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The Bear’s Den: September 20, 2017

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I wonder if the Bears front office knows or even cares that their fan base is furious with them...

Cincinnati Bengals v Chicago Bears
Charles Tillman, the enforcer (in more ways than one)

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Wiederer: Bears release rookie receiver Tanner Gentry - Chicago Tribune - The Bears are releasing rookie receiver Tanner Gentry, a minor roster move that could be an early indication of Markus Wheaton’s readiness to return.

Wiederer & Campbell: Podcast - Mitch Trubisky vs. Mike Glennon - Chicago Tribune - Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast with Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer.

Biggs: Bears bring 16 players to Halas Hall for tryout - Chicago Tribune - The Bears brought in 15 players for a tryout with injuries mounting on the team.

Biggs: Former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman training to join the FBI - Chicago Tribune - Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman recently began training to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation, multiple individuals told the Tribune.

Mulligan: Dowell Loggains' challenge - Make Bears limitations their strength - Chicago Tribune - The Bears only hope against the Steelers is to slow the game down, limit Pittsburgh's possessions and bore everyone to death.

Bears, Advocate team up for breast cancer awareness in Libertyville - Daily Herald - Former Chicago Bears including Charles Leno Jr. and James "Big Cat" Williams teamed up with breast cancer survivors and fighters Tuesday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville to raise awareness of the disease and kick off the 2017 "Real Bears Fans Wear Pink" campaign.

Chicago Bears sticking with Glennon next week - Mike Glennon will start Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Soldier Field because coach John Fox still believes he gives the Chicago Bears a better chance to win than rookie Mitch Trubisky. But why?

Stankevitz & Duber: Five reasons Mitch Trubisky should start right now & five reasons he shouldn't - CSN Chicago - Five reasons why Mitch Trubisky should be the Bears' starting quarterback right now. And five reasons he shouldn't.

Cahill: Forget stats, these 0-2 Bears have no shot - Chicago Sun-Times - We knew this wasn't going to start well for the Bears, but 0-2 isn't just a warning sign, it's a death knell.

Podcast in Print: When will the Bears start rookie QB Mitch Trubisky? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge have co-hosted a Bears podcast together since the 2015 season.

Finley's Bears Q&A: On fans' John Fox frustration, QB Mitch Trubisky, next win - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ experts can answer your Bears questions all week on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of queries sent to @PatrickFinley, who responds with mor

Jahns: Bears cut WR Tanner Gentry, hope to get him back on practice squad - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears cut receiver Tanner Gentry on Tuesday with hopes the receiver will rejoin their practice squad, sources said.

Kenney: Former Bears CB Charles Tillman training to become FBI agent - Chicago Sun-Times - Former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is trading in his play books for classified information.

Lunch with Larry: 9.19.17 - ChicagoBears.com - Bears Senior Writer Larry Mayer fielded questions from fans during his live Q&A on ChicagoBears.com and looked for ways to get the Bears back on track early in the 2017 season.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Will the Bears sign a free agent WR? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether the Bears could sign a street free agent to bolster the receiver position, Tarik Cohen's muffed punt and thoughts for why rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky didn't play late in Sunday's loss in Tampa.

Mayer: Bears elevate Houston-Carson, waive Gentry - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Tuesday promoted safety DeAndre Houston-Carson from the practice squad to the active roster and waived receiver Tanner Gentry.

Hub Arkush's film review: Injuries and mental errors leave Chicago Bears stuck in the mud - Pro Football Weekly - Bears four turnovers vs. Buccaneers the big difference on tape

HOT NOT TAKES

Rosenbloom: Let Mitch Trubisky make Mike Glennon's errors - Chicago Tribune - John Fox confirmed everyone’s worst fears: Mike Glennon will continue to be the starting quarterback. Ken's Note: No, Steve, we don't want him making Glennon's errors -- we don't want him immobile, unable to hit a roll out, getting the ball out late, being inaccurate... sheesh...

POLISH SAUSAGE

Williams: Seahawks promote Garrison Smith, waive David Bass – ProFootballTalk - The Seahawks promoted defensive lineman Garrison Smith from their practice squad, waiving defensive end David Bass in a corresponding move. Smith played in three games last season after the Seahawks claimed him off waivers from the 49ers. Seattle placed him on injured reserve in October.

Orr: Panthers place tight end Greg Olsen (foot) on IR - NFL.com - The Carolina Panthers place Greg Olsen on injured reserve Tuesday. The tight end broke his foot in the Panthers' win over the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday.

KNOW THY ENEMY

NFC North Rundown, Week 2: Sam Bradford’s injury uncertainty takes center stage - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay isn’t the only team in the division with injury question marks after week - two.

Western: Cowboys waive Jayrone Elliott, Packers will likely forfeit draft pick compensation - Acme Packing Company - The Packers have more pressing injury concerns at other positions, so a reunion with the fourth-year edge rusher seems unlikely at the moment.

Gates: Sam Bradford’s Injury Believed To Be A Bone Bruise - Daily Norseman - Mike Zimmer says that his starting quarterback is "day to day"

Reisman: Football Outsiders gives Lions third-best odds to win Super Bowl - Pride Of Detroit - OH. MY. GOD.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: How will the Chicago Bears deal with all the injuries? - Windy City Gridiron - After leading the league in games lost due to injury last season, the Chicago Bears are trying to repeat the miserable feat in 2017. There are currently seven players on injured reserve (including...

Wiltfong's NFL Power Rankings: The Bears are powerless - Windy City Gridiron - Last week, the Chicago Bears were coming off a hard fought game, a game they lost, but it was the ‘hard fought’ part that was kind of impressive around the league. They hung with the defending NFC...

Householder: It’s Time for John Fox to Go - Windy City Gridiron - We’re in year three and things aren’t getting better so exactly what is he giving us?

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears release Tanner Gentry, lose Dieugot Joseph from their practice squad - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are releasing wide receiver Tanner Gentry, as first reported by Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times. Gentry made his NFL debut on Sunday in Tampa, catching two balls for...

Zeglinski's Anatomy of a play(s): Mike Glennon's neuralyzing first half in Tampa Bay - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have more issues than Glennon, but he did them no favors in a lackluster start against the Buccaneers.

Thomas: Former Bears, Panthers CB Charles Tillman reportedly training for FBI - SBNation.com - Tillman has gone from the NFL, to television, and now to the highest level of law enforcement.

Infante's The Infantry: Recapping Bears rookie (and sophomore) performances from Week 2 - Windy City Gridiron - This game was pretty bad, you guys.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - 1) It was a rough week for injuries around the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons’ edge rusher supreme, Vic Beasley, is reported to be on the shelf for about a month with a bad hamstring.

FANPOSTS

Hungrylikethewolf: NFC North by Flags - Windy City Gridiron - I posted this in two parts on the other sites but you guys get the one because SB Nation has rules about posting too frequently

Eli.m32: The Case For Trubisky - Windy City Gridiron - Hope is a word which can be used in both noun and verb form. But one has to come before the other. In order to hope, a person obviously must have hope. When it comes to the Chicago Bears, the...

Eli.m32: I Wrote This After Week 1... Too Hash or Spot On After Week 2? - Windy City Gridiron - For Bears fans, "deja vu" is a phrase that is well played-out over the last three years. But it’s also a phrase that is already too true in this young 2017 season, as the air in the Chicago...

Rockybear54: Let's be Honest (Do we fire John Fox?) - Windy City Gridiron - I never thought I would feel this way towards John Fox. I was excited when we signed him. Fast forward two years and some change, now I'm wanting the man to call it a career. I have lost faith in...

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