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The Bear’s Den, June 24, 2021

The Arlington Heights option gets comments both locally and by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. No word about what the lounge chair from Goodell’s basement thinks of the idea.

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp
Chicago Bears Charles Snowden (49) in action during minicamp at Halas Hall.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE AARON RODGERS SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears QB Justin Fields isn’t afraid to talk a little smack - 670 The Score - While Bears rookie QB Justin Fields doesn’t seem like someone who is a talker, he’s not afraid to talk a little smack if needed.

Arlington Heights gives the green light for possible Bears stadium - Bears Wire - The Bears are one step closer to a potential move from Soldier Field as Arlington Heights approved a possible football stadium.

Chicago Bears LB Roquan Smith named one of NFL’s top players under 25 - ChicagoBears.com - Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith has been selected as one of the NFL’s top players under 25 years old by NFL.com writer Nick Shook.

Ellis: Arlington Heights Bears? Be careful what you wish for - 670 The Score - With the debate raging over a potential Bears move to Arlington Heights, it’s worth wondering whether fans who want to see the team move know what they’re signing up for.

Goodell: Bears ‘looking to the long term’ with Arlington bid - 670 The Score - The Bears are “looking to the long term” with their bid on the Arlington Park property, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday while declining to further speculate on the team’s future at Soldier Field.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Chiefs returning to Missouri Western State University for training camp - ProFootballTalk - The Chiefs are returning to St. Joseph, Missouri, for training camp. The team announced Wednesday it will go back to Missouri Western State University this summer.

NFL to accept bids for Scouting Combine as of 2023 - ProFootballTalk - Indianapolis has been the home of the event since 1987. It will host the Combine, which was canceled in 2021, next year — perhaps for the final time.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Davante Adams: Aaron Rodgers’ situation not something Packers players ‘truly talk about’ - NFL.com - Aaron Rodgers’ future in Green Bay is the hottest talking point of this NFL offseason. Unless, of course, you happen to be a Packers player like Davante Adams.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: 6 Bears who could take advantage of 2021 preseason - Windy City Gridiron - These Bears players could use the return of the NFL preseason to make their case for either a roster spot or a starting role.

Wiltfong: Allen Robinson named 34th on the PFF Top 50 Players list - Windy City Gridiron - While A-Rob is still waiting on that new deal, he’s adding to his list of accolades with his inclusion on Pro Football Focus’ PFF50: The 50 best players in the NFL right now list by checking in at number 34.

Infante: 30-Day Challenge - Who is your all-time favorite Bears DL? - 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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