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The Bear’s Den: July 30, 2017 - Bears Defense Looks DEEP

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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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 - - 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 - - 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.


Hanzus: Ryan Mallett suffers INT meltdown at Ravens practice - - 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.


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.


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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