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The Bear’s Den, June 5, 2021

The Bears are on break during offseason OTAs, resuming on June 7. In the meantime read up about Justin Fields, David Montgomery, Jaylon Johnson, Cairo Santos, and more!

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears coach Matt Nagy: Rookie QB Justin Fields ‘everything’ they envisioned - ESPN - Fields begins his first offseason as the Bears’ No. 2 quarterback, behind Andy Dalton, but the rookie is already showing signs of being a leader.

It didn’t take long for Justin Fields to become anti-Packers - 670 The Score - While Chicago rookie quarterback Justin Fields may need to have patience before he takes over the starting job, he’s already ahead of the game in developing a good Bears mentality.

Montgomery driven to reach untapped potential - ChicagoBears.com - Although David Montgomery was the only NFL player to record at least 1,000 yards rushing and 400 yards receiving last year, the talented Bears running back is aiming even higher as he enters his third pro season.

Countdown to Camp 2021: Chicago Bears Defensive Line Preview - The Chicago Audible - This week the guys continue Countdown to Camp by breaking down the first position on defense as they share their in-depth preview of the Chicago Bears’ Defensive Line.

Stadium authority lets Chicago taxpayers off the hook, refinances $21.4 million in Soldier Field debt - Chicago Sun-Times - The $660 million in bonds that funded Soldier Field’s renovation are paid off with city hotel tax revenue — but it was assumed that revenue would grow 5.5% a year. If not, Chicago taxpayers are supposed to make up the difference.

Deciphering What's What in Conflicting Reports on Bears' Starting QB Situation - On Tap Sports Net - There have been conflicting reports regarding the Chicago Bears' starting QB. Here is a breakdown of the comments and possible outcomes.

Is Jaylon Johnson Ready To Be De Facto CB1 In Chicago? - The Draft Network - When the Chicago Bears made the move to release All-Pro cornerback Kyle Fuller to get some salary-cap relief, it put the weight of the Bears’ secondary on the shoulders of Jaylon Johnson. Ironically, the success of Johnson as CB1 largely depends on his shoulders and their health.

Who is the highest-paid player in Chicago Bears history? - NBC Sports Chicago - Where do Jay Cutler, Khalil Mack and Brian Urlacher rank among the richest players in Bears history?

Chicago Bears: David Montgomery says he has ‘untapped potential’ - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery put together an encouraging stretch of games to close the 2020 season. But he believes he’s capable of more.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions sign RB Michael Warren, waive RB Rakeem Boyd - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have added a running back who is not named Todd Gurley.

Vikings sign CB Bashaud Breeland - Daily Norseman - A few weeks after they met with him.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Roundtable: What is your fav place to watch games and do you have any rituals? - Windy City Gridiron - Every day in the month of June we’ll ask a different Chicago Bears related question to you guys. Make sure you participate the entire month so we can get to know our WCG community a little better.

Wiltfong Jr: Cairo Santos was really, really accurate in 2020 - Windy City Gridiron - When it comes to making field goals in the NFL, kickers have 18 feet, 6 inches to work with above the crossbar that’s 10 feet off the ground.

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