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The Bear’s Den, July 15, 2019

Will Robbie Gould sign his franchise tag in San Francisco? Will he force his way back to the Midwest? Today’s the deadline day

Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs
San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould, and former Chicago Bears kicker, throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Redsat Wrigley Field
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Mitch Trubisky named friendliest Bears contract - Bears Wire - When it comes to building a solid roster in the NFL, it’s not always about having the best group of players. It’s about cultivating the best collection of team-friendly contracts.

Eurich: Chicago Bears front seven named second-deepest group in NFL - 247Sports - Talent is easy to find when looking at the front seven of the Chicago Bears. From the organization’s three down linemen to their four linebackers, it is hard to find a group more promising than those seven players.

Eurich: Analyst suggests Chicago Bears could be a fit for Melvin Gordon - 247Sports - Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is the latest player in the NFL to demand a trade if he does not get a new contract. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the story earlier this week with Gordon planning on sitting out of training camp if he does not get a new deal. That has led many to offer up suggestions of where he might land. Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski gave his take on the best fits for Gordon and placed the Chicago Bears in the mix.

Eurich: Projected offense for the Chicago Bears before training camp - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears used their five NFL Draft selections in late April to add some key pieces to the roster. The real benefit the organization had going into the draft was no major needs on either side of the ball.

Nazario: 5 Reasons why they are Super Bowl contenders - NFL Spin Zone - After a magical 2018 season, the Chicago Bears made tweaks on the roster. As a result, they are true Super Bowl contenders. Here are some reasons why.

Schwarz: Eddie Jackson is the best safety in the NFL - Da Windy City - Eddie Jackson has proven to be a steal for Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears. He might be the best safety in the NFL right now too.

Sheldon: Why Trubisky will set single-season passing record - Da Windy City - The Chicago Bears finally feel like they have their franchise quarterback and so it’s time for him to put his stamp on the record books.

DeYoung: An Underrated Player From Each NFC North Rival That the Chicago Bears Must Worry About – The Loop Sports - This article is going to go over an underrated player from the Packers, Lions, and Vikings. We usually stick to talking about the Bears at this point in the season, but we feel like it’s important to talk about some of the guys that the Bears will be facing six times next season. Hopefully this…

Emma’s Bears Position Preview: Potential For Big Production At Receiver - 670 The Score - Allen Robinson leads an established Bears receiving group.

Kenney: Mike Ditka has high expectations for Bears this season - Chicago Sun-Times - A big fan of coach Matt Nagy and quarterback Mitch Trubisky, Ditka says the Bears will win the NFC North again.

Lincoln: Bears’ Tarik Cohen Reveals Tragic News About His Brother Being Shot - Total Pro Sports - Read “Bears’ Tarik Cohen Reveals Tragic News About His Brother Being Shot” and other NFL articles from Total Pro Sports.

Ask Hub Arkush: Who will have a better season: Pat Mahomes or Mitch Trubisky? - Pro Football Weekly - Hub Arkush takes your questions

Chamberlain: Only kicker battle prevents Bears from fielding high-level special teams - Bearmaven - Yet another horrible tragedy in a violent society. Tarik is a tough kid and will fight through this…

Chamberlain: Bears would welcome another season with good fortune on penalty flags - Bearmaven - Bears led the league in first downs from opposing penalties last season. Can they do it again?

NFL Throwback Originals Video: Devin Hester tells the stories behind his 7 rookie return touchdowns - NFL Videos - All-time return specialist Devin Hester relives his 2006 rookie season with the Chicago Bears, in which he had a record seven returns for touchdown, including one in Super Bowl XLI.


Commissioner confirms NFL wants new CBA by start of regular season – ProFootballTalk - It’s been reported, somewhere, that the NFL wants to have a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in place before the start of the 2019 regular season, the NFL’s 100th. Recently, Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed it.

Franchise tag deadline: Clowney, Gould yet to sign - - The deadline to sign franchise-tagged players to long-term deals is approaching on Monday, July 15. Will Jadeveon Clowney and Robbie Gould strike gold by then?

Jim Caldwell set to take health related leave of absence - Pride Of Detroit - The former Detroit Lions head coach will be stepping back from his role with the Miami Dolphins.


Packers & Aaron Rodgers look to improve on money down with Matt LaFleur’s approach - Acme Packing Company - Sacks and throw-aways muddled the marginal success the Packers had on third-and-long last season. A new coach brings a potential winning formula for Aaron Rodgers and the offense.

PFF ranks the NFL’s offensive lines, and the Vikings aren’t dead last! - Daily Norseman - Hooray!

Packers’ increased spending takes major bite out of profits (but they still turned a profit) – ProFootballTalk - When it comes to the ability of a business to earn money, the impact of earnings can be viewed in multiple ways. For the Packers, for example, the notion that the team had record revenues in its most recent fiscal year is balanced by the reality that, as explained by the Associated Press, profits...


Wiltfong: The good, the bad, and the ugly of Mitchell Trubisky - Windy City Gridiron - We had to spotlight the latest Film Room breakdown from Brett Kollmann as his subject was Chicago Bears’ QB, Mitchell Trubisky.


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