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Bears to retire Mike Ditka's jersey number

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  • The Chicago Bears will retire Mike Ditka's jersey number 89.

      The Chicago Bears will retire Mike Ditka's jersey number 89.
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The Chicago Bears will retire Mike Ditka's jersey number 89.

Ditka confirmed earlier reports on ESPN Radio Friday morning. The jersey will be retired in December during a Monday Night Football game at Soldier Field.

The former tight end last played for the Bears 47-years ago and also coached the team to its Super Bowl victory.

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