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The Bear’s Den, July 13, 2021

Aaron Rodgers keeps the Packers hanging... I’m good with that...

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp
Chicago Bears CJ Marble warms up during minicamp at Halas Hall.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Under Center Podcast: Matt Nagy joins the Under Center podcast - RSN - Bears head coach Matt Nagy sits with Ken Davis to discuss the upcoming season, the run game, and Justin Fields.

2021 NFL power rankings: What’s realistic for Bears amid QB transition? - Chicago Sun-Times - All the Bears’ hype centers on their hopes for 2022. But there’s still an entire season before that.

Large tenant — like Chicago Bears — would work best on Arlington Park site, developers say - Chicago Tribune - A balanced mix of uses could work at the Arlington Park site, developers say, if there was a large, marquee, anchor tenant to increase the value of the surrounding land.

Bears fan survey 2021: Justin Fields, Andy Dalton and the future of Soldier Field – The Athletic - When will Justin Fields get his first start? Which players are primed to break out or bounce back? Take our Bears fan survey.

Bears’ Roquan Smith named among the best linebackers in the NFL - Bears Wire - ESPN released their list of the top linebackers in the NFL, where Bears LB Roquan Smith landed at No. 6. Although his ranking seemed low.

Former Bears QB Jay Cutler opens up about symptoms linked to CTE - RSN - Several quarterbacks across the NFL have opened up about similar brain problems recently, including Jim McMahon.

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Before, But Matt Nagy Has a Plan to Get the Run-Game Going - Bleacher Nation - Matt Nagy says he doesn’t hate running the ball, but...

Here’s a Delicious Comp For Justin Fields - Bleacher Nation - And they said the perfect food-football analogy doesn’t exist.

2021 Chicago Bears offensive line preview: Cody Whitehair, James Daniels, Germain Ifedi, Teven Jenkins - ChicagoBears.com - With four of five starters returning, the Bears offensive line hopes to pick up this year where it left off during the second half of last season when the reconfigured unit helped key an offensive resurgence.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL suffers setback in Rams relocation litigation - ProFootballTalk - Via Randy Karraker of 101 ESPN, a judge has ruled that the plaintiffs in the litigation shall have access to information regarding the financial worth of Commissioner Roger Goodell and five NFL owners: Rams owner Stan Kroenke, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Giants owner John Mara, and former Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Aaron Rodgers’ timeline will only prolong the story - ProFootballTalk - In a couple of weeks, he’s due to report for training camp. So will he figure things out the day before the start of a five-month commitment? How will he not know — how does he not already know — what he plans to do? He’s had six months to “figure things out” about his future playing career. At this point, he shouldn’t need two more weeks.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: 2022 NFL Draft - Offensive tackles Bears should take early look at - Windy City Gridiron - Could the Bears look to one of these offensive tackles in the 2022 NFL Draft to pair with Teven Jenkins?

Sunderbruch: The Ryan Pace Bracket Challenge - Windy City Gridiron - It’s the offseason and the Bears’ GM is probably either the best ever or the worst ever. It’s time for some fun in looking at the offseason wins and losses of the man from Flower Mound, Texas.

Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2021: #10 Eddie Goldman - Windy City Gridiron - For the 13th straight year I’m bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season, and kicking off the list is the nose tackle.

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