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The Bear’s Den, May 26, 2023

What is it with all the trolling from other NFC North fans this year?

Chicago Bears Offseason Workout
Aron Cruickshank #84 of the Chicago Bears takes part in a drill during OTAs at Halas Hall on May 23, 2023 in Lake Forest, Illinois.
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Dannehy: Leonard Floyd Returning Best Answer to Pass Rush Problem - Da Bears Blog - Leonard Floyd’s career was seen as a disappointment.

Can Justin Fields lead the Chicago Bears to double digit wins in 2023? - In this episode, the guys go through different scenarios, including if they believe Justin Fields will play in 17 games this season, and give their overall confidence rankings.

DJ Moore, Tremaine Edmunds quickly show why 2023 Bears will be different - NBC Sports Chicago - The writing was on the wall for the 2022 Bears during OTAs. But there was a different feel during the first OTA session of 2023, with DJ Moore and Tremaine Edmunds showing why the arrow is pointing up for the rebuilding Bears.

Bears OTAs bring shaky offensive line depth into sharp relief - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears made several moves to improve their starting offensive line, but the depth leaves something to be desired.

NFL’s new kickoff rule may not work as intended per Bears coach - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears head coach Matt Eberflus was skeptical of the NFL’s new kickoff rule when asked about it at OTAs.

Bears’ Justin Fields 2nd in NFL on NextGen speed list - NBC Sports Chicago - We knew Justin Fields was fast just from watching, but now we’ve got the data to prove he’s one of the fastest.

Dannehy: Leonard Floyd Returning Best Answer to Pass Rush Problem - Da Bears Blog - Leonard Floyd’s career was seen as a disappointment.

Bears’ starting O-line seems to already be taking shape - 670 - Throughout the 2022 season, coach Matt Eberflus and the Bears often spoke of the need to identify and play their best five offensive linemen. It proved to be a challenging process as the group collectively struggled.


Lions agree to trade for Riley Patterson - ProFootballTalk - The Lions announced that they have agreed to a trade that will send Patterson back to one of his former teams. An undisclosed draft pick will be going back to the Jaguars in the deal.


NFL suspends Jets CB Brandin Echols for one game - ProFootballTalk - Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Echols has been suspended for one game by the league. The reason for the suspension was not announced.

Sean Payton explains decision to release Brandon McManus - ProFootballTalk - The Broncos surprisingly released kicker Brandon McManus earlier this week. It arguably shouldn’t have been a surprise.

Antonio Brown says he will play for the Albany Empire on Saturday - ProFootballTalk - The former NFL receiver owns the Albany Empire of the National Arena League. He will play for the team in a game against Fayetteville.

Jameson Williams: I'm not a gambler; I'm a football player - ProFootballTalk - Jameson Williams learned of his six-game suspension for violating the league’s gambling policy a day before the league announced it.

Davante Adams: Things get taken out of context, I love everybody here - ProFootballTalk - Recent comments from Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams about the team’s direction created questions about his relationship with head coach Josh McDaniels and General Manager Dave Ziegler, but Adams said Thursday that there’s no issues.


Bear Bones: NFC North Primer - Windy City Gridiron - Join us LIVE at FIVE on our 2nd City Gridiron YouTube channel!

Wiltfong: Running back is your biggest Bears’ offseason roster battle - Windy City Gridiron - We asked, you voted, and here are the results!

Making Monsters: What does Green Bay expect from Jordan Love? - In her latest mini-series, Taylor Doll will chat with various NFC North reporters about where the division stands from their perspective, and first up is Pete Dougherty from the Green Bay Press-Gazette.


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