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The Weekend Bear's Den: October 15 & 16

Purnell McPhee is back at practice, but won't be activated until next week at the earliest... plus other Bears news and notes

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Lago: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears: Friday Fact or Fiction - FOX Sports - With a week to reflect on a close win against the Indianapolis Colts in London, the Jacksonville Jaguars head to Chicago in another must-win game if they want to stay relevant.The Jacksonville Jaguars had a tough slate to start the season, but you'd be hard pressed to find many fans who were...

Morning Spin: Emanuel unsure about Bears-Packers bet - Chicago Tribune - Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a ribbon-cutting Thursday and ended up making a bet he’s not sure he’ll win.

Hub Arkush: Jacksonville Jaguars have the playmakers, but still a good matchup for the Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - Lots of potential on the Jaguars, but they come to Soldier Field with a 1-3 record

Players to watch versus Jaguars - - Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday's home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Potash: McPhee takes first step toward return vs. Packers? 'We'll see' - Chicago Sun-Times - Not even Pernell McPhee was going to get too carried away Friday.

Finley: Bears' Jonathan Bullard emerging from banged-up rookie defenders - Chicago Sun-Times - Dante Fowler and Jonathan Bullard were in the same Florida recruiting class, starred for three seasons and were supposed to go pro together.

Jahns: Time to recognize Brian Hoyer's excellent play - Chicago Sun-Times - Adam L. Jahns' "Inside the Huddle" column appears in game-day editions of the Chicago Sun-Times.

SportsTalk Live: Are the Bears handling Pernell McPhee well? - CSN Chicago - Pernell McPhee is coming back from injury and the SportsTalk Live crew analyzes how the Bears have handled the situation dating back to last season.

Mullin: Bears - Jaguars prediction, two desperate teams pitted against each other - CSN Chicago - CSN Chicago's Bears insider John 'Moon' Mullin predicts the game against the Jaguars.

Mamola: Could the 2016 Cubs Dethrone the 1985 Chicago Bears? - NFL Spin Zone - The 1985 Chicago Bears have been the darling of the city for decades. However, the 2016 Chicago Cubs with World Series hopes could dethrone them.

Matchup Stats vs. Jaguars - - takes a look at the stats and figures behind the Bears third home game of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Soldier Field.

Perez: Bears DL Keith Traylor rumbles 67 yards vs. Jaguars in 2001 - Bears Wire - Former Chicago Bears DL Keith Traylor returned an interception for 67 yards against the Jaguars back in 2001

Finley's 10 Bears questions: on shade, Jay Cutler's thumb, PUP and more - Chicago Sun-Times - Jeff Rodgers scouted the Colts’ special teams — but also the shadows.

Potash: Sharper Danny Trevathan eager to give defense a boost vs. Jaguars - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan returned last week against the Colts after missing two games following thumb surgery.

Mullin: Bears defense gets a boost from even partial return of Pernell McPhee - CSN Chicago - Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, on the PUP list and eligible to play in Week 7, practiced for the first time this season on Friday.

Campbell: Pernell McPhee returns to Bears practice - Chicago Tribune - Pernell McPhee, wearing his navy helmet and white No. 92 jersey, was on the field working with his teammates for the first time since January.

DeWitt: Week 6 Preview Are They Who We Think They Are? (Jacksonville Jaguars) - Da Bears Brothers - Da Bears Brothers share their Week 6 scouting report on the Jacksonville Jaguars, highlight the game's key matchups and hand out their game predictions.

Mamola: Jaguars at Bears Preview, Predictions, and More - NFL Spin Zone - The Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Chicago Bears in Week 6 of the NFL season. Here is preview, prediction, and more for this game.

Fishbain: O-line hopes to continue keeping Brian Hoyer clean vs. solid Jaguars front - Pro Football Weekly - Bears have allowed only three sacks on Hoyer

Kwiecinski: NFL Picks, Week 6, Experts are split down the middle on Bears-Jaguars - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears are the experts' choice by a slim margin in their Week 6 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars

Perez: Pernell McPhee on knee injury ‘God touched me and healed me’ - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears welcomed OLB Pernell McPhee back to practice on Friday, a welcome sight for a defense that needs to improve its pass rush

Jahns: Bears predictions, Week 6 vs. the Jaguars - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times' experts offer their predictions for the Bears-Jaguars game in Week 6.

PODCAST: Four ways the Bears can exploit Jaguars on Sunday - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of Halas Intrigue, the Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley looks at four things the Bears can exploit Sunday against the Jaguars:

Campbell & Wiederer: Jaguars at Bears How Bears can win matchup of beatables - Chicago Tribune - The Bears host the Jaguars at Soldier Field on Sunday.

Bears' Sam Acho graded as one of PFF’s worst in Week 5 - Chicago Bears outside linebacker Sam Acho did not grade out well against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5. Ken's Note: It's PPF so, yeah, you know what I think

Perez: Jordan Howard vs. Matt Forte in first 2 career starts for Chicago Bears - Bears Wire - How do Jordan Howard's first two starts stack up against Matt Forte's first two career starts for the Chicago Bears?

Potash: Execution, discipline and coaching key to igniting offense - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears offense is on a roll, kind of. But they’re putting a hold on the parade.

Biggs: Bears punter Pat O'Donnell has transformed his style with rugby kicks - Chicago Tribune - Although Bears punter Pat O'Donnell's net average of 33.4 yards ranks last in the NFL, it doesn't reflect the steady improvement he has made.

LeGere: Linebacker McPhee excited about returning to Bears practice - Daily Herald - For the first time since early January, outside linebacker Pernell McPhee practiced with the Bears, opening his 21-day window to be activated to the 53-man roster or returned to the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list. The six-year veteran could return to the playing field as early as Thursday night's game against the Packers.

PFW Podcast: Hub Arkush and Arthur Arkush preview the biggest Week 6 stories - Pro Football Weekly - PFW editor and publisher Hub Arkush joins host Arthur Arkush to analyze what looks like a great lineup of Week Six games. Hub discusses AFC West fallout from the Chargers' huge win Thursday night against Denver, and gets you the latest on the Raiders


Smith: Mark Davis calls Vegas "new home for the entire Raider Nation" - ProFootballTalk - Raiders owner Mark Davis does not have the necessary approval from his fellow NFL owners to move his team to Las Vegas. But he seems confident that move is happening.

Nevada legislature clears the way for Raiders to move to Las Vegas | FOX Sports - The Raiders moved one step closer to Las Vegas on Friday as the Nevada legislature passed the stadium bill 28-13.

Smith: Jason Witten takes the high road on Martellus Bennett - ProFootballTalk - It was months ago that Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett said of his former teammate and Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, "I hated Jason Witten. I appreciated his game, but I always hated him.


Day: What are your expectations for the Jaguars over the next four games? - Big Cat Country - The Jacksonville Jaguars are at a crossroads. They’re facing off against the Chicago Bears on Sunday after stumbling out of the gate in the first quarter of the season. The defense has...

Crow: Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley should be under more pressure - Big Cat Country - After the Jacksonville Jaguars win in London against the Indianapolis Colts, the collective sigh of relief from fans could be felt. I remember genuinely laughing at the end of the game when the...


Wiltfong: Pernell McPhee returns to practice - Windy City Gridiron - For the first time this year, Chicago Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee practiced.

Zeglinski: Both the Bears and Kyle Fuller would benefit from a position change - Windy City Gridiron - With Fuller on injured reserve and only one year left on his deal, the Bears should consider moving him to safety to maximize his talent whenever he returns.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Injury Report, Zach Miller, Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal all questionable - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full injury report for the Chicago Bears and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The two teams will meet this Sunday at Soldier Field.

Zeglinski: Alshon Jeffery pulls out the rug from under Martellus Bennett - Windy City Gridiron - The star receiver told it like it is in regards to his former teammate Bennett.

Berckes: Fantasy Football Week 6 Preview - Windy City Gridiron - We deep dive into trading and discuss long shot picks for the week.


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