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The Bear’s Den, July 12, 2021

Some Bears are working out together during their last break of the summer...

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Trade Candidate: Bears QB Nick Foles - Normally, a team would probably let the veteran third-stringer go so he could find his next gig before training camp. However, it’d end up costing the Bears more to cut Foles than keep him.

Vernon Hills allows Hawthorn Mall to provide parking for Chicago Bears fans attending training camp at Halas Hall - Chicago Tribune - The Vernon Hills Village Board approved a resolution that will allow Chicago Bears fans attending the team’s training camp to use Hawthorn Mall for parking — then be shuttled to Halas Hall in nearby Lake Forest.

NFL 100: At No. 96, Mike Ditka ‘put the fear of God’ in NFL defenses – The Athletic - He’s known by many for his coaching successes, but the Bears and Cowboys great revolutionized the tight end position.

Justin Fields: His 50 Best Plays from Ohio State - It’s 20 minutes and 50 seconds of Fields’ best work with the Buckeyes. Enjoy it:

David Montgomery dubbed Bears’ most-likely first-time Pro Bowler - Bears Wire - David Montgomery was NFL.com’s pick to be Chicago’s first-time Pro Bowler in 2021.

Bears QB Andy Dalton and WR Darnell Mooney training together - Bears QB Andy Dalton is getting some reps in with WR Darnell Mooney ahead of training camp later this month.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Reports: Falcons cut Barkevious Mingo amid child sex offense case - ProFootballTalk - The Atlanta Falcons have released linebacker Barkevious Mingo after allegations of indecent sexual conduct with a child came to light after he posted bond in Tarrant County, Texas, according to multiple reports.

CFL players union alarmed after 4 Roughriders suffer torn Achilles tendons in 6 minutes - ProFootballTalk - The Canadian Football League did not play at all last season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which means the CFL needs to be particularly cautious about players easing themselves back into football shape. The CFL players union says that did not happen at team workouts this week.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Aaron Rodgers will "figure things out in a couple weeks" - ProFootballTalk - “I’m going to enjoy the hell out of this week,” Rodgers said, “and then I’m going to get back to working out, and figure things out in a couple weeks.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Duerrwaechter: A Journey Home - Why the Bears’ Interest in Arlington Heights Makes Complete Sense - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have played at Soldier Field for over 40 years. Our guy ECD thinks it’s well past time for a new stadium.

Wiltfong: Is national appreciation for David Montgomery growing? - Windy City Gridiron - If analysts keep saying nice things about Montgomery he’ll need to find some other bulletin board material to get the juices flowing.

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