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The Bear’s Den, September 3, 2017: Practice Squad Day

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The initial 53-man roster was selected yesterday, today it changes again

NFL: Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans
Chicago Bears wide receiver Tanner Gentry (19) acknowledges the crowd after 19-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Campbell: Position-by-position look at Bears' initial 53-man roster - Chicago Tribune - A position-by-position look at the Bears' initial 53-man roster for the 2017 season.

Hub Arkush: Bears final cuts leave empty feeling - Pro Football Weekly - Big gap at receiver, serious lack of depth revealed

Wiederer: Bears complete initial 53-man roster but transactions far from over - Chicago Tribune - It's worth reiterating the Bears setting their 53-man roster Saturday is simply the first crack at completing the puzzle with a fluid few days still ahead.

Biggs, Campbell & Wiederer: Bears 53-man roster includes Mark Sanchez, Pernell McPhee - Chicago Tribune - Receiver Victor Cruz and quarterback Connor Shaw were among the Bears' cuts Friday as they began trimming down to 53 players by Saturday's 3 p.m. deadline.

Stankevitz: Where the Bears’ receivers stand after cut-down day - CSN Chicago - Things could certainly change between now until Week 1, but the Bears will, for now, move forward with five receivers on their initial 53-man roster.

Jahns: Take a look: the Bears' first 53-man roster for the 2017 season - Chicago Sun-Times - General manager Ryan Pace's picks are in -

Finley: OLB Pernell McPhee comes off PUP, rejoins the Bears - Chicago Sun-Times - Pernell McPhee is back. He passed his physical; how useful he'll be after recovering from late July arthroscopic knee surgery is a different question

Stankevitz: What Mark Sanchez’s inclusion on Bears’ 53-man roster means for Mitch Trubisky - CSN Chicago - Mark Sanchez didn't see much preseason action, but the Bears believe he's too important for Mitch Trubisky's development to leave him off the roster.

Emma: Bears Set 53-Man Roster After Some Notable Cuts - CBS Chicago - The Bears are expected to make more roster moves after setting the roster at 53 players.

Jahns: Take a look: the Bears' first 53-man roster for the 2017 season - Chicago Sun-Times - General manager Ryan Pace's picks are in.

Finley: Bears' 53-man roster looks strange because it's a work in progress - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears trimmed 35 players off their active roster Saturday. It’d be shocking if they didn’t add at least three more to that list on Sunday.

Perez: 3 surprise moves Bears made to get to 53-man roster - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears submitted their official 53-man roster on Saturday, and it wasn't without some surprise decisions

Mayer: Bears reach NFL’s 53-man roster limit - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears reached the NFL's mandatory 53-man roster limit Saturday by placing five players on injured reserve and cutting 30 others, including receivers Victor Cruz and Tanner Gentry.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Alper: Ra’Shede Hageman to Commissioner Exempt list as Falcons drop to 53 players – ProFootballTalk - The Falcons announced the moves they made to drop their roster to 53 players on Saturday, which included moving defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman to the Commissioner Exempt list.

USC's blind long snapper Jake Olson debuts in win over Western Michigan - Chicago Tribune - Jake Olson, No. 4 Southern California's blind long-snapper, has delivered a flawless extra-point snap for the Trojans.

Payne: Broncos will sign quarterback Brock Osweiler on Monday - Mile High Report - He’s about to be baaaack!

KNOW THY ENEMY

Western: Packers’ Finalized Initial 53-Man Roster for 2017 - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay has a highly unusual roster composition after the deadline.

Gates: Minnesota Vikings Cut Alex Boone - Daily Norseman - To call this a shock would be an understatement

Reisman: Lions roster cuts - Quick thoughts on final 53-man roster - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions have made their final cuts of the day. Here are our thoughts.

Donno: Brad Kaaya Released By The Detroit Lions - CBS Miami - The Detroit Lions have released former Miami Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

LInk: Surprises Abound for the Initial Bears 53-Man Roster - Windy City Gridiron - The initial roster has been set. There are a few surprises and a few head-scratchers as well. Let’s see who made the cut.

Wiltfong: 2017 Chicago Bears 53-man roster is set - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have successfully pared away thirty-seven of their ninety man off season roster, and they are now at the NFL mandated fifty-three players. Odds are pretty good it’ll change at...

Wiltfong: The nuts and bolts of an NFL Practice Squad - Windy City Gridiron - 2017, NFL, practice, squad, primer, Rules, size, eligibility, salary

Wiltfong: Pernell McPhee will come off the Bears’ PUP list - Windy City Gridiron - After national reports circulated this morning that the Chicago Bears would start the 2017 season with outside linebacker Pernell McPhee on the PUP list (again), the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs...

Infante: Chicago Bears waive Tanner Gentry - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are choosing to go in another direction at the wide receiver position.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears are releasing safety Harold Jones-Quartey - Windy City Gridiron - In a mild surprise, it would appear that the Chicago Bears are releasing safety Harold Jones-Quartey who started twelve games for them last year. He was also their second leading tackler, behind...

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