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The Bear’s Den, June 26, 2021

Marquise Goodwin had a heck of a run at the Olympic qualifiers, Da Coach Ditka offers up his opinion on the Bears’ potential move, and we get a look at Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney working out together.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears’ WR Marquise Goodwin falls short in qualifying bid for Tokyo Olympics - NFL.com - Marquise Goodwin’s pursuit of the Tokyo Olympics is over.

Countdown to Camp: Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Preview 2021 - The Chicago Audible - In this episode, the guys break down everything you need to know about this position heading into training camp as they discuss how Allen Robinson could become more dangerous with better QB play, how Darnell Mooney can evolve in Year 2, the frustrating case that is Anthony Miller, and more.

Chamberlain: Honor for Khalil Mack but Slight for Roquan Smith - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Pro Football Focus put Khalil Mack among the top 10 players in the game overall but continued to keep Roquan Smith down while playing up a less productive, older player at his position.

Chicago Bears TEs Jimmy Graham, Cole Kmet possess special bond on and off the field - ChicagoBears.com - In their first season together last year, Bears tight ends Jimmy Graham and Cole Kmet developed a special bond that was evident on and off the field.

Hughes: Why I Love Soldier Field (and don’t care if you do) - DaBearsBlog - “It’s a pretty special place.” -Bill Belichick on Soldier Field

Fitzpatrick: Why Eddie Goldman’s Impending Return Is Massive Boost For Bears - The Draft Network - The Chicago Bears seemed none too pleased about Eddie Goldman missing minicamp earlier this offseason.

Bears’ Marquise Goodwin Fails to Qualify for Tokyo Olympics at Track and Field Trials - Bleacher Report - Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquise Goodwin came up short in his quest to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Jim O’Donnell: Mike Ditka says Bears should stay in Chicago - The Daily Herald - Jim O’Donnell: Mike Ditka, one of the greatest Bears of all, said Thursday that the team should stay in Chicago.

Chicago Bear Khalil Mack lists 6-bedroom Glencoe mansion for $5M - Chicago Tribune - With Mack recently having paid $6.85 million for a three-bedroom condominium on the 28th floor of the building at 9 W. Walton St. on the Gold Coast, he is ready to move on from his Glencoe mansion.

Marquise Goodwin falls short in U.S. Olympic bid - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquise Goodwin didn’t make the long jump finals Friday at the U.S. Olympic track and field team trials in Eugene, Oregon.

POLISH SAUSAGE

New York Jets signing RT Morgan Moses to one-year deal - ESPN - Morgan Moses, 30, was released by the Washington Football Team in May in a salary-cap move.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Aaron Rodgers does indeed have an opt-out silver bullet for 2021 - ProFootballTalk - The letter agreement between the NFL and NFL Players Association from Tuesday of this week does indeed grant broad powers to all players to opt out of the 2021 season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

30-Day Challenge: Overrated Bear - 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!

When should Justin Fields start? - Windy City Gridiron - The Rule of 3 gang reviews the recent Bears’ minicamp and discusses Eddie Goldman, the 2021 defense, and whether Justin Fields should start sooner rather than later.

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