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McPhee’s out (for now) with knee surgery as Bear’s training camp hits full swing...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Zeglinski: Houston ready to move past injuries - The Rock River Times - From Oakland to Chicago, Bears outside linebacker Lamarr Houston has always been a talented player...

Updating the Bears' injury problems through two days of training camp - Chicago Tribune - Tribune reporters Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer update the Bears' injury problems after the first two days of training camp on Friday, July 28, 2017.

Campbell: Bears' Pernell McPhee out indefinitely after arthroscopic knee surgery Friday - Chicago Tribune - Pernell McPhee underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday morning and is out indefinitely, coach John Fox said.

Haugh: After latest CTE study, it's time to re-examine our uneasy love affair with football - Chicago Tribune - America's uneasy love affair with football continues, a relationship in constant need of being redefined if we hope to make the game safer.

LeGere: Oft-injured Bears tight end Miller ready to battle for roster spot - Daily Herald - Security in the NFL is fleeting, as Bears tight end Zach Miller can attest. Despite back-to-back career years, Miller is battling back from another injury and for playing time at the same position as veteran addition Dion Sims and second-round pick Adam Shaheen.

Stankevitz: Kevin White is starting small to answer the big question: Can he break out in 2017? - CSN Chicago - The Bears want Kevin White to string practices together with the hope he can build toward a successful 2017.

Krinch: What's next for Bears OLB Pernell McPhee after undergoing knee surgery - CSN Chicago - Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Friday. Head coach John Fox wouldn't provide a timetable for McPhee's return.

Emma: Bears’ Pernell McPhee Undergoes Knee Surgery - CBS Chicago - The surgery was termed a "cleanup" by coach John Fox, and it's unclear how long McPhee will be out.

Emma: Bears’ Howard Aims To Top Breakout Season ‘I Can Only Get Better’ - CBS Chicago - With the bar set high, Howard believes he can surpass a record-breaking rookie season.

Potash: Healthy - knock on wood - Kevin White eager to 'do what I do best' - Chicago Sun-Times - The frustration of playing only four games in his first two NFL seasons has not yet beaten down the 6-3, 216-pound White.

Potash: Zach Miller back again, ready to face biggest challenge with Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Miller opened training camp healthy - an accomplishment in itself after missing the last six games of the 2016 season with a broken foot.

Finley: Halas Intrigue podcast: Bears' Kyle Long, Danny Trevathan talk returns - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue podcast, Kyle Long and Danny Trevathan discuss their - returns from injury for the start of Bears training camp:

Finley's Bears Training Camp Digest: Coaches finding way to divide QB snaps - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times' Patrick Finley breaks down the second day of Bears training-camp practice:

Mayer: Sanchez to play key role as backup QB - ChicagoBears.com - Even if Mark Sanchez doesn’t take a single snap this season, he’ll likely still play a valuable role as a mentor to fellow quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky.

Eurich: Kyle Long didn't have labrum surgery due to ankle complications - 247sports - The three-time Pro Bowler opted not to undergo surgery on the shoulder injury because he felt it was not holding him back on the field. After suffering a gruesome ankle injury late in the season and having to undergo offseason surgery on that injury, Long explained this week why he didn't have surgery on his bum shoulder.

Adam Hoge from Bears camp: “Mike Glennon is the unquestioned starter here but we also know that long-term it’s Mitch Trubisky’s team” - WGN Radio - Adam talks about the value of having training camp in Bourbonnais, how each head coach runs training camp differently, this being the first training camp in years without Jay Cutler, t...

Eurich: Jeremy Langford's latest injury opens doors for other backs - 247sports - Another setback for Jeremy Langford could push him even further down the Chicago Bears depth chart.

Emma: Bears Rookie TE Adam Shaheen Set To Face First Major Test - CBS Chicago - The Bears are curious to see how Shaheen, the Division-II standout, reacts to practicing at full speed Saturday.

Duber: Quest for interceptions - Will Bears' secondary makeover pay off with more picks? - CSN Chicago - Ryan Pace & Co. invested heavily in new faces for the Bears' secondary. Will those investments pay off with a big uptick in interceptions.

Monk: Bears Training Camp Positional Grades - Cover32 - Folks, we have almost made it. Bears football is on the horizon and probably another disappointing season follows close behind it. It should come as no surprise the Bears are a team deep into their rebuild process, still many moons from contention for even a playoff spot. That doesn’t mean, however, there can’t be bright spots on the roster. Ken's Note: This may be the single worst article about the Bears I have ever read.

Finley: Bears LB Pernell McPhee undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery - Chicago Sun-Times - Pernell McPhee underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday morning, ensuring the Bears outside linebacker won’t return to the field soon.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Smith: Lane Johnson on PEDs I’m not Steve Lattimer from ‘The Program’ - ProFootballTalk - Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson wants you to know he’s no Steve Lattimer.

O'Brien: Texans offense can't block Jadeveon Clowney - NFL.com - Jadeveon Clowney has looked good in training camp thus far, according to Texans head coach Bill O'Brien. Clowney coupled with a healthy J.J. Watt would make Houston's defense more than menacing.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Underwood: Martellus Bennett, ‘Muscle Mike’ Daniels Have Built an Instant Friendship in Green Bay - Acme Packing Company - These two appear to be cut from the same cloth and are already having fun at camp.

Payton: Chris Simms says Lions can win Super Bowl, Is he crazy or ahead of the curve? - Pride Of Detroit - Looking into just how crazy it is to think the Lions can win the Super Bowl.

Packers Practice Recap, 7/28: Bennett has injury scare, King plays with starters - Acme Packing Company - Thankfully the Packers tight end appears to be fine.

Detroit Lions 2017 training camp: Left tackle is the most important camp battle - Pride Of Detroit - There’s no doubt about it, all eyes will be on the left tackle competition.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Training Camp live streaming updates - Open Thread - Windy City Gridiron - Today’s Chicago Bears’ training camp practice is closed to the public, but we’ve got you covered with live streaming updates from Bourbonnais.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2017 Position Battles - Tight end could be a strength of the team - Windy City Gridiron - We continue our look at each position group on the Chicago Bears, and next up are the tight ends. These guys could end up a real strength of the team.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Training Camp Updates: Pernell McPhee had knee surgery this morning - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s the full run down on all the injury information provided by Chicago Bears’ head coach John Fox.

Berckes' Fantasy Files: Divisional Previews – NFC North - Windy City Gridiron - Our favorite division gets the fantasy spotlight treatment

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