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The Bear's Den: December 15, 2016

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The Bears went outside to practice preparing for Sunday's war against the hated Packers

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

BEARRRSSSS

Moreano: One last return for Devin Hester - Da Bears Brothers.com - It's time for The Windy City Flyer to come home for one last return, to retire a Chicago Bear.

Fishbain: Who has the edge? Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Pro Football WeeklyBears need to run the ball well because 'D' will be at a disadvantage

Mayer: Fans can help Acho earn big donation - ChicagoBears.com - Bears fans can help outside linebacker Sam Acho earn a $25,000 donation for the charitable foundation that his parents started in 1989 and continue to operate.

Wiederer: Alshon Jeffery on PED suspension: 'At the end of the day, it's my name on it' - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery was back at practice Wednesday for the first time since Nov. 11, returning to the field after a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.

Kwiecinski: Cowboys QB Tony Romo could be under center for the Bears in 2017 - Bears WireTony Romo could be playing QB for the Chicago Bears in 2017, according to ESPN and NFL.com

Perez: John Fox says Alshon Jeffery ‘had a good day of practice’ in first action after suspension - Bears Wire - Alshon Jeffery returned to the practice field for the Chicago Bears after serving a four-game suspension

Mayer: Bears begin to prep to host Packers - ChicagoBears.com - Three days after their disappointing 20-17 loss to the Lions in Detroit, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday's home game against the Packers.

Cox: Alshon Jeffery used suspension time to do yoga, work on himself - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery said he worked on himself and did a lot of yoga during his four-game suspension.

Wiederer: Reasons why Sunday’s Bears-Packers tilt is still worth watching - Chicago Tribune - Got nothing to do this Sunday afternoon? Still passionately devoted to the Chicago Bears despite their 3-10 record and last-place standing?

Kwiecinski: John Fox is having Bears practice outside to prepare for Week 15’s frigid temperatures - Bears Wire - The Bears vs. Packers Week 15 game is expected to be historically cold at Soldier Field in Chicago

Potash: Alshon Jeffery moving past suspension 'I learned from it.' - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, speaking for the first time since he was suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on

Finley: Bears' Vic Fangio says defense he inherited not 'built for anything' - Chicago Sun-Times - In defending the Bears' performance Wednesday, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said that the unit he inherited "wasn't built for anything."

Morrissey: Wake Forest scandal will make coaches like John Fox more paranoid - Chicago Sun-Times - And I didn't think that was possible.

Emma: Back From Suspension, Bears’ Jeffery Focuses On Strong Finish - CBS Chicago - Jeffery took ownership to his PED suspension, dismissed concerns to his future with the Bears.

CSN SPECIAL FEATURE

Bears Classics: The Longest War - Bears vs. Packers, Clip 1 - CSN Chicago - Watch the first clip of Bears Classics: The Longest War - Bears vs. Packers.

Bears Classics: The Longest War - Bears vs. Packers, Clip 2 - CSN Chicago - Watch second clip of Bears Classics: The Longest War - Bears vs. Packers.

Bears Classics: The Longest War - Bears vs. Packers, Clip 3 - CSN Chicago - Watch the third clip of Bears Classics: The Longest War - Bears vs. Packers.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Rosenthal: The 2017 trade market/free agency guide - NFL.com - In his QB Index, Gregg Rosenthal identifies quarterbacks who could be available in the coming offseason, including Tyrod Taylor, Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo. Plus, updated QB rankings.

Alper: Matt Forte says he’s been playing with a torn meniscus - ProFootballTalkJets running back Bilal Powell had a big game against the 49ers last Sunday and scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime after he saw his playing time go up following Matt Forte's departure with a right knee injury.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Alper: Aaron Rodgers unlikely to practice Wednesday or Thursday - ProFootballTalk - The Packers plan to have quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Bears, but he won't have a full week of practice heading into the game.

Gantt: Adrian Peterson officially designated for return from IR | ProFootballTalk - The Vikings made it official this morning, starting the clock on running back Adrian Peterson's return. The team announced that Peterson was designated for return from injured reserve, and that he participated in this morning's walk-through.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: Matt Barkley is not the answer—and that’s okay - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago needs a plan at quarterback, and that plan should not be "hope the third backup works out."

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2016: Week 14 vs Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - Every week I'll break down the sacks allowed by the Chicago Bears in my Sackwatch series and I'll keep a running team and individual total. This week they only allowed 1 sack to the Detroit Lions. I....

Zeglinski's NFC North Review, Week 14: Rising cheese - Windy City Gridiron - Detroit stays in the pole position - but not without a cost - and the Packers are blazing at the right time.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears to draft Jabrill Peppers in Todd McShay’s 1st mock draft - Windy City Gridiron - We spotlight Todd McShay’s first mock draft this season.

Mitchell: WCG Power Rankings: Leaning slightly Patriotic - Windy City Gridiron - The ‘Boys fall, but not very far.

Silverstein: Josh Bellamy is not the problem - Windy City Gridiron - Josh Bellamy has dropped some key passes this year, no doubt. Bears fans freaked. Chill out everybody.

Mitchell: Bears sign TE Mycole Pruitt, release DB Bausby - Windy City Gridiron - Bears sign Pruitt off of Vikings practice squad.

FANPOSTS

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