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Bears play it safe with Trubisky up until they don’t & play Houston & Cruz until they break (again)

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) talks to his teammates during the first half of a game against the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

LeGere: Not much of note in Chicago Bears' preseason finale - Daily Herald - Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky was a perfect 9-for-9 in the first quarter, but that was on handoffs, as he wasn't allowed to attempt a pass in the first quarter of Thursday night's preseason finale.

Stankevitz: What you need to know from Bears-Browns - So, about those Mitch Trubisky handoffs - CSN Chicago - Mitch Trubisky has already shown he could throw the ball. Thursday's preseason finale was dedicated to getting more pre-snap reps.

Preseason Week 4 Postgame Show: A Brief Recap of the Blowout Loss (Plus Will and Brandon's Roster Predictions) - Da Bears Brothers
In this episode, Da Bears Brothers share their biggest takeaways from the preseason finale and predict who will make the Bears' final roster.

Jahns' Making the Cut: Our 53-man Bears roster projection - Chicago Sun-Times -General manager Ryan Pace believes this is the deepest the Bears have been talent-wise since he arrived three years ago.

Finley: Has CB Kyle Fuller has made the Bears' roster? - Chicago Sun-Times - Being a healthy scratch in the final preseason game is John Fox’s assurance a player has made the team.

Stankevitz: What you need to know from Bears-Browns - So, about Trubisky's first half and fourth quarter - CSN Chicago - Mitch Trubisky got pre-snap operation work in the Bears preseason finale. He also got thrown into the danger zone late in the fourth quarter.

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears embarrass themselves in preseason finale vs. Browns - Pro Football Weekly - Bears accomplish little in 25-0 loss to close the preseason

Finley: A Lamarr Houston night - active, productive, enthusiastic and injured - Chicago Sun-Times - Until the injury, Houston was showing the Bears what they likely wanted to see — if they were looking for anything

Finley: QB Mitch Trubisky plays it safe in presason finale, Bears lose 25-0 - Chicago Sun-Times - Quarterback Mitch Trubisky left the game healthy after the Bears had spent the night practically wrapping him in Nerf.

Cox: Bears blanked in 25-0 loss to Browns in final preseason game - Bears Wire - Follow along with Bears Wire for live updates of the Chicago Bears' fourth preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

Cox: Bears final 53-man roster prediction following preseason loss to Browns - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears' preseason is in the books and roster cuts are around the corner. Here is one last 53-man roster prediction.

Biggs: Time to deal? Bears have better depth overall but need wide receiver help - Chicago Tribune - It will be interesting to see what kind of twists and turns there are around the NFL's final cuts Saturday before the Bears reconvene Monday.

Wiederer: Backup QB Mark Sanchez could sweat it out as Bears approach final cuts - Chicago Tribune - Backup quarterback Mark Sanchez, a nine-year veteran with playoff experience, could be in jeopardy of not making the team as the Bears approach final cuts.

Haugh: Who are the five best players on the Bears' roster? Mitch Trubisky makes the list - Chicago Tribune - Who are their five best players on the Bears roster? Here is Tribune columnist David Haugh's list, in descending order.

Mayer: Trubisky appreciates every rep in finale - ChciagoBears.com
Mitchell Trubisky threw just five passes Thursday night, but the Bears rookie quarterback was happy to be on the field for both the beginning and end of the preseason finale.

Rosenbloom: Why are Bears risking Mitch Trubisky’s future in a game involving future Uber drivers? - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky will start the Bears’ practice game. This is the practice game that doesn’t mean much. Until someone gets injured. Someone like the No. 2 pick.

Mayer: Pace appears on radio pre-game show - ChicagoBears.com - General manager Ryan Pace appeared on the WBBM 780 AM and 105.9 FM pre-game show Thursday night to discuss key Bears issues.

Mayer: Uneventful start for Trubisky in finale - ChicagoBears.com - Aside from one scary shove out of bounds, Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had a fairly uneventful first pro start in Thursday night's preseason finale.

Hoge’s 10 Bears Things: Better Depth Means Tougher Cuts This Year - WGN Radio - With better depth on display in the preseason, that means the Bears will have tougher decisions to make this weekend at Halas Hall. Here's a stab at the possible 53-man roster to kick off this week's 10 Bears Things.

DeWitt: Nick Predicts the Chicago Bears' 53-Man Roster - Da Bears Brothers - With cuts right around the corner, Nicholas Moreano shares who he believes will survive. Take a listen to find out who he has making the team.

Smith: Bears have Mitch Trubisky in training wheels - ProFootballTalk - The Bears started rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky in tonight's fourth and final preseason game, but they waited a long time to let him pass. Trubisky took the field tonight and handed off. And handed off again. And again.

POLISH SAUSAGE

'Crazy and kind of unique:' Decision-makers discuss 'Year of the Trade' in Chicago sports - Chicago Tribune - Key decision-makers Rick Hahn, Jed Hoyer, Ryan Pace, John Paxson, Stan Bowman talk about the "Year of the Trade" in Chicago sports.

Kenney: Road construction near Soldier Field to cause traffic delay - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears fans planning to attend home games should plan for extra travel time due to ongoing road construction projects around Soldier Field.

Finley: Bears set uniform schedule - 'Color Rush' again vs. Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - What color will it be? The team won't say, but last year the Bears matched their navy jerseys with their navy pants against an all-white Packers team.

Sessler: Panthers pad Greg Olsen's contract - NFL.com - The Panthers on Thursday packed Greg Olsen's deal with $2 million in incentives, a source involved in negotiations told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Shook: Bengals WR John Ross suffers knee injury - NFL.com - John Ross' abbreviated preseason has gotten even more brief. The Bengals receiver left Cincinnati's Week 4 contest against the Colts with a left knee injury, and has been ruled out.

Kane: Limited opportunity for Mitch Trubisky to shine as Bears fall 25-0 to Browns - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky started the Bears’ fourth and final exhibition game against the Browns on Thursday night at Soldier Field, but the rookie quarterback at first

Jeremiah: Rookie QB grades - Mitchell Trubisky up, DeShone Kizer uneven - NFL.com - Mitchell Trubisky has dazzled this preseason. What does he have to improve on? Daniel Jeremiah grades rookie quarterbacks.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Packers-Rams Recap: Taysom Hill & running backs impress in 24-10 win - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay saw its quarterback depth chart take shape in tonight’s game and faces some tough decisions over the next few days.

Lions vs. Bills: What Just Happened? - Pride Of Detroit - A collection of thoughts on the Lions’ final preseason game.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Browns v Bears preseason game 4 fails to match the beauty or ferocity of a Brown Bear - Windy City Gridiron - Despite hope of getting a dazzling Trubisky showcase, preseason game four lives down to the normal expectations for a last-week preseason offering.

Wiltfong: Bears’ Lamarr Houston and Victor Cruz out with knee injuries - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lamarr Houston received the start tonight, and he was playing into the second half because they were a little thin at the position due to injuries. Both Sam Acho...

Zeglinksi: Bears final 2017 53-man roster projection - Windy City Gridiron - The end of the preseason is nigh. By Saturday's end, the Bears need to lock down their 53-man regular season roster. Here's a final projection of that team.

Silverstein: Ranking the 13 starting Bears quarterbacks in the preseason finale vs. the Browns - Windy City Gridiron - WCG historian Jack M Silverstein digs into the Bears QBs in the annual Bears-Browns preseason finale.

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?

Sunderbruch & Hoag: Five Questions With Dawgs By Nature - Windy City Gridiron - SB Nation offers fans of different communities a chance to reach out, and this week we had a chance to check in with the fans of the Cleveland Browns before the final preseason game.

FANPOSTS

Mister.Magoo: Kevin White Season III - A new hope (Draft Day Revisited) - Windy City Gridiron - Kevin White seem to be a popular topic recently for obvious reasons and it had me thinking about the retrospective of this pick. What do we really have? I stumbled upon a draft highlight for the...

MidnightStaley: Kendall Wright On! (Can the Bears maximize their offensive potential in 2017?) - Windy City Gridiron - What started as a simple comment on Robert's nice write-up of Kendall Wright's play, turned into a rambling, twisty narrative about Wright, Dowell Loggains, Jay Cutler, and more. So in the interest...

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