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The Bear's Den: November 24, 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the staff of Windy City Gridiron. (Yes, even you, Packers fans)

Remember a certain butt-kicking last Thanksgiving?
Remember a certain butt-kicking last Thanksgiving?
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Haugh: As Jay Cutler era nears end, Bears legacy more complicated than appears - Chicago Tribune - And so a season and era likely ends for Jay Cutler, presumably with a smirk, with news the Bears quarterback expects to miss the final six games due to shoulder injury suffered Sunday against the Giants. Has a torn labrum ever connected so many people?

Andracki: Bears don't view Jay Cutler's shoulder injury as season-ending - CSN Chicago - The Bears expect Jay Cutler to return at some point from his most recent shoulder injury and haven't yet ruled him out for Week 12 against the Titans.

Kurtenbach: The 2016 Bears might be the worst team in franchise history - FOX Sports - Chicago is bad and getting worse.

Podcast: Talking Jay Cutler and the 2-8 Bears with Tim Baffoe - Pro Football Weekly - You thought it couldn't get worse for the Bears, Au contraire! Kevin recaps another miserable week for the Bears and talks about why it's been fascinating to cover Jay Cutler (5:30). Tim Baffoe (@TimBaffoe) joins the show to give us his perspective...

Mayer: Bears begin prepping to host Titans - ChicagoBears.com - Three days after their deflating loss to the Giants, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday's home game against the Titans.

Perez: 2017 NFL Draft: Bears maintain top-5 pick heading into Week 12 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears maintain hold of a top-5 pick after their Week 11 loss to the New York Giants. WARNING: LOUD STUPID RIDICULOUS POINTLESS IDIOTIC AUTOPLAY VIDEO ON PAGE

Mayer: Bears re-sign Fales, put Miller on IR - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday re-signed quarterback David Fales and linebacker Jonathan Anderson to their active roster and placed tight end Zach Miller on injured reserve.

Perez: 3 quarterbacks under 30 years old the Bears could target this offseason - Bears Wire - A look at three quarterbacks the Bears could target in the 2017 offseason

Finley's podcast: What another Jay Cutler injury means for his teammates - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of Halas Intrigue, the Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley wonders how the Bears will evaluate their players with Jay Cutler hurt:

Jahns: Bears put tight end Zach Miller on injured reserve - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears' top offensive player is done for the season.

Mullin: Expected Cutler injury - and insertion of inexperienced replacements - could affect evaluation of other Bears - CSN Chicago - The expected injury to Jay Cutler means a new QB, an inexperienced one who could affect the team's evaluations of other positions.

Biggs Bears Q&A: John Fox's job security, Jay Cutler vs. Tony Romo and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly.

Campbell & Wiederer: Bear Download Podcast for this week - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Mulligan: Bears tailspin comes down to series of what might have beens - Chicago Tribune - What might have been if Adam Gase had not bolted for a promotion with the Dolphins? Or if he had been hired as head coach instead of John Fox in the first place? Or if the Bears treated poor Foxy to a Lovie Smith-style surprise party last year and hired Gase ahead of his boss as the Buccaneers did with Dirk Koetter?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: Bills catch, ban sex toy throwers - ProFootballTalk - When the Bills hosted the Patriots in Week Eight, someone threw a dildo onto the field. Apparently, it was more than one someone. Via Brian Mazurowski of WBEN, Bills V.P.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Morris: Titans-Bears by the numbers - Music City Miracles - How do the Titans and Bears stack up against each other?

Alper: Eddie Lacy, Sam Shields won’t return this season - ProFootballTalk - Any hope that running back Eddie Lacy or cornerback Sam Shields would return from injured reserve to help the Packers turn their season around in the final six weeks was dashed on Wednesday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Opportunity is knocking for 2 Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester's latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he takes a look at a couple of Chicago Bears' rookies that have him intrigued about their long term potential.

Silverstein: Where do Super Bowl quarterbacks come from? - Windy City Gridiron - Where can the Bears find a championship-caliber quarterback? A study of conference championship QBs since 1990 provides some answers.

Wiltfong: Bears officially sign David Fales, place Zach Miller on IR, but no mention of Jay Cutler - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have made a flurry of roster moves, but not mentioned among them is "injured" quarterback Jay Cutler.

Wiltfong: Jay Cutler is "day to day" and the Chicago Bears injury report - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s what we know about all the injured Chicago Bears

FANPOSTS

FanPosts - Recent - Windy City Gridiron - Here's a link to our FanPost section, where YOU have the opportunity to contribute to Windy City Gridiron. Take a few minutes and write a post about what you are thinking about regarding the Chicago Bears, and there'a chance it will be linked right here in the Den.

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