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The Bears Den: September 01, 2014 - Chicago Bears roster news and notes

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Bears still have questions seeking answers - Bob LeGere: Most of the questions the Bears faced when they started training camp haven't been completely answered yet, with the start of the regular season less than a week away.

Heading into opener, Bears still don't have act together - David Haugh: Offense promises to be special, but chronic problems on defense and special teams point to up-and-down season. Rich Campbell: What answers are available to Joe DeCamillis?

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Chicago Bears roster news

Bears cut 17 to reach 53-man limit - Larry Mayer: The Bears reached the NFL’s 53-man roster limit Saturday by releasing 17 players, including Kelvin Hayden, Eben Britton and Chris Williams. Dan Durkin: Full list of transactions.

Bears cut long-snapper Brandon Hartson - Patrick Finley: Team has worked out potential replacements and figures to announce one Monday.

Bears set to re-sign players for practice squad - Brad Biggs: Josh Bellamy, Al Louis-Jean among those expected to return.

Roster cut-down analysis - Michael C. Wright: Kelvin Hayden a victim of the numbers game, while hamstring injuries cost Eben Britton and Chris Williams.

Roster news - Bob LeGere: Eben Britton, Kelvin Hayden and Chris Williams were the most notable among the Bears' 17 cuts Saturday as the team reduced its roster to the required 53.

Bears set 53-man roster - Rich Campbell breaks down the initial roster by position group. Mark Potash: No huge surprises.

Roster analysis - Adam Hoge: What does the Bears’ 53-man roster look like now that the dust has settled, and how may it change? James Neveau: Could Major Wright make a return to Bears?

Moon Mullin's unit-by-unit breakdown: QBs - RBs - TEs - WRs - O-line - D-line - LBs - DBs.

QB 'plan' on a course that worked in Green Bay - Moon Mullin: Coaches and Phil Emery have set up something roughly similar to what worked so well in Green Bay with Mike Holmgren and Mike McCarthy.

Meet the new Bears - Is-Hub Arkush: The last time we saw the Bears on an NFL field they were an 8-8 football team. Are these guys better?

Photos -'s gallery of the 53-man roster.


Trestman to spend more time in defensive meetings - Patrick Finley: Laying the groundwork of the Bears’ offense took much of Marc Trestman’s focus in his first year, but now he'll be devoting more time to the other side of the ball.

[Video] - Jeff Dickerson: What to expect from the Bears in 2014-15.

Football Outsiders - Football Outsiders takes a look at Over/Unders for the NFC North.

[Video] Inside the Bears - Anthony Adams busts in the radio studio at Halas Hall and surprises Matt Forte during his appearance on Bears All Access with Zach Zaidman and Patrick Mannelly

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Tightening up the rosters - Greg Gabriel: Think NFL teams are done finalizing their 53-man rosters? Think again.

NFL Health & Safety - Tim Layden: O-lineman discuss the Danger Zone inside NFL tackle box.