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The Bear's Den: September 21, 2016

Injuries, interviews, press conferences, you name it, we have it all here in your morning Bear's Den.

With Lamarr Houston unfortunate knee injury... has he played his last snap in Chicago?
With Lamarr Houston unfortunate knee injury... has he played his last snap in Chicago?
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Wilbon calls the Bears an 'inept' organization - ESPN Video - Michael Wilbon has harsh words for the Bears after losing 29-14 to the Eagles on Monday Night Football.

Pompei: Observations From Bears-Eagles - CBS Chicago - If there is any solace to take from the Bears’ 29-14 loss to the Eagles, it’s that it can’t get much worse. It has to get better. At some point. Right?

Emma: Bears’ Present, Cutler’s Future Come Into Question With Injury - CBS Chicago - Jay Cutler detractors will soon get a look at life without the Bears’ starting quarterback. It’s not going to be pretty. After Cutler suffered a right thumb injury Monday that will keep him out indefinitely, the Bears will have to tweak many elements of the playbook and find a way to get their offense moving — something new coordinator Dowell Loggains hasn’t been able to do with Cutler.

Dickerson: Chicago Bears botch opportunity to groom Jay Cutler's replacement - Chicago Bears Blog- ESPN - Fifteen quarterbacks were drafted in 2016, but not one went to Chicago, where the future is cloudy with Jay Cutler's health and contract status.

Fishbain: Chicago Bears ILB Danny Trevathan having surgery on thumb; Lamarr Houston has torn ACL - Pro Football Weekly - In addition to Jay Cutler, who could miss time with a sprained thumb, the Bears may be without five other starter-caliber players when they travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys in Week Three.

Perez: Instant analysis of Bears’ 29-14 loss to Eagles on Monday Night Football - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears suffered an embarrassing defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2 of the 2016 NFL season

Mayer: Fox updates Cutler, Trevathan injuries - - Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and inside linebacker Danny Trevathan both suffered sprained thumbs in Monday night's loss to the Eagles, with Trevathan scheduled to undergo surgery.

Cox: Studs and duds from Chicago Bears 29-14 loss to Philadelphia Eagles - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears were pretty terrible in their Week 2 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but a few players still played well in spite of their teammates.

Morrissey: Insult and injury for Jay Cutler, all in one night - Chicago Sun-Times - A brutal game for the Bears, their quarterback and the people who watched them.

Finley: With 65-yard punt return TD, Eddie Royal a rare Bears highlight - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ best punt return in three years wasn’t supposed to be one.

Jahns: Bears offense counts too much on Alshon Jeffery, his jump balls - Chicago Sun-Times - Throw the ball up and let receiver Alshon Jeffery do the rest. That just about sums up Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s thought process when the opportunity arises.

Potash: Bears' defense shows up, but wilts under pressure in second half - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears defense was not accepting excuses Monday night. The defense carried its share of the load into the third quarter of a 29-14 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field — holding rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and the Eagles to three first-half field goals and forcing the Eagles to punt on their first two possessions of the third quarter.

Jahns: Jay Cutler played with ligament damage in thumb from Texans game - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears quarterback will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

Finley: Bears' Danny Trevathan to have thumb surgery Wednesday - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan will have thumb surgery Wednesday, coach John Fox said.

Ditka tees off on Cutler and disappointing Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - You can’t line up and let people kick your ass, I’m sorry.

Lynch: 5 Possible Replacements For Jay Cutler - NFL Spin Zone - Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's injury to his right hand will likely cause him to miss significant time. Who could the Bears bring in to replace him?

Jahns: Jay Cutler (right thumb) looked limited vs. Eagles - Chicago Sun-Times - Thoughts and observations after watching the film of the Bears’ 29-14 loss against the Eagles in Week 2.

Andracki: Bears admit they don't know how to right the ship just yet - CSN Chicago - The Bears didn't have any specific answers on how to point their team ship in the right direction after an ugly loss Monday night.

Mullin: Bears injury woes mount after loss to Eagles but Jay Cutler expected to avoid surgery - CSN Chicago - Bears quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a sprained thumb in Monday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but the injury won't require surgery.

LeGere: No surgery for Cutler, but injuries hit Bears defense hard - Daily Herald - The good news out of Halas Hall was that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler doesn't need surgery for his sprained thumb, at least right now, and he hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game. The news, however, was much worse on the defensive side of the ball.

LeGere: Bad news for Chicago Bears in home opener - Daily Herald - Soldier Field has not been a happy home for the Bears recently. But it has rarely been as bad as it was Monday night in a 29-14 blowout loss to the Eagles that spoiled the home opener and dropped the losers to 0-2.

Aguilar: If Cutler can't play, Chicago Bears have confidence in Hoyer - Daily Herald - The Chicago Bears could be without quarterback Jay Cutler while he recovers from ligament damage to his right thumb. If Cutler can't play Sunday, it leaves the struggling offense in the hands of backup Brian Hoyer.

Top 30 NFL draft prospects winless teams should be dreaming about - Chicago Tribune - The top 30 draft-eligible prospects in college football that winless NFL teams (like the Chicago Bears) should be dreaming about.

Haugh: After hopeless loss to Eagles, Bears fans can only look forward to draft - Chicago Tribune - After this debacle, everything involving the Chicago Bears looks half-empty. If you are looking for bright spots, check the weather.

Wiederer: Jay Cutler's third-quarter interception brings up recurrent themes - Chicago Tribune - Jay Cutler's second turnover of the third quarter was also his final play in the Bears' loss to the Eagles, his night ended by a right thumb injury.

Rosendoom: Jay Cutler-Pernell McPhee, just when you think the Bears can’t look more laughable - Chicago Tribune - A quarterback who can’t throw gets ripped by a linebacker who can’t run on the sideline of a team that can’t win. Your 2016 Chicago Bears, ladies and gentlemen.

Wiederer: Jay Cutler, Danny Trevathan both suffer thumb injuries in Week 2 loss - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had X-rays on the thumb Monday night and underwent further medical testing Tuesday.

Wiederer: Bears LB Lamarr Houston out for the year with ACL tear in knee - Chicago Tribune - That injury list has become especially swollen on defense.

Wiederer: Surgery to keep Bears LB Danny Trevathan out indefinitely - Chicago Tribune - Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan suffered a thumb injury during Monday's loss, a setback significant enough that he will undergo surgery Wednesday.

DeWitt: Da Bears Brothers Week 2 Postgame Show, Bears Beaten, Battered and Broken on Monday Night - It was supposed to be a must-win for the Chicago Bears. Right before kickoff, Mike Ditka practically said you have to treat this game like the season depended on it. Even though it’s Week 2, he knew the Bears had to win. We knew it … You knew it …


Schweickert: Bears Vs. Eagles: Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears' first prime time game of 2016 went... uh... Not well. We're going over our notes from last night's game.

Noble: Chicago Bears injury update: Jay Cutler hand injury, Lamarr Houston's knee, and more - Windy City Gridiron - Here is a list of injured Bears from Monday night, and updates on what we know.

Householder: Four observations from Bears-Eagles - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears might be really, really bad

Noble: Pernell McPhee goes after Bears QB Jay Cutler: "Wake the F*%& up!" - Windy City Gridiron - Jay Cutler had a bad night on Monday versus the Eagles, and Pernell McPhee had seen enough.

Wiltfong: John Fox Press Conference Highlights, Cutler injured thumb, Trevathan having surgery - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears head coach John Fox met the media today to give some updates on his numerous injured players.

Wiltfong: Snap counts, stats and more, Bears beat on the scoreboard and beaten up between the lines - Windy City Gridiron - We'll take a deeper look at the statistics, both individual and team, and also run down the playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears home opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Noble: Chicago Bears place fullback Paul Lasike on waivers - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have sent one player to the waiver wire, now have two spots to fill.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out my latest Thoughts on the NFL and be sure to add a few of your own thoughts in the comment section...


Hesh13485: Lets Start Putting the Blame Where it Belongs - Windy City Gridiron - As I write this I am in the same state that I assume you the reader are...just really pissed off. It's starting to get tiring watching the Bears trot out what should be a great team only to fall on...

vs.cbears20: Could there be an OC Shake-up? - Windy City Gridiron - As we have seen through the last two games, the Bears offense has been abysmal. By abysmal, I mean 0 points in 60 minutes of 2nd half play. The only points so far this season that have come after...

CaliforniaBrownBear: Head, shoulders, knees and injury woes: Black Monday - Windy City Gridiron - In this installment I will be talking about a number of injuries suffered by Chicago Bears personnel during their Monday Night game. I am not a medical professional. Any estimates on my...

Mac30: I hate to be a downer, but... Pace is awful - Windy City Gridiron - No, I really do. I would love to be cheering on this team on the edge of my seat with excitement, but they have given us so little to cheer. Seeing the Bears last night look like complete amateurs...

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Sessler: Browns' WRs? Jags' core? Why each 0-2 team can hope - - Rex Ryan's Bills, Hue Jackson's Browns and Jay Cutler's Bears have all sputtered to winless starts in 2016. Marc Sessler tries to fight the darkness with a reason for all eight 0-2 teams to keep the faith.


Smith: Jerry Jones says Ezekiel Elliott "carries the ball really sound" - ProFootballTalk - Most NFL owners don't get into coaching details like whether a running back holds the ball properly, but Jerry Jones is not like most owners. Jones defended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott this morning on 105.


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