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The Bears Den: August 12, 2015

We're one day away from the Chicago Bears first preseason game. Let's take a look at the latest headlines.

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As the Chicago Bears wrap up their second and final week of Training Camp, here are the latest updates from Illinois:

- Jared Allen was excused from Tuesday's practice for personal reasons, and a handful of players will likely be held out of the first preseason game due to injuries. (LINK)

- Lester Wiltfong, Jr. takes a look at the potential final 53-man roster. (LINK)

- Jay Cutler discusses camp sp far, the new offense, and his thoughts on the u[coming season. (LINK)

- A look at the Chicago Bears new chaplain, Rev. Jonathan Wilkins. Pretty great story for someone who was struggling so greatly a year ago. (LINK)

- The Bears have been careful with offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod during camp, but for good reason. (LINK)

- Shea McClellin is finally finding a sweet spot, at least it appears, and the team is eager to get him into action in their first preseason game.  (LINK)

- In the wake of the IK Enemkpali- Geno Smith incident, former Bears linebacker Lance Briggs names all of his former QB's that he wanted to punch. (LINK)

- One of the most critical pieces of the defensive puzzle, the safeties, is in full competition mode. (LINK)

- In case you missed it, the NFL Draft is coming back to Chicago. (LINK)