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The Bears Den: August 17, 2011

"...where we turn into a different type of beast."

Davis emerging as complete tight end | Larry Mayer: Tight end Kellen Davis boasts ideal size and blocking ability. But the 6-7, 267-pounder showed again Tuesday that he's also capable of contributing as a receiver.

Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs are Bears’ one-two punch - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: Although Brian Urlacher is the face of the franchise, the confident Lance Briggs is every bit as important to the Bears’ success, and together they are a dominant duo.

Three picks in practice don’t faze Bears backup Caleb Hanie - Chicago Sun-Times Mark Potash: A day after effectively being benched in practice in favor of rookie Nathan Enderle, quarterback Caleb Hanie returned to his customary backup role behind Jay Cutler in practice Tuesday night. Video: Thayer and Joniak break down the DBs

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Hanie back to backup for Chicago Bears - Vaughn McClure and Brad Biggs: Quarterback running with second team one practice after playing behind rookie Nathan Enderle.

Tuesday, Aug. 16 practice observations - Inside the Bears Sean Jensen shares his observations of last evening's practice.

Wide receivers will factor more in passing game but ground game is where it's at - Brad Biggs: Matt Forte, Marion Barber could be effective 1-2 punch.

Rookie Mario Addison opens eyes in opener - Vaughn McClure: Undrafted defensive end will get chance with Wootton sidelined.

Bears’ Forte, Knox cast distractions aside - Bob LeGere: Matt Forte and Johnny Knox were two of the key performers in the Bears' offense last season, but both are dealing with distractions in training camp by keeping their focus on the field.

Mullin: A dismal night at the quarterback position | View From the Moon The lockout usually favors the defense more than the offense, early indication is the Bears' defense is light years ahead of the offense.

Report links Bears’ Devin Hester to Miami booster scandal - Chicago Sun-Times Mark Potash: Bears wide receiver Devin Hester was one of several former University of Miami football players who received illegal benefits from a former Hurricanes booster, according to an investigation by Yahoo! Sports.

Allegations: Devin Hester - Investigations - Yahoo! Sports Charles Robinson: Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to Devin Hester starting in his freshman season.

Chicago Bears video on Latest Bears video Devin Hester has no comment, Moon from camp and more.

Holmes’ Bears Mailbag: Is The Offense Too Vanilla? " CBS Chicago Well, one preseason game is in the books and there is a lot to talk about. Lawrence Holmes gets straight to the questions.

Barber content as silent partner - ESPN Chicago Melissa Isaacson: Season looks bright for Bears' ground game, so why does it feel so glum?

Tice Not Playing Musical Chairs With Offensive Line | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Peggy Kusinski: After naming his starters early in camp, offensive line coach is hoping they stick. But the preseason opener left a lot to be desired.

Dom DeCicco has chance to stick at LB - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Jeff Dickerson: Undrafted rookie free agent Dom DeCicco could be in the mix for the sixth linebacker spot on the Chicago Bears final 53-man roster.

Eli Manning sees himself on Tom Brady’s level - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports MJD: No quarterback gets to the NFL without being confident in themselves, but I didn't figure Eli Manning for a guy with this kind of confidence. The irrational, delusional kind, that is.

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