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The Bear’s Den, June 30, 2020

Bears announce season ticket holders can request refunds, plus Jay Cutler is still trying to protect his chickens...

NFL: OCT 22 Panthers at Bears
Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) in the 1st quarter during an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Chicago Bears on October 22, 2017, at Soldier Field in Chicago
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It’s Jay Cutler’s Chickens Week here in the Den, so here’s another video with chickens!



Emma: Bears’ Latest Quarterback Bet Deserves Some Skepticism - 670 The Score - Whenever coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots take a chance on a player, each of the NFL’s 31 other teams should take notice. Their latest example is betting on veteran quarterback Cam Newton, whom the Bears passed on earlier this offseason.

Bears Offering Refunds For 2020 Season Tickets - 670 The Score - While preparing for the likelihood of only a limited crowd for home games at Soldier Field in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Bears are offering season-ticket holders the right to a refund.

Eric Saubert Returns Home Looking to Stick with Bears - - As unknown quantities go, Eric Saubert shouldn’t be ranked high.

Demetrius Harris Can Lend More Than a Hand to Bears Offense - - Not long after the Bears signed Demetrius Harris, general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy sang the tight end’s praises as a potential red zone target and even a blocker.

Jimbo Covert Displays Patience Over Hall of Fame Delay - - Jimbo Covert waited more than two decades to hear he’s going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame so what’s another year if he knows he’s going in anyway.

Chicago Bears OL coach Juan Castillo living proof that all things are possible - - Bears offensive line coach Juan Castillo has overcome humble beginnings and tremendous adversity to forge a 25-year NFL coaching career thanks to hard work, determination and sacrifice.

Bears offer refunds on 2020 season tickets because of coronavirus concerns - Chicago Sun-Times
- It’s the first clear sign that the team is preparing for reduced crowds — or no crowds — this season.

Chicago Bears: Season-ticket holders can get refund - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears are hopeful to have some fans at Soldier Field for home games this season, but the club announced season-ticket holders can get full refunds for 2020 without the loss of future privileges.

2020 Bears Roster Review: Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, and then what? - NBC Sports Chicago - What’s to be expected from the Bears’ WRs this year?

Nick Foles makes Bears better than Patriots in 2020, says one NFL analyst - NBC Sports Chicago - We’ve got a scorcher on our hands.

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Should Bears have signed Cam Newton? No, and that’s the problem - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears’ failures in 2017 meant they weren’t in a position to take a flier on Cam Newton in 2020 for all the wrong reasons.

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles illustrates sidewalk chalk skills - NBC Sports Chicago - This man’s interests and abilities know no bounds.

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Bears will offer full refund for 2020 season tickets - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears seem to be preparing for a fan-less 2020 season.


Troopers help bear cross I-72 — 1IL - ‘Bruno’ heads south near Barry west of Springfield, aided by Illinois State Police, IDNR Conservation Police

Police capture photos of black bear traveling through Illinois - ABC 57 - Where is Bruno going?

Black bear spotted crossing Illinois road - WSIL - A black bear was spotted Thursday traveling through parts of Illinois. The bear was spotted walking across the street in Blandinsville, Illinois.


Some teams may not bring rookies in early - ProFootballTalk - Per a league source, at least one team plans to not bring rookies in early, because that team will be doing all it can to get preparations in place for training camp.

Kurt Warner: Cam Newton can do with the Patriots what I did with the Cardinals - ProFootballTalk - Kurt Warner was a league MVP with the Rams before injuries and ineffective play saw him get cut twice and largely viewed as washed up. And then he returned to form with the Cardinals and became a Pro Bowler and Super Bowl starter again.

NFL agent Paul Sheehy on a ventilator as he battles COVID-19 - ProFootballTalk - NFL agent Paul Sheehy is on a ventilator in a Colorado hospital, battling COVID-19, Mike Klis of 9News reports.

Belichick's latest gamble could end up being his best - ProFootballTalk - Six Super Bowl wins helps secure the benefit of the doubt for a head coach, as to pretty much any decision he makes. And Bill Belichick has taken full advantage of the ability to make moves for which he’ll be praised if they work, and not criticized if they don’t.


Jay Cutler is spending quarantine trying to find a chicken murderer - - Detective Jay Cutler wants to find the animal killing his chickens

How will the lack of offseason practice time affect NFL rosters in 2020? - Windy City Gridiron - The staff at WCG has been talking about some COVID-19 related topics in regards to the NFL, so we wanted to share some of what we think with you guys in this next series of round table questions.

Infante: Back to the future - Predicting top 20 NFL QBs in 2025 - Windy City Gridiron - Which quarterbacks will be the best in the league in 2025?

Berckes' Chicago Bears History by the Decade: The 2000s - Windy City Gridiron - Episodes 10 and 11 of our limited podcast series Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History by the Decade explores what could have been in the 2000s


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