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The Bear’s Den, June 12, 2021

Wrigley Field made some noise for Justin Fields, and there are mentions of Akiem Hicks and Nick Foles in trade speculation.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports



After signing his first NFL contract, Bears QB Justin Fields heads to Wrigley Field - WGN-TV - On Friday, the quarterback got to hear the cheers from 35,000 fans at Wrigley Field.

Podcast: Chicago Bears Tight End Preview 2021 - The Chicago Audible - In this episode, the guys provide a complete preview of the Chicago Bears tight ends heading into 2021 training camp.

Fowler: The five factors that have ramped up high-profile player movement - Three top-10 receivers traded in the past 15 months. Five starting quarterbacks dealt in the past four months. Thirty-three first- or second-round picks exchanged in 2021. Jack’s note: There’s notes in here about Akiem Hicks and Nick Foles. If you have ESPN+, read up.

Justin Fields signs four-year contract with Chicago Bears - - The Bears on Friday signed rookie first-round draft pick Justin Fields, a quarterback from Ohio State, to a four-year contract. They have now inked six of their seven 2021 draft selections to contracts.

Chalk Talk: First ever Chicago Bears night game on West Coast? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses if this year is the first time the Bears will open a season with a night game on the West Coast, the likelihood of rookie running back Khalil Herbert making the final roster and the best rookie year in Bears history.

RB Damien Williams excited to resume career with Chicago Bears - - After opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 with the Chiefs, new Bears running back Damien Williams is thrilled to be back on the field playing football instead of just watching it on television.

Bears’ Justin Fields gets Wrigley Field ovation - NBC Sports Chicago - Justin Fields got an official Chicago welcome from the first full capacity crowd at Wrigley Field since 2019 during Friday’s Cardinals-Cubs game.

Chicago Bears look for Trevathan to bounce back - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Danny Trevathan was graded almost at the bottom of all linebackers by Pro Football Focus last season when his defense struggled against the run but there are numbers suggesting it could be different this year as he hits age 31.

Chamberlain: How Chicago Bears can put Darnell Mooney to better use - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Wide receiver Darnell Mooney made a stamp on the Chicago Bears offense last year but to advance where coach Matt Nagy wants to see him is going to take something different from the coaching staff.

Barbieri: Bears DT Akiem Hicks could still be traded later this offseason - USA Today Bears Wire - According to Jeremy Fowler, a potential Akiem Hicks trade isn’t entirely off the table. It could heat up closer to Bears training camp.

Chicago Bears Classic: RW, Kordell, Edinger Beat AFC Champion Raiders (2003) - Da Bears Blog - This game, with highlights provided by the great NFL Primetime, provides more of those fun elements that seemed to define the era.

Podcast: Reviewing the Chicago Bears 2016 NFL Draft - 247 Sports Chicago Bears - A new episode of the Picks For Pace Chicago Bears podcast is out!

Justin Fields gets loud ovation at Chicago Cubs game - 247 Sports Chicago Bears - Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields got a standing ovation at the Chicago Cubs game on Friday afternoon.

What Are Reasonable Expectations For David Montgomery In 2021? - The Draft Network - If Montgomery really has added breakaway speed to his arsenal, the expectations should be sky-high heading into 2021


Seahawks’ Russell Wilson says there were ‘unfortunate frustrations’ after last season but he wants to stay in Seattle - ESPN - Russell Wilson spoke Thursday to reporters for the first time since February, when his public criticisms of the Seahawks led to speculation about a possible trade, and made it clear he never wanted to play anywhere else.

Kyler Murray still ‘open’ to playing baseball - - It has been two years since Kyler Murray pledged his full commitment to playing football. He has since grown into one of the top young talents in the NFL and a franchise quarterback.


Wagner: Packers make another shrewd move at linebacker with De’Vondre Campbell - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay added a veteran linebacker for the second year in a row, and may have found one athletic enough to help on all three downs.

Packers don’t hold back any of offense because it’s Jordan Love at QB1 - ESPN - The Packers “threw everything” at Love in minicamp, and he responded with an uneven three-day stint as QB1 while Aaron Rodgers stayed away.


30 Day Challenge: Who is your all-time favorite Bears special teamer? - Windy City Gridiron - When you think about Bears special teamers, the odds are strong the first player you think of is Devin Hester.

Wiltfong Jr: Pick your Chicago Bears defensive triplets - Windy City Gridiron - Which Chicago Bears threesome are you picking, team Navy, team Orange, or team White?


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