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The Bear's Den: August 10, 2016

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Training camp is over, and we are ONE day away from the Bears preseason opener as Mark Sanchez leads the defending Super Bowl Champions into Soldier Field.

Mark Sanchez doesn't have many fond memories of the Chicago Bears
Mark Sanchez doesn't have many fond memories of the Chicago Bears
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Mamola: Chicago Bears- Players To Watch in 2016 Preseason Opener - NFLSpinZone - As the 2016 preseason begins for the Chicago Bears with a match up against the defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos, there are several players who bear a little more attention than others.

Fishbain: Training camp concludes as team preps for preseason opener - Pro Football Weekly - Bears wrapped up their practices in Bourbonnais with their first preseason game on Thursday

Mayer: Five things we learned from Cutler - ChicagoBears.com - With the Bears preparing for Thursday night's preseason opener, quarterback Jay Cutler discusses Kevin White's progress, the importance of Alshon Jeffery getting game reps and more.

Cox: Bears center Ted Larsen says ‘I’m not a guy that’ll take any crap from anybody or stand down’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears center Ted Larsen is the tone-setter for the offensive line as he takes over for Hroniss Grasu in the middle.

Perez: Bears’ running back competition to take center stage in preseason games - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears running back position is up for grabs this preseason and will take center stage versus the Denver Broncos on August 11.

Perez: Alshon Jeffery limited in practice again, needs reps in preseason games - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery was limited in practice again today, increasing the importance of preseason reps for the franchise player.

Ottochian: The Bears must replace the Soldier Field turf - Bears Wire - The Soldier Field grass has been an issue for this franchise for decades, and it is time for the team to put in artificial turf.

Potash: Day 13 of Bears camp - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns, Patrick Finley and Mark Potash break down the 11th practice (and 13th day overall) of Bears camp.

Bears Twitter mailbag: On RB roles, DEs & Alshon Jeffery's future - Chicago Sun-Times - Here’s a sampling of Tuesday’s queries sent to @patrickfinley, who responds with more than 140 characters on the last day of the Bears’ camp.

Mullen: Bears rookie LB Leonard Floyd breaking out, also finding out "you’re not in Kansas (or Georgia) anymore, Toto" - CSN Chicago - Rookie linebacker Leonard Floyd is working on becoming a more complete pass rusher in Bears training camp.

LeGere: Chicago Bears turn to Larsen to replace Grasu at center - Daily Herald - The Chicago Bears on Monday began moving on from center Hroniss Grasu's season-ending knee injury as veteran Ted Larsen took over, making his first snaps to quarterback Jay Cutler.

Wiederer: Jeremy Langford, Ka'Deem Carey impressing at running back - Chicago Tribune - Second-year running back Jeremy Langford seemed to get a jolt of energy from the live tackling in the Chicago Bears' scrimmage Saturday.

Rosenbloom: Whether it’s leadership, common sense or just survival, good for Jay Cutler - Chicago Tribune - I don't know if you'd call it leadership or common sense, but it's about time someone on the Bears called out the guys who confuse fighting with football.

Campbell: Five observations from Bears practice Tuesday - Chicago Tribune - The Bears wrapped up their 13-day training camp on Tuesday morning with a full padded practice ahead of Thursday’s exhibition opener against the Denver Broncos.

Wiederer: Will Alshon Jeffery be able to play in Bears' preseason opener? - Chicago Tribune - Alshon Jeffery’s availability for Thursday night is still to be determined.

Mullen: Will impact plays translate into games? - CSN Chicago - The final day of open practice in Bourbonnais was marked by impact plays on both sides of the football.

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Top Bears Tweets from Camp - ChicagoBears.com - Take a look back at some of the top tweets from Bears players during the Bourbonnais portion of 2016 Training Camp.

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St. Clair: Broncos fortunate to no longer have cocky Brock Osweiler - Mile High ReportOsweiler better be able to play football as well as he runs his mouth. The former of which he's yet to prove. Ken's Note: Assistant Director of Public Affairs Butt Hurtt is working overtime this year in Denver, as yet another former player is now, apparently, "the Devil".

Patra: Mark Sanchez to start for Broncos in preseason opener - NFL.com - The Denver Broncos finally have their starter for Friday's preseason opener. Mark Sanchez gets the nod over Trevor Siemian and is expected to play their entire first quarter.

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