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Jerrell Freeman & the Bears prepare for the Colts as a ridiculous number of injuries plague Chicago

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

BEARRRSSSS

Wilson: With game vs. Colts looming, Jerrell Freeman revisits the end of his time in Indy - Stampede Blue - For his part, Jerrell Freeman wouldn’t admit it. Though he was pressed by the Indianapolis media today for an answer otherwise, he maintained that there’s nothing special about this Sunday’s game...

DeWitt: Are They Who We Think They Are? (Indianapolis Colts) - Da Bears Brothers - That’s the hope as the Bears will travel to Indianapolis on Sunday to square-off against the (1-3) Colts, who are coming off a loss in London to the Jaguars. The more we talked about this matchup, the more it became clear that the Colts are the Detroit Lions of the AFC, which gives us plenty of optimism heading into the game.

Weaver: Behind Enemy Lines, Colts expert on Bears matchup - Cover32 - This week the Chicago Bears visit Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. To learn more about the Colts, we spoke with Nik Cline.......

Intentional Grounding, Episode 54: Week 5 Bears, NFL Preview - WGN Radio - With Kevin White on IR again, Dr. Neil Ghodadra joins the show to discuss whether or not the Bears wide receiver can return this season. Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns also dive into the longterm impact on White before previewing this Sunday’s game between the Bears and Colts. As always, they make their NFL and college picks of the week too.

Take 2: What will the Chicago Bears do at RB when Jeremy Langford returns? - Pro Football Weekly - Bears with a good problem to have if Jordan Howard keeps ascending

Fishbain: Who has the edge? Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts - Pro Football Weekly - Like last week, Bears should have an edge when they have the football

By the Numbers: Bears at Colts - ChicagoBears.com - Jerrell Freeman faces his former team and Jordan Howard looks to continue the hot start to his career, while his Colts counterpart goes for a new spot in the record books.

Mayer: Freeman prepares to face former team - ChicagoBears.com - Facing his former team Sunday in Indianapolis figures to be special for Jerrell Freeman. But the Bears linebacker will play with the same level of passion he channels into every game.

Cox: Danny Trevathan and Ka’Deem Carey return to practice for Bears - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears may have improved depth at linebacker and running back this Sunday as Trevathan and Carey progress in their recovery.

Finley: 'Lord' Fangio preparing Bears to face ex-Stanford QB Andrew Luck - Chicago Sun-Times - The lord was on vacation in southern Italy two years ago, working his way up the coast toward Rome, when a tall man caught his eye.

Potash: Ex-Colt Jerrell Freeman giving Bears best bang for their buck - Chicago Sun-Times - Ryan Pace hasn’t exactly had a golden touch in his first two seasons as the Bears’ general manager. On the

Emma: There’s No Stopping Jerrell Freeman - CBS Chicago - Freeman has nothing more he can prove to the Colts, who let him join the Bears.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Did the Bears make a mistake drafting Kevin White? - CSN Chicago - On today's SportsTalk Live podcast, the gang discusses whether it's fair to already label Kevin White a bust for the Bears.

Mullin: Bears staying 'next man up' course but these injuries are getting ridiculous - CSN Chicago - As the Bears prepare for a Week 5 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, Wednesday's injury report included 16 players.

Cox: Ryan Pace’s first 4 draft picks all battling long-term injuries - Bears Wire
- Many of the Chicago Bears' draft picks are battling significant injuries, a dark cloud forming over Ryan Pace's selections.

Finley: Bears' Danny Trevathan hopes to play Sunday with custom cast - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ inside linebacker said he wants to play Sunday against the Colts.

Emma: Bears’ Future Tied To Their First-Round Question Marks - CBS Chicago - The inconsistencies of Kyle Fuller, Kevin White and Leonard Floyd are a major concern.

Mullin: Replacing Kevin White, ex-QB Cam Meredith putting QB experience to use - CSN Chicago - Cam Meredith should see more playing time after fellow wide receiver Kevin White was placed on injured reserve.

Campbell: Brian Hoyer likely has another chance to claim Bears quarterback job - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Jay Cutler continues to recover from his sprained right thumb, leaving Hoyer to face a Colts defense that has given up 31.3 points per game.

Biggs: Kevin White's injury clouds future for Bears receiving corps - Chicago Tribune - Kevin White was placed on injured reserve with a fractured left fibula and a high ankle sprain suffered when the wide receiver was twisted to the ground.

Wiltfong (Podcast): Who Steps Up for Chicago to Replace Kevin White? - Bears Sports Radio - The easiest way to listen to all the latest Chicago Bears news and analysis in one place.

Cox: Bears will need defense to step up again if they want to beat Colts - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' defense was key to their first win last week, and they won't keep winning without that group continuing to step up.

Perez: NFL Picks 2016, Week 5, 'experts' still on the anti-Bears bandwagon - Bears Wire - Despite winning their Week 4 game against the Lions, the experts are all picking the Colts over the Chicago Bears in Week 5

Cox: Bears pass rush can build confidence against struggling Colts offensive line - Bears Wire - The Indianapolis Colts' offensive has been a major weakness, providing the Chicago Bears' pass rush an opportunity to get back on track.

Mullin: Kevin White’s broken leg hits one Bears teammate particularly hard - CSN Chicago - For Bears rookie linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski, the broken leg suffered by Kevin White was a cruel blow to a good friend.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Kaberon: A change from Wrigley to Soldier Field - ChicagoBears.com - A handshake deal allowed the Bears to play their home games at Wrigley Field for 50 years. But eventually, it became time for the team to move on.

Russell: More than 400 NFL players hope to wear personalized cleats in Week 13 - Chicago Tribune - The NFL will ease up on its rule banning personalized cleats for Week 13 and players are already lining up to promote a charity of their choice.

Russell: High school teams in Washington are forfeiting rather than play school with NFL-sized talent - Washington Post - In its first three games, Archbishop Murphy’s football team outscored its opponents 170-0. Now opponents of the Everett, Wash., private school powerhouse aren’t even trying to beat them.

Links: Johnny Manziel Has Suspension Lifted - ChicagoBears.com - The NFL informed clubs on the transaction wire that free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel‘s suspension has been lifted as scheduled, Tom Pelissero of USA Today tweets. However, Manziel is still subject to potential discipline under the personal conduct policy stemming from an assault allegation from his ex-girlfriend earlier this year.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Wilson: Chuck Pagano on Colts inside linebacker position: "I think we are in great shape" - Stampede Blue - The Colts have problems at linebacker. At outside linebacker, the Colts have struggled to get much of a pass rush whatsoever outside of Erik Walden. And at inside linebacker, the Colts have...

Smith: Andrew Luck taking sacks at a career-high rate - ProFootballTalk - Colts owner Jim Irsay says he wants to see Andrew Luck protect himself. So far this season, that isn't happening. Through four games this year, Luck has been sacked 15 times. That's the most for any player in the NFL this season and puts Luck on pace for a career high in sacks.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: The Bears Find Future Strength in Adversity - Windy City Gridiron - Something strange happened on Sunday, and it was not just that the Bears won at home against the Lions. However, it was something so out of the realm of recent experience for Chicago fans that it...

Householder's Week 5 Preview: Bears vs. Colts - Windy City Gridiron - Can the Bears keep their win streak going?

Wiltfong: What is Plan B with Kevin White now injured? - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest edition of T Formation Conversation, Lester looks at the Chicago Bears' options to replace the recently injured Kevin White.

Berckes: Five Questions with Blue Stampede - Windy City Gridiron - We sit down with Indianapolis Colts guru Josh Wilson to discuss the state of the franchise and the upcoming matchup.

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