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The Bear’s Den, August 30, 2018 - Game Day!

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It’s Game Day once again, the Bears face the Buffalo Bills in the last practice game of the preseason

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Sam Acho #93 of the Chicago Bears watches from the bench as his teammates take on the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 25, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Chiefs 27-20.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

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Campbell: What to watch for in the Bears' preseason finale against the Bills - Chicago Tribune - The Bears' preseason finale against the Bills is a chance for rookie offensive lineman James Daniels to continue his ascent, an opportunity for kicker Cody Parkey to build more confidence and a showcase for third-string quarterback Tyler Bray.

Wiedman: A wild guess at the Chicago Bears 53-man roster - Our Turf Football - OTFB’s Wanda Wiedman shares her prediction for who will make the Chicago Bears final 53-man roster.

Wiederer: As preseason wraps up, Matt Nagy and Mitch Trubisky already are dialing in on Packers - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have one more preseason game to play Thursday night against the Bills. But coach Matt Nagy and quarterback Mitch Trubisky already have started getting their offense ready for the Week 1 matchup against the Packers.

Rosenbloom: That's some nerve Matt Nagy has - and Bears fans should love it - Chicago Tribune - Matt Nagy sat starters in the preseason game traditionally used as a dress rehearsal for the regular season, and then after denying team a chance to get better, the nervy Bears coach said, 'It's going to take a little bit of time.'' Nagy is betting Mitch Trubisky turns his gall into victories.

Thompson: Fantasy football's top 35 sleepers - From Royce Freeman to Javon Wims - Chicago Tribune - Week 3 developments and injuries have opened opportunities for some deep sleepers to target in drafts or put on waiver wire watch lists during the regular season.

Potash: Ten players Bears can least afford to lose - Sun Times - Obviously, the Bears can’t lose the player this entire offseason has been built around.

Finley: Bears CB Prince Amukamara: 'I can play more free' - Sun Times - The Bears cornerback didn’t sign a record-breaking deal, but his $27 million contract was enough to give him a newfound appreciation for stability.

Jahns: Bears vs. Bills preseason: Four things to watch on Thursday night - Sun Times - The Tyler Bray Show takes over for the Bears' final game of the 2018 preseason.

Medina: Nagy and Trubisky Could Follow in the Footsteps of Payton and Brees - Bleacher Nation - Ryan Pace has first-hand knowledge of what it looks like when a GM successfully goes all-in on the right head coach and quarterback.

Medina: The Risk and Reward of Inexperience - Bleacher Nation - Are you worried about the Bears' lack of experience in 2018?

4 things to watch in Bears-Bills game - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer identifies four storylines to monitor in Thursday night’s preseason finale between the Bears and Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field.

Kaufman: Final game is "not your grandfather’s Bears broadcast" - ChicagoBears.com - The final Bears’ preseason game television broadcast Thursday night will feature a three-man booth and a non-traditional approach to calling the action.

Mayer: Trubisky enjoying game-planning process - ChicagoBears.com - With the Bears beginning to pick and choose specific plays to run in their season opener Sept. 9 in Green Bay, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is relishing the chance to collaborate with coach Matt Nagy.

Perez: Predicting the Chicago Bears’ 53-man roster after 4 preseason games - Bears Wire - A position-by-position breakdown of which players will make the Chicago Bears 53-man roster

Under Center Podcast: Should the NFL preseason be shorter? - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin wonder if Matt Nagy’s decision to bench his starters over the weekend is a sign the preseason really doesn’t matter and should be shortened.

Stankevitz: Five things to watch in the Bears’ preseason finale against the Bills - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears will wrap up a long, grueling six-week preseason Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills, with a few important things worth watching for at Soldier Field.

Stankevitz: Matt Nagy, Mitch Trubisky on the same page with Packers in focus - NBC Sports Chicago - As Mitch Trubisky's focus shifts toward the Green Bay Packers, he and his first-year head coach are on the same page while gameplanning for Week 1.

Emma: Projecting The Bears' 53-Man Roster - 670 The Score - The Bears must trim their roster by Saturday at 3 p.m.

Eurich: Bears players projected to get cut - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears will have a lot of decisions to make this weekend with roster cuts.

Eurich: Josh Bellamy called a fit for Patriots if released - 247Sports - Josh Bellamy has had an up-and-down career with the Chicago Bears up to this point.

Eurich: Predicting Chicago's Week 1 Starters - 247Sports - The Chicago Bears starting lineup is nearly set for Week 1.

Dickerson: Bears' 53-man roster projection has extra tight ends, linebackers - ESPN - Injuries (and catch-up time needed for rookie Roquan Smith) make two position groups in need of some extra bodies for the start of the season.

Dannehy: Bears Have Fantasy Relevance - Da Bears Blog - For the first time since fantasy football became truly popular, the Chicago Bears actually have some interesting players.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Browns cut Mychal Kendricks – ProFootballTalk - The Browns have given Antonio Callaway and Josh Gordon second chances, but Mychal Kendricks won’t get one. The team announced Wednesday night that it has terminated Kendricks’ contract.

Raiders want at least 2 first-round picks for Mack - NFL.com - Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has fielded calls in recent days from teams interested in trading for Khalil Mack, but the asking price is high -- at least two draft picks.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Aaron Rodgers, Packers agree to 4-year, $134 million extension - Acme Packing Company - At least in terms of average annual value, the Packers will make Aaron Rodgers the new highest-paid player in NFL history.

Packers ‘plan’ to keep Tim Boyle on 53-man roster after Hundley trade - Acme Packing Company - Even after trading Brett Hundley, the Packers apparently still think they want to have three quarterbacks on their final roster.

Packers trade QB Brett Hundley to Seahawks for 6th-round draft pick - Acme Packing Company - The Packers settled their backup QB battle and got a draft pick for next year.

Aaron Rodgers agrees to 4-year, $134M extension - NFL.com - Aaron Rodgers has a new deal. The Packers and the two-time MVP quarterback have agreed to terms on a four-year, $134 million extension, Ian Rapoport and James Jones reported.

Jets trade Teddy Bridgewater to Saints; Lions to face Sam Darnold Week 1 - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions may be facing a rookie quarterback in Week 1.

Report: Vikings WR Cayleb Jones arrested on multiple charges - Daily Norseman - The young WR was in a heated battle to make the Vikings roster

Aaron Rodgers Contract Estimate: Cap hit to increase less than $1M in 2018 - Acme Packing Company - This assumes that the numbers reported so far are accurate, but the Packers stayed close to even on the cap for this year on the new deal.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Over and unders for Mitchell Trubisky, Leonard Floyd and other Chicago Bears - Windy City Gridiron - With the NFL season around the corner, we’re revisiting some of the latest over and under odds for the Bears

Leming: Predicting the final 2018 Bears roster - Windy City Gridiron - Before the Bears head into their final preseason matchup, take a look at who is primed to make the cut.

Zeglinski: Javon Wims streaks past the Chiefs - Windy City Gridiron - Breaking down an all-around stellar performance that likely cemented Wims’ place with the Bears.

Infante & Sunderbruch: Bears 2018 college prospect preview - Pac-12 - Windy City Gridiron - As the college football season kicks off, 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 players from the Pac-12.

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