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The Bear’s Den, August 31, 2017, Trubisky Game Edition

Bears risk second overall draft pick against opponents desperate to make Browns team...

NFL: Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) drops back to pass during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. 
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Zeglinski: The Bears’ (hopeful) replacement plan for Cam Meredith - The Rock River Times - Cam Meredith was poised for a break out year. Now it's damage control time for him and the Bears.

Mays: Strange Life of an NFL Team’s QB of the Future—and the Guy Starting Ahead of Him - - Quarterback competitions make for one of the most fascinating dynamics in sports, especially when top draft picks are involved. So what can be learned from holding a clipboard, and what’s the goal for those who know their days as a starter are numbered?

Biggs: Bears receiver Cameron Meredith receives good news on injured knee - Chicago Tribune - Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith received about the best news possible when it comes to his injured left knee.

Campbell & Wiederer: The case for keeping Mark Sanchez - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer. Listen below or subscribe and listen on iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer on Cameron Meredith's injury and possible replacement for the No. 1 receiver (2:19 mark), the case for keeping...

Wiederer: Jon Gruden says ‘Good for Chicago’ starting Mitch Trubisky in preseason finale - Chicago Tribune - ESPN analyst Jon Gruden endorsed the Bears’ decision to start Mitch Trubisky against the Browns in the final preseason game.

Ryan: Bears tickets are the 9th most expensive in the NFL - Chicago Tribune - Bears tickets are the ninth most expensive in the NFL and have the second highest - cost per victory, according a ticket sales web site.

Biggs Bears Q&A: Mitch Trubisky vs. Mark Sanchez backup situation, roster locks and more - Chicago Tribune - The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.

Wiederer: Bears' final exhibition - Watch for Mitch Trubisky and a fight for jobs - Chicago Tribune - The Bears host the Browns on Thursday night at Soldier Field, wrapping up their exhibition schedule and giving rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky the start.

Campbell: How Tanner Gentry is pushing for Bears roster spot as an undrafted rookie - Chicago Tribune - As an undrafted rookie out of Wyoming, Tanner Gentry has flashed traits and abilities that have propelled him into contention for the Bears' 53-man roster.

Stankevitz: Danny Trevathan feels ready to be a part what ‘could be one of the top defenses in the league’ - CSN Chicago - Danny Trevathan never doubted he'd return the ruptured patellar tendon that ended his 2016 season. As it turns out, he's on track to be back for Week 1.

Gabriel: What Are Realistic Expectations For 2017 Bears? - CBS Chicago - General manager Ryan Pace has done a good job constructing this team, but it's a long process, and not all the pieces are in place.

Stankevitz: How Jared Goff’s rookie year could be a cautionary tale for Mitch Trubisky - CSN Chicago - As the Bears decide how to use Mitch Trubisky this year, it's worth looking at how Jared Goff fared in his rookie year with the Rams.

Bears Talk Podcast: The best- and worst-case scenarios for Mike Glennon, Mitch Trubisky and the Bears' offense - CSN Chicago - Can the Bears' offense be successful with Mike Glennon — and without Cameron Meredith? That and more on the latest Bears Talk Podcast.

Emma: Roy Robertson-Harris Well On His Way To Role With Bears - CBS Chicago - “Hard work pays off,” Robertson-Harris says of his interesting path to a role with the Bears.

Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Picking the Bears' 53-man roster - Chicago Sun-Times - How many receivers do the Bears keep? Which players have the most value on special teams? Any surprise cuts coming? Listen in.

Halas Intrigue: Do the Bears have the NFL's worst WRs? How to fix it? - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest episode of Halas Intrigue, Patrick Finley wonders where the Bears' receivers rank, and wonders how the team will fix the position:

Potash: Lost in Transition? Deiondre' Hall working to prove himself at safety - Chicago Sun-Times - He’s learning on the job as he transitions to safety and he’s buried on the depth chart in a secondary that appears significantly upgraded

Cahill: 5 receivers whom Bears might find on waiver wire - Chicago Sun-Times - It figures that in a year when the Bears seemingly have two pretty good options at quarterback, the team lacks a talented target for either of them.

Finley: Mitch Trubisky, Jon Gruden and the Bears' preseason finale - Chicago Sun-Times - Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky has impressed "Monday Night Football" analyst Jon Gruden through the first three preseason games.

Morrissey: How Mitch Trubisky went from booed to cheered in Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times - An amazing transformation, even by our standards.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Why isn't Sanchez seeing more game reps? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears aren't playing quarterback Mark Sanchez that much in the preseason, what role rookie receiver Tanner Gentry could play and the likelihood of cornerback Kyle Fuller being a surprise cut.

Mayer: 4 things to watch in Bears-Browns game - - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies four things to watch when the Bears host the Cleveland Browns in the preseason finale Thursday night at Soldier Field.

Hub Arkush: Don't look to White to replace Meredith in Chicago Bears offense - Pro Football Weekly - Bears number one wideout has his own problems

Leming: Examining the Final Chicago Bears Roster Spots In Flux - Bear Report - A detailed examination of the back end of the Chicago Bears roster, where the position battles still exist and what free agents the team might target after final cuts


Harrison's 2017 NFL season preview: Floor, ceiling for each NFC team - - What would it take to drop Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to .500? Elliot Harrison provides a floor and ceiling for each NFC team.

Kenney: Fox Sports president says Jay Cutler did practice for broadcast gig - Chicago Sun-Times - Did Jay Cutler get caught in a little white lie?

Gantt: Bruce Arians says Blaine Gabbert “could be a starter” – ProFootballTalk - Well, it is Happy Hour on the East Coast. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who has never hidden his fondness for a good cocktail, may have been hitting it a little early Wednesday considering the difference in time zones.


White: Why Jeff Janis is the Packers’ breakout player this season - - The more he develops a rapport with Aaron Rodgers, the more Janis is going to show up on the stat sheet.

White: Why Tom Johnson is the Vikings’ breakout player this season - - Six years after coming into the NFL, the Vikings defensive tackle is poised for big things. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White breaks it down.

White: Why Cornelius Washington is the Lions’ breakout player this season - - Detroit was the perfect landing spot for Washington. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White explains.

Hirchhorn: Packers sign free-agent OLB Ahmad Brooks to 1-year deal, per report - Acme Packing Company - The Packers have agreed to terms with the former 49er on Wednesday to help bolster their depth on the edge.

Perfett: The Stafford contract is favorable for the Lions, and others things we’d rather talk about than the Bills game - Pride Of Detroit - First Byte previews uh, a contract. Yeah. Preview podcast.


Sunderbruch: The Bears have a good plan for Trubisky - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have struggled to get the quarterback position right since the days of Luckman. That’s why it’s a relief to see them taking the right approach to Mitchell Trubisky.

Wiltfong: The art of the third down and Mr (W)Right - Windy City Gridiron - Kendall Wright found a lot of early success on third down against the Titans. Let's break down the anatomy of his safety valve work.

White: Why Kevin White is the Bears’ breakout player this season - - He’s healthy and ready to ball. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White sees big things for the Bears receiver.

Link: Chicago Bears versus Cleveland Browns Preview - Who and What to Watch For - Windy City Gridiron - Mitch Trubisky gets the start but how long will he play for?

Wiltfong: Breaking down the Mitchell Trubisky to Tanner Gentry touchdown pass - Windy City Gridiron - We go inside the play to see how the Chicago Bears executed such a pretty touchdown.

Wiltfong: Good news for injured Bears’ WR Cameron Meredith - Windy City Gridiron - When Chicago Bears’ wide out Cameron Meredith left the game with a knee injury on Sunday, the team feared the worst. His knee bent in such a way that the FOX replay crew decided to not show it...

Zeglinski: Bears mailbag call - End of preseason - Windy City Gridiron - The big August roster cut is on it's way as the Bears get set for the opener in less than two weeks against the Falcons. There's a lot to parse through until then.


BearlyHangingOn: Is Sanchez worth the roster spot? - Windy City Gridiron - Remember when the position of third-string QB was an afterthought for the Bears?

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