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The Bear’s Den, July 15, 2020

Tarik Cohen is one of several Bears in a “prove it” year situation, plus the news of the day...

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5 reasons for pessimism as Bears prepare for training camp - Bears Wire - There are plenty of reasons for concern heading into the 2020 season.

Bears’ WR corps lands at No. 20 in Pro Football Focus rankings - - Former Chicago Bears receiver Muhsin Muhammad famously once said “Chicago is where wide receivers go to die.” Well, according to Pro Football Focus (PFF), they’re very much alive, but may only be average.

Chicago Bears star LB Khalil Mack named NFL’s top edge rusher in ESPN survey - - Bears star outside linebacker Khalil Mack has been voted as the NFL’s top edge rusher in an ESPN survey of 50 league executives, coaches, scouts and players.

Bears training camp preview: Linebackers - - Perennial Pro Bowler Khalil Mack will join veterans Robert Quinn, Danny Trevathan and Roquan Smith on a Bears linebacking corps that could be among the best in the NFL in 2020.

Chalk Talk: What role will Chicago Bears LB Barkevious Mingo fill in 2020? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what role free-agent acquisition Barkevious Mingo will fill this season, the addition of an assistant coach to the Bears’ offensive staff and pairing star outside linebackers Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn.

Chicago Bears to launch ‘Meet the Rookies’ series featuring 2020 draft picks Jaylon Johnson, Cole Kmet, Trevis Gipson - - The Bears will debut their three-part behind-the-scenes documentary series

Wood’s Advanced Defensive Stats: Pass Rush - Da Bears Blog - I was curious about the relationship between total pressures and sacks, so I took the following steps to investigate:

Madden 21: Chicago Bears team overall rating released - Bear Report - Madden 21 team ratings have leaked and we have a look at where the Chicago Bears stand as well as their Top 10 players in the game.

Chicago Bears 2020 training camp preview: Running back - Bears Report - We take a look at the running back position for the Chicago Bears in our 2020 training camp preview.

Willingness to Change with Bears a Real Key for Tashaun Gipson - - Safety Tashaun Gipson called playing for the Bears on a one-year deal a decision to pursue success over instant cash.


Grant Imahara, host of MythBusters, dies at 49 - - Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer who co-hosted "MythBusters" as well as the Netflix show "White Rabbit Project," has died. He was 49. Ken's Note: Nothing to do with football, but I spent many hours enjoying watching Grant's work, all the way from Battlebots to White Rabbit. RIP Grant.


Report: NFLPA worried about opening camps in “hot spot” cities - ProFootballTalk - Training camps are scheduled to open in two weeks, but there’s plenty of uncertainty about the ability to safely do so.

Philadelphia’s “expectation” is that Eagles games won’t have fans - ProFootballTalk - The Eagles believed that Philadelphia’s ban of large public events and gatherings through February would not apply to them. The city believes it does.

Chris Jones, Chiefs agree on four-year, $85 million contract - - NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Kansas City Chiefs and star DT Chris Jones have agreed on a four-year, $85 million deal.


2020 NFC North preview: Is the Vikings’ defensive dynasty over? - Pride Of Detroit - We get answers from one of our favorite Vikings beat writers.


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Wiltfong: Looking back at my 10 Most Important Chicago Bears of 2019 - Windy City Gridiron - In a couple days I’ll kickoff my annual 10 Most Important Bears’ series, but before I dive into the new version for 2020, I’ll look back at how I had the list in 2019.


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