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The Bears Den: September 5, 2011

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"...where you can call it the The Bears Denzendinger...or Denzenwhacker...or The Great Den."

Bears agree to terms with Pro Bowl safety Brandon Meriweather - Brad Biggs: Bears added depth to their safety position Sunday, agreeing to terms with Meriweather, who was released by the Patriots on Saturday. Defense faces difficult tests in first five weeks of season

Bears pass on RB Robert Hughes — even for practice squad - Chicago Sun-Times The Bears’ practice squad roster is more notable for who didn’t make it than who did.

Bears WR Sanzenbacher not a no-name anymore - Bob LeGere: It's time to learn how to pronounce Dane Sanzenbacher's last name, since the undrafted free agent wide receiver from Ohio State is officially a Bear.

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Bears learn important lessons from preseason | The countdown is officially on: under one week remains until the season kicks off. What did the Bears learn from their preseason? John "Moon" Mullin explains how the offense gained valuable knowledge. Video.

Meriweather's future with Bears - NFC North Blog - ESPN Kevin Seifert: As always, NFC North teams are making waves in the news stacks. The Chicago Bears made the first big splash of this round of NFL free agency. Video: Meriweather on the move

What do the Bears get with Meriweather? | National Football Post Matt Bowen: Can former Patriot play a big role for Lovie? - Bears 2011 preview Can the Bears get back to the NFC championship game with an unproven offensive line and a thin, aging LB corps? Find out in our position-by-position preview of the team.

Four Analysts, Four Questions - NFC North | PFF analysts answer questions about the 2011 NFC North.

Packers trying to ignore NFL opening night fanfare - Mike McCarthy has seen Kid Rock before, at the Green Bay Packers ' private victory party following the Super Bowl .

Tillman tops list of Bears cornerbacks, experts say - Chicago Sun-Times When you think of current Bears who rank among the team’s all-time greats, linebackers Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher leap to mind. Charles Tillman might not, and that says a lot about the cornerback known more for forcing fumbles than making game-turning interceptions.

Philadelphia Eagles Give Michael Vick $100 Million | We Got This Covered Lester A. Wiltfong, Jr.: The Eagles gave Michael Vick a deal worth $100M/6yrs, with $36M guaranteed. Good deal for him, I'm not sure it's a good deal for the Eagles.

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