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The Bear’s Den, July 14, 2021

Allen Robinson will be a Chicago Bear in 2021. Apparently after that, all bets are off...

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Allen Robinson not expected to sign long-term deal before deadline - ProFootballTalk - Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports it appears Robinson will play on his $17.88 million tag for 2021 with a long-term deal not expected.

Allen Robinson: Deadline looms for Chicago Bears WR - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears receiver Allen Robinson hasn’t yet received the long-term contract extension he wants and likely will be stuck playing out 2021 under the franchise tag.

Bears and WR Allen Robinson not expected to reach long-term deal - Bears Wire - The Bears and WR Allen Robinson aren’t expected to reach a long-term deal, which means he’ll play out the 2021 season on the franchise tag.

Bears’ Eddie Jackson just missed the cut for NFL’s top 10 safeties - Bears Wire - Bears’ Eddie Jackson has proven he can be a top safety, but it wasn’t a surprise to see him just miss the top 10 following a down 2020.

Chicago Bears 2021 defensive line preview: Akiem Hicks, Bilal Nichols, Mario Edwards Jr. - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears defensive line in 2021 will once again be powered by productive veteran Akiem Hicks and ascending fourth-year pro Bilal Nichols.

Which Chicago Bears will make first Pro Bowl in 2021? - Chalk Talk - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the Bears players with the best chances to be named to their first Pro Bowl, where George Halas ranks in all-time wins among NFL head coaches and Bears rookies who have started season openers.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Russell Okung patiently waiting for “satisfactory offer” - ProFootballTalk - Offensive tackle Russell Okung remains a free agent with the start of training camps looming. Okung plans on playing but isn’t in a hurry to sign, Adam Beasley of PFN reports.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Peyton Manning doubts Broncos will trade for Aaron Rodgers - ProFootballTalk - “I hope he plays somewhere this year. The fact that Aaron Rodgers might not play this year, I can’t fathom it,” Manning said. “He’s too good of a player, too fun to watch for the fans. I personally hope it’s in Green Bay. That’s what I see him as. I hope they can make amends and work it out. That is team is so close, if he were to leave there it’d be a major change, obviously, for them. My gut is he’s not coming to Denver. My gut is Denver’s gonna have Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater be their quarterback. At this point, you’ve kind got to know what your plan is. You can’t be having a new quarterback three weeks before the season.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears and Allen Robinson not expected to reach agreement on new deal - Windy City Gridiron - Every time a new report surfaces about Chicago Bears number one wide out Allen Robinson, it’s bad news. The latest of which comes courtesy of the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who Tweeted that the...

Sunderbruch: The Ryan Pace Bracket Challenge - Management 1 vs 8 - 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. This time we look at the early rounds of the moves outside of the draft.

Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2021: #9 Sam Mustipher - 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 next up is former UDFA from Notre Dame, center Sam Mustiper.

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