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The Bear’s Den, June 30, 2023

As we head in to the July 4 pre-weekend, do you have plans for this year’s holiday weekend?

Carolina Panthers vs Chicago Bears
Erik Kramer #12, Quarterback for the Chicago Bears in the huddle with back up quarterbacks Steve Walsh #4 and Steve Stenstrom #18 during the National Football Conference Central Division game against the Carolina Panthers on 8th October 1995 at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, United States. The Chicago Bears won the game 31 - 27.
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