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The Bear’s Den: August 18, 2017

Glennon vs. Trubisky, Langford vs. Cohen are the stories of the week...

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Biggs: Putting pressure on Mitch Trubisky key to Bears' development - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are not feeling internal pressure to rush Mitch Trubisky's development — but the team knows the rookie needs to face pressure.

Campbell: John Fox reiterates Bears' QB order won't change for second preseason game - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach John Fox reiterates the quarterback order of Mike Glennon, Mark Sanchez, Mitch Trubisky, will stay same for second preseason game at the Cardinals.

Jahns: What does Bears RB Tarik Cohen's emergence mean for Jeremy Langford? - Chicago Sun-Times - "We got some good players in there -- good running backs," Langford said.

Halas Intrigue podcast: Should Bears be worried about their O-line? - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue, Patrick Finley talks to center Cody Whitehair and about Kyle Long's ejection.

Jahns: Preseason is now a test of Bears QB Mike Glennon's 'inner confidence' - Chicago Sun-Times - “I like a lot of things about Mike Glennon,” GM Ryan Pace said April 29 after the draft concluded.

Kenney: Top-10 tastiest NFL stadium noms - 2 new items on Soldier Field's menu - Chicago Sun-Times - Come for the football, stay for the food: that might be the mindset for some fans.

Silver: Mitch Trubisky or Mike Glennon? Oddsmakers weigh in on Bears QB issue - Chicago Sun-Times - Oddsmakers have weighed in on the Bears quarterback controversy, placing 2 to 3 odds that Mike Glennon will start Week 1.

Jahns: Bears continue to mix and match offensive line with Kyle Long limited - Chicago Sun-Times - Long returned to practice Thursday, but he didn’t participate after undergoing treatment on his surgically repaired right ankle a day earlier.

Finley: How 'scrappy' CBs Cre'Von LeBlanc, Bryce Callahan can both help Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Ordinarily, two slot corners making the team would seem like a long shot. But the Bears look at both as more than just that.

Potash: Deonte Thompson not backing down from Bears challenge - Chicago Sun-Times - Deonte Thompson led the NFL in kickoff returns, was second in kickoff return yardage and had his first 100-yard receiving game of his five-year career last season.

LeGere: Bears' Trubisky on rookie RB Cohen: He's 'always been a beast' - - Two years before they became Bears teammates, rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky knew rookie running back Tarik Cohen was a force to be reckoned with. "Tarik's always been a beast," Trubisky said. "I'm glad we're on the same team."

LeGere: Bears RB Howard eager to build on last year's success - - Despite his impressive rookie season, Bears Pro Bowl running back Jordan Howard hasn't lost the hunger or the chip on his shoulder that started when Alabama-Birmingham was the only FBS school that offered him a scholarship.

STL: How far is Trubisky from starting? - CSN Chicago - SportsTalk Live dives into Mitch Trubisky's role moving forward this season.

STL: Cohen, Carey, Langford battle for backup - CSN Chicago - SportsTalk Live gets into the Bears potential 2nd string running backs and how the depth chart may look.

Stankevitz: Why Mitch Trubisky has been so impressed by Tarik Cohen - CSN Chicago - Mitch Trubisky first saw what Tarik Cohen could do two years ago, and was effusive in his praise of him this week.

Mayer: Cohen making a smooth transition into NFL - - Running back Tarik Cohen's impressive performance in the Bears' preseason opener empowered the rookie fourth-round pick with confidence as he returned to the practice field this week.

Bear Download podcast: Mitch Trubisky's preseason debut - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer break down Mitch Trubisky's preseason debut and all the hype that came along after it

Campbell: Kyle Long's Hall of Fame father on his son's temper 'He's got to get it under control' - Chicago Tribune - Kyle Long's father, Howie, a Hall of Famer, discussed his son's temper and state of mind Tuesday, saying, "He's got to get it under control."

Photos: Bears practice at Prospect High School - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears' practice at Prospect High School on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

Perez: Bears RB Jeremy Langford out to show coaches he can still be a playmaker - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford is out to prove this preseason that he can still be a playmaker for the offense

Perez: Bears QB Mike Glennon says ‘It’ll be good to get out there and play again’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon is looking forward to Week 2 of the preseason against the Arizona Cardinals


Florio: Blake Bortles hears boo birds during brutal night in Jacksonville – ProFootballTalk - The Blake Bortles era could be on the verge of ending, sooner than later. In a rare nationally-televised night game in Jacksonville, the Jaguars quarterback drew boos during a lackluster performance including an ugly misfire to a wide-open target.

Orr: Howie Roseman explains Eagles' three-team trade - - Eagles executive Howie Roseman has been behind some of the most eye-opening moves in football over the past decade. On Wednesday, he explained the method to his latest maneuver.

Smith: T.J. Watt’s Steelers debut outshined Kevin King’s start in Green Bay - Acme Packing Company - While Packers rookies deal with injuries & up and down play, one player they passed on is making noise.


Saxyprince: Who is Bucky Hodges - Daily Norseman - Temuchin "Bucky" Hodges is the newest Vikings player to wear number 84. It is a special number that only a few have worn, but none as impactful as Randy Moss. I caught up with Hodges to understand...


Sunderbruch's Bears College Prospect Preview: Big 10 - Windy City Gridiron - The Big 10 is Chicago’s "home" conference. There is definitely some talent worth keeping an eye on close to home, too.

Wiltfong: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Jordan Morgan - Windy City Gridiron - We continue our look at the entire Chicago Bears’ 90 man off season roster.


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