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The Bear’s Den: August 4, 2017

The 2017 Chicago Bears draft class is flashing all over this year’s training camp

Ordering after-practice Chicago deep dish?
Photo by Will DeWitt / Da Bears Brothers



Zeglinski: 'Sharp guy' Jackson turning heads at safety - The Rock River Times - From Eddie Jackson's perspective, he's the lead cast member in the Bears' defensive backfield. He's the rookie wonder and wild card.

Campbell: Kevin White's comeback hinges partly on ability to stiff-arm the scrutiny - 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.

Haugh: Is Mark Sanchez worth keeping as the Bears' backup quarterback? - Chicago Tribune - As Bears are developing a rookie quarterback, what veteran Mark Sanchez can do off the field matters more than what he no longer can do on it.

Campbell: Pairing with veteran Quintin Demps should help Adrian Amos' production - Chicago Tribune - This year, the Bears hope pairing safety Adrian Amos with veteran Quintin Demps will help squeeze more production out of him.

Haugh: Is Mark Sanchez worth keeping as the Bears' backup quarterback? - Chicago Tribune - As Bears are developing a rookie quarterback, what veteran Mark Sanchez can do off the field matters more than what he no longer can do on it.

Biggs: As Bears head to Soldier Field, here are eight observations from training camp - Chicago Tribune - Here are eight things we can say about the Bears through the early part of training camp and the regular season just five weeks away.

Campbell: Veteran Victor Cruz mentoring Bears' unproven wide receivers - Chicago Tribune - Victor Cruz's ability as a mentor is sure to help his roster chances with the Bears, but the veteran still has to prove he can contribute on the field.

LeGere: Can linebacker Floyd become a building block for Bears? - Daily Herald - If he stays healthy, Leonard Floyd can become an impact player and pass rusher the Bears' defense can build around for years. But, as even Floyd knows, "That's the thing," Floyd said, "I have to make sure I'm healthy to play. As long as I play, I can produce. That's what it comes down to."

Video: Boden and Stankevitz break down a rainy day at Bears camp - CSN Chicago - Chris Boden and JJ Stankevitz break down a rainy day at Bears camp and touch on new WR coach Azzanni.

Video: Cruz on WR coach Azzanni - 'Coach Z is a tremendous coach' - CSN Chicago - Kevin White, John Fox and Victor Cruz all weigh in on new Bears WR coach Zach Azzanni.

Stankevitz: From Notre Dame to Chicago, Kapron Lewis-Moore’s had a bumpy road to fight for a roster spot | CSN Chicago - Kapron Lewis-Moore was a promising prospect back in 2013, but he's had to work his way back from two serious injuries to now battle for a spot with the Bears.

Boden: Prince Amukamara not ready to crown Bears wideouts yet, but 'both have great potential' - CSN Chicago - Prince Amukamara has been around wide receiver greatness during his career. And he really likes what he sees in Kevin White and Cam Meredith.

Stankevitz: Leonard Floyd is on the right track for the Bears in 2017 - CSN Chicago -Leonard Floyd is doing all the right things to set himself up for a breakout 2017 season.

Boden: Kevin White impresses Victor Cruz - CSN Chicago - Victor Cruz has been around some of the game's best receivers. And he's really liking what he sees from Kevin White in training camp.

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.

Emma: Bears’ Victor Cruz Is Vying To Prove His Place All Over Again - CBS Chicago - Cruz is already an important veteran voice for the Bears, but he wants to be more than just that.

Finley: Bears' Kyle Fuller on lost '16 season: 'It shows you, I know who I am' - Chicago Sun-Times - Coming off the most difficult season of his life, Kyle Fuller can name one positive: he learned something about himself.

Finley: Lightning forces team indoors - Chicago Sun-Times - An impending storm and dark clouds have forced the Bears to move their practice inside on Thursday in Bourbonnais.

Potash: Tough break? Hroniss Grasu won't let devastating injury beat him down - Chicago Sun-Times - He was the Bears’ starting center — on pace to establish himself as a fixture on the Bears’ offensive line.

Potash: Prince Amukamara says Kyle Fuller 'lights out' in training camp practices - Chicago Sun-Times - “I don’t know what he was last year, but he’s been practicing lights out,” Amukamara said.

Potash: Lessons learned? Jonathan Bullard making progress in second NFL season - Chicago Sun-Times - “He’s developed a pro body. I like what I’ve seen so far and I’m looking forward to getting into game situations.”

Finley: Bears hope Mark Sanchez can help translate success for young QB room - Chicago Sun-Times - What better player to help the Bears’ two other new quarterbacks — starter Mike Glennon and rookie Mitch Trubisky — translate the playbook?

Hoge & Jahns Podcast: What's going on with Bears WR Kevin White? | Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio's Adam Hoge are back together at Bears training camp.

Jahns: Charles Leno's goal 'To be the Bears’ left tackle for a long time' - Chicago Sun-Times - Leno was the only Bears offensive player to be on the field for every play last season – 1,010 out of 1,010.

Perez: 4 Bears who are off to a good start in 2017 training camp - Bears Wire - A look at four Chicago Bears who are off to a good start in the team's 2017 training camp

Mayer: Azzanni shares thoughts on receivers - - In the fourth of a five-part series featuring Bears offensive assistants, receivers coach Zach Azzanni shares his thoughts on the players he works with.

Mayer: Floyd playing faster in second NFL camp - - After a choppy first training camp for outside linebacker Leonard Floyd last summer, it's been smooth sailing so far this year for the 2016 first-round draft pick from Georgia.

Mayer: Washburn talks Bears offensive line - - In the fifth of a five-part series featuring Bears offensive assistants, offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn shares his thoughts on the players he works with.

Hub Arkush: Bears 4th-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

Hub Arkush: WR Victor Cruz may be most interesting guy in Chicago Bears camp - Pro Football Weekly - Cruz likely will be on Bears roster; how much he can contribute, and in what role, remains to be seen

Hub Arkush: Reasons for optimism abound in new-look Chicago Bears secondary - Pro Football Weekly - With new, more experienced starters and improved depth, Bears secondary can finally take strides

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: Charles Leno ‘Here To Be Bears’ Left Tackle For A Long Time’ - WGN Radio - The Bears are already a full week into training camp and the important evaluations have begun with padded practices well underway. Here are some early storylines as the Bears' try to improve on their 3-13 record from last season.Zeglinski:


Cahill: Will Jay Cutler come back and play for Dolphins? - Chicago Sun-Times - Several friends, old teammates and coaches got together six weeks ago for a retirement party to celebrate Jay Cutler's 11-year career in the NFL.

Report: Jay Cutler interested in playing for Dolphins - 247sports - FOX announcer willing to come out of retirement if needed


Western: Green Bay is the favorite to represent NFC in Super Bowl LII - Acme Packing Company - No team is more likely to win the NFC title this year than the Packers - at least so says the sportsbooks.

Hirschhorn: Packers CB Herb Waters to miss season with shoulder injury, per report - Acme Packing Company - A shoulder injury will cost the second-year cornerback his 2017 season.

Reisman: Where the Lions roster stands - nearly everyone is on the bubble at cornerback - Pride Of Detroit - No one’s job is safe at cornerback. Well... almost.


Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Training Camp: Live streaming updates - John Fox says Tarik Cohen is a “matchup problem” - Windy City Gridiron - We briefly recap yesterday’s practice, then jump right back at it with live Twitter updates from our guys covering Chicago Bears’ camp.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2017 Position Battles: The specialists featuring Connor Barth vs Andy Phillips - Windy City Gridiron - The Connor Barth vs Andy Phillips training camp battle is the only one taking place among the specialists for the Chicago Bears.

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.

Curl: Bears sign UDFA rookie running back Josh Rounds and cut rookie Joel Bouagnon - Windy City Gridiron - Per agent, the Bears signed the Tulane running back today.

Berkes: Fantasy Files Divisional Previews – NFC East - Windy City Gridiron - Dak, the Wentz Wagon, and the rest of the compelling NFC East

Mitchell: NFL Football Is BACK! HOF Game Open Thread - Windy City Gridiron - The offseason is OVER, the preseason has arrived at last! As always, Open Thread Responsibly!

Sunderbruch & Infane's College Prospect Preview: ACC - Windy City Gridiron - With college football getting set to start, we’re keeping tabs on a few players we think (or hope) might play for the Bears next year.


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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