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The Bear’s Den, June 26, 2019

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McGinest: Leonard Floyd among young pass rushers set to break out in '19 - - Floyd has logged fewer than five sacks in each of the last two seasons. Playing through a hand injury last season, he generated just 35 quarterback pressures, per Pro Football Focus, ranking 47th among edge defenders. With a healthy offseason to work on technique and the addition of Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator, Floyd is poised for a breakout campaign in his fourth pro season.

Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 73, Jim Dooley - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune's Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Jim Dooley is No. 73.

Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 74, Robbie Gould - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune's Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Robbie Gould is No. 74.

Chalk Talk: When do London tickets go on sale? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses when tickets for the Bears-Raiders game in London will go on sale, if overconfidence is a concern with the Bears this season and a returning player who stepped up during offseason practices.

Ditka featured in Bears Centennial Scrapbook - - As co-authors Dan Pompei and Don Pierson write in the Chicago Bears Centennial Scrapbook, no one better embodies the spirit of the Bears organization than Hall of Fame tight end and head coach Mike Ditka.

Dannehy: Trubisky Has Earned Optimism - Da Bears Blog - The Vikings kept bringing the heat, and Mitch Trubisky kept beating it.

Cox: Akiem Hicks reveals what makes him so good against the run - NBC Sports Chicago - Akiem Hicks explained some of the finer points of how he reads opposing offensive linemen before snaps.


Bengals expect Jonah Williams to miss season – ProFootballTalk - The Bengals are expected to lose their first-round draft pick for the entire 2019 season. Cincinnati announced today that rookie left tackle Jonah Williams had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum and is likely to miss the year. He was injured during a practice this month.


2019 NFL fan rankings: Detroit Lions have the 22nd-best fans, per study - Pride Of Detroit - Considering the franchise’s reputation... not that bad.

Recent “NFL Fandom Report” doesn’t look too favorably on Vikings fans - Daily Norseman - But that’s just, like, their opinion, man.

Packers would have been distraught had they passed on Aaron Rodgers in 2005 - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay took a gamble on a quarterback that wouldn’t play consistently for a few years and the franchise was very fortunate.


Infante: Back to the Future - Analyzing the Bears’ long-term outlook at inside linebacker - Windy City Gridiron - In the first article in an ongoing series, WCG’s Jacob Infante and The Loop Sports’ Jack Soble discuss the Bears’ future at inside linebacker.

Wiltfong: Who is your Bears breakout candidate? - Windy City Gridiron - analyst Willie McGinest recently gave his pass rushing breakout candidates for the 2019 season, and he has Leonard Floyd, outside linebacker of the Chicago Bears, among the four players he...


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