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The Bear’s Den: August 3, 2017

Kevin White headlines the news with a good day at camp & Josh Sitton arrives...

Working hard at camp
Photo by Will DeWitt / Da Bears Brothers



Zeglinski. Building around ‘match-up problem’ tight ends - The Rock River Times - Bears quarterback Mike Glennon summed it up best in regards to Chicago's newfound tight end depth that's

DeWitt: Insight From Practice No. 6 (with WCG's Andrew Link) - - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers are joined by Windy City Gridiron's Andrew Link as he shares his top takeaways from the sixth practice of training camp.

DeWitt: 670 The Score's Chris Emma on Bears Camp (and the Preseason) - Da Bears Brothers - In this episode, Da Bears Brothers were joined by 670 The Score's Chris Emma and discussed Bears Camp and the upcoming preseason.

Campbell: Mike Glennon feeling comfortable amid Bears' efforts to empower him - Chicago Tribune - From the top down, the Bears’ organization has gone out of its way to shout it through a megaphone: Mike Glennon is their starting quarterback.

Campbell: 5 observations from Bears practice Wednesday - Chicago Tribune - The Bears were back in full pads Wednesday and even did some live tackling in short-yardage situations at the end of practice.

Campbell: Bears' Mike Glennon and Cameron Meredith developing connection - Chicago Tribune - Veteran quarterback Mike Glennon hooked up with third-year receiver Cameron Meredith on finest completion of day, a 20-yard "in'' route in team drills.

Wiederer: Bears rookie running back Tarik Cohen continues to exude confidence - Chicago Tribune - Tarik Cohen has shown impressive burst at training camp, and in non-tackling drills, his ability to break into open field always proves to be a crowd-pleaser.

Campbell: Can Kevin White outrun the scrutiny in his second comeback attempt? - Chicago Tribune - Watching his college highlights was a remedy for Kevin White's shaken confidence as he continues to work back from two straight injury-ruined seasons.

Boden: Kevin White has his best day in Bourbonnais - CSN Chicago - Kevin White had his best day in Bourbonnais on Wednesday. That and five more big things from Bears camp.

Kevin White clarifies he watched college film with teammates - CSN Chicago - Bears receiver Kevin White clarifies that he watched his college film with his teammates, not with the Bears' wide receivers coach.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: The curious case of Kevin White's college tape - CSN Chicago - In the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel discusses the Cubs' big win, predicting how many games Kevin White will play in, and more.

Stankevitz: Josh Sitton not worried about missing first week - 'Camp's too long anyways' - CSN Chicago - Bears guard Josh Sitton missed the first week of camp due to the birth of his daughter, but he doesn't believe that will affect his preparations for 2017.

Stankevitz: Tarik Cohen continues to impress, but Bears know most important test is yet to come - CSN Chicago - Tarik Cohen has been one of the Bears' brightest spots during training camp, but the question remains if the 5-foot-6 running back can hold up in a game.

Boden: Kevin White shines at Bears practice, but raises questions after - CSN Chicago - Bears receiver Kevin White shined at Wednesday's practice, but he raised some questions afterwards with a cryptic tweet.

Wednesday's Bears training camp practice - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears training camp practice on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Bourbonnais.

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

Emma: Rookie RB Tarik Cohen Emerging For Bears - CBS Chicago - The Bears are intrigued as they work to define a role for Cohen, their fourth-round pick in 2017.

Potash: First-week observations - Mitch Trubisky, Adam Shaheen, Kyle Long ... - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s early, but even with Trubisky virtually cemented as the No. 3 quarterback — the Bears have some rookies to be excited about.

Halas Intrigue podcast: 1-on-1 with Bears RB Jordan Howard - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue podcast, Bears running back Jordan Howard talks offseason work, fame and the criticism that keeps him motivated:

Finley: Bears guard Josh Sitton reports to camp after paternity leave - Chicago Sun-Times - Josh Sitton, the Pro Bowl guard who missed the first week of camp while his wife had a baby, joined practice at Olivet Nazarene University.

Potash: Bears' ball-hawk rookie safety Eddie Jackson making a name for himself - Chicago Sun-Times - Drafted for his ability to make plays on the ball, Jackson has not disappointed just seven days into camp.

Jahns: Kevin White's good day at camp overshadowed by college-film contention - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears receiver Kevin White decided to make an example out of the media. Or rather, he used gathered media members to make a point.

Potash: Mike Glennon-to-Kevin White connection growing - Chicago Sun-Times - White made a nifty catch down the sideline in a 7-on-7 drill, then had three impressive receptions from Glennon in a four-snap sequence in team drills

Finley: 'It's very college-y' — inside the Bears' high-energy WRs room - Chicago Sun-Time - Zach Azzanni spent $10 on Amazon for a bag of green plastic Army men. Ask his players, though: they’re more valuable than that.

Cox: Markus Wheaton expected back in 2 weeks following appendectomy - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receiver Markus Wheaton had his appendix removed, but he says he'll be back and ready to go in only two weeks.

Perez: Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky gets 2nd team reps, but he’s not the backup yet - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky got reps with the second team on Wednesday, but he's not yet the backup

Mayer: Modkins talks Bears running backs - - In the second of a five-part series featuring Bears offensive assistants, running backs coach Curtis Modkins shares his thoughts on Jordan Howard and the other players he works with.

Mayer: Jackson continuing to shine in camp - - Rookie safety Eddie Jackson again showed his ball skills, instincts and range in practice Wednesday, dashing to the sideline to pick off a pass intended for receiver Josh Bellamy.

Mayer: Smith discusses Bears tight ends - - In the third of a five-part series featuring Bears offensive assistants, tight ends coach Frank Smith shares his thoughts on the players he works with.

Mayer: Cohen emerging as fan favorite at practice - - Bears rookie running back Tarik Cohen has emerged as a fan favorite at training camp, where he has displayed some of the moves that earned him the nickname "The Human Joystick" in college.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears fourth-round RB Tarik Cohen earning chances to contribute as a rookie - Pro Football Weekly - Diminutive Cohen's elusiveness has been one of bigger early stories in Bears camp

Eurich: Kevin White denies wideouts coach got him to watch old film - 247sports - Kevin White noted his wide receivers coach did not have him watch old college film at Chicago Bears training camp.

Hoge: Azzanni Might Actually Be Pushing Right Buttons With Kevin White - WGN Radio - The irony, of course, is that this whole issue with Azzanni actually did make White better Monday. He practiced with urgency and was as aggressive as we’ve seen him. It was easily his best practice of training camp.

Gutierrez: Bears Season Breakdown and Predictions: Week Four @ Green Bay Packers - Cover32 - This is the game that every Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers fan circles once the schedules are first released. What makes this game even more intense than usual; this will be both teams’ first nationally televised game of the season, Thursday Night Football.


Williams: Wax museum needs Tom Brady’s help to fix “creepy” statue of him - ProFootballTalk - Tom Brady apparently looks better in person than he does in a new Boston wax museum. The Dreamland Wax Museum features a statue of Brady, according to the Associated Press, but the replica has not gone over well with Patriots fans.

Sessler: Deshaun Watson earns rookie QB praise from O'Brien - - Bill O'Brien hasn't had a sterling stable of signal-callers in Houston, but he sees something different in rookie Deshaun Watson. "Deshaun is ahead of any rookie quarterback I've ever been around."


Gantt: Sam Bradford’s rare outburst takes down Mike Zimmer - ProFootballTalk - We've never really seen Sam Bradford get too excited on the field. And when he did, it could have proven dangerous to the sight of his head coach. Via Kevin Seifert of, the Vikings quarterback was celebrating a touchdown pass in practice, and accidentally took down coach Mike Zimmer.

Western: Ted Talks - Packers GM doesn’t know when he’ll call it quits - Acme Packing Company - The GM addressed a league rule change, Family Night, and his future in Wednesday’s press conference.

WLudford: With More Time to Evaluate Players in Pre-Season, Will More New Guys Make the Team? - Daily Norseman - The Vikings coaching staff have liked having the few extra days during the off-season to work with rookies, and a few more before the veterans show up to training camp to help get them up-to-speed.

Reisman: Lions don’t expect Greg Robinson to take long to adapt - Pride Of Detroit -Jim Caldwell has high expectations for the new Lions left tackle.


Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Training Camp live streaming updates (open thread) - Windy City Gridiron - Don’t miss a thing at Chicago Bears’ camp by keeping it locked right here for live Twitter updates from WCG’s Andrew Link and Robert Zeglinski.

Link's Bears Camp Notebook: The Offensive Strikes Back - Windy City Gridiron - On the 3rd day of padded practices, the passing game looked sharp.

Silverstein: The legend of Marcus Robinson - Windy City Gridiron - In 1999, Marcus Robinson produced a season at wide receiver the likes of which Bears fans had never seen. Eighteen years later, he shared his memories with Windy City Gridiron.

Sunderbruch: Trubisky is fine - the hot takes are dropping the ball - Windy City Gridiron - Way too much has been made of Trubisky dropping a few of balls, especially when this kind of mistake is far from unique to #10.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2017 Position Battles: The offensive line will be even better this year - Windy City Gridiron - We wrap up our look at the offensive side of the ball, with the big guys up front, in our Chicago Bears’ roster battles series.

WIltfong: How to watch the Hall Of Fame Game - Windy City Gridiron - Football is back!!!


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