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The Bear’s Den, July 6, 2021

Welcome to Tuesday here in the Bear’s Den. And no, in case you were wondering, the ‘ in Bear’s is not a typo... I am a Bear, this is my Den*

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp
Chicago Bears Elijah Wilkinson warms up during minicamp 
Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Ranking all 32 RB1s heading into 2021: Montgomery dissed yet again - NFL.com - Maurice Jones-Drew ranks all 32 RB1s heading into the 2021 NFL season. Ezekiel Elliott lands just outside of the top five while a few second-year backs are knocking on the door of the top 10. Check out MJD’s full pecking order.

Bow Wow is livid that his Falcons didn’t draft Bears QB Justin Fields - Bears Wire - The Bears finally appear to be on the right side of a quarterback draft pick with Justin Fields.

Chicago Bears 2021 Bounceback Candidate: RB Tarik Cohen - Bear Report - Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen should have a bounce back year if he can manage to stay healthy in 2021.

Picks For Pace Podcast: Evaluating Ryan Pace as a Drafter - Bears Report - We breakdown the drafts for Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace on the latest Pick’s for Pace podcast episode!

POLISH SAUSAGE

Ricky Williams hopes Sha’Carri Richardson case leads to more talk of changing marijuana rules - ProFootballTalk - During his NFL career, Ricky Williams was suspended repeatedly for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, and that led to him becoming an outspoken advocate for allowing athletes to use marijuana.

Bengals rookie Darius Hodge arrested for alleged assault from 2019 - ProFootballTalk - Bengals rookie pass rusher Darius Hodge had his Fourth of July interrupted by an arrest arising from an alleged incident from two years ago.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Three improved positions the Packers should unveil in 2021 - Acme Packing Company - Health and an extra year of seasoning should lead to a more reliable inside linebacker unit, specifically, next season.

THE RULES

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*Denmaster Ken