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The Bear’s Den, July 31, 2017 - Willie gonna give it to ya

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Defensive backs make a statement & there’s been a Kyle Fuller sighting...

Willie Young meets the press
Photo by Robert Zeglinski

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

BEARRRSSSS

Zeglinski: Trubisky ‘respects the plan’ - The Rock River Times - When you're the No. 2 overall pick at quarterback who presumably will eventually be handed the keys to the

Campbell: 5 observations from Bears practice Sunday - Chicago Tribune - The Bears on Sunday morning held their second practice in pads. Four interceptions by the secondary were a highlight for the defense, which needs to take a big.

Da Brothers Bears Camp Review: Insight From Practice No. 3 (The Defense Wins ... Again) - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers share their top takeaways from the third practice of training camp including Kyle Fuller's return to the starting unit.

Wiederer: Bears receiver Markus Wheaton out indefinitely after appendectomy - Chicago Tribune - Markus Wheaton, the biggest offseason addition to the Bears’ wide receiver group, could miss the remainder of training camp after having his appendix removed.

Campbell: Young Bears tight ends Adam Shaheen, Daniel Brown look to develop as blockers - Chicago Tribune - Adam Shaheen and Daniel Brown battle for Bears tight end position as both attempt to develop as better blockers.

Wiederer: Bears challenging Cameron Meredith to build on his early success - Chicago Tribune - Cameron Meredith has miles to go to match Victor Cruz's NFL success. But he recognizes the early parallels and is open to input.

LeGere: Grasu, other Bears have to prove they're versatile - Daily Herald - Chicago Bears backup center Hroniss Grasu took some reps at guard Sunday, and the 2015 third-round pick probably has to prove that he's serviceable at more than one position to guarantee a roster spot. A year ago at this time, Grasu was the starting center before a knee injury ended his season.

Boden: Bears receiver Markus Wheaton may miss the start of the season - CSN Chicago - The Bears receiving group took a hit Sunday when Markus Wheaton went to the hospital a couple hours before practice began.

Boden: Sunday's Bourbonnais Bears bullets - CSN Chicago - CSN's Chris Boden provides six bullet points recapping Sunday's Bears training camp at Bourbonnais.

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

Potash: 'Baby' steps - Bears rookie Adam Shaheen making good first impression - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears have something here, but still are a long way from discovering exactly what that is.

Finley: Bears receiver Markus Wheaton has appendectomy - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears receiver Markus Wheaton first felt stomach pain in the middle of the night. By Sunday morning, he went into surgery.

Finley: Defensive backs shine vs. new QBs - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley breaks down the third day of Bears training-camp practice:

Potash: Following Jay Cutler could be the best thing to happen to Mike Glennon - Chicago Sun-Times - In the first few days of the first training camp without Cutler in nine years, it’s clear that this has been a clean break.

Finley: Here are aspects Bears sophomores honed in their first pro offseason - Chicago Sun-Times - Here are specific traits the Bears’ sophomores honed in their first full offseason and brought with them to training camp this month:

Potash: Rookie Tarik Cohen gives Bears fans a little something to cheer about - Chicago Sun-Times - And the fans love it, cheering every move the little guy makes — even though many of those moves would never happen in a real game.

Cox: Bears unofficial depth chart from Day 3 of training camp - Bears Wire - Bears Wire's own Lorin Cox went to the Chicago Bears third day of training camp and put together an unofficial depth chart from what he saw.

Mayer: DBs play takeaway in Sunday practice - ChicagoBears.com - After generating an all-time franchise-low 11 takeaways last season, the Bears are hoping that the performance by their secondary in Sunday’s practice is a sign of things to come.

Mayer: Cruz sees himself as good fit in offense - ChicagoBears.com - Victor Cruz has yet to break out his signature Salsa dance. But less than a week into training camp, the veteran receiver already feels at home with the Bears.

Fishbain: Willie Young, Chicago Bears OLBs get boost from Vic Fangio - Pro Football Weekly - Young has better grasp of defenses having worked with Bears defensive coordinator

Fishbain: Defensive backs stand out with interceptions at second padded practice - Pro Football Weekly - Fox pleased with turnover rate during Sunday's Bears practice

Hub Arkush: Strength for Chicago Bears resides in the offensive line - Pro Football Weekly - Long, Whitehair, Sitton give Bears O-line potential to be special

POLISH SAUSAGE

Monk: Bears Pro Bowl Predictions - Cover32 - So today, we’re not going through the most likely Pro Bowlers. We’re taking a looksie at the 3 biggest dark horses this season. Who do the Bears are poised for breakout season while at the same time not having multiple elite NFC players at their position that they simply won’t be able to beat out? That’s the question for today’s read. Ken's Note: This article is presented strait out of "bizzaro world", one of his Pro Bowlers had knee surgery 2 weeks ago, one isn't even a lock to make the 53-man roster and one has played 4 games in the last 2 years. Really? Seriously? Is this The Onion under a different name?

Smith: Seahawks’ Malik McDowell injured in accident, may miss season - ProFootballTalk - Seahawks rookie defensive end Malik McDowell was injured in an accident two weeks ago and may miss the season. The team confirmed that McDowell, whom Seattle drafted out of Michigan State with the 35th overall pick in the draft, has remained under the care of doctors near his home since he was hu...

KNOW THY ENEMY

Gates: Minnesota Vikings Finalize Extension With Xavier Rhodes - Daily Norseman - The deal makes him one of the NFL’s highest-paid corners

Lions training camp observations: Golladay impresses, Ebron leaves early - Pride Of Detroit - Day 1 of training camp is in the books. Here is our full report on Sunday’s action.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Training Camp - live practice updates (open thread) - Windy City Gridiron - We’re live streaming some Twitter updates from our two writers that are down covering Chicago Bears’ camp today.

Link: Bears Camp Notebook - The Defense Dominates - Windy City Gridiron - Day 2 of padded practices came and went. The Defense seemed to get the better of the offense today.

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