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The Bears settle in for their 2018 preseason home opener against the Kansas City Chiefs

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Wiederer: Bears hopeful Roquan Smith will play in Saturday's preseason game 'Last week was just a little too fast' - Chicago Tribune - The latest on Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith and his chances to play Saturday afternoon against the Chiefs.

Campbell: 5 observations after rewatching the Bears-Broncos preseason game - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky had good plays and bad in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos. Trey Burton proved how he fits in Matt Nagy's scheme, which Nagy unveiled more of during the game.

Rosenbloom: The education of Matt Nagy and Mitch Trubisky continues (and needs to hurry) - Chicago Tribune - We saw some good stuff. That was encouraging. We saw some bad stuff. That was glaring. The assessment coming out of a practice game against the Broncos on Saturday goes for both the Bears offense and new coach Matt Nagy’s learning curve. Ken's Note: Needs are not mechanisms, Steve, they never have been, they never will be.

Bears TV analyst Jim Miller must stop comparing Mitch Trubisky to Steve Young - Chicago Tribune - Bears TV analyst should stop comparing quarterback Mitch Trubisky to Hall of Famer Steve Young. Ken's Note: I always love it when people tell other people what they MUST do. It's so very 7th grade.

Potash: Matt Nagy hopeful tight end Adam Shaheen injury is not serious - Sun Times - Safety Deiondre Hall was suspended for the season-opener against the Packers for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse.

Potash: Rookie Anthony Miller a trusted target for Mitch Trubisky - Sun Times - The 19-yard gain was a “wow” play that showed off just about everything that made Miller worth trading up for the 51st pick in the draft.

Finley: Bears hope OLB Leonard Floyd can play Week 1 after hand surgery - Sun Times - The Bears’ depth as outside linebacker is as thin as the cast put on Leonard Floyd’s right hand Saturday night.

Finley: Bears hopeful Roquan Smith will make his debut Saturday - Sun Times - Roquan Smith will likely make his pro debut Saturday, when the Bears host the Chiefs in their fourth preseason game at Solider Field.

Finley: Bears DB Deiondre' Hall suspended 1 game for violating NFL drug policy - Sun Times - Bears defensive back Deiondre' Hall was suspended for the first game of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy for a substance of abuse.

Finley: Bears OLB Leonard Floyd has surgery for broken hand - Sun Times - Leonard Floyd had surgery Monday to repair a break in his right hand, but Bears coach Matt Nagy said he hopes the outside linebacker could play Week 1

Mayer: Floyd has surgery on fractured right hand - ChicagoBears.com - Leonard Floyd fractured his right hand in Saturday night’s 24-23 preseason win over the Broncos and underwent successful surgery Sunday. But the Bears are optimistic that he’ll be able to play in the season opener in Green Bay.

Mayer: Trubisky values advice from Peyton Manning - ChicagoBears.com - Mitchell Trubisky appreciates the guidance he receives from Peyton Manning, a relationship that began in 2016 when the Bears quarterback called the future Hall of Famer seeking advice about whether to enter the NFL Draft as a junior.

Mullin: Construction and nature of Bears pass rush adds to potential impact of Leonard Floyd hand injury - NBC Sports Chicago - Leonard Floyd's potential absence, or him not being 100 percent, to start the year could cause problems for a Bears pass rush built on depth.

Stankevitz: Adam Shaheen's ankle injury puts a halt on the solid growth he's made this preseason - NBC Sports Chicago - Adam Shaheen looked like a more savvy receiver this preseason prior to his ankle injury suffered Saturday against the Denver Broncos.

Roumeliotis: Bears confirm OLB Leonard Floyd underwent surgery to repair fracture in right hand - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears head coach Matt Nagy confirmed on Monday that OLB Leonard Floyd had surgery to repair a fracture in his right hand he sustained in Saturday's preseason game.

Ellis: Bears safety Deiondre’ Hall suspended for violating NFL substance abuse policy - NBC Sports Chicago - The third-year safety will miss one game for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.

Hub Arkush: Bears' injury news could be worse, but it's still not good - Daily Herald - Come on in off the ledge, Bears fans, the injury news on Leonard Floyd and Adam Shaheen could have been a lot worse.

Biggs: Bears pass rusher Leonard Floyd has 'an uphill battle coming for him' - Chicago Tribune - Leonard Floyd faces the prospect of having to play with a cast or club on his right hand following fractures to two fingers. As former Bears defensive end Alex Brown knows, that will make it considerably more difficult for Floyd to get after the quarterback.

Kane: Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd has surgery on fractured hand - Chicago Tribune - Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd had surgery Sunday to repair a fractured right hand, coach Matt Nagy said.

Kane: Bears safety Deiondre' Hall suspended 1 game for violating NFL substance-abuse policy - Chicago Tribune - Bears backup safety Deiondre' Hall has been suspended without pay for the season opener against the Packers for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy.

Bernstein: Floyd's Injury Not Good For Bears - 670 The Score - Outside linebacker is the worst defensive position for the Bears to encounter attrition. Ken's Note: Really? An injury to a key player isn't good for the team? Thanks for being there for us to explain the absolutely most obvious stuff, Dan, without you we would still know everything.

Bears: Leonard Floyd Injury Puts Defense in a Dangerous Place - The Loop Sports - Leonard Floyd's injury might not keep him out for Week 1, but it should scare the Bears into taking action to bolster the outside linebacker position.

Alper: Roquan Smith set to make preseason debut this week – ProFootballTalk - The Bears are set to be down one linebacker when they face the Chiefs on Saturday because Leonard Floyd had surgery on his fractured hand, but it looks like they'll have another one making his preseason debut.

Eurich: Kasim Edebali making his mark with Bears - 247Sports - Opportunities are there for Kasim Edebali with the Chicago Bears.

Eurich: Rashaad Coward impresses at tackle - 247Sports - Rashaad Coward is inching closer toward securing a spot on the Chicago Bears 53-man roster.

Eurich: Anthony Miller belives NFL is slower paced than college - 247Sports - Anthony Miller feels like the game has already slowed down for him in the NFL.

Eurich: Bears projected 53-man roster - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears 53-man roster will look a lot different in 2018.

Steele: Leonard Floyd has hand surgery; Chicago Bears hope LB returns for Week 1 - ESPN - Chicago Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd, the team's top edge rusher, had surgery Sunday to repair a fracture in his right hand.

Mayer: Miller brings confidence to Bears offense - ChicagoBears.com - Rookie receiver Anthony Miller, a confident second-round draft pick from Memphis, could be a key offensive threat for the Bears offense this season.

Mayer: Deiondre' Hall suspended by NFL for one game - ChicagoBears.com - Bears safety Deiondre' Hall has been suspended for the first game of the regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Joniak’s Journal: Bears Optimistic Despite Leonard Floyd’s Injury - 670 The Score - The Bears were back at work Monday with a practice following their first preseason win Saturday. Here are the notes and observations of the day.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Football Outsiders thinks the Denver Broncos are not a very good team - Mile High Report - Football Outsiders views the Denver Broncos are a sub-.500 team heading into the 2018 regular season.

Redskins sign veteran running back Adrian Peterson - NFL.com - All Day is back. The Redskins have signed running back Adrian Peterson, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Detroit Lions sign CB Sterling Moore, 2 others; cut Cornelius Washington - Pride Of Detroit - Another former Patriot has joined the ranks.

Minnesota Vikings: Will the hurtin’ ever stop? - Daily Norseman - Heartbreaks and heartaches, we’ll get through it together

NFC North Roundup: Trubisky attracts praise in a week of uneven performances - Acme Packing Company - A long-time NFL great was one of a few advocates for the second-year Chicago quarterback after another week of preseason action.

Packers can redeem years of coming up short with big 2018 - Acme Packing Company - After hanging on just below championship level the last few season, an offseason of change has Green Bay feeling Super.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Complacency, thy name is Chicago Bears: a thin edge rush situation magnifies a disturbing Bears trend - Windy City Gridiron - Want to see the Bears replicate their 2017 receiver problems? Look no further than their edge rushers. Want to see them do it again? They probably will.

Wiltfong: Why I’m excited about the Bears this season - Windy City Gridiron - If you aren’t excited for the 2018 Chicago Bears’ season, then you must not be a Bears’ fan.

Infante: Deiondre’ Hall suspended for one game for substance abuse - Windy City Gridiron - The third-year Bears safety will be forced to miss the first game of the season.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears dodge bullet as Leonard Floyd breaks hand, not expected to miss time - Windy City Gridiron - The third-year pass rusher broke two fingers in his right hand and is not expected to miss any time. That exhale you hear is a collective sigh of relief at Halas Hall.

Zeglinski: Exclusive Q&A with Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders on the 2018 Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - We were fortunate to have Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders answer a few questions about the Chicago Bears and we’ll be sharing them all week. Here’s the first one and it’s about head coach Matt Nagy and what we could expect in 2018.

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