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Bears looking to stop the run

Eddie Goldman, this year’s 39th pick in the draft, was brought in to improve Chicago’s run defense. The 6-foot-4, 336-pound nose tackle will be featured in coach John Fox's 3-4 defense. Biggest offseason moves (Insider)

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Chicago Bears wide receiver Eddie Royal missed another practice because of a hip injury, but head coach John Fox refused to rule out Royal for Saturday's third preseason game at Cincinnati. However, it's highly unlikely that receivers Royal, Alshon Jeffery (calf) or Marquess Wilson (hamstring) play vs. the Bengals. Fox noted that Jeffery is rehabbing indoors while the team is outside on the practice fields.

Players to avoid drafting in early rounds (1:39)

Who’s Jay Cutler going to throw to?

The Bears have almost run out of healthy bodies at wide receiver. Cutler was minus his top four wide receiver targets on Wednesday. Thursday camp preview

Bennett questions Cutler's leadership (1:32)

Is your favorite team a playoff longshot?

Fans in Washington, Tampa Bay, Chicago and San Francisco shouldn't get their hopes up. ESPN's NFL Power Index pegs these four teams as the least likely NFC playoff participants in 2015.

Best fantasy draft bargains (1:29)
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Grantland: Reverse Engineering a Champion: Five Traits That the Last 10 College Football Kings Have Shared — And What That Tells Us About This Year’s Favorites

Ohio State looks like a champion in the making … but what does a modern college football champion look like, exactly? To answer that, we unearthed five common traits that the past 10 champions have shared, and then attempted to identify which of this year's 15 front-runners check the most boxes. OSU and UCLA fans, you're going to like what you see. TCU fans, run.

Fantasy advice: Bargains you should target at WR (1:13)
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Ex-49ers DL McDonald indicted on rape charge

Ex-49ers DL Ray McDonald has been indicted on one count of rape of an intoxicated person. Current 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks has been charged with misdemeanor sexual battery in a related case.

Pair of Bears receivers on our watch list

Kevin White's leg injury creates opportunities for Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson in Chicago. Both receivers should see time playing alongside Alshon Jeffery. Fantasy: Breakout wideouts (Insider)

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What can Kevin White do as a rookie?

His debut season will be shortened by injury, but if the Bears rookie can return, he has the physical tools to make big plays. Field Yates explains how the Bears could set White loose in Year 1. Potential rookie WR studs (Insider)

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Is Willie Young on the roster bubble?

The former Lion paid immediate dividends for the Bears a year ago, leading Chicago in sacks (10) after signing a three-year deal in free agency. So why might Young's roster spot be in jeopardy? NFL rumors roundup

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Cutler said Wednesday that he has a "good rapport" with tight end Martellus Bennett, who recently discussed Cutler's leadership ability in a Chicago magazine article. "Marty, he's going to be an opinionated guy," Cutler said. "It's just kind of who he is. That's not going to change anytime soon."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears suffered another injury at wide receiver as veteran Eddie Royal missed Wednesday's practice because of a hip problem. Head coach John Fox called Royal's injury "day-to-day," but did not reveal if Royal will miss Saturday's preseason game at Cincinnati. The Bears are dangerously thin at receiver. The team is already without Kevin White (PUP), Alshon Jeffery (calf) and Marquess Wilson (hamstring).

Eddie Royal poised to break out in fantasy this season (1:31)
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Chicago can't bear more issues at tackle

First, it was the struggles of Charles Leno and Jordan MIlls as they competed at right tackle. Now, two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jermon Bushrod was forced to leave practice with a back injury. Who will protect Cutler?

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