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The Bear’s Den: August 24, 2017

Bears show Leno the money & give Trubisky work with the starters

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) celebrates his touchdown with tackle Charles Leno (72) against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first half at Soldier Field
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Biggs: Charles Leno signs 4-year contract extension with Bears - Chicago Tribune -Charles Leno’s four-year extension with the Bears is worth $38 million with $21.5 million guaranteed.

Finley: Bears' LT Charles Leno signs a four-year contract extension - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears and Charles Leno are close to a contract extension that will pay the left tackle $38 million over four year

LeGere: Chicago Bears sign tackle Leno to 4-year contract extension - Daily Herald -Bears offensive left tackle Charles Leno has signed a four-year contract extension through 2021.

Krinch: Bears sign Charles Leno Jr. to four-year extension - CSN Chicago - The Bears announced on Wednesday they have signed offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr. to a four-year contract extension.

Stankevitz: What Charles Leno's contract extension means for future of the Bears' offense - CSN Chicago - The Bears signed Charles Leno Jr. to a four-year contract extension on Wednesday, making him a key part of the team's long-term offensive makeover.


Arthur Arkush: Chicago Bears top pick Mitch Trubisky to get first-team reps Sunday vs. Titans - Pro Football Weekly - John Fox maintains Bears planned all along to have Trubisky begin second half with the starters.

Rosenbloom: A modest Bears proposal - Start Mitch Trubisky and run the hurry-up offense - Chicago Tribune - An idea to mitigate Mitch Trubisky’s inexperience issue while taking advantage of the athleticism and strong arm: Run the hurry-up offense.

Moreano: Fullbacks leading the way for Bears' offense - If the first two preseason games are any indication, the Bears' fullbacks are going to be a vital part of the offense's success this year.

Finley: Bears' Mitch Trubisky - Peyton Manning 'giving me some pointers' - Chicago Sun-Times - Peyton Manning met with rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky on the field, and talked about how the Bears’ offense was similar to his old one.

Jahns: Ready or not? Bears have opened door for QB Mitch Trubisky to start - Chicago Sun-Time - Trubisky’s play up to this point has proven that he’s ready for more in terms of his development.

Finley: For Bears' Mike Glennon, QB job questions are déjà vu all over again - Chicago Sun-Times - But it represents precisely what Mike Glennon prayed he was escaping in March, when he signed a three-year deal with $18.5 million guaranteed.

Alper: Mitch Trubisky to get time with first team against Titans – ProFootballTalk - The best quarterback at Bears practice on Wednesday might have been on the sideline as Peyton Manning stopped by to check out former coach John Fox's current team, but he won't be available to start against the Titans on Sunday afternoon.

Emma: Bears’ Ka’Deem Carey Has Wrist Surgery, Expected To Miss 6 Weeks - CBS Chicago - Coach John Fox didn't have details on the injury or its extent, nor was he aware when it occurred.

Finley: Bears will team Mitch Trubisky with first-stringers but he won't start - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky will start the second half Sunday against the Titans and, for the first time in a preseason game, play alongside first-teamers.

Stankevitz: Mitch Trubisky takes first-team reps in Bears practice, but 'no change' in QB depth chart - CSN Chicago - Mitch Trubisky took reps with members of the Bears' first-team offense on Wednesday, the first time the No. 2 overall pick worked with the top unit.

Emma: Mitchell Trubisky Takes Reps With Bears’ First-Team Offense - CBS Chicago - It was the first time Trubisky worked with the starters.

Cox: Mike Glennon feeling ‘deja vu’ with Bears quarterback controversy - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon said he's feeling "deja vu" with the Mitchell Trubisky quarterback situation.

Campbell: Mitch Trubisky gets chance with Bears' first-string offense - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are now positioned to use part of Sunday's game to evaluate Trubisky with the first string,

Potash: It's early but ... Alshon Jeffery absence looming large for Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Meredith has been the most dependable receiver for Mike Glennon in training camp. But he’s not Alshon Jeffery.


Thompson: Jordan Howard too big for his britches (literally) while being styled for fashion shoot - Chicago Tribune - A stylist had to work around Bears running back Jordan Howard's trunk-like legs for a cover and fashion spread for Modern Luxury Men's Book Chicago magazine.

Mayer: Bears hosting block party Sept. 9 - - The second annual Miller Lite Chicago Bears Block Party will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, in Logan Square to kick off the 2017 regular season.

Perez: DeShone Kizer named Browns’ starter while Mitch Trubisky remains 3rd string - Bears Wire - The Cleveland Browns name DeShone Kizer their starting QB while the Chicago Bears continue the waiting game with Mitch Trubisky


Sessler: Rodgers let arm 'come all the way back' during rest - - Taking an approach similar to that of Carson Palmer -- another 30-something passer angling to preserve power -- Aaron Rodgers put his arm in bubble wrap following June practices.

Western: Packers RT Bryan Bulaga injured during Wednesday practice - Acme Packing Company - The veteran right tackle left the field with an apparent leg injury, giving way to a pair of second-year players.

Norse Code Podcast Episode 190: Flashes of Decency - Daily Norseman - This week, Arif and Dusty debate the merits of mac and cheese on pizza, and Mitch Leidner on the Vikings. Also, an extensive recap of the Seahawks game and a less extensive preview of this week's...

Mathews: Free agent DE Desmond Bryant fits exactly what Lions need - Pride Of Detroit - More importantly, he fits the mold of what Bob Quinn looks for in his defensive ends.


Sunderbruch & Infante's College Prospect Preview: Big 12 - Windy City Gridiron - The Big 12 is not the powerhouse of NFL draft prospects it once was, but there are still a lot of guys there with the potential to improve the Bears.

Infante: Five optimistic predictions for the Bears’ defense in 2017 - Windy City Gridiron - If we can think of positives things for the offense, then we can sure think of some for the defense.

Curl: 2017 Bears Roster: Better, worse, or the same? Part Two—Defense - Windy City Gridiron - As we approach the 2017 season, I look at the Bears current roster compared to the group that started 2016, comparing each position.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears’ Mike Glennon is a tier 4 quarterback - Windy City Gridiron - ESPN revealed their annual tiered quarterback list, and the Chicago Bears’ Mike Glennon checked into the fourth tier. Three ex-Bears also made the list.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign Charles Leno to a 4 year extension - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have announced that they have signed starting left tackle Charles Leno Jr. to a four year contract extension, that will keep him under contract through the 2012 season. The...

Wiltfong: Five Chicago Bears I think are off the bubble and making the 53 man roster - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation Podcast, he discusses five Chicago Bears’ that he believes have done enough to get off the roster bubble and make the team.


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Eli.m23: The Bears-Buzz Is Loud, And It Should Be - Windy City Gridiron - Finally, it seems as though the wheels are moving within the Chicago Bears organization towards a direction that we fans have longed for. For so long I have looked at teams like the Packers (yes,...

GnomeSaneBruhh: Whomst Should Start On This Here Bears Team??? - Windy City Gridiron - Folks, I bring to you whomst should be the starting QB for the Chicago Bears; the guy whom gives the Bears the best chance to win, the guy with the best skillset, the guy who in his time in the...

Just Dave: Maybe There is Still Hope for Mike Glennon. Maybe. - Windy City Gridiron - Like most fans on WCG I have been pretty dismayed by what I saw from out starting offense in the first two preseason games. Or to be more frank, what I saw from Mike Glennon. He looked, what's...

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