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The Bear's Den: Game Day Edition, August 11, 2016

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Game Day is finally here after nearly seven months without Chicago Bears football. OK, granted, it's only preseason game one, but still, it's football and it's your Chicago Bears.

GAME DAY, BABY!!!!
GAME DAY, BABY!!!!
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Boden: Ten reasons you should watch the Bears-Broncos preseason game Thursday night - CSN Chicago - NFL fans will take preseason action anytime over free agency, the draft, OTAs and minicamps. Chris Boden has 10 reasons you should watch the Bears-Broncos tilt on Thursday.

LeGere: Chicago Bears rookie Whitehair quietly learning his job - Daily Herald - Left guard Cody Whitehair is the only Chicago Bears rookie listed as a starter on the depth chart for Thursday night's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos. He work hasn't been discussed much, which is a good thing according to quarterback Jay Cutler.

Kaberon: Vasher on the staff as coaching intern - ChicagoBears.com - Former Bears cornerback Nathan Vasher is working for the team in camp as part of an NFL program to get former players involved.

Bigg's Bears Q&A: Kevin White, rookie starters, extra depth and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions.

Campbell & Wiederer: Biggest takeaways from Bears training camp - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer on the biggest takeaways from Bears training camp.

Herkovich: Bears somewhere on "Predicting 3 NFL Playoffs pretenders and 3 contenders for 2016 " list - TheComeback.com - With Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season a month away, we predict three playoff teams that will miss the postseason and the clubs who will replace them.

Mullen: Bears must establish in preseason that RB committee can do what offense demands - CSN Chicago - The Bears must find out in the preseason that their running backs by committee can get the job done within Dowell Loggains' offense.

Rosenbloom: Bears secondary looks like a primary concern - Chicago Tribune - Everyone expects the Bears defense to be better, starting with the Bears, who have no choice, really. But the secondary, um, well, ahem, how 'bout those Cubs?

Perez: Bears backup QB Brian Hoyer has the most to gain in preseason opener versus Broncos - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears backup QB Brian Hoyer can take a big step toward locking down the No. 2 job with a strong start versus the Broncos

Campbell: Bears camper of year? Akiem Hicks stood out with size, speed and energy - Chicago Tribune - Bears at various levels of the depth chart made their presence known during training camp and the identity of the team started to crystallize.

Weaver: Mike Adams Much-needed depth for Bears OL - Cover32 - Enter former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams, who Chicago signed today. To make room the Bears released Nick Becton.

Emma: Look Out For Leonard Floyd - CBS Chicago - Floyd feels he can produce, and the Bears believe it, too.

Cox: Breaking down the Bears first preseason depth chart - Bears Wire - Listen as Bears Wire takes you through all of the notable players on the Chicago Bears first preseason depth chart of 2016.

LeGere: A lot to watch as Chicago Bears offense gets its first test - ChicagoBears.com - In Thursday night's preseason opener, the Chicago Bears hope to begin answering the questions that come in rebuilding, especially on offense where quarterback Jay Cutler will be working behind three new linemen and won't be handing the ball to Matt Forte anymore.

Wiederer: Showtime, Leonard Floyd, Kevin White eager for Bears debuts - Chicago Tribune - Though it's only an exhibition, Bears top picks outside linebacker Leonard Floyd and receiver Kevin White are under microscope for first pro game action.

Sports Business Minute: Bears among most valuable franchises - CSN Chicago - Rick Horrow discusses the most valuable sports franchises in the world. The Bears are right in there with the best of them.

LeGere: Leno now entrenched in Chicago Bears' O-line - ChicagoBears.com - Bears offensive left tackle Charles Leno continues to exceed expectations. The 2014 seventh-round pick was pressed into service at left tackle in Week Four last season only after an injury to nine-year veteran Jermon Bushrod. Now, Leno appears entrenched. - Bears running back Jeremy Langford should start Thursday's exhibition game, taking the next step in his mission to finish through contact better.

Dickerson: Five things from Chicago Bears camp, Jay Cutler in best shape of career - ESPN - Jay Cutler looks as good as ever and still has plenty of zip on the ball, but can he limit turnovers and flourish without Adam Gase?

Emma: Bears’ Adrian Amos Striving For Breakout 2nd Season - CBS Chicago - Amos is hoping to he can help the Bears create turnovers this season.

Mayer: Bears sign OT Adams, waive Becton - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday signed tackle Mike Adams and waived offensive lineman Nick Becton.

Cox: Four Chicago Bears who need to impress versus the Denver Broncos in preseason opener - Bears Wire - The Bears are set to kickoff their preseason schedule on August 11 versus the Broncos. Here are four players need to impress for Chicago

Perez: What to watch when the Bears are on offense versus the Broncos in Week 1 of preseason - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears have a lot of questions on offense that need to be answered versus the Denver Broncos in Week 1 of the preseason

Mamola: Chicago Bears Players To Watch in 2016 Preseason Opener - NFL Spin Zone - 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.

Moton: Chicago Bears Training Camp Rookie Progress Reports - NFL Spin Zone - What's the latest on the Chicago Bears' 2016 draft class? How did the first-year talents fare over the past three months? Who's off to a good start?

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