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The Bears Den: August 15, 2011

"...where we get swimmed."

Cutler exits opener after just one series | Larry Mayer: Quarterback Jay Cutler spent most of Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills as a spectator, exiting the Bears’ 10-3 victory after just one possession.

Wootton's pain could be Gholston's gain - Brad Biggs: With Corey Wootton sidelined with a knee injury, Bears newcomer Vernon Gholston has a chance to stake a claim to a roster spot if he proves he can be at least a situational pass rusher.

Bears DE Wootton out 4 weeks with meniscus damage in knee - Vaughn McClure: Arthroscopic surgery set for Tuesday.

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Amobi Okoye makes solid first impression - Vaughn McClure: Defensive tackle has 2 sacks in Bears' exhibition opener.

Despite salary cap space, Angelo insists Bears have plan for success - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: There’s one point general manager Jerry Angelo wants to make clear: The Bears always have a plan.

Moon: Changes in order for the O-line? | Bears Insider John "Moon" Mullin broke down game tape following the Bears' preseason victory and believes that offensive line will be fine.

Bears need not rush to pay Forte - Barry Rosner: As sports go, there is no bigger business than football, and as football goes, there is no crueler business than the NFL. Welcome to the world of Matt Forte.

Kahlil Bell, Gabe Carimi solid in first exhibition game - Dan Pompei: Rookie tackle solid in pro debut; running back Bell must improve his all-around game.

Offensive line remains under microscope - Brad Biggs: Allowing 9 sacks in exhibition opener proves there's plenty of work to do.

Hanie bounces back from early sacks - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: Few Bears had a rougher week of practice than backup quarterback Caleb Hanie.

Sacks painful, but O-line opened running lanes - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Michael C. Wright: The offensive line gave up nine sacks, but did open running lanes on Saturday.

For Chicago Bears, preseason win a good first step - ESPN Chicago Jon Greenberg: The O-line struggled, the turf held its own and Marion Barber impressed in opener.

What does Barber's production mean for Bears backfield? | National Football Post Matt Bowen: Chester Taylor could be on the way out in Chicago. - Lovie's kickoff-rule curve ball Kevin Fishbain: Lovie Smith thumbed his nose at the NFL's rule change for kickoffs by having the Bears twice kick off from the 30-yard-line in their preseason opener.

Bears refuse to bend to new kickoff rule, told by league to stop mid-game - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports Doug Farrar: The Chicago Bears were one of six NFL teams that reportedly voted against the new rule moving kickoffs to the 35-yard line of the team doing the kicking.

I guess Shawne Merriman’s going to keep doing that stupid dance - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports MJD: Two sacks in a half is a nice accomplishment, but let's keep in mind who they were against.

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