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It’s Week 3 (for the Bears at least) of the preseason as the Monsters head to Denver for “joint” practices with the Broncos

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Campbell: Bears training camp ends as Roquan Smith's holdout continues - Chicago Tribune - Rookie inside linebacker Roquan Smith's holdout reached Day 28 on Sunday while the Chicago Bears ended the Bourbonnais portion of training camp.

Finley: Observations, analysis from Sunday's Bears training camp practice - Chicago Sun-Times - Coach Matt Nagy said he plans to remind his team of the federal drug laws — and, probably, the NFL's rules against marijuana — before the team lands.

Jahns: Bears feel optimistic because of coach Matt Nagy - Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy showed tough and fun sides during training camp at Olivet Nazarene University.

Finley: Matt Nagy - Missing all of Bears camp will limit Roquan Smith - Chicago Sun-Times -The Bears and their No. 8 overall pick are at odds over whether the team could void guarantees in his contract over specific on-field actions.

Morrissey: Of course, the Bears are the one team that hasn’t signed its top pick - Chicago Sun-Times - Doesn’t it figure that, of all the teams in the NFL, this ham-handed franchise is at the center of a big mess, with Roquan Smith still unsigned?

Finley: Bears WR Allen Robinson excited for return to games - Chicago Sun-Times - Allen Robinson, who has been given rest days during training camp, will participate in the Bears’ joint practices in Denver and, he said, the game.

Potash: Bears training camp 2018; Anthony Miller a hit, Aaron Lynch a miss in Bourbonnais - Chicago Sun-Times - Newcomers Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton are NFL-quality receivers the Bears did not have last year.

Zeglinski: For now, Bears not centered on Daniels – The Rock River Times - In a game like football where it’s easy to watch the ball and ignore everything else, a center isn’t normally the center of attention. Ironically, even as they’re the only person to touch the ball every play, a center is normally an afterthought in highlight reels.

Finley: Observations, analysis from the Bears' Saturday training camp practice - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears’ 15th practice Saturday night:

Finley: Adam Shaheen is growing in Bears coach Matt Nagy's offense - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears can trust former Div. II star Adam Shaheen to make the right snap decision. Coach Matt Nagy’s offense gives him the freedom to do so.

Eurich: Chicago Bears training camp: Mitch Trubisky leads in final open practice - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears hit the practice field in Bourbonnais, Illinois for a final time in front of a live crowd at Ward Field Saturday night. The team still held an official final

Eurich: Allen Robinson optimistic to play against Broncos - 247Sports - Allen Robinson is pushing to get on the field next week against the Denver Broncos.

Eurich: Knile Davis fast facts - 247Sports - Knile Davis and the Chicago Bears came to a deal on Saturday night. As Chicago was wrapping up its final training camp practice in Bourbonnais, Illinois on the campus of

Eurich: Knile Davis signs with Bears - 247Sports - Knile Davis is the newest member of the Chicago Bears.

Hughes: Five Bears Thoughts for Your Weekend Pleasure - Da Bears Blog - As we get deeper into August, here’s what is happening in and around the Bears.

Medina: It Doesn't Sound Like the Bears are Switching Centers Any Time Soon - 247Sports - James Daniels isn't moving to center just yet.

Medina: Student of the Game Anthony Miller Finds Inspiration in Chad Johnson (AKA Chad Ochocinco) - 247Sports - Game recognize game ... and Anthony Miller is trying to model some of his after one of the best to do it in the NFL.

Kaufman: Bears coaches donate bikes to local kids - ChicagoBears.com - After the Bears’ final training camp practice, the coaching staff donated the bikes they’ve been using on campus to local children.

Mayer: Bears prep to break camp in Bourbonnais - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears conducted their 11th and final training camp practice open to the public in Bourbonnais Saturday night—their only workout held under the lights at Olivet Nazarene University’s Ward Field.

Mayer: Long shakes off rust in return to game action - ChicagoBears.com - Bears guard Kyle Long surpassed another milestone on his road to recovery Thursday night in Cincinnati, playing in a game for the first time since suffering a season-ending injury last Dec. 3.

Neveau: James Daniels in Mix for Chicago Bears' Left Guard Job, Nagy Says - NBC Chicago - The Chicago Bears officially broke camp in Bourbonnais on Sunday afternoon, and with four weeks to go until their regular season kicks off, there is one big position battle that’s still raging.

Neveau: Chicago Bears Sign Running Back Knile Davis - NBC Chicago - Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has reunited with a running back he's undoubtedly familiar with, inking Knile Davis to a contract.

Stankevitz: Three big things we learned about the Bears in Bourbonnais - NBC Sports Chicago - Roquan Smith's absence is increasingly problematic, while there have at least were some signs of positivity on the offensive side of the ball in training camp.

Mullin: It’s only preseason, but Bears facing 3 critical areas with shaky depth - NBC Sports Chicago - It's only the preseason, but the Bears are facing three critical area with a shaky depth.

Stankevitz: The center of attention - NBC Sports Chicago - James Daniels isn't bumping Cody Whitehair off center to left guard right now, and may not before the start of the regular season.

Campbell: Tight end Adam Shaheen making strides this summer - 'He's going to be a big part of this offense' - Chicago Tribune - In addition to Adam Shaheen’s talent for using his 6-foot-6 frame to be a friendly target in the end zone, the Bears tight end looks smooth running routes and after the catch.

Biggs: Prince Amukamara can focus on the present now that his future is settled - Chicago Tribune - Prince Amukamara played through contract seasons for three straight years. Now that he's got long-term security, the Bears cornerback believes it will help his play on the field.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jaguars suspend Jalen Ramsey for a week – ProFootballTalk - Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey went off on a Jacksonville reporter, and the Jaguars aren’t happy about it. As a result, Ramsey has been suspended for a week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

NFL must rewrite the new helmet rule, now – ProFootballTalk - The new helmet rules continue to be applied as written. Which will continue to make football something other than football. In Saturday night’s game between the Chargers and Cardinals, a pair of fouls were called on Arizona players. One, a penalty called on safety A.J.

Colts jettison Shamarko Thomas days after ejection - NFL.com - Shamarko Thomas became the first player ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit under the NFL’s new rule. On Saturday, his team ejected him permanently. The Colts filled his roster spot with Ryan Delaire.

Cowley: Madden NFL 19 game review - Chicago Sun-Times - Video-game Lamar might not be to the famous levels of Tecmo Bowl Bo Jackson or 2004 Michael Vick, but he has all the makings of being a nightmare.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Detroit Lions stock report: Remarkable rushers, Raiders ravage Rudock - Pride Of Detroit - It’s that time once again! Our first stock report of the season sees the team struggle all around, but a few bright spots shone through.

Vikings at Broncos final score: Minnesota starters impressive in 42-28 victory - Daily Norseman - You like that? Well. . .actually, yes.

Could the Packers trade Geronimo Allison if young receivers keep playing well? - Acme Packing Company - With Jake Kumerow, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Equanimeous St. Brown showing off, could Green Bay’s WR3 be the odd man out?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears sign running back Knile Davis - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have brought in an experienced veteran into their backfield.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Training Camp 2018 - Live stream 8/11 - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are practicing under the lights at Olivet Nazarene University’s Ward Field tonight at 7:10 p.m. (Central) and it should be a lively "sold out" crowd. The Bears should be fired up...

Sunderbruch: The Real Rules of Preseason Football - Windy City Gridiron - Just because the games don’t count doesn’t mean that they don’t matter.

Berkes: Reviewing the new book “12 - The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Redemption Season” - Windy City Gridiron - Deflategate, palace intrigue, power moves and more await readers in the new book about Brady and the Patriots.

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