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Today we leave the seemingly endless “Season Of The Lists” and enter the short “Preview Season”

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Hoge and Jahns: Bears Training Camp Preview — Offense - WGN Radio - Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns are back from vacation and ready to preview Bears training camp. In this episode they preview the offense, but not before covering Robbie Gould’s new contract with the 49ers. The guys also discuss why Alligator Bob is a lot like Cody Parkey.

Ranking the best Chicago Bears teams of the last decade - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears have only made a few recent trips to the playoffs. Which run was the most exciting?

Was Nagy disrespected in latest NFL.com head coach power rankings? - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy enjoyed a fantastic first season on the job but it still wasn’t enough to rank among the elite coaches

Chalk Talk: Who is an under-the-radar player? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses an under-the-radar player to watch in training camp, a scenario involving the kicking competition and the last time the Bears won back-to-back division titles.

Training camp position preview: Running backs - ChicagoBears.com - In replacing two of their top three running backs during the offseason, the Bears added talent and versatility to a backfield that already featured game-breaker Tarik Cohen.

Emma’s Bears Position Preview: Continuity Remains On Offensive Line - 670 The Score - The Bears return all five starters on their offensive line in 2019.

Emma’s Bears Position Preview: Questions Loom At Tight End - 670 The Score - The Bears believed they had a dynamic tight end tandem when they paired Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen together in 2018. Instead, those hopes never materialized.

Kenney: In wake of family tragedy, Bears RB Tarik Cohen finds new purpose - Chicago Sun-Times - A recent family tragedy has given Tarik Cohen a new perspective and inspiration for this season.

Projecting what the Bears’ 53-man roster will look like - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears have a strong and deep roster, but still have a few intriguing roster battles looming during training camp.

Pro Football Focus: Bears have NFL’s best run defense entering 2019 - NBC Sports Chicago - Pro Football Focus doesn’t seem to expect much regression for the Bears defense, at least when it comes to the run.

Chamberlain: Bears cornerback depth could face changes when preseason ends - Bearmaven - Prince Amukamara, Kyle Fuller make outside a strength at cornerback, but Buster Skrine is a big question mark.

POLISH SAUSAGE

On 18 games, will NFL make players an offer they can’t refuse? – ProFootballTalk - It’s fashionable in some circles to criticize anything/everything the NFL Players Association does or doesn’t do. Fair or unfair (mostly unfair), here’s one thing the NFLPA definitely has done incredibly well: The NFLPA has created a clear impression that it is vehemently opposed to expanding the re...

KNOW THINE ENEMY

2019 PFF run defense rankings: Detroit Lions land at 5th overall - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions are coming into 2019 with HUGE expectations on run defense. Ken's Note: On the one hand, the Bears are #1. On the other hand it's PFF so who cares how those people rank things. Not me.

ESPN future power rankings: Detroit Lions’ direction not looking bright - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions’ front office hasn’t gained much faith yet.

2019 NFL preview: Ranking the NFC North defensive lines - Pride Of Detroit - A stacked division of defensive lines is tough to rank. Ken's Note: Putting Detroit's DL ahead of Minnesota's is just delusional.

Roc Thomas suspended for first three games of 2019 season - Daily Norseman - Probably should have expected this

Packers 2019 Training Camp Roster: Impact of ILB unit hinges on first and second-year players - Acme Packing Company - The development of Oren Burks, in particular, figures to factor heavily into the play of the middle of the defense.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Dator: Devin Hester’s son is already way more athletic than us as children and here’s why - SBNation.com - None of us are breaking ankles like this.

Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2019: #5 Matt Nagy is always growing as a coach - Windy City Gridiron - For the 11th straight year, I’m bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. At number 5 is head coach Matt Nagy.

Wiltfong: Madden Rates the Bears - The disrespect is real - Windy City Gridiron - We break down the good, the bad, and the ugly about the new Madden ratings for the Chicago Bears.

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