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The Bear's Den: October 26, 2016

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Jay Cutler was short and to the point about Bears coach John Fox's level of confidence in him.

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

BEARRRSSSS

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Packers - CBS Chicago - Thursday marked the death of the Bears' season and their quarterback controversy.

Emma: Cutler Again Takes High Road As End With Bears Seems Near - CBS Chicago - After John Fox refused to proclaim a starter, Cutler is being forced back into action.

Lunch with Larry 10.25.16 - ChicagoBears.com - Bears senior writer Larry Mayer discussed Alshon Jeffery, the Bears running game, Kevin White, Leonard Floyd's performance and more.

Mayer: Bears elevate Hurst, waive Glenn - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears made changes to their secondary Tuesday, promoting defensive back Demontre Hurst from the practice squad to the active roster and waiving cornerback Jacoby Glenn.

Mayer: Cutler excited to return to game action - ChicagoBears.com - Feeling like a "helpless bystander" while missing five starts with a sprained right thumb, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is excited about returning to action.

Cox Tracy Porter’s lack of effort and physicality hurt Bears against Packers - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears cornerback Tracy Porter seemed to shy away from contact against the Green Bay Packers, and it hurt his defense.

Perez: 2017 NFL draft, Bears in race for No. 1 pick overall - Bears Wire - At 1-6, the Chicago Bears are in the race for the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Ken's Note: Dear Mr. Perez, if you think the Chicago Bears are "racing" towards losing, then... oh, never mind, we all know what type of garbage this stuff is. ANNOYING LOUD MUSIC WARNING.

Cox: Ka’Deem Carey’s emergence against Green Bay - Bears WireKa'Deem Carey was the Chicago Bears' leading rusher against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night, and the film shows how he stood out.

Finley: Bears RB Jeremy Langford returns to practice, but will he start? - Chicago Sun-Times - Before Jeremy Langford got hurt, he was the Bears’ starting running back. Now? John Fox isn’t so sure

Ditka on the Bears, NFL practices, TV ratings and Halloween - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears are a much better football team than their record. But that’s the only thing you’re judged by.

DeSalva: 5 trades NFL teams should make before next week's deadline - FOX Sports - These five trades would shift the power in the NFL for the rest of 2016. Ken's Note; Congratulations, another national media member who has absolutely no idea how the NFL works.

Mullin: Why the Bears can't afford a complete collapse just for a better draft pick - CSN Chicago - While some fans are rooting for the Bears to crater out this season and earn one of the highest picks in the draft, nothing could be worse.

Mullin: No hard feelings between John Fox and Jay Cutler, but no clear future, either - CSN Chicago - Jay Cutler returned to practice on Tuesday and is expected to start against the Vikings, but his future in Chicago beyond 2016 remains murky.

LeGere: Chicago Bears' Cutler unaware of any QB competition - Daily Herald - Despite the public insinuation from Chicago Bears coach John Fox that there would be a quarterback competition even after Jay Cutler was recovered from a sprained right thumb, Cutler said he was never told that. "There was never any discussion regarding that with me," said Cutler, who has been cleared to start Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings for the first time in six weeks.

Wiederer: Vikings defense offers stiff test for Jay Cutler's return - Chicago Tribune - The Vikings are the best in the NFL in points allowed (14.0 ppg), yards allowed per play (4.4) and takeaways (16). Eleven players have a sack or a takeaway.

Campbell: Jay Cutler on having John Fox's support, 'He doesn't have a choice' - Chicago Tribune - Jay Cutler discussed his relationship with John Fox, his reaction to Fox publicly opening the starting quarterback role and his future with the organization.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Gantt: Giants cut kicker Josh Brown - ProFootballTalk - The Giants made it clear they wanted as far away from Josh Brown as possible, when they left him home from their London game. Today, they made it official. As of right now, former Bear Robbie Gould is the Giants kicker.

Seiner: The other ties under the NFL's current OT format - Pro Football Weekly - The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals stumbled to a 6-6 tie Sunday night in the desert, the fourth deadlock since the NFL instituted new overtime rules prior to the 2012-13 season.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Glover: Roughing The Podcast 12, Philly Phunk - Daily Norseman - Di and Ted preview the Eagles, discuss falling ratings, preview the Bears, and take listener questions

Boden: Purple a fitting color for Vikings' battered, bruised offense - CSN Chicago - The Vikings have had some injuries on offense, but have been able to replace them well, for the most part, ahead of Monday's game against the Bears.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder: Is this the worst Bears teams in a generation? - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have one win, but are they the worst?

Mitchell & Wiltfong: Bears waive Jacoby Glenn, promote Demontre Hurst, shuffle practice squad - Windy City Gridiron - Demontre Hurst was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster. To make room for Hurst, they have waived cornerback Jacoby Glenn. Additionally, team has added former Titans running back David Cobb to the practice squad. To make room for Cobb, the team released tight end Marcel Jensen.

Zeglinski's Bearish and Bullish: Week 7, Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Windy City Gridiron - Leonard Floyd finally breaks out, Jerrell Freeman offers stability, and more in the Week 7 stock report.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out WCG’s weekly staple, Ten Thoughts on the NFL... And be sure to add some Thoughts of your own in the comment section.

Zeglinski: Alshon Jeffery trade rumor, Eagles ‘reportedly’ looking to acquire star receiver - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears could be looking to move Jeffery for assets.

Wiltfong: Three keys for the Chicago Bears to defeat the Minnesota Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester's latest episode of T Formation Conversation, he pinpoints exactly what he feel the Bears must do to defeat the Vikings in Minnesota on Halloween night.

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