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The Bear’s Den, June 1, 2021

OTA’s are now underway at Halas Hall

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Nick Foles Refused Trade to Surprising NFC Team: Report - Heavy.com - Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles apparently refused to be traded to this NFC team.

Bears, Justin Fields open OTAs - Chicago Sun-Times - This You Gotta See: Fields vs. Dalton, Cubs hit the West Coast, White Sox battle inside the division.

Bears early roster prediction while ranking the positions by concern level – The Athletic - The development of Justin Fields will be closely monitored, but there are concerns at other spots, including pass rusher and the secondary.

Bears QB Justin Fields will have chance to earn starting job in camp - Bears Wire - While the Bears don’t want to rush rookie QB Justin Fields’ development, it sounds like they’re not going to hold him back either.

Chicago Bears offensive triplets rank among worst in NFL - Bears Wire - CBS Sports ranked offensive triplets for every team, and the Bears were among the worst of the group - mostly because of QB Andy Dalton.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes: ‘The only record I have my eyes set on breaking’ is going 20-0 - NFL.com - “The only record I have my eyes set on breaking, which would be new this year, is going 20-0,”

New England Patriots appear to be grooming Matt Patricia for a ‘major role’ - Pride Of Detroit - The former Lions head coach seems to already be thriving in his return to New England.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

This tweet shows how desperate opposing fans are to hate on Justin Fields - Bears Wire - Opposing NFC North fans are afraid of Justin Fields, and this tweet shows how desperate they are to hate on the Bears’ first-round pick.

Likely no compensatory picks coming for the Vikings in 2022 - Daily Norseman - A change from the past couple of seasons

The case against tall cornerback gets more support from 2020 defensive results - Acme Packing Company - Not all tall corners are bad, but the odds are stacked against them.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante's 2022 NFL Draft: Way-too-early top 50 big board - Windy City Gridiron - Let’s take an early look at some of the top prospects to keep an eye on for the 2022 NFL Draft.

Wiltfong: Remembering Young Bussey, the only Chicago Bears player killed in action - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have only had one player killed in action while serving our country, and today we remember Young Bussey.

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