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The Bear's Den: November 23, 2016

David Fales is back, and Jay Cutler may have played his last down as a Bear.

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Ken's Note: Due to the fact that I had surgery Monday and was zonked on drugs Monday night and Tuesday, I am unable to watch the games this week (well, except for ours and Green Bay getting their asses kicked). Therefore, noWCG Power Ratings this week. Surgery was a knee meniscus repair, I'm fine health wise, just fixing an injury. Your Bears are still 29th I suspect, I did watch the Cleveland game just now, and... yech! Have not watched the Niners yet but I suspect my mind won't change on that when they do. Boys get the bye week push anyway at #1.



Wiederer: Jay Cutler's shoulder injury opens up weighty questions for Bears - If you have been an interested observer of the Bears' quarterback carousel for any length of time, you should know the golden rule by now: Always wear safety goggles. When the controls go haywire and the ride spins out of control, the probability of flying debris often increases in a hurry.

Mayer: Lunch with Larry 11.22.16 - - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer discussed the loss to the Giants, what's ahead for the Bears and the adjustments he thinks might be made to deal with injuries.

Perez: Jay Cutler seeking second opinion on potential season-ending shoulder injury - Bears Wire - Bears QB Jay Cutler is seeking a second opinion on his potentially season-ending shoulder injury.

Finley: As Jay Cutler deals with shoulder, Bears to sign David Fales - Chicago Sun-Times - In a sure sign that the Bears expect starter Jay Cutler to miss time, the team is bringing back quarterback David Fales.

LeGere: Shoulder injury likely ends Cutler's career with Chicago Bears - Daily Herald - The extent of the labrum tear in Jay Cutler's right shoulder will determine how many games he misses and if he will need surgery, but it's likely that he has thrown his final pass for the Chicago Bears.

Wiederer: Embarrassment continues for Bears on and off field - And you thought this Bears season couldn't become any more embarrassing? Forget all the losses - Eight of them now in 10 games. And set aside the injuries too, with tight end Zach Miller likely to soon become the 14th Bear placed on injured reserve.

Mullin: Injuries, suspensions provide three Bears with starting jobs and potential 2017 auditions - CSN Chicago - Injuries and suspensions to Bears starters have yielded starting jobs for backup Bears who could be auditioning for expanded roles in 2017.

Biggs: Offensive line undermanned, overpowered - Chicago Tribune - Being down two starting offensive linemen and then three when left guard Josh Sitton went out with a right ankle injury midway through the third quarter was eventually going to catch up to the Bears.

Andracki: Bears reportedly bringing back familiar face to improve quarterback depth - CSN Chicago - With Jay Cutler possibly lost for the season, the Bears are reportedly adding to their quarterback depth by re-signing David Fales.


Rosenthal: Mike McCarthy, Marvin Lewis in trouble? - - What does the future hold for Mike McCarthy and Marvin Lewis? Gregg Rosenthal focuses The Debrief on coaching situations around the NFL. Whose seats are the hottest these days?

Jackson: Seahawks cut J’Marcus Webb - ProFootballTalk - The Seahawks released offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb on Tuesday. Webb had started the first three games of the season at right guard with rookie Germain Ifedi injured. He had played on special teams and as a backup after Ifedi's return but was inactive for last week's win over the Eagles.

Jackson: Lions waive Corey Fuller - ProFootballTalk - The Lions waived wide receiver Corey Fuller on Tuesday, two weeks after activating him from the physically unable to perform list. Fuller had been out with a foot injury and hadn't played in a game this season.

Adler: Browns Charge Job-Seekers Up To $105 To Enter Useless "Career Fair" - Deadspin - The Cleveland Browns hosted a career fair last weekend that, in keeping with the Browns’ reputation, did not actually offer many jobs, and left multiple paid attendees feeling cheated.


Boden: Some defensive similarities between Bears, Titans - CSN Chicago - The Bears and Titans are in completely different positions entering their Week 12 showdown, but the two defenses resemble each other.

Boden: Mariota and Murray have Music City attack humming - CSN Chicago - If the Bears are going to have any chance in Week 12, they'll have to find away to stop Titans standouts' Marcus Mariota and DeMarco Murray.


Wiltfong: NFL Power Rankings: How low can the Chicago Bears go? - Windy City Gridiron - We take our weekly trip around the interwebs to see where various NFL "experts" rank the Chicago Bears in their NFL Power Rankings.

Householder: Do the Bears have their Theo? - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are a mess, but is Ryan Pace the guy to lead them out of it?

Witlfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Give my latest Ten Thoughts on the NFL a gander, and as always, be sure to add a few thoughts of your own in our comment section.


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