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Training camp starts this week for the Chicago Bears. Just a few more days, Bears fans!

NFL: JUN 12 Chicago Bears Minicamp
Chicago Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (94) warms up during the Chicago Bears Veteran Minicamp on June 12, 2019
Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

VIDEOS

Video: Obsessed to be the Best - ChicagoBears.com - NFL Films takes a look back at the highlights of the Bears 2018 season

Video: HaHa Clinton-Dix mic’d up at minicamp - ChicagoBears.com - Go on the field with defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix as he is mic’d up for Bears veteran minicamp at Halas Hall.

BEARRRSSSS

‘Truly obsessed’: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky wants to cross ultimate goal off list - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky plans his life in half-hour chunks. He taps away at the calendar app on his cellphone, plugging in dates and times for his workouts and appointments.

White Sox, Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks updates - Chicago Sun-Times - Somewhere amid a sea of duffel bags, roller bags, backpacks and clunky suitcases at Olivet Nazarene University had better be 90 professional football players.

The Big Six: Key issues for Bears heading off to camp - Bearmaven - Kicker, running back and Mitchel Trubisky's development are just part of what awaits at Bourbonnais.

Numbers Mitchell Trubisky must change to make the next step - Bearmaven - Mitchell Trubisky heads into training camp needing more yardage, more TDs, fewer interceptions.

Touchdown Wire’s training camp power rankings: Saints rule the roost, Bears 10th - Touchdown Wire - With training camps underway, here's how we see all 32 NFL teams.

Pressure ramps up on Bears, but Matt Nagy doesn’t blink - Chicago Sun-Times - There’s a Super-Bowl-or-bust aura around the Bears this season, and Matt Nagy looks comfortable with it.

Bears will enter camp with kicker questions, say they’re ‘working on it’ - Chicago Sun-Times - They have Eddy Piñeiro and Elliott Fry — combined NFL experience: zero regular-season games — but no answers.

‘Cultured’ Bears have more than all the pieces in place - Chicago Sun-Times - GM Ryan Pace confident Bears have what it takes: ‘These guys are all great teammates"

Chance the Rapper to play concert affiliated with Bears’ opener, per chairman George McCaskey - Chicago Sun-Times - Chance the Rapper will play a concert in Grant Park in conjunction with the NFL’s season opener at Soldier Field, Bears chairman George McCaskey said Sunday.

After surgeries, Bears’ Trey Burton, Anthony Miller expected to start camp healthy - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears believe two of their most valuable pass-catchers will be healthy enough to start training camp on the active roster.

Bears expect safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to start camp on PUP list - Chicago Sun-Times - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix sprained his knee toward the end of mandatory minicamp, general manager Ryan Pace said Sunday.

Hoge and Jahns: Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy Kickoff Training Camp In Decatur - WGN Radio - 720 AM - The Bears went back to the birthplace of the organization this weekend and Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns were there to cover Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy's press conference. The guys discuss a key injury in the secondary and some players that were singled out by Pace and Nagy. They also take some time to review the unique town of Decatur and why Jahns ended up in Bourbonnais with car trouble.

As Bears' critical kicking competition starts back up, Ryan Pace is keeping his options open - NBC Sports Chicago - Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro will not only be competing against each other during training camp, but against other kickers who could be come available around the league.

Bears have good news on Trey Burton, but tight end questions linger - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears can improve their offense by being better with Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen on the field. But first, they need both tight ends to stay healthy.

Bears safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to begin training camp on physically unable to perform list - NBC Sports Chicago - New Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano won’t have his new starting safety tandem in place to start training camp

Ryan Pace: Bears tight end Trey Burton ‘ready to go’ for training camp - NBC Sports Chicago - The lingering questions about Trey Burton’s health were mostly answered Sunday when Ryan Pace met with reporters ahead of training camp.

Chicago Bears Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Likely to Start Camp on PUP List, Ryan Pace Says - NBC Chicago - Chicago Bears fans are going to have to wait to get their first glimpse of safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, as the defender will likely start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Ouch! Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Could Start Training Camp on the PUP List - Bleacher Nation - Clinton-Dix won't be able to practice with the team if he starts training camp on the PUP list, but it's not the end of the world.

Bears resume their ‘open competition’ at kicker, unsure the answer is in training camp - Chicago Tribune - GM Ryan Pace vows to keep scanning the waiver wire while kickers Eddy Pineiro and Elliott Fry battle in Bourbonnais.

Bears expect Chance the Rapper to headline Grant Park concert before season opener vs. Packers - Chicago Tribune - Chance the Rapper is expected to headline a Grant Park concert on Bears opening night Sept. 5.

Anthony Miller and Trey Burton looking good for the start of Bears training camp. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix likely to be sidelined. - Chicago Tribune - The Bears expect Anthony Miller and Trey Burton to be ready for the start of training camp this week, while Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is likely to go on the PUP list.

POLISH SAUSAGE

PFT 2019 storyline No. 5: Will the Raiders’ chemistry experiment work? – ProFootballTalk - Hard Knocks is coming. For better or worse. As the annual training-camp non-real reality show prepares to descend on the Raiders, the Raiders will be preparing for their last year in Oakland. The Raiders made it clear, weeks before accepting the assignment, that they didn’t want to do it.

Brett Favre: Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes play the way I played – ProFootballTalk - Brett Favre likes what he sees from a couple of the NFL’s bright young quarterback stars. Favre says Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes are the two quarterbacks in the NFL today whose playing styles most remind him of himself.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Evolving the Vikings Defense - Daily Norseman - The Vikings’ defense took a slight step back in 2018. How can they prevent the same thing from happening this season?

Packers will sign rookie wide receiver Malik Taylor, per report - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay is planning to bring their roster back up to 90 players before training camp begins.

Packers 2019 Roster Prediction: Safeties go from weakness to strength - Acme Packing Company - Savage and Amos anchor the back end as three players stick as backups.

2018 Detroit Lions roster review: Will Mike Ford build on his rookie campaign? - Pride Of Detroit - An undrafted rookie who ended his first year having started is a great start to a career, but can Mike Ford build upon it?

What’s your confidence level heading into Detroit Lions training camp? - Pride Of Detroit
- Are you drinking the kool-aid yet?

MMQB picks Vikings to win NFC North - Daily Norseman - And, possibly, a first-round bye

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Michael Robinson: Bears have the top defensive triplets in NFL (video) - ChicagoBears.com - NFL Network's Michael Robinson breaks down why the Chicago Bears have the best defensive triplets in the NFL on

More Thoughts on the Kicker Situation (With Assistance From You) - Da Bears Blog - Data did a nice thread on Super Bowl kickers and this Tweet was the basic summation. I agree with his basic conceit that the Bears don’t need a great kicker over the duration of the NFL season to have a great NFL season. But how many times do we need to see kickers make SIGNIFICANT kicks in the postseason to understand that this position makes and breaks postseason runs almost every season.

Parise: These new players will have immediate impact - Da Windy City - The Chicago Bears are probably going to be a good team in 2019 and these three new players are going to play a major role in that.

Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2019: #1 Mitchell Trubisky is ready to be The Man - 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. Taking the top spot is Mitchell Trubisky.

Wiltfong: My 100 Favorite Chicago Bears of All-Time - Windy City Gridiron - These are my 100 favorite Chicago Bears of all time, so this list is 100% subjective!

Zeglinski: The Bears’ David Montgomery and Mike Davis Effect - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears were among the NFL’s worst at multiple-back rushes last year. An improved running back room should display a shift in style.

Zeglinski: Breaking news - the Chicago Bears’ Khalil Mack, Akiem Hicks, and Eddie Jackson are good - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears’ "Big Three" was ranked as the third-best set of defensive triplets in pro football. The only question is: who’s throwing up the alley-oops?

Zeglinski: Regression thy name is the Chicago Bears defense - Windy City Gridiron - Another analyst thinks last year’s best NFL defense is due to take a step back. It’s a high bar that might be difficult to clear.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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