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    McCaskey, Kelly speak at QB Coaching Summit

    Bears chairman George H. McCaskey and assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly were featured speakers at last week's 4th annual NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit. The virtual event, which was held in partnership with the Black College Football Hall of Fame, invites NFL and NCAA...
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    Tillman enshrined in Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

    Former Bears star cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman enjoyed a special weekend, highlighted by Saturday's induction into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Before he was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 2003 draft, Tillman was a four-year starter at the University of Louisiana...
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    Tight ends Graham, Kmet boast strong rapport

    Graham, 34, led the Bears last season with eight touchdown receptions, catching 50 passes for 456 yards. The eight TDs were three more than he compiled the two previous years with the Packers and his most in a single season since he had 10 with the Seahawks in 2017. Kmet, 22, took advantage of...
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    Chalk Talk: When is deadline to opt out of season?

    Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com. When is the deadline for NFL players to opt out of the 2021 season due to COVID? Edward S. Monmouth, Illinois According to NFL...
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    Jenkins counting down days until training camp

    Training camp, of course, doesn't begin until July 27, so Jenkins will have to wait. In the interim, the 23-year-old intends to spend his time off brushing up on the Bears offense so he can practice at full speed this summer. "One big thing for me is knowing the playbook," Jenkins said. "For...
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    Smith named one of NFL's top players under 25

    "The Bucs' Devin White was also considered for this spot," Shook wrote, "but Smith wins out because he was more effective in coverage … Smith set career-high marks in tackles and tackles for loss in 2020, joining White as the only two players with 125 or more tackles and four or more sacks last...
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    Johnson embracing lofty expectations

    In his first pro game, Johnson preserved a Week 1 win in Detroit by batting away a pass in the end zone as time expired. Later in the season, he helped generate two interceptions by Fuller and safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. with pass deflections. At Utah, Johnson was a two-time, first-team All-Pac...
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    Chalk Talk: Who will be Bears' third receiver?

    Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com. Who do you think has the best chance to be the Bears' third receiver this season behind Allen Robinson II and Darnell Mooney? Russ...
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    Bears celebrate Juneteenth at DuSable Museum

    The Bears recognized Juneteenth by joining the DuSable Museum of African American History Saturday as the museum reopened for the first time since the pandemic hit last spring. The "Welcome Back" Ceremony took place in front of the museum and celebrated the return to business for the nation's...
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    Bears to help launch girls flag football league

    The Bears and Chicago Public Schools announced Monday the launch of Chicago Public League Girls Flag Football, in conjunction with NFL FLAG and Nike. The season will kick off in September and feature 22 teams from across CPS. This marks the first girls flag football league at the high school...
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    Roster Moves: Bears sign three free agents

    Pennel has appeared in 91 NFL games with 16 starts over seven seasons with the Packers (2014-16), Jets (2017-18) and Chiefs (2019-20). The 6-4, 332-pounder has registered 155 tackles, 2.0 sacks and 8.0 tackles-for-loss. Last season he played in 14 games with one start for Kansas City, recording...
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    Quick Hits: Bears minicamp Day 3 notebook

    Byrd entered the NFL in 2015 with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent from South Carolina. Three of his four career touchdowns came in back-to-back games late in the 2017 season. He returned a kickoff 103 yards for a score in a 22-19 win over the Buccaneers and followed a week later with TD...
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    Fields' focus will remain on football during time off

    Although Fields was one of the most accomplished college players in the nation the past two years—he led Ohio State to a 20-2 record and back-to-back appearances in the College Football Playoff—he rarely if ever called plays in a huddle. "That's probably the biggest step up because at Ohio...
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    A statement from President & CEO Ted Phillips

    Below is a statement from Chicago Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips: "We recently submitted a bid to purchase the Arlington International Racecourse property. It's our obligation to explore every possible option to ensure we're doing what's best for our organization and its future. If...
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    Chalk Talk: How much will starters play in preseason?

    Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com. Has Bears coach Matt Nagy discussed how much he plans on playing his starters during the preseason? Jim P. Oswego, Illinois Matt...
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    Quick Hits: Bears minicamp Day 2 notebook

    Robinson focusing on football Although he's been unable to reach an agreement on a long-term extension with the Bears, receiver Allen Robinson II is participating in this week's mandatory minicamp and said Wednesday that he intends to report to training camp on time. The Bears placed a...
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    Roster Move: Bears complete signings of draft picks

    Last spring, Jenkins spent the entire offseason practicing at left tackle and started Oklahoma State's season opener at the position against Tulsa. But when right tackle Hunter Anthony was injured in the game, Jenkins moved to the right side because backup Jake Springfield was more comfortable...
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    Graham discusses frightening car accident

    Graham not only survived the frightening accident, but both he and his dog, a Vizsla named Ginger, walked away from the wreck unscathed. "Sparks and glass [are] going everywhere, and I'm just sitting there in the seatbelt," Graham said. "I get out of the seatbelt and now I'm on the roof and...
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    Fans to return to Soldier Field at full capacity

    Fans were not permitted to attend Bears games at Soldier Field last season due to COVID-19, but that's about to change in a major way. Team president/CEO Ted Phillips on Wednesday sent a letter to season ticket holders welcoming them back to Soldier Field at full capacity for the 2021 season...
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    Quick Hits: Bears minicamp Day 1 notebook

    Robinson has excelled since signing with the Bears in 2018, having caught 255 passes for 3,151 yards and 17 touchdowns in 45 games over three seasons. The 6-2, 220-pounder had 55 receptions for 754 yards and four touchdowns in 2018 and followed with 98 catches for 1,147 yards and seven TDs in...
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