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The Bear's Den: October 25, 2016

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Carlin: Koz says its a sad day when the Bears’ MVP is their punter - WGN Radio - Former Chicago Bear, Glen ‘Koz’ Kozlowski joins Roe Conn, Anna Davlantes, and Kevin Powell to break down another embarrassing prime-time loss for the Bears and assess they future of NFL’s charter franchise.

Wiedman: Chicago Bears, A Series of Unfortunate Events - NFL Spin Zone - There have been a series of unfortunate events that have crippled the Chicago Bears on all sides of the ball. The next few slides will break it down.

Mullin: Three quick fixes for some Bears woes while searching for a turnaround - CSN Chicago - CSN Insider John "Moon" Mullin shares three quick fixes for some of the Bears woes while searching for a turnaround.

Fishbain: Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler medically cleared to return to the field - Pro Football Weekly - Cutler has missed the last five games with a thumb injury

Mayer: Floyd's outing should boost confidence - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears are hoping the confidence that rookie Leonard Floyd figures to gain from his performance against the Packers will help accelerate his development.

Finley: Bears clear QB Jay Cutler for Vikings game, put Brian Hoyer on IR - Chicago Sun-Times - Whether Jay Cutler’s return is purely good fortune or the direct result of Brian Hoyer breaking his left arm Thursday night in Green Bay, it’s here.

Mayer: Cutler cleared to return from injury - ChicagoBears.com - Sidelined since suffering a sprained right thumb in a Week 2 loss to the Eagles, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been cleared to play by team doctors.

Potash: Pernell McPhee, Leonard Floyd providing hope for Bears defense - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee was shut out of the stat sheet in his 2016 debut against the Packers on Thursday night

Jahns: Jay Cutler enters most critical stretch of his career - Chicago Sun-Times - He will play out the rest of this season for himself -- for his future whether it's here or somewhere else.

Finley: Bears guard Kyle Long dealing with strained triceps - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will be prudent in handling Kyle Long’s latest injury — a sprained triceps suffered Thursday against the Packers.

Mullin: Bears get Jay Cutler back as QB competition with Brian Hoyer fades to black - CSN Chicago - Jay Cutler will return to the Bears this week as the thought of Brian Hoyer challenging him for the starting spot fades to black.

Bear Download podcast - Chicago Tribune - Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer discuss Jay Cutler vs. John Fox, (5:10 mark), Matt Barkley's QB play (15:55), the return of Pernell McPhee (18:37), Cardinals-Seahawks tie (23:09), Bears playing the Vikings after their bye week (27:04), Leonard Floyd's play vs. Packers (39:05) and World Series predictions (46:08).

Wiederer: Bears guard Kyle Long working through triceps strain - Chicago Tribune - Bears right guard Kyle Long is dealing with a triceps strain. Long left the Bears' 26-10 loss to the Packers with the injury and was unable to return after halftime.

Wiederer: Clear as day, Jay Cutler again the Bears starting QB - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been cleared by the team's medical staff and figures to return to practice Tuesday morning at Halas Hall.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Orr: Bowles fine with Fitz playing pissed if it stops INTs - NFL.comNew York Jets coach Todd Bowles responded to the comments from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick saying that the general manager, owner and coaches no longer believe in him.

Bieler: Randy Moss blames Roger Goodell for NFL's domestic-violence issues - Chicago Tribune - Once again, the NFL is taking heat over its handling of a player involved in allegations of domestic violence.

DeSilva: The 10 most embarrassing plays in NFL history, ranked - FOX Sports - These plays will never be forgotten. Ken's Note; Thankfully, none of them are Bears, either.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Glover: The Cavalry Isn't On The Way, Kids - Daily Norseman - Circle the wagons and conserve your ammo, because there's no magic fix for the offensive line.

Florio: One day later, Mike Zimmer is still salty and vowing to "change things up" - ProFootballTalk - Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wasn't happy with his team's performance after Sunday's loss at Philadelphia. A day later, he's still upset. "We’re trying to figure out everything right now," Zimmer said Monday, via Chris Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "This is a gut check day. . . .

Hanzus: Vikings should steer clear of stuffed animal motivation - NFL.com - Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had some curious motivational tactics over his team's bye week last week. One of those included disfiguring stuffed animals to try to prove a point to his squad.

Patra: Zimmer calls out 'soft' O-line after 'embarrassing' loss - NFL.com - Mike Zimmer did not mince words after Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Vikings coach torched his offensive line, which gave up six sacks.

Banks: Snap Judgments, Week 7, Vikings can't stay unbeaten, Brian Piccolo feaured - NFL.com - The Vikings earned their first loss. Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was arguably the story of the day once again. See what other takeaways NFL.com's Don Banks had from Week 7's slate of games.

Glover: Be Careful What You Wish For... - Daily Norseman - Jay Cutler returns for the Bears on Monday night, and Vikings fans are happy. They shouldn't be.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Jay Cutler expected back this week - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears may be getting some good news this week as their #1 quarterback is ready to return from injury.

Mitchell: Bears claim Ravens TE Daniel Brown off waivers, release RB Joique Bell, promote C Cornelius Edison - Windy City Gridiron - Bears claim young tight end Daniel Brown off of waivers, release veteran running back Joique Bell, promote center Cornelius Edison from the practice squad and add tackle Arturo Uzdavinis to the PS.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2016, week 7 vs Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears lost another one, but the pass protection wasn’t that shabby.

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