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The Bear's Den: August 23, 2016

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Several of the Chicago Bears rookies are starting to shine as we move into the third game week of the preseason.

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Emma: Bears’ Receivers Remain Unproven, But Jeffery Confident They Can ‘Dominate’ - CBS Chicago - Jeffery is certainly energized during this preseason.

Jahns: Bears rookie DE Jonathan Bullard showing plenty of potential - Chicago Sun-TimesBears defensive end Jonathan Bullard is off to a fast start.

Mullen: Three growing questions facing Bears after two preseason games - CSN Chicago - The Bears have reached the midpoint of its preseason with three questions standing out above others. Here they are.

SmartLikeAFox: The Impact of Kyle Fuller's Injury - Windy City Gridiron - Many fellow readers on Windy City Gridiron remember the optimism surrounding the 2014 Bears. To improve the horrid 2013 defense, GM Phil Emery went on a spending spree in which he signed Jared...

Sunderbruch: Expectations - Robbie Gould - Windy City GridironGould had a rough 2015. Will more junk food and a change in the rules give him new life in 2016?

Mitchell: Bears update depth chart, Braverman moves up - Windy City Gridiron - Preseason depth charts don't mean much (if anything), and there were only minor changes between the first one released before the Denver preseason opener and today. One change involved fan favorite Daniel Braverman.

Wiederer: What we learned, Alshon Jeffery playing with fire - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has put together an energized stretch for the offense over the last 10 days, including his time in Foxborough, Mass.

Wiltfong (Podcast direct link): Breaking Down the Chicago Bears' Defensive Line - Bears Sports Radio - The easiest way to listen to all the latest Chicago Bears news and analysis in one place.

Perez: Alshon Jeffery says Kevin White is ‘making plays and having fun’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery had high praise for Kevin White who's making his NFL debut after an injury-riddled rookie season

Biggs: Things are looking up for Bears' offensive line - Chicago Tribune - If it can stay together, the Bears have a chance to be much better up front than they were a year ago when five starting combinations were used in the first 10 games.

Cox: Bears rookie cornerback Deiondre Hall impressing teammates and coaches - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie cornerback Deiondre Hall is in line to earn even more opportunities this preseason as injuries mount around him.

Wiederer & Campbell: When will Bears show obvious signs of progress? - Chicago Tribune - As the Bears head toward their third preseason game, are they showing any noticeable signs of progress? And how worrisome is their growing injury list?

Perez: Leonard Floyd and Jonathan Bullard are the future of the Chicago Bears’ defense - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie defenders Leonard Floyd and Jonathan Bullard gave fans a glimpse into the future of the Bears' defense

Cox: Charles Leno showing continued improvement for Bears through preseason - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears left tackle Charles Leno has had a strong preseason so far, as evident by a closer look at his film against the Patriots.

Wiltfong: Are you confident in the Chicago Bears defensive line? - Windy City Gridiron - Check out the latest edition of my Podcast, T Formation Conversation, as I discuss the Chicago Bears defensive line.

Weaver: Cary Williams is not the answer for Bears - Cover32 - Apparently plan B is to give Cary Williams a look, which speaks volumes about Chicago's cornerback situation. According to Dallas Robinson, the Bears...

POLISH SAUSAGE

Florio: Second round kicker Roberto Aguayo seeks outside help, including a "mental coach" - ProFootballTalkBuccaneers kicker Robert Aguayo has missed three kicks in two preseason games. In an effort to get his mind right, Aguayo is consulting with three people not currently employed by the Buccaneers. Via JoeBucsFan.

Gantt: Todd Marinovich arrested for drugs, while naked in someone else’s yard - ProFootballTalk - It's a damned good thing Marv Marinovich never let his son have a Big Mac. According to Joshua Sudock of the Orange County Register, former NFL quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested after police found him naked in someone else's yard with drugs.

Thompson: Day late worth wait for Charles Tillman's dive at Air and Water Show - Chicago Tribune - Recently retired former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman tandem-dived from 13,000 feet over the downtown lakefront.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Thorman: Chiefs take Tamba Hali off the PUP list - Arrowhead Pride - It’s happening. The Kansas City Chiefs are bringing Tamba Hali off of the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Chiefs made the announcement this afternoon. #Chiefs veteran linebacker Tamba...

Thorman: Chiefs-LA Rams: 3 winners, 4 losers from the preseason game - Arrowhead Pride - The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Los Angeles Rams 21-20 on Saturday night. Let’s look at a few winners and losers from the game. Winners Chiefs first team offense is good It’s looking pretty...

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