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The Bear’s Den, June 23, 2020

In the news today, Kevin Toliver, Ted Ginn, Jr, Tarik Cohen and questions about if Soldier Field will be open for fans in 2020

Dallas Cowboys v Chicago Bears
Kevin Toliver #22 and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix #21 of the Chicago Bears signal a incomplete pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on December 05, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Cowboys 31-24.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Welcome to 90’s Pop & Rock Week here in the Den, as we feature some of the greatest acts of the 1990’s... and some of the most annoying 90’s acts as well. This week, expect a two-for, first the “good” and then the “not so good”...

THE GOOD

THE NOT SO GOOD

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

BEARRRSSSS

2020 Bears Roster Review: Are Tarik Cohen and David Montgomery enough? - NBC Sports Chicago - And if not, who should the Bears go get?

Why football, not boxing, should be atop the 'most difficult sports' list - NBC Sports Chicago - You think you can come up with a better list? Have at it!

ESPN explains why Bears have had worst QB play in Super Bowl era | NBC Sports Chicago - It's not great! Ken's Note: Who would have thunk it?

Soldier Field Not Included Among Illinois Stadiums Opening to Fans - SI,com - The Bears will not be allowed to have fans at Soldier Field yet, although some other outdoor stadiums in Illinois will be allowed to open their gates.

Bears 2020 Roster Breakdown: Reggie Davis, WR - SI.com - Bear Digest is a Sports Illustrated channel featuring Gene Chamberlain to bring you the latest News, Highlights, Analysis, Draft, Free Agency surrounding the Chicago Bears.

Trevor Davis Tries to Reboot Receiver Career in Chicago - SI.com - Trevor Davis arrives in Chicago this year after dealing with disappointment through his first four seasons in the NFL.

Bears Make Second Bid to Expand Cordarrelle Patterson's Role - SI.com - Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor made an attempt after the Pro Bowl berth announcements to describe Cordarrelle Patterson last season.

Fans Might Be Allowed at Solider Field This Season (If We're Still in Phase 4), But Probably Not Right Away - Bleacher Nation - Earlier today, Brett covered the news of Illinois entering Phase 4 of its re-opening, including a nugget regarding a limited number of fans being in the stands as part of this phase.

5@5: Is Conducting An NFL Season Feasible In 2020? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Chicago Bears’ Kevin Toliver vs. Jaylon Johnson is a training camp battle to watch - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears drafted Johnson to replace Prince Amukamara, but Toliver is a legitimate competitor for the job. “It’s his job to hold everybody off who comes to get it,” coach Deshea Townsend said.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Despite "humanly impossible" protocol, John Harbaugh confident season will happen - ProFootballTalk - Ravens coach John Harbaugh raised eyebrows this month when he called complying with the NFL’s coronavirus protocols “humanly impossible.” But Harbaugh still thinks the league can start the season on time.

Dak Prescott prevents Cowboys from changing their mind and yanking the franchise tender - ProFootballTalk - As reported initially by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, PFT has confirmed that Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will sign the exclusive franchise tender. He’s guaranteed to make $31.4 million in 2020.

Tom Brady is treating offseason workouts like game situations - ProFootballTalk - As Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty recently explained it, quarterback Tom Brady has considerable value in his mere presence. The Buccaneers are now benefiting from that presence.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berckes’ Chicago Bears History by the Decade: Black Hole 90s - Windy City Gridiron - Episode 9 of our limited podcast series Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History by the Decade digs into the black hole of 90s Bears football

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