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The Bear's Den: December 2, 2016

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Chicago prepares for another chapter in the Bears-Niners rivalry

Keith Van Horn in one of the epic battles between the Bears and the Niners over both team's long history
Keith Van Horn in one of the epic battles between the Bears and the Niners over both team's long history
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Mayer: Cutler out for season with injury - ChicagoBears.comBears quarterback Jay Cutler is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery Saturday and will be placed on injured reserve.

Wiltfong: Jay Cutler to have surgery and be placed on injured reserve - Windy City Gridiron - The 2016 season is over for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, time will tell if his Bears’ career is also over. Head coach John Fox announced that Cutler will have surgery on his torn labrum...

DeWitt: Da Bears Brothers Chicago Bears Podcast and Postgame Show - Da Bears Brothers - Da Bears Brothers is the place where Bears fans across the globe hang out after every Chicago Bears game, and where Bears fans go to get their fix of Chicago Bears talk in the offseason.

Schmelzer: 2017 NFL Draft 7-Round Mock Draft for the Chicago Bears - NFL Spin Zone - At 2-9, the Chicago Bears are not exactly post-season contenders. Let's look ahead to the 2017 NFL Draft with a complete seven-round mock draft for Chicago.

Hub Arkush: Here are the Bears to watch during the final five games - Pro Football Weekly - Some will watch the Bears' remaining five games because they’re Bears fans. They love their team and they are there through thick or thin.

Mamola: Should Bears Fans Root for Wins or Losses? - NFL Spin Zone - Fans of the Chicago Bears are always rooting for their favorite team to win, but in this disappointing 2016 season, the opposite may in fact be true.

Emma: If This Is Indeed The End, Jay Cutler Leaves A Complicated Bears Legacy - CBS Chicago - Cutler's 2016 season is over, and his Bears career could be done, too.

Mullin: Kyle Fuller returns to Bears practice, but what's next? - CSN ChicagoKyle Fuller returned to practice Wednesday, but will he be able to suit up for the Bears this season?

Mayer: Bears gearing up to face Kaepernick - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears defense will be challenged Sunday at Soldier Field by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who passed for 296 yards and ran for 113 last weekend in a loss to the Dolphins.

Potash: Time is right for rookie Daniel Braverman to get his chance - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears rookie wide receiver Daniel Braverman was a training-camp star in Bourbonnais, but just another undersized,

Jahns: Kyle Fuller prepares to play, but can he earn back Bears' faith? - Chicago Sun-Times - Since teams can only activate one player from IR, Fuller’s impending return means that receiver Kevin White’s season is officially over.

Finley: : Evaluating Matt Barkley's first Bears start - Chicago Sun-Times - Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times and Kevin Fishbain of Pro Football Weekly try to deduce what we can take from Matt Barkley's first start

Mullin: Bears rookie Daniel Braverman sets highest NFL standard for himself - CSN Chicago - Bears rookie wide receiver Daniel Braverman has an NFL role model in former Western Michigan standout and four-time Pro Bowler Antonio Brown.

LeGere: Braverman ready to make his Bears debut - Daily Herald - Seventh-round draft pick Daniel Braverman is looking forward to playing in his first NFL game Sunday against the 49ers at Soldier Field.The 5-foot-10, 185-pound slot receiver spent the first 12 weeks on the practice squad but was promoted to the 53-man roster Tuesday.

Jahns: Should you worry about Jordan Howard's drops? - Chicago Sun-Times - Adam L. Jahns’ "Read Options" column appears in Pro Football Weekly.

Finley: Lost for the year, Bears QB Jay Cutler called 'great teammate' - Chicago Sun-Times - Minutes after John Fox announced that Jay Cutler would have surgery Saturday to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder, Bears players found out.

Jahns: Bears better have plan in place if they say goodbye to Jay Cutler - Chicago Sun-Times - Coach John Fox announced Thursday that Cutler will be put on injured reserve.

Emma: Bears’ Braverman, Wilson Want Their Potential To Show - CBS Chicago - A pair of seventh-round picks will play key roles in the Bears' offense.

LeGere: Season-ending shoulder surgery for Bears QB Cutler - Daily Herald - Having exhausted all other possibilities, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will undergo surgery Saturday to repair the partially torn labrum (cartilage) in his right shoulder.Cutler will be placed on injured reserve, ending his 2016 season and likely his Bears career.

Potash: With 8 takeaways, improved Bears defense has a bark, but no bite - Chicago Sun-TimesAdrian Amos and Cre’Von LeBlanc missed the Bears’ only chance for a fumble recovery against the Titans in the third

Morrissey: A bittersweet goodbye if Jay Cutler is done in Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times - He's a columnist's dream.

Finley: Could Bears CB Kyle Fuller take Jay Cutler's roster spot? - Chicago Sun-Times - How’s this for someone to replace Jay Cutler on the 53-man roster: Kyle Fuller.

Baffoe: Hey Bears, Please Lose To The 49ers - CBS Chicago - The shininess of the on-field product isn’t the issue in Chicago anymore, but this game is crazy important.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Smith: Troy Vincent says NFL having daily discussions on full-time officials - ProFootballTalk - A month ago, Saints coach Sean Payton laid out his case for full-time officials in an appearance on PFT Live. Since then, the subject has been much discussed around the NFL. In fact, it's been discussed every day in the league office, according to Troy Vincent, the league's V.P.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Bradley's 49ers vs. Dolphins film breakdown: Taking a look at sacks earned and allowed - Niners Nation - We’ve got video breakdowns of the two sacks allowed and the two sacks earned by the 49ers against the Dolphins in Week 12.

Leechan: Is the Harbaugh "hangover" almost over? - Niners Nation - The 49ers record is worse than than last year but their mentality appears elevated.

Smith: Kaepernick selling Bay Area home, says 49ers future is unrelated - ProFootballTalk - Colin Kaepernick is selling his home in the Bay Area, but he says that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with his future with the 49ers. Asked why Kaepernick is selling the home, he said through a team spokesperson that it's an "investment decision.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder: Bears-49ers Game Preview - Windy City Gridiron - Two teams with three combined wins.

Wiltfong: Which Chicago Bears won't be back next year? - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest edition of Lester's T Formation Conversation Podcast, he goes over the 25 Chicago Bears' free agents in 2017, and he also discuss a few veterans that he believes the Bears may release.

Zeglinski's NFC North Review, Week 12: One Pride - Windy City Gridiron - The Lions take a stranglehold of the North, the Vikings are in survival mode, while the Packers stay afloat.

Berkes: Five Questions with Niners Nation - Windy City Gridiron - We sit down with Niners Nation to discuss the state of their equally depressing franchise.

Wiltfong: More Jordan Howard please - Windy City Gridiron - The 2016 season may not be going how the Bears envisioned, but they may have a rookie representative in the Pro Bowl this year.

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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