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The Bear's Den: September 28, 2016

With a flurry of roster moves, the Chicago Bears begin preparation for division rival Detroit.

Joshua Bellamy for six!
Joshua Bellamy for six!
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Joniak’s Journal: Zach Miller Becoming A Steady Presence For Bears - CBS Chicago - The Bears (0-3) host the Lions (1-2) on Sunday at Soldier Field at noon.

Fishbain's All-22 Slideshow: Chicago Bears show spark in run game, but defense struggles in loss to Cowboys - Pro Football Weekly - Breaking down Bears/Cowboys with an All-22 look

Podcast: Bears vs. Lions preview with Justin Rogers - Pro Football Weekly - We carry on with this 0-3 Bears team in this week's podcast, quickly recapping what went wrong in Dallas before turning the page to the Lions and discussing the exciting battle for third place in the NFC North with Lions beat writer Justin Rogers (@J

Lunch with Larry: 9.27.16 - - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer discussed the Bears offense, the outlook for the next few weeks and his take on a variety of Bears topics.

Perez: Is there a quarterback controversy in Chicago? - Bears Wire - Bears coach John Fox failed to give Jay Cutler a vote of confidence when asked about the veteran's status as the team's starting quarterback

Rang: 2017 NFL Mock Draft, The Bears find their future QB - - The Browns also can't wait on DeShone Kizer, taking the Notre Dame QB at No. 1

Perez: Cody Whitehair among top-10 rookies in NFL through 3 weeks - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie center Cody Whitehair has played well enough to be considered one of Pro Football Focus' top-10 rookies in the NFL

Perez: Bears release TE Greg Scruggs and LB Jonathan Anderson - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears released LB Jonathan Anderson and TE Greg Scruggs

ANNOYING SLIDESHOW ALERT: Brad Biggs’ NFL power rankings - Chicago Tribune - The latest NFL power rankings by the Tribune's Brad Biggs (last week’s ranking in parentheses).

Wiederer: After winless September, reeling Bears struggling to regroup - Chicago Tribune - At this point, it's all just hopeful rhetoric from an 0-3 Bears team that finds itself grasping for anything. A win. A sack. A legitimate running game.

Rosendoom: Did John Fox just begin the end of the Jay Cutler era? - Chicago Tribune - Was John Fox serious? Would Fox sit a healthy Jay Cutler? Maybe, maybe not, but this much is for sure: It wasn’t a vote of confidence.

Campbell & Wiederer: Does the Bears offense have solutions for widespread problems? - Chicago Tribune - What's wrong with the Bears offense? What can be fixed? What needs to change to make this team competitive and this season palatable for a frustrated fan base?

Potash: Growing pains could be lethal for short-handed Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ season isn’t over at 0-3. But it could be soon if they don’t get healthy. Ken's Note: Lethal? Really? Are we going to draw and quarter people? Keelhaul them? Burning them at the stake? Really?

Report: Bears will place CB Kyle Fuller on injured reserve - CSN Chicago - According to Ian Rappoport, the Bears will place cornerback Kyle Fuller on injured reserve. Fuller has been out with a knee injury since mid-August.

Banged-up Bears reportedly add running back Joique Bell - CSN Chicago - With Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem on the shelf with injury, the Bears have reportedly signed running back Joique Bell.

ANNOYING SLIDESHOW ALERT Biggs: Hard to get excited about Brian Hoyer's performance - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs grades the Bears after Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Coaches Show: Fox, Pires - - Chicago Bears Network's Jeff Joniak sits down the Bears head coach John Fox and linebackers coach Glenn Pires on the Bears Coaches Show Podcast.

Fox: Bears need to play complete game - - After watching tape of Sunday night's loss in Dallas, coach John Fox discussed the Bears' inability to put a complete game together during the first three weeks of the season.

Infante: Time for Bears to prepare for the draft? - Cover32 - The Chicago Bears aren't getting off to a good start. For the pessimistic Bears fan, here are some situations that could happen in this year's draft.


Florio: MNF ratings hit all-time low - ProFootballTalk - More than 80 million watched the presidential debate on Monday night. For every 10 debate viewers, one watched Monday Night Football. Via Richard Deitsch of, only 8.047 million watched the Falcons-Saints game.

Trolling The Nation During Cowboys @ Bears: "Looks Like They Scored Big With Prescott And Elliot." - Blogging The Boys - Read through what other fans had to say as they watched the Cowboys rookie duo dominate the hapless Bears.


Fan fiction: Lions cap off unbelievable comeback against Green Bay with an 85-yard Hail Mary - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions lost again. So we’re going to pretend they won again, and you can’t stop us.

Payton: Why selling the team isn't the answer for the Lions - Pride Of Detroit - Let's investigate the narrative that says the Fords should sell the team.

Reisman: Everything that’s wrong with the Lions defense in one play - Pride Of Detroit - There’s something very, very wrong with this defense.

Reisman: Joique Bell signs with Chicago Bears (Detroit's take) - Pride Of Detroit - The former Detroit Lions running back could be headed to his former rival.


Wiltfong: Kyle Fuller to Injured Reserve, John Timu promoted - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are making even more roster moves...

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out our latest Thoughts on the NFL and make sure to leave a few of your own in the comment section.

Noble: Chicago Bears Approval Rating - John Fox, Week 3 - Windy City Gridiron - You can check out this week's Approval Rating here, as well as how John Fox is trending since the end of last year.

Householder: When will the Bears win their first game? - Windy City Gridiron - After an 0-3 start the schedule doesn't seem as easy as it once did.

Wiltfong: Jeremy Langford out 4-6 weeks - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears seemed to be forced into a lineup change at the running back position.

Zeglinski: Bearish and Bullish Week 3, Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys - Windy City GridironZach Miller comes alive, Kevin White gains confidence, and more in the Week 3 Bears stock report.

Bears Expected to Place Kyle Fuller on Injured Reserve: Report - NBC 5 Chicago - The Chicago Bears' defense has been injury-ravaged in recent weeks, but yet another player has suffered a setback as it appears the team will be without cornerback Kyle Fuller for an extended period.

Noble: Chicago Bears roster moves, sign RB Joique Bell and OL Colin Kelly, release OL Jason Weaver - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears continue to make roster moves, including a RB due to the injury to Jeremy Langford.


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