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The Bear’s Den, June 9, 2021

Bears fans are smiling about Justin Fields and Chicago’s Mini-Camp, and a great big smirk towards Packers Mini-Camp

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears’ David Montgomery running faster after offseason work - RSN - The Bears running back started to find his groove in Matt Nagy’s offense towards the end of the 2020 regular season.

The Bears Will Try to Have Their Cake and Eat It Too With Justin Fields This Summer - Bleacher Nation - We’ll all know when it will be Fields’ time to shine. But in the meantime, it looks like he’ll get ample opportunities to show what he can do with the 2s.

The Jets and Bears Remain in the Running for Free Agent Right Tackle Morgan Moses - Bleacher Nation - There is a market for free agent tackle Morgan Moses, but it doesn’t sound like anyone has come correct with a deal to this point.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL and cannabis: League, union offer $1 million for pain management research - Chicago Sun-Times - Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer, listed cannabis and CBD as areas the league wants to better understand.

Ranking all 32 NFL linebacker units ahead of the 2021 season - PFF - Few teams feature one solid linebacker, let alone two, making the San Francisco 49ers more than deserving of the No. 1 spot heading into the 2021 NFL season.

Worst first-round pick at every draft slot since the 2006 NFL Draft - PFF - Six quarterbacks are among the worst draft choices at each slot since 2006, including Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Retirement would give Aaron Rodgers greater flexibility, lower financial penalty than holding out - ProFootballTalk - With Aaron Rodgers skipping Green Bay’s mandatory minicamp, the next question becomes whether he reports for training camp. For various reasons, it arguably would make more sense for him to retire than to hold out.

Column: NFC North watches Aaron Rodgers situation in Green Bay - Chicago Tribune - As long as Aaron Rodgers remains MIA in Green Bay, the NFC North is up for grabs.

5 standouts from Detroit Lions minicamp, Day 1 - Pride Of Detroit - A look at five players who stood out from Tuesday’s practice.

Davante Adams: I’ll scream on the mountaintop that I’ve got Aaron Rodgers’ back - ProFootballTalk - Aaron Rodgers wasn’t at the first day of Packers minicamp on Tuesday, which meant there were questions for players who did report about their teammate’s impasse with the team.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Top 3 Bears players to be a 1st time Pro Bowler in 2021 - Windy City Gridiron - Here are our top 3 Bears players that have the best chance to be a first time selection to the Pro Bowl team.

Chicago Bears offensive line aiming to be 'one heartbeat' - ChicagoBears.com - A one-for-all, all-for-one mentality being preached by Bears offensive line coach Juan Castillo is being fully embraced by his players, who do everything as a unit.

Berckes, Snyder & Wiltfong in Bears Over Beers: Building Blocks Draft - Windy City Gridiron - How do the greats of recent Bears teams stack up against current Bears players when projecting to the modern NFL?

Wiltfong: 30 Day Challenge - Who is your All-Time favorite Bears running back? - 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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