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The Bear’s Den: August 2, 2017

With Glennon, Sanchez, Trubisky & Shaw, Bears QB Coach Dave Ragone is having a busy camp

The Jugs machine is getting a workout at Bears camp
Photo By Will DeWitt / Da Bears Brothers



Zeglinski: Notes from Week 1 in Bourbonnais - The Rock River Times - A loosened practice schedule has the Bears beginning their first break of this year's training camp.

Rosenbloom: Look! A franchise spewing more public stupidity than the Bears - Chicago Tribune - What unites these franchises is their failure to sign Colin Kaepernick, but the Ravens surge past the Bears in public stupidity. Ken's Note: You mean the Colin Kaepernick who, since 2013 against Chicago is 22 of 39 (56.4 percent), averaging 152 yards per game, 1 TD 3 INT's and a passer rating of 52.51? That's the guy you want us to sign, Mr. Rosenbloom? Seriously? I'm glad you used the word "stupidity" in your headline, it's an appropriate word to have hanging around your story.

White: Making the case for optimism - Da Bears Brothers - Feeling the "buzz" from training camp, Ben White makes his case for fans to be more optimistic for the upcoming season.

Wiederer: Bears try positive reinforcement with Kevin White - 'We've got to tell him how great he is' - Chicago Tribune - Bears looking to make often-injured receiver Kevin White more confident by reminding him of college accomplishments.

Biggs: Bears center Cody Whitehair serious about wanting to be the best - Chicago Tribune - Coming off a strong first season when he was named to all-rookie teams, Cody Whitehair was intent on showing up ready to use that as a springboard to better things.

LeGere: Bears rookie TE Shaheen stands out all over the field - Daily Herald - It's almost impossible not to notice rookie tight end Adam Shaheen during the Chicago Bears' training-camp practices. It's rare to see someone who weighs 270 pounds and stands 6-feet-6 with the fluid movement skills and soft hands the second-round pick displays.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Mitch Trubisky's camp, crowded receiver group, Kyle Fuller and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions from training camp.

BearsTalk Podcast: Aches and pains with the quarterbacks - CSN Chicago
We've got the latest from Bears training camp with the latest edition of the BearsTalk Podcast with Boden and Stankevitz.

Fishbain: Bears QB coach Dave Ragone impressed with his group to start camp - Pro Football Weekly - Ragone discussed Trubisky's ability to throw on the run and Glennon's footwork

Hub Arkush: Still no QB controversy, as the Chicago Bears are pleased with Mike Glennon - Pro Football Weekly - Sanchez, Ragone talk up Bears starting QB Glennon

Emma: Bears’ Trevathan Believes He, Freeman Can Form ‘Best’ LB Tandem In NFL - CBS Chicago - Trevathan and Freeman didn't find the collective rhythm they wanted to in 2016 but are aiming to change that.

Stankevitz: How Dave Ragone is using virtual reality to help develop Mitch Trubisky - CSN Chicago - Mitch Trubisky is getting additional reps by wearing a virtual reality headset, and quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone is already seeing progress.

Emma: With Renewed Perspective, Bears WR Kevin White Begins New Season - CBS Chicago - “You get something taken away from you a little bit, you enjoy it more," White says.

Boden: Self Confidence 101 - Bears sending Kevin White back to college - CSN Chicago - The Bears are taking a unique approach to help Kevin White rediscover his confidence after he's played in just four game in two NFL seasons.

Finley: Why Bears QB Mike Glennon is the unquestioned leader of his offense - Chicago Sun-Times - Glennon makes his teammates run. At the end of every Bears training-camp practice, the starting quarterback adds up the false starts and turnovers.

Potash: How is Mitch Trubisky doing? 'He's come in with the right attitude' - Chicago Sun-Times - The upshot: Trubisky is doing fine, just like all the other quarterbacks.

Potash: Bears being patient with WR Kevin White - 'He's a work in progress' - Chicago Sun-Times - White, the Bears’ first-round pick in 2015, says he's not putting pressure on himself to live up to high expectations.

Finley: Bears won't back down from sky-high expectations of RB Jordan Howard - Chicago Sun-Times - Ask Bears running backs coach Curtis Modkins who Jordan Howard reminds him of, and he rattles off three greats.

Cahill: Bears are 160-1 to win Super Bowl - Chicago Sun-Times - Face it, the Bears are in rebuild mode. Ken's Note: Ya think, Dan?

Kwiecinski: WR Victor Cruz has ‘hatred in my blood’ when it comes to the Packers - Bears Wire - New Bears receiver Victor Cruz is not a fan of the Green Bay Packers. Ken’s Note: Yes sir, that’s your proper attitude Mr. Cruz!

Mayer: 5 things we learned from Mike Glennon - - Speaking to the media Monday, quarterback Mike Glennon discussed the progress he’s making, depth at tight end and receiver and the most important position group on offense.

Mayer: Ragone discusses Bears quarterbacks - - In the first of a five-part series featuring Bears offensive assistants, quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone shares his thoughts on Mike Glennon, Mark Sanchez and Mitch Trubisky.

Gutierrez: Is Mitchell Trubisky the Next Dak Prescott? - Cover32 - When looking at Trubisky’s stats from his record breaking year at North Carolina, I couldn’t help but notice that they looked very similar to that of Dak Prescott’s final college year.


Florio: Is the NFL seriously considering relaxing its marijuana rules? - ProFootballTalk - On the surface, the news that the NFL has offered to collaborate with the NFLPA in its effort to study whether marijuana can be used as a pain management tools suggests that the league finally has decided to soften its stance that marijuana is addictive, unhealthy, illegal.

Alper: Ravens G Nico Siragusa out for season after knee injury - ProFootballTalk - It looks like you can add another member to the list of Ravens out for the season. Rookie guard Nico Siragusa had to be carted off the field at Tuesday's practice after injuring his knee during a drill.

Patra: Julian Edelman, Stephon Gilmore tossed from practice - - According to multiple reporters at practice, Patriots WR Julian Edelman and CB Stephon Gilmore were tossed from practice after a brief scuffle.

Orr: Vontaze Burfict ignites scuffle after low hit on Bernard - - While training camp scuffles are par for the course this time of year -- especially when soreness sets in and the heat ramps up -- the one that took place Tuesday afternoon in Cincinnati felt noteworthy.


Gantt: Another Packers pick joins the list of injured - ProFootballTalk - The Packers loaded up on defensive players in the draft, using their first four picks on that side of the ball. Only one of them is still healthy. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

Reisman: 2017 NFL power rankings - Lions jump 12 spots in Sporting News - Pride Of Detroit - Sporting News must have really liked the Lions’ offseason.

Roughing The Podcast 25: We Went Camping Too! - Daily Norseman - Ted and Di recap what they saw over the weekend in Mankato


Link: What to watch for at Bears’ Camp this week - Windy City Gridiron - Andrew is heading back down to camp, let’s take a look at what he will be watching for.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears’ Jordan Howard among the Top 50 in NFL Player Sales - Windy City Gridiro - The Chicago Bears had one player crack the NFLPA Top 50 in merchandise sales list.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out some of Thoughts this week, as I take a trip around some NFL camps...

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2017 Position Battles: Will wide receiver Tanner Gentry make the final 53? - Windy City Gridiron - We continue our position by position look at all the roster battles on the Chicago Bears. Next up, the wide receivers.

Zeglinski's Bears mailbag, camp Week 1: Floyd excelling, a QB "controversy", and more - Windy City Gridiron - Opening up the mailbag on Leonard Floyd's rise, Kevin White's struggles, and other musings from the first week of Bears training camp.

Infante: Bears roster breakdown, 90-in-90 - Pernell McPhee - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest installment of our 90-in-90 series, we look at a player who has been dominant when healthy.


Arctous: First home game questions!!!!??? - Windy City Gridiron - So excited to finally get up my first home game! I grew up in southern Illinois near Effingham and then we moved to South Carolina just before high school so I never really had the opportunity...

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