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The Bear’s Den, May 7, 2021

OTA’s & camps are now on the schedule... Wonder who will show up at Halas Hall?

Chicago Bears Training Camp
Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano (L) talks with head coach Matt Nagy during training camp at Halas Hall on August 18, 2020 in Lake Forest
Photo by Nam Y. Huh-Pool/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Who doesn’t want to re-live this moment?

Chicago Bears Release Minicamp and OTA Schedule - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears announced their 2021 minicamp and OTA schedule on Wednesday afternoon.

Anatomy of a Draft-Day Trade (and 4 Non-Trades) - 33rdteam - The Chicago Bears were set on trading up in last week’s draft to acquire Ohio State QB Justin Fields — so much so that they made trade offers to all 5 teams picking between 8 and 12

How the Chicago Bears Win in Aaron Rodgers Standoff - Sports Illustrated - Here are the potential scenarios in the Aaron Rodgers standoff with the Green Bay Packers, best to worst from a Chicago Bears standpoint.

How Chicago Bears Tight End Picture Can Change - Sports Illustrated - Here’s who is available and might be available to the Chicago Bears if they see the need for a third tight end or someone to be on board when Jimmy Graham’s time is over in the NFL.

Has Chicago Bears OL Teven Jenkins ever played left tackle? - Chalk Talk - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how often second-round pick Teven Jenkins lined up at left tackle at Oklahoma State, the timetable for signing undrafted free agents and how many times the Bears have drafted “Mr. Irrelevant.”

Bears Can’t Let Rodgers Set Their QB Timetable - Da Bears Blog - It’s been a week since Justin Fields became the next quarterback of the Chicago Bears. It’s been that same week since Aaron Rodgers decided he would no longer go gentle into that Green Bay night.

Fields so intelligent one test couldn’t measure his ability - 670 The Score - Back in early April, former NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez made an interesting revelation on the Pat McAfee Show. Sanchez explained that Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields aced an aptitude test.

Justin Fields’ arrival starts a new era for the Chicago Bears. How much optimism should fans have? And what’s next for the Bears and their new QB? - Chicago Tribune - With the selection of Justin Fields in the first round of the NFL draft, a new era has arrived for the Chicago Bears. What’s next for the franchise in their quarterback journey?

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Brad Holmes: Kerryon Johnson's status with Lions is not resolved - ProFootballTalk - Lions General Manager Brad Holmes says the status of running back Kerryon Johnson has not been determined.

Do Packers prefer an Aaron Rodgers retirement to a trade? - ProFootballTalk - By all appearances, the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have set up shop on the other side of a thick line in the sand, and no one is budging. Unless the two sides reach a compromise (if there was a compromise to be had, it arguably would have already happened), someone will have to blink.

Jared Goff: "Nice vote of confidence" that Lions didn't draft a QB - ProFootballTalk - Quarterback Jared Goff said on Thursday that he thinks he’ll be well protected by the Lions offensive line during the 2021 season and first-round pick Penei Sewell is one of the guys who will be blocking in front of him.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Which was the worst Bears draft pick? - Windy City Gridiron - We led this round of WCG questions off with a no brainer yesterday, so today we had to flip the script and make our guys think.

Wiltfong: NFL announced offseason workout schedule, Bears’ rookies hit the field on May 14 - Windy City Gridiron - The NFL and the Chicago Bears have announced their entire offseason workout schedule.

Sunderbruch: Not Many Eggs in One Basket - Windy City Gridiron - The 2021 NFL draft has deservedly earned Ryan Pace the esteem of draftniks, armchair GMs, and the twitter-verse. However, there’s a point where quantity becomes quality.

Wiltfong: How sure are we about Justin Fields? - Windy City Gridiron - A recent segment on the SB Nation NFL Show has them wondering about the Bears top draft pick, Justin Fields.

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