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The Bear’s Den, July 27, 2020

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Adam Shaheen is gone to Miami and the roster cuts continue

Adam Shaheen at 2019 Bears Camp in Bourbonnais. Photo by Denmaster Ken.
Ken Mitchell

THE DENMASTER KEN SPECIAL

This week I’m going to share a video, one each from my favorite Youtube content providers. I hope you like the videos, and check out their channels!

Let’s start things off with 74 Gear by a 747 pilot who does aviation videos:

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

BEARRRSSSS

Here’s what Chicago Bears training camp will look like in 2020 - Bears Wire - The Bears are gearing up for the start of training camp on Tuesday, although it'll look a lot different than it has in the past.

WR Darnell Mooney dubbed key rookie sleeper for Bears - Bears Wire - One of the things that the Chicago Bears offense missed last season was speed, which was something they addressed in drafting wide receiver Darnell Mooney.

Bears Need Eddy Pineiro to Step Up from Long Distance - SI.com - Nagy said he would like more touchdowns this year instead of settling for field goals.

Bears reportedly trade Adam Shaheen to Miami Dolphins for 2021 6th round pick - NBC Sports Chicago - They'll be getting a 2021 6th round pick in return.

Chicago Bears to Trade Adam Shaheen - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears are reportedly trading tight end Adam Shaheen to the Miami Dolphins.

Eddie Goldman More Critical Within NFC North Than Ever - SI.com - There is almost an even balance between teams using the 3-4 defensive front and 4-3 now in the NFL, 15 with 3-4 and 17 with 4-3.

What Having Akiem Hicks Back Means for the Bears - 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.

Shaheen Trade Brings Bears Back Conditional Sixth-Round Pick - SI.com - The Bears didn't have to wait long to get a deal they liked for tight end Adam Shaheen. They didn't even get to training camp.

Report: Bears To Trade Adam Shaheen To Dolphins - 670 The Score - Bears tight end Adam Shaheen's disappointing tenure in Chicago is over. Chicago has agreed to trade Shaheen to the Miami Dolphins, Pro Football Talk reported Saturday evening.

Adam Shaheen traded to Dolphins, Ryan Pace draft tragedies continue - Stacking The Box - The Chicago Bears traded tight end Adam Shaheen to the Miami Dolphins, highlighting yet another example of general manager Ryan Pace's draft day ineptitude.

Bears trade second-round bust Adam Shaheen to Dolphins - Yahoo Sports - A conditional sixth-rounder is headed back to Chicago.

No player tryouts, for now - ProFootballTalk - Eventually, NFL teams will regularly be bringing free agents in for tryouts. For now, they can’t.

Joe Douglas on Jamal Adams trade: "This was an offer we couldn't ignore" - ProFootballTalk - “This was an offer we couldn’t ignore,” G.M. Joe Douglas said Saturday regarding the trade that sends safety Jamal Adams and a 2022 fourth-round pick to the Seahawks for two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and safety Bradley McDougald.

Washington releases Jeremy Vujnovich, waives Emanuel Hall - ProFootballTalk - Hall, the former Bears project out of Mizzou, was released from his third team in two years.

After June arrest, Giants releasing Pro Bowl K Rosas - NFL.com - The one-time Pro Bowl kicker's release comes in the aftermath of Rosas' arrest in mid-June following a hit-and-run in Chico, California. Ken's Note: Rojas was horrid against the Bears last season.

Bears to trade TE Adam Shaheen to Dolphins - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will get a conditional sixth-round pick in exchange for the player they took No. 45 overall three years ago.

Bears had holes to fill. How did they do? - Chicago Sun-Times - Nick Foles is an upgrade over Chase Daniel as an option to Mitch Trubisky, but only time will tell if GM Ryan Pace made the right moves to fill voids at tight end, cornerback, safety, guard and receiver.

Bears 2020 training camp questions: Does Juan Castillo really move the needle? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are betting on a big rebound from one of the NFL's worst units last season.

POLISH SAUSAGE

More teams are considering keeping a quarterback in quarantine - ProFootballTalk - Per a league source, the notion of peeling a quarterback away from the rest of the team and keeping him quarantined has begun to spread, as coaches begin to crystallize their plans for the coming season.

Jets trade Jamal Adams to Seahawks - ProFootballTalk - Jamal Adams wanted out, and he got his wish. And the Jets got a big haul of draft picks for him.

NFL, NFLPA agreement includes specific prohibitions on player activities - ProFootballTalk - Per multiple sources, the deal specifically prohibits players from engaging in certain behaviors this season. Players cannot attend indoor night clubs, indoor bars (except to pickup food), indoor house parties (with 15 or more people), indoor concerts, professional sporting events, or indoor church services that allow attendance above 25 percent of capacity. Ken's Note: This is a HUGE deal, a way that teams can ditch unwanted future guaranteed money and clear cap space for problem players... I mean, this is so general that every player will probably end up breaking one of these rules even if by accident. I'm also assuming that "professional sporting events" doesn't include the games they are playing in.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Dalvin Cook’s agent disputes latest report that Cook has said he’ll report for camp - ProFootballTalk - Dalvin Cook‘s agent, Zac Hiller, now contradicts a report that Cook has told Vikings running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu that Cook will report for training camp this week.

Report: Dalvin Cook told assistant coach that Cook plans to show for training camp - ProFootballTalk - Saturday’s strange tennis match of conflicting comments regarding Vikings running back Dalvin Cook finally has been resolved. We think.

Dalvin Cook’s agent disputes Mike Zimmer’s claim that Cook will show up for training camp - ProFootballTalk - Vikings running back Dalvin Cook told coach Mike Zimmer that Cook will be at training camp. Unless he didn’t.

New NFL Revenue Deal Means Cuts Coming - Daily Norseman - The NFL and NFLPA have agreed on a deal that will spread lost revenue this year over the next few years, in terms of lower team salary caps next year, and perhaps/probably the next few years. The...

WINDY CITY GRIDIRON MADDEN INVITATION

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears trade TE Adam Shaheen to Dolphins for 2021 conditional sixth-round pick - Windy City Gridiron - The 2017 second-round pick is on his way to Miami after a disappointing three-year run with the Bears.

Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2020: #1 The Quarterback (whomever he may be) - Windy City Gridiron - For the 12th straight year, I’m bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. Was there ever any doubt who would be atop the list?

Wiltfong; Video - How tragic was Trubisky’s 2019 season? - Windy City Gridiron - We check in on the latest video breakdown from Alex Rollins as he takes a deep dive into what went wrong with Mitchell Trubisky in 2019.

Wiltfong's 2020 NFC North Preview: Questions at cornerback for the Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - With NFL Training Camps getting underway, we wanted to take a peek around the other NFC North teams to see what they’re thinking as they prepare for the 2020 season, and to do so we got some help from our friends at SB Nation.

Wiltfong: Game on as the NFL and NFLPA finalize 2020 plan - Windy City Gridiron - On Friday the NFL and the NFLPA agreed on the final hurdles holding up the proposed plan for the 2020 season to commence. This means that camps will all open in full on July 28, there will be no...

Infante: Bears WR Allen Robinson ranked No. 93 on 2020 NFL Top 100 - Windy City Gridiron - This marks Robinson’s second appearance on the annual list of his career.

Wiltfong: Bears let 3 go and officially announce the details of the Shaheen trade - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears appear to be getting down to the 80 man roster limit rather that staying at 90 and practicing in a split squad during camp.

Wiltfong’s 2020 NFC North Preview: Lions defense still unsettled - Windy City Gridiron - With NFL Training Camps getting underway, we wanted to take a peek around the other NFC North teams to see what they’re thinking as they prepare for the 2020 season, and to do so we got some help from our friends at SB Nation.

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