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

BEARRRSSSS

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: A Shorter Training Camp, The First Injury, And The 18-Game Solution - WGN Radio - 720 AM - With quarterbacks and rookies reporting to Bourbonnais Monday and the rest of the team on Thursday, this marks the return of the weekly running of this column. Let’s get started with everything you need to know from Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy’s press conference in Decatur.

Chicago Bears 53-man roster prediction entering training camp - Bears Wire - A prediction for which players will make the final 53-man roster for the Chicago Bears at the start of training camp.

Training camp position preview: Linebackers - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will head to training camp later this week with one of the deepest and most talented linebacking corps in the NFL., led by first-team All-Pro Khalil Mack.

Chalk Talk: How serious is Clinton-Dix injury? - ChalkTalk - Senior writer Larry Mayer discussed the severity of safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s knee injury, when the Bears will hold their first padded practice and whether coach Matt Nagy will change how he conducts training camp in his second season.

Bears announce recipients for $1 million Community All-Pros initiative - ChicagoBears.com - Each organization will receive a $100,000 grant and be honored at a 2019 home game

When It Comes to Leadership and Intangibles, Mitch Trubisky Really Has “It” - Bleacher Nation - Mitch Trubisky has the necessary leadership skills to make the Bears great.

Getting to Know the 2019 Chicago Bears: Offensive Line - Bleacher Nation - Success starts in the trenches, where the Bears’ offensive line is lauded as one of football’s best.

Emma’s Bears Position Preview: Terrific Tandem At Inside Linebacker - 670 The Score - The Bears return Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan as their starting duo.

The 5 biggest questions facing the Bears this season - Chicago Sun-Times - They believe they can win the Super Bowl. But there’s work to be done.

How can the Bears meet Super Bowl expectations and avoid taking a step back? - Chicago Tribune - How must the Bears handle training camp to position themselves to meet their Super Bowl expectations? Tribune reporters Dan Wiederer and Rich Campbell discuss.

Why Chicago Bears GM Pace is excited about Leonard Floyd, Mitch Trubisky - Daily Herald - It was fascinating to hear the contrast from Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace on Sunday at team brass’ annual pre-training camp news conference as he discussed arguably his two most important players not named Khalil Mack.

What do the Bears have in their running backs? They’re about to find out - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears will get a much clearer picture of their overhauled running back group when the pads come on in Bourbonnais this weekend.

Quarterback Mark Sanchez -- who did actually play for the Bears, you’ll recall -- has officially retired from the NFL - NBC Sports Chicago - All good things must come to an end.

Five Bears Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace can’t wait to see at camp - Bearmaven - Matt Nagy calls Allen Robinson one of the best players he’s coached. Leonard Floyd and others have also impressed.

How Bears training camp and preseason could take on different looks - Bearmaven - Top running backs should get more carries in preseason than last year for the Bears.

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: A Shorter Training Camp, The First Injury, And The 18-Game Solution - WGN Radio - 720 AM - With quarterbacks and rookies reporting to Bourbonnais Monday and the rest of the team on Thursday, this marks the return of the weekly running of this column. Let’s get started with everything you need to know from Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy’s press conference in Decatur.

POLISH SAUSAGE

PFT’s pre-training camp (for most teams) power rankings – ProFootballTalk - Bears at 5, Vikings 12, Packers 15 and Detroit 25.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings’ Holton Hill gets his second four-game suspension of the year – ProFootballTalk - For the second time this year, Vikings cornerback Holton Hill has been suspended four games by the NFL. Hill was previously suspended four games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, and today multiple reports say Hill has been suspended an additional four games for vi...

Minnesota Vikings sign guard Tiano Pupungatoa - Daily Norseman - Yes, he can play guard. That’s what he does. Ken's Note: LOVE the name!

Detroit Lions announce open scrimmage at Ford Field - Pride Of Detroit - Get your tickets now!

2019 NFL preview: Ranking the NFC North rosters - Pride Of Detroit - We conclude our series by averaging out our rankings over the past month. Ken's Note: I love Lions fans, and to give credit where it's due, they dog on Green Bay pretty hard (which is always a good thing). Bears & Lions are even-up talent wise slightly behind Minnesota? OK then, I guess we will see what we see.

Handicapping the Vikings Defensive Linemen - Daily Norseman - Who will grab the backup spots on a loaded defensive line?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Which quarter was Mitchell Trubisky best in during games? - Windy City Gridiron - Did Trubisky overthink things in his first year of the Matt Nagy offense? The numbers seem to indicate he did.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2019 Position Battles: The tight ends are ready to break out - Windy City Gridiron - Next up in our eleven-part Chicago Bears Training Camp preview series are the tight ends.

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