BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Zeglinski’s Countdown to Bourbonnais: Mack and defense a constant Bears should count on – The Rock River Times - It’s easy to forget about how uniquely special the Bears defense was last year when for six months the conversation centers on their ill-fated swipes at kicker and fixing their hole at running back: two of the least important positions in football in the grand scheme of things.
Countdown to Camp 2019: Chicago Bears Defensive Line Preview - Chicago Audible Podcast - The Chicago Audible continues its annual countdown to Chicago Bears training camp with an in-depth look at (and preview of) the team’s defensive line.
Tom Thayer fires back at John Fox after kicker comments - Bears Wire - John Fox's controversial comments about the Bears offseason were described as vindictive by former Bear Tom Thayer.
Mayer: Montgomery wins prestigious Big 12 award - ChicagoBears.com - Bears rookie running back David Montgomery, a third-round draft pick from Iowa State, has been named the Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year.
Do You Want an Extreme Long-Shot MVP Candidate? Look No Further Than Tarik Cohen at 300-to-1 - Bleacher Nation - Betting $10 on Tarik Cohen to win NFL MVP would pay out $3,010 if he did the unthinkable.
Family Fest tickets to go on sale Thursday - ChicagoBears.com - Tickets for the 2019 Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest on Saturday, Aug. 3 will go on sale at 3 p.m. Thursday at ChicagoBears.com/familyfest.
Medina: Man, It REALLY Seems Like Robbie Gould Wants to Come Back to the Bears …- Bleacher Nation - The 49ers continue to hold Robbie Gould hostage by way of the Franchise tag.
Bear Report Rookie Diary: TE Ellis Richardson - 247Sports - Our rookie diary series continues with former Georgia Southern tight end Ellis Richardson ahead of training camp.
NFL.com predicts Roquan Smith to be Pro Bowler in 2019 - 247Sports - Roquan Smith has a chance to cement himself in the discussion as one of the best on the roster during the 2019 season.
Potential Chicago Bears kicker options in free agency, via trade - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears cut their kicker competition down to two with the release of Chris Blewitt after the first mandatory minicamp practice in early June. The team capped off minicamp on June 13 and are now set for a handful of weeks off before the start of training camp.
Robbie Gould on future with 49ers: It's complicated - NFL.com - Robbie Gould is in a standoff with the 49ers. The kicker, who has yet to sign the franchise tag placed on him, hinted about his desire to play near his family in Chicago, where the kicker started his career.
Ryan Pace: Akiem Hicks was ‘catalyst for (Bears) to get things rolling’ - Bears Wire - It wasn't long ago that the Chicago Bears -- known for their defensive prowess -- resembled the Bad News Bears. A unit that was expected to be among the best in the league ranked near the bottom. Bad offenses? We've seen it before. Bad defenses? It was jarring.
Cosmosphere - Hutchinson, Kansas - We are the Midwest destination for celebrating the Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary! Ken’s Note: It came up in conversation yesterday, so here’s a link.
Falcons waive Jeremy Langford from injured reserve – ProFootballTalk - The Falcons waived running back Jeremy Langford from injured reserve. Atlanta waived him with an injury designation in May, but Langford reverted to the team’s injured reserve list when he cleared waivers.
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2019 NFL MVP odds: Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford 15th-best odds - Pride Of Detroit - Is this the year Matthew Stafford finally makes an MVP run? If so, it could be a lucrative year for Lions bettors.
PFF: Vikings still have Top Ten roster in the NFL - Daily Norseman - Someone has gotten it right
Aaron Rodgers opens with second-best odds to win 2019 NFL MVP award - Acme Packing Company - Only last year’s MVP, Patrick Mahomes, has shorter odds from the biggest sportsbook in Vegas.
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Sunderbruch: NFC North Roster Comparisons - Offensive Lines - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have shuffled around their offensive line again, but how does it stack up against the rest of their division?
Infante: Who is the first player you think of when you think of the Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - Whether good or bad, who is the first Bears player who comes to your mind?
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