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The Bear's Den: August 30, 2016

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Seventy-five man roster limit cut-down day has arrived. Who's out in Chicago? Who, if anybody, will the Bears pick up as a FA or off the waiver wire?

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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Weaver: Are the Chicago Bears really this bad? - Cover32 - Both in 2014 and 2015 neither team went on to do much and right now it looks like the 2016 Chicago Bears are going to follow suit...

Seifert: NFL preseason Week 3 winners and losers - ESPN - With the most important week of the preseason complete, we salute the play of Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater but aren't buying in on the Jaguars yet.

Florio: Seahawks are shopping center Patrick Lewis - ProFootballTalk - With Justin Britt listed as the top center in Seattle and Patrick Lewis, who started the final 10 games of 2015 in that spot a year ago, now No. 2, it appears that Lewis is on the verge of becoming a former Seahawks. Per a league source, the Seahawks are trying to trade Lewis.

Perez: Should the Chicago Bears sign OL Geoff Schwartz? - Bears Wire - The Detroit Lions released OL Geoff Schwartz, prompting questions whether the Chicago Bears should pursue the veteran offensive guard

Finley: Zach Miller, Eddie Royal cleared for full practice - Chicago Sun-Times - Four weeks after first being put into the NFL's concussion protocol, Bears tight end Zach Miller and receiver Eddie Royal have been cleared

Potash: On the bubble? Cornelius Washington looking for breakout year - Chicago Sun-TimesWashington always seems to will himself back in the picture. So it was no surprise that he recovered in time to play against the Chiefs on Thursday.

Mullen: Injury clouds may be disappearing over (some) Bears - CSN Chicago - The Bears may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel as a few injured players have taken steps in the right direction.

LeGere: Time running out for Chicago Bears to right offensive wrongs - Daily Herald - The Chicago Bears have less than two weeks to correct the many offensive flaws that were exposed in Saturday's third preseason game. It might not be enough time.

Mullen: Amid 0-3 preseason carnage, Bears believe one positive can be building block - CSN Chicago - Despite an 0-3 start to the preseason, the Bears believe one positive can be a building block heading into the regular season.

Thompson: Bears' Super Bowl odds slipping - Chicago Tribune - The saying goes you can't put too much stock in preseason games, but that hasn't stopped the Bears' stock from tumbling this preseason.

Wiederer: Bears rookie Nick Kwiatkoski pushing to catch up - Chicago Tribune - Bears rookie linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski faces a steep learning curve with so much missed time added to his already difficult college-to-pros transition.

Rosenbloom: Here's a cut-down date, cut down the number of NFL preseason games now - Chicago Tribune - If the third game Saturday was supposed to be the PSAT of practice games, then the Bears better hope they can get a GED somewhere somehow someday.

Birkett: Detroit Lions make 10 cuts, Don Muhlbach keeps job as snapper - Detroit Free Press - Geoff Schwartz did not play in Saturday's exhibition, even though the veteran was healthy. He was caught in a numbers game with the Detroit Lions.

Bernstein: Confounding Bears Make A Mess Of Expectations - CBS Chicago - The Bears were optimistic in the offseason, but there's little evidence to back those good vibes up.

Mullen: Wrapping up Bears-Chiefs: Not all bad, so why not find some good? - CSN Chicago - The Bears didn't look great in their Week 3 loss to the Chiefs. But there were still some positives to take away with one week to go.

Mayer: Great Bears games of past on YouTube, two now up - ChicagoBears.com - Fans will be able to watch three of the greatest games in Bears history in their entirety for free this year on YouTube, including Super Bowl XX.

Neveau: Kyle Long Weighs in on Colin Kaepernick Controversy - NBC Chicago - Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long took to social media this week to share his thoughts on San Francisco 49'ers QB Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand during the national anthem.

Da Bears Brothers Podcast: Preseason Week 3 Postgame - Cause for Concern in Chicago? - The Chicago Bears did not show up to play in the third preseason game of the year, as they fell to the Chiefs 23-7 Saturday at Soldier Field.

CaliforniaBrownBear: Head, shoulders, knees and injury woes - Knee Injuries - Windy City Gridiron - In this installment I will be going over common knee injuries, treatments and recovery times. I am not a medical professional. Any estimates on my part regarding recovery time are purely...

Here's an story by somebody who's reporting what somebody else reported about Jay Cutler - Presented here without the obnoxious clickbait headline.

Fishbain: Chris Prosinski hopes to show consistency in preseason finale - Pro Football Weekly - Plus a Bears injury report, as a rookie returned but several vets remained sidelined

Mayer: Bears defense producing takeaways - ChicagoBears.com - While the Bears generally haven't played up to expectations this preseason, their No. 1 defense has shown improvement in at least one key area.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Stites: Tracking all the 2016 NFL roster cuts for the 75-man deadline - SBNation.com - NFL teams have until Aug. 30 to cut rosters down to 75 players.

KNOW THY ENEMY

McManamon: Cleveland Browns to play starters in preseason finale - ChicagoBears.com - Coach Hue Jackson said the Browns' starters will play in the team's preseason finale, saying he thinks "we need to get better."

Jackson: Vikings shopping center John Sullivan - ProFootballTalk - It's apparently time to trade a center. Or at least test the market for potential trades involving centers. The Vikings are shopping veteran center John Sullivan, PFT has confirmed.

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