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The Bear's Den: August 9, 2016

Ted Larsen moves to center and will likely be 2016's starter, Jeffery dresses but does not practice with the team, Kyle Fuller joins the list of walking wounded and much more.

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Moton: Chicago Bears Training Camp Takeaways - NFL Spin Zone - After nine Chicago Bears training camp practices, what have we learned about the roster, position battles and the coaches view of the team?

Dickerson: Jay Cutler says Kyle Long, Bears have to be smarter about camp fights - ESPN - The Chicago Bears have had several fights during training camp, most notably Saturday's full-fledged brawl.

Fishbain: Ted Larsen takes over starting center role for Chicago Bears - Pro Football Weekly - Larsen brings experience to Bears' O-line

Cutler talks Grasu's injury - - Quarterback Jay Cutler meets with the media after Monday's practice in Bourbonnais.

Breakdown: Safeties - - Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer break down the Bears safety position group from the Chicago Bears 2016 Training Camp.

Perez: John Fox confirms Hroniss Grasu is out for season, says injury is a ‘punch to the gut’ - Bears Wire - Head coach John Fox met with the media after the Chicago Bears' practice on Monday and said the Hroniss Grasu injury is a punch to the gut

Mullen: Bears' quest for 'next man up' begins as knee injury ends Hroniss Grasu's season - CSN Chicago - The Bears’ search for a successor to replace the injured Hroniss Grasu began with a touch of urgency owing to the preseason opener this Thursday.

Mamola: Chicago Bears: Defense's Front 7 Could Be a Game-Changer - NFL Spin Zone - The defensive front seven has improved for the Chicago Bears thanks to newcomers Akiem Hicks, Danny Trevathan, Leonard Floyd, and Jerrell Freeman.

Perez: Bears OL coach on Charles Leno ‘If you asked him to cut off his arm, I think he would’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears OL coach said starting LT Charles Leno, Jr. is willing to do whatever it takes to be great, including cutting off his arm. Ken's Note: I've got a better idea, how about we get him to cut off a Packer's arm & beat him over the head with it.

Potash: Bears changing direction, and it's not going well - Chicago Sun-Times - But no matter how well that’s working, the Bears have injury issues again this season — and it’s only nine practices into training camp.

Mullen: Hroniss Grasu injury hurts Bears hard on multiple levels - CSN Chicago - Questions abound after Hroniss Grasu's torn ACL: Who will be the starter? How's the depth on the O-line? How will Grasu's development be affected?

Rosenbloom: Does John Fox need a new list for Alshon Jeffery? - Chicago Tribune - It might’ve slipped your mind, but Tuesday brings a notable date: What figures to be Alshon Jeffery’s last career training camp in Bourbonnais.

Lambert: Meet The Unknown Kid Chicago Bears Think Might Replace Grasu - Sports Mockery - Fox mentioned Cornelius Edison as a guy he likes as an option at center. This is somebody most Bears fans won’t know. Cornelius Edison was an undrafted free agent for the team in 2015 out of Portland State. In such situations it’s no surprise little attention was paid, but maybe it should’ve been. Edison won the Rimington Award that goes to the top center in the nation for FCS Division I football.

NFLN: Top 3 Most underrated teams - - These teams may not be getting all the love they deserve, but that ends now! Here are the 3 most underrated teams as we get ready for the 2016 season.

Moreano: Jay Cutler Primed to Have Career Season - Da Bears Brothers - When you look up the name Jay Cutler on Google, usually the first result that comes up is the professional bodybuilder and not the Chicago Bears all-time leader in every passing category.Just as Google’s search engine looks at Cutler, the Bears quarterback is an afterthought to most critics and other NFL players.

Finley: Fox, Bears not in favor of artificial turf at Soldier Field - Chicago Sun-Times - John Fox said the team doesn't want artificial turf at their stadium.

Weaver's Preview: Broncos will test Bears depth - Cover32 - The Chicago Bears open their 2016 preseason campaign on Thursday night when they host the reigning Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos at Soldier Field.

Cox: Cody Whitehair on team’s new starting center, ‘Ted’s a very vicious player’ - Bears WireTed Larsen was put into the starting center spot for the Chicago Bears, and his teammates are confident in his ability to man the position.

Mullen: Bears' injury concerns deepen with Hroniss Grasu's torn ACL - CSN Chicago - Sixteen players have been injured in Bears training camp already, but none will hurt the team's depth more than Hronnis Grasu's torn ACL.

Wiederer & Campbell: Bears' Hroniss Grasu out for season with torn ACL - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears center Hroniss Grasu is indeed lost for the season.

Deadspin;s "Why Your Team Sucks 2016": Chicago Bears Edition - - Some people are fans of the Chicago Bears. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Chicago Bears. This 2016 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here. And buy Drew’s new book here.


Unrein on the Olympics - - Defensive Lineman Mitch Unrein talks with the media about his wife, Corey, winning a bronze medal at the Olympics.

Florio: Hall of Fame refund policy mentions tickets only - ProFootballTalk - If customers who incurred unnecessary expenses to attend the NFL game in Canton that wasn't played in Canton (or anywhere else) on Sunday night want to be reimbursed for those expenses, they'll have to hire a lawyer. Ken's Note: NFL shows it's class & how much it appreciates it's fans. Sorry Colts fans who attended the game... Packers fans? Don't care.

Florio: Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian named co-starters in Denver - ProFootballTalk - Just as The Office was beginning to show its age and lose its edge, a storyline emerged with Michael Scott and Jim Halpert serving as co-managers of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. The same thing could be happening for the Denver Broncos, in more ways than one.

Shook: Elway surprised by Osweiler's reaction to benching - - Brock Osweiler helped keep the Broncos rolling in the absence of Peyton Manning. When he didn't take kindly to being benched, another former Broncos quarterback was a bit surprised. Ken's Note: This from a team that employs Butt Hurtt in their front office.

Florio: NFL should give some HOF game customers more than just a refund - ProFootballTalk - Obviously, the NFL and the Hall of Fame should (and will) give all people who purchased tickets to Sunday night's Hall of Fame Non-Game a full refund. Some of the customers should get more than their ticket prices back.

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