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The Bear’s Den, August 25, GAME DAY!

It’s GAME DAY, the preseason home opener for the Bears. Who will stand out? Who will fail? We are about to find out!

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Campbell: Matt Nagy will sit quarterback Mitch Trubisky and most Bears starters Saturday against Chiefs - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy has decided to hold out most of his starters, including quarterback Mitch Trubisky, from Saturday’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs because he’s content with their performance through the preseason.

Finley: Mitch Trubisky, most Bears starters to sit out Saturday - Sun-Times - Trubisky won’t play another preseason snap. Neither will most of his fellow starters.

LeGere: Nagy announces most starters out of Saturday’s Bears preseason game - Daily Herald - In a move that is unprecedented in recent Bears history, most starters will not play Saturday in the next-to-last preseason game, which is usually the one in which first-teamers get their most playing time.

Finley: Bears G Kyle Long ‘rejuvenated’ as preseason nears end - Sun-Times - Kyle Long is two quarters of football — plus, probably an offensive series — from the finish line.

Armentrout: Chicago Bears’ new mobile ticket policy gets 1st test at preseason opener Saturday - Sun-Times - Fans must download digital tickets to smartphones to get into the game. Hard-stock tickets will also be accepted, but not printouts.

Mayer: 4 things to watch in Bears-Chiefs game - - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies four storylines to watch Saturday afternoon when the Bears host the Kansas City Chiefs in a preseason game at Soldier Field.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Could Smith play in preseason finale? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the likelihood of Roquan Smith playing in the preseason finale against the Bills, who could lead the Bears in touchdown receptions this year and a rookie to watch Saturday versus the Chiefs.

Cox: Aaron Lynch returned to Chicago Bears practice - ‘It felt great’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears outside linebacker Aaron Lynch returned to practice on a limited basis, a big first step toward getting back on the field.

Perez: Ryan Pace says Bears ‘fortunate’ with Leonard Floyd injury - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace said the Bears were fortunate Leonard Floyd's injury wasn't worse than it is

Medina: Return Ace Tarik Cohen Might Be the Bears' Best Chance to Break a First-Team All-Pro Drought - Bleacher Nation - It's been a while since the Bears have had a first-team All-Pro performer, and I think Tarik Cohen can break that trend.

Medina: Charles Leno Jr. Is Having a Monster Preseason and The Best Is Yet to Come - 247Sports - Charles Leno Jr. signed a big contract in 2017, followed that with his best year as a pro, and is now playing like a high-end pass-blocking tackle.

Under Center Podcast: Could the Bears trade for Khalil Mack? - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin hit some updates on Roquan Smith and Aaron Lynch before getting to the question seemingly on everyone’s mind...

Tidwell: Ryan Pace, It’s Time to Get Khalil Mack (No Matter the Cost) - Da Bears Brothers - Trading for Khalil Mack makes too much sense for the Chicago Bears. By signing him, the Bears would prove they are ready to win games ... now!

Kane: What to watch for in the Bears-Chiefs game Saturday - Chicago Tribune - It’s only a preseason game, but the Bears-Chiefs game Saturday should offer the most worthwhile viewing of August.

Rosenbloom: Bears are calling Raiders about trading for holdout pass-rusher Khalil Mack, right? - Chicago Tribune - Khalil Mack delivered 10½ sacks last year and has played every game the last four seasons. He’s good and he’s healthy, two boxes the Bears regularly fail to check. A trade instantly would make Mack the Bears’ best defensive player. Heck, a trade would make Mack their best player, period.

Hughes: Three Thoughts on the Bears v. Chiefs Practice Game - Da Bears Blog - Tomorrow the preseason ends. After the Bears leave Soldier Field all eyes point to Green Bay and the opener. A few thoughts.

Pearson: Mitchell Trubisky is getting a better feel for Chicago Bears offense - 247Sports - Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is getting a better feel for this Chicago Bears offense as the team heads into their dress rehearsal game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Eurich: Kevin White Bears belief - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears are hoping Kevin White has turned the page.


Eurich: Jay Cutler Very Cavallari return - 247Sports - Jay Cutler gave a perfect Jay Cutler response to returning to reality TV for another season.


Lions vs. Buccaneers 2018: 5 Lions players that need to impress Friday night - Pride Of Detroit - This may be the last opportunity for some players to impress the Lions coaches.

Vikings looking for some clarity - Daily Norseman - Will roster spots be cemented or lost tonight?

Packers vs. Raiders preview: Three Packers on the bubble worth watching - Acme Packing Company - A rookie and two young roster holdovers will get closely scrutinized this week as they look to win spots on the regular season squad.


Zeglinski: Most Chicago Bears starters won’t play against the Chiefs, Matt Nagy says - Windy City Gridiron - The extra week afforded with the Hall of Fame Game means the major Bears are on to Green Bay.

Wiltfong & Berckes' Q&A with Arrowhead Pride - Patrick Mahomes had an up and down training camp too - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff Berckes asked Arrowhead Pride’s Ediotor in Chief, Pete Sweeney, a few questions about the Kansas Cith Chiefs in advance of their game tomorrow against the Chicago Bears.

Householder: Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky eliciting way-too-early comparisons - Windy City Gridiron - The comparisons have already started, but the debate doesn’t matter.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears fact or myth - Roquan Smith - Windy City Gridiron - Smith’s been heavily scrutinized even before his infamous contract holdout. From severed relationships, to size, dispelling fiction from truth with the Bears linebacker.

Wiltfong & Berckes: Fantasy Football Preview with WCG’s Fantasy Guru! - Windy City Gridiron - In my latest T Formation Conversation Chicago Bears’ podcast (Subscribe now on iTunes for free!), I talk with WCG’s fantasy football guru, Jeff Berckes, to get his take on the upcoming season.

Infante & Sunderbruch's 2018 college prospect preview: Big 12 - Windy City Gridiron - As the college football season comes closer, we will be taking a look at a couple of players in each conference that the Bears should keep an eye on. In this article, we dive into the offensive juggernaut that is the Big 12.

Bears vs Chiefs preseason 2018: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, channel and more - Windy City Gridiron - Here’s everything you need to know about the Bears and the Chiefs game on Saturday.

Wiltfong: Football Outsiders on the kind of jump Mitchell Trubisky can make in 2018 - Windy City Gridiron - Part five in our Exclusive Q&A with Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders is all about the quarterback for the Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky.


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