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The Bear’s Den, June 28, 2021

It’s one more Monday closer to training camp!

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp
Chicago Bears Danny Trevathan (59) warms up
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Nah, Mitch Trubisky and the Bears Aren’t the Mother-Effers Tom Brady Was Talking About - Bleacher Nation - Tom Brady talking spicy about a team that gave him the cold shoulder for a lesser QB gets better every time.

Bears’ Cole Kmet learning from Greg Olsen, Travis Kelce at TEU - RSN - Kmet already has future Hall of Famer Jimmy Graham as a mentor, but the more the merrier.

Justin Fields’ better Bears beginning, ranking the WRs and more: 5 takeaways – The Athletic - The Bears have created a better situation for rookie quarterback Justin Fields than they had for Mitch Trubisky four years ago.

Chicago Bears 2021 Bounce back Candidate: DT Eddie Goldman - Bears Report - What should we expect from Eddie Goldman as he returns in 2021?

Source: Bears weren’t the team Tom Brady was referring to - ProFootballTalk - Colin Cowherd insists that Tom Brady was talking about the Bears when explaining that a team was interested in him late in the 2020 free-agency process before deciding against signing him and (as Brady put it) “sticking with that motherf–ker.” Per multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation, it wasn’t the Bears.

Ex-Bears QB Erik Kramer back from the brink - Chicago Sun-Times - He’s grateful to be alive after suicide try, myriad trials and tribulations.

Column: How Chicago Bears moved to Arlington Heights in 2034 - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears’ 2034 home opener finally is upon us. After another grueling rebuild, fans are once again excited about the Bears’ Super Bowl prospects — and the debut of their new retractable dome in Arlington Heights.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Tom Brady knows the train is pulling into the station - ProFootballTalk - “We’re coming to the end,” he said at one point. “It’s coming to the end.”

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Aaron Rodgers opt out unlikely by July 2 deadline - ProFootballTalk - The problem, as one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it, is this: With a deadline of July 2 and with the decision irrevocable, Rodgers won’t be ready to give up on playing this year in just five days.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zimmerman: 30 Day Challenge - Change One Thing in Chicago Bears History: Draft Terry Bradshaw - 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’s topic; change one thing in Bears history.

Wiltfong: Khalil Mack named 6th on the PFF Top 50 Players list - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have a second* player that cracked Pro Football Focus’ PFF50: The 50 best players in the NFL right now list, and this one should be no surprise as Khalil Mack has been one of the...

Silverstein: 30-Day Challenge - My most painful Bears memory — Super Bowl XLI - Windy City Gridiron - Kelvin Hayden scampered down the sideline and my nightmares came true. All around me, my friends and family were groaning and pleading and crying for his capture at the hands of desperate Bears...

Duerrwaechter: The Mother of all Shopping Sprees - How the Chicago Bears Originally Planned for Free Agency - Windy City Gridiron - What actually happened, versus what reportedly was planned, wound up being two different scenarios for the Chicago Bears this offseason.

Wiltfong: Allen Robinson coming to Topgolf Schaumburg for his Within Reach Foundation - Windy City Gridiron - A-Rob continues doing great things for the city...

Duerrwaechter: Game of Torts - How the Supreme Court’s Historic 9-0 Ruling Against the NCAA will Impact the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Our own ECD has some strong thoughts in his opinion on the massive decision made by the SCOTUS against the NCAA.

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