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The Chicago Bears offence has been built around one specific trademark: Size. Last year, the "Monsters of the Midway;" Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett, combined to haul in 254 passes from quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Josh McCown. The Bears wide receiver core features Marshall, 6-5, and Jeffrey, 6-3, along with Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes. At tight end, Bennett measures as the tallest of the pass-catchers at six-foot-six. Cutler, entering his second year in head coach Marc Trestmans system, is grateful to have the added benefit of receivers who can dwarf defensive backs. "It makes it easy," Cutler told the teams website in training camp. "You kind of just hang balls up there for those guys and they make the play. They all do a really good job of finding the ball in the air and knowing when the back-shoulder [throw] is coming. Weve just got to keep everyone healthy." In 2013, Marshall, Jeffrey and Bennett were all able to stay healthy and play in all 16 of teams regular season games. Cutler, however, was not. The 31-year-old missed five games with an ankle injury, causing a minor quarterback controversy between himself and McCown. However, Trestman made it clear that, when healthy, Cutler was the starter and McCown signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason. Now, facing little competition from backups Jimmy Clausen and David Fales, Cutler is free to think solely on Trestmans offence and improving on last years 8-8 record. After signing Holmes during training camp, the Bears added a new element to their offence; a prototypical slot receiver. Holmes was signed after projected No. 3 receiver Marquess Wilson fractured his collarbone during a practice session. At 6-4, 184 pounds, Wilson fit the Bears mold at receiver, but not the typical look of a slot receiver. Holmes, five-foot-11, caught 23 passes for 456 yards in 11 games last season with the New York Jets in 2013 and could eclipse those numbers with the Bears as defences key in on Marshall and Jeffery. If Cutler can stay healthy, the Monsters of the Midway should be ready for another strong season, after both Marshall and Jeffrey eclipsed 1,000 yards last season. Notes: Depth not their Forte: Behind running back Matt Forte, Bears have no running backs that touched the ball for the team last year. Fourth-round pick KaDeem Carey, veteran Shaun Draughn, undrafted free-agent Senorise Perry and former college quarterback Jordan Lynch are set to backup Forte this season. Should Forte be injured, the Bears will be forced to employ one as the feature back. Defensive Questions: The Bears defence gave up 29.9 point per game last season, second-worst in the NFL. However, the team decided against firing defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who has promised to implement a new defensive system this year. To help Tucker, the Bears signed defensive end Jared Allen and drafted cornerback Kyle Fuller along with defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton with their first three draft picks in an attempt to improve the defence. The team will also start the year with linebackers Lance Briggs and D.J. Williams healthy, as well as cornerback Charles Tillman after all three missed significant time in 2013. Larry Bird Jersey . -- Barry Bonds is all set to return to the San Francisco Giants. Bill Russell Jersey . Campbell, playing on loan with Greek club Olympiacos, found the net with a left-footed shot in the 44th minute off a pass from second-half substitute Jorge Rojas to open the scoring at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica. http://www.officialcelticsproauthentic.com/Authentic-Dennis-Johnson-Celtics-Jersey/. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 5th. The 34-year-old Laval, Que. native has played six seasons with the Penguins. Swingman Jae Crowder Jersey . 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The current deal between the league and the union expires Thursday at midnight. A long day of talks can be interpreted as an encouraging sign after so much acrimony and frustration played out publicly when discussions broke down last week. The league and union initially met around 10am ET, and the day was a steady stream of comings and goings. The leagues representative, including Cohon, chief operation officer Michael Copeland, Saskatchewan Roughriders president Jim Hopson, Calgary Stampeders president Ken King, and CFL legal counsel Steve Shamie, left the meeting room a couple times before noon. "Were still talking," is all Cohon said then. "Were working hard," Hopson said. When asked later to give a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on how discussions were going, Hopson placed his bag on the ground and gave both. The players, including union president Scott Flory, vice-presidents Marwan Hage and Jeff Keeping, treasurer Brian Ramsay and legal counsel Ed Molstad, remained in nearby meeting rooms for much of the day, breaking for dinner around 6pm ET. Keeping, an offensive lineman with the Toronto Argonauts, said the players werent considering any new proposal around dinnertime, but did expect to meet with the CFL by the end of the day. Molstad confirmed a "conciliation officer&" was present to assist with negotiations throughout Wednesday.dddddddddddd At 7:30pm ET, the leagues representatives returned to the meeting room to resume discussions with the union. The two sides met for about an hour before the league left once again. "Going upstairs [to the leagues room in the hotel] to talk," Cohon said at the time. Shamie and the mediator walked into the meeting room used by both parties at 9:45pm ET. Shamie later emerged and said the league and players were "still talking." When asked if the two sides were any closer, the mediator just smiled and continued walking. Cohon didnt answer questions from the media. The union didnt make any public statements. Last week, the league quickly broke off scheduled talks with the union before making its proposal to the players public. The leagues recently published proposal included a nine per cent increase to the current salary cap, taking it from $4.4 million to $4.8 million, along with a yearly $50,000 increase for five years (putting the cap at $5,050,000 at the end of a new deal). The players published proposal included a $6.24 million initial salary cap, constructed primarily through a revenue-sharing model that would give the players 55 per cent of gross revenue from TV, internet and radio right, 45 per cent of gross sponsorship revenue, and 40 per cent of gross ticket revenue. The leagues representatives insisted then any revenue-sharing model the players requested would be bad for the CFL. 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