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With all the NBA free agency drama and baseball All-Star game talk, it may not feel like football season is just around the corner. But rest assured, it is.


The member of the Bears who has spent the last decade in charge of guarding an opponent’s best receiver may occasionally be a bit guarded in his dealings with the media.


During a visit with Mike Florio over at ProFootballTalk’s “PFT Live!” on Friday morning, Mike raised a specter that may not come to pass. But then again… .


He is the first to bring up that his first two NFL seasons weren’t what all that good, certainly not what is expected out of a No. 1 draft choice by either player or team.


Bears fans are most pumped up by all the offseason acquisitions, but there are other reasons to be encouraged.