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The Bear’s Den, June 19, 2021

Can Jake Butt crack the 53-man roster?

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Roster Moves: Bears sign three free agents - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Friday signed three players who participated in minicamp on a tryout basis: defensive tackle Mike Pennel, tight end Jake Butt and offensive tackle Tyrone Wheatley Jr.

Bears Sign Tight End Jake Butt - On Tap Sports Net - In a slew of signing announcements Friday morning, the Chicago Bears added TE Jake Butt, DL Mike Pennel, and OL Tyrone Wheatley Jr.

Chicago Bears Sign Jake Butt and Mike Pennel - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - The Chicago Bears signed three players at need positions following minicamp in tight end Jake Butt, defensive lineman Mike Pennel and converted tackle Tyrone Wheatley Jr.

Chicago Bears Linebacker Preview 2021 - The Chicago Audible - In this episode, the guys provide a complete preview of the Chicago Bears linebackers heading into 2021 training camp.

Chamberlain: Biggest Chicago Bears Minicamp Winners and Losers - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Quarterback Justin Fields got valuable exposure to veterans at minicamp, there were no contact drills or pads, but the Chicago Bears came away with three big losers and three big winners from three days of work before moving on to training camp in late July.

Can a Veteran Defense Make 2021 a Playoff Season? - DaBearsBlog - What if Khalil Mack does more than generate pressures and receive analytical praise? What if he actually buries a dozen quarterbacks this season? What if Robert Quinn looks like the Robert Quinn that played in the NFL for all those years previous to landing at O’Hare and trying his first Portillo’s hot dog?

Kindle Vildor Showing Growth in Chicago Bears Minicamp - 247 Sports Chicago Bears - Defensive back Kindle Vildor has impressed so far at minicamp for the Chicago Bears.

Jay Cutler: ‘CTE is coming at some point’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Jay Cutler is starting to feel the effects of his 12-year NFL career — and fears it will only get worse.

Chicago Bears: Proposed stadium moves since 1971 - Chicago Tribune - While the Chicago Bears have called Soldier Field home since 1971, the team has discussed or proposed playing its games elsewhere throughout much of the last 50 years. The Bears’ latest interest: a bid to buy the Arlington International Racecourse property in northwest suburban Arlington Heights.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bills’ Stadium plans won’t include major differences, per report - Buffalo Rumblings - Staying in Orchard Park? Sounds like it

Tom Brady on playing until he’s 50: ‘Even for me, that’s a long time’ - NFL.com - Bucs GM Jason Licht has said he’d let the ageless Tom Brady play until he’s 50. Even for the all-time great, that might be stretching it a bit,. Brady has two seasons left on his recently signed extension with the Buccaneers and intends to make a decision

Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes share Madden 22 front as EA features two cover athletes for first time in 12 years - ESPN - Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are sharing the cover of Madden 22, marking the first time two players are on the game’s front in over a decade.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Calvin Johnson wanted to play elsewhere before retiring - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions still have a long way to go with Calvin.

Detroit Lions sign WR Chad Hansen, waive UDFA WR Jonathan Adams - Pride Of Detroit - Lions swap reserve wide receivers, opting for a veteran over a UDFA.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

30-Day Challenge: Appreciating Bears linebacker Dante Jones - Windy City Gridiron - Today’s question is a tough one, given the storied history of the franchise, but if you HAD to pick a favorite Bears linebacker, who would it be?

Chicago Bears Sign TE Jake Butt - Windy City Gridiron - He is the second veteran addition in two days, and brings in a credible amount of potential to the Bears’ tight end position.

Bears facing 10th-best odds in NFC to make playoffs - Windy City Gridiron - Bettors are bearish on Chicago’s playoff chances in 2021.

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