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The Bear’s Den, August 18, 2018, GAME DAY!

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It’s GAME DAY against the Denver Broncos. Will Roquan Smith play? Will any bubble players make their case?

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Adewale Ogunleye #93 of the Chicago Bears sacks Jay Cutler #6 of the Denver Broncos late in regulation on November 25, 2007 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Finley: Four things to watch in Saturday’s Bears-Broncos game - Chicago Sun-Times - Receiver Allen Robinson will make his preseason debut. Running back Jordan Howard said he will, too, while Tarik Cohen wiwll play more than one snap.

Jahns: Bears still believe in Nick Kwiatkoski after Roquan Smith’s arrival - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski is starting right now. But rookie Roquan Smith has arrived after his contract dispute.

Eurich: Bears depth chart against Broncos - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears depth chart has some changes after Thursday night's loss.

Eurich: Bears hint at pass-rush creativity - 247Sports - Vic Fangio will have to get creative in 2018 with his Chicago Bears pass-rush.

Hughes: Players to Watch Tomorrow Night, Tweet of the Week, Song of the Summer & More! - Da Bears Blog - Mitch Trubisky. Don’t get hurt, Mitch. The rest of tomorrow night has no meaning for you. Don’t. Get. Hurt. Because every shot you took against Cincinnati – several to the head – made me scream.

Mayer: 4 things to watch: Bears-Broncos - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies four storylines to monitor to Saturday night’s preseason game between the Bears and Broncos in Denver.

Cox: Anthony Miller defends Chase Daniel’s high backup QB salary from Bears - Bears Wir - Chicago Bears quarterback Chase Daniel is a highly paid backup, but rookie wide receiver Anthony Miller feels he's well worth it.

Perez: Emmanuel Sanders rips Kyle Fuller after embarrassing him in practice - 247Sports - Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller was embarrassed by Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders during the teams' joint practices

Stankevitz: Five things to watch for the Bears in Saturday's preseason meeting with the Broncos - NBC Sports Chicago - We'll see if the additions of Allen Robinson and Jordan Howard can get the Bears' offense rolling, and also if James Daniels can make a push to be the Week 1 starting center.

Stankevitz: John Franklin III may be a longshot to make the Bears, but the former ‘Last Chance U’ star isn’t giving up on his dream - NBC Sports Chicago - John Franklin III is trying to make the switch from quarterback to wide receiver to cornerback all while fighting an uphill battle to make the Bears this preseason.

Hub Arkush: 'Physically, he's got all the tools': Elway a fan of Bears QB Mitch Trubisky - Daily Herald - Even Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway likes what he sees in Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Campbell: 4 things to watch for in the Bears-Broncos exhibition game - Chicago Tribune - The Bears first-string offense seeks a foothold Saturday against the Broncos after a depleted, scaled-down version netted minus-1 yard on eight plays in its preseason debut against the Bengals on Aug. 9.

Kothe: Matchups to watch tomorrow night Denver Broncos vs Chicago Bears - Mile High Report - Tomorrow night the Broncos play their second preseason game. Check out some players who have something to prove.

Lynch: Broncos’ Emmanuel Sanders on Kyle Fuller: ‘I guess I have a son.’ - Mile High Report - It looks like Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller has a new daddy. His name is Emmanuel Sanders.

Joniak's Journal: Bears Grateful For Charles Leno's Steady Work - 670 The Score - Offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr. is "underrated," coach Matt Nagy says.

Video: Bears-Broncos Preview - 670 The Score - Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer explain what they want to see out of the Bears.

Bernstein: Let's See This Bears Offense - 670 The Score - The Bears need to display better timing on offense to show they're evolving. Ken's Note: Timing? Yes. Showing the Packers the offense on tape? Absolutely not.

Eurich: Bears pass-rush options - 247Sports - Options are still out there for the Chicago Bears at the pass-rushing spot.

Eurich: Bears on the roster bubble heading into third preseason game - 247Sports - These Chicago Bears are facing a battle to make the roster.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Nick Foles’ shoulder injury is minor – ProFootballTalk - The play looked far worse than it ended up being, thankfully for the Eagles. Further medical tests reveled quarterback Nick Foles’ shoulder is “OK,” and the Eagles don’t expect a prolonged recovery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Patrick Mahomes hits the highs and the lows in a half – ProFootballTalk - The Chiefs have insisted they’re willing to let Patrick Mahomes learn through his mistakes, because they think big plays are coming as well. He proved them right on both counts in the first half against the Falcons Friday.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Vikings to honor Tony Sparano before Saturday’s game - Daily Norseman - The family of the late coach will be in attendance

McCarthy, Packers must be wasting reps on veterans who can’t help - Acme Packing Company - Mike McCarthy’s prioritizing of veterans could be stunting the growth of players who might actually have a future in Green Bay.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder: Which offensive group is the Chicago Bears’ biggest strength? - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have a much improved offensive unit, but where does their strength lie?

Zeglinski & Leming: Can the Bears really make a trade for Khalil Mack? - Windy City Gridiron - On a jam-packed WCG Radio, the guys talk the return of Roquan Smith, James Daniels at center, and get a certain pass rush superstar to Chicago.

Wiltfong: Bears vs Broncos Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, channel and more - Windy City Gridiron - We’ve got the game time, TV schedule, online streaming info, channel, odds and more for the Chicago Bears vs the Denver Broncos preseason week two match-up!

Infante: Amid Cody Whitehair’s snapping issues, James Daniels getting snaps at center - Windy City Gridiron - The Iowa rookie, who has taken reps primarily at guard up to this point, has recently been taking snaps at his natural position.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

2 Minute Drill - Website - iTunes - Andrew Link; Steven’s StreamingTwitch – Steven Schweickert; T-Formation Conversation - Website - iTunes - Lester Wiltfong, Jr.; WCG Radio - Website - iTunes - Robert Zeglinski

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