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The Bears Den: August 29, 2014 - Chicago Bears preseason news and notes

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Many decisions for Bears, but biggest at safety - Brad Biggs: The Bears could look different Tuesday than they will Saturday after final cuts are due at 3 pm.

Roster analysis Cutting down to 53 - Adam L. Jahns predicts the 53-man roster and highlights Bears on the bubble.

Why did Bears waste Browns game? - Is-Hub Arkush: Too many unanswered questions for no one to play.

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Chicago Bears 13, Cleveland Browns 33

Game report - (AP): Hoyer, Manziel lead Browns over Bears 33-13. [Video] highlights from

Pregame blog - Larry's pregame Q&As. Situational updates from .

Bears conclude preseason with loss - Larry Mayer: Having ended their preseason, the Bears can now turn their attention fully to next Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Bills.

Game review - Jeff Dickerson with five things we learned in the first half of the Bears’ preseason finale versus the Browns. Michael C. Wright: Fales, Bellamy made strong cases for the roster.

[Video] ESPN - Jeff Dickerson breaks down the Bears' preseason finale.

Holmes contributes on offense, special teams - Jeff Dickerson: Santonio Holmes' versatility could be a serious asset after the Bears lost numerous core special teams players.

Santonio Holmes makes the most of opportunities - Adam Hoge: Veteran WR may have sealed his roster spot with two plays in last night's game. Not-Hub FishbainHolmes does plenty to impress Bears.

Game review - Bob LeGere: With all starters and several top backups sitting out the final exhibition, a few players hoping to survive the final cuts stepped up with outstanding individual efforts.

Game review - Dan Wiederer: Which Bears made a strong case for a roster spot in the exhibition finale? Chris Boden: Bellamy, Holmes impress ... standouts on defense.

Fales plays for roster spot - Eli Kaberon: David Fales didn’t leave the sideline in the past two preseason games for the Bears, but was the only QB on the field against the Browns on Thursday. Moon Mullin: Excitement to Manziel but production to Fales.

Game notes - Rich Campbell: FG unit still not quite perfected as Robbie Gould works with new long snapper and holder; roster notes.

Game notes - Larry Mayer: David Bass steps up in preseason finale, one of only 35 Bears who played in Thursday's game.

Game notes - Bob LeGere: Signs of improvement on special teams; no standouts in battle for no.3 RB spot; injury and availability notes.

Game notes - Mark Potash: David Fales looks good in extended work; Josh Bellamy gives Bears something to think about; more notes.

Game notes - Not-Hub Fishbain: Starters rest; David Bass, Josh Bellamy shine.

Roster analysis - Adam Hoge's position-by-position look at who sat Thursday, who played, and what it means.  Moon Mullin: For Jordan Lynch, a beginning - or an end - will play out soon.

Interesting twists in WR/KR competition - Moon Mullin: Santonio Holmes appears to be competing for a spot with Chris Williams, who is eligible for the practice squad.