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The Bear’s Den, June 15, 2021

Mandatory Mini-Camp opens today at Halas Hall with no hold-out drama

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Lake Barrington’s Cole Kmet might just be Justin Fields’ favorite red-zone target some day soon – Shaw Local - With Cole Kmet entering year two and touchdown-machine Jimmy Graham still around, Bears tight ends could be poised for a big 2021 season.

Bears WR Allen Robinson to report for minicamp: source - Chicago Sun-Times - After missing OTAs, Robinson plans to be at Halas Hall for minicamp Tuesday.

Bears take a look at Brandon Marshall — the LB, not the WR - Chicago Sun-Times - The veteran linebacker, and not the former firebrand Bears receiver, worked out at Halas Hall, sources confirmed.

Chicago Bears: Storylines to watch in June - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears — after consecutive seasons of finishing in the bottom 10 of the league in total yardage and points scored — have a long way to go to become a high-powered offense. But there already are signs of significant progress.

Bears’ David Montgomery set for ‘huge year’ per Maurice Jones-Drew - RSN - David Montgomery finished the 2020 season with over 1,000 rushing yards, but MJD thinks he can play even better.

Madden 22 cover: 10 Bears GOATs who could make the cut - RSN - EA teased the reveal of the new cover for this year’s edition of Madden in a teaser video.

More Guesses That Matt Nagy Will Slow Play the Justin Fields Experience - Bleacher Nation - It sounds like Matt Nagy will have a hard time not playing Justin Fields to start the season.

Allen Robinson is Set to Report to Mandatory Minicamp - Bleacher Nation - Despite getting no traction on an extension, Allen Robinson II reportedly plans on showing up for mandatory minicamp.

QB Justin Fields sporting a Bears jersey for the first time - Bears Wire - We’re finally getting a look at QB Justin Fields wearing a Bears jersey - and it isn’t photoshopped!

POLISH SAUSAGE

The Draft Scout Roster Grades: NFC North - The Draft Scout - Our team-by-team look at every division in the NFL continues with the NFC North—a division that hinges on the future of Aaron Rodgers. If the Green Bay Packers’ superstar quarterback returns to Lambeau, the Packers remain the team to beat in the North. But if Rodgers doesn’t return due to a trade or sitting out the season, who will step up in their place?

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Projecting the Packers’ Final Roster Post-Minicamp - Acme Packing Company - A position-by-position breakdown of Green Bay’s summer roster, with final roster projections and analysis.

Von Miller ignores Aaron Rodgers rumors, reasoning that "we have Drew Lock" - ProFootballTalk - “It’s crazy to think about, you know, getting an Aaron Rodgers,” Miller said at his fifth pass-rushing summit on Saturday, via Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “You put him on any team in the league and he changes that team.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Report - Allen Robinson will be at Bears minicamp this week - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are having a three-day mandatory minicamp that kicks of tomorrow and A-Rob will be in the house.

Duerrwaechter: 30 Day Challenge - The coach who got away - Windy City Gridiron - Every day in the month of June we’ll ask a different Chicago Bears related question to our readers. Make sure you guys participate the entire month so we can all get to know the WCG community a little better.

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