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The Bear's Den, Part 2: September 2, 2016

Brace yourself for the flurry of roster cuts & practice squad signings coming up...

Howard & Carey should both be important members of this year's Chicago Bears team
Howard & Carey should both be important members of this year's Chicago Bears team
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Need something to listen to while driving this weekend? How about Lester's latest podcast?

Wiltfong: Positive Takeaways From the Chicago Bears' Preseason - T Formation Conversation podcast

In case you missed it earlier:

Mitchell: The Bear's Den Part 1, September 2, 2016 - Windy City Gridiron - The "Backup Bears" are better than Cleveland's starters, Jordan Howard's big night & much more.

Follow along with us & comment on the roster cuts as they happen:

Noble: Chicago Bears Roster Cuts 2016: Getting down to final 53 players - Windy City Gridiron - We will have all the Bears roster cuts updates right here, with a deadline of 4pm ET Saturday to have the team down to 53 players.

Stites: Tracking all the 2016 NFL roster cuts for the 53-man deadline - - Final rosters for the regular season will be set over Labor Day weekend.


Cox: Full list of Bears who are practice squad eligible - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears have a ton of practice squad eligible players to choose from to form their 10-man group for the regular season.

Mullen: Bears' roster decisions come with complications - CSN Chicago - For the Bears and 31 other NFL teams, the difficult moments will extend beyond the task of a coach needing to inform a player he’s been cut.

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Browns - CBS Chicago - The feel-good performance of receiver Kevin White was significant.

Wiedman: Chicago Bears Offense Just Needs to Click - NFL Spin Zone - The Chicago Bears offense will have to look sharp and cohesive in Week 1 against the Houston Texans. All the offense has to do is just click.

Seirfert: Grasu among biggest NFL injuries of the 2016 preseason - ESPN - The Cowboys and Vikings begin the season without Tony Romo and Teddy Bridgewater, but those teams aren't the only ones dealing with impactful injuries.

Mayer: Howard makes impact in Cleveland - - Rookie running back Jordan Howard showed his versatility and power in leading the Bears to a 21-7 win over the Browns in Thursday night’s preseason finale.

Perez: John Fox says Kevin White ‘delivered’ in final preseason game - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears WR Kevin White had his best preseason game of the summer versus the Browns and flashed his immense upside for 2016

Mayer: Bears close preseason with victory - - Impressive performances by Brian Hoyer, Jordan Howard and the defense led the Bears to a 21-7 win over the Browns in Thursday night's preseason finale in Cleveland.

Perez: Jordan Howard shines in Bears’ preseason win over Browns - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie RB Jordan Howard shined in the Bears' preseason win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Finley: Bears benched in Browns game likely earned roster spot - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at the Bears’ bench Thursday night brought their opening day roster into clearer focus.

Emma: Bears Could Be Facing Crisis Mode At Cornerback - CBS Chicago - The Bears must match up with DeAndre Hopkins soon, and their top three corners are hurt.

Biggs:10 thoughts on Bears' final preseason game, projected 53-man roster - Chicago Tribune - Ten thoughts, including predictions for the 53-man roster, after the Bears closed out the preseason with a 21-7 victory over the Browns.

LeGere: Chicago Bears salvage a victory in final preseason game - Daily Herald - The Bears used an excellent defensive effort including some impressive performances by young players hoping for roster spots and more playing time to defeat the Browns 21-7 in a battle of winless teams in a preseason finale at rainy Cleveland.

Noble: How concerned should the Chicago Bears be with Robbie Gould? - Windy City GridironRobbie Gould is among the best kickers of all-time, and one of the best Chicago Bears players of all-time. But should the Bears be concerned with his performance at this point in his career?

Bears Get In Win Column With 21-7 Victory Over Browns In Preseason Finale - CBS Chicago - Rookie running back Jordan Howard rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Bears avoid winless preseason with win over Browns - CSN Chicago - The Bears avoided a winless preseason with a 21-7 exhibition win over the Cleveland Browns on Thursday.

Mullen: Meaningful takeaways from Bears' 'meaningless' final preseason game (updated) - CSN Chicago - In a fourth preseason game believed to be meaningless, there were meaningful takeaways to be had for the Bears.

Schweickert: Bears Vs. Browns Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron - The preseason ended on a win for the Bears, and we're going over our notes from last night's preseason capper. What was on your mind last night?

Noble: How many games will the Chicago Bears win in 2016? - Windy City Gridiron - Come vote in our poll and let us know how many game you think the Bears will win in 2016.


Alper: Browns sign Stephen Paea - ProFootballTalk - It's cutdown time around the NFL, but the Browns are moving in the other direction on Friday as well. Defensive lineman Stephen Paea announced that he's joining the Browns with a Twitter post of his contract signing.

Alper: Ravens worked out Devin Hester - ProFootballTalk - The Ravens had three players return punts during preseason and seven players got a chance on kickoff returns, which suggests that the team hasn't settled on their return options for the coming season. Devin Hester may wind up as the answer to that need.


Meyer: Vikings GM won't jeopardize future for new QB - - While the Vikings have been linked to a few available options to help replace Teddy Bridgewater, GM Rick Spielman isn't willing to part ways with valuable pieces for a potential one-year rental.

Platte's Detroit Lions stock report: Finishing the preseason strong - Pride Of Detroit - Our final stock report of the preseason sees more guys moving the needle up than down as the Detroit Lions win in blowout fashion against the Buffalo Bills.


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