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The Bear’s Den, June 21, 2023

The longest day worth of daylight of 2023 is here. Will we see any illumination in the Bears edge search (or lack thereof)?

NFL: MAR 02 Soldier Field Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


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Chicago Bears’ search for new stadium gets tougher - Chicago Sun-Times - While Naperville and other towns enter the picture, it really comes down to Arlington Heights versus Soldier Field, with one gaining momentum.

What tough cuts will Matt Eberflus have to make to the Chicago Bears’ 53-man roster? - In this episode of the CHGO Bears Podcast, the guys give their initial Bears 53-man roster after OTAs and minicamp. What tough decisions will Matt Eberflus have to make?

Is Justin Fields comfortable heading into Year 3 with the Chicago Bears? - CHGO - Justin Fields finally has weapons around him and a stable coaching staff. With everything in place heading into Year 3, is Fields finally feeling comfortable heading into Year 3?

How new Bears are playing critical role in turning page after 2022 – NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears were a disaster in 2022. That’s expected in a teardown campaign. Ryan Poles injected competent veterans who should improve the on-field product and...

Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner breaks down Justin Fields’ tape – NBC Sports Chicago - Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner delves into the specifics of Justin Fields’ game with a film breakdown

The Athletic redrafts Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL draft – NBC Sports Chicago - Three drafts ago, the Bears selected Justin Fields with the No. 11 pick. Where would he land in a redraft?


Matt Araiza plans to sue alleged gang rape victim's lawyer for defamation - ProFootballTalk - Former Bills punter Matt Araiza was released last year, in the days following the filing of a civil lawsuit against Araiza and others alleging gang rape.

Report: Tyreek Hill is under investigation for allegedly striking a marina employee - ProFootballTalk - A potential problem arose over the weekend for the Dolphins and receiver Tyreek Hill.

Matt Araiza's initial path back to the NFL could be on a practice squad - ProFootballTalk - Former Bills punter Matt Araiza hopes to return to the NFL. He might have to prove himself in the XFL first — or, at a minimum, wait until the pending civil litigation resolves in a way that clears his name.

NFL conducts media conference call regarding efforts to train players on gambling policy - ProFootballTalk - The NFL is becoming more and more sensitive to mounting criticism regarding the failure to properly train players regarding the do’s and don’ts of the gambling policy.


Wiltfong: Chicago Bears All-Time Touchdown Leaders - Windy City Gridiron - We take a look at the top TD scorers in the history of the franchise and also the top among active players.

Infante: How Bears worked around Justin Fields’ strengths better in 2022 - Windy City Gridiron - WCG’s lead draft analyst looks at how the Bears’ coaching staff worked around Justin Fields better in 2022 than the last regime did in 2021.

Wiltfong: Report - Bears unlikely to be on HBO’s Hard Knocks - Windy City Gridiron - This was a polarizing topic all offseason among Bears fans, but now it's off the table.


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