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The Bear’s Den, June 23, 2021

Are the Bears strengthening their ties to Arlington Heights, while AH also strengthens ties to the Bears?

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears WR Marquise Goodwin dubbed player to watch in training camp - Bears Wire - Bears WR Marquise Goodwin is coming off a standout offseason program, and he’s someone to watch heading into training camp.

Jaylon Johnson ready to take over as Chicago Bears No. 1 cornerback in 2021 - ChicagoBears.com - With the release of veteran Kyle Fuller, Jaylon Johnson is expected to become the Bears’ top cornerback this season—and that’s just fine with the second-year pro.

Who will be Chicago Bears #3 wide receiver? - Chalk Talk - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses who could be the Bears’ third receiver this year, the latest news on nose tackle Eddie Goldman and if the Bears, Cubs and White Sox have ever all made the playoffs in the same season.

Regardless of QB, Bears Need Better Running Game - Da Bears Blog - Whether it’s Andy Dalton or Justin Fields at quarterback, the Bears are going to have to help them out by running the ball.

Haugh: This Bears overture feels different than the rest - 670 The Score - To better understand what the Bears placing a bid to buy Arlington Park is, it helps to fully grasp what it isn’t. It isn’t a negotiating ploy.

Bernstein: Bears flirting with suburban move feels different - 670 The Score - Bears fans seem to be considering the possibility of a move to a new stadium in the suburbs much more reasonably than in the past, perhaps even uncharacteristically so.

Bears reach partnership with BetRivers, Rivers Casino - 670 The Score - The Bears have agreed to a multi-year exclusive partnership with BetRivers and Rivers Casino, the team announced Tuesday morning. Of note is that there’s a connection to the Bears’ bid to purchase Arlington Park.

Chicago Bears Q&A: Plan for Danny Trevathan? - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears just wrapped up their mandatory minicamp — and now have six weeks off before training camp in July.

Justin Fields believes in the Bears’ plan at quarterback - ProFootballTalk - “If I don’t believe in it then it’s not going to work out. So my job is strictly to get better, to be the best quarterback I can be, and help my team win,” Fields said, via Larry Hawley of WGN.

After submitting bid to buy racetrack, Bears announce sponsorship deal with racetrack’s owner - ProFootballTalk - Only days after submitting their Arlington Park bid, the Bears on Tuesday announced a sponsorship deal with the racetrack’s owner and Rivers Casino. A minority owner and principal operator of the casinos is Neil Bluhm, a minority owner of the Bulls and White Sox and one of the richest men in Chicago, according to Hub Arkush of Shaw Media.

Bears partner with Rivers Casino on sponsorship deal - Chicago Sun-Times - Rivers Casino in Des Plaines will be the official casino of the Bears and BetRivers the team’s official sportsbook under the multiyear deal.

Chicago Bears’ offer to move is serious, Arlington Heights mayor says, as village bans certain uses for race track site but keeps it open to football, racing and gambling - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears bid to move to Arlington Heights seems legitimate, and not a bluff, the village mayor said Tuesday, after local officials acted to prohibit certain uses but allow a football stadium.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Raiders President: As an organization, we're very proud of Carl Nassib - ProFootballTalk - Carl Nassib has received widespread support since publicly coming out as gay on Monday, with his jersey becoming the NFL’s top seller across the Fanatics network.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

NFC North Rundown: Bears’ defense is getting older with six starters over 30 - Acme Packing Company - Minnesota began to retool its defense this offseason, but Chicago may be nearing the beginning of its own defensive rebuild soon. Ken’s Note: While true, you guys had Blake Bortles behind center at QB this mini-camp competing with Jordan Love for QB1. I’d rather have our problems than yours.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Chicago Bears fans, who is your all-time favorite non-Bears player? - Windy City Gridiron - We looked at the Bears divisional rivals in first three parts of this roundtable, but today we open it up to the entire NFL when picking our favorite non-Chicago player.

Wiltfong: 30-Day Challenge - Who is your all-time favorite Bears offensive lineman? - 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. Today it’s all about the big guys up front.

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