The Bears Den: August 15, 2013 - Preseason news and notes

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Phil Emery's new candidate for the starting right tackle role took everyone by surprise.

Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses the progress of the Bears O-line, the surprise player in training camp, and if Kyle Long will get any reps at RT.

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts - Starting job there for the taking for Jon Bostic, plus 9 more thoughts heading into the Chargers game.

So much is new for Bears, people want to see progress in preseason - Rick Morrissey: Preseason games mean very little, but this preseason is a bit different for the Bears.

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All eyes on Cutler as Bears meet Chargers - Andrew Seligman: The first step for Jay Cutler was a bit wobbly. Maybe this one will be a little smoother.

Game preview - The Bears and Chargers will be meeting for the seventh time in the preseason, with San Diego holding a 4-2 series edge.

Expectations growing for Bears offense vs. Chargers - Moon Mullin previews the offensive side of the ball for tonight's game.

Game preview - Mark Potash and Adam L. Jahns with what to watch for in Bears’ second preseason game.

Cutler 'test' coming vs. San Diego with Marshall back - Moon Mullin: The game against the Chargers will be a chance to start establishing that less Cutler-to-Marshall is more. Steve Rosenbloom: Cutler must make Marshall less of a crutch.

Game preview - Jeff Dickerson with five things to keep an eye on tonight when the Bears host the Chargers at Soldier Field.

[Video] NFL Network - What is the Bears' biggest bigger concern for their offense, the O-line or Marc Trestman's new offense? PFF: Britton graded well in run-blocking at LT.

Long, Mills may be right guys on O-line - Adam L. Jahns: Kromer will throw the rookie duo to the wolves and let them learn and grow — that’s part of the plan to find the best five for the O-line.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - The panel discuss problems on the Bears O-Line and what to expect in tonight's game. [KAPCON: 5]

Brotherhood on the line - Michael C. Wright: Nate Collins shares a bond that transcends football with Kyle and Chris Long.

Fendi Onobun’s stock hasn’t dropped, coaches say - Adam L. Jahns: Onobun's dropped TD was one mistake during an otherwise solid day, according to the team, and he still has the lead on others for the third TE spot. Around the League - Chris Wesseling's rookies drafted outside of the top 40 who could surprise this season includes Jon Bostic: "The former Florida star took advantage of the opportunity in the preseason opener, turning in a nifty Brian Urlacher impression with a pick-six of Cam Newton." Positive grade from PFF.

Ex-Bear news - The Fridge ain't dead, yo. Bonus: Stacy Keibler.

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Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky rounds up goings-on from Packers camp. Nick Perry adjusting to OLB.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Jared Allen on Adrian Peterson, his least favorite rule and doing 'old guy stuff'.

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