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The Bear’s Den, July 28, 2018

Wanny speaks, Roquan Smith does who knows what, who knows where as Bears camp continues without him

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Zeglinski’s Bears Notebook: Offensive line settling in, Trubisky gets patient – The Rock River Times - Patience is a virtue when it comes to a young quarterback learning a fresh offense. Through most of the first week of this year’s Bears training camp, Mitchell Trubisky has struggled. And not just with complex scheming, but simple throws and reads.

Bears training camp 2018: Observations from practice - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns breaks down the Bears’ seventh training-camp practice.

Bears training camp 2018: Roquan Smith holdout is selfish, Dave Wannstedt said - Chiago Sun Times - He recalled that rookie running back Curtis Enis missed the first 25 days of training camp in 1998. It was damaging to both the Bears and Enis.

Gabriel: X-Factor For Bears Is Progress Of Youngsters - 670 The Score - The spotlight is on Mitchell Trubisky, Leonard Floyd and Jonathan Bullard.

Cox: Dave Wannstedt calls Roquan Smith’s holdout ‘pretty selfish’ - Bears Wire - Former Chicago Bears head coach Dave Wannstedt thinks rookie linebacker Roquan Smith's holdout is a selfish play by his agent.

Moton: Every NFL Team's Biggest Sleeper Heading into Training Camps - Bleacher Report - The summer layover ends, and training camp brings the first sign of the 2018 NFL season. After gathering spring reports, we can formulate thoughts on who potentially flashes through August... Ken's Note: Not sure a wideout getting paid $8.5M this year with $14M guaranteed can really be a "sleeper".

Tagliere: Allen Robinson Should Be a Rock-Solid WR2 (2018 Fantasy Football) | FantasyPros - Once Allen Robinson signed with the Bears early in free agency, he was a player who I knew would walk into 120-plus targets.

Eurich: Bears release first unofficial depth chart - 247Sports - A week's worth of practices are officially in the books for the Chicago Bears down in Bourbonnais, Illinois at training camp at Olivet Nazarene University.

Eurich: Mitch Trubisky was amazed by Brian Urlacher when younger - 247Sports - Mitch Trubisky was awestruck by Brian Urlacher when he was younger.

Eurich: Danny Trevathan remains atop Bears July 27 injury report - 247Sports - Some Chicago Bears cannot shake the injury bug.

Hoge and Jahns, Episode 162: Anthony Miller Making Big First Impression | WGN Radio - 720 AM - Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns are back with their third podcast from training camp. The guys evaluate Mitch Trubisky’s camp so far and bring you his Friday press conference.

Mullin: A day of Bears extremes, good and bad as some tempers fray just a little - NBC Sports Chicago - John "Moon" Mullin has the latest from Bourbonnaiswith his latest installation of "Postcards from Camp."

Mullin: Taking care of Mitch: Bears pass protection and O-line a work in progress - NBC Sports Chicago - Much of the Bears offseason was devoted to surrounding quarterback Mitch Trubisky with weapons. Now a focus is ensuring that he isn’t surrounded by bad guys with ill intent.

Training Camp Daily: The Nagy/Helfrich dynamic - NBC Sports Chicago - Laurence Holmes and John "Moon" Mullin are back with another quick hit podcast, looking at more of the Bears' offense and what to expect from Matt Nagy and Mark Helfrich.

Mullin: The “other” Trey Burton – new TE offers opportunities but also challenges for new Bears offense - NBC Sports Chicago - The Chicago Bears signed tight end Trey Burton from the Philadelphia Eagles this spring and while be presents opportunities for the offense, he poses challenges as well.

DeWitt: Report From Chicago Bears Training Camp: Open Practice 5 - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - In this episode, Will DeWitt flies solo and provides his top takeaways of Friday's practice that displayed an offense that started to heat up. Here's all the insight and analysis you need on the day.

Campbell: 5 observations from Friday's Bears practice: Mitch Trubisky's pitches, Allen Robinson's touchdowns and more - Chicago Tribune - Accuracy on pitches and shovel passes was a point of emphasis for Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Kane: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is making mistakes - but he's keeping the challenges in perspective - Chicago Tribune - As second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky dives deeper into directing coach Matt Nagy’s new offense, the Bears remain steady in their assessment that the mistakes and the triumphs are part of the process.

Bears training camp 2018: Rookie Anthony Miller has impressed Bears defensive backs - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears' best defensive backs have been very impressed by rookie receiver Anthony Miller.

Bears training camp 2018: Mitch Trubisky's mistake are no big deal - Chicago Sun-Times
Are Mitch Trubisky's interceptions reason to worry? Matt Nagy, who admitted that he “has had some bad plays,” is trying not to harp on them.

Eurich: Joe Thomas questions Dave Wannstedt's take on Roquan Smith - 247Sports - Joe Thomas weighed in on Dave Wannstedt's take on Chicago Bears rookie Roquan Smith.

Hughes: Tru’s Team, Shaheen Excites, LongJahns & More! - Da Bears Blog - Three Quick Player Thoughts

Medina: Bears Sign Offensive Lineman Jack Allen; Waive Defensive Lineman Bunmi Rotimi - The Ten Yard Line - The roster shuffle never stops.

Medina: Despite a "Junior-High Cast" of Receivers, Mitch Trubisky Gets Some Love from a Rival Defensive Coordinator - The Ten-Yard Line - Despite a rough rookie season and a less than appetizing preseason ranking, one NFL defensive coordinator thinks Mitch Trubisky has upside.

Mayer: Bears release first unofficial depth chart of 2018 - - The Bears released their first unofficial depth chart Friday in advance of Thursday night’s Hall of Fame Game against the Baltimore Ravens in Canton, Ohio.

Mayer: Trubisky explains why he loves Bears offense - - Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears’ new offense clicked from the start and are still very much in the honeymoon phase entering their second week of training camp together.

Chalk Talk: Which rookie has had best camp? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the rookie that has impressed him most so far in training camp, the latest on linebacker Danny Trevathan's hamstring injury and offensive tackles Charles Leno Jr. and Bobby Massie.

Cox: Chicago Bears training camp: What we learned from first depth chart - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears released their first unofficial depth chart of training camp. It provided an update on some key position battles.

Cox: Former NFL TE slams Dave Wannstedt for criticism of Roquan Smith - Bears Wire - Former NFL tight end Randy McMichael called out former head coach Dave Wannstedt for his criticism of Chicago Bears rookie Roquan Smith.

Cox: Chicago Bears sign OL Jack Allen, release undrafted DL Bunmi Rotimi - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears added an additional interior offensive lineman and released one of their three undrafted free agent defensive linemen.


Infante: One dark-horse candidate at each Bears defensive position who could move up the depth chart - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have a lot of talented, young players on their roster, many of whom could be in for a bigger role than they’re currently projected to have.

Wiltfong: Bears sign OL Jack Allen, waive DL Bunmi Rotimi - Windy City Gridiron - On the heels on their official "unofficial" first depth chart of the 2018 season, the Chicago Bears made a roster move and messed it all up.

Bears release first “unofficial” depth chart - Windy City Gridiron - OMG WE HAVE FOOTBALL STUFF TO DISCUSS!!!

Householder: Winners and losers of Chicago Bears training camp so far - Windy City Gridiron - Several practices into camp, let’s see who has been winning and who is behind

Wiltfong: Bears Training Camp 2018: Offense has their best day - Windy City Gridiron - We’re still really, really early into Chicago Bears’ training camp, but today was the offense’s best day so far.

Chicago Bears Training Camp Live Stream: Friday Open Thread - Windy City Gridiron - We have Robert Zeglinski, who is putting in some serious work by the way, down at Olivet Nazarene University again covering Chicago Bears camp.

Link's 2018 Chicago Bears Preview: The sneakiest most important Bears for 2018: No. 3 - Cody Whitehair - Windy City Gridiron - Unsung heroes will help make or break the Bears’ 2018 season. Center Cody Whitehair will be pivotal for the offense’s success.


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