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Three Day Weekend Bear's Den: September 3 & 4

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Welcome to your Labor Day Weekend Den, as your Chicago Bears reshape themselves into this year's squad.

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Ken's Note: Polish Sausage Season (the Preseason) is now complete.

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

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.

Phillips: Bears rookie Jordan Howard impresses in Bears final preseason game (plus other grades) - Pro Football Focus (PFF) - PFF breaks down who did what in the Bears preseason contest against Cleveland.

Mayer: White gains more valuable game reps - ChicagoBears.com - Still making up for lost time after missing his entire rookie season, Bears receiver Kevin White gained valuable game experience in Thursday night's preseason finale in Cleveland, catching four passes for 57 yards.

Wiedman: Connor Shaw Has a Future With the Chicago Bears - NFL Spin Zone - The Chicago Bears are rebuilding their franchise. Though Connor Shaw is out with an injury, he displays the "it" factor they are looking for.

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.

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

Perez: Did rookie WR Daniel Braverman do enough to make the Bears’ final roster? - Bears Wire - Did Chicago Bears rookie WR Daniel Braverman do enough during the 2016 preseason to make the final 53-man roster?

Finley: Bears fourth-round pick Kwiatkoski returns in the Nick of time - Chicago Sun-Times - Fourth-round draft pick Nick Kwiatkoski finally made it into an exhibition game Thursday night, playing 28 snaps more than a month after injuring his hamstring in a July 30 practice.

Stoltz: Has Chicago Bears rookie RB Jordan Howard earned more touches? - Scout - After last night's strong showing in the preseason finale, Chicago Bears rookie running back Jordan Howard may be in line for a larger share of the backfield touches.

Finley: 'Work in progress' Brian Hoyer finally looks steady for Bears - Chicago Sun-TimesBrian Hoyer might not have it all figured out, but the Bears backup quarterback finally looked like a steadying force.

Schmelzer: Chicago Bears Countdown to Kickoff No. 6 Jay Cutler - NFL Spin Zone - The Countdown to Kickoff series continues with a look at Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Can Cutler have the season that we have been waiting for?

Biggs: Bears roster cuts tracker: Cuts underway as decisions loom on Pernell McPhee, Daniel Braverman - Chicago Tribune - The Bears plan to begin trimming their roster Friday afternoon, needing to cut down from 75 players to 53 by 3 p.m. Saturday.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Kaberon: Explaining practice squad rules - ChicagoBears.com - With final roster cuts looming, we take a look at the rules governing each NFL team's practice squad and which players are eligible for it.

Thompson: Jimmy Butler's more recognized, Bryant's most liked and Cutler ... - Chicago Tribune - Q Scores revealed the ratings for several Chicago athletes, based on an online survey of 2,000 sports fans.

Grahm: Who do you think you are? Bjorn Nittmo? - The Buffalo News - The NFL kicker who found unlikely fame via David Letterman has lost almost everything. His estranged family wants him to get help before it's too late.

Smitch: Broncos cut Henry Melton - ProFootballTalkHenry Melton was once among the best defensive tackles in the NFL. Now he can't find steady work. Melton was cut by the Broncos today, less than two weeks after he was signed.

Lambert: Brandon Marshall Attacks Bears Reporter On Twitter - Sports Mockery - Nobody enjoys conflict more than Brandon Marshall these days. At least when it comes to Chicago and all connections to the Bears. Even reporters. Ken's Note: The trouble with Brandon Marshall is, as usual, Brandon Marshall.

Why didn't Mark Sanchez play in Broncos final preseason game? - NBC Sports - All signs point to Mark Sanchez being let go from the Denver Broncos according to Mike Florio, but is there a chance they could release him and then b

KNOW THY ENEMY

Barshop: Texans coach Bill O'Brien -- J.J. Watt return in Week 1 'looks decent' - ESPNTexans coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that "the arrow is pointing toward" J.J. Watt's return for the season opener.

FANPOSTS

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