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Bears Bites: Slauson, Long Look to Repeat 2013 Success

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    CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 17: Matt Slauson #68 of the Chicago Bears awaits the snap against the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Ravens 23-20 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    In this Monday edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at the Chicago Bears as they prepare to resume their training camp practices in Bourbonnais. Can Kyle Long and Matt Slauson repeat their 2013 success? Can Marquess Wilson nail down the third wide receiver job? Could Jordan Lynch make the 53-man roster out of training camp? We examine all of those questions and more.

    -Long and Slauson make up quite the guard tandem alongside Roberto Garza on the Bears’ offensive line, but can the duo repeat the success that they had in 2013? [CBS Chicago]

    -Marquess Wilson came into camp with the first opportunity to be the third wide receiver on the depth chart, and with the preseason nearing, he is already showing significant progress over his rookie season. [Chicago Bears Huddle]

    -Even though he wasn’t drafted, Jordan Lynch is excited about the opportunity to make the Bears’ roster, and there’s no place that he’d rather be. [CSN Chicago]

    -For the full recap of the Bears’ Saturday practice at Soldier Field, as well as new technology that the team will be employing on the sidelines this season, check out Michael C. Wright’s blog post. [ESPN Chicago]

    -Bears kicker Robbie Gould is no stranger to working hard, but with a new long snapper and a new holder for his kicks this season, the veteran is having to work harder than ever. [Chicago Sun-Times]

    -What have we learned about the Bears through eight training camp practices? Rich Campbell weighs in with his thoughts. [Chicago Tribune]

    -Where do the Bears rank in Yahoo’s first power rankings of the preseason? [Shutdown Corner]

    -Finally, an interesting article about the Carolina Panthers, and how the team could very well regress as they head into another tough season in the NFC South. [Grantland]