Ken's Note: Yeah, even in the goofy season this is particularly strange.

Packers release Michael Roberts after failed physical, per report - Acme Packing Company - For the second time in less than a week, Roberts failed his medical exam and is on the move.

Packers’ Kenny Clark is the prototype for the modern nose tackle, says PFF - Acme Packing Company - As NFL offenses focus more and more on passing, getting an interior rush is more important than ever.

State of the Franchise: Playoffs or bust for Kirk Cousins, Vikings - - After falling short of expectations in 2018, can Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings make good on their promise in 2019? Adam Rank checks in on Mike Zimmer's crew.


Sunderbruch’s NFC North Roster Comparison: Wide Receivers - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago has improved at wide receiver. However, there is a difference between “better than under John Fox” and “actually good.”

Wiltfong: Bears place 4 on the CBS Sports Top 100 NFL Player list - Windy City Gridiron - CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco placed four Chicago Bears on his Top 100 NFL Players list.

Berckes & Snyder: The Rebirth of Kyle Fuller and the Bears Corners - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and EJ talk through the Corner position and draft an all-time secondary team


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