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The Bear's Den: August 5, 2016

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Never in the course of human events have the phrases "he's got a minor" or "day to day" caused so much eye rolling. What we know about the hobbling Chicago Bears franchise player, plus the other news of the day.

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Campbell: Five observations from Bears practice Thursday - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears did some live tackling Thursday for this first time in training camp, preparing for the exhibition opener against the Denver Broncos in just 7 days.

Claassen: Where does Jay Cutler rate among NFL quarterbacks? - Pro Football Focus - Is Jay Cutler the NFL's worst QB? In an interview with ESPN, former Bears TE Martellus Bennett (now with the Patriots) and brother Michael Bennett of the Seahawks were critical of Bears QB Jay Cutler, calling him the "worst quarterback in the NFL." Cutler certainly has both his good and bad moments, but where does he actually rank among the league's passers?

Bears GM Ryan Pace On Alshon Jeffery: ‘Ultra-Competitive,’ At Times Misunderstood - CBS Chicago - "Everybody feels this upward trend," Pace says of his Bears.

Dickerson: Chicago Bears DC Vic Fangio beats the heat: 'You don't see me sweat' - Chicago Bears Blog- ESPN - Despite a heat index in the mid-90s Thursday, Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio still wore his customary sweatshirt during practice.

Mayer: Five things we learned from Vic Fangio - ChicagoBears.com - Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Thursday discussed first-round pick Leonard Floyd's progress, the absence of outside linebacker Pernell McPhee from practice and more.

Ottochain: What fullback Darrel Young brings to the Bears offense - Bears Wire - Listen as Bears Wire discusses what newly signed fullback Darrel Young adds to the Chicago Bears' offense under Dowell Loggains.

Cox: John Fox and Vic Fangio disagree on how Leonard Floyd compares to Aldon Smith - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears head coach John Fox compared Leonard Floyd to Aldon Smith, but defensive coordinator Vic Fangio doesn't see it.

Mayer: Which tight ends have stepped up? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which backup tight ends have stood out in training camp, which injury concerns him the most and which position on the Bears roster is the deepest.

Mullen: Jay Cutler, Dowell Loggains seeing Bears offense same ways, good and bad - CSN Chicago - Jay Cutler and Dowell Loggains appear to be on the same page with the Bears offense, including its shortcomings.

Cox: Bears sign LB Danny Mason, reach injury settlement with OT Adrian Bellard - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears added another inside linebacker to the team as they reached an injury settlement with their injured offensive tackle.

Video: Fox talks Jeffery, injuries - ChicagoBears.com - Head coach John Fox addresses the media following practice Thursday.

Hub Arkush: Are Chicago Bears fighting too much in this training camp? - Pro Football Weekly - Most NFL players say it's necessary, but John Fox might need to rein in these chippy Bears

Fishbain: Alshon Jeffery misses Chicago Bears practice with 'mild hamstring' injury - Pro Football Weekly - Jeffery, Zach Miller and Eddie Royal were all sidelined during Thursday's Bears practice

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: Offense Starting To Take Shape Under Dowell Loggains - WGN Radio - 720 AM - The Bears are now a full week into training camp and have had an off day to evaluate their talent and make adjustments. Here are 10 "things" from Olivet Nazarene University.

Haugh: If he's not too edgy, Dowell Loggains could provide Bears offense an edge - Chicago Tribune - Bears new offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains seems confident bordering on cocky, focused and feisty, promising if not yet proven.

Campbell: Jay Cutler must be steadying presence for retooled Bears offense - Chicago Tribune - With changes happening all around him - from the coordinator to the starting running back, etc. - Jay Cutler must be the rudder that keeps the ship on course.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign Darrel Young and Amini Silatolu is off the PUP list - Windy City Gridiron - Yesterday we brought you the reports on a few expected roster moves for the Chicago Bears, but now they are all officially announced.

Noble: Bears WR Kevin White says "Jay Cutler has a bad rep for no reason, and I don't like it" - Windy City GridironKevin White has some strong opinions about Jay Cutler, the criticism the QB receives, and tells a story about how Cutler set up a group team-building activity at his house.

Silverstein: The 5 most important additions on the 2006 Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - For the 10-year anniversary of the 2006 Super Bowl Bears, Jack Silverstein looks at the 5 most important additions to the 2006 Bears. We've got lots of video!

Sanderson: Bears place Brandon Boykin on IR - theScore.com - The Chicago Bears placed recently signed cornerback Brandon Boykin on injured reserve Wednesday with an undisclosed injury. Boykin then confirmed the injury as a torn pectoral - which he'd been playing through for five days - and that his season was over.

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