Latest Chicago Bears News: Welcome to July


The calendar has finally flipped to July and you know what that means.  The Bears report to training camp by month’s end and we’ll be back to football in no time.  We’ve almost made it through another loooong offseason.  Hang with Bear Goggles for your latest Chicago Bears news for Wednesday July 1st.

According to Chicago Football, Mason Foster ranks the 19th most important Bear for the team’s success in 2015.   That’s tall timber for a newcomer.

Speaking of newcomers, in the latest edition of Chalk Talk, looks at rookie center Hroniss Grasu.

One more on new Chicago Bears, Chicago Football discusses free agent acquisition Pernell McPhee and how he plans to excel at linebacker in 2015.

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If you want to brush up on the Bears new 3-4 defense, Matt Bowen shares the Basics of the 3-4 defensive front.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but a change in scenery and a fresh start are key for Brandon Marshall this season:

"2) New York state of mind. In a new place, the key with Brandon Marshall will always be whether he can sustain — things got off to a good start in Miami and Chicago, too — but so far, so good in the five-time Pro Bowler’s tenure with the Jets. He’s been a solid citizen in the locker room, according to those in New York, and has flashed the kind of ability that’s put him over 100 catches in five of his nine NFL seasons. And there are a couple reasons why the Jets feel like he’ll continue to toe the line. First, this obviously has potential to be his last chance. Not too many players with his talent play for four different teams before their 32nd birthday. Second, the presence of Todd Bowles should not be undersold. Marshall and the new Jets coach had a great relationship in Miami. Marshall stayed on board when the ship sunk in 2011, Tony Sparano was fired, and Bowles was thrust into the head coach’s office for the final three weeks of the season — a sign of the mutual respect there. And so it would seem that Bowles’ ability to work with star-crossed players (Tyrann Mathieu is a great example of another one he helped) is already paying off."

Former Packers and Vikings quarterback Brett Favre thinks he could still play in the league at age 45.  Great, let’s dust Brian Urlacher off and give it another go.  Favre will be honored in a prime time Thanksgiving matchup against the Bears this season.

Bears rookie wide receiver Kevin White was featured in NFL Network’s “Rookie Confessional.”