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The Bear’s Den, June 5, 2019

Mack honored by the greatest Bears linebacker ever plus news of the Bears ongoing OTA’s

Dick Butkus & Khalil Mack... two fairly good linebackers.



Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 94, Gary Famiglietti - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune's Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Gary Famiglietti is No. 94.

Stankeviz: Bears see Allen Robinson picking up where he left off - NBC Sports Chicago - Allen Robinson set a franchise record in the Bears' playoff loss to the Eagles, and those around Halas Hall believe that game was a sign of things to come.

Countdown to Camp 2019: Chicago Bears Running Back 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 running backs.

Aspan: Robbie Gould named kicker on Bears All-Time Team - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears continued to name their All-Time team ahead of this weekend's festivities.

Mayer: Butkus honored to give award to Khalil Mack - - After the Bears' OTA practice Tuesday, Hall of Fame middle linebacker Dick Butkus surprised outside linebacker Khalil Mack by presenting him with the 2018 Butkus Award as the NFL’s best linebacker.

Mayer: Nagy gives graduates two key pieces of advice - - When Matt Nagy returned to his alma mater to deliver the commencement speech at the University of Delaware’s graduation ceremony Saturday, the Bears coach shared two important messages.

Mayer: McMahon excited to attend Bears100 Weekend - - Super Bowl XX championship quarterback Jim McMahon is looking forward to returning to Chicago to attend the Bears100 Celebration this weekend in Rosemont.

Mayer: Hester highlights specialists on all-time team - - Record-breaking returner Devin Hester headlines the specialists on the Bears’ all-time team as selected by writers Don Pierson and Dan Pompei in the Chicago Bears Centennial Scrapbook.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack wins pro Butkus Award - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears legend Dick Butkus and his son Matt surprised Mack at Tuesday’s OTA practice.

Finley: Bears RB Tarik Cohen embraces mentor role: ‘I have to bring up the young guys’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Entering his third year, Tarik Cohen not only has the longest Bears tenure of any of his fellow running backs — he’s the only one who has ever played a regular-season game for the team.

Khalil Mack receives Butkus Award — yes, they give them to pro players too — from Dick Butkus - Chicago Tribune - Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack won the professional Butkus Award for the second time in three years Tuesday.


What to watch for as nine squads open minicamp - - Minicamps for nine teams -- the Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Giants, Jets, Lions, Patriots and Redskins -- kick off today with plenty of storylines.


Detroit Lions film breakdown: Malik Carney is a UDFA to keep an eye on - Pride Of Detroit - The defensive end has a real case to make the 53-man roster.

Packers’ CB room looks full, but several newer additions should push for a final spot - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay has five notable cornerbacks returning from the 2018 roster, but one draft pick and a few other newcomers should be in the mix for final roster spots.

Alexander aims for ‘dog year’, Jamaal Williams adjusts to zone running - Acme Packing Company - While one talented young player is excited about his second year in Green Bay’s defense, another has to learn to adapt to a new offensive scheme.

Jordy Nelson will return to Green Bay in August to retire as a Packer - Acme Packing Company - Nelson will be back this summer in an official Packers capacity one more time.

Lions in the dark about potential Hard Knocks assignment – ProFootballTalk - On Monday, the literal newshound owned by my Internet son had a major potential scoop regarding a football team representing the arch enemy of his species.

Damon Harrison will skip Lions mandatory minicamp – ProFootballTalk - Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison recently suggested that "major news" is "coming soon." While this may or may not be it, the veteran defensive lineman won't be at the team's mandatory minicamp, per a source with knowledge of the situation. Harrison is due to make $6.


Wiltfong: Khalil Mack wins the 2018-2019 Professional Butkus Award - Windy City Gridiron - Khalil Mack was surprised at Halas Hall today with the 2018-2019 Professional Butkus Award.

Duerrwaechter: Jordan Howard - Eagles’ offense “more diverse” than Bears’ - Windy City Gridiron - In a recent interview at Eagles OTAs, Jordan Howard shared his thoughts on his tenure at Halas Hall.


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