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The Bear’s Den, June 10, 2021

Fields wows them at Minicamp while Dalton struggles

NFL: Chicago Bears OTA Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

The Jets Sure Do Make Sense as a Landing Spot For Nick Foles - Bleacher Nation - There is an expectation the Jets will kick the tires on a Foles deal at some point this summer. But will he want to go?

Chicago Bears Q&A: Allen Robinson contract extension? - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears are in the midst of their second week of voluntary organized team activities at Halas Hall, with a mandatory minicamp scheduled for next week. As he does every week, the Tribune’s Brad Biggs takes a swing at answering readers’ questions in his Bears mailbag.

Navigating Bear Markets: Trends and Outliers from the 2020 NFL Season - On Tap Sports Net - Identifying trends and outliers from the 2020 NFL season and examining how we can expect them to change in 2021.

Mike Ditka’s strategy to hype up his players irked Joe Gibbs - 670 The Score - Legendary NFL head coach and NBC analyst Joe Gibbs used to call out fellow Hall of Fame coach and analyst Mike Ditka for lying to his players in order to fire them up.

Bears rookie QB Justin Fields continues to impress at OTAs - Bears Wire - Justin Fields continues to garner recognition for his play during Bears OTAs, including Wednesday’s practice where he had some great throws.

After career year and opt-out, RB Damien Williams eager to spark Bears offense - Chicago Sun-Times - He’s far more than a gadget player. Williams is talented enough to become an essential piece in Matt Nagy’s offense.

Maskless Matt Nagy: It’s ‘different when you see people’s expressions’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach Matt Nagy pulled into the Halas Hall parking lot Wednesday and left his mask in the car. NFL rules state vaccinated coaches and players don’t have to wear them — and Nagy recently became fully vaccinated for the coronavirus.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Kareem Jackson: Deshaun Watson wants to play for the Broncos - ProFootballTalk - Deshaun Watson‘s career remains in limbo. If/when he’s able to be traded, he has a destination in mind.

Practice is perfect for Mitch Trubisky, this time in Buffalo - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bills are gushing about the quarterback’s habits, just as Bears coach Matt Nagy used to do. As for when the games start ...

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Matt LaFleur: We’ll do whatever we can to “help remedy the situation” with Aaron Rodgers - ProFootballTalk - “I”m not gonna get into my conversations with Aaron and the communication,” LaFleur said. “I think, you know, I’m naturally optimistic. But, you know, again, we’ll take it day by day and do whatever we can to help remedy the situation.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

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