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The Bear's Den: August 26, 2016

Rookie Jonathan Bullard is back in town and ready to tear things up in Kansas City this weekend. Bullard, drafted well below projections, is starting to look like the steal of the 2016 draft.

It would be OK with us if there was a Pernell McPhee sighting in the near future.
It would be OK with us if there was a Pernell McPhee sighting in the near future.
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First, a FanPost by special request:

TommyMilan311: QB Success Rates (1991-2016) - Windy City Gridiron - Finding QB success rate is a bit iffy because I included the 2015 draft class, but I didn't want to exclude any up and comers. I used Pro-Football-Reference for all my information. NOTE: This does...


Wiederer: Back at practice, Jonathan Bullard raring to go - Chicago Tribune - Rookie Jonathan Bullard has played 71 snaps in the first two exhibition games, contributing four tackles, a quarterback hit and sharing a sack with Leonard Floyd.

CaliforniaBrownBear: Head, shoulders, knees and injury woes - Concussions - Windy City Gridiron - This multi-part FanPost series will take a closer look at injuries commonly found in professional sports with a focus on recent injuries to Chicago Bears' personnel.

Mullen: Rookie class making much-needed impact from Bears - CSN Chicago - The Bears are seeing preliminary impact from key members of the 2016 draft class.

Dickerson: Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford's goal - Be three-down player - ESPNJeremy Langford insists on working toward being a three-down back, regardless of the Bears' running back-by-committee approach.

Mayer: Afternoon game perfect for families - - Saturday's rare afternoon preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs will give fans a great opportunity to experience Bears football at Soldier Field as a family.

Fishbain: Josh Bellamy is aiming higher than just making the Chicago Bears' roster - Pro Football Weekly - Bears receiver and special-teamer is enjoying some stability after career year in 2015

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears' third preseason game important for O-line, secondary - Pro Football Weekly - Chiefs' pass rush will offer big test to Bears' O-line without Kyle Long

Mayer: Loggains remained calm after opener - - Bears quarterback Jay Cutler praised Dowell Loggains for how the offensive coordinator dealt with the offense's disappointing performance in the preseason opener.

Mullen: Three Bears making strides with unfortunate opportunities from injury epidemic - CSN Chicago - The Bears are battling a lot of injuries this preseason but it means others have had to step up.

Perez: Eddie Goldman impressed by rookie Cody Whitehair - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman is with roomie rookie Cody Whitehair and offered a detailed scouting report of his play

Jahns: When will Kevin White be a star? - Chicago Sun-Times - Adam L. Jahns' weekly "Read Options" column.

Morrissey: I'm starting to feel sorry for Jay Cutler. No, really. - Chicago Sun-TimesKen's Note: It took every single fiber of my being not to just flame this link in the headline. I am not strong enough to resist the urge to flame it in the tagline. It's Morrissey at his Morrissey-ist so if you like this kind of manure, well... here's a link to it. You have been warned.

Emma: Bears’ Jonathan Bullard Living Up To Expectations - CBS Chicago - Bullard has learned how to better read and react within Vic Fangio's defense.

Noble: Football Outsiders: Bears QB Jay Cutler is an average quarterback - Windy City Gridiron - Jay Cutler is 33 years old this season, but Football Outsiders isn't writing him off just yet.

Mullen: Not enough injury woes? Bears now losing players to rampant stomach virus - CSN Chicago - Besides the injury tsunami that has beset them, the Bears this week are dealing with a flu/stomach virus that has hit as many as a dozen players.

LeGere: Chicago Bears' Jones-Quartey hitting it big - Daily Herald - Chicago Bears starting safety Harold Jones-Quartey is full of surprises. As an undrafted rookie last year, he didn't join the team until a week before the season opener but wound up starting four games.

Noble: Chicago Bears vs Kansas City Chiefs; TV Channel, Live Stream, Kickoff Time, and more - Windy City Gridiron - We've got everything you need to know about the upcoming Bears vs Chiefs game!

Mullen: One-time starter Christian Jones willing to forge a new role in changing D - CSN Chicago - With the signings of Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman, one-time starter Christian Jones finds himself battling for a roster spot.

Haugh: John Fox dismissive of all in effort to instill toughness in Bears - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach needlessly talks down to those trying to understand how he differentiates 'owies' from potentially serious injuries he won't address frankly.

Noble: The best Chicago Bears player in last 10 years? PFF says Lance Briggs, not Brian Urlacher - Windy City Gridiron - Pro Football Focus has named the best Chicago Bears player of the past decade... Their decision might surprise you.

Wiederer: Bears see bright future for confident, long-armed Deiondre' Hall - Chicago TribuneDeiondre' Hall figures to become an integral cog in the defense before long, a potential No. 3 corner who would ideally play outside in nickel packages.

Campbell: Kyle Long injury puts third-string center in spotlight - Chicago Tribune - Quarterback Jay Cutler says he's 'not really that concerned' about right guard Kyle Long missing so much time, but he probably should be.

Noble's Bears vs Chiefs Preview with Arrowhead Pride: DT Chris Jones is a freak athlete - Windy City Gridiron - Bears vs Chiefs Preview: DT Chris Jones is a freak athlete.

Perez: Jeremy Langford makes full return to practice - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford made a complete return to practice on August 25

Potash: Rookie Jordan Howard making strong pitch for committeeman role - Chicago Sun-Times - Howard has quickly shown signs that he might indeed be better than his fifth-round draft status.

Finley: Jay Cutler, Dowell Loggains didn't panic after debut - Chicago Sun-Times - Jay Cutler and Dowell Loggains’ first in-game crisis was fixed quickly.

Potash: Rookie DE Jonathan Bullard returns; expects to play vs. Chiefs - Chicago Sun-Times - That progress seemed to be accelerating as he got more game snaps and learns the nuances of the position to complement his explosive first step.

Emma: Bears Will Work Their Whole Stable At Running Back - CBS Chicago - Rather than working one feature back, the Bears will utilize their versatility at running back.


Smith: Browns get Patriots’ fifth-round pick for Barkevious Mingo - ProFootballTalk - For the sixth pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, the Browns have received what will likely be a late pick in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft. The Patriots have sent their fifth-round pick to Cleveland in exchange for Barkevious Mingo, according to multiple reports. Ken's Note: What, if anything, does this say about Shea McClellin?

NFL interviews Harrison, Matthews, Peppers for probe - - The NFL has completed three of the four player interviews related to its performance-enhancing drug investigation stemming from an Al Jazeera America report, Ian Rapoport reports.

Chargers exec: Bosa's stance 'absolutely asinine' - - As if the statement released by the Chargers wasn't emphatic enough, president of football operations John Spanos followed up by unloading on the representatives for No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa. Ken's Note: Were I Bosa, I would take the hit, and let them know there is absolutely NOTHING they could do to get me to sign after calling my position asinine... but that's me...


MNchiefsfan: The Kansas City Chiefs offense could be carrying the team this year - Arrowhead Pride - Sounds weird to say, doesn't it?

Perez: J.J. Watt on track to return against Chicago Bears in Week 1 - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears young offensive lineman may have to face J.J. Watt in Week 1


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