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It’s a rest day, no camp for the Bears today as the rest of the league starts to report to their camps

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Chicago Bears wide receiver Bennie Fowler III (13) receives a pass during Chicago Bears training camp at Olivet Nazarene University.
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Medina: Who's Ready to Have Some Fun? Mitch Trubisky Will "Cut It Loose" in 2018 - The Ten Yard Line - Matt Nagy is OK with mistakes right now as Trubisky tries to press his luck in practice by pushing the ball downfield.

Mayer: Robinson appreciates being back on practice field - ChicagoBears.com - Having recovered from a torn ACL that forced him to miss most of last season, new Bears receiver Allen Robinson is having fun re-acclimating himself to playing football on the practice field in Bourbonnais.

Mullin: Smack-talkers, and Mitch Trubisky in the 'flight simulator' - NBC Sports Chicago - John "Moon" Mullin has the latest from Bears camp, including Kyle Long and Aaron Lynch updates.

Training Camp Daily: 'Swaggy Nagy' - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears insider John ‘Moon’ Mullin and producer Paul Aspan discuss Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s new nickname compliments of Cre’Von LeBlanc.

Ingalls' Bears Camp Stock Report July 23: Offense - Da Bears Brothers - Which offensive players have impressed the most throughout the early portion of Chicago Bears training camp and who has been a disappointment so far?

Hub Arkush: Smith holdout on his agents, not Chicago Bears - Daily Herald - As of now the holdout of first-round draft pick Roquan Smith is not that big a deal, and it's more about his agents than it is about the Chicago Bears.

LeGere: Chicago Bears receiver Gabriel continues to improve - Daily Herald - Wide receiver Taylor "Turbo" Gabriel flashed his ability to take the top off a defense at Monday's Chicago Bears practice, which was the first of camp conducted under ideal conditions with sunny skies and moderate temperatures.

Photos: Bears receiver Allen Robinson - Chicago Tribune - Photos of Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson.

Perez: How Todd Gurley's new contract impacts Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley inked a new contract Tuesday, one that will have a ripple effect on the overall running back market.

Perez: 5 players off to a good start at Bears training camp - NBC Sports Chicago - A look at five players who are off to a good start at Chicago Bears training camp.

Every NFL Team's Best Non-Hall of Famer - Bears Pick? Jay Hilgenberg - Bleacher Report - Next week in Canton, Ohio, contributor Bobby Beathard, linebacker Robert Brazile, safety Brian Dawkins, guard Jerry Kramer, linebacker Ray Lewis, wide receiver Randy Moss , wide receiver ...

Eurich: Kevin Dodd among pass-rushers Bears can still sign - 247Sports - Options are still out there for the Chicago Bears at the pass-rushing spot.

Eurich: Kylie Fitts is standing out at training camp - 247Sports - Kylie Fitts is starting to catch the eye of Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy.

Chicago Bears training camp: Matt Nagy talks Tuesday practice - 247Sports - Matt Nagy is excited for how things are going at Chicago Bears training camp.

Jones: How NFC North teams can win Super Bowl LIII - 247Sports - The NFC North will go into the 2018 season as one of the best divisions in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings reached the NFC Championship last year while the Detroit Lions... well... you know...

Eurich: Roquan Smith needs to avoid a Joey Bosa holdout - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears have to avoid a Joey Bosa situation with Roquan Smith.

Wood: Camp Has Started - Let’s Grade Chicago’s Roster - Da Bears Blog - Let’s take an objective look at this Bears roster, grading each unit on a 1-10 scale, with 1 being the worst in the NFL, 10 being the best in the NFL, and 5 being an average NFL grouping. I am going to try to avoid projecting too much for young players who have not yet proven it in the NFL, so some of these rankings might be a bit lower than expected.

Medina: It's Early, But Kevin White Seems to be Responding Well to His "Clean Slate" - The Ten Yard Line - Can Kevin White finally put it all together?

Potash: Bears training camp report: Matt Nagy gives his team a break before day off - Chicago Sun-Times - Guard Kyle Long participated in Tuesday’s practice after a day off Monday. Long has been on an every-other-day routine.

Potash: Bears rookie edge rusher Kylie Fitts making a good first impression - Chicago Sun-Times - The rookie outside linebacker, a sixth-round pick from Utah, has made an impact since rookie mini-camp with his obvious speed off the edge.

Finley: Bears training camp 2018: Allen Robinson draws hope of leading class - Chicago Sun-Times - The former Jaguars standout is healthy again, and as inquisitive on the field as he is in the front of the classroom.

Price: NFL QB rankings 2018 - Bears' Mitch Trubisky placed in bottom tier in industry poll - ESPN - NFL executives polled by ESPN remain skeptical of whether Trubisky can become a high-level quarterback in Chicago.

Haugh: Chicago is where 'introverted' No. 1 wide receiver brought career to thrive - Chicago Tribune - No new Bears player potentially affects Sundays more than wide receiver Allen Robinson, whose no-nonsense demeanor fits well on team with much to prove. Robinson joins Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and Packers tight end Jimmy Graham as the three newcomers most likely to to affect the NFC North.

Campbell: Rookie Roquan Smith still absent from training camp, as contract impasse reaches Day 9 - Chicago Tribune - As the contract stalemate between Roquan Smith and the Bears continues, most details of it are not public. However, it is believed that offset language is not the root of the disagreement.

Kane: 5 things we heard at Bears' closed practice - Kylie Fitts apologizes for playing too hard and Matt Nagy crowns the early trash-talk champions - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy said rookie outside linebacker Kylie Fitts is having “a really good camp so far.”

Campbell: 'We're going to come off the ball and really maul guys.' What the Bears' running game will look like in Matt Nagy's pass-heavy offense - Chicago Tribune - Although the Bears are going to be a pass-heavy offense under new coach Matt Nagy, the running game is an important component. Examining how Nagy will use Jordan Howard and others.

Joniak's Journal: Leonard Floyd Impressing Early - 670 The Score - The key for Floyd is staying healthy.

Perez: Will Eric Kush hold off James Daniels for starting job on Bears O-line? - NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bears veteran interior lineman Eric Kush is having a strong start to training camp, but rookie James Daniels looms in a preseason position battle.

Jahns: Bears training camp 2018: Five takeaways from practice - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ first off day of training camp Wednesday comes at a good time in coach Matt Nagy’s plan. But there is plenty to digest from Bourbonnais.

Greenburg: Bears rookie James Daniels still drawing raves from Iowa coach, teammates - Chicago Sun-Times - Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz puts Daniels in a select group with long-ago Iowa standout Joel Hilgenberg and former NFLer Wally Williams.

POLISH SAUSAGE

John Harbaugh: Joe Flacco is our quarterback, but Lamar Jackson will take snaps – ProFootballTalk - Ravens coach John Harbaugh says rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson will be part of the quarterback rotation, even as Joe Flacco remains the starter. “One way or another, he’s going to be out there, taking snaps,” Harbaugh told John Kryk of the Toronto Sun.

Sam Darnold not present for start of Jets training camp - NFL.com - New York Jets first-round pick quarterback Sam Darnold is absent as rookies report for the opening of training camp Tuesday. The 2018 No. 3 overall pick has yet to sign his rookie deal.

Falcons WR Julio Jones doesn’t plan to report to camp - NFL.com - Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones does not plan to report to training camp on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Jones missed all offseason team workouts.

Medina: Todd Gurley Just Got a Huge Extension, Providing a Potential Blueprint for Jordan Howard’s Future - The Ten Yard Line - Todd Gurley has raised the bar in more ways than one.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Rookies under the radar: Jake Wieneke - Daily Norseman - Training camp and preseason are fun simply for watching the up and comers and the rookies who tend to fly under-the-radar.

Packers sign rookie WR Adonis Jennings - Acme Packing Company - Even with training camp kicking off this week, the Packers continue to tweak their roster.

Lions place Ezekiel Ansah on PUP list, send FB Nick Bawden to IR - Pride Of Detroit - Ezekiel Ansah’s health is in question yet again.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2018 Position Battles: Inside linebacker depth already getting tested - Windy City Gridiron - The inside linebackers are the next group we’re spotlighting in our position by position look at the Chicago Bears’ training camp battles.

Householder: Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky seems ready for success - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears franchise QB is playing the part and looks like the real deal.

Infante's Bears UDFA breakdown: Center Dejon Allen - Windy City Gridiron - Every year a few UDFAs make the Chicago Bears’ 53-man roster, so we’ll take a look at the Top 10 most likely to do so. This time, we’re looking at former Hawaii standout Dejon Allen.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears quarterbacks ranked 29th in the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - ESPN has the Bears’ QBs way, way, way down their annual quarterback tier list, but that’s OK.

Infante's 2019 NFL Draft: Early look at five potential prospects the Bears should keep an eye on this year - Windy City Gridiron - The 2019 NFL Draft isn’t for another nine months, but that won’t stop us from taking a look at potential Bears targets.

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