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The Bear’s Den, June 30, 2021

It’s out with June and in with July. What happens in July? Players report to training camp! We are almost there, people!

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Mike Ditka thinks Bears belong in Chicago, not Arlington Heights - RSN - Beyond that, if the Bears do move out of Soldier Field, Ditka thinks their next stadium should not have a roof.

Bears trading Greg Olsen dubbed one of worst trades since 2000 - Bears Wire - The Bears trading TE Greg Olsen to the Panthers remains one of the worst trades of the past 20 years.

Top dynamic duos in Chicago Bears history - Chalk Talk - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses his favorite Bears dynamic duos of all time, Bears players who have been named NFL MVP and the history of the league’s supplemental draft.

Chicago Bears chairman George H. McCaskey, assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly speak at 4th annual NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit - - Bears chairman George H. McCaskey and assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly were featured speakers at last week’s 4th annual NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit.

Wood’s Advanced Defensive Stats: Missed Tackles - Da Bears Blog - The Bears excelled in the missed tackle area last year, finishing with only 89, the 6th lowest mark in the NFL. To go more in-depth, let’s hone in on how individual players and units contributed to that, building on work I did last offseason. The setup here is fairly simple:

Jaylon Johnson embracing greater challenge in 2nd season - 670 The Score - Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson has much to prove in his second NFL season, when he’ll be asked to fill the void left by Kyle Fuller, whom Chicago released in March.

Khalil Mack is the Second-Best Defensive Player in Football Right Now - Bleacher Nation - Khalil Mack is good at football. He will sack your quarterback, intercept his passes, and throw his blockers around like a rag doll.

Matthew Stafford to the Rams. Julio Jones to the Titans: The best offseason move for all 32 NFL teams – The Athletic - Chicago Bears? Easy answer: Trading up and drafting Justin Fields with the 11th pick.

Bears’, Matt Nagy’s lack of identity No. 1 concern for Robert Mays - RSN - Mays thinks the Bears need some musicality to help their offense.


Remembering Joe Delaney, 38 years later - ProFootballTalk - The wake-up call arrived on June 30. Sitting at the kitchen table, eating a bowl of Frosted Flakes, and flipping through the newspaper. There it was. The headline that Joe Delaney had drowned.


Buying a stake in NFL Media could be the key to landing Sunday Ticket - ProFootballTalk - At a time when all NFL-related content has increasing value (thanks to the gambling boom), the league could finally cash in by partially cashing out, retaining control over the content and messaging while also getting someone else to maximize distribution and to absorb plenty of the operating costs.

NFL will not hold supplemental draft for second straight year - - For the second consecutive season, the league will not hold a supplemental draft in 2021, Tom Pelissero reports. Under the league’s CBA, the NFL has the right to decide whether to conduct a supplemental draft each year.


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Infante: 2022 NFL Draft - Early 2-round mock draft - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears don’t have a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, which is why we’re expanding to two rounds in an early mock draft preview!

Berckes: 30 Day Challenge - Underrated Bears - 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 will be looking at some underrated Bears.

Wiltfong: Bears and Dolphins to hold joint practices before their August 14 preseason game - Windy City Gridiron - The Athletic’s Adam Jahns reported yesterday that the Chicago Bears and the Miami Dolphins would get together for a couple of practices the week before their preseason game.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears week 1 roster projections - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest episode of my T Formation Conversation podcast — My first in over a year! — I made my predictions for the 2021 Chicago Bears depth chart. Sure it’s a bit early with training camp not...


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