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The Bear’s Den: August 29, 2017

Shaheen doing just fine, according to one report, while Gentry solidifies spot on roster

NFL: Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans
Chicago Bears tight end Adam Shaheen (87) catches a pass as Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Josh Carraway (44) defends in the second half at Nissan Stadium. The Bears defeated the Titans 19-7. 
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Jahns: Don't worry about Bears rookie TE Adam Shaheen's development - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears already know he’s a skilled pass catcher. The goal for him is to become a capable blocker by Week 1.

Wiederer & Campbell: Breaking down Mike Glennon's outing in Bears' 19-7 preseason win - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer on the Bears' 19-7 preseason win over the Titans on Aug. 28, 2017.

Haugh: Mike Glennon, Mitch Trubisky make No. 1 QB decision an easy one for Bears - Chicago Tribune - Mike Glennon completed 11 of 18 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown, going from the Bears' most disappointing player to their most improved in two quarters.

Biggs: Breaking down the new Bears contract for Charles Leno - Chicago Tribune - Details on the $38 million, four-year contract extension for Charles Leno are in and the Bears left tackle will be paid nearly $8 million this season.

Wiederer: MRI reveals torn ACL for Bears WR Cameron Meredith - Chicago Tribune - A source confirmed that an MRI on Cameron Meredith's injured left knee Monday revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament, as was feared after he left Sunday's game.

Finley: Bears sign snapper Jeff Overbaugh, waive injured Patrick Scales - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears waived/injured snapper Patrick Scales, who suffered a serious knee injury in Sunday's exhibition game. Ken’s Note: Scales has less than 3 full years in the league, which means he falls under the newer players provision of the collective bargaining agreement. Unlike a vested veteran, he cannot just be placed on IR, he has to clear waivers to be IR’d. This keeps teams from stashing players on IR late in camp.

LeGere: Glennon looks strong in Bears win, so is QB controversy over? - Daily Herald - The Bears may no longer have a quarterback controversy, but there will still be some conversation. Starting quarterback Mike Glennon needed an impressive outing in Sunday's third preseason game to quiet the clamoring for his benching in favor of rookie Mitch Trubisky, and the veteran responded with by far his best outing of the preseason.


Waszak: Josh McCown named Jets' starting quarterback - Chicago Tribune - Josh McCown is ready to roll — even if he hasn't played much this preseason.

Florio: Some teams may start trimming rosters before Saturday – ProFootballTalk - For the first time ever, the league has allowed teams to carry up to 90 players on the roster until the day that each team must reduce to 53. This doesn't mean that all teams will keep 90 men until Saturday.

Orr: Bengals' Vontaze Burfict facing 5-game suspension - - Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is facing a five-game suspension for a hit against Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Houston Texans pledge $1 million to Harvey flood relief - - The Houston Texans and team owner Bob McNair are donating $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston's flood relief fund in the wake the devastating flooding caused by tropical storm Harvey.

Orr: Bills trade LB Reggie Ragland to Chiefs for 2019 pick - - New Bills GM Brandon Beane's active preseason continued on Monday. Buffalo traded former second-round pick Reggie Ragland to the Chiefs in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round pick.


Western: Mike McCarthy ‘feels great’ about Packers’ offensive line depth - Acme Packing Company - Yes, really.

Vikings 32, 49ers 31: Drama Doesn’t Overshadow Bad Game For Minnesota Starters - Daily Norseman - There was drama to be had, but it was long after the starters departed.

Payton: Should the Lions move on from Jake Rudock? 3 ways Detroit's backup quarterback situation could play itself out - Pride Of Detroit - After rumored interest in Jake Rudock, what can the Lions do?

Report: Lions put in a claim for DE Kony Ealy - Pride Of Detroit - According to a report from Jane Slater, Detroit is definitely in the market for another pass rusher.


Wiltfong: How will the Bears replace Cameron Meredith? - Windy City Gridiron - Who are the best available options for the Chicago Bears to replace wide receiver Cameron Meredith? In house? Free agency? What should they do?

Rogers: How will the Bears replace Cameron Meredith? A chat with WCG's Lester Wiltfong, Jr. - Fake Teams - I chat with Lester Wiltfong of Windy City Gridiron to see how he thinks the Bears will replace Cameron Meredith.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears sign Jeff Overbaugh - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have added a new long snapper.

Sunderbruch & Zeglinski: Bears Overreaction: Preseason Week 3 - Windy City Gridiron - The dress rehearsal is over. Let’s freak out about the good and the bad in the third preseason game.


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