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The Bear’s Den, July 2, 2021

It’s decision day for Aaron Rodgers, will he opt out?

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp
Allen Robinson II
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears Special Teams Preview 2021 - Chicago Audible Podcast - In this episode, the guys provide a complete preview of the Chicago Bears Special Teams heading into 2021 training camp.

Bears QB Justin Fields was insanely accurate on 30+ yard throws at OSU - Bears Wire - One of Bears QB Justin Fields’ greatest strengths is his deep-ball accuracy, and he was insanely accurate from 30-plus yards at Ohio State.

Chicago Bears target cornerback in 2nd round of early 2022 mock draft - Bears Wire - In this early 2022 mock draft, the Bears are addressing their cornerback need with Cincinnati’s Ahmad Gardner.

Report: Justin Fields was QB1 of 2021 draft, per 8 NFL scouts - RS - Could new Bears QB Justin Fields really end up better than Trevor Lawrence when it’s all said and done?

Christian Jones returns to Chicago Bears driven to prove himself - ChicagoBears.com - Back for a second stint with the Bears, linebacker Christian Jones is just as motivated to excel as he was when he first joined the team in 2014 as an undrafted rookie free agent.

Chicago Bears K Cairo Santos close to NFL record? - Chalk Talk - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how close Cairo Santos is to the NFL record for consecutive field goals, whether any Bears have matched what receivers Jeff Graham and Curtis Conway accomplished in 1995, and TV shows former Bears receiver Willie Gault

Advanced Defensive Stats: CB Pass Coverage - Da Bears Blog - Finally, let’s end with a look at the cornerbacks, who will have some personnel changes from 2020. Gone are veterans Kyle Fuller and Buster Skrine, while Desmond Trufant has been brought in to compete with a host of late round picks from the last few drafts.

Watch Riley Ridley Get Summed Up In Two Perfect Jacob Infante Tweets - Sports Mockery - Riley Ridley has become a sort of folk hero for some Bears fans who think he’s not getting a fair shot. So here is a perfect reasons why.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Ex-Seahawks WR Tamorrion Terry Indicted For Felony Murder - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More - Surprisingly waived by the Seahawks on Wednesday, the organization quickly washed their hands of Terry after the former Florida State star was indicted for alleged involvement in a 2018 murder in Georgia.

Lawyers for former WFT employees blast lack of transparency in NFL investigation - ProFootballTalk - Two lawyers who represent multiple former employees of the team have blasted the decision to keep the details of the misbehavior secret.

Cowboys, Jaguars, 49ers lose OTA days as part of their penalties - ProFootballTalk - Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the 49ers were ordered to cancel the final week of OTAs last month. The Cowboys and Jaguars were other teams found in violation, and they will lose practice days next offseason. The penalties were part of NFL Management Council discipline imposed on the team for violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s rules governing offseason work.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

ESPN, PFF put Vikings as one of the NFL’s ten best rosters - Daily Norseman - Do you think they’ve gotten it right?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: What is the Bears biggest X-Factor heading into the 2021 season? - Windy City Gridiron - My early guess on the Chicago Bears 2021 record has them right about in the same spot as the last two years, 8 wins. I know I’m higher on the Bears than some are, but could see this team flirting...

Wiltfong: What is the Bears biggest weakness heading into the 2021 season? - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears attacked this offseason in an effort to improve the offensive side of the ball by upgrading the depth in their running back and wide receiver room, adding a new starter and...

Wiltfong: What is the Bears biggest strength heading into the 2021 season? - Windy City Gridiron - Opinions on the Chicago Bears outlook for the 2021 season has fluctuated this entire offseason, but the consensus seems to have them around the middle of the pack in the NFL. ESPN and Pro Football...

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