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The Boggs to Trubisky center-QB handoff wasn’t quite “the thing” on Saturday

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Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) runs the ball during Training Camp at Olivet Nazarene University. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Zeglinski: Goldman ‘We could be the best’ - The Rock River Times - Guys like Leonard Floyd, Jerrell Freeman and Akiem Hicks may have been the players to receive the most attention, but...

Biggs: Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara combines confidence with self-awareness - Chicago Tribune - Although Bears newcomer Prince Amukamara doesn't lack for chutzpah, he also is armed with keen self-awareness for how he landed with a one-year, prove-it deal.

Rosenbloom: Sounds like we know who had better be coaching the Bears next year - Chicago Tribune - Run for your lives, everybody, it’s a snarknado...

Dewitt: Bears Camp Review - Insight From Practice No. 2 (The Pads Come On) - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers share their biggest takeaways from the first padded practice of training camp.

Campbell: 5 observations from Bears practice Saturday - Chicago Tribune - The Bears on Saturday held their first practice in pads, pulling back the curtain for fans to see their new quarterbacks in the most intense session so far.

Wiederer: Josh Sitton still absent, Kyle Long still injured as Bears' camp moves forward - Chicago Tribune - The Bears face an uncertain road ahead with the interior of their offensive line.

Wiederer: Fumbling snaps frustrates rookie Mitch Trubisky in practice Saturday - Chicago Tribune - In the offense's first 11-on-11 work, rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky mishandled several snaps from center, sending groans through the bleachers.

Campbell: Reality for Bears' new quarterbacks is a virtual hit - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are the latest NFL team to invest in burgeoning video technology that could help thrust them upward during their quarterback overhaul.

Mayer: Goldman's health key to defense's success - ChicagoBears.com - With nose tackle Eddie Goldman's ability to stuff the run and rush the passer while occupying blockers, the Bears need the third-year pro to stay healthy this season.

Perez: Victor Cruz says he fits well at slot receiver for the Bears - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears WR Victor Cruz said he's fitting in well in the slot during the team's 2017 training camp.

Mayer: Trubisky’s comfort level continuing to grow - ChicagoBears.com - Three days into training camp, rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky has a much firmer grasp on the Bears offense than he did during the offseason program.

Perez: Bears rookie safety Eddie Jackson ‘anxious’ to practice in pads - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie safety Eddie Jackson is anxious to practice in full pads in the team's 2017 training camp on Saturday.

Fishbain: WR Cameron Meredith wants to be 'reliable guy' for offense - Pro Football Weekly - Bears held first padded practice since last season.

Perez: Chicago Bears name new Asst. Director of Player Personnel - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears announced the promotion of a new assistant director of player personnel.

Hub Arkush: Howard, Houston could be big for Chicago Bears 'D' if recovered from injuries - Pro Football Weekly - The two veterans give the Bears depth in the front seven.

Fishbain: Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky discusses his first padded practice in the NFL - Pro Football Weekly - Trubisky struggled with snaps as he continues to acclimate to the NFL game and Bears playbook.

Taranto: Victor Cruz thanks Roger Goodell for loosening up on celebration - 247sports - Receiver can now dance the "Salsa" worry-free.

Kading's Mailbag: Episode One - Cover32 - As the football season nears closer, there are lots of questions surrounding the Bears, one of the league’s most questionable teams. While I can’t see the future, I thought it would be a great idea for me to give my thoughts to some of the questions our readers had about the team.

In The Loop: Jim Miller on Bears QBs, Jordan Howard - CSN Chicago - Jim Miller joins Chris Boden to talk about Bears quarterbacks, Jordan Howard and Pernell McPhee.

Boden: Without Lamarr Houston, Bears have a problem - CSN Chicago - After already being dealt a blow with Pernell McPhee having undergone arthroscopic surgery, the Bears defense can't afford to lose Lamarr Houston in 2017.

Duber: At Trubisky's first training camp, plenty of reminders that Mitch-a-palooza isn't happening anytime soon - CSN Chicago - Mitch Trubisky is getting a lot of attention, but the rookie is still learning, making it quite clear that Mitch-a-palooza ain't happening for a while.

Emma’s Bears Notebook: Time Is On Trubisky’s Side - CBS Chicago - How the Bears are guiding Mitchell Trubisky, plus the next step for Cam Meredith.

Potash: Kyle Long sits out Bears' first day in pads; Sitton expected next week - Chicago Sun-Times - Guard Kyle Long, recovering from ankle surgery, attended practice but did not participate.

Potash: With less fanfare, Daniel Braverman going all out for Bears spot - Chicago Sun-Times - Braverman actually made one catch last season. But the 23-yard gain in the fourth quarter vs. the Lions on Dec. 11 was nullified by a holding penalty.

Finley: Bears redshirt Mitch Trubisky a long way from starting - Chicago Sun-Times - Quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s first full-bore NFL practice was a reminder that he’s not close to being the Bears’ starter.

Potash: Experience counts for Mike Glennon, Mark Sanchez - Chicago Sun-Times - Mike Glennon looked like the starter and Mitch Trubisky looked like a rookie getting acclimated to the NFL.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Hanzus: Ryan Mallett suffers INT meltdown at Ravens practice - NFL.com - Last time we thought about Ryan Mallett, he was being undermined by his iPhone. Now it's the Ravens' defense doing its best to make the backup quarterback miserable.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Western: Mike McCarthy on Packers’ receivers - Davis has matured, Nelson will play in the slot - Acme Packing Company - Look for another big year for Jordy as the Packers develop more young receivers to play on the outside.

Reisman: Matthew Stafford worked with a QB specialist for first time this offseason - Pride Of Detroit - For the first time in his career, Matthew Stafford sought some outside help to improve as a quarterback.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Link: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Zach Miller - Windy City Gridiron - The next part of this Bears roster series has us taking a look at tight end Zach Miller.

Wiltfong: Live updates from the first padded practice (open thread) - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are dressed for battle today, and we’re sure to have a lively practice down in Bourbonnais.

LInk's Bears Camp Notebook: 4 Winners and 4 Losers from Saturday - Windy City Gridiron - The pads went on for the first time today. There were a number of performances that stood out, both good and bad.

Zeglinski: WCG Radio, Episode 8 - Joined by Aaron Leming - Windy City Gridiron - Before the Bears strapped on full pads on Saturday, the guys discussed the team's latest injury "epidemic" and expectations through the next few days of camp.

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