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The Bear’s Den, May 22, 2021

The Chicago Tribune has a great piece on Thomas Graham Jr. learning both open cornerback positions, and our own WhiskeyRanger has a hype video for Justin Fields.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chalk Talk: Who is Chicago Bears’ top undrafted rookie free agent? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the highest-ranked undrafted free agents signed by the Bears, rookie quarterbacks who have started for the Bears and the benefit of designating a player as a post-June 1 cut.

Khyiris Tonga seeking to make positive first impression with Chicago Bears - ChicagoBears.com - Before the pads come on in training camp, Bears rookie seventh-round pick Khyiris Tonga, a nose tackle from BYU, is hoping to show coaches that he’s quick and adept at using his hands.

Perfetti: Why Eddie Goldman Will Be An All-Pro in 2021 - On Tap Sports Net - The Bears defense took a step back in 2020 in Eddie Goldman’s absence. His return should be a thunderous one that improves the entire unit.

Chicago Bears’ Top-25 Offseason Moves of 2021 - The Chicago Audible - It was a hectic offseason for the Chicago Bears full of franchise-altering decisions. In this episode, Will and Nick begin sharing their Top-25 moves the Bears have made in 2020. Listen as they kick things off by discussing moves 11-25.

Hoge: Bears’ Justin Fields ahead of where Mitch Trubisky was as rookie - NBC Sports Chicago - Justin Fields had an eye-opening rookie minicamp, but how did it compare to what Mitch Trubisky showed four years ago?

Thomas Graham Jr. is ready for Chicago Bears cornerback competition - Chicago Tribune - Thomas Graham Jr. hopes to seize the opportunity the Chicago Bears are presenting him after they picked him at No. 228 in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL draft.

POLISH SAUSAGE

The Deshaun Watson lawsuits: new information—and more context - Sports Illustrated - A star quarterback with a sparkling reputation and enormous power, an industry relegated to the hidden corners of the sports world, misleading and imprecise information shared with the public, and a long overdue conversation about consent. Here’s what you need to know to understand the Deshaun Watson cases.

Russell Wilson drama is ‘old news’ to Seahawks, Pete Carroll says - NFL.com - It was a bit of a tumultuous season for the Seahawks concerning franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, but head coach Pete Carroll says that’s all.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers WR Malik Taylor signs exclusive rights free agent tender - Acme Packing Company - Taylor was a special teams regular while throwing in a few snaps on offense in 2020.

How the Packers ‘screwed themselves’ with Aaron Rodgers contract - New York Post - An anonymous NFL team executive weighed in on the tense situation between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

OSS - Justin Fields: It’s Time (Video) - Windy City Gridiron - It’s not quite Justin Fields time in Chicago yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend…

THE RULES

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