The Weekend Bears Den: August 03, 2013 - Training Camp news and notes

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The GM of the Future - Bill Barnwell: Phil Emery is showing how an open-minded mix of old- and new-school approaches to running a franchise is the best way to go. (Helmet tip to Banjo Legs for the link)

Changes that will affect a franchise - Moon Mullin: Whereas Martz was a doctrinaire insistent on his styles, and Bates hadn’t managed to instill a foundation of good fundamentals in the time he and Cutler were together in Denver, this is not the same type of coaches. Nor is it the same Cutler.

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Training camp

Offense, defense take turns making plays - Larry Mayer: The Bears generated big plays on both sides of the ball in Friday's training camp practice, which was moved from morning until late afternoon due to heavy rain.

Bears training camp - Brad Biggs: Martellus Bennett gets physical with DBs at chippy practice; Marshall among players given day off; more news from practice.

Cutler Watch - Adam L. Jahns: The Bears’ offense looks better every day, and every day Jay Cutler connects more often with second-year WR Alshon Jeffery.

Michael C. Wright: Brawl livens up Bears practice; [Video] CSNChicago discussion.

[Video] View from the Moon - Moon Mullin & Jen Lada break down Friday's Bears practice.


Bears Training Camp August 02: Open Thread & Recap

Notes from camp - Adam Hoge: Kyle Long has made noticeable strides since the pads went on earlier this week; NFL officials worked with team on Saturday.

Injury news - Michael C. Wright: The Bears never disclosed results of the MRI exam on the hip of Corey Wootton, but said Friday the injury isn't serious and his recovery is "day to day." Bushrod sheds boot, return uncertain.

Notes from camp- Adam Hoge: Becoming apparent the Bears could be without a number of key players in Charlotte next Friday for preseason opener; Martellus Bennett claims he's still not comfortable in the offense.

Player profile- Brad Biggs: Little-known CB Isaiah Frey off the practice squad is making his presence felt and has put himself in the thick of the backup competition.

Player profile - Dan Durkin's review of Marquess Wilson’s game tapes: the good, the bad, and the areas to improve.


Steven Schweickert: The plan for Marquess Wilson
Steve Ronkowski: Bears Playbook - Marquess Wilson's West Coast Style

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Roster news - Brad Biggs: Bears need a clear No. 2 to Martellus Bennett and veteran blocker Leonard Pope seems to fit the bill. Michael C. Wright: Bears sign LB Andrew Starks, waive kicker Austin Signor.


Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.: Bears make roster moves / Expected to sign TE Leonard Pope

Player profile: 'Solar-powered' Bennett unplugged - Michael C. Wright: It's virtually impossible at times to take new Bears TE Martellus Bennett seriously because of his jovial nature. 10 thoughts with MMQB.

Michael C. Wright: Melton will take wins over accolades.

Player profile - Adam L. Jahns: Consistency is top priority in Webb’s transition from LT to RT.

Player profile - Jake Flannigan: If his past is any indication of his future, Matt Slauson will run out of the tunnel and onto the field for every game; staying in the shadows, just doing his job to protect Jay Cutler.

Receivers eager to see ball thrown their way - Bob LeGere: The Bears have never really had the "problem" of there not being enough opportunities to soothe the egos of talented skill-position players, but it could be an issue this season for the first time in a while. Mark Potash: Marshall thrilled with offense's progress.

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