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MCMAHON'S IN CAMP, AND HE'S LEANER AND MEANER

Jim McMahon is leaner and meaner, safety Shaun Gayle is recovered from a neck injury, and William "The Refrigerator" Perry's weight remains a guessing game as the Chicago Bears assembled Tuesday for minicamp.

Bob Gajda, McMahon's conditioning supervisor, said Monday that the quarterback's "muscular development is astounding. He's a lot, lot bigger, and he's leaner muscularly."He looks like Hulk Hogan next to (Mike) Tomczak."

McMahon, who led the Bears to a Super Bowl victory after the 1985 season but lost his starting spot last year to Tomczak after suffering a knee injury, was expected to report Tuesday.

"I think his best years are ahead of him," said Gajda.

McMahon, whose contract expires after this season, has been the subject of frequent trade rumors.

Gayle, who suffered a fractured bone in his neck last October and missed the rest of the season, passed his physical Monday and will participate in the minicamp practices, which begin Wednesday.

Team spokesman John Bostrum said Perry was not among the Bears who reported for physicals Monday.

"Perry had his physical separately several weeks ago," said Bostrum, who said the Bears would have no comment about the defensive lineman's possible future or his weight until Wednesday.

Some reports have indicated that Perry's weight is down to the 325-pound level.