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The Bear’s Den, July 1, 2020

Questions about training camp for the entire league abound, and Jay takes the chicken hunt to a new level

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Welcome to Jay Cutler’s Chicken Songs week... Ken’s Note: This song is WAY not safe for work...



How Oliver Davis Knew Bears Cornerback Kindle Vildor Would Become an NFL Player - Chicago Audible Blog - Private defensive backs coach Oliver Davis II saw something special the first time he worked with Chicago Bears fifth-round draft pick CB Kindle Vildor.

Five Chicago Bears Who Can Cash In After 2020 - On Tap Sports Net - Who will make it and who will fake it? These five candidates have a chance to cash in off big seasons.

Who Gets the Start, Deon Bush or Tashaun Gipson? - On Tap Sports Net - Who will be the Bears’ starting strong safety this season?

History Says Bears Need Patience with Cole Kmet - - Cole Kmet faces a daunting task this year with the Bears as a rookie tight end in a league and a city where rookie tight ends usually contribute little.

Chicago Bears: 5 reasons Nick Foles is better option than Cam Newton - Bears Wire - This offseason, the Chicago Bears were looking to bring in competition at quarterback for Mitchell Trubisky. There were a few options, but the Bears brought in Nick Foles via trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

OL Germain Ifedi expects smooth transition in joining Chicago Bears - - After hearing great things about the Bears’ culture from a former teammate last year, offensive lineman Germain Ifedi is excited about experiencing it firsthand this season.

Chalk Talk: Who were the best two-way players in Chicago Bears history? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the best two-way players in Bears history, the second and third Mount Rushmores of all-time Bears greats and why the Decatur Staleys’ 1919 season is not officially recognized in the franchise record book.

Should Pace Get Another Shot at QB? History Shows Patience with Young GM Has Value.- Da Bears Blog - As the fate of the Bears franchise rests on their ability to find a franchise quarterback, it is easy to question a general manager who has missed at the position so often. But history suggests Ryan Pace has as good a shot at finding the team’s first franchise quarterback in more than 50 years as anyone else does.

PFF believes the Lions are best bet to win the NFC North in 2020 - Bears Wire - The Bears are looking to reclaim the NFC North crown, but they’ll have to best the Packers, Vikings...and the Lions. Ken’s Note: You lost me at “PFF believes”


Ron Rivera: Circumstances didn't allow for team to go after Cam Newton - ProFootballTalk - Washington could have signed Cam Newton. It didn’t.

NFLPA president issues important reminder as planning for 2020 season continues - ProFootballTalk - Before the NFL can finalize its plans for 2020, the NFL Players Association must agree to those plans. Whether part of an orchestrated P.R. campaign or not, fans will choose sides if it appears that the league and union can’t agree on one or more issues.

NFL players planning Thursday call to discuss "what to expect" at camp - ProFootballTalk - During an appearance on NFL Network Tuesday, Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward added his voice to those of other players who are unsure what training camp and the 2020 season are going to look like.

Some teams are thinking about game-day travel in 2020 - ProFootballTalk - The planning for the 2020 NFL season includes a revolutionary, and risky, approach to traveling to road games. Per a league source, multiple teams intend to fly to and from road games on the day of the game.

Cam Newton, Khalil Mack headline NFL players under the most pressure in 2020 - Which NFL players are under the most pressure to perform in 2020? Adam Schein puts the spotlight on nine individuals, including the New England Patriots' new quarterback, Cam Newton.



Infante: Bears the worst team at covering the spread in 2019 - Windy City Gridiron - Betting on the Bears was not a fruitful outcome for most last season.

Wiltfong: NFL training camps still set to open up July 28 - Windy City Gridiron - While there’s still time to alter the offseason schedule if need be, as of right now the NFL is planning to allow teams to open training camps on July 28, which is what was planned all along.


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