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Bears return to practice as the players on the roster bubble prepare for a critical last chance to impress

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Members of the Chicago Bears wait in the tunnel for player introductions before a preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field on August 25, 2018 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Potash: Rookie linebacker Roquan Smith status in doubt with hamstring injury - Sun Times - Smith has missed most of the last three practices since leaving practice early last Tuesday because of tightness in his left hamstring

Finley: Breaking down the team with cuts looming Saturday - Sun Times - With cuts looming Saturday, here’s how the Bears’ 53-man roster is shaping up:

Eurich: Javon Wims locked down roster spot - 247Sports - Javon Wims continues to impress the Chicago Bears.

Eurich: Bears turned page with win over Chiefs - 247Sports - Matt Nagy is already changing the culture of the Chicago Bears.

Bears vs. Chiefs notebook: Game MVP, stats, top quotes - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears earned their second-straight preseason victory of 2018 on Saturday afternoon against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bears came out strong with their second-team offense leading the way. Prior to the game the team announced the majority of the starters would not see the field against the Chiefs. The game also featured head coach Matt Nagy going up against his mentor in Andy Reid.

Medina: Two Big Plays Might Have Sealed Javon Wims' Roster Spot on the Bears - Bleacher Nation - Javon Wims just might have done enough to capture a roster spot.

Perez: Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy on WR Kevin White: ‘I love underdogs’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said he loves underdogs when addressing WR Kevin White's first touchdown of his career

Perez: Chicago Bears WR Javon Wims stars in team’s preseason win over Chiefs - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie WR Javon Wims was a standout performer in the team's Week 3 preseason win over the Kansas City Chiefs

Stankevitz: Who's in and who's out on the 53-man roster? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are in cut-down week, and will have to settle on a 53-man roster in six days. So who's on the chopping block and who's made their case to be a Bear in 2018?

Arthur Arkush: 3 moments that mattered, 3 things that worked and 3 things that didn't in Bears' win - Daily Herald - Breaking down the Bears' 27-20 preseason win over the Chiefs at Soldier Field.

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts on the Bears' 27-20 victory over the Chiefs - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts from the 27-20 preseason victory over the Chiefs includes nuggets on Kevin White, Javon Wims, Khalil Mack and more.

Finley: Five takeaways, including another big day for Javon Wims - Sun Times - There was more to Bears' preseason win against the Chiefs than coach Matt Nagy's bold decision to sit his starters.

Morrissey: Time to get rid of NFL preseason games - Sun Times - It’s possible to think that quarterback Mitch Trubisky should have played Saturday and still think that preseason games are an NFL money grab.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Officials called fewer helmet penalties last week – ProFootballTalk - Two significant developments related to the NFL’s new helmet rule took place last week: First, the league announced that “inadvertent” hits wouldn’t be penalized. And then, the officials called fewer penalties.

Cameron Meredith targeted once in dress rehearsal - Fantasy Pros - Meredith has been less than impressive since returning from his injury. However, expected to start opposite Micheal Thomas, Meredith could have a big year as he will be singled up in coverage more times than not. A double-digit round pick, Meredith poses WR2 upside, though his risk is as high as his reward.

KNOW THY ENEMY

The Detroit Lions sent free pizza to a random fan inconvenienced by the rain delay - Pride Of Detroit - And it was Jets!

It’s time to be concerned about Lions LB Jarrad Davis - Pride Of Detroit - It’s early in his career, but Davis isn’t playing like he should right now.

How worried should you be about the Detroit Lions’ preseason performance? - Pride Of Detroit - Has your confidence in the team taken a hit after three disappointing preseason games?

Report: Minnesota Vikings acquire center Brett Jones from New York Giants - Daily Norseman - The deal is for an undisclosed 2019 draft choice

Packers trade Lenzy Pipkins to Colts for LB Antonio Morrison, per report - Acme Packing Company - The former 2016 draft pick comes to Green Bay amid injuries to multiple linebackers.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Chicago Bears release offensive lineman Earl Watford - Windy City Gridiron - The release is considered relatively shocking at this stage of the preseason.

Householder: Notes from Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs preseason game - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears rested their starters, but plenty of interesting things came out of the game anyway.

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