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The Bear’s Den, June 17, 2021

We lead off with a picture of CJ Marable out of Costal Carolina carrying the ball... because offseason 90-man rosters are the in thing.

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp
Chicago Bears CJ Marble (37) in action during minicamp at Halas Hall.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Soldier Field will be at full capacity for Bears games - Chicago Sun-Times - Vaccinated fans won’t have to wear masks.

Bears sign second-round pick Teven Jenkins - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears signed second-round draft pick Teven Jenkins to his rookie contract Wednesday, closing the books on their 2021 draft class before the end of mandatory minicamp.

Morrissey: Bears coach Matt Nagy is right about Justin Fields, and that scares me - Chicago Sun-Times - Starting Andy Dalton ensures that Fields will get a chance to ease into the starting role at a measured pace.

Bears WR Allen Robinson says he won’t hold out - Chicago Sun-Times - He’s unlikely to get a new deal before training camp, but Robinson won’t let that interfere with his preparation for the 2021 season.

Chicago Bears to have full capacity at Soldier Field - Chicago Tribune - In a letter to season ticket holders, Chicago Bears President/CEO Ted Phillips on Wednesday announced Soldier Field will be open at full capacity for the 2021 season.

NFL changes COVID rules for fully vaccinated players - Chicago Tribune - The NFL and NFL Players Association have updated COVID-19 protocols to loosen restrictions for fully vaccinated players and to encourage others to get the vaccine.

From Bears' 'Super Bowl Shuffle' star to murder charge — how Mike Richardson lost his way – The Athletic - Friends and former teammates struggle with the path the former NFL cornerback's life has taken.

Bears minicamp notebook: Andy Dalton connects deep, DL Eddie Goldman sits out – The Athletic - On the Bears' first day of veteran minicamp, Dalton looked like the best QB, while nose tackle Eddie Goldman's absence loomed large.

First videos from second practice of Bears minicamp - Bears Wire - Bears media members shared quick videos from Tuesday's minicamp practice, including Justin Fields and Andy Dalton throwing the ball.

Bears welcoming fans back to Soldier Field at full capacity in 2021 - Bears Wire - In a letter addressed to season-ticket holders, the Bears announced that fans will be welcomed back to Soldier Field at full capacity.

Chicago Bears to welcome fans at full capacity Soldier Field, bring back tailgating - Chicago Sun-Times - Get ready pack the coolers, load up the grills and brush on the face paint. Tailgating Bears games is back.

Bears agree to terms with LT Teven Jenkins - Bears Wire - The Bears are signing LT Teven Jenkins, which means they’ve locked up their entire rookie draft class.

Bears’ new elements of speed on offense evident in minicamp practice - Bears Wire - The Bears have placed an emphasis of adding more speed on offense, which was evident in Tuesday’s minicamp practice.

Fans to return to Soldier Field at 100% capacity for Chicago Bears games in 2021 season - ChicagoBears.com - In a letter sent to season ticket holders Wednesday, Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips writes that he’s excited to welcome them back to Soldier Field at full capacity for the 2021 season.

Bears Announce Soldier Field Will Be at Full Capacity to Start the 2021 NFL Season - Bleacher Nation - Soldier Field will be full of Bears fans when the regular season begins in September.

The Bears Have 29 Days to Get Allen Robinson the Type of Contract Extension He Seeks - Bleacher Nation - Allen Robinson II and the Bears have until July 15 to come to an agreement on a long-term deal. Otherwise, Robinson will play on the Franchise Tag.

Bears’ Allen Robinson won’t hold out ahead of 2021 season - 670 The Score - Bears star receiver Allen Robinson won’t conduct a holdout ahead of the regular season, he said Wednesday before the team’s minicamp practice at Halas Hall.

Why June isn’t the time to be mad about Justin Fields as QB2 - 670 The Score - With the debate over when Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields should start already raging, Cam Ellis of 670 The Score pleads with fans to have a little patience.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Restrictions remain in place for unvaccinated players, loosened for vaccinated players - ProFootballTalk - The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed on the COVID-19 protocols for training camp and the preseason, and they should function as a strong incentive for players to get vaccinated.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

State of the 2021 Detroit Lions: Dan Campbell era begins with promise after transformative offseason - NFL.com - It’s been a transformative offseason in Detroit, with Dan Campbell and Brad Holmes taking the reins. How will this new era begin? Adam Rank addresses the state of the Lions ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign 2nd round pick Teven Jenkins - Windy City Gridiron - The entire 2021 Draft Class of the Bears has signed!

Infante: 30-Day Challenge - Who is your favorite current Bears player? - 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.

Wiltfong: Bears trying out big DT Mike Pennel, TE Jake Butt, 3 others - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are in the middle of their only mandatory minicamp this offseason and they have five players there on a try-out basis. Five is the max they are allowed under the NFL rules, and...

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