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The Bear’s Den: September 5, 2017

Bears start to prepare for the reigning NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons

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Chicago Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (92) and defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) celebrate after a play during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. 
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Campbell: Mitch Trubisky or Mark Sanchez? John Fox won't publicize Bears' backup quarterback - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach John Fox on Monday declined to stay whether Mark Sanchez or Mitch Trubisky will back up Mike Glennon in Sunday’s season opener against the Falcons.

Emma: Kyle Long’s Status Uncertain For Bears’ Opener - CBS Chicago - While the Bears are unsure about Long, the team welcomed back Pernell McPhee for practice Monday.

Haugh: Bears make smart decision keeping Mark Sanchez on the roster - Chicago Tribune - Mark Sanchez potentially means more to the 2017 Bears than Tanner Gentry or Timu or cornerback B.W. Webb, among the encouraging prospects cut to keep three quarterbacks.

Campbell: Bears' five injured starters - Week 1 status and options to replace them - Chicago Tribune - Five projected starters for the Bears are battling injuries to the extent their availability or effectiveness is in question Sunday against the Falcons.

Stankevitz: Mike Glennon officially named Bears starter, while a plan is in place for Mitch Trubisky - CSN Chicago - Mike Glennon will start Sunday against the Falcons, and John Fox said there is a plan in place for Mitch Trubisky's future.

Potash: Bears x-factors: When will Kyle Long, Trevathan, McPhee be ready? - Chicago Sun-Times
Seven players who could be starters did not practice or were limited last week

Finley: Mike Glennon is starting QB, Bears won't say if Mitch Trubisky No. 2 - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach John Fox stated the obvious Monday — that Mike Glennon is the team's starter — but wouldn't say if rookie Mitch Trubisky is No. 2

Finley: Halas Intrigue pod: What the Bears' cuts say about their strategy - Chicago Sun-Times - In the latest Halas Intrigue, Patrick Finley looks at the Bears' cuts and what they mean for the kind of team they want to be:

Finley: QB Mike Glennon's Bears captaincy 'speaks volumes of what he means' - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears called Mike Glennon their leader all through training camp. Then they backed it up, naming him one of five team captains

Finley: Bears waiver claim Taquan Mizzell wants to stand out as receiving RB - Chicago Sun-Times - Taquan Mizzell found out about his new home at 1 p.m. Sunday and was on a plane to Chicago by 5.

Jahns: It's back to the plan for Bears rookie QB Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Simply put, the Bears still feel as if Trubisky has much to learn.

Mayer: Bears sign Jenkins, nine to practice squad - - The Bears on Monday re-signed nose tackle John Jenkins, placed safety Deiondre’ Hall on injured reserve and signed 10 players to their practice squad, including receiver Tanner Gentry.

Mayer: Fox says McPhee in 'best shape he's ever been in' - - Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee practiced with his teammates Monday and "probably is in the best shape he's ever been in," according to coach John Fox.

Mayer: Glennon among five Bears co-captains - - Quarterback Mike Glennon has been voted a Bears co-captain along with teammates Josh Sitton, Jerrell Freeman, Quintin Demps and Sherrick McManis.


Western: Packers sign Lane Taylor to three-year contract extension through 2020 - Acme Packing Company - The deal is worth $16.5 million in new money with a $5 million signing bonus.

2017 Detroit Lions roster: Is the team better than last year? - Pride Of Detroit - We compare the rosters of the 2016 and 2017 Detroit Lions.

Gates: Vikings Complete Practice Squad With Cornelius Edison, Cedrick Lang - Daily Norseman - The practice squad is now at ten players with the addition of two offensive linemen


WIltfong's Sackwatch: Predict the first sack allowed and win a $50 Wingstop gift card! - Windy City Gridiron - Do you like chicken wings? Would you like a $50 gift card for some chicken wings? Enter our Wingstop contest at WCG!

Wiltfong: Updated 2017 Chicago Bears 53-man roster - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have made changes to their 2017 roster, keep it locked right here as we adjust accordingly. For more info on the recent changes, check the following links.

Wiltfong: Bears re-sign NT John Jenkins, place DB Deiondre’ Hall on IR - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are practicing today at Halas Hall to prepare for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, and they’ll be doing so with another tweak to their roster.

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Wiltfong: Introducing your 2017 Chicago Bears Captains - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have announced the players that will serve as captains for the 2017 season. Like many teams, theses players were voted on by the players themselves.


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