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The Bear’s Den: August 19, 2017, Game Day!

The Chicago Bears take on the Arizona Cardinals in the desert...

Photo by Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. - VEI Photography



Lincicome: Mitch Trubisky latest in long line of Bears saviors at quarterback - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky looked great in his exhibition debut, but he is no sure thing, as a look at Bears quarterbacking history shows.

Wiederer: Round 2 of Mike Glennon vs. Mitch Trubisky worth checking out on Saturday - Chicago Tribune - One has to figure Mike Glennon will look much sharper than he did against the Broncos, when he posted a 0.0 rating and led the Bears to only three first downs.

Campbell: Mike Glennon, Bears' 1st-string offense eager to wash away sour taste - Chicago Tribune - After a sour debut, Mike Glennon and the Bears' first-string offense seek redemption in the second exhibition game at 9 p.m. Saturday against the Cardinals.

Campbell: Mike Glennon, Bears' 1st-string offense eager to wash away sour taste - Chicago Tribune - After a sour debut, Mike Glennon and the Bears' first-string offense seek redemption in the second exhibition game at 9 p.m. Saturday against the Cardinals.

Wiederer: Bears RB Jordan Howard suffers eye injury, will miss preseason game at Arizona - Chicago Tribune - Bears running back Jordan Howard suffered a corneal abrasion and did not travel with the team to Arizona for the second exhibition game Saturday night against the Cardinals.

Jahns: Mitch Trubisky's perfect throw highlights good day for QBs - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam L. Jahns breaks down the Bears' practice Thursday night at Prospect High School.

Hoge & Jahns Podcast: How much should Mitch Trubisky play in Arizona? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio's Adam Hoge offer their thoughts on what should happen in the Bears' second preseason game.

Finley: 5 things we're watching in Bears’ second preseason game - Chicago Sun-Times - If Mitch Trubisky makes another emphatic case to be the starting quarterback, the team has to listen, regardless of what they’ve promised Mike Glennon

Potash: Bears LB Danny Trevathan - No doubt in my mind I'll be ready for Week 1 - Chicago Sun-Times - Since the Bears’ preseason opener against the Broncos on Aug. 10, the eye test is confirming Fox’s rosy outlook.

Kane: Bears sign LB Kelvin Sheppard, waive LB Hendrick Ekpe - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears signed free agent linebacker Kelvin Sheppard and waived rookie linebacker Hendrick Ekpe Friday.

Halas Intrigue: What's at stake for Bears QBs on Saturday - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue podcast, Patrick Finley previews the Bears’ second preseason game and what is at stake for the quarterbacks.

Cowley: Bears quarterback arms race is no contest in Madden 18 universe - Chicago Sun-Times - With the latest version of the Madden franchise set to release next week, here's everything Bears fans need to know about the player ratings.

Finley: Bears RB Jordan Howard to miss preseason game with minor eye injury - Chicago Sun-Times - Jordan Howard did not fly with the Bears and will not play in Saturday night’s preseason game after he suffered a corneal abrasion

Stankevitz: How Charles Leno Jr. isn't thinking about the big picture heading into a contract year - CSN Chicago - Charles Leno Jr. is entering a contract year, but isn't focusing on what his payday next spring could look like.

Stankevitz: Could Mitch Trubisky have already shown the Bears he’s ready to start? - CSN Chicago - Could the Bears have already seen something in Mitch Trubisky that gives the front office and coaching staff a reason to believe he can start right away?

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears interior O-line and Trubisky main attractions vs. Cardinals - Pro Football Weekly - Bears must fortify Kyle Long contingencies and see what Trubisky does for an encore

Mayer: Fox lauds crowd support at Prospect - - The Bears hit the road Thursday night, traveling to Mount Prospect to conduct a “Varsity Bears” practice before an enthusiastic crowd of 4,713 at Prospect High School.

Mayer: 4 things to watch - Bears-Cardinals - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies four things to watch in the Bears' second preseason game Saturday night against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Mayer: Howard won't play due to minor injury - - Running back Jordan Howard suffered a minor corneal abrasion during a walk through Friday at Halas Hall and did not travel with the Bears to Arizona for Saturday night’s preseason game.

Voltz: Bears X Factors - Cover32 - The 2017 season of our beloved Chicago Bears is one with many, many question marks surrounding it. From positional battles to players on expiring contracts to coaching staff changes, Ryan Pace is going to have his hands full in the off season, however, lets not get too far head of ourselves and dive too far into that, lets talk about the X factors on the offensive side of the football surrounding this season.

DeWitt: 4 Players to Watch on Saturday Night in Arizona - Da Bears Brothers - Even though he will be paying attention to every Bear, here are four players Will DeWitt is paying special attention to in the Bears' second preseason game.

Patra: Jay Cutler says DeVante Parker 'a faster' Alshon Jeffery - - Jay Cutler has only been with his new wide receivers in Miami for a few days, but he's already impressed with DeVante Parker. "I think he's kind of a faster Alshon, a little bit," the QB said.


Jay Cutler 3-for-6 for 24 yards in debut with Dolphins - Chicago Sun-Times - Cutler played the first two series for the Dolphins in his debut as injured starter Ryan Tannehill’s replacement in Miami.

Williams: Back in 4-3, Stephen Paea pushing for starting NT job with Cowboys – ProFootballTalk - Stephen Paea was miscast in a 3-4 defense the past two seasons. He's back at a familiar spot with the Cowboys, reunited with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and playing the nose in the Tampa 2. “Just be aggressive in there,” Paea said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Silver: Jay Cutler's debut shows he's in control of Dolphins' offense - - Jay Cutler made his Miami debut in the team's second preseason tilt on Thursday night. Despite joining the club earlier this month, the veteran QB looked in command of the Dolphins' offense, writes Michael Silver.


NFC North Roundup: Storylines after week one of the 2017 preseason - Acme Packing Company - As the Green Bay Packers head into their second game of the preseason Saturday, here are a few burning topics from around the division.

First Byte podcast Lions Preseason Week 2 preview: The Jets aren’t a real football team - Pride Of Detroit - Metaphysical questions, roster musings and cheap tacos on the premiere Lions preview mini-podcast.


Wiltfong: Five Questions With Revenge of the Birds - Budda Baker is a Tyrann Mathieu clone - Windy City Gridiron - A lot of Chicago Bears’ fans were hoping they would have drafted Washington’s Budda Baker. He’s playing really well for the Cardinals so far...

Link: Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals Preview - Who to Watch For - Windy City Gridiron - Week 2 of the preseason is upon us. There is one massive storyline to keep track of. Can you guess what it is?

Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals: Windy City Gridiron previews the Bears - Revenge of the Birds - Getting to know the Chicago Bears with their SB Nation affiliate.

Wiltfong: Dowell Loggains deserves some credit for Mitchell Trubisky’s Bears’ debut - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest episode of his T Formation Conversation podcast, he discusses what Bears’ offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains did to help rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky succeed.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign Kelvin Sheppard, waive Hendrick Ekpe - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears made a minor roster move today by signing inside linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, and waiving linebacker Hendrick Ekpe, who was an undrafted free agent. Sheppard has played six years...

Householder: Bears splitting QB playing time just right - Windy City Gridiron - The depth chart isn’t the most important thing, it’s the snap counts


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