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The Bears Den: August 05, 2014 - Chicago Bears training camp news and notes

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Marquess Wilson injured in practice - Larry Mayer: Marquess Wilson suffered a fractured clavicle during Monday's training camp practice in Bourbonnais.

Tempo key for Trestman - Dan Durkin: Head coach is aiming for roughly a 10 percent increase in volume of plays and potential production for the Bears’ potent attack.

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Marquess Wilson injury

Marquess Wilson fractures clavicle - Michael C. Wright: Wilson suffered a fractured left clavicle during practice Monday, after he landed awkwardly diving for a deep ball thrown by Jay Cutler.

Bears lose No. 3 receiver Wilson to injury - Bob LeGere: Competition to replace him will be fought among Josh Morgan, Chris Williams, Eric Weems, Micheal Spurlock and Armanti Edwards. Rich CampbellCould be three roster spots up for grabs. Dan Wiederer: Weems' role could expand.

Bears might face tough decision on Wilson - Adam Hoge: If the injury isn’t deemed season-ending, the front office is surely pondering how to handle Wilson’s roster spot.

Bears' thin WR corps just got thinner - Hub Arkush: Trestman offense gets bulk of its production primarily from two-WR and two-TE sets, but WR position now precariously thin with Wilson injury.

Injured Wilson needs support in recovery - Jeff Dickerson: Imperative that veteran leaders such as Brandon Marshall continue to work with and encourage Marquess Wilson for the next several months.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - How big a loss is Marquess Wilson? [KAPCON: 5]

Bears training camp, Monday practice

Team notes - Larry Mayer: Mel Tucker impressed with Adrian Wilson; Kyle Long taking it slow; more from practice. Trestman ends practice early after skirmish.

Team notes - Michael C. Wright reviews Monday's practice: Safety rotation continues; injury news; Bears start to prepare for Friday's preseason opener.

Team notes - Chris Emma: Fight brings practice to early close; Adrian Wilson gets his shot; Bears bitten by injury bug.

[Video] View from the Moon - Moon Mullin rounds up Bears training camp on Monday.

Team notes - Not-Hub Arkush: Bears lucky Martellus Bennett’s temper didn’t result in further unnecessary injury; special teams installation; practice highlights.

Brawl breaks out between Bennett, Fuller - Jeff Dickerson: Marc Trestman cut practice short following a heated, physical altercation between Martellus Bennett and Kyle Fuller during a red-zone drill.

Bennett meltdown unnecessary - Michael C. Wright: What if Bennett’s body slam to Fuller would have left him injured? The team plans to play their first-round rookie extensively as a major contributor to the revamped defense.

Bennett's practice habits aren't just disruptive when he erupts - Brad Biggs: In an up-tempo practice setting, he's the one in 22 that takes his time after the play is over. Bennett's lackadaisical approach does not go unnoticed by teammates and coaches, who long for more hustle and concentration from the veteran.

Bennett’s actions in camp fight raise a red flag - Mark Potash: If Martellus Bennett learned anything from that incident, it wasn’t evident Monday afternoon.

[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Any problem with another Bears scuffle? [KAPCON: 4]

[Video] highlights from Monday's training camp, courtesy of


Bears mailbag - Brad Biggs' readers' Q&As: Are Kyle Orton, David Fales or Adrian Wilson likely to make the roster?

Which preseason games to watch/ignore? - Mike Tanier's picks include two that involve the Bears.

Madden - Phillip Thompson: Madden '15 rates Brandon Marshall as top Bear, while the defense places several players in the top 10 and Pat O'Donnell bringing up the rear.

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Know thy enemy: Lions - Andy Benoit's 2014 preview: The Lions have piled up gaudy individual statistics in recent seasons. Can a new coaching staff make that translate to wins? Michael RothsteinClaiming Jon Baldwin a low risk for Lions.

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