Bears Bites: Jimmy Clausen in “Do or Die” Situation with Team

The Bears' minicamp is also discussed in this Monday batch of headlines

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In this Monday edition of Bears Bites, we put a bow on the Chicago Bears’ minicamp from last week, take a look at what a former Bears GM has to say about Jay Cutler, and see the steps that Jimmy Clausen is trying to take in order to make the team’s roster as they prepare for the season.

  • We start out with our pal Matt Eurich, who breaks down all the happenings from the team’s minicamp in Lake Forest. [Bleacher Report]
  • Jimmy Clausen, who was signed by the Bears to compete for the back-up quarterback position with Jordan Palmer and 2013 draft pick David Fales, termed his chance with the Bears a “do or die” proposition, and went into detail on how he’s had to try to learn a huge chunk of the offense in just a couple of weeks. [CBS Chicago]
  • Former Bears GM Jerry Angelo may not be that high on Jay Cutler (he ranked him 13th on a list of top quarterbacks in the NFL), but he still believes that the Bears quarterback will have “an outstanding year.” [CSN Chicago]
  • The Bears have gone from having one of the NFL’s worst offensive lines to having a really solid one, and guys like Jared Allen have been impressed by what they’ve seen from the group tasked with protecting Cutler in the pocket. [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • The team’s defense was wretched in 2013, but according to Matt Bowen, there were plenty of positive signs coming out of minicamp. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Finally, we provide a second piece of bread to our minicamp sandwich as Mike Flannery checks in with his own recap of the Bears’ recent training sessions. [Bear Goggles On]
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