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The Bear's Den: September 1, 2016

It's game day yet again, as whatever uninjured Chicago Bears backup we have face off against the Cleveland Browns starters. What could possibly go wrong?

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Pokorny: K’Waun Williams fails physical with the Bears - Dawgs By Nature - I guess the Browns won’t be seeing CB K’Waun Williams so soon after all. On Tuesday, the Chicago Bears had claimed the cornerback off waivers, but it was contingent on him passing a physical with Chicago.

Emma: Projecting The Bears’ 53-Man Roster - CBS Chicago - Cuts are coming this weekend. Who will comprise the Bears' final 53? Ken's Note: Emma's take is interesting, be sure to read this one.

Dickerson: Sorry, Hue Jackson: Bears' preseason finale all about the backups - ESPN - While the young and struggling Browns will play their starters Thursday, the Bears are following the typical protocol for the final preseason game.

Biggs: Bears Q&A: Additions and subtractions to 53-man roster - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.

Perez: Four things to watch in the Bears’ final preseason game versus Browns - Bears Wire - A look at four things to watch with the Chicago Bears as they battle the Cleveland Browns in the final preseason game of 2016.

Podcast: NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah and a Chicago Bears 53-man roster projection - Pro Football Weekly - We're almost there. The regular season is so close! To get you set for the 2016 Bears season, Kevin interviews NFL Network analyst and Move the Sticks podcast host (and former NFL scout) Daniel Jeremiah, who gives his insight on Leonard Floyd.

Perez: Bruce Arians suggests Cardinals are better without Bobby Massie and Ted Larsen - Bears WireArizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians suggested the team is better without new Bears right tackle Bobby Massie and center Ted Larsen.

Biggs: Bears remain in search of CB help after K’Waun Williams fails physical - Chicago Tribune - The Bears remain on the lookout for help at the cornerback position after K’Waun Williams failed his physical.

Finley: Frustrated Bears QB David Fales ready for opportunity vs. Browns - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at which Bears will be playing for their professional lives in tonight’s fourth preseason game in Cleveland.

Wannstedt: Bears should focus on positives and run the ball - CSN Chicago - Former Bears head coach Dave Wannstedt talks about what the team needs to focus on heading into their final preseason game.

Mullen: Bears O-line will benefit from ripple effect whenever Kyle Long returns - CSN Chicago - Whenever Kyle Long returns from injury, his presence will allow for several moves on the offensive line, a ripple effect that will greatly benefit the unit.

LeGere: Royal's return leaves Bears crowded at WR - Daily Herald - Veteran wide receiver Eddie Royal is back at full strength after suffering a concussion almost a month ago, adding more depth at a position the Bears consider one of their deepest. Only six wideouts, at most, are expected to make the 53-man roster, so some hard decisions must be made by Saturday, when final cuts come down.

Wiederer: Winless in August, struggling Bears hoping to find hope - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have so far succeeded at building their roster around smart, tough and passionate players, grinders who won't come unglued with failure.

Biggs: Zach Miller asks fans to hang with offense that needs youngsters to produce - Chicago Tribune - For the Bears to take a step forward they're going to need young players to make advancements. That list includes players such as Charles Leno and Kevin White.

Campbell: Fierce tight end competition behind Zach Miller - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach John Fox is expected to rest his first-stringers Thursday night, prioritizing their health for the season opener Sept. 11 against the Texans.

Rosenbloom: Pernell McPhee’s injury resounds with issues on and off the field - Chicago TribunePernell McPhee's injury resounds on and off the field, and the way John Fox's teams have gotten injured, somebody somewhere had better wise up going forward.

Wiederer: Bears receivers fighting for their livelihoods as preseason concludes - Chicago Tribune - With Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White locked in, eight other Bears receivers are battling for roster spots. They have one last chance to impress Thursday against the Browns.

Wiltfong: Who will be the Chicago Bears 2016 Offensive MVP? - Windy City Gridiron - Get your prediction on record as to whom you believe will be the Chicago Bears’ offensive most valuable player for the 2016 season.

Householder: Players from first cuts Bears should sign - Windy City Gridiron - NFL teams have trimmed their rosters to get down to the mandated 75. A further 22 players will be cut from teams ahead of the deadline for teams to get their final 53 by Saturday at 3 p.m. CST.

Urlurker: Give Unrein the Ball - Windy City Gridiron - Coach Fox and Coach Loggains, I know you’re reading this site (I mean, what else would you be doing right now?) and I have one very important piece of advice for you: Give Mitch...

Householder's Game Preview: Bears-Browns Preseason Week 4 - Windy City Gridiron - This is it. The last, final preseason game. The next game preview will involve an actual, real, meaningful NFL Bears game involving starting players...


Coppens: Watch Derek Carr throws perfect behind-the-back pass - The ComebackDerek Carr not only showed off his arm, he did it on the run, flicking off a perfect spiral on a behind-the-back pass. It hit Connor Cook right in stride.

Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison cleared by NFL in PED investigation - Chicago Tribune - NFL stars James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers can start the regular season without having the specter of a league PED investigation.

After two years in Chicago, NFL to announce that 2017 draft headed to Philly - Chicago Tribune - The NFL will announce Thursday that the 2017 draft will be held in Philadelphia, a person with direct knowledge of the announcements tells The Associated Press.


Smith: Browns would only trade Josh McCown for a high draft pick - ProFootballTalk - Quarterback-needy teams interested in Cleveland's Josh McCown should probably look elsewhere. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cowboys were interested in McCown until they found out how high the Browns' asking price was, and the Vikings shouldn't even bother to ask...


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