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The Bear’s Den, May 30, 2020

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The Bears family lost a great player and person with the passing of Rosey Taylor plus the news of the day.

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A fan plays catch with Javon Wims #83 of the Chicago Bears prior to a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Soldier Field on October 27, 2019 in Chicago as Bearman Don Wachter watches on.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

This one’s a bit different!

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears G.M. Ryan Pace addresses efforts to turn the page on difficult 2019 - ProFootballTalk - The Bears outperformed expectations in 2018. In 2019, they underperformed.

Darnell Mooney says he’s an ‘all-around’ receiver Bears fans ‘would dream of’ - NBC Sports Chicago - The rookie WR went on Bears All Access to chat about his offseason.

Chalk Talk: Top three Chicago Bears linebacking corps - ChicagoBears.com - The Official Website of the Chicago Bears - The charter franchise of the National Football League

Matt Nagy’s Mistakes and How He Avoids a Repeat - SI.com - Matt Nagy made mistakes and admits it. Nagy committed the errors of a second-year coach last year, some of which he probably got away with in his first year because the team went on a roll.

Potential Training Camp Surprises on Bears Roster - SI.com - For three years, tight end Darren Waller toiled in total obscurity. Waller played in 22 games, made four starts and 18 receptions while with Baltimore and the Raiders. Now he’s a star after a 90-catch season for Jon Gruden.There are players out there, plenty of these secret stars waiting to happen.

RIP ROOSEVELT “ROSEY” TAYLOR

Former Chicago Bears safety Roosevelt ‘Rosey’ Taylor passes away at age of 82 - ChicagoBears.com - Roosevelt “Rosey” Taylor, a two-time Pro Bowl safety with the Bears in the 1960s and a key starter on the 1963 NFL championship team, passed away Friday at the age of 82.

Former Chicago Bears great Rosey Taylor passes away at 82 - Windy City Gridiron - Roosevelt “Rosey” Taylor, a member of the Chicago Bears 1963 Championship team, passed away on Friday at the age of 82.

Former Bears safety Roosevelt Taylor dies at 82 - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times ranked Taylor the 37th-best Bears player of all time in a 2019 story.

Former Chicago Bears safety Rosey Taylor dies at 82 - Chicago Tribune - Former Bears All-Pro safety Roosevelt “Rosey” Taylor died Friday at 82, the team announced.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Deshaun Watson upbeat about his contract outlook - ProFootballTalk - The Texans exercised the fifth-year option on Deshaun Watson‘s contract for 2021. It will pay him $17.3 million.

Melvin Gordon on playing with no fans: "We didn't have fans anyway" - ProFootballTalk - If COVID-19 forces NFL teams to play in empty stadiums, Melvin Gordon says it won’t feel much different for him.

State of the Franchise: Rams, Sean McVay must reverse 2019 slide - NFL.com - Can Sean McVay return the Rams to the playoffs? Will Jared Goff and a retooled cast click? Adam Rank scopes out what's shaping up to be a big season for Los Angeles.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

If you could pick one old school Bears player to add to the 2020 team... - Windy City Gridiron - This latest WCG Round Table topic is a fun one!

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